The Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery eagerly announce the date for their 14th Annual fundraising gala, the Gravediggers’ Ball, as Friday, October 26, 2018 from 7:00pm-12:00am at the Masonic Temple in Center City, Philadelphia.   Over the past decade, the Gravediggers’ Ball has raised nearly half a million dollars towards the preservation, maintenance, accessibility and...

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Join approximately 1 million people at 150 inspirational evening walks across the US and Canada, walking to end cancer. Family, friends and co-workers gather together to celebrate, honor or remember those touched by cancer. Registration is free, but walkers are encouraged to raise funds to support the mission.

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The 41st Annual Penn Medicine Radnor Run includes a 5-Mile USA Track & Field sanctioned and certified timed road race through scenic Radnor Township.  Known to be a beautiful yet challenging course, the Radnor Run attracts runners from around the area for this fun & festive annual race.   The race starts and finishes at the Radnor Township Building in Wayne,...

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Spend an autumn afternoon exploring the many wonders and mysteries of Laurel Hill Cemetery while celebrating Halloween. Fall fun for the family at Laurel Hill will thrill and chill both the young and old! The cemetery’s primary location overlooking the Schuylkill River will offer visitors majestic views of the colorful fall foliage and vibrant landscape along Kelly Drive. Activities will...

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What do a lost cat, Bavarian cream custard, a trip to New Jersey and a whiskey highball have in common? Believe it or not, they all played a role in some of Laurel Hill’s most unusual deaths. Embrace the Halloween season while listening to tales of the cemetery’s most eccentric personalities and the ways in which they departed this earth. Following the tour will be sampling of...

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Harvest Fest

Nov 1, 2018 - Nov 4, 2018

We are thrilled to bring a Harvest Festival to our community this year! Each day will feature different activities: Thursday, November 1st: Night Market kick-off event at Riverworks | 6-10pm Friday, November 2nd: Movie in the Park at Reeves Park | 7pm Saturday, November 3rd: Harvest Breakfast at the Colonial Theatre, Fun Run along the Schuylkill River, Kids Crafts in Andre Thornton...

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The James Beard Foundation’s 6th annual Taste America culinary tour is making a stop in Philadelphia for the 2nd year in a row, happening November 2 at The Rittenhouse. The not-to-be-missed benefit dinner will celebrate 11 of Philadelphia’s most talented chefs, taking place from 5:30pm – 10:30pm. Tickets start at $300.00/person. Can’t make it to the benefit dinner?...

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The Lung Cancer Research Foundation’s Philadelphia Free to Breathe Run/Walk will take place on November 4, 2018. The event will include a run/walk starting at Fairmont Park - Memorial Hall.   Hundreds of lung cancer patients, survivors and advocates from the Philadelphia community will gather to raise awareness and funding for lung cancer research. Proceeds from the events...

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Any visitor to Laurel Hill will immediately notice that this is no ordinary cemetery. From soaring obelisks, to imposing mausoleums, to lifelike sculpture, there are hundreds of permanent cemetery residents who chose to immortalize themselves in non-traditional ways. A far cry from neat rows of identical headstones, Laurel Hill Cemetery was always imagined as a rural sculpture garden, and...

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Marcus Miller

Nov 8, 2018

An album entitled Renaissance is long overdue for the widely acclaimed Renaissance Man Marcus Miller. In among the most enviable careers in music, Miller is a two-time GRAMMY®-winner and the composer/producer of ten critically acclaimed and genre-defying albums (seven studio and three live). Even the most devoted follower may be astonished to realize that Renaissance is only his eighth...

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