Get Out: Christmas Tree Recycling, Art & Poetry Exhibit and More

Start planning your weekend now: find out what's going on in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy this weekend.

Are you looking for something to do this week? Check out these great local events.

Christmas TreeCycling

  • When: Sunday, Jan. 6 between 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Where: Norwood Fontbonne Academy (SUNSET AVE parking lot)
  • Why Go: Bring your Christmas tree and have it recycled into mulch. Your donation will help fund GRinCH's Green Warrior Student Grant program.  
  • Cost: $5 donation

EMAN Christmas Tree Recycling

  • When: Sunday, Jan. 6 from 1 - 4 p.m.
  • Where: Gabbies Community Garden, Chew Avenue at Mt. Airy Avenue
  • Why Go: The city of Philadelphia does not recycle trees.  Bring your tree and it will be recycled into wood chips.  No early drop offs.
  • Cost: $5 donation

Roads and Road Houses of the 19th Century

  • When: Sunday, Jan. 6 at 2 p.m.
  • Where: The Cedars House, Forbidden Drive at Northwestern Ave., Philadelphia
  • Why Go: The Friends of the Wissahickon present this 45 minute slide presentation about the historical roads and road houses that once existed in the park.  Presented by Trail Ambassador Sarah West.  Open to the public. Registration is not required but recommended as seating is limited.
  • Cost: Free

Public Skate Night

  • When: Friday, Jan. 4 from 8:30 - 10:30 p.m.
  • Where: Wissahickon Skating Club, 550 W Willow Grove Ave, Philadelphia
  • Why Go: Two-hour open ice skate for anyone looking to have some fun on the ice.
  • Cost: $9.00 admission; $1.00 guest card; $3.00 skate rental

Art and Poetry Exhibit

  • When: Saturday, Jan. 5 at 7 p.m.
  • Where: Musehouse, 7924 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia
  • Why Go: Come out for a reading and reception that kicks off a month-long exhibit of paintings by local artist Elizabeth Catanese and responsive poetry by  Musehouse advanced poetry students.
  • Cost: Free

Heschel-King Festival

  • When: Jan. 4 and Jan. 5
  • Where: Mishkan Shalom Synagogue, 4101 Freeland Ave, Philadelphia
  • Why Go: Celebrate the vision, lives and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel.  For more information and a detailed agenda, please visit their website.
  • Cost: Free - Registration Required


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