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Salute to our U.S. Military

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 “It’s our duty to remember” is a popular military phrase. On Veterans Day this week, we have a perfect opportunity for moments of remembrance and reflection. Here are some events paying tribute to our service communities, plus others highlighting food, music, education and art simply to enjoy the unseasonable fall temperatures. But before venturing out to any of these in-person activities, please respect the ongoing pandemic safety protocols, and check individual event-attending instructions with the organizers. As a general rule: If you feel unwell, please do not attend in person.


Veterans Day Weekend salute to military

November 11-13, 2022. On Veterans Day and Veterans Day weekend, help honor America’s veterans and those military who serve now. Enjoy a full lineup of walking tours, gallery talks and more. The Philly POPS Festival quintet will perform patriotic classics as part of its Salute Series, which pays tribute to the military. The Philadelphia Military Academy student color guard will make a ceremonial presentation of the colors, followed by a moment of recognition for those who have served and sacrificed. 11 a.m., Museum admission: $19 and $21; free for kids under 5 and active military, veterans and Blue Star Families. Museum of the American Revolution, 101 S. Third St., 215-253-6731,


Day of reverence and respect

November 11, 2022. One of Philly’s well-known Veterans Day events is the outdoor military observances at the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Penn’s Landing, where 648 service persons killed in war or listed as missing in action are memorialized. Program guests include First District City Council Mark Squilla and Doris Vallone, a clinical nurse and expert in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Free, noon to 1:30 p.m. ceremony Spruce Street and Columbus Blvd.,


Veterans: Forget the mess hall, try this…

November 11, 2022. In honor of Veterans Day, Misconduct Tavern is offering military veterans a free “thank you” lunch – burgers, fries, chicken wings and more -- at any of its three Center City locations indoors or outdoors. Veterans can enjoy one menu selection (up to a $15 value) with proof of military ID. Free, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Misconduct Tavern locations: 1511 Locust St., 1801 JFK Blvd., 3131 Walnut St. RSVP at 215-732-5797 (Rittenhouse Square), 267-928-4297 (Logan Square), or 267-292-4359 (University City).



Brewing up pickle perfection

November 13, 2022. This is a crafty event. Family-run Wissahickon Brewing Company and Penny Pickles are teaming up for Pickle Party, a night of craft beers and gourmet pickle pairings. Say that five times! For the occasion, the innovative Philly-based companies have developed The Wiss Penny, a new spicy, “hoppy” variety incorporating Wissahickon Brewing Company’s international award-winning Devil’s Pool IPA. The pickle palate-pleaser is handcrafted from locally-sourced ingredients. Tickets are $20, includes two rounds of tastings. You even get to pick your pickle. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wissahickon Brewing Company, 3705 West School House Ln. in scenic Wissahickon Valley, 215-483-8833,


A deep exploration into art

November 17, 2022. The Art Break program is a great idea offering a deeper dive into the museum experience through the expertise of exhibit curators and guest speakers at the African American Museum in Philadelphia. The museum’s Assistant Curator Zindzi Harley and Program Coordinator Morgan Lloyd delve into the nuances of the museum’s latest exhibition, "Vision & Spirit": Cultivating the Black Family. Explore and discuss all facets of the themes of the Black family reflected in many of the show’s renderings. The program is included in  he museum’s  admission price, $10 and $14. Noon to 1 p.m., African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch St., 215-574-0380,


Jazz it up!

November 11, 2022. In the mood for some jazz on Veterans Day? Jitterbug over to Second Fridays presented by Guild & CEC and Diva Nation Philly-Women of Music BB, LTD. Take in the smooth sounds of Virjette Lacour & Her Band with special guests Vita Tew & You!, $20 (pay at the door), 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Community Education Center, 3500 Lancaster Ave., 215-387-1911 or 267-619-6195, or email to: [email protected].


Over coffee and open conversation

November 16, 2022. It can be challenging for parents to guide their kids in the current pandemic era of schooling, especially as it relates to the ongoing issues of equity and inclusion in our schools and communities. Parents, take some tips to navigate the process through a virtual initiative -- SpeakUp!'s Parenting Adult Coffee on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. The insightful conversations are designed to help parents with sharpening their tools to encourage open dialogue with their children; the goal is to strengthen their relationships. Learn from professional facilitators and share experiences with other parents in your community. Free, 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., 610-519-9600, Register at: