Past Events

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

How do we tell a Chester history that includes and respects what is true for every group in the city?

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 6:00pm - 9:15pm

FPRI’s 2018 Annual Dinner

Annual Dinner Chairs: Marina Kats, Ronald J. Naples, Hon. Dov S. Zakheim
Special Events Chair: Susan H. Goldberg

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
6:00 p.m. Reception • 7:00 p.m. Dinner and Program • 9:15 p.m. Adjournment
A separate private reception will be held for Platinum Partners and above.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

November 5, 7, 9, and 12, 2018, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
At these special programs, happening throughout Veterans Week, visitors will be able to meet the men and women who have served in our nation’s military, as they engage in intimate conversations with members of the Center’s education staff, sharing their stories about their time in the service, and answering audience questions.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Dine with historian and mixologist David Emerson in a lively exploration of Colonial drinking customs. Discover the various types of beverages available to the 18th Century tavern tippler, how they were made, and even some recipes that you can try on your own (if you dare). Learn about our forefathers’ alternative to the modern Mohito and Martini, and what Ben Franklin considered “The Proof of God’s Love.”

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

November 5, 7, 9, and 12, 2018, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
At these special programs, happening throughout Veterans Week, visitors will be able to meet the men and women who have served in our nation’s military, as they engage in intimate conversations with members of the Center’s education staff, sharing their stories about their time in the service, and answering audience questions.

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:00am - Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 3:00pm

At our Letter Writing Stations, located in the first-floor lobby, visitors to the Center will be invited to take a moment to write messages (or draw pictures) expressing thanks to the women and men who have served in the country’s armed forces. The messages will be distributed to veterans in the community through our partners at Thank-A-Vet.

Thank you messages can also be mailed to the National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street, Philadelphia PA, 19106, Attn: Thank-A-Vet.

Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

He truly followed in his father’s footsteps. Now, acclaimed drummer, bandleader and composer T.S. Monk pays loving tribute to his famous father in honor of what would have been his 100th birthday. Join us to celebrate Thelonious Monk’s timeless, swinging jazz in an evening of newly discovered compositions and beloved hits by this “Father of Modern Jazz.”

Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

The circus is back in town! Join us on November 3rd, 2018, to celebrate Circadium's milestone second year, to greet our newest class of students, and to help solidify the school's status as the premiere destination for contemporary circus education in the United States.

Enjoy an unforgettable experience that features cocktails, a dinner buffet, and raffles, all while aerialists, acrobats, jugglers, and wire walkers perform among, around, and above the festivities — a truly immersive performance experience!

Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 8:00am - 3:00pm
Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

At the National Constitution Center, scouts will enjoy action-packed day learning about American history and the importance of good citizenship—all while meeting badge, patch, or journey requirements!  Our Scout Days feature guided tours, interactive quiz games, outdoor flag ceremonies, hands-on artifact workshops, activity tables, and more!  PLUS: All Scouts receive a great National Constitution Center Scout Day Fun Patch!

Girl Scout Days

November 3, 2018
March 9, 2019

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 7:30pm - 11:30pm

Four PCMS favorites come together for an all-encompassing concert of Johannes Brahms that highlights works from his early, middle, and late periods. Of particular note is his G Minor Piano Quartet—a poised and lyrical conception, laid out on a broad, symphonic-like scale.

Daniel Phillips, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; Peter Stumpf, cello; Cynthia Raim, piano – All-Brahms

Brahms: Piano Trio in C Major, Op. 87

Brahms: Piano Pieces, Op. 119

Brahms: Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 25

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

How does intergenerational trauma in Asian and Pacific Islander (API) immigrant communities shape our relationships to labor, including intimate, familial, and emotional labor? How do we define our worth in the context of political erasure, economic necessity, and inherited patterns of gendered violence? How do we accept and remake our difficult inheritances? Five API poets share original work to explore these questions.

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Every year upon arriving in Plobien, the small Breton town where he spends his summers, American writer Mark Greenside picks back up where he left off with his faux-pas-filled Francophile life. Mellowed and humbled, but not daunted, he faces imminent concerns: what does he cook for a French person? Who has the right-of-way when entering or exiting a roundabout? Where does he pay for a parking ticket? When can he touch the tomatoes?

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 7:30pm - Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 10:00pm

Two rapidly rising stars make their Philadelphia Orchestra debuts. Seong-Jin Cho brings his prize-winning technique to Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20. The engaging young David Akhram leads Beethoven's stirring Coriolan Overture and Brahm's majestic Symphony No. 1. 

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Penn State Great Valley presents a concert featuring Penn State’s Centre Dimensions, a premier 20-piece jazz ensemble conducted by renowned Penn State School of Music Director of Jazz Studies Marko Marcinko.

The students, recognized among the top in the University music program, perform a challenging repertoire of modern and classic jazz, as well as originals written by the director. This highly selective ensemble is open by audition to Penn State undergraduate and graduate students in all majors.

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

The Philadelphia Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany invites you to a discussion and luncheon with Christoph von Marschall, Chief Diplomatic Correspondent, Der Tagesspiegel, on “Self-Perception and External Expectations: Rethinking Germany’s Role on the World Stage”

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 7:30pm - 11:30pm

Music stands out in the fine arts for its ability to convey movement in time. It even manages to express the fluidity of the minutes passing. On this inventive program, the funeral march in Tchaikovsky’s lush, romantic third quartet brings an immediately palpable sense of passage. From Amber Frozen follows a changing world through the endurance of a preserved insect. And Brahms’s Clarinet Quintet is among the great autumnal masterworks—a piece of extraordinary emotional depth, which seems to bring us to the very end of time.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

FPRI's Templeton Lecture on Religion and World Affairs 

Defeating Religious Nationalism with Faithful Patriotism

Featuring Chris Seiple, President Emeritus, Institute of Global Engagement, Senior Fellow, FPRI