Past Events

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 11:30am - 1:30pm

On September 26th, Al Día News Media will be hosting a September Speakers Series event featuring Former Surgeon General Dr. Antonia Novello at the Union League of Philadelphia. Doctor Novello was the first female, as well as the first Latino to serve as Surgeon General. She led the “Healthy Children Ready to Learn” initiative, and currently serves as Vice President of Women and Children’s Health Policy & Affairs at Disney Children’s Hospital at Florida Hospital. 

Monday, September 24, 2012 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

The search for spices is one of the most important currents that has run through both Asian History and Global History writ-large. Yet, spices have traditionally been written out of these histories after the Early Modern Age. In this talk, Associate Professor of History at Cornell University, Eric Tagliacozzo, will ask how " West, South, East, and Southeast Asia were connected by these goods" and how spices are still important today our journey towards becoming a global society.

Monday, September 24, 2012 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

On Monday September 24, 2012, 3:00PM, the Center of Study of Force and Diplomacy will begin this year's colloquium series with Osamah Khalil of Syracuse University. Professor Khalil will deliver his talk, "A Time of National Emergency: The National Security Establishment, Academic Institutions, and the Origins of Middle East Studies," in the Russell Weigley Room, 9th Floor, Gladfelter Hall.

Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 2:00pm - 4:40pm

Join The Valley Forge Audubon Society at Mill Grove's cottage for the property's 250th anniversary in welcoming Walt Pomeroy for his presentation on John James Audubon: The Man and his Legacy, a program he developed during the 18 years he worked for the National Audubon Society in Pennsylvania and adjacent states. The presentation includes early stories about John James Audubon, his travels in parts of Pennsylvania, how he produced his famous Birds of America, and the legacy of conservation he and his work created. 

Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

This year, on September 22nd, Sofitel, the quintessential French hotel in center city Philadelphia, will gather American, French and international food lovers to its own fête de la gastronomie, an evening filled with flavour...and champagne, the wine of seduction!

Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 11:00am - 7:00pm

The Philadelphia Ratha-Yatra Festival strives to bring all residents of the Philadelphia area together to remember, serve, and love the Supreme Personality of Godhead. To do this, this ancient festival will hold a parade of large colorful chariots pulled by the participants and accompanied by the chanting of the Holy Names of God and dancing in ecstasy. The parade will be followed by a cultural presentation with transcendental music, discussion, drama, and a free vegetarian feast.

Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Join The Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy at Temple University on Saturday, September 22, for Dr. Strangelove's America, a symposium on Cold War film sponsored by Temple University's Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy, the US Army War College, and the Hertog Foundation. A film screening of Fail-safe and Dr. Strangelove will precede this event on Friday, September 21 at 5pm--refreshments will be served!

Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

On Saturday, September 22, 2012 West Philadelphia's Clark Park will host the First Annual Health Uprising Uhuru Health Fair and Flea Market. Come and enjoy an all day free festival in the park with music, food, vendors, and information booths! Free workshops, resources, and health screenings will also be provided, addressing topics such as nutrition, exercise, HIV, diabetes, stress, infant and maternal health and many more! Health Uprising is a project of the African People’s Education and Defense Fund and is a fundraiser supporting health, self-determination, and sustainable economic development projects by and for the African community.

Friday, September 21, 2012 - 11:30am - 2:00pm

As a successful two-term governor, Jeb Bush made a significant and positive impact on education in the state of Florida. Governor Bush will visit the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia to speak to the importance of raising expectations for our students, holding schools accountable, rewarding great teachers, and harnessing technology in order to educate and prepare all of America’s students for leadership and success in the 21st century economy. This program is one in a series of discussions leading up to the Presidential Election 2012.

Friday, September 21, 2012 (All day)

All are welcome to gather and observe the International Day of Peace, a worldwide day of ceasefire and nonviolence, at Love Park on Friday, September 21. There will be a peace walk around the Park beginning at 11:10a.m. and a minute of silence will be observed at noon--a global activity. Public figures will attend. 

Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 8:00pm - Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 10:00pm

Experience a thrilling theater and concert performance by one of Australia's leading creative voices. FOOD COURT by Back to Back Theatre is the story of a woman's struggle with power, violence, and body image, performed by a company of artists with perceived intellectual disabilities. The show challenges audiences to confront their definition of other through an unpredictable rollercoaster of digital projections, shadows, and emotion underscored by a live music score by The Necks, one of the great cult bands of Australia.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 7:30pm - Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 11:00pm

Imagine walking along on a balmy evening in late September, and you’re looking up the Ben Franklin Parkway. You speak into your phone and twenty-four robotic searchlights—placed along a half-mile stretch of the Parkway—move to the sound of your voice, interpreting your inflections into motion and transforming the city’s skyline. You stop speaking (or singing or humming or rapping) and the lights continue to move, controlled now by other speakers collaborating with you from up and down the Parkway.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Every Thursday from August 2 - October 25, 5-8 pm, Sister Cities Park at Logan Square invites you to bring your own bottle of wine and Milk & Honey Café will have cheeses and other goodies for sale that will pair perfectly with your selection. So, grab a seat and enjoy the light entertainment. In case you are planning to bring the kids, the Children's Discovery Garden will be open until 8pm these evenings.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Join the British American Business Council and the Philadelphia Union along with the Chilean and American Chamber of Commerce, the German American Chamber of Commerce, and the Italian American Chamber of Commerce for their Second Annual International Networking Event and Soccer Game at PPL Park — home to Philadelphia Union. Network on the Bridge Deck overlooking the stadium, meet CEO and Operating Partner of Philadelphia Union, Nick Sakiewicz, and watch Philadelphia Union vs. D.C. United from reserved stadium seats! Tickets are limited--reserve today!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 7:30pm - 11:30pm

Intercultural Journeys, a Philadelphia-based cultural organization that promotes peace among people of conflicting cultures worldwide through the performing arts, will launch its 10th Anniversary Season on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in celebration of Peace Day.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Women’s Campaign International will host a fundraising event here in Philadelphia, home of their international headquarter office. All the Difference in the World: Philadelphia Celebrates Women’s Leadership will take place Wednesday, September 19, 2012 from 5:30 to 7:30PM, at the Chairman's Room on the Penthouse Floor of Club Quarters. The event will include a rooftop reception, featuring a light dinner and cocktail hour equip with entertainment, and a program featuring special guests. 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Tom Brokaw, award-winning journalist for NBC and author of the New York Times bestseller, The Greatest Generation, engages readers in conversation about the promise of the American Dream in the latest edition of his book, The Time of Our Lives: A Conversation about America. The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, in partnership with Saint Joseph’s University Erivan K. Haub School of Business and The Dean’s Leadership Program, presents Mr. Tom Brokaw in discussion of his hopeful and inspired message for a modern America that can achieve greatness once again.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Statoil is an international energy company with over 35 years of experience on the Norwegian continental shelf. Today, the company has operations worldwide. Through a cooperation with Chesapeake Energy Corp, Statoil has acquired the position as one of the largest lease holders in the Marcellus Shale. Mr. Haldorsen, VP Strategy and Portfolio Statoil Development and Production North America, has held various positions with Esso Exploration Norway, Sohio Petroleum Co San Francisco and BP.  The lecture will be followed by a cocktail reception. Sponsor package includes a table at the event and two tickets. Seating is limited. Register today!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

The Middle East Center at the University of Pennsylvania hosts Syrian author and journalist Samar Yazbek, who will be speaking about many aspects of the unfolding situation in Syria, which are also documented in her upcoming book entitled: A Woman in the Crossfire.

Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 8:00pm - 11:55pm

On Saturday, September, 15, East Falls will host Dance on the Falls Bridge, a evening of dancing, music, and refreshments by the moonlight on the Falls Bridge over the Schuylkill River. From to midnight, the event will feature live music, desserts, wine, and dance lessons. East Falls will roll out the red carpet to the neighborhood's landmark gateway, the Falls Bridge.