Past Events

Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm


California Split
Robert Altman, US, 1974, 35mm, 108 min.
This freewheeling buddy picture finds Gould once again teaming up with American auteur Robert Altman, this time opposite George Segal. Gould and Segal are gamblers who don’t know when to stop. Ending up in Reno, they go for the big money, but it proves to be unfulfilling. Based on the real life gambling addiction of writer Joseph Walsh, California Split is Altman fully untethered, allowing the chemistry between the two leads to shine.

Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

While 1969’s Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice is notable for its groundbreaking commentary on the self-help and free love movements of the hippie era, I Love My…Wife takes a decidedly more retrograde turn. With a wife he is no longer attracted to – along with a newborn and mother-in-law occupying his home – Richard Burrows (Elliott Gould) begins a series of affairs that threaten his marriage.

Solid Gould: Elliot Gould in the 1970s

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The first manned mission to Mars turns out to be a hoax in this tense conspiracy-filled thriller. When three unwitting astronauts are mysteriously relocated to a deserted military base moments before launch, they become embroiled in a high stakes game of public deception and media manipulation. Journalist Robert Caulfield (Elliott Gould) must uncover the truth before it ends his career or possibly his life. Capricorn One is perhaps one of the more underrated of the pantheon of conspiracy films that stormed theaters in the 1970s.

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 11:00am

The National Marian Anderson Museum and Historical Society, in partnership with The National Park Service & Independence National Historical Park, will honor our beloved Marian Anderson, the great Lady from Philadelphia who changed the face of the Nation with the help of First Lady Roosevelt, Mr. Harold Ikes of the State Department and Mr. Walter White President of the National NAACP, who supported her in history making moment in concert at the Lincoln Memorial 80 years ago in 1939 to an audience of 75,000 men, women and children of many races and backgrounds.

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 7:00pm

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 5:30pm

Please join us for a fascinating lecture given by Dr. Faiz Ahmed, Associate Professor of History, Brown University. In his talk, he will unearth the lost history of Kabul at the turn of the 20th century.       

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

EHLS is an intensive advanced English and professional skills program that prepares non-native English speakers from a variety of fields for careers with the federal government.

Thursday, April 18, 2019 (All day)

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 7:30pm

Known to millions as “The Royal Family of the Guitar,” the Romeros are a veritable institution in the world of classical music. Encompassing three generations of gifted guitarists, they have, in the words of Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo, “developed the technique of the guitar by making what is difficult to be easy. They are without a doubt the grand masters of the guitar.”

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Announcing our 2018-2019 Explorer of the Year, Honorary Dr. Derrick Pitts, Astronomer, “Philly Hero”, and Educator Extraordinaire!

Join us as we celebrate our legacy in honoring Derrick Pitts as our 128th Explorer, with a reception, presentation, and (optional) dinner, at the Union League of Philadelphia.

Derrick will help us understand our world with his special presentation, ‘Next’, that explores the intersection of imagination, innovation, discovery; their impact on space exploration, and our expanding understanding of the universe.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

The 26th session of the ILO’s International Labour Conference (ILC) was held in Mitten Hall of Temple University (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) in 1944. On May 17 of the same year, the Declaration of Philadelphia was signed in the Oval Office of the White House in the presence of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Monday, April 15, 2019 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

In 2005, the Business Association of West Parkside inaugurated the Philadelphia Stars Negro League Memorial Park. This park honoring and commemorating Jackie Robinson, The Philadelphia Stars, and Negro League Baseball is available to the public all year long. 

On April 15th, the Business Association of West Parkside hosts a Jackie Robinson Day celebration.  It is on this day that we invite local schools to join us in remembering the accomplishments of Jackie Robinson.  

Monday, April 15, 2019 - 8:30am - 1:00pm

Few would question the fact that advances in technology, particularly in machine learning and artificial intelligence, have improved our lives and helped increase efficiency in a variety of ways. 

But novel technologies inevitably raise important ethical questions, and in the case of these kinds of technologies, the stakes are quite high. 

Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Working in an intuitive manner, impressionist painters captured in color and rhythm the spontaneity of the moment. It was a time of change, a time of new ideas, and innovation. These innovations took the impressionists outdoors to paint in the open air. In this class, we will discuss the impressionist artists. Like the impressionists, we will paint in the open air, with the breathtaking gardens of the Morris Arboretum as our own personal Giverny. (In the event of inclement weather we will paint indoors, from great works of the impressionists.) Come to class dressed to paint.

Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Visit Japan without leaving Philadelphia! Sakura Sunday is an all-day celebration of traditional and contemporary Japan with live music, dance, and martial arts performances, fashion shows, arts and crafts, karaoke, and much more.

Sakura Sunday is held at Fairmount Park’s Horticulture Center, home to hundreds of blooming cherry trees – including two from 1926. Bring family, friends, pets, and a picnic and enjoy a beautiful day of arts and culture beneath the blossoms!

Sunday, April 14, 2019 - Tuesday, April 16, 2019

National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) is excited to announce that New Foundations Charter School in Philadelphia, P.A. will be the host site for the National Service-Learning Conference!

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Late nineteenth century New York City is the setting for this all-star heist movie. James Caan and Elliott Gould are the titular characters who stumble into a bank robbery scheme being planned by the extravagantly wealthy and deviously charming Adam Worth (Michael Caine). With the help of Diane Keaton, Harry and Walter try to outsmart the master criminal Worth to pull off one of the biggest bank heists ever.

Solid Gould: Elliot Gould in the 1970s

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm