Past Events

Friday, August 9, 2019 - 10:00am

This is a private event. It is not endorsed by or affiliated with Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 8:30pm - 10:30pm

 When a secretary’s idea is stolen by her boss, she seizes an opportunity to steal it back by pretending she has her boss’ job.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 5:00pm - 8:45pm

 Enjoy everything the Museum has to offer—at your own pace and price every Wednesday night. Admission is Pay What You Wish from 5:00 to 8:45 p.m.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dr. Dorothy Johnson-Speight and Keir Bradford-Grey: The Mothers and The Defenders: Together Supporting Justice

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 11:00am

As its final Young People's Concert Series event of 2019, the Mann presents Rhythms of the World. Every country around the globe has a tradition around rhythm and how it reflects that culture’s traditions in music and community. Come join the Mann Center in exploring the world by listening and feeling the beat from multiple group performances. No passports needed to travel the world one beat at a time! There will be rhythms from Africa, the Caribbean, and more. This upbeat and fun performance is geared for all ages.

Approximate running time for Rhythms of the World is 75 minutes.

Monday, August 5, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Jericho Brown's first book of poetry Please (New Issues, 2008) won the American Book Award. The New Testament (Copper Canyon, 2014) was named one of the best books of the year by Library Journal and won the Anisfield-Wolf book award. His latest collection is The Tradition (Copper Canyon, 2019) He has a Ph.D from the University of Houston; and he directs the writing program at Emory University. His poems have appeared in The Nation, The New Yorker, and The Paris Review, and have been chosen several times for the Best American Poetry series.

Monday, August 5, 2019 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

This summer, explore the voices, viewpoints, and experiences of the diverse people of the Revolutionary era. Inside the Museum and on the outdoor plaza, costumed historical interpreters will make history come alive through theatrical performances, dynamic storytelling, and hands-on demonstrations.

Sunday, August 4, 2019 - 2:00pm - 8:00pm

Grammy-nominated African music and dance artists will take center stage once again when the PECO Multicultural Series Presents the 12th annual African Festival hosted by The African Cultural Alliance of North America’s (ACANA).

The African Musical, Dance and Cultural Festival will involve 6 hours of nonstop music, food, games and activities for the whole family. On Sunday, August 4, with the African Festival which will take place from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing/Delaware River Waterfront.

Sunday, August 4, 2019 - 8:00am

[NOTE: Free. Tickets are limited and available on-site starting at 10 am]

It’s the first Sunday of the month, which means free admission at the Barnes! Visitors have access to the collection, our special exhibition Kiefer Rodin, and all our family activities and performances. Begin the new year with stroller tours for the early birds, and stay for the playful interpretations of paper artist Colette Fu’s pop-up books! Create your own masterpiece at a drawing station, or engage in more of our fun art activities that spark imagination for people of all ages.

Sunday, August 4, 2019 - 8:00am

“Take advantage of the affordable Pay-What-You-Wish First Sunday option at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Bring the family and fall in love with impressionists, meditate in a Japanese garden, imagine yourself a knight in the hall of armor and much more.”–

Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 8:00am - 1:00pm

Now in its fourth year, this popular Saturday event closes down a main city thoroughfare to vehicular traffic — this year, an eight-mile stretch of North Broad Street between City Hall and Erie Avenue — so people can bike, walk and play in the street.


Friday, August 2, 2019 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

The 2019 Philadelphia International Unity Cup tournament kicks off on Friday, August 2, at Ramp Playground in Northeast Philadelphia.

Come enjoy:

Friday, August 2, 2019 - 5:00pm - 10:00pm

On the first Friday of each month — year-round — Old City’s galleries, studios, shops and restaurants open their doors for First Friday, in an epic exhibition of the neighborhood’s vibrant arts scene.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

This session will provide an overview of international research fellowships for graduate students, including Fulbright, Boren, DAAD RISE Pro, ThinkSwiss, Endeavour, and GRFP GRO. In addition, participants will learn about the application processes, available resources and best practices for constructing a competitive application.

Kelly Weissberger
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Monday, July 29, 2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Personal and Professional Branding – Living In a 100% On-Line World

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 9:00am

At The Business of Doing Good, we hold 5 day summer programs to teach middle school kids about social entrepreneurship. We provide the exposure and tools and every participant chooses their own topic to focus on. We provide a dynamic and engaging curriculum that will leave kids inspired to change the world. We also teach kids how to create, present, and launch their unique social entrepreneurial endeavor. Topics we focus on include: ideation, communication, marketing, and presentation skills. Kids get the chance to meet and engage with local entrepreneurs, who will share their stories.

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 8:30am - Friday, August 2, 2019 - 5:00pm

Join a week-long genealogy course designed to explore the records and repositories available for researching ancestors in Pennsylvania. Hear from nationally-recognized instructors, explore the significance of the Keystone State as a hub for immigration, and access records only available onsite at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

This is a complete “how-to” course, training you to use the resources available at HSP and elsewhere to uncover your family’s story! The curriculum takes participants through three primary questions:

Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Hold on to your horsepower. The 14th Annual Car Show and Street Festival is just down the road.

Get ready to check out some of the most impressive wheels on the road at the day of mobile-centric fun.

The festival spans from Broad to Dickinson Streets on East Passyunk Avenue.

Along the avenue, find muscle cars, classic cars, antique cars, trucks and motorcycles all hoping to bring home one of the sought-after prizes awarded at 4:30 p.m. Prize categories include best ’50s custom, best low rider, best of show car and a people’s choice award.

Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 4:00pm

The Olney neighborhood of Philadelphia is one of the most ethnically diverse communities in Pennsylvania, and this is definitely reflected in the food culture of the main business district along North 5th Street. Join us on a journey of discovering the hidden culinary treasures of this underrated corner of the city.

Participants on this tour will: