Past Events

Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

On October 14, the United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia, in recognition of World Food Day, will host a panel of speakers to discuss food markets and crises around the world.

Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

On immigrating to the UK in 1965, Mr. Sandhya Suri, director of this quirky documentary, made his first purchase, a super 8 camera and reel-to-reel recorder for himself, and another set for his family back in India. At least once a month he filmed his family and recorded a soundtrack, then shipped them back home, receiving the same from India. I for India offers a unique record of a family’s experience as outsiders to a larger society, and how this changes in the next generation. 

Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

This 2012-2013 season, the Philadelphia Orchestra will feature a new music director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and to celebrate, they are holding a free season preview concert. The program will feature works by Wagner, Beethoven, and Bach, and others that will appear in the upcoming season, and will be led by assistant conductor Cristian Macelaru. 

Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Scott Schuman, better known by his blog, "The Sartorialist", has documented everyday style from Paris to South Korea. He will, however, be visiting Philly for the first time on October 3, when he will host a free talk and book signing at the Barnes Foundation.

Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 10:00am - Monday, January 21, 2013 - 4:30pm

James Prosek has had a personal experience with each of the saltwater fish he has painted and hand-picked for a new exhibit opening Oct. 13 at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. “You could even call each one a self-portrait,” said the Connecticut naturalist, artist and fisherman whose latest book, Ocean Fishes: Paintings of Saltwater Fish, debuted this month. Fourteen life-size watercolors from the book, including a stunning 15-foot-long Blue Marlin, are featured in the exhibit James Prosek: Ocean Fishes in the Art of Science Gallery will run through Jan. 21. The exhibit is free with museum admission.

Friday, October 12, 2012 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

The National Constitution Center will play host to the 2012 AARP Multicultural Ball, the annual event celebrating the cultural diversity of Philadelphia. The evening will include musical performance, dancing, and international cuisine. Guests are encouraged to dress in ethnic attire, and prizes will be awarded to the best-dressed. 

Friday, October 12, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

The Center for the Advanced Study of India at the University of Pennsylvania presents a lecture by Steven I. Wilkinson. India and Pakistan, like many colonies at independence, inherited ethnically imbalanced militaries that were felt by many to be a threat to democracy, and at odds with the new national identities their leaders hoped to create. This lecture, using new data, examines how India and Pakistan dealt with these challenges, and explores, particularly, the question of how India could largely retain its colonial military structure while at the same time preserving and deepening its democracy, while Pakistan’s colonial military caused many more problems for its democracy.

Friday, October 12, 2012 - 8:00am - 6:30pm

This Friday, October 12, the Drexel Law Review and the Drexel International Law and Human Rights Society will be hosting a one day symposium on "Building Global Professionalism: Emerging Trends in International and Transnational Legal Education."  The symposium will be held at the Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law, 3320 Market Street, Philadelphia.

Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Nationalities Service Center (NSC) will once again celebrate Philadelphia's diverse ethnic communities with Global Tastes on Thursday, October 11th at WHYY from 6-9 p.m. Global Tastes is NSC's most important fundraiser of the year - raising funds to allow the agency to continue to provide high quality legal, social, and educational services to immigrants and refugees in the Philadelphia area. By coming to this event, you will have the opportunity to taste samplings from several international restaurants who share in the agency's 90+ year mission and commitment to Philadelphia's diverse communities.

Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Join the Athenæum of Philadelphia for Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte: An American Aristocrat in the Early Republic, a lecture with Associate Professor of History and Director of American Studies at Kalamazoo College, Charlene M. Boyer Lewis. Lewis will discuss the fragile American political experiment and the active role of women in debates over society and culture in the early American republic.

Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Every Thursday from August 2 - October 25, 5-8 pm, Sister Cities Park at Logan Square invites you to bring your own bottle of wine and Milk & Honey Café will have cheeses and other goodies for sale that will pair perfectly with your selection. So, grab a seat and enjoy the light entertainment. In case you are planning to bring the kids, the Children's Discovery Garden will be open until 8pm these evenings.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 7:30pm - 10:30pm

Chef Jose and Dr. Beatriz Garces invite you to the Garces Family Foundation Launch. An extraordinary evening of culinary adventures from Chef Garces, the Garce Group team, and Philadelphia's best international culinary talent, live and silent auction, dancing, and surprises. The event will “service the area’s immigrant population” as well as help fund healthcare and nutritional programming. Funds raised will support Puentes de Salud, whose Co-Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Steven Larson, will be the launch's honoree. Colorful cocktail attire requested. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

On Wednesday, October 10, join Oxfam America's Philadelphia Action Corps. in celebrating World Food Day at the University of Pennsylvania! The event will include a reception with light refreshments made using the Oxfam GROW Method followed by a panel and discussion.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Anne-Marie Slaughter, the Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University, will present the 2012-2013 Rena & Angelius Anspach Lecture, "U.S. Foreign Policy and the 'Responsibility to Protect'," hosted by the Christopher H. Browne Center for International Politics of the University of Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

At "Philadelphia’s Sustainable Food Village: It’s Complicated!" hosted by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University on October 9, guests will learn the process through which their food comes from the field to the table.

Sunday, October 7, 2012 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

Each year, Chestnut Hill welcomes autumn with the Chestnut Hill Fall for the Arts Festival, a Sunday full of art, music, great food, boutique shopping and family fun. During the Festival, Germantown Avenue — the historic boulevard that connects the neighborhoods of northwest Philadelphia with the rest of the city — is transformed into a festive outdoor arts and crafts marketplace. Over 150 talented artists from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region will have their work on display. Between the beautiful art, lively music, delicious food, picturesque setting and good company, you can’t help but have a good time.

Saturday, October 6, 2012 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Chinese instruments, music and food will fill the American Revolution Center on October 6 for the second annual Mid‐Autumn Chinese Music Festival. This celebration marks fall harvest, one of most important holidays in Chinese culture and one of the last opportunities for the public to enjoy this historical landmark before it undergoes major renovation. Admission is free. A suggested donation of $10 will support increasing MLCCC programming in the City of Philadelphia to impact more underserved children.

Saturday, October 6, 2012 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

The Fishtown Neighbors Association will present the 5th Annual RiverCity Festival on Saturday, October 6, at Penn Treaty Park. The festival will include live music, food and drink, children's activities, and a 5k run.

Saturday, October 6, 2012 - 8:00am - 5:30pm

The Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival is the largest of its kind in the United States. Catch the action along the Schuylkill River on Saturday, October 6 starting at 8 a.m. Celebrating its 11th year, the Festival builds teamwork, spirit and pride. This year a number of teams will take part in the race to raise funds for cancer research at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Last year's event created a flood of enthusiasm and support by raising more than $132,000 for cancer research!

Friday, October 5, 2012 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

The International Student Welcome Reception is a special event hosted by International Classroom and sponsored by more than 50 colleges, universities, and programs to welcome new international students and scholars to the Delaware Valley. This free event draws nearly 1,000 students and scholars from around 85 different countries each. Held every year in the magnificent Chinese Rotunda, it is the only large-scale welcome reception of its kind in the region, drawing an ever-growing number of college and university international students to meet each other and learn about resources for multicultural education. It is considered the national model among international educators. Dress code is traditional or business.