Past Events

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Join webinars on racial reconciliation work of Moravian, Episcopal churches.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Culture and Arts Policy shapes resources for everything from art education in grade schools to public art in city streets. Hear from our panel of esteemed arts leaders who will reflect on their experience with cultural policy locally and lessons they have learned from other cities and countries. Timed to coincide with Philadelphia’s mayoral election season, this event is sure to highlight the possibilities for Philadelphia to model the kind of culture that will promote equity and justice for all. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us to watch and discuss three films that showcase the first-hand experiences of young people living with various disabilities and chronic illnesses. These documentaries invite us to explore the inner-worlds of non-speaking autistic individuals around the globe, to consider the confusion and social isolation produced by a Chronic Fatigue Syndrome diagnosis, and to witness the long and complex road to recovery from hemorrhagic stroke.

Saturday, January 21, 2023 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Join us at the Al-Bustan Hub for a Dabke dance workshop on January 21st at 1PM.  Dabke is lively dance done in a line with dancers holding hands and moving in unison from the Levantine.  It's a celebratory dance performed at weddings and various other celebrations. Participants will learn fundamental Dabke steps and have the opportunity to explore the fancy footwork of a Dabke line leader.  Bring your friends and wear comfortable clothing.

Friday, January 20, 2023 - 8:00am - 4:15pm

The 2023 Theme is Connecting Cities to the Future: Transformations through Equity, Technology, and Infrastructure. 

Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Register here and a link will be sent to your email.

Jessica Womack, curator of the current BWA exhibition Comings and Goings: Mobility, Experimentation, and Exploration in the Art of the African Diaspora and doctoral candidate at Princeton University, will be interviewed by host Patty Smith. Smith is a Professor Emeritus at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, an artist-printmaker, and a member of the BWA Board of Directors. This free virtual public program is sponsored by the Dedalus Foundation.

Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Join The Library Company for a virtual Fireside Chat with Etta Madden, titled “Mr. Kate Cromo”: News Correspondent Anne Hampton Brewster in Rome, 1869-1890. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Join WTC Harrisburg for a full day, virtual program that includes a morning and afternoon session, with a break for lunch.  Start the new year on a right note by making sure your international orders are processed correctly, efficiently, and in compliance with all regulations.

Sunday, January 15, 2023 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

No one can belt out R&B hits like Aretha Franklin -- well, almost no one. Ms. R-E-S-P-E-C-T is one of a kind in the music industry, and her legacy will be honored at an upcoming Aretha Franklin Tribute, when her hit songs will be performed in front of a live audience. Concert tickets are on sale now to the Aretha Franklin Tribute, so don't miss out! Get tickets today!

Saturday, January 14, 2023 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Join us for a Q&A and book signing with Camille Gomera-Tavarez, an Afro-Dominican authoress, designer, and creative from Clifton, New Jersey, who is currently based in Philadelphia.

Saturday, January 14, 2023 - 11:37am

Jerry Silverman will lead us on a tour of the Broad Street Line, Ridge Avenue Spur, and the PATCO line, to learn about the Philly subways.

We'll travel the subway south to the stadiums, and north to Fern Rock where the subway actually exits the tunnel. From there we’ll take the Broad-Ridge Express Spur to 8th and Market, then board PATCO to Camden and back.

Thursday, January 12, 2023 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 13, 2022 –Steven Nepa, author, university lecturer and frequent guest on History Making Productions' videos, will discuss Philadelphia's 1876 world's fair foods, 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023  at Historic Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’s) Church, 916 Swanson Street, Philadelphia. 
 
Wednesday, January 11, 2023 - 8:00pm

 Acclaimed for their “precision and feverish intensity” (Greece’s EfSyn), Trio Zimbalist will present an electrifying recital at Field Concert Hall in the new year. Highly sought after across Europe and the U.S., the trio of Josef Špaček (violin), Timotheos Gavriilidis-Petrin (cello), and George Xiaoyuan Fu (piano) forms an inimitable ensemble, performing a breadth of repertoire that spans from the Romantic era to the twenty-first century’s most celebrated composers.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

South Africa's Cradle of Humankind has long been a hotbed of discovery for human ancestor fossils. Just 45 minutes north of Johannesburg, this protected region must balance multiple interests in research, development, and human rights. This talk will discuss on-going research and the efforts to continue to educate and engage the public, while emphasizing the need for continued protection.

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join the Temple University Small Business Development Center to review the fundamentals of cybersecurity and the threats and the countermeasures you can put in place to protect yourself and your organization.

Monday, January 9, 2023 - 9:00am - Thursday, January 12, 2023 - 5:00pm

Join Philadelphia Metro faith leaders and congregants in an in-depth intensive to learn about the multiple dimensions of reparations.

Learn how you can invite your congregation/temple/mosque (for white majority congregations - toward offering repair; for Black majority congregations - toward making repair demands) deeply into this work in a multi-faith movement for reparations in this city, with a vision for deep truth-telling, repair, and wealth redistribution with the faith community moving toward this work as a moral imperative.   

Saturday, January 7, 2023 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Una hora de cuentos para celebrar el Día de los Reyes. Únete a nosotros para leer Un coquí de Boriquén con los reyes a Belén. Vamos a tener pan, chocolate caliente, y actividades de colorear. El libro será leído en español por Alyssa Reynoso-Morris.

Friday, January 6, 2023 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Receive a free gift and meet the Three Kings and Three Queens to wrap up the holiday season. 

Tuesday, January 3, 2023 - 7:30pm - Sunday, January 15, 2023 - 12:00pm

Joy, rage, love, heartache, strength, wisdom, catharsis, LIFE: everything we’ve been waiting to see on a Broadway stage is back, in this exhilarating, fearless new musical based on Alanis Morissette’s world-changing music.

Sunday, January 1, 2023 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

During the festive, often-rowdy, more than 120-year-old tradition, 10,000 adults and children dressed in colorfully lavish costumes twirl, sashay, pirouette and strut down one of the city’s main streets on New Year’s Day.