Past Events

Saturday, January 22, 2022 (All day)

Join us for a one-day program in honor of National Rubber Ducky Day! Spot some giant rubber duckies around the museum, design a rubber ducky disguise in Creative Arts Studio, and explore our "duck pond" — aka River Adventures, which will be filled with rubber duckies of all shapes and styles. Don't forget to wear yellow!

Friday, January 21, 2022 - 8:00pm - Saturday, January 22, 2022 - 8:00pm

Savagely funny satire meets seriously stunning ballet in the gender-bending Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. Dancing the fine line between high art and high camp, the Trocks, as they’re lovingly called, are an all-male ballet troupe that honors ballet classics such as Swan Lake, while also poking fun at every artistic conceit. The Trocks “prove how parody and virtuosic technique work in glittering tandem,” (The New York Times) offering a laugh-out-loud show for dance aficionados and novices alike.

Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Monday, January 17, 2022 - 11:00am
Monday, January 17, 2022 (All day)
Saturday, January 15, 2022 - 11:00am - Monday, January 17, 2022 - 2:00pm

 Please Touch Museum will be open for play on Monday, January 17, Martin Luther King Jr. Day — come honor the legacy and celebrate the birthday of Dr. King with us! Join local storyteller Thembi Palmer for an interactive celebration of MLK Day that invites children to participate in imaginary play while emphasizing the importance of leadership, community service, and kindness!

Friday, January 14, 2022 - 7:30pm
Friday, January 14, 2022 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

 Robert Smith was Colonial America's leading architect and builder. He was born on January 14, 1722, in Dalkeith, Scotland. His extant work in Philadelphia includes Carpenters' Hall, the Powel House, St. Peter's Church and the steeple of Christ Church, and he also built Nassau Hall in Princeton and the Public Hospital in Williamsburg, among many others. He was also a devout patriot who designed Delaware River defenses to thwart British warships.

Thursday, January 13, 2022 - Sunday, February 13, 2022

Originally slated for March 2020, A Streetcar Named Desire held just one public performance at the Arden before the company shut down. This production will return to open the 2022 Mainstage Season. Tennessee Williams’ masterpiece depicts a story of love, lust, and the memories we leave behind.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - Sunday, February 13, 2022
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 5:45pm - 7:00pm

Zoom Online Events!

 Join the World Affairs Council for another session of the Council Conversation Club. The topic for the January session is "When Should America Intervene in International Conflicts?" Participants will receive some light reading and listening material and then come together to discuss the topic at hand. This hour-long discussion group will be facilitated by a moderator.

Sunday, December 26, 2021 - 10:00am - Wednesday, December 29, 2021 - 4:00pm

This December, an annual Philadelphia tradition returns with holiday tours of the Fairmount Park Houses. Four of East Fairmount Park's beautiful and historic 18th and 19th century houses will be decorated for the season and open to the public for special tours in December:

Sunday, December 19, 2021 - 7:00pm

 Sing your favorite Christmas Carols accompanied by the bells of the Washington Memorial National Carillon Doug Gefvert, Carillonneur!

This free outdoor event takes place in front of the carillon tower, so dress warmly!

Saturday, December 18, 2021 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

PCDC is hosting the Community Superstar Celebration to celebrate the resilience of immigrants and immigrant families and to acknowledge the small and big accomplishments that those in our community achieved this year! The event will bring together participants and volunteers from PCDC's various programs (including Housing Counseling and Family Services, Youth Program, Chinese Immigrant Families Wellness Initiative, Neighborhood Planning & Advocacy Program) for an afternoon of celebration, intergenerational activities, food, performances and joy.

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Glen Foerd will host the Musaika Series by the Multicultural Arts Exchange

Every Third Wednesday The Multicultural Arts Exchange will present a new Musaika show featuring their signature blend of genres, styles, and cultures.

Monday, December 13, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Hosted by Sr. Sharifa Vernice Meytung


Monday, December 13, 2021 - 2:00pm

Celebrate the special accomplishments of the 2021 Globy Awardees!

The Globy Awards is the leading distinguished occasion where outstanding individual accomplishments
with international implications are recognize in six categories.

Saturday, December 11, 2021 - 10:30am - 11:30am

In a joyful effort, to maintain a state of mind that supports happiness, peace, and inclusion for all living  beings the Dharma In Action committee is hosting a monthly, silent circumambulatory walk around the  CTBC building, and its surrounding neighborhood.

As Covid protocols permit (masks required + social distancing), we will also go inside the center for a  short sitting to set our intentions. Then we will walk silently around our CTBC neighborhood, with our  minds and our hearts focused on peace and compassion. Everyone is welcome!

Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 8:00pm

 Dana Rice, Maya Thomas & Chris Mulford will present an illustrated lecture on Zoom discussing their joint effort to restore the house of famous African-American, Philadelphia artist Dox Thrash at 2330 Cecil B. Moore Avenue in North Philadelphia.  All three are graduates of the University of Pennsylvania, in Architecture and Historic Preservation.  Rice, Thomas and Mulford have been working in close coordination with a developer in a way which might serve as a model for future preservation efforts.

 Enter Meeting ID: 83612528041, Launch Meeting.

Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm