GlobalPhilly Calendar

Wednesday, October 11 2017

12:00am - 11:59pm

A World Cup-style tournament held over several months, the Philadelphia International Unity Cup unites the city’s neighborhoods and celebrates its diverse immigrant communities through soccer. The brainchild of Mayor Jim Kenney, the Unity Cup became an annual tradition after its massively successful inaugural year in 2016. Matches of the day include Puerto Rico vs. Indonesia and Ukraine vs. Brazil.

11:00am - 6:00pm
The Print Center is delighted to present an exhibition, guest curated by Ruth Fine, in conjunction with the Association for Public Art's installation of Puryear's temporary monumental work Big Bling.
     
8:00am - 5:00pm

Our 3rd International Exposition for the World from the City of Brotherly Love!

45 days packed with all things international - here in the Greater Philly region as well as abroad - Sept. 15 through Nov 1st, 2017

150 interesting and festive events will be presented by GPA’s diverse membership - reflecting how GLOBAL Philadelphia Association has become.

12:00pm

Free Exhibition of more than 250 examples of “real photo postcards” a popular and wide-spread type that were produced by professional and amateur photographers alike between 1904 and 1918. These extraordinary images depict Philadelphia at the zenith of its industrial prosperity. Of particular note are the scores of pictures of children who played on the streets of the ever-growing row-house neighborhoods of the Workshop of the World. Presented by The Athenaeum

9:30am - 5:00pm

Take a journey through one of the most significant archaeological discoveries in history—and explore the enduring mysteries that remain hidden within its depths.

In 1974, a farmer in China was digging a well when he struck upon fragments of terracotta. Unbeknownst to him, the farmer had uncovered one of the most monumental achievements in human history. Buried beneath the surface of the land were thousands of life-sized statues, constructed over 2,000 years ago—silently and steadfastly guarding the tomb of their master: China’s first emperor.

12:00pm - 2:00pm
Hispanic Heritage Month has been celebrated in the United States since 1988, when President Ronald Reagan signed a law that officially recognized the presence of Latinos in the country and acknowledged the substantial contributions they have made to the U.S. society ever since the inception of the republic.
 
5:00pm - 8:00pm

Philadelphia is now a World Heritage City! Come out to the PHS Pop Up Garden, have a drink, and share your own unique heritage story! There will be an Instagram photo booth where you can pose with iconic Philly landmarks and the stars of the Philadelphia World Heritage City Coloring Book. We will also host Community Conversations, where you will have the opportunity to sit down with a stranger, share your heritage story, play some Philly-centric games, and leave with new knowledge and a new friend.

Open to Public. Free event. Food and beverage for sale.

7:00pm

Diwali, the "Festival of Lights", is the ancient Hindu festival signifying the victory of good over evil by commemorating the return of Lord Rama from his 14-year-long exile and his vanquishing of the demon-king Ravana. Our Diwali celebration, popular with the Indian community in Philadelphia, includes a sumptuous buffet of Indian food and sweets, traditional music and dance performances, and activities including Henna, diyas, rangoli, games, and firecrackers.