Past Events

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 5:00pm - 11:00pm

The Oval+ opens for the 2018 season on July 20th through August 19th, bigger and better than ever before! The eight acres of public space located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, known as Philadelphia’s own “Avenue des Champs-Élysées,” Eakins Oval (2451 Benjamin Franklin Parkway) became The Oval+, a summer pop-up park with community programming, events and activities in 2013. See you at The Oval+!

Please join us on opening day! 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Celebrate the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein in our signature festival concert featuring his most treasured works. The program includes excerpts from On the Town, Peter Pan, Candide, and Gershwin's jazz-infused Rhapsody in Blue, a seminal composer in his own right who was a significant influence for Bernstein.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Conjunto Philadelphia is a musical ensemble based in the Philadelphia area performing the music of Pre-Revolutionary Cuba. The group's main aspiration is to maintain the authenticity of the music while performing it in a way that pays homage to Cuba's deep and treasured musical history.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

The breathtaking range of Russia’s most beloved cultural export, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, is on display to open our 2018 summer season with The Philadelphia Orchestra. Elegant and fiery, soulful and triumphant, Tchaikovsky’s music captures the longing of the human spirit and celebrates the vitality only music can extol. His most popular opera, Eugene Onegin, centers this program, a story of love and loss first immortalized by Pushkin in his novel of the same name.

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Asian Arts Initiative’s Mini-Residency Program series supports and celebrates diverse theatrical projects from selected members of Philadelphia Asian Performing Artists (PAPA). Our inaugural cohort of residents include: Stephanie N. Walters, Claris Park, Rupal Pujara, and Pratima Agrawal. Residents will develop their projects during the spring season and present short excerpts from their work during an exciting showcase.

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Under the gracious patronage of His Excellency Gerard Araud, Ambassador of France to the United States and The Honorable Michael E. Scullin, Honorary Council of France in Philadelphia and Wilmington, The Alliance Française de Philadelphie invites you to celebrate Bastille Day.

  • Buffet Dinner with Wine
  • Dancing under the stars with DJ Robby Rob
  • Silent Auction and Raffle of Two Round Trip tickets to Paris on Delta Airlines.

For more information or reservations, please contact or call us at 215-735-5283.

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

The Alliance Francaise de Philadelphie invites you to their Annual Fundraiser in celebration of Bastille Day.

They will have dinner, drinks, silent auction, and a chance to win 2 round-trip tickets to Paris on Delta Airlines.

Members: $115.00
Non-Members: $140.00

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Jean Shin is nationally recognized for her monumental installations that transform everyday objects into elegant expressions of identity and community. Join her as she discusses 20/20, created as part of Asian Arts Initiatives’s Chinatown In/flux, as well as her current solo exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 8:30pm - Friday, July 13, 2018 - 4:15pm

Join the Global Interdependence Center and the Bronze Buffalo Foundation on July 12 for this annual gathering of economists, bankers, academics, and finance industry representatives in Victor, Idaho, just outside of Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

The Tenth Annual Rocky Mountain Economic Summit will bring together economists and entrepreneurs from around the country to discuss issues and opportunities relating to the global economy.

Patrick Harker, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, will deliver a keynote address.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

With Creole Zydeco and Cajun 2-steps, this group combines funky New Orleans rhythm and blues and vintage Louisiana rock 'n roll into a spicy gumbo of irresistible dance music.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Erwin Chemerinsky, Frederick Lawrence, and Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick examine the Supreme Court’s 2017-2018 term.

This event is presented in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League.

Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 11:45am - 12:30pm

On July 8, 1776, Colonel John Nixon strode to a platform in the State House yard (now Independence Square) and shared the stunning news of the Declaration of Independence with the crowd. Help celebrate this historic occasion and join the crowd to hear a commemorative reading of the document by a park ranger portraying Colonel Nixon. Free copies will be given out so you can follow along and cheer or jeer.

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 10:00am - Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 8:00pm

Penn Museum’s Building Transformation Project—announced with construction hard hats in the Harrison Auditorium last fall—continues apace, as a new suite of signature Middle East Galleries just opened, while refurbishments and renovations for additional galleries, amenities, and meeting spaces are well underway.

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

The Dialogue Institute/Journal of Ecumenical Studies in Philadelphia and the Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars would like to thank all of you for your ongoing support of our organization and the important work we do.
Founded more than 54+ years ago, we operate and support programs teaching the importance of religious pluralism, global ethics, and intercultural dialogue.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Organists Parker Kitterman and Wesley Parrott will present a fun, crowd-friendly program of all-American music entitled “Patriotic Pipes.” Free and followed by a tour of Fisk Opus 150, the new Christ Church pipe organ!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 12:00pm - 7:00pm

Join in the celebration of the reopening of the historic Bourse building. The renovation of this historic building will accommodate new, local artisanal vendors alongside neighborhood business with established roots – a true showcase of Philly’s best. Opening Summer 2018.

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 10:30am - 5:00pm

Visit the National Constitution Center and neighboring sites throughout Historic Philadelphia to join fascinating conversations with scholars, who will share their insights on equality and freedom through the lens of the American Revolution. The program will provide an expanded understanding of Independence Day—one that sees the holiday as both a celebration and an acknowledgment of America’s ongoing struggle to achieve the ideals expressed in the nation’s founding documents.

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 10:00am - Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 5:00pm

Join Revolutionary War re-enactors as you step into a re-created military encampment right on the National Constitution Center’s front lawn. Stop by the medical tent to visit the surgeon, watch the blacksmith forge iron, and see Continental Army soldiers march and drill on the grounds. You can even practice being a soldier with a wooden musket and find out if a soldiers’ life is for you!

At 1 p.m. on July 4, join us for a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence.