Newsletter for Saturday, October 3
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Rainy mornings give Philly an extra-cozy glow; photo via @lauren_jo13 on Instagram
JOAQUIN HEADS OUT TO SEA, BUT SHORE CATCHES FLOODING (AND FLACK FROM GOV. CHRISTIE)
Ever think forecasters just call it “cone of uncertainty” because it’s so much fun to say? Either way, Joaquin’s path now totally skips landfall and heads out to sea, leaving Philadelphia with nothing but blustery winds and cold rain. Things are a bit worse at the Jersey Shore, which is caught in the middle of several weather systems, a “squeeze play” that has caused flooding from Cape May to Ocean City. In Margate, water probably hasn’t caused quite as much damage as NJ Governor (and GOP presidential candidate) Chris Christie, who sniped about the city’s fight against a state-erected artificial dune and told residents, “You are amongst the most selfish people in the state of New Jersey.”
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE EAGLES WIN OR LOSE: 4 LESSONS FROM THE SCIENCE OF FAN PSYCHOLOGY
Understanding Eagles fans is not always easy. But a few scientists have dared attempt the nigh-impossible: To enter their minds and help explain what happens physiologically and psychologically to fans who’ve had to deal with all the frustration over the years. First, there’s the loss of testosterone — yes, after the Eagles’ first two losses, fans might not have been able to engage in sexual activities or win fights. Here’s what else they think is going on.
FALL DAY TRIPS: 3 PLACES JUST OUTSIDE PHILLY TO GET YOUR AUTUMN ON
This weekend is a great time to take advantage of Uber and all the cozy shops, cafes, bars and restaurants the city has to offer, but chilly temps don’t mean the end of the line for great day trips. There are plenty of places around the area where you get out for the day and go apple-picking and drink hot cider and be surrounded by foliage, so bookmark this guide to fall fun outside the city for when the sun comes back around.
ON THE CALENDAR
It's opening weekend of "Reptiles: The Beautiful and the Deadly" at the Academy of Natural Sciences, and there are deadly snakes waiting to be touched. Special activities like reptile crafts and auditorium shows will take place all day.
Where: Academy of Natural Sciences at 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
When: October 3, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. to January 10, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
How much: $17.95 and up
The Calliope Joy Foundation has made good on its motto that "cupcakes can change the world" — charity events from the past couple years now fund CHOP's Leukodystrophy Center. Take the little ones along and party for a cause with cupcakes, bounces, arts and crafts, food, face painting and more.
Where: Cynwyd Elementary School at 101 W. Levering Mill Rd.
When: October 3, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
How much: $10
Don't fear the rain, because nine blocks of this bar-and-restaurant-packed neighborhood will be rocking for the annual fall fest, with vendors selling arts and crafts, live music and lots of food and drink.
Where: Midtown Village at 13th & Sansom streets
When: October 3, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
A few drops of water and some wind can't keep this annual block party down. Expect stands from local restaurants, food trucks, live music and lots of craft brew — more than 36 kinds will be pouring.
Where: South Street West at Broad to 18th St.
When: October 3, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
PhilHarmonia is hosting a free concert called "Upon Reflection," so expect selections performed by the 24-voice choir to be meditative and intense. To help with your own self-reflection, wine will be pouring before the show.
Where: St. Mark's Episcopal Church at 1625 Locust St.
When: October 3, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
How much: Free (donations accepted)