Past Events

Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

On September 24, Philadelphia's Jay Sand opens the final of the 40th Street Summer Series concert with a performance focused on encouraging kids to explore the world by enjoying global music, rhythms and movement. Concert is free and open to the public. However, The Rotunda and University City District are also pleased to announce special deals and outdoor eating in conjunction with the Summer Series at City Tap House, 3925 Walnut Street. Between 6-10pm, City Tap House will be offering house-made grilled sausages, hamburgers and hot dogs on their patio in addition to $3 Yards draughts and other drink specials.

Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 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. The day is lined with a variety of cultural activities including The Parade of Chariots (12 PM - 1 PM) in which participant pull colorful chariots, dance, and chant the Holy Names of God. The Parade will be followed by The Festival of India, a free, day-long festival infused with transcendental music, discussion, drama, and a vegetarian feas (1 PM - 7 PM).

Friday, September 23, 2011 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

As part of Temple University's College of Liberal Arts' Dissent in America series, Prof. Ralph Young will introduce two young anti-nuclear activists, Ryan Potoff and Jocelyn Voorhees, who will speak on From Fukushima to Tomorrow: How to Stop Nuclear Threats in the U.S. and the World.

Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The French-American Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with The German-American Chamber of Commerce, The Irish-American Business Chamber & Network and The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce presents a business networking reception and corporate briefing, with Keynote remarks by Denis Thiery, Chairman & Group Chief Executive Officer of Neopost S.A.

Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

International business, diplomatic, and academic communities gather to “showcase” the international vitality of the region and celebrate Greater Philadelphia as a world-class region and international business destination.

Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 8:00am - Friday, September 23, 2011 - 5:00pm

Pennsylvania International Week (PIW) is an annual program, organized in partnership with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development. During this week, Pennsylvania’s Authorized Trade Representatives (ATRs), covering major markets around the world, visit Philadelphia to meet with local companies and discuss export opportunities in their respective markets.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm

In this World Affairs Council event, Professor Fawaz A. Gerges discusses the Al-Qaeda threat and future Western foreign policy, especially since the death of Osama bin Laden. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Join Project for Nuclear Awareness, Drexel Office of International Affairs, UN Association of Greater Philadelphia, Alliance for a Sustainable Future and Physicians for Social Responsibility in welcoming Dr. William H. Hartung, Center for International Policy and Dr. Jacqueline Reich, Chestnut Hill College. Drs. Hartung and Reich will discuss the nuclear threat and prospects for nuclear disarmament. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 (All day)

The International Day of Peace (Peace Day) is a global day of ceasefire & non-violence observed by millions worldwide on September 21. On Peace Day’s 30th anniversary, September 21, 2011, Philadelphia individuals, schools and organizations will join with the world by actively participating in a wide range of peace and non-violence activities.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 7:00pm - 11:10pm

In honor of the International Day of Peace and Peace Day Philly celebrations, Brothers in Harmony, reknowned local men's chorus, will entertain in the historic Philadelphia Meetinghouse at Friends Center. Reception with light refreshment follows the concert in the Cherry Street Room across the hall. Be certain to reserve this evening for a very special cultural experience.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 11:30am - 12:45pm

Learn how you can build a movement to put an end to nuclear threats—and nuclear weapons. Ed Aguilar, Project for Nuclear Awareness (PNA) program coordinator, Member, PSR Philadelphia Board, and Jocelyn Voorhees, St. Joseph’s University, PNA intern, will speak at Barbelin 265, 11:30-12:45, on the St. Joseph’s campus.

Saturday, September 17, 2011 - 9:30am - Saturday, December 10, 2011 - 1:00pm

Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture is launching a Saturday program, open to Kindergartners through 7th graders, focusing on Arabic instruction and reinforcement of the Arabic language through art, choir, drama, and percussion. Experienced Arabic speaking teachers incorporate the language throughout classes.

Saturday, September 17, 2011 - 9:00am - 2:00pm

The American Swedish Historical Museum Auxiliary is hosting its second annual flea market in September. Enjoy a day of fun and discovery inside and outside of the museum. 

Friday, September 16, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Tom Morr, of Select Greater Philadelphia, will lead a discussion on designing nonstop air travel between Philadelphia and East Asia.

Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Philly is a destination for sustainable businesses looking to relocate to a vibrant, talent-rich environment. Learn about the City's efforts to attract green businesses and hear about the success stories from companies that chose Philly!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 3:00pm - 8:00pm

Join ITVS and WHYY in an afternoon and evening that creatively examines community organizing, domestically and internationally. From 3 - 5 PM, a highly interactive workshop - sponsored by Trainings for Change - exploring how and why strategic nonviolence works. At 6 PM, a free screening of Pray the Devil Back to Hell, a documentary film chronicling the remarkable story of the courageous Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 8:00am - 4:00pm

Presented by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Learn how IFRS affects economically significant international accounting for revenue recognition, business combinations, and impairments. Get an update on current IASB projects including exposure drafts.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 7:30am - 9:30am

On September 13, 2011, Sales and Marketing Executives (SMEI) of Philadelphia introduce you to the skills you need to succeed in trade shows! Guest Speaker Traci Browne will share her expertise from years of successful convention management and exhibiting.

Friday, September 9, 2011 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) hosts Samuel Helfont, FPRI Adjunct Scholar, and Tally Helfont, Research Fellow and Coordinator of the FPRI Middle East Program, as they share research findings from a recent trip to Jordan. Free for members. $20 for non-members. Reservations required.

Friday, September 9, 2011 - 8:00am - Sunday, September 11, 2011 - 11:59pm

Philadelphia's CBS affiliate collates various, regional events commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Events include prayer services, a tribute walk, and a commemoration at The National Constitution Center.