Past Events

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 10:00am - Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 10:00pm

Services account for 68% of the economy in South Africa, with tourism recently surpassing mining as the largest foreign exchange earner. Please join the Conference of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers trade mission to South Africa and Tanzania from June 1-9, 2018. The mission delegation will make stops in Johannesburg and Pretoria, South Africa, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. 

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 6:00pm

The most talked about and exciting black-tie gala in our region is about to stage a return.

2018 Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts Gala is Co-Chaired by
David L. Cohen - Senior Executive Vice President of Comcast Corporation
The Honorable Edward G. Rendell - Former Governor of Pennsylvania

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The most talked about and exciting black-tie gala in our region is about to stage a return.

2018 Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts Gala is Co-Chaired by
David L. Cohen - Senior Executive Vice President of Comcast Corporation
The Honorable Edward G. Rendell - Former Governor of Pennsylvania

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Campus Philly Annual Meeting


Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

You are cordially invited to a free lecture by Sandra Rebok, Ph.D, on Wednesday, May 30 at 7:00pm in the German Society’s Horner Memorial Library. This lecture discusses Alexander von Humboldt’s position between the declining Spanish empire and the rising American nation at the time of his visit to the United States in the spring of 1804.

What were the reasons for adding this visit to the US after having travelled through the Spanish colonies for five years? What role did Philadelphia play for Humboldt during his six-week stay in this country?

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 11:00pm

Put on your finery and join the Wagner Free Institute of Science for a night of signature cocktails and scintillating conversation.

A Sip of Science, an annual cocktail party, will be held in the Landmark museum and bucolic teaching garden on Friday, June 1, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. This year, they honor Dr. Paul A. Offit for his leadership and contributions to public health.

Sunday, May 27, 2018 - Friday, June 1, 2018

Join peers and experts at the largest gathering in the field of international education for the 2018 NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo, "Diverse Voices, Shared Commitment." The conference will take place May 27-June 1, 2018, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and will feature outstanding educational and professional development opportunities and a world-class expo hall.


NAFSA 2018: The International Education Event of the Year! 

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 9:30am - Monday, May 28, 2018 - 5:00pm

The National Constitution Center will honor America’s fallen military heroes over Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 26, through Monday, May 28. Visitors can participate in a variety of family-friendly programs and activities including flag etiquette and flag folding workshops, Thank-A-Vet postcards, arts and craft activities, and interactive shows.


Free with general admission

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 7:30pm - Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 9:00pm

Bernard wants Suzanne, and his wife Jacqueline wants his best friend Robert. Suzette comes to cook them all dinner, and her husband George might have to set everybody straight in this wickedly funny comedy by French playwright Marc Camoletti. The action spills from the drawing room to the bedroom to the kitchen in this hilarious and fast-moving farce of marriage, lust, and cordon bleu cuisine.

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 5:30pm - 9:30pm

The Captain's Ball Independence Seaport Museum will kick off Sail Philadelphia 2018 with The Captain's Ball on Thursday, May 24.

The evening will feature dinner, dancing, and fireworks as we welcome a fleet of majestic Tall Ships to the Delaware River waterfront.

  • 5:30 p.m. Cocktails
  • 7:00 p.m. Dinner
  • 8:30 p.m. VIP Tall Ship Tours
  • 9:30 p.m. Fireworks

Attire: Summer chic / Stiletto heels are not permitted aboard the ships

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 11:00am - Monday, May 28, 2018 - 7:00pm

Eleven tall ships sail to the Delaware River Waterfront. Experience Sail Philadelphia on land, on deck, or on the water.

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 9:30am - 1:00pm

The Third Annual World Heritage Day: A Community Event

Philadelphia World Heritage Day was instituted by Mayor Kenney in 2016. It is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of each May.

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 8:30am - 4:00pm

Does the quality of your documentation match the quality of your product?

This program will help you understand how to correctly complete international shipping documents. Learn what documents you should be filling out and how to do so accurately to keep your customers, distributors and company ahead of schedule and save time. Details.


Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Global Tastes is a celebration of Philadelphia’s diverse communities through food! Started in 2007, Global Tastes is Nationalities Service Center’s most important fundraiser of the year and is the only fundraising event and food competition in Philadelphia featuring global cuisine. Every year, this gala event raises vital funds that allow immigrants and refugees in the Philadelphia area to continue to benefit from the NSC’s high quality legal, social, education, health and language access services.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

The ultimate Hamilton museum experience! Begin your journey in the new feature exhibit Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation. Next, meet Hamilton in Signers’ Hall to learn about his role in the Constitutional Convention. Finally, explore The Story of We the Peopleto learn about Hamilton’s influence on our early party system and the separation of powers.


Free for Members, pre-registration is required.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 11:51am - Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 11:51am
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 9:00am - 11:00am

Join your friends and coworkers for a dynamic discussion led by Philly's top Asian American Women Executives. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast and learn from the experts on how to energize your employees, reinvigorate your brand and inspire others to follow your lead. A networking session will follow the event.

Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

A Special Concert with Accompanying Presentation
About the Birth of Musical Romanticism
With Piano, Violin and Cello

E.T.A. HOFFMANN: Grand Piano Trio in E major
BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata in E major, op.109
BRAHMS: Piano Trio #1 in B major
SCHUMANN: Adagio and Allegro for cello and piano

Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 2:30pm - Monday, May 21, 2018 - 9:30pm
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm

2018 Theme: All About Animals!

Celebrate Art and Art-Making! Through Family Arts Academy, School and Community Partnership Program, and collaboration with community partners, we welcome families to celebrate a year of art making with PAFA. Enjoy music, free food, performances and art-making stations with animal drawing. Also, check out the annual juried Family Arts Academy exhibition. 

3:00- 4:00 p.m. Special Performance: The Giovana Robinson Latin Jazz Quintet