Past Events

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - Sunday, January 6, 2019

Discover one of the Brandywine Valley’s most spectacular holiday showcases!  Yuletide at Winterthur embraces the warmth and festivity of the season with a magnificent holiday tour of Henry Francis du Pont’s mansion as well as breathtaking trees, dazzling room displays, a magical dollhouse, and the opportunity to shop, dine, and create new memories.

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join the Alliance Française and authors Thérèse Dolan and Lynn Miller for a presentation of their newest book "Salut! France Meets Philadelphia."

A reception will follow.

A full account of the French presence in Philadelphia, including the impact of France and the French on individual Philadelphians over the course of more than three centuries, "Salut!" is largely a work of synthesis, a history of Philadelphia seen through a particular lens.

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 2:00pm - Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 4:00pm

Acclaimed French conductor Emmanuelle Haïm makes her Philadelphia Orchestra debut, presenting two of the leading lights of English Baroque music. Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks has been lighting up the sky (in concert halls!) since 1749. In his cantata Il delirio amoroso (The Delirium of Love), soprano Lenneke Ruiten is featured in this Orpheus-like tale based on classical mythology. Purcell's brilliant score for The Fairy Queen quickly became a favorite after its rediscovery early last century.

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Join us for a dynamic half-day conference with Senator Chris Coons and special guests (to be announced) on the positive impact of global affairs programs in Delaware and the mid-Atlantic region.

Featured speakers:

U.S. Senate

U.S. Senate

President and CEO
U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

President & CEO
Land O'Lakes

Additional speakers:

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Mark your calendar for the Library Company of Philadelphia's 287th Annual Dinner.

Join us for a cocktail reception, followed by dinner and a lecture at the Union League of Philadelphia. Our featured speaker, Stephen Fried, an award-winning investigative journalist and best-selling author will discuss his newly published biography of Benjamin Rush, Rush: Revolution, Madness, and Benjamin Rush, the Visionary Doctor Who Became a Founding Father.

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

This fall, Interfaith Philadelphia is partnering with Peace Day Philly, Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers, the Interfaith Music Project, and ArtWell to bring a public series exploring art and performance as an entry point into interfaith engagement. The series will feature one workshop and three performances with artist talk-back sessions. Come learn how dancers, musicians, and writers throughout Philadelphia are using art to better understand themselves and one another as they use art to build relationships across lines of religious and cultural difference. We hope to see you there!

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 6:00pm - 9:15pm

Join the Monell Center to celebrate its 50th anniversary with a four-course small plates dinner, accompanied by commentary on taste, smell, health, and safety from Monell’s world-renowned scientists. Dinner selections will be crafted by Chef Daniel Stern, recognized for his unexpected spin on modern American cuisine.

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

For entrepreneurs interested in growing their business to the next level: learn about what Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania does for technology-focused startups and companies in the Greater Philadelphia region, and the capital, counsel and connections you can gain through Ben Franklin’s investments.

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Chat with us about resources to grow your small business!

Join the Department of Commerce for Coffee & Commerce! This event includes open office hours for small businesses to meet their local business services manager. At Coffee + Commerce, you can learn about City programs and resources, and discuss any business-related issues.

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 8:30am - 11:30am

This interactive workshop series is an opportunity to identify key areas of improvement within your export processes and implement customized solutions for your growth!

What to expect:

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

As World War I was nearing its end, hundreds of American soldiers found themselves isolated deep in the Argonne Forest. Surrounded by German forces, low on food and ammunition, and subjected to friendly fire, still they held their ground.

What can we learn about these soldiers from letters, diaries, and other primary sources? What remains a mystery? Historian Edward Lengel, author of Never in Finer Company: The Men of the Great War's Lost Battalion, will share stories of their experiences on the battlefield and beyond.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

American INSIGHT’s Free Speech Award recognizes in perpetuity one issue each year that best represents First Amendment  values of Free Speech and the Rule of Law

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Meet the 2018 Free Speech Award Winners!

TEAM ENOUGH, A Youth-Led Group Committed to Ending Gun Violence

Join us in the audience to discuss Free Speech and Gun Violence as we broadcast live to audiences around the globe!

American INSIGHT's Free Speech Award recognizes in perpetuity one issue each year that best represents First Amendment values of Free Speech and the Rule of Law

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 8:30pm - 9:30pm

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 7:30pm - 11:30pm

“Not only is the virtuosity of Musicians from Marlboro consistently jawdropping, but the freshness, rich imagination and sheer vitality of their playing is enough to make even the most jaded concertgoer edge to the front of his seat” (Washington Post). This season’s first of three Marlboro tours offers one of Dvořák’s least-known masterworks, his F Minor Piano Trio—a stunningly beautiful piece that runs the gamut of human emotion.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

2018 Fall Program Lectures: 

Up the Lazy River

​Jack McCarthy - Archivist, Historian and Author​

An illustrated lecture focusing on the grand estates and mansions that were situated along the Delaware River in Northeast Philadelphia in the eighteenth through early twentieth century. See historical images of and hear the stories behind many of the elegant, now long-gone riverfront estates of Frankford, Wissinoming, Tacony, Holmesburg, and Torresdale.


All Welcome

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Tyrus Wong, an American artist born in China, produced a breathtaking scope of work across multiple artistic mediums while navigating through personal and professional racial bigotry in 20th century America.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

We welcome you to attend the world premiere of, "Until and Unless," on November 13, 2018 at the International House. This short documentary film engages the decriminalization of sodomy in India. This event includes a reception with food and beverages and a talk back with Bengali LGBTKH* activists Sintu Bagui, Netu Giri, Dr. Soma Roy (also featured in the film).

Doors open at 5:30PM
Film starts at 6:00PM
Free Admission. RSVP required. 

Until and Unless Film Description: 

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Amid concerns that democracy may be in danger in the U.S. and around the world, the Lepage Center takes a step back to examine the origins of democracy, its applications, where it has delivered on its promises, and where it has fallen short.

Coincident with the midterm elections, this event will reveal how ideas about democracy and participation have changed over time, how perspectives on democracy are more nuanced and complex than we may believe, and where this leaves us today.