Past Events

Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Check out the Rare Book Department’s latest exhibition, Our 5 Senses, an interactive exhibition for all ages that connects the senses, the brain, and the literary experience across three centuries of unique materials.

Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Check out the Rare Book Department’s latest exhibition, Our 5 Senses, an interactive exhibition for all ages that connects the senses, the brain, and the literary experience across three centuries of unique materials.

Friday, June 28, 2019 - 7:00pm

El Gran Festival de Musica Cubana is a celebration of the best in traditional Cuban music and culture. This gathering features a unique collection of some of its best known performers, including legends from the past and future stars.

Bringing you hours of music from stars like Juan De Marcos, the architect of Buena Vista Social Club and Afro Cuban All-Stars. These bands have been instrumental in bringing Cuban music to the world.

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Judith Bernstein-Baker retired from her position as HIAS Pennsylvania Executive Director in October 2016 after 18 years of passionate work. She now teaches Immigration Law at Philadelphia Community College and works pro bono for immigration and asylum clients in the Delaware Valley. Join Amnesty International Philadelphia for an evening conversation. This event is free.

Contact: Frank Gerould, [email protected].

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Co-sponsored by the Office of Immigrant Affairs, the Office of LGBT Affairs, and the Free Library of Philadelphia. In recognition of both Immigrant Heritage Month and Pride Month, gather for facilitated conversations that explore what it means to belong. This event is in partnership with the Free Library of Philadelphia and the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and Office of LGBT Affairs. This event is free. Contact: Kalela Williams, [email protected].

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

It’s that time of year again! Join key members of the entrepreneurial community at the 2019 PHL Innovation Picnic for great food, drinks, games, and lots of networking. Taking place at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, the PHL Innovation Picnic connects the area’s tech scene, including entrepreneurs, investors, community builders, and enterprise leaders alike. The last two years collectively brought together 1,600 conveners and raised over $22,000 in proceeds for local youth-innovation nonprofits. In 2019, we plan to grow our local roots regionally to an even larger innovation ecosystem.

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:00am - 1:00pm


We are excited to provide all participants the opportunity to practice and learn lacrosse skills in a collegiate training setting. The session will include warm-up, drills and scrimmage tactics used by the Gwynedd Mercy Lacrosse Coaching staff. You will also have the chance to interact with the team and see our beautiful campus.


9:00-9:30am - Check-in

9:30-10:45 - Warm Up and Drills

10:45-11:30- Scrimmage

11:30-12:45 - Lunch / Player Panel

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adults Evening Free Public Members
Free Screening: Chasing the Moon

Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with WHYY and the Franklin Institute for a sneak peak of the new American Experience series, Chasing the Moon. The preview screening will be followed by a discussion from co-hosts of WHYY-FM's Skytalk, the Franklin Institute’s Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts and WHYY’s All Things Considered host Dave Heller.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm

12-1PM: Meet Ben - For entrepreneurs interested in growing their business to the next level: learn about what Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania does for technology-focused startups and companies in the Greater Philadelphia region, and the capital, counsel and connections you can gain through Ben Franklin’s investments.

Lunch will be provided.

*This session will be followed by open office hours with our Technology Commercialization Group and there will also be a step-by-step walkthrough of our application process.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us to learn more about Fox’s Online Bachelor of Business Administration Program. Hear about how our program is different from competitors, what majors we offer, how it works and the cost of program.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

An evening dedicated to celebrating the rich diversity among the science and arts community, join us for a special Pride Month celebration during the June edition of Science After Hours. This event is for Adults 21+

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Adults Evening Members Public
An evening dedicated to celebrating the rich diversity among the science and arts community, join us for a very special Pride Month celebration.

Activities Include:
-Delve into how scientific our ideas about sex and gender are with local sexologist, writer, podcaster, adjunct professor, consultant and activist Timaree Schmit, PhD.
-Science can be a Drag: three local drag performers paired with three Franklin Institute science interpreters for some colorful and over-the-top science demonstrations throughout the evening!

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Get an after-hours tour through the Returning Citizens program, which offers tours with people that were previously incarcerated to hear about history and about contemporary prison practices. After the tour, sit down with Lauren Zalut, Director of Education and Tour Programs, to hear more about the program and using interpretation, art and exhibits to bring awareness to mass incarceration and foster empathy. Continue the conversation with us over drinks at Jack's Firehouse on 2130 Fairmount Ave.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Liberty Awards Gala

6:00 - 7:00 PM Registration & Cocktails
7:00 - 8:30 PM Dinner & Awards Program
8:30 - 10 :00 PM Dessert & Dancing

Attire: Cocktail Style

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Northeast Philadelphia immigrant community has grown significantly during the last decade. Yet formal opportunities to learn English have diminished. Immigrant and community leaders will discuss what can be done to address this issue and increase opportunities for all.

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 9:00am - 1:30pm

Measles? Mumps? Ebola? Our news is filled with new and recurring epidemics. To understand this news, students can be informed by lessons in social studies and STEM. The Historical Society of Pennsylvania and Global Philadelphia Association are co-sponsoring an educators’ workshop using primary sources to teach about Philadelphia’s global medical heritage.

Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Colonial hunters and Revolutionary soldiers used small leather bags, called “shot pouches,” to carry musket balls and other materials. In this beginner workshop, participants will learn the basics of cutting and sewing leather and leave with their own shot pouch.

Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 7:30pm

The 1989 comedy/drama “Say Anything” brought popular culture the love story of Lloyd Dobler (actor John Cusack) and Diane Court (actress Ione Skye). An eternal optimist seeks the heart of a “brain trapped in the body of a game show hostess.” Ranked by Entertainment Weekly as one of the greatest modern movie romances (and #11 on the list of 50 best high-school movies), “Say Anything” made a star out of John Cusack who went on to success in multiple films including “High Fidelity,” “Grosse Point Blank,” and “Being John Malkovich,” among others.

Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 7:00pm

The Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus and Anna Crusis Women's Choir invite you to this historical celebration of STONEWALL.

Quiet no more, this new commission commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall uprising.

Do you have a valid student ID? As part of our Outreach Program, show your student ID for FREE admission.