Past Events

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 6:00pm

Philadelphia's designation as a World Heritage City (the first in the United States) connects us to a community of more than 300 other World Heritage Cities across the globe. Together, we will be celebrating our unique heritages and common bonds by marking World Heritage Cities Solidarity Day on September 5th.

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 6:00pm

The Parkside Fresh Food Fest is a five (5) event series that seeks to build community, utilize common public space, and provide fresh food access. Each event is free and open to the public and will include a chef led cooking demonstration with free samples as well as a variety of entertainment, education, and civic engagement opportunities. All event dates are rain or shine!

All of the fresh produce and product included in the subscription is provided by Reading Terminal Market Merchants!

This event also occurs on October 10th.

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Citizen Diplomacy International's First Thursdays are fun and interesting monthly cocktail receptions where you can meet State Department guests from abroad, Sister City representatives, international business professionals, foreign-born university students and expats from all over the world.

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - Sunday, October 13, 2019

 A shady businessman turns to politics, using gangster instincts to grab and hold power. He rapidly learns how to sway a crowd using fear and false promises. Will the people reject his appeal or succumb to his demands? In the midst of a world war, Bertolt Brecht brought forth this brilliant drama that remains an insightful parable for our time.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Orchestra 2001 will present a 10-piece ensemble playing exciting music by three of Mexico’s most well-known 20th- and 21st-century classical composers: Carlos Chávez, Silvestre Revueltas, and Francisco Cortés-Álvarez. The artistic influences for this music range from pre-Spanish, Aztec culture to mariachi to the artwork done by present-day Mexican muralists on their side of the existing border walls that separate the United States and Mexico.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Speaker and topic to be announced.

This event is part of Eastern State's ongoing Searchlight Series of events addressing issues in contemporary corrections. The Searchlight Series discussions take place the first Tuesday of every month, free and open to the public. No reservations required.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 10:00am - Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 5:00pm

For many of us alchemy conjures up images of mysticism or a fool’s quest for gold. But alchemy’s golden age was much more. In this era of experimental discovery and practical skill, physicians and chymists worked to heal the human body. They studied the secrets of the natural world. These men and women ushered in change, creativity, and scientific inquiry. This era was stranger than fiction and more curious than myth. We invite you to step into the real Age of Alchemy.

Sunday, September 1, 2019 - 10:00am

[NOTE: Free. Tickets are limited and available on-site starting at 10 am]

It’s the first Sunday of the month, which means free admission at the Barnes! Visitors have access to the collection, our special exhibition Kiefer Rodin, and all our family activities and performances. Begin the new year with stroller tours for the early birds, and stay for the playful interpretations of paper artist Colette Fu’s pop-up books! Create your own masterpiece at a drawing station, or engage in more of our fun art activities that spark imagination for people of all ages.

Friday, August 30, 2019 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Hidden Lives Illuminated offers a rare look into daily life inside America’s correctional system through newly commissioned, animated short films created by currently-incarcerated artists. The films will be projected onto Eastern State’s facade each night for one month, offering an intimate glimpse behind the walls of America’s correctional system in the voices of the people who live and work there. Screenings are free and open to the public and occur three times nightly at 7pm, 8pm, and 9pm, rain or shine.

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Concilio cordially invites guests 55 and older to the Anual Senior Luncheon 2018.

Join us for a fun afternoon of food and information just for seniors!

Giveaways, Raffles, and more!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Do you have a green card? Do you want to become a U.S. citizen? Do you want to be able to vote?

You must attend an information session in order to receive FREE services on Citizenship Day, which is September 14.

The Information Session will held in Philadelphia on August 28, 2019, at the Community College of Philadelphia, 1800 Callowhill Street, from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Please pre-register by email to [email protected].

Priority given to those who pre-register but walk-ins still welcome. 

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

In its 4th year, and at a new location, the Arts Education Fair is still the best way for teachers, librarians, recreation center leaders, and other community groups to discover arts providers who specialize in dance, music, photography, creative writing, and other arts activities.  

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 8:00am

 Save the date for the 2019 Arts Education Fair!

Monday, August 26, 2019 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Women won the right to vote 99 years ago. Raise your glass to the trailblazers who made it possible.

The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution — women's right to vote — became law on August 26, 1920, a date now recognized as Women's Equality Day.

Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 12:00pm - 8:00pm

Celebrate the enduring, vibrant culture of a people that fights for freedom!

Horsham, PA - Sunday, August 25; 12:00 – 8:00 PM. The 28th Annual Ukrainian Folk Festival & Summer Concert will be held at the Ukrainian American Sport Center -- Tryzub (, County Line and Lower State Roads, Horsham, PA.

Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 12:00pm - 8:00pm


A Celebration of Liberty and Unity

A Resplendent Outdoor Summer Concert
Marking Ukraine’s Independence, the Unity of her People 
and Their Struggle for Freedom

Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

If you're useful, then you're youthful!

Bridging the gap between the elders and the youth. 

Come out and express yourself at the Art, Talent, Fashion Show.

Enjoy food and games, vendors, live entertainment, moon bounce, and more. 

Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

Obon is a Japanese celebration of one’s ancestors. Each August, people return to their hometowns to remember the dead and reunite with loved ones. Obon is celebrated with regional dances called bon odori along with dances, music contests, and other cultural celebrations.

Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 9:00am - 10:00am

This program is specially designed for children on the autism spectrum or who have other sensory sensitivities. The lights, volume, and crowds are turned down but not the fun or creativity.

Friday, August 23, 2019 - 7:00pm

Reexamining classics of world cinema and independent film as they were meant to be seen, on the big screen.  

Film: Trust
Hal Hartley, UK, 1991, 35mm, 107 min

Popularly regarded as one of the essential American Independent films of the 1990's, Trust is a romantic comedy told with Hartley's characteristic verbal dexterity and mordant wit - an hilarious and moving analysis of family violence and the moral courage it takes to defeat it and assume faith in others.