This week on BEN Around Philly, Kristen speaks with Zoe Lowry – Associate Director of Communications at Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse. Smith has operated as a FREE location in Philadelphia for children to play since 1899 – almost 120 years! Hear all about the playground and playhouse, its history, volunteer opportunities, birthday parties and private events, hours, dates and more. Join Smith for their Healthy Halloween party on Saturday, October 27th from 10am to 2pm for live music, nature exploration, messy arts, healthy treats, and a petting zoo, in addition to all of the fun Smith offers every day! Find details at https://smithplayground.org/.
Then, Kristen speaks with Guy Vogel and Sergeant Daniel Geiser – the Coordinator and Assistant Coordinator at Toys For Tots Marine Corps League in Glenside about a great motorcycle ride to kick off the Toys For Tots 2018 holiday season. This year’s ride takes place Sunday, October 21st and features a 30 mile ride, escorted by the Horsham Police Department beginning at Hannum’s Harley-Davidson of Sellersville and ending at the Toys For Tots warehouse in Horsham. Bikes Built Better in Horsham will also be offering a free lunch for the riders. Registration begins at 10am (kickstands up at 11am) and the cost is one new, unwrapped toy or $10 per rider. For more information, please contact John Davis at 302-730-8899.
Adam Leiter is the new Executive Director of the East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District. He joins Kristen in studio to talk about two great Halloween celebrations coming up on the avenue: the Witch CRAFT Beer Festival on October 24th from 5:30pm-9:30pm, and the East Passyunk Avenue Fall Fest and Spooky Saturday on Saturday, October 27th. Join Kristen and the BEN-FM crew on the 27th as they bring the dance party and host the costume contest for the party (pets included)! Bring the entire family for pumpkin decorating, trick or treating, storybook reading, food, drinks, shopping, crafts, a scarecrow scavenger hunt and lots more. More details on both events here: http://www.visiteastpassyunk.com/events.php.