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Announcements

Stop using ACH Debit EZ-pay (or pay-by-phone)

IMPORTANT NOTICE: As of October 27, 2021, taxpayers can no longer use ACH Debit EZ-pay for the following Philadelphia taxes:

  • Business Income & Receipts Tax (BIRT)
  • Wage Tax
  • Net Profits Tax (NPT)
  • Earnings Tax
  • School Income Tax (SIT)
  • Liquor Tax
  • Philadelphia Beverage Tax (PBT)
  • Tobacco Tax

The City is terminating this pay-by-phone method after this date. All payments for these taxes must be made through the Philadelphia Tax Center starting November 1, 2021. Please read this guide to learn more.

Manayunk Canal Towpath Reopens

The Manayunk Canal Towpath will begin reopening on October 15, 2021. This section of the Schuylkill River Trail, between Lock Street and Shawmont Avenue, was temporarily closed for repair due to damage from Hurricane Ida.

The following entrances to the Towpath will begin re-opening to the public on October 15.

  • Lock Street
  • Rector Street
  • Cotton Street
  • Carson Street
  • Green Lane
  • Leverington Street
  • Fountain Street
  • Nixon Street/Shawmont Avenue

By October 16, trail users will have full access to the towpath.

Tax relief for victims of Hurricane Ida

Victims of Hurricane Ida now have until January 3, 2022 to file their Business Income and Receipts Tax (BIRT), Net Profits Tax (NPT), and School Income Tax (SIT) returns for tax year 2020. This filing extension does not apply to any other Philadelphia tax returns and does not extend the deadline for payment of BIRT, NPT or SIT taxes. See the full policy.

Boathouse Row Lightings: October 2021

Wondering why the lights along Boathouse Row are a certain color? Here’s the scoop:

 DATES  COLOR(S)  CAUSE OR ORGANIZATION
10/1/2021 Red Fallen Firefighters
10/2/2021 Blue Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk
10/11/2021 Purple Indigenous Peoples’ Day
10/12/2021 Pink Breast Cancer Awareness
10/13/2021 Green, pink, and blue. Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness
10/14/2021 Purple ER Nurses
10/19/2021 Pink Breast Cancer Awareness
10/23/2021 Red Leukemia & Lymphoma Society “ Light the Night” Walk
10/25/2021 Red DEA Red Ribbon Week

Upcoming events

  • Oct
    15
    Day of the Dead Altar at LOVE Park
    All Day
    Love Park, Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA

    Day of the Dead Altar at LOVE Park

    October 15, 2021
    All Day
    Love Park, Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
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    Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a tradition celebrated in Mexico on the 1st and 2nd of each November. It is a joyful time that helps people remember the deceased and honor their memory.  Come celebrate at Love Park with an altar created by Mexican artist Cesar Viveros.

    PPR - Dia de los Muertos Link
  • Oct
    23
    Monumental Tour
    All Day
    Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA, USA

    Monumental Tour

    October 23, 2021
    All Day
    Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA, USA
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    Kindred Arts presents acclaimed American artists Arthur Jafa, Coby Kennedy, Christopher Myers & Hank Willis Thomas in a group showing of sculptures across the city of Philadelphia. The titans of contemporary art appear as a part of Monumental Tour, a traveling outdoor art exhibit empowering social change through the arts. The works will be on display Sept 22, 2021  - Jan 31, 2022  at four locations along the length of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and across to the Delaware River WaterFront.

    Get details about the Monumental Tour sculptures, locations, and self-guided walking, audio tours

  • Oct
    23
    Morning Bird Walk with Will
    8:00 am to 11:00 am
    Pennypack Environmental Center

    Morning Bird Walk with Will

    October 23, 2021
    8:00 am to 11:00 am, 3 hours
    Pennypack Environmental Center
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    Join Will for the end of migration bird walk . https://www.facebook.com/events/323266029586552/
  • Oct
    23
    Tree Planting in Tacony Creek Park
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Bingham St and E Ruscomb St Philadelphia, PA 19120

    Tree Planting in Tacony Creek Park

    October 23, 2021
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm, 3 hours
    Bingham St and E Ruscomb St Philadelphia, PA 19120
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    Help preserve restore the forests of Tacony Creek Park! Join Fairmount Park Conservancy for a tree planting in this beautiful watershed park in lower Northeast Philadelphia. ADDRESS: Bingham St & E Ruscomb St, Tacony Creek Park, Philadelphia, PA 19120 (link) This fall, Fairmount Park Conservancy is planting 1,250 trees in parks across Philadelphia, including over 550 in Tacony Creek Park. Project leaders will be on site to guide the work. No experience necessary! Beginners welcome. All tools and materials will be provided, including work gloves (though you’re welcome to bring your own). Please note, restrooms are not available at this location and volunteers should bring plenty of water for themselves. Remember to bring a mask, and to stay home if you experience COVID-19 symptoms or have been in contact with a confirmed case in the last 14 days. This event will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain or thunder. https://www.facebook.com/events/553020619331150/
  • Oct
    23
    Tree Planting at Houston Meadow
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Tree Planting at Houston Meadow

    October 23, 2021
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm, 3 hours
    Houston Meadow is one of the most beautiful places in Wissahickon Valley Park. On this Saturday, we’ll be partnering with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation to continue planting native trees and shrubs in the wooded area that separates both sides of the meadow. Come out and help us make the park greener and healthier! Pre-registration is required for this event. We ask all event attendees to bring a mask and mask up if a distance of six feet cannot be maintained during the activity. If you or anyone in your household are exhibiting COVID-19 systems, please stay home. Bringing your own gloves is highly recommended. Detailed information and the specific meeting location will be sent by email the day before the event. For more information contact Shawn Green at green@fow.org. Register: https://fow.org/event/21-sat-36/ https://www.facebook.com/events/958466214734967/
  • Oct
    23
    PDPH Mobile Testing Unit - Community COVID-19 Testing Event
    9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    National Wholesale Liquidators, 900 Orthodox St, Philadelphia, PA 19124, USA

    PDPH Mobile Testing Unit - Community COVID-19 Testing Event

    October 23, 2021
    9:00 am to 1:00 pm, 4 hours
    National Wholesale Liquidators, 900 Orthodox St, Philadelphia, PA 19124, USA
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    • No out-of-pocket costs
    • No appointments required
    • Walk-up testing with on-site registration
    • Rapid testing available

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