Past Events

Monday, May 17, 2021 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia and its event partner, the Global Interdependence Center, as we talk with Latin American finance and business leaders about the economic state of the region and what lies ahead after the pandemic.

Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 2:43pm

Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra will take the stage in the TD Pavilion at the Mann on Saturday, May 15, to perform for something that’s been missing for more than a year: a live audience. The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Mann have partnered to present a free thank-you concert, Hail to the Heroes: A Concert of Gratitude, for the frontline responders, healthcare professionals, and all manner of essential workers who have done so much to keep the region safe and productive throughout the pandemic.

Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Stroll a charming labyrinth of streets west of Washington Square, a village-like setting right in the heart of Center City, developed in the mid 19th century. Experience an intimate “hierarchy of streets” where the larger style-conscious houses are on the main streets, the smaller scale houses built for the aspiring middle class are on the middle-sized streets, and what was worker housing is on the smallest alleys.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

In this time of uncertainty, Charlottes’s leaders will come together in an online business forum to discuss the region’s economic climate and how to prepare for a post-pandemic world. Hosted by integrated media platform Capital Analytics, the highly anticipated event will take place on May 12th at 11 a.m. via Zoom Webinar.

Monday, May 10, 2021 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Moving forward, in an eventual “post-pandemic world,” the question about whether cities will not only survive, but also thrive, is on the minds of business and civic leaders, industries of all shapes and sizes, policymakers, and even average citizens who live amidst urban environments. Although the pandemic has shed light on many of the challenges facing cities, it could also present an opportunity to reimagine what the future of cities could be. Focusing on health, tech, and open spaces could ensure that cities become thriving centers of commerce, academia, transportation, culture, and accessibility—especially since some estimates show that up to 70% of the world’s population could live in urban areas by 2050.

Sunday, May 9, 2021 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Take a leisurely stroll through this bucolic “Garden City” neighborhood, a suburban setting within the city limits. Learn how the Pennsylvania Railroad extension to this area, spearheaded by Henry Howard Houston in the 1880s, created this style-conscious development and later, with his son-in-law, George Woodward, continued it into the 1920s.

Saturday, May 8, 2021 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

Experience the transformation of Philadelphia from America’s 19th century engine of industry to a 21st century capital of business and culture. This 2-hour tour explores Philadelphia’s diverse range of architectural styles and building technologies from the 1860s to the present, detailing the social, economic, and political forces that shaped the modern cityscape. It is divided into three parts:

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Penn Museum presents Building Monumental Buildings

What makes a building a monument? Some of the buildings that hold the most meaning for us, including Independence Hall, were not built to be monuments. What monumentalized them? And some of the most ambitious programs to build monuments, like Philadelphia’s City Hall, notably failed to capture contemporary attention. What went wrong? History offers important lessons for us today, as we strive to create monuments that reflect our values and aspirations.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

The group exhibition Fit to Print will explore the use of newspapers in contemporary art from the post-war era to today. This show addresses how artists work with the medium of newsprint as a nexus where the studio, everyday life and current events perennially merge and collide. This exploration is particularly timely in an age when truth in news is fractured and suspect, due to the proliferation of sensationalist stories, pitted against traditional sources of journalism.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Steven Elliott, Ph.D.: Surviving the Winters: Housing George Washington's Army and the American Revolution

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 9:00am - Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 9:00pm

The Mid-Atlantic – Eurasia Business Council is pleased to be a partner and present the Angel Community’s Flagship Event. ACA 2021 – The Summit of Angel Investing is dedicated to helping angels find opportunity amidst the chaos of a post-pandemic world. Expert speakers will present cutting edge research and insights about high-growth sectors, new models of due diligence, proven ways to increase deal flow, and smart strategies to support startups and entrepreneurs.

Sunday, May 2, 2021 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

This grand boulevard, named after Philadelphia’s most famous citizen, is Philadelphia’s early 20th century contribution to the City Beautiful Movement and connects the downtown to Fairmount Park, fulfilling William Penn’s vision of a “greene countrie towne.”

Saturday, May 1, 2021 (All day)

The Days of Eurasian-American Innovation Entrepreneurship Cooperation (RAVC 2021) will take place virtually in May 2021 and in-person in Philadelphia, PA, New York, NY, and the Mid-Atlantic Region in Fall 2021.

Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Our Executive Director Kim Andrews will take part in this panel discussion as part of "130 Years of Public Japanese Gardens", a webinar series by NAJGA and Japan Foundation, which uncovers the history, development and future of public Japanese gardens in the United States. 

Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 8:00am

PHS Harvest is back for another year of growing and sharing food crops from your very own gardening space to local food banks to help combat food insecurity in the greater Philadelphia Area.  

Through Harvest 2020, we donated over 44,000 pounds of fresh produce to local food banks with the help of over 10,000 participants, and delivered 250,000 vegetable seedlings to 150 community gardening sites across the city of Philadelphia, along with other gardening supplies. This effort equated to hundreds of families able to have access to fresh, healthy food during the pandemic. 

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The City of Philadelphia operates several programs designed to help homeowners maintain their properties and remain in their homes. Using an array of loan and grant products, these programs quietly contribute to the stability of neighborhoods and the preservation of the historic fabric of our city. Join us as we gather several experts on these programs to explain how they work and the impact they are having.


Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sunday, April 25, 2021 - 10:00am - 6:00pm

El Carnaval de Puebla is annual festival in Philadelphia. It's one of the city’s biggest celebrations of Mexican culture and history.