Past Events

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Adults Evening Members Public
An evening dedicated to celebrating the rich diversity among the science and arts community, join us for a very special Pride Month celebration.

Activities Include:
-Delve into how scientific our ideas about sex and gender are with local sexologist, writer, podcaster, adjunct professor, consultant and activist Timaree Schmit, PhD.
-Science can be a Drag: three local drag performers paired with three Franklin Institute science interpreters for some colorful and over-the-top science demonstrations throughout the evening!

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Get an after-hours tour through the Returning Citizens program, which offers tours with people that were previously incarcerated to hear about history and about contemporary prison practices. After the tour, sit down with Lauren Zalut, Director of Education and Tour Programs, to hear more about the program and using interpretation, art and exhibits to bring awareness to mass incarceration and foster empathy. Continue the conversation with us over drinks at Jack's Firehouse on 2130 Fairmount Ave.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Liberty Awards Gala

6:00 - 7:00 PM Registration & Cocktails
7:00 - 8:30 PM Dinner & Awards Program
8:30 - 10 :00 PM Dessert & Dancing

Attire: Cocktail Style

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Northeast Philadelphia immigrant community has grown significantly during the last decade. Yet formal opportunities to learn English have diminished. Immigrant and community leaders will discuss what can be done to address this issue and increase opportunities for all.

Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Colonial hunters and Revolutionary soldiers used small leather bags, called “shot pouches,” to carry musket balls and other materials. In this beginner workshop, participants will learn the basics of cutting and sewing leather and leave with their own shot pouch.

Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 7:30pm

The 1989 comedy/drama “Say Anything” brought popular culture the love story of Lloyd Dobler (actor John Cusack) and Diane Court (actress Ione Skye). An eternal optimist seeks the heart of a “brain trapped in the body of a game show hostess.” Ranked by Entertainment Weekly as one of the greatest modern movie romances (and #11 on the list of 50 best high-school movies), “Say Anything” made a star out of John Cusack who went on to success in multiple films including “High Fidelity,” “Grosse Point Blank,” and “Being John Malkovich,” among others.

Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 7:00pm

The Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus and Anna Crusis Women's Choir invite you to this historical celebration of STONEWALL.

Quiet no more, this new commission commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall uprising.

Do you have a valid student ID? As part of our Outreach Program, show your student ID for FREE admission.

Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 1:30pm - 5:00pm

Join us Saturday, June 22nd at 1.30pm and celebrate your culture (and eat great food!)

We have a whole afternoon planned for you to discover different cultures!

We will start the event with an Ice Breaker Activity to create Community through Conversations that matter. So please be on time!

We will then break up for our main activities:

- Discover how to make Peruvian ceviche, boulghour, and guacamole

- Discover how to write in Chinese and Arabic

- Practice a language you have never spoken before

- Get the rhythm with dances that you never tried

Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Come discover new cultures through fun activities and conversations. We believe that our differences and similarities are a plus to our community. This event is free. Please register here.

Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

One City, Many Cultures is all about enjoying cultural activities and learning cultural communication skills to create a better city. Our differences and similarities are a plus to our community.

Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

Summer is ghost season in Japan. Cool off in the heat with spooky stories of yokai (monsters, ghosts and spirits) in this family weekend at Shofuso! Search for haunted household objects in a scavenger hunt, play ghostly games, & craft a yokai to take home. All activities free with regular admission. There are costs associated with this event. Contact: JASGP Staff, [email protected].

Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

People in Japan cool off on hot summer nights by telling stories of yokai – ghosts, spirits, and mythical creatures. Learn all about yokai in this all ages weekend event at Shofuso!

Families can participate in a scavenger hunt and collect trading cards of tsukumogami—household objects come to life. Listen to kamishibai tales of ogres, water imps, and goblins, craft a yokai to take home, and watch a movie! All activities are free after regular admission.

Scheduled Events:

Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Families Public Members Scouts
A family-friendly day in alignment with nationally celebrated LGBTQ+ Pride Month.

Celebrate individuality and family at The Franklin Institute.

Throughout the day, beneath the rainbow lighting of the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, experience live demonstrations related to visibility and the color spectrum.

Plus! Local artist Lauren Cat West and Franklin Institute science interpreter Paul Taylor collaborate to create a dynamic art installation that shows the rainbow of colors within the spectrum.

Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

A Toast to Caribbean People in America: Caribbean Community in Philadelphia hosts a day of Caribbean Unity in the historic Reading Terminal Market in downtown Philly. We bring the sights, sounds, taste and rhythms of the Caribbean to share within the global cultural space of Philadelphia. This event is free. Please register.

Contact: Miranda Alexander, [email protected].

Friday, June 21, 2019 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Join 86 Deluxe Catering and Friends, an immigrant-owned catering company, for a evening of Caribbean food and art by the Caribbean Creatives Art Collective. There are costs associated with this event. Please purchase your tickets here.

Contact: Paul Gordon, [email protected].

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Looking for a chance to brush up on your Spanish? Interested in cooking and culture?

Join us for a hands-on cooking class in Spanish! In this class, we will travel to Peru. This presentation is part of the World Traveling Trunk Project that connects families, cultures, and stories in Philadelphia.

This event is not free.

Contact: Lindsay Southworth, [email protected].

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Social Isolation: Can Social Media be an Ally or an Enemy? In this event we will discuss the positive and negative impact of Social Media and what strategies can help immigrants build community, face-to-face social connectivity, and success.

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Thursday, June 20th from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Join us at the APS Museum for the first lecture in the “Map Chats” series, running throughout the Mapping a Nation exhibition. Today, maps are used in a variety of ways, from artistic pieces to scientific tools. Throughout the program series, join us as we survey the different aspects and opportunities that maps present to us.

At “Map Chats: Penn Map Room” learn about the exciting new program run by Penn Libraries.

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Presented by AL DÍA, you're invited to attend an evening of food, wine, and conversation in celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month. You'll learn from influential guest speakers and be inspired by powerful stories from community members. The "I am a New American" project recognizes the exceptional cultural, social, and economic contributions of local immigrants to the Greater Philadelphia region.

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 5:30pm

Celebrate Juneteenth with the Library Company and National Book Award-winning author Ibram X. Kendi. Kendi’s concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America–but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. Instead of working with the policies and system we have in place, Kendi asks us to think about what an antiracist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it.