Past Events

Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Begin your celebration by paying tribute to the history of our great nation at Independence Hall with a patriotic and inspiring morning full of celebration of music, speeches and a reading of excerpts from the Declaration of Independence.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Peter Nero and the Philly Pops return to celebrate America’s birthday in America’s birthplace with “POPS! on Independence,” a free concert at Independence Hall. As one of Philadelphia’s most popular Fourth of July traditions, seating is first come, first served.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 8:05pm - 10:05pm

On Tuesday, July 2 the world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra presents a free neighborhood concert on the RiverStage at the Great Plaza, followed by a small landside fireworks salute as part of the Wawa Welcome America!.

Monday, July 1, 2013 - 10:00am - Sunday, July 7, 2013 - 8:00pm

Wawa Welcome America! is the nation’s largest free 4th of July festival. The festival is is seven days of events from July 1 to July 7 in honor of America's birthday in its birthplace of Philadelphia.

Monday, July 1, 2013 - 10:00am - Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 1:00pm

A free, interactive series, "Go 4th and Learn" offers educational fun for the whole family during Wawa Welcome America!. Get a hands-on lesson about the history of dairy from Wawa at Franklin Square, discover the history of the hoagie at the National Constitution Center and break a sweat at the Smith Memorial Playground in Fairmount Park.

Monday, July 1, 2013 - 9:00am - Friday, August 2, 2013 - 3:00pm

Students with a love of languages and foreign cultures will find the immersive environment at Penn ideal to their studies. Not only is STARTALK a great way to learn Chinese, but it is also an excellent opportunity for students to experience campus life at the University of Pennsylvania and to enhance college applications and resumes.

Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join International House Philadelphia for a special presentation of La Voce della Luna, the last film made by the iconic five time Academy Award winning Italian director Federico Fellini.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 6:30pm - 10:00pm

Join the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University after hours to watch some “awesomely awful” movies. The Academy's own experts will be onstage to comment on the many scientific absurdities—think Mystery Science Theater 3000!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Sit under the stars on ICA’s terrace for a special evening of films about artists. Filmmaker James Scott joins IHP in person to present his films Love’s Presentation (1966) (with David Hockney), Richard Hamilton (1969), and The Great Ice Cream Robbery (1971) (with Claes Oldenburg).

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Live Nation presents the french electro punk and gypsy jazz band Caravan Palace who will be coming to Philadelphia's Theater of the Arts and will be joined by Philadelphia's own orchestra pop band Grandchildren. 

Monday, June 24, 2013 - 8:30pm - Friday, June 28, 2013 - 10:30pm

Transport yourself across the Atlantic Ocean all the way to France at Bistrot La Minette’s French Films Under the Stars. Enjoy French films, French fare and French wine on Monday, Thursday and Friday evenings in the restaurant’s courtyard.

Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 8:00am - Sunday, June 23, 2013 - 8:00pm

The Manayunk Arts festival is one of the largest outdoor arts festivals in the Delaware Valley, drawing thousands of people to its historic Main Street for a two-day festival of arts, crafts, music, food and more.

Friday, June 21, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join the Alliance Française de Philadelphie for their annual end of the year party in honor of their students. This year they will celebrate la fête de la musique with their own musicians and singers.

Friday, June 21, 2013 - 8:00am - 8:00pm

Make Music Philly will be the first city-wide free, “do it yourself” festival – including organized concerts and informal performances, by professionals and amateurs of all genres and ages. World Music Day is a global celebration that takes place on the summer solstice each year and for the first time ever, the “city of brotherly love” will join with over 500 other cites world-wide to celebrate music from 8AM- 8PM on Friday June 21, 2013.

Friday, June 21, 2013 - Sunday, June 30, 2013

Dirty Wars, Richard Rowley’s documentary tracking investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill on a global hunt to uncover America’s secret wars on terror, won the Cinematography award at the Sundance Film Festival.

Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Join videographer Laura Deutch to share your recipes and stories of heirloom foods with her Messages in Motion video van.

Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai of the Republic of Liberia will join GIC members and friends for an afternoon discussion about Liberia and Africa. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to discuss emerging markets with an executive-level policymaker!

Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 8:00am - 10:00am

Join the Economy League on June 20 as they introduce the Global Positioning Strategy for World Class Infrastructure. Don't miss this opportunity to network with a diverse group of business and civic leaders and learn about the emerging shared agenda for the Region's transportation, power, water, and open space infrastructure. Governor Edward G. Rendell will deliver the keynote speech.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 1:00pm - Sunday, June 23, 2013 - 7:00pm

An unprecedented event featuring Longwood’s 10,010-pipe Aeolian organ, a panel of distinguished judges, and live performances by the world’s 10 top young organists.

Monday, June 17, 2013 - 6:30pm

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg—the deadliest fight of the Civil War and considered a turning point—the National Constitution Center presents a conversation with scholars Ted Widmer, Sean Wilentz, Carla Petersen, and Adam Goodheart of the popular New York Times "Disunion" blog.