Past Events

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join Philadelphia's YCPN, NABA, NExt, and Prospanica chapters for a fundraiser event to help those impacted by the recent natural disasters.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 6:00pm - 9:45pm

The annual February Japanese Film Series is presented by the University of Pennsylvania Center for East Asian Studies (UPenn CEAS) and the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia (JASGP) The theme for 2020 is “Modernism vs. Tradition in Japanese Cinema.” All screenings are free and open to the public. No registration required.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 4:30pm

Please join CENFAD for a lecture and question-and-answer session with Chouki El Hamel, Professor of History at Arizona State University. Dr. El Hamel will discuss his most recent research on Slave Soldiers and Maroonage in 18th Century Morocco, followed by a brief question and answer session. 

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 8:00am - 9:30am

Russ Kilman is the global leader of SEI Ventures, SEI's corporate venture capital program which seeks to invest in emergent or potentially disruptive technologies or business models. Russ also leads SEI's global innovation programs that enable creative problem solving through design-thinking and user-centered design principles.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 8:00am - 9:30am

Russ Kilman is the global leader of SEI Ventures, SEI's corporate venture capital program which seeks to invest in emergent or potentially disruptive technologies or business models. Russ also leads SEI's global innovation programs that enable creative problem solving through design-thinking and user-centered design principles.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

This workshop will provide you with basic information to help you better prepare your startup for the necessities of bookkeeping and being prepared to file taxes. Topics covered will include: what files and documents to keep, how to be better organized, systems that can be used, how to select an accountant and more. Please RSVP by clicking here

Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 9:30am - 2:00pm

AJC Philadelphia/Southern NJ and the Dialogue Institute-Journal of Ecumenical Studies invite you to attend a half-day tour and dialogue experience to explore the relationship between religion, race, and civil rights in early Philadelphia history.

Participants in this program will:

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

FREE!!! Bring your partner, bring your family, bring your friends, or just yourself because this is PALENTINES!

The award winning poet and curator of the Al-Bustan poetry series this season, Ahmad Almallah, will open the event at our new hub on Lancaster Ave every second Friday with a invitational poem followed by a reading of the local and renowned poets. This month we have the privileged to launch our series with a reading from Alina MacNeal, a Philadelphia-based poet and educator.

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 5:00pm

Since 2019, Lebanon has been rocked by a series of protests and political upheavals, culminating with the resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri in October. Join our panel of specialists for a discussion and analysis of the events currently unfolding, including Maya Mikdashi, Marwan Kraidy, and Hicham Safieddine by Skype. The panel will be moderated by Lama Mourad.

Participants

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 9:30am - 1:30pm

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 6:00pm - 9:45pm

The annual February Japanese Film Series is presented by the University of Pennsylvania Center for East Asian Studies (UPenn CEAS) and the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia (JASGP) The theme for 2020 is “Modernism vs. Tradition in Japanese Cinema.” All screenings are free and open to the public. No registration required.

Onibaba is set during a fourteenth century civil war. Nobuko Otowa and Jitsuko Yoshimura play two women who kill soldiers to steal their possessions, and Kei Satō plays the man who ultimately comes between them.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 4:30pm

Sarah B. Snyder is a historian of U.S. foreign relations who specializes in the history of the Cold War, human rights activism, and U.S. human rights policy. She is the author of From Selma to Moscow: How Human Rights Activists Transformed U.S. Foreign Policy (Columbia University Press, 2018), which explains how transnational connections and 1960s-era social movements inspired Americans to advocate for a new approach to human rights.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

The National Constitution Center’s Exhibition Developer Elena Popchock and Registrar Theresa Altieri Taplin will lead an exclusive tour of the objects that were brought together for this exhibit. Learn where they come from, why they were selected for exhibition, how we display them safely in the exhibit, and more.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 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. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - Sunday, March 1, 2020

Through breathtaking dance and music, Shen Yun’s artists tell of a time when divine beings walked upon the earth, leaving behind a culture that inspired generations. Ancient Chinese wisdom, infused with Buddhist and Taoist spirituality and values, gave birth to everything from medical innovations to opera, dance, architecture, and even martial arts. But after decades of communist rule, much of this divinely inspired culture has been destroyed or forgotten.

Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Combining fluid movement with complex melodies and rhythms, traditional Indian dance originated more than 2,000 years ago in Hindu temples. Artist Ramya Ramnarayan - in beautiful costumes and makeup - brings the art form to life, highlighting its role in the cultural and spiritual life of India.

This series is made possible by funding from the Philadelphia City Institute Board of Managers.

Montgomery Auditorium
Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street

All programs begin at 2:00 p.m.
Doors open at 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Ring in the Year of the Rat with the Rail Park at our 2nd annual Lunar New Year celebration! Pick up some flowers to symbolize growth in the year to come (a Hong Kong tradition!). Plus, food trucks, beverages, and activities for the whole fam!

Saturday, February 8
1300 Noble St - wheelchair accessible entrance at Broad & Noble
noon - 3pm
Philadelphia Suns lion dance 2-3pm

Flowers:
Flowers from Ravey - dried flowers