September 2011 Philadelphia Events - Constitution Day Celebration

This is by no means an exhaustive list, and we’ll be adding more September 2011 Philadelphia Events as the days go by, so please check back frequently for updates… Here’s a current sampling…

Friday, September 16 - Constitution Day Celebration with Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor at the National Constitution Center, Free Admission All Day

Saturday, September 17 is the 224th birthday of the Constitution, but you can get a one-day jump on the celebration, with Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor at the National Constitution Center – plus free admission all day. There is an entire program of special events slated for that day. You can contact The National Constitution Center at 215.409.6600 for more information.

Spies, Traitors and Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America Continues at the National Constitution Center, Through January 12, 2012

Due to popular demand, the remarkable, intriguing, and eerie traveling exhibit, known as Spies, Traitors and Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America, has fortunately been extended, through January 12, 2012, by the National Constitution Center .

This is a can't-miss exhibit, which we highly recommend. In addition, your admission fee to see Spies, Traitors and Saboteurs also includes access to the rest of the many cool gadgets and attractions of the national Constitution Center, such as the live "Freedom Rising" performance in the theater.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art Presents Blockbuster Temporary Exhibit - Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus – Every Day in September 2011

The latest big-time temporary exhibit is Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus, which will be there until October 30, 2011. Timed tickets are needed; you can learn more about Rembrandt ticketing at the official site, or by calling 215.763.8100.

September 2011 Philadelphia Events - the Philadelphia Museum of Art Hosts Art After 5 Programming, To Celebrate The End of the Week, Each Friday Night

Each Friday evening in September 2011, you can enjoy live entertainment at the remarkably beautiful Philadelphia Museum of Art. To celebrate the end of the week, the Art Museum plays host to its "Art After 5" entertainment, from 5:00 PM to 8:45 PM. It’s easily accessible on foot, or via the purple Phlash trolley from Center City (although note that the Phlash stops running around 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM; i.e., you can take it to the Art Museum, but you’ll need to cab it back afterwards).

You can make the short trip from Center City to 26th and the Parkway, and take in the following artists, many international in flavor, on these dates:

Friday, September 2 - Fourth Wall Arts Salon
Friday, September 9Modern Rock Ensemble
Friday, September 16 - By Your Request with Denise King
Friday, September 23 - Jessi Teich
Friday, September 30 - Red Baraat

Your Art Museum admission for that day also includes the event.

These events are free, with your paid admission for that day.

All Through September 2011 - Mummies of the World – The Largest Collection of Mummies Ever Assembled in the World – Will Open at the Franklin Institute

Mummies of the World is the largest and most significant assembly of mummified remains ever created for a single museum exhibit. It opened at the Franklin Institute , located at 20th St. and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, on Saturday, June 18. Accordingly, it will be open for visitors during September 2011 and beyond, as it will run until October 23, 2011. You can call 215.448.1200 for more information.

Saturday, September 17, 2011 – Temple to Host Nationally Ranked Penn State at the Linc

The fabled powerhouse, led by Joe Paterno, will visit Lincoln Financial Field, to take on the Temple Owls. Temple led for 37 minutes of last year’s contest @ Penn State, before falling. Tickets will be available at the large venue, right until game time; you can get Penn State tickets, or a Temple three-pack, including Penn State.

You can call the Temple Ticket Office at 215.204.8499.

September 2011 Philadelphia Phillies Home Games at Citizens Bank Park

September 2011 is the height of the pennant races. However, the Phillies will only have three home games in September, until Thursday, September 15 – a wedged-in doubleheader against Florida, caused by Hurricane Irene in late August - when they will play at home for eight consecutive days, during September 2011. There are still many opportunities for you to see the four-time defending National League East Champions at Citizens Bank Park in September 2011 – as they seek their fifth straight divisional crown. Here the dates and times:

Monday, September 5 – Atlanta Braves – 7:05 PM

Tuesday, September 6 – Atlanta Braves – 7:05 PM

Wednesday, September 7 – Atlanta Braves – 7:05 PM

The Phillies conclude the home portion of the regular season in late September 2011, with a 10-game homestand, against Florida, St. Louis, and Washington. This will be the only Citizens Bank Park visit by St. Louis this year.

Thursday, September 15 – Florida Marlins – 1:05 PM

Thursday, September 15 – Florida Marlins – 7:05 PM

(The 15th was originally an off-day, but these two games were rescheduled due to Hurricane Irene.)

Friday, September 16 – St. Louis Cardinals – 7:05 PM

Saturday, September 17 – St. Louis Cardinals – 7:05 PM

Sunday, September 18 – St. Louis Cardinals – TBA (this means that this may be the ESPN Sunday Night Game of the Week and may be played during the evening, as opposed to the usual 1:35 PM start for Phillies home games).

Monday, September 19 – St. Louis Cardinals – 7:05 PM

Tuesday, September 20 – Washington Nationals – 1:05 PM

Tuesday, September 20 – Washington Nationals – 7:05 PM

Wednesday, September 21 – Washington Nationals – 7:05 PM

Thursday, September 22 – Washington Nationals – 7:05 PM – Fan Appreciation Day, as it is the home regular-season finale.

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