Past Events

Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Our very own Pat Jordan protrays Carrie Chapman Catt: Suffragist, Founder of the League of Women Voters and National Women’s Hall of Fame Honoree Born in 1859. Carrie Chapman Catt became a popular school superintendent, charismatic lecturer, astute organizer and two-time president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. She was a major force in the 19th Amendment becoming a reality in 1920. Carrie was featured on the cover of Time Magazine, worked for world peace and was awarded the American Hebrew Medal for her efforts in WWII. [Woman Suffrage, Peace Advocacy]

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 11:00am - 1:30pm

WHAT: All Democratic and Republican candidates running for local Congressional offices will be invited to speak and meet constituents at the United Voices for Philadelphia Event focusing on issues of relevance to Philadelphia’s immigrant and under-heard communities. Other candidates will be represented by staff or provide literature.

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 7:00pm - Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 11:00pm

Everyone is drawn to Carmen, an irresistible Spanish gypsy—except Corporal Don José. But even he soon succumbs to her seduction, fleeing a life in the military to join the gypsy world, all in Carmen’s name. When the famous bullfighter Escamillo begins to win her affection, however, a dangerous love triangle grows. Micaëla, Don José’s hometown sweetheart, attempts to wrest him from Carmen’s grasp, but to no avail—fate has already dealt its hand.

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 9:00am - 5:30pm

Did you know the esports industry is expected to hit $1.48 billion in revenue in 2020? Quickly becoming the fastest-growing sport in the U.S, the competitive video gaming industry is a game changer affecting the way sport business professionals play and compete globally.

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The Effects of Prejudice & Micro-Aggression on the Indian American Community" Part of MLIA's mission is to foster pride in our Indian heritage for future generations. Many of us deal with acts of prejudice and micro-aggression daily at work, school, and social interactions. It's important to have a dialogue so that we can learn how best to deal with this in our own lives and have an impact on how future generations perceive our community.

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 7:30pm - Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 8:00pm

This engaging concert evokes Italy and Egypt (with a French accent). Berlioz presents all the color and excitement of a Roman carnival. Saint-Saëns composed his Fifth Piano Concerto in Luxor (hence the name); Nicholas Angelich serves up its exotic musical flavor with panache. Guillaume Connesson based his new work on a line from the Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi's The Calm after the Storm, while the Italian Respighi paints a landscape portrait as enduring as the Eternal City itself. Stéphane Denève leads our tour-de-force tour.

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Part of MLIA's mission is to foster pride in our Indian heritage for future generations. Many of us deal with acts of prejudice and micro-aggression daily at work, school, and social interactions. It's important to have a dialogue so that we can learn how best to deal with this in our own lives and have an impact on how future generations perceive our community.

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Aaron will introduce the audience to the Rail Park, Phase 1 opening this spring, and the eventual 3-mile park running along the north edge of Center City. He will set the historical context for the site and give an overview of related projects in the US and internationally. He will also offer a brief history of the organization, Friends of the Rail Park, and the wide range of partnerships needed to create a beautiful celebration of our past and future.

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

On April 26, experience the Wagner Free Institute of Science Civil War-era building - now a National Historic Landmark - in the company of a preeminent art historian.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 12:00pm - 3:30pm

The Mid-Atlantic – Eurasia Business Council cordially invites you to the 22nd Annual Eurasian - American Innovation Technology Week (RANIT).

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

The Maestro Stéphane Denève is currently Principal Guest Conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra. Mr. Denève is also music director of the Brussels Philharmonic and director of its Centre for Future Orchestral Repertoire (CffOR), and music director designate of the St. Louis Symphony.

During the evening an open bar will be available and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Music by Benjamin Rosen.

$100 for members and non-members.

Cocktail attire.

More information to come.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

On Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at 5:30 PM at the Crystal Tea Room, HIAS Pennsylvania is hosting our 2018 Golden Door Awards: Keeping the Door Open. In light of current events, HIAS Pennsylvania is highlighting the critical work that private individuals, firms, and immigrants themselves do to support refugees and immigrants in Philadelphia. We imagine how our lives would be different if they weren’t here and doing so strengthens our resolve to keep the door open. This year we are proud to honor:

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

This year will be another eventful one for immigration. As we saw in 2017, the current presidential administration is working to discourage legal immigration, as well as increase enforcement actions against undocumented immigrants. There have been several proposed changes to U.S. immigration regulations that are scheduled to be published for notice and comment, in addition to changes in policy. Each will have a distinct impact on U.S. immigration, as well as on employers who rely on foreign nationals to supplement their workforce.

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the 14th Amendment’s ratification with a keynote conversation featuring former Attorney General of the United States Eric H. Holder, Jr.

This event is presented in partnership with the Thurgood Marshall Institute at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.

Watch this America’s Town Hall program live at constitutioncenter.org/live.

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Monday, April 23, 2018 - 1:00pm - 4:15pm

Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the 14th Amendment’s ratification with three daytime panels featuring noted scholars. 

This event is presented in partnership with the Thurgood Marshall Institute at the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund.

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

A Timely Topic

The final event in the speaker series celebrating the 250th anniversary of Old Pine Street Church is a panel discussion about how Christian faith intersects with local and national politics. Our panelists, the Rev. W. Wilson Goode, Sr., D.Min., and Ronald J. Sider, Ph.D., will discuss the relations between faith and political processes and the impact these have on social justice issues such as poverty, housing, and employment. They will also discuss the role of personal faith in light of current political issues.

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 9:30am - 5:00pm

As part of the Center’s Earth Day celebration, visitors can learn about green pioneers like President Teddy Roosevelt and First Lady Claudia “Lady Bird” Johnson.  They will also enjoy the spring weather as they participate in activities on the Center’s front lawn including gardening and 18th Century games. At activities tables visitors will create fun and handy cootie-catches that provide helpful tips on going green.

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 7:00pm - 10:30pm

Join Light Box as they celebrate their first year. Guests are invited to celebrate this milestone with food, drink, and music in their beautiful Galleria after the screening of famed Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci's stunning second feature Before the Revolution.

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

The new VENDOR VILLAGE will kick-off today at the Grow Philly Health Fair. This event will have free yoga, cooking demos, Soccer, a farmer's market, and a food truck. Come out and learn about the new VENDOR VILLAGE located at Mifflin Square Park. For more information, email [email protected]