Past Events

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

In honor of the 51st anniversary of Loving v. Virginia, the Supreme Court case that legalized interracial marriage in all U.S. states.

Introducing The Loving Project Study Guide: A teacher resource to accompany the podcast of interviews with interracial couples living in Greater Philadelphia https://lovingproject.com/.

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 9:30am - 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

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

Discover and explore six historic houses, their architecture and history, and Fairmount Park, on this fun and engaging 3.5-hour scavenger hunt!

Purchase tickets before May 7 to receive a $5 Early Bird discount!

Participants will meet at Lloyd Hall at 9:00AM on Saturday, June 16. Each participant will receive a FREE small coffee courtesy of Cosmic Cafe (redeemable at Cosmic Cafe in Lloyd Hall the morning of the event.)

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Learn about the cultural significance of adornment and jewelry in the ancient world by examining jewelry from the archaeological site of Ur (in modern day Iraq). Dr. Jane Hickman, jewelry scholar and editor of the Museum’s Expedition magazine, speaks about the beautiful objects found at Ur, now on display in the Middle East Galleries. Afterwards, you can try your hand at creating your own piece of splendor based on these ancient designs.

$40 per guest.

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Do you have questions regarding the benefits of having an Italian Dual Citizenship? Although there are several advantages that come with this designation, applicants need to understand what dual nationality really means in order to make an educated decision.

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Please join us in recognition of Immigrant Heritage Month to celebrate their essential role in building a better Philadelphia and United States for all. Our program will recognize local immigrants who shared their powerful stories with AL DÍA as part of a six-month editorial project shedding light on the U.S. immigrant experience.

Guests will enjoy a welcome networking reception with live Latin music from Groupo Minas, hors d'oeuvres and open bar provided by Garces Group before the program.

Speakers

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 9:30am - 5:00pm

From star-spangled banners to five-star generals, Philadelphia celebrates the shared birthday of two of our country’s greatest institutions — the American flag and the U.S. Army. The Stripes and Stars Festival takes place annually on June 14 at locations throughout Independence National Historical Park and Historic Philadelphia, including Independence Hall, Betsy Ross House, and the National Constitution Center. Events include flag raising ceremonies, a patriotic parade, giant flag folding demonstrations, and a moving naturalization ceremony.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The Delaware County Symphony under the baton of Music Director Joseph Caminiti welcomes Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz from NBC 10 TV as a special guest conductor to open the 2018 Rose Tree Park Summer Music Festival on Wednesday, June 13 at 7:30 pm with a Free Summer Concert of classical music.

The concert opens with excerpts from the rhythmic West Side Story, to the emotionally moving Porgy and Bess, to the beautiful Capriccio Espagnol by Russian born Rimsky-Korsakov and more.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 7:30pm - Monday, June 25, 2018 - 7:30pm

2018 Pastorius Park Concerts

Wednesday(s), 7:30 p.m., June 20, 27, July 4, 11, 18, 25
Pastorius Park is located off of Millman Street (view map). 
If a show is rained out, it takes place at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy’s Cherokee Campus (view map).

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

This export compliance seminar is a one-day program bringing together experts from the U.S. Department of Commerce, BDP International, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and Morgan Lewis to provide training on export filing requirements.

All those involved in the export process should plan to attend this invaluable event:

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Guggenheim Fellowship in Constitutional Studies, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the National Constitution Center will bring together former fellows—Holly Brewer, Risa Goluboff, and Lea VanderVelde—to discuss the battle over race and equality across American history, from the Founding to Reconstruction to the Civil Rights Revolution. This event is presented in partnership with the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Guggenheim Fellowship in Constitutional Studies, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the National Constitution Center will bring together former fellows—Holly Brewer, Risa Goluboff, and Lea VanderVelde—to discuss the battle over race and equality across American history, from the Founding to Reconstruction to the Civil Rights Revolution.

This event is presented in partnership with the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

Calling all brides-to-be! Join Chestnut Hill for the ultimate wedding planning event with your “I DO” crew.

Before you walk down the aisle, take a stroll along Germantown Avenue and enjoy a day of bridal style, tips, treats, and pampering in Philadelphia’s Garden District.

Enjoy free parking, butlered hors d'ouevres, champagne, entertainment, and a photo of you and your “I DO” crew at a "mini" wedding reception hosted by The Chateau at SugarLoaf Pick up your bridal "swag bag" which includes:

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 10:00am - 8:00pm

The ODUNDE festival attracts up to 500,000 people annually and is the largest African American street festival held in the country.

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 9:00am

The 6th Annual Ride for Understanding, a bike ride fundraiser for the Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia, will take place on June 10th, 2018. Each year riders come together to increase awareness about the work and mission of the Interfaith Center.

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

"Through wisdom is a house built, and by understanding it is established..."

Rooted in the need to speak about our political environment, we usher in summer and our Month of Moderns festival with a concert of thought-provoking, timely music for strings, percussion, piano and choir.

David Lang, statement to the court (2011)
David Lang, a house (2016)
David Lang, just (after song of songs) (2016)
Ellis Ludwig-Leone, world premiere (*2018)
Alex Berko, Lincoln (2018)
Pēteris Vasks, The fruit of silence (2013)

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Founded by West Park Cultural Center in 2008, the West Park Arts Fest will return for its 11th year on Saturday, June 9 along South Concourse Drive in West Fairmount Park.

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 11:00am

Come celebrate the life of the legendary Lois Fernandez as they rename a city street in her honor.

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Philadelphia's ultimate FREE block party features dozens of performances, rides, popular food vendors and more - in the center of Broad Street!