Past Events

Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 8:00pm

Kinan Abou-afach & Friends
Presented by: Global Week for Syria. The Global Week for Syria unites artists and cultural spaces to highlight Syrian culture and talent and stop the Syrian crises.

An evening of original Arabic music influenced by different modes of improvisation. Arabic rhythms and melodies meet the rich harmony of jazz.


Kinan Abou-afach: cello & Oud
Julian Horner: piano
Dave Brodie: bass

Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Join us on the West Laurel Hill grounds for an outdoor family friendly festival, located right inside the gates.

Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

A Warm and Family Friendly Caribbean Cultural and Festive Event. Hosted at the Historic Reading Terminal Market on Saturday, June 24, 2017.
From the market entrance be prepared to be greeted with the sounds of the steelpan by Trinidelphia. Official Kick-off with city, civic and community leaders speeches at 10am, followed by the lively sounds of The Potcakes Junkanoo Band parading the visitor friendly populous Philadelphia destination.

Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 9:30am - 4:00pm

Be the first to relive history!

Members of the Geographical Society of Philadelphia have the honor of being first to re-live history.  Join us, as we embark on a road trip to Camp Evans, a formerly classified, decommissioned, US military base.

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 6:30pm

Sketched (2016, 6 min) by Aidan Cater Guynez
The Bravest, the Boldest (2014, 17 min) by Moon Molson
Home(less) (2015, 22 min) by David Walls
See Me on the Beat (2016, 4 min) by Philip Asbury

Free (Suggested Donation $5)

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 5:00pm

Accomplished percussionist Joe Tayoun's Mid East Ensemble features acclaimed local, regional and international musicians, performing a lively arrangement of classical and folk Arabic, Turkish, and Armenian music.
Admission is $10.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 12:00pm

John Avlon, editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast, discusses the first president’s momentous and prescient farewell address to the nation. Free for Members • $5 Teachers & students • $8 Non-Members

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 9:30am - 12:00pm

A changing climate affects how we think and do waterfront development. New threats include rising seas, heavier storms, stronger winds, and increased riverine flooding, in addition to more hot days, fewer days below freezing, and longer periods of drought. This event will provide those who work on waterfront development with a forum to learn about and discuss solutions to the threats that a changing climate brings to development near the water.

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 6:30pm

Whether by executive overreach or internal dysfunction, Congress appears to have given up some of its power. Experts discuss why and what, if anything, Congress can do to take its power back.

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 10:30am - 1:00pm

The US-Ghana Chamber of Commerce, Temple University SBDC, Ghana Investment Promotion Center and American Chamber of Commerce in Ghana Presents:
A Discussion with 50 Selected Top Private Sector CEO's and other Stakeholders from Ghana
Led by R. Yofi Grant, CEO, Ghana Investment Promotion Center

Explore Private Business Opportunities in Ghana while forming Strategic Business Partnerships in the areas of:

Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

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.

Admission is $30 for general audiences and $25 for members of the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia. Members must sign in to receive a $5 discount during checkout.

Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us for the 2017 Pasión y Arte Fundraiser on June 17th at the Asian Arts Initiative.

This years fundraiser will include a performance by members of the Pasión y Arte Company & Conservatory Students, silent auction, weeklong raffle to a timeshare in Granada, Spain and light fare and refreshments.

10% of proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood.

Tickets: $30

Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

The State of Black Women
Healthcare, Economics, Education, Politics, and Justice

Black women struggle with various issues from inadequate health care to inequality in pay. In fact, in nearly every social indicator of well-being, Black women, girls and children rank low or last.

Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 11:00am - 8:00pm



Celebrate the anniversary of Juneteenth, the passage and ratification of the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution that commemorates the end of slavery. 

Features all day family oriented activities: freedom walk and parade, panel discussion examining a pressing community social issue, historical reenactments, food and drink marketplace, performance arts, exhibits, vendor marketplace, information resource tables, and guided historic tours.


Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Join us for the 3rd installment of our Naturals Class. This time we will be introducing an all-natural solution for those pesky pests. Class includes instruction from our garden center staff and all supplies needed to take home your very own spray bottle of repellent. Call 610-876-7116 to register. Fee $20.

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Friday, June 16, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Join Birmingham bomb survivor Sarah Collins Rudolph and Washington Post editor and author of Kennedy and King Steve Levingston as they discuss how the bombing impacted the meaning of “equality” in America and how local events can bring about constitutional change.

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:15pm

An art world upstart, provocative and elusive artist Maurizio Cattelan made his career on playful and subversive works that send up the artistic establishment, until a retrospective at the Guggenheim in 2011 finally solidified his place in the contemporary art canon. Axelrod's equally playful profile leaves no stone unturned in trying to figure out: who is Maurizio Cattelan?