Past Events

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 11:00am - Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 11:00pm

2017–2018 SEASON
La traviata · Giuseppe Verdi 

Plagued by sickness, Violetta finds love in Alfredo, but before long they are torn apart by betrayal. A "fallen woman", she is forced to abandon her lover, until the truth comes out and they are reunited, if only for a moment. One of opera’s enduringly popular classics, Verdi’s La traviata has thrilled Philadelphia audiences with the tragic love story of Alfredo and Violetta for 160 years.

Sung in Italian with English supertitles 

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 11:00am - Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 4:00pm

New exhibition is first in a planned series of Signature Galleries encompassing more than 44,000 square feet of reinstalled gallery space.

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 9:00am - 11:00am

Many older communities and neighborhoods are home to tourist destinations, like museums, historic sites, arts and cultural venues, or parks and trails, among others. Visiting these sites—whether by car, bus, transit, foot, or bicycle—can often present challenges.

The first part of this event will feature speakers familiar with transportation, tourism, and community and economic development.

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 8:30am - 4:30pm

Balancing development and our historic resources and farmland may not be a new problem, but is an ever-present and growing challenge for municipalities across the state. This workshop brings together developers, local planners, historic preservation advocates, municipalities, and nonprofit organizations to discuss how to recognize the need for development and at the same time recognize the need for maintaining a sense of place.

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 7:30pm - Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 3:00pm
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Each year, PennFuture honors the accomplishments of five exceptional women conservationists in Pennsylvania. The 2018 Celebrating Women in Conservation Awards are designed to encourage continuing excellence in conservation and to forge a stronger network of exceptional women working to protect Pennsylvania’s environment.

Since its inception in 2015, this event has traveled around the state to different communities to ensure recognition of local leaders, volunteers and career professionals. We are pleased to bring the 2018 event to the Philadelphia area.

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

2018 ARTWELL AWARDS /// April 19 at the National Museum of American Jewish History /// Thrive. Dream. Lead.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 9:00am - 9:00pm

Celebrate International Day for Monuments and Sites in Philadelphia by checking out these different sites and resources about Philadelphia’s heritage.

Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States were signed, is Philadelphia’s UNESCO site. Independence Hall tickets are free, and tours run every 15 to 30 minutes.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 9:30am - 5:00pm

Visitors to the National Constitution Center on Tax Day can learn about the history and significance of taxation, and the role that Alexander Hamilton played in creation of the American financial system.  They will also be able to learn more about our “Ten Dollar Founding Father” at  interactive shows, and make piggy banks and other handy crafts.

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Join us for a discussion with historians, including Carol Berkin, as well as Hamilton biographers Jay Cost and Tony Williams, as we unveil our new Hamilton exhibit, exploring Hamilton’s constitutional clashes with Madison, Jefferson, Adams, and Burr. Guests will have access to Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation directly before and after the discussion from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 - 8 p.m.


Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Songhaï blues from northern Mali, “A worthy successor to Ali Farka Touré. Sidi Toure has all the talent. It’s incredible.” – Bassekou Kouyaté

Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Last year you showed your love and support for Syrian refugees residing in Philadelphia. We hope that you will show that same love and support to aid the maternal health care crisis taking place in Nigeria. Nigeria is the second largest contributor to under-five years of age and maternal mortality rates, with a majority of newborn deaths occurring within the first week after birth. By investing in a mother and her pregnancy, we can save two lives, both a mother and her baby.

This event will be an educational and cultural experience consisting of the following:

Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Visit Japan without leaving Philadelphia! Sakura Sunday is an all-day celebration of traditional and contemporary Japan with live music, dance, and martial arts performances, fashion shows, arts and crafts, karaoke, and much more.

Sakura Sunday is held at Fairmount Park’s Horticulture Center, home to hundreds of blooming cherry trees – including two from 1926. Bring family, friends, pets, and a picnic and enjoy a beautiful day of arts and culture beneath the blossoms!

Admission: Adults $15, Children (12 & under) free, ACCESS card admission: $5 (day of purchases only)

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Unlike typical tea ceremonies, the nodate style is done in open air, incorporating natural scenery into the ritual. This special tea, performed by members of Urasenke Philadelphia, will be held on the veranda at Shofuso under the weeping cherry tree. Drink a bowl of matcha green tea and taste a seasonal sweet. Space is limited and advanced registration is required.

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Be sure to attend the opening of these unique exhibits highlighting Sami culture. Representatives from the Sami Cultural Center of North America will present a lecture and Sami Joik musical performance. This day of cultural learning will also include live reindeer, a chance to experience an indoor aurora borealis, samples of traditional Sami recipes prepared by Chef Henrik, and family activities. All activities are included with regular admission and pre-registration is not required.

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 11:00am - Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 6:00pm

The exhibition, titled “Petite Tales” will feature a brand new collection of colorful felt creatures that are inspired by folklore and fairytales. Fans of the popular faux taxidermy will delight in this new breed of enchanting story tellers!

The exhibition will be up from April 14th – June 10th. There will be an opening reception with the artists on April 14th from 6-8pm.

Please email us at [email protected] if you are interested in a digital collector’s preview of the work.

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Join us for a unique business networking opportunity for women and minority business owners. Spend time discussing strategies that enable you take your brand GLOBALLY.

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

The history of the Morris Arboretum is rich with Japanese influences. Join us in April as we celebrate this history and experience the beauty of Morris Arboretum’s cherry tree collection in bloom.

Visit our website for events scheduled on April 7 and 14:

All events are included with garden admission.

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

Students today need to understand Philadelphia’s role in the world both in the past and in the present in order to become career and college ready, living and working in a global economy.  

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 9:00am - 5:30pm

In the birthplace of America, at the nexus of the Northeast Corridor (less than two hours from New York and Washington), we invite you to join us for TransportationCamp PHL 2018! The inaugural Philadelphia incarnation of the participant-driven TransportationCamp conference series follows the “unconference” format, lending itself to a more pertinent, thought-provoking, and active event. Whether you work in the industry or simply have an interest, come prepared for an exciting day of ideas situated at the intersection of transportation, technology, and urbanism.