Past Events

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 8:00am
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 6:30pm

Jane Kamensky – A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley

Award-winning historian Jane Kamensky gives a rich and vibrant account of the American Revolution as seen by Boston-born artist John Singleton Copley, whose works profoundly shaped the artistic legacy of this dramatic era.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

HONORING:

John Grogan, Langer, Grogan, and Driver
For his pro bono work helping families caught at the Philadelphia Airport on the day of the Travel Ban.

Main Line Reform Temple
Linda Brock and Adele Margulies, for their integral support of our in-kind donation program
Avivah Pinski, for her work preparing refugees for college.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 8:00pm

Noah Bendix-Balgley, violin
Peter Wiley, cello
Robert Levin, piano

Single Tickets: $25 each. Seating is general admission.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 7:00pm

The National Constitution Center announced it will award its annual Liberty Medal to U.S. Senator John McCain for his lifetime of sacrifice and service. Vice President Joe Biden, Chair of the National Constitution Center’s Board of Trustees, will bestow the award to his longtime friend during the 29th Annual Liberty Medal Ceremony on October 16 at 7 p.m. in Philadelphia.

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

This SOYP and GP17 networking event will bring together Philly's globally conscious millennial community with members of the Global Philadelphia Association, which include businesses, non-profits, arts and culture organizations, foreign consulates, and educational institutions.

Join us for some Saxbys coffee and snacks, Yards beer, and Portuguese wine to network with Global Philadelphia member organizations, win raffle prizes, and learn how you can make a difference in:

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Today, with roughly 2.2 million people behind bars in the United States, an increase of 1.9 million since 1972, the need for criminal justice reform seems to be in the headlines more and more.

But the topic of criminal justice reform is a heated one. The issues are many—from how to better police our cities and neighborhoods to whether mandatory minimum sentencing is effective; from how to enact successful rehabilitation programs to how best to reduce incarceration and crime at the same time. It’s no wonder the debate over criminal justice reform is polarizing.

Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Music in the Second Capital explores the musical tastes of the Founding Fathers and the music culture in Philadelphia around the founding of our nation. This project is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts as part of its Art Works Imagine Your Parks initiative celebrating the centennial of the National Park Service and the 50th anniversary of the NEA.

Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 3:00pm

Bring a blanket and your favorite snacks and join us for our free concerts in Vernon and Gorgas Parks! These concerts are part of Philadelphia's Performances in Public Spaces 2017 series and are funded by The City of Philadelphia's Office of Arts and Culture and the Creative Economy.

Pianist: Isaac Dae Young Singers: Thad Shirey, Liz Oliver, Kent Schauble, Synthia Pullum, Laurice Kennel and Fran Bjorneby Kraemer

Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

October 14 & 15, 2017: “FRENCH REBELLIONS – MUSIC OF LES SIX “ flute, piano, oboe, English horn

“Les Six” (French for ‘the six’) was a group of young French composer-friends (including one woman) involved together in various musical and artistic endeavors around 1920. Jean Cocteau, writer/designer. playwright became a ‘leader’ of them for awhile, and five of them jointly composed for Cocteau’s surrealistic, nonsensical and scandalous ballet The Wedding Party on the Eiffel Tower.

Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

You’ve crossed it by car or viewed it from afar; now experience this magnificent bridge from a whole new perspective! Walk from Philadelphia to Camden with our guide to learn about the history and construction of what was once the longest suspension bridge in the world. Look down on the mighty Delaware River between Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Get acquainted with the past, present and future of waterfront development on both sides of the river. At the end of the tour, walk through the Rutgers-Camden campus for a return trip to Center City on the PATCO Hi-Speedline.

Sunday, October 15, 2017 (All day)

Adam C J Klein finds beautiful and compelling songs from around the globe and sings them while accompanying himself on his handmade instruments.

Regions to be represented in Klein's recital include the United States, the British Isles, Eastern Europe, West Africa, Central Asia and Japan. This concert program is intended to show that, while there are differences in quality within any musical genre, there is no qualitative difference, no matter how different it may sound, between the music of the West and East, and the North and South.

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 8:00pm

Climb aboard Cruiser Olympia for a unique and memorable evening aboard the haunted historic warship.

The ghost tour will lead you through mysterious nooks and crannies of three decks, including the captain's cabins, galley, sick bay, and the spot where the ship's most famous ghost, "Gunner" Johnson, appears.

Ages 12 & up for ghost tours.

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 7:30pm

JURGA Šeduikytė is arguably the most original and creative popular music singer – songwriter from Lithuania. Her live concert in Philadelphia will cap a US tour, which also includes Atlanta, Tampa/St.Petersburg, Los Angeles, Chicago, Cleveland. Her creative work has been characterized as deep, melodious and sensitive.