Events 7/27-8/2: #CityWideSummer Happy Hour, BlackStar Film Festival, East Passyunk Ave Car Show, Camden Peace Games & More!

The latest and greatest things happening in Philly from Friday, July 27 to Thursday, August 2. Share your event by tweeting us @citywidestories or tagging us on Facebook.


Full Thunder Moon Rowboating  

Friday, July 27

7 – 9 pm

Bartram’s Garden

5400 Lindenbergh Blvd

Cost: Free

Bartram’s Garden is hosting an evening of free rowboating by moonlight! Enjoy the sounds of a drum jam session while you float on the water. Expect refreshments of the dark and stormy variety, as well as art by environmental artist Stacy Levy.


Camden Peace Games

Saturday, July 28

3 – 7 pm  

Von Nieda Park

1084 N 29th St Camden, NJ

Cost: Free

The Camden Peace Games is a citywide youth basketball tournament to promote peace and brotherhood in the city of Camden. Register to be on a basketball team, or just come to hang out and watch the festivities. This year’s peace games are sure to be bigger and better than ever, so come out for a great time!



Saturday, July 28

6 – 7 pm

Friends of FDR Park

1800 Pattison Ave.    

Cost: Free

Performances in Public Spaces presents, Modero & Company, a traditional Indonesian and fusion dance company. Modero & Company will be teaching a simple Indonesian social dance, and everyone is encouraged to join in on an evening of new cultural experiences!


2018 East Passyunk Car Show and Street Festival

Sunday, July 29th

11 am – 4 pm

East Passyunk Ave. (Between Broad and Dickinson St.)

Cost: Free ($20 for participating cars)

Traffic will look more interesting on the avenue during the East Passyunk Car Show and Street Festival! In addition to cool cars, there will be food and drink specials from eateries along Passyunk, live music, a moon bounce, and more!


Get Involved: Homelessness

Monday, July 30  

6:30 – 8 pm

Jefferson Office of Institutional Advancement

125 S. 9th St. (The Sheridan Building) Suite 600  

Cost: $50 (for a supporting membership)

Homelessness is a huge issue in Philadelphia, and the number of homeless people is currently rising. Wondering what you can do to help? Come out for a conversation with some of the city’s leading organizations combating and addressing systemic homelessness.


Eco-Village Tours

July 30-31

5 – 7 pm

2248 N Palethorp St.  

Cost: Free

Interested in learning more about living a more eco-friendly life? Check out Eco-Village Tours, co-hosted by the Carnival de Resistance and Norris Square Neighborhood Project. Explore the Carnival’s fossil-fuel free kitchen, and learn about their eco-village lifestyle experiments and cultural practices.


Barnes Jawn(t)

Tuesday July, 31

6 – 6:45 pm

The Barnes Foundation

2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy

Cost: $10

A Barnes Jawn(t) is an anything-goes tour of the collection with a fascinating Philly personality as your guide. These tours are led by a diverse array of community leaders, artists, and comic-book nerds—all experts in their fields. After taking a Jawn(t) through the museum, you’ll never look at the Barnes the same way again!


#CityWideSummer Happy Hour  

Wednesday, August 1

5 – 8 pm  

Dock Street Cannery + Lounge

705 S 50th St.

Cost: Pay as you go

Cold drinks on hot nights, exploring new neighborhoods, laughing with old friends and making new ones… these are all things that remind us of summer! Join us for a special happy hour at Dock St. Cannery, bring your friends, share some brews with the Citywide Stories crew and get to know more about our publication.


7th Annual BlackStar Film Festival

August 2-5

11 am – 11 pm  

Various locations

Cost: $150 (all access pass) $12 individual ticket

This year’s lineup features over 80 films from 16 different countries. The BlackStar Film Festival is an annual celebration of the visual and storytelling traditions of the African diaspora and of global indigenous communities, showcasing films by black people from around the world. Come out for three days full of amazing events, panels, parties and screenings.