Past Events

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 11:30am - 2:00pm

Hispanic Heritage Month has been celebrated in the United States since 1988, when President Ronald Reagan signed a law that officially recognized the presence of Latinos in the country and acknowledged the substantial contributions they have made to the U.S. society ever since the inception of the republic.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 5:30pm - 7:15pm

Join Council members, Northern Liberties residents, students, and a visiting delegation from a school in Incheon, South Korea for a panel exploring Korean culture and politics through the lens of K-Pop and the involvement of the country’s youth.

5:30 p.m. Registration opens

5:30 - 6 p.m. Light Reception

6 p.m. Program

7:15 p.m. Conclusion

Monday, October 14, 2019 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Join us for a book talk with author August Thomas, who will be in conversation with Ali Noori, PhD candiate in religious studies at the University of Pennsylvania about Liar's Candle (2018): a spy-novel set in Ankara, Turkey.     

Monday, October 14, 2019 - 10:36am

Enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony led by Shofuso’s own tea school. Members of Urasenke Philadelphia will demonstrate a tea ceremony, and then provide guests with a bowl of matcha (green tea) and a seasonal sweet. Be prepared to sit on the floor for the duration of the program. Limited chairs are available. Two time slots for 1:00PM - 2:00PM & 2:30PM - 3:30PM are available to register for the tea ceremony at . Members must sign in to receive a $5 discount during checkout.

Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 8:00pm

Electrifying. There's simply no better word to describe Hiromi's live performances. A pianist/composer known for a creative output that expands on jazz, classical and pop, Hiromi's "dazzling, explosive keyboard abilities" (NPR) captivate audiences and critics alike. This "forceful presence on any stage" (The New York Times) returns to the Annenberg Center for a rare, solo performance.

Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 2:00pm - 8:00pm

The final match up is upon us. After weeks of spirited competition, it will all come down to this— the title of 2019 Philadelphia International Unity Cup Champions.

This year’s competition has come a long way since the tournament’s conception in 2016. With five brand new countries rounding out the 52-team roster, the competitiveness reached new levels, and will meet its peak in this final game.

Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 2:00pm

 Join AAI Shared Spaces 共享空間, PCDC, and The Rail Park for our final Parks for Chinatown event of the season. This October we’re teaming up with Mural Arts, The Franklin Institute, Barnes Foundation, and some of our Shared Spaces 共享空間 participants to provide an afternoon packed with art demonstrations and performances for the whole family. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Join World Heritage historian Sarah Sharp for a two-hour tour of buildings around Independence Hall to talk about Philadelphia’s status as a World Heritage City! Learn about what this distinction means in our past and our present as Philadelphians. Children and adults welcomed.

We’ll meet at the World Heritage plaque outside the east-side of Independence Hall, walk around Independence National Historical Park and conclude at the Bourse for snacks and conversation. 

This event is free to attend but registration is required.

Friday, October 11, 2019 - 7:30pm - Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 7:30pm

"Riyaaz"– practice– is more than just the repetition of movement and music. It is a way of life, a path to enter deeply into communion with the body, the self, community, and the world. It is the constant process of polishing the essential while stripping away all that is unnecessary and impeding, including the ego.

Friday, October 11, 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Learn about Philadelphia's amazing and unique medical history. Hear about America's first female doctors, the rise of public health and what continues to make Medicine in Philadelphia cutting edge today.

Tour Includes:​

  • The Yellow Fever Epidemic 1793 leaders:Benjamin Rush and Richard Allen

  • The incredible history of Women in Medicine in Philadelphia

  • Barbara Gittings and homosexuality as a mental illness

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Walter A. McDougall is the author of several critically acclaimed books including: The Tragedy of U.S Foreign Policy (2016), Freedom Just Around the Corner: A New American History 1585 -1828 (2005), Throes of Democracy: The American Civil War Era, 1829-1877 (2008), and Promised Land, Crusader State (1997).

He won a Pultizer Prize for his book, The Heavens and the Earth: A Political History of the Space Age.

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 6:00pm

The Parkside Fresh Food Fest is a five (5) event series that seeks to build community, utilize common public space, and provide fresh food access. Each event is free and open to the public and will include a chef led cooking demonstration with free samples as well as a variety of entertainment, education, and civic engagement opportunities. All event dates are rain or shine!

All of the fresh produce and product included in the subscription is provided by Reading Terminal Market Merchants!

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Celebrating a new generation of professionals bringing diversity to the law practice in our region. Although Latinos has been active contributors to judicial growth within Philadelphia and our country as a whole, often their stories go unnoticed. Join us Thursday, October 10 to honor the Latina/o lawyers who are breaking ground in the legal community.

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - Saturday, October 12, 2019

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Long known as the birthplace of American history, Philadelphia has also dubbed itself the birthplace for medical innovation, and with good reason: our nation’s first hospital, first medical college, and one of the first health boards emerged in this city.

Over the course of its history, Philadelphia confronted and responded to a litany of devastating epidemics, from yellow fever to cholera to influenza to HIV. Now facing such health threats as opioid addiction and climate change, Philadelphia must tap into the innovative spirit of its medical past.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 7:00pm

Philadelphia will host Guangzhou in 2019 preseason on the heels of participating in NBA China Games 2018 in Shanghai and Shenzhen last fall. This marks the third consecutive preseason in which the loong Lions will take on an NBA team.

Monday, October 7, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea Clinton, join the National Constitution Center as they unveil their new book, The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience. The Clintons will share the stories of the women who have inspired them throughout history and around the globe.

Admission includes a copy of The Book of Gutsy Women. 1787 Society Members receive one complimentary book per household. Additional copies of the book will be available for sale onsite before and after the program. This event will not include a book signing.

Monday, October 7, 2019 - 6:00pm

The fire that ravaged Notre Dame in April illustrates how the duty of preservation of majestic medieval buildings that sustained war and erosion should be a priority to guarantee that such wonderful patrimony be admired by the next generations.

We will be screening Chartres: Light Reborn!, a documentary by Anne Savalli (52 minutes - 2016) about renovation of the Chartres Cathedral, an icon of French Gothic architecture, followed by a talk with Claire Babet, maître-verrier, in charge of renovating all the stained-glass windows of Chartres Cathedral.

Monday, October 7, 2019 - 12:00am - Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 12:00pm

The OWHC annual conference of the UK heritage sites (36 in total), "Making the Most of World Heritage," examines the ways in which heritage professionals can maximize their preservation, tourism, economic development, and other opportunities. Global Philadelphia Association Executive Director Zabeth Teelucksingh will be presenting on the public-private partnership that manages the World Heritage City Project in Philadelphia, as well as new heritage opportunities in the state of Pennsylvania.

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