Harry Potter event in Chestnut Hill


The Harry Potter Festival, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., will be bigger and better than ever this year! The street will be closed from Rex Avenue to Willow Grove Avenue but the festival itself will run for a full 10 blocks all the way to Mermaid Lane. Both the Festival and the Quidditch Tournament are free and open to the public.

This will be a fun event to attend and I am sure there will be people in interesting costumes. A good photo opportunity.
I have a busy Saturday and may be able to get there later in afternoon. Express interest in the comments and make you own arrangements to meet up. This is a free event, self guided. Have fun. Probably a good time to take the Chestnut Hill East train to Wyndmoor and walk west on Willow Grove Ave to Germantown Ave. This is a very popular event, so expect big crowds. 

Extended Eye – Exhibition – Opening Reception

Project Basho presents “Extended Eye,” an exhibition featuring the work of nine students (5 PPL Members !) participating in “Your Next Photo Project: Inspiration to Exhibition,” our 10-month development-focused course. These images represent a turning point in each photographer’s way of thinking and working, and are the product of continuous hard-work, discussion, and critique among peers.

photo: Jennifer Brinton Robkin

Curated by the students under the guidance of instructor Tsuyoshi Ito, the exhibition highlights these emerging photographers of varying backgrounds and the potential that each presents for our vibrant and growing photography community in Philadelphia.

Featured photographers:
Jennifer Brinton Robkin, Konrad Jones, Paul King, Chris McGlynn, Judith Murray, Alfredo Perez, Theresa Stigale, Richard Taveras, Loraine Terrell, and Richard Weiss.

Meander with Mike K at Bartrams Garden


parking is free. 



Historical connection between Bartrams Garden and The Woodlands.  


Come enjoy an afternoon on the lower Schuylkill River. The Schuylkill Banks trail Bartrams Mile section is soon to be competed. Enjoy the river views, historic botany gardens and house. Maybe take a free rowboat out.

$5 as usual.


Septa 36 trolley goes right by. Get off at stop before rail bridge, walk over bridge and turn down Harley Ave for half mile. 

Lets go to Old City Fest and do street photography


Old City Fest is a celebration of art and design, fashion and food, creativity and culture on the streets of America’s most historic square mile— Old City, Philadelphia. This event highlights the region’s premier art and design district, showcasing local designers, creative firms, restaurants, retailers, galleries, theater, culture, history and architecture.

With our historic past, art presence and tech future, Old City is the place to be!
More than 100 Old City businesses sponsored or participated in Old City Fest on Sunday, October 11, 2015. The event, which drew 20,000 people in its second year, showcased the best Old City has to offer.


Food & Drink

Live Entertainment

Old City Fest Fashion Show

Family Fun Zone

Independents Row

Veterans Multi-Service Center Clothing Drive

I like to get shots of the fashion show in particular. This is not a meander just a fun event. No charge.


PPL Annual “Anniversary Party”

PPL is excited to continue the tradition of our annual “Anniversary” meetup at Lloyd Hall on Boathouse Row.  

We will have a brief meeting to discuss PPL business and use the rest of the time to get caught up with old friends and get to know our new members. Feel free to bring prints if you’d like to share your work with others. Look forward to seeing you all there!

A full menu catered by Cosmic Cafe will be provided in the beautiful upstairs room with outside deck overlooking the boathouses. Wine, Beer, Soda and Water will be provided.

COST: $15 per person (includes appetizers, sandwiches, beverages, beer/wine, dessert and gratuity !!! )

RSVP: Please RSVP on the Meetup Site and then CLICK HERE to pay in advance 

** IMPORTANT NOTE : RSVP with payment must be received no later than midnight on Wednesday, October 19 so that we can properly plan food quantities, seating, etc.