Past Events

Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Our group will meet at 10:00 AM at 4th and Bainbridge Streets, outside of Famous 4th Street Deli. If you’d like, join us at the deli at 9:00 AM for breakfast! (Pay on your own.)

AJC is proud to partner once again on a program during the “Ciao Philadelphia” month-long celebration of Italian history and culture hosted by the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia. Join us for a walking tour of Historic Italian and Jewish South Philadelphia - “The Land of Dreams” for Jewish and Italian immigrants.

Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Global Philadelphia Association's (GPA) "Sustainable Development Goals Pitch Night" provides a fun and innovative platform for locals to identify a need in their city, aligned with one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and creatively devise a project idea to support this goal, all while enjoying good company, delicious pizza, and cold beer!

Choose a service project need based off of one of the following five Sustainable Development Goals:

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 7:03pm - 10:00pm

Over 20 years ago, a group of young string players at London’s Royal College of Music came together around a collective passion for the quartet repertoire. A few years later, they won the Gramophone Award for Best Debut Recording, and the rest is history. Late works by Mozart, Bartók, and Mendelssohn are highlighted in the Belcea’s PCMS return. Of particular note is Mendelssohn’s final completed work—a piece of unprecedented intensity and perhaps his most tragic and impassioned work.

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Author Joan E. Howard is the director of Petite Plaisance, the former home of French novelist Marguerite Yourcenar and her American partner Grace Frick. Frick was a literary scholar who introduced Yourcenar's work to English-language readers all over the world thanks to her award-winning translation of the novel Mémoires d'Hadrien in 1954. 

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Celebrate the diverse cultures and talents that international college students and scholars bring to the city of Philadelphia!

This signature event, (formerly known as the Welcome Reception and celebrating its 49th year), includes globally inspired food, music and dance performances and networking with people from around the world.

The Festival promotes the University of Pennsylvania’s global engagement highlighting the Penn Museum’s vast collection of cultural objects.

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 2:36pm - Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 2:36pm

Global entrepreneurs are professionals who use a global understanding of business and connections to recognize cross-cultural opportunities to create new value-added initiatives. The scope of global entrepreneurship goes beyond business creation. Within the non-profit world, global entrepreneurs establish social enterprises that become international. Many global leaders also create value as intrapreneurs who pursue opportunities within the context of an organization.

 

There are three typical vehicles for creation by global entrepreneurs:

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 2:00pm - Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 5:00pm
Principal Guest Conductor Stéphane Denève leads two weeks of concerts inspired by both Leopold Stokowski, music director of The Philadelphia Orchestra, and Dr. Albert C. Barnes, founder of the Barnes Foundation.  They were cultural pioneers, bringing the latest in art and music to Philadelphia in the early 1900s and presenting it in bold, new ways.
 
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 9:43am
Friday, October 19, 2018 - Sunday, November 18, 2018

Twenty-five professional women artists who empower each other and the community through their art

October 19 through November 18, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, October 19, 2018, 6:00 to 7:30pm

Music by Jasafar Blues Band

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Join us for a talk by Daniel Dreisbach, author of Reading the Bible with the Founding Fathers, followed by a conversation with leading scholars about the influence of religion on the Founders and our founding documents.

A book sale and signing with Daniel Dreisbach will follow the program. Pre-purchase your discounted copy of Reading the Bible with the Founding Fathers at checkout!

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

The Philadelphia Parks Alliance’s mission is to champion the public’s interest in outstanding parks, recreation, and open spaces—key to making Philadelphia a healthy, vibrant and sustainable city for all. We achieve this mission by advocating for public, place-based resources, such as the City’s 150+ playgrounds and recreation centers, organizing park clean-ups, leading tours through often forgotten or overlooked natural treasures, and direct-service programming, like our Philly Space Girls summer camp.

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 11:00am - Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 5:00pm

Berthe Morisot (1841–1895), one of the major impressionists, worked alongside Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. This exhibition traces the exceptional path of a woman who defied the social norms of her time to join the Parisian avant-garde.

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

An Encountering Other Faiths Facilitator Training is a one-day workshop for those seeking to feel more equipped to lead interfaith dialogue in their own settings, empowered by increased competence and confidence in facilitating members of their congregation or community to deepen their interfaith encounters. 

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

An Encountering Other Faiths Facilitator Training is a one-day workshop for those seeking to feel more equipped to lead interfaith dialogue in their own settings, empowered by increased competence and confidence in facilitating members of their congregation or community to deepen their interfaith encounters. 

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 8:30am - 11:30am

This interactive workshop series is an opportunity to identify key areas of improvement within your export processes and implement customized solutions for your growth! 

What to expect: 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Two world-renowned ensembles and a sensational soprano collaborate in the world premiere of a new song cycle by Philadelphia composer David Ludwig, chair of composition at the Curtis Institute. The Anchoress is a monodrama that imagines the life of a medieval mystic, merging the sounds of ancient and modern worlds to explore issues of faith, isolation, and social power.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

A unique, interactive chamber music experience with members of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. Performed in the round, a host will provide background and insight on each work and lead conversations with the musicians between pieces. The performance concludes with a casual audience Q&A.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Filmmakers Carrie Rickey and Andrew Ferrett will screen and discuss their new documentary, Before Hollywood: Philadelphia and the Birth of the Movies. The documentary, tells the story of the city as the cradle of motion pictures and the place where movies literally and metaphorically took their first steps. As the nation's manufacturing capital in the 19th century, Philadelphia was the crossroads where artists, engineers and amateur inventors realized the dream of transforming still images into those that moved.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

This fall, Interfaith Philadelphia is partnering with Peace Day Philly, Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers, the Interfaith Music Project, and ArtWell to bring a public series exploring art and performance as an entry point into interfaith engagement. The series will feature one workshop and three performances with artist talk-back sessions. Come learn how dancers, musicians, and writers throughout Philadelphia are using art to better understand themselves and one another as they use art to build relationships across lines of religious and cultural difference. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Presidential historian Michael Beschloss discusses his new book, Presidents of War, exploring presidential war powers and stories of presidents during wartime, from President James Madison and the War of 1812 to recent presidents today. Includes book sale.