Past Events

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Please join us in recognition of Immigrant Heritage Month to celebrate their essential role in building a better Philadelphia and United States for all. Our program will recognize local immigrants who shared their powerful stories with AL DÍA as part of a six-month editorial project shedding light on the U.S. immigrant experience.

Guests will enjoy a welcome networking reception with live Latin music from Groupo Minas, hors d'oeuvres and open bar provided by Garces Group before the program.

Speakers

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 9:30am - 5:00pm

From star-spangled banners to five-star generals, Philadelphia celebrates the shared birthday of two of our country’s greatest institutions — the American flag and the U.S. Army. The Stripes and Stars Festival takes place annually on June 14 at locations throughout Independence National Historical Park and Historic Philadelphia, including Independence Hall, Betsy Ross House, and the National Constitution Center. Events include flag raising ceremonies, a patriotic parade, giant flag folding demonstrations, and a moving naturalization ceremony.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The Delaware County Symphony under the baton of Music Director Joseph Caminiti welcomes Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz from NBC 10 TV as a special guest conductor to open the 2018 Rose Tree Park Summer Music Festival on Wednesday, June 13 at 7:30 pm with a Free Summer Concert of classical music.

The concert opens with excerpts from the rhythmic West Side Story, to the emotionally moving Porgy and Bess, to the beautiful Capriccio Espagnol by Russian born Rimsky-Korsakov and more.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

This export compliance seminar is a one-day program bringing together experts from the U.S. Department of Commerce, BDP International, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and Morgan Lewis to provide training on export filing requirements.

All those involved in the export process should plan to attend this invaluable event:

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Guggenheim Fellowship in Constitutional Studies, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the National Constitution Center will bring together former fellows—Holly Brewer, Risa Goluboff, and Lea VanderVelde—to discuss the battle over race and equality across American history, from the Founding to Reconstruction to the Civil Rights Revolution.

This event is presented in partnership with the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Guggenheim Fellowship in Constitutional Studies, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the National Constitution Center will bring together former fellows—Holly Brewer, Risa Goluboff, and Lea VanderVelde—to discuss the battle over race and equality across American history, from the Founding to Reconstruction to the Civil Rights Revolution. This event is presented in partnership with the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

Calling all brides-to-be! Join Chestnut Hill for the ultimate wedding planning event with your “I DO” crew.

Before you walk down the aisle, take a stroll along Germantown Avenue and enjoy a day of bridal style, tips, treats, and pampering in Philadelphia’s Garden District.

Enjoy free parking, butlered hors d'ouevres, champagne, entertainment, and a photo of you and your “I DO” crew at a "mini" wedding reception hosted by The Chateau at SugarLoaf Pick up your bridal "swag bag" which includes:

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 10:00am - 8:00pm

The ODUNDE festival attracts up to 500,000 people annually and is the largest African American street festival held in the country.

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 9:00am

The 6th Annual Ride for Understanding, a bike ride fundraiser for the Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia, will take place on June 10th, 2018. Each year riders come together to increase awareness about the work and mission of the Interfaith Center.

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

"Through wisdom is a house built, and by understanding it is established..."

Rooted in the need to speak about our political environment, we usher in summer and our Month of Moderns festival with a concert of thought-provoking, timely music for strings, percussion, piano and choir.

David Lang, statement to the court (2011)
David Lang, a house (2016)
David Lang, just (after song of songs) (2016)
Ellis Ludwig-Leone, world premiere (*2018)
Alex Berko, Lincoln (2018)
Pēteris Vasks, The fruit of silence (2013)

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Founded by West Park Cultural Center in 2008, the West Park Arts Fest will return for its 11th year on Saturday, June 9 along South Concourse Drive in West Fairmount Park.

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Philadelphia's ultimate FREE block party features dozens of performances, rides, popular food vendors and more - in the center of Broad Street!

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 11:00am

Come celebrate the life of the legendary Lois Fernandez as they rename a city street in her honor.

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 6:00pm - 9:30pm

Please join us for our Spring Fundraising event Dinner Date honoring collector Jan Gordon and artist Jane Irish.

This special evening will be hosted by Drs. Marsha + Stephen Silberstein in their spectacular Liberty Place home.

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Global Interdependece Center's African Business Roundtable, held in collaboration with the Annual ODUNDE Festival, will take place on Friday, June 8, 2018.

The roundtable will include presentations from several African nations and remarks from City Commerce Director Harold T. Epps, State Sen. Sharif Street, and Robert Scott, deputy assistant secretary of African Affairs, U.S. State Department. The keynote speaker is His Excellency Alan Kyerematen, Ghana Minister of Trade and Industry. 

This annual event is free, but registration is required.

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

GIC’s African Business Roundtable, held in collaboration with the Annual ODUNDE Festival, will take place on Friday, June 8, 2018. This annual event is free, but registration is required.

Confirmed speakers include Ambassadors of Ghana, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire and Liberia as well as the Convening Founder and Head of Mission of the (AU) African Diaspora Forum.

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 8:00am - 12:00pm

How should nonprofits effectively advocate for positive policy impact? What are effective policy advocacy strategies being used by and for Philadelphia nonprofits? Villanova University and PANO are excited to host “Nonprofits & Policy Makers II: Voices from the Field”.

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Andrew O'Shaughnessy, historian and vice president of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello, explores Thomas Jefferson and education in a wide-ranging discussion.

In partnership with the American Philosophical Society Library and the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello.

Watch this America’s Town Hall program live at constitutioncenter.org/live.

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

This 2018 multi-series program will explore the spaces and artifacts not usually seen by the public! We started the series with our 1st program: Preserved Historic Spaces and now for our second program, we look at the items Preserved Underground! Come see the Franklin Court archaeology site and visit the lab where we “piece together history!” This program will be led by Jed Levin, archaeologist for Independence National Historical Park who will show us the park by exploring the things that were preserved under our feet.