Past Events

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Enjoy music commissioned by Relâche in its earlier years, as well as the world premiere of composer Kile Smith's Adieu, Adieu in memory of composer Romulus Franceschini, an early advocate for the ensemble. This commission is supported by the Musical Fund Society. Other compositions by accordionist Guy Klusevcek , who also performs, as well as Mary Ellen Childs, Joe Kasinskas, Bill Duckworth, Fred Ho, Paul A. Epstein, and Evan Solot.

Celebrate 40 Years of New Music with Relâche

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 10:30am - 11:30pm

Members of the local new music community, plus Relâche personalities past and present, come together for a panel discussion about new music in Philadelphia. In addition, Relâche performs works-in-progress by its three young composers-in-residence, Mike Stambaugh, Josh Hey, and Erica Ball. The program is co-sponsored by American Composers Forum, Philadelphia Chapter.

Celebrate 40 Years of New Music with Relâche

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Our 5th Annual Caribbean Day brings together city, state and community leaders at the historic Reading Terminal Market, which drives thousands of tourist and locals daily.

Join us from 10:00am with officials and dignitaries, tourism officials from Philadelphia and the Caribbean. We parade around the market and stop at center court for Caribbean Performances. Then, join us in the kitchen for food demos, as Caribbean merchandizing surrounds the market. We end with a few Caribbean Film Shorts.

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 2:00pm - Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 5:30pm
Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 6:30pm - 7:45pm

Join us for this special event featuring The Foreign Policy Research Institute's (FPRI) Clint Watts on the subject of his powerful new book:

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

As former deputy national security advisor and one of President Barack Obama’s closest aides, Ben Rhodes provides a behind-the-scenes account of some of the most consequential and controversial moments of the Obama presidency as described in his new book The World as It IsMark Bowden, best-selling author and national correspondent for The Atlantic, moderates. A book sale and signing will follow the program. 

Thursday, June 21, 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: 

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 4:00am - 4:00pm

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, June 20, 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Through waves of immigration and conversion over several centuries, Islam and Muslims have become vital parts of Pennsylvania's socio-cultural fabric.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Primarily an Eastern Mediterranean/Middle Eastern/Latin/American fusion ensemble, Animus also performs traditional Eastern Mediterranean/Middle Eastern music. Animus’ original music freely borrows and incorporates musical ideas and traditions from East to West, North to South, Ancient to Modern.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Primarily an Eastern Mediterranean/Middle Eastern/Latin/American fusion ensemble, Animus also performs traditional Eastern Mediterranean/Middle Eastern music. Animus’ original music freely borrows and incorporates musical ideas and traditions from East to West, North to South, Ancient to Modern.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Kick off the 2018 summer season and join Roger Daltrey performing The Who's 'TOMMY' with members of The Who Band (guitarist/backup singer Simon Townshend, guitarist Frank Simes, keyboardist Loren Gold, bassist Jon Button and drummer Scott Devour) and The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia on June 19th. Witness the seminal rock opera like you've never heard it before!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Laurence Tribe, leading constitutional scholar and author of To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment, joins co-author Joshua Matz for a deep dive into the history and future of presidential impeachment.

Program attendees can now pre-order books by featured Town Hall speakers with a 25% discount when registering. Pre-ordered books will be available for pickup at registration upon arrival. Copies of To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment will also be available for sale at the museum before and after the program.

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Celebrate the summer by getting to know your fellow artists! Join us for another Asian American Artists Town Hall to get a sneak peek of new works, network, and pitch your projects, events, and artistic opportunities or just introduce yourself!

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Join the founding members of Ch1l3 a digital country_ as they launch their final tour of the U.S. here in Philadelphia on the evening of June 18th. Representing the 7th ranked Digital Nation in the world* and the best country to do business with in Latin America**, network with leaders of Chile’s technology sector and learn how they’re pioneering Latin America’s connectivity and technology infrastructure.

Registration is free.

Chilean IT Delegation:

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Benjamin C.S. Boyle’s Voyages (world premiere)
Robert Convery’s Voyages

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Caribbean Heritage Festival & Parade
Celebrating Caribbean American Heritage Month 2018

We would highly recommend this family event to family, friends, or co-workers celebrating youth at the Caribbean Heritage Festival in Philadelphia.

Youth Groups, Bands, Cultural Organizations encourage to join us in celebrating in the parade. 

National & International groups welcome

City of Philadelphia Sponsored Event

Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell
Mayors Commission of African & Caribbean Affairs

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 12:00pm - 8:00pm

This annual event, hosted by the Johnson House Historic Site in Germantown, commemorates the passing and ratification of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which abolished slavery in the United States.

Features all day family oriented activities: freedom walk and parade, panel discussion examining a pressing community social issue, historical reenactments, food and drink marketplace, performance arts, exhibits, vendor marketplace, information resource tables, and guided historic tours.     

FREE TO THE PUBLIC!

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

On Saturday, June 16, the National Constitution Center will participate in Philadelphia’s city-wide Disability Pride Celebration. Activities will begin on the Center’s front lawn at 10 a.m. with a special flag raising ceremony, arts and craft activities, and speeches.   At 11 a.m. the Disability Pride Parade kicks-off from Independence Mall and continues down Market Street to Dilworth Plaza, where the celebration continues with additional performances and special guest speakers.