Past Events

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 5:30pm

Please join us for a fascinating lecture given by Dr. Faiz Ahmed, Associate Professor of History, Brown University. In his talk, he will unearth the lost history of Kabul at the turn of the 20th century.       

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

EHLS is an intensive advanced English and professional skills program that prepares non-native English speakers from a variety of fields for careers with the federal government.

Thursday, April 18, 2019 (All day)

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 7:30pm

Known to millions as “The Royal Family of the Guitar,” the Romeros are a veritable institution in the world of classical music. Encompassing three generations of gifted guitarists, they have, in the words of Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo, “developed the technique of the guitar by making what is difficult to be easy. They are without a doubt the grand masters of the guitar.”

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Announcing our 2018-2019 Explorer of the Year, Honorary Dr. Derrick Pitts, Astronomer, “Philly Hero”, and Educator Extraordinaire!

Join us as we celebrate our legacy in honoring Derrick Pitts as our 128th Explorer, with a reception, presentation, and (optional) dinner, at the Union League of Philadelphia.

Derrick will help us understand our world with his special presentation, ‘Next’, that explores the intersection of imagination, innovation, discovery; their impact on space exploration, and our expanding understanding of the universe.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

The 26th session of the ILO’s International Labour Conference (ILC) was held in Mitten Hall of Temple University (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) in 1944. On May 17 of the same year, the Declaration of Philadelphia was signed in the Oval Office of the White House in the presence of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Monday, April 15, 2019 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

In 2005, the Business Association of West Parkside inaugurated the Philadelphia Stars Negro League Memorial Park. This park honoring and commemorating Jackie Robinson, The Philadelphia Stars, and Negro League Baseball is available to the public all year long. 

On April 15th, the Business Association of West Parkside hosts a Jackie Robinson Day celebration.  It is on this day that we invite local schools to join us in remembering the accomplishments of Jackie Robinson.  

Monday, April 15, 2019 - 8:30am - 1:00pm

Few would question the fact that advances in technology, particularly in machine learning and artificial intelligence, have improved our lives and helped increase efficiency in a variety of ways. 

But novel technologies inevitably raise important ethical questions, and in the case of these kinds of technologies, the stakes are quite high. 

Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Working in an intuitive manner, impressionist painters captured in color and rhythm the spontaneity of the moment. It was a time of change, a time of new ideas, and innovation. These innovations took the impressionists outdoors to paint in the open air. In this class, we will discuss the impressionist artists. Like the impressionists, we will paint in the open air, with the breathtaking gardens of the Morris Arboretum as our own personal Giverny. (In the event of inclement weather we will paint indoors, from great works of the impressionists.) Come to class dressed to paint.

Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Visit Japan without leaving Philadelphia! Sakura Sunday is an all-day celebration of traditional and contemporary Japan with live music, dance, and martial arts performances, fashion shows, arts and crafts, karaoke, and much more.

Sakura Sunday is held at Fairmount Park’s Horticulture Center, home to hundreds of blooming cherry trees – including two from 1926. Bring family, friends, pets, and a picnic and enjoy a beautiful day of arts and culture beneath the blossoms!

Sunday, April 14, 2019 - Tuesday, April 16, 2019

National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) is excited to announce that New Foundations Charter School in Philadelphia, P.A. will be the host site for the National Service-Learning Conference!

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Late nineteenth century New York City is the setting for this all-star heist movie. James Caan and Elliott Gould are the titular characters who stumble into a bank robbery scheme being planned by the extravagantly wealthy and deviously charming Adam Worth (Michael Caine). With the help of Diane Keaton, Harry and Walter try to outsmart the master criminal Worth to pull off one of the biggest bank heists ever.

Solid Gould: Elliot Gould in the 1970s

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Walk Back in Time.

"Give me liberty or give me death!" is the now famous line often attributed to Patrick Henry and his 1775 speech. But what about the Founding Fathers and patriots who did risk their lives for the freedom held so near and dear in American hearts?

Join a walking tour of Laurel Hill Cemetery on Saturday, April 13th at 1pm to hear the stories that weave into that famous line.

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Join us in learning the soothing ancient textile art of macramé (decorative knotting), with fiber artist Angela Boltz. Students will learn the history of macramé, three basic knot formations, and how to start a project of their own. Each participant will leave with a beautiful handmade plant holder, along with the knowledge to use as a springboard for further creative play and mindful exploration. Please bring a potted plant or container around which you would like to build your creation. This class meets at the Arboretum’s Bloomfield Farm Horticulture Center.

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Countries and citizens that have experienced violence face post-conflict scenarios trying to repair the damage done, and figuring out how to move forward. There are ways and tools to work with survivors, individually and collectively. Forensic anthropologists, psychologists, social workers, educators, and artists have ways to contribute to the well-being of the victims, along with the establishment of Truth and Reconciliation Commissions (TRCs) that focus on the truth to be heard and the reparations to be considered. 

Saturday, April 13, 2019 (All day)


Brazilian Folk Music & Dance

Friday, April 12, 2019 - 8:00pm - Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 2:00pm

Hailed for its superbly trained dancers and inventive choreography, Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers’ artistry is a hybrid of Asian philosophies and Western culture infused with a fearless physicality that resonates with the soul. Lush works of poetic sensibility, “Lin’s dances, simultaneously abstract and specific, create and inhabit worlds of their own.” (The New York Times)

Don’t miss KYL/D in its Annenberg Center debut!

Program includes:

  • CHI (2002)

  • Moon (1993)

Friday, April 12, 2019 - 7:30pm

Traditional Japanese instruments resound in modern rhythmic and harmonic modes in Kaoru Watanabe's artfully blended musical landscapes. Navigating a nuanced web of modern issues and multicultural influences, Watanabe's extraordinary work infuses music from across the globe with the traditions of Japan, opening up an inviting, one-of-a-kind world of musical dialogue.

Photo credit: Lightbox Film Center