Past Events

Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

In collaboration with Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation the Market is celebrating Lunar New Year!

10AM - 2PM: Arts and Crafts seller & Calligrapher
10:30AM - 11:00AM: Chinese Instrument performance
11:15AM - 11:45AM: Lion Dance around the Market
12PM - 1PM: Dumpling demonstration in City Kitchen by Frankie Lin of Green Garden (237 S. 10th Street)
1PM - 2PM: Shanghai Spring roll demonstration in City Kitchen by Frankie Lin of Green Garden (237 S. 10th Street)

This event is free and open to the public!

Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

ATTENTION: International Companies Interested in Establishing or Expanding Your Business in Pennsylvania!

Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 3:00pm - 8:00pm


We host a free gathering each Thursday from 3-8pm at 3675 Market Street with the goal of connecting innovators and using innovation to improve the human condition. We are one of ten outposts worldwide. 

The gathering is free and open to all members of the innovation community who have ideas, talent, resources, and/or passion to contribute and want to participate in a full slate of high-impact programming, informal conversation, and overall awesome experiences! 


Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

For decades, US foreign policy in the Middle East has been on autopilot: Seek Arab-Israeli peace, fight terrorism, and urge regimes to respect human rights. Every US administration puts its own spin on these initiatives, but none has successfully resolved the region’s fundamental problems.

Monday, January 13, 2020 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The 20th century bore witness to dramatic transformations in the world order and major shifts in national and cultural boundaries. Artists frequently emerged as ambassadors for the people they represented, and composers, in particular, harnessed art song as a means of defining and expressing the unique character of a nation. To set the stage for this project, Jay Winter and Ceri Owen join Nicholas Phan to explore how art song was historically used to understand national identity, especially during times of great social, political, and cultural change.

Monday, January 6, 2020 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 8:00pm

Opened in 1829, Eastern State Penitentiary was America's first penitentiary. Designed to inspire penitence in the heart of convicts, its prisons walls once housed the famous gangster Al Capone. Today, the site remains as a historic site filled with crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers. Who knows what you might find?

Hours: 10 a.m to 5 p.m.

Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 4:00pm

The National Marian Anderson Museum & Historical Society & The Chapel of Four Chaplains Foundation Present Christmas in Philadelphia A Holiday Concert Spectacular

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 7:30pm - 11:00pm

Commemorating the 45th (Sapphire) Anniversary 1974-2019

Conmemorando el Cuatrigésimoquinto Aniversario (Safiro)

Guest of Honor Romulo Díaz, Esq. / VIP Reception 6:00 to 7:30 pm

Dinner, program and dance 7:30 to 11 pm
Crafts and Books Sale, a Silent Auction and more


Anniversary Committee

Friday, December 13, 2019 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

The Board of Directors of the Global Interdependence Center invites you to attend our 2019 Global Economic Outlook and networking lunch at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia on Friday, December13, 2019.

We hope you will join the members and friends of the GIC community for our presentation on the Global Economic Outlook as well as congratulate our esteemed Board Officers for 2019 as we recognize E. Martin Heldring for his ongoing support, leadership and dedication to the Global Interdependence Center.

Program Agenda

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm

YOU'RE INVITED! Please join us for a celebratory evening as we honor this year’s Industry Icons by formally inducting them into The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Business of Hall of Fame.

This elite group of honorees were hand-picked by the executives of The Philadelphia Inquirer for their distinguished records of civic engagement and professional achievement within their industries.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

From the Cuban Missile Crisis to the Iran Contra Affair and from the Surge to today’s frenetic geopolitical environment, the National Security Council has been embroiled in the most consequential foreign policy decisions since its inception in 1947. But few people understand the inner workings of the NSC.

Monday, December 9, 2019 - 11:30am - 2:00pm

Unique Global Networking Opportunity in Philadelphia!

Spend a dynamic afternoon mingling with Global Philadelphia Association members and internationally-connected leaders throughout the Philadelphia region, as we recap the past year’s successes, discuss upcoming plans, and celebrate the Fifth Annual Globy Awards.

Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Oshogatsu is the Japanese New Year, celebrated on the first day of January. Celebrate an early Japanese New Year this holiday season with lush ikebana flower arrangements and traditional decorations of pine, bamboo, and berries. Displays for the new year’s tea and holiday games will be on view, along with an exhibition of winter kimono. Our Jizo statue will be decorated with a traditional cap and bib, and we will share the kamishibai story “Hats For Jizo” throughout both weekends. Oshogatsu will take place Dec 7, 8, 14 and 15.

Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 10:00am - Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 4:30pm

Al-Bustan is pleased to present an Arab Music Weekend Workshop, open to EDUCATORS and MUSICIANS interested in learning Arab music with two master artists, Issam Rafea (oud) and Hafez Kotain (percussion).