Past Events

Saturday, May 14, 2022 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join staff from Blackwell Regional Library for a one-hour discussion of My Broken Language, by Quiara Alegría Hudes, at Malcolm X Park. Bring your own blanket or chair to the park, and come ready to join a conversation about this year’s One Book, One Philadelphia selection.

Saturday, May 14, 2022 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Discover the Philadelphia Plan which gave us two Art Deco masterpieces, the monumental 30th Street Station and Suburban Station, the first all-underground rail terminal. The tour starts at 30th Street Station and proceeds via trolley to 19th St. From the Comcast tower lobby descend into an underground concourse network to the site of The Gallery, before ending at Reading Terminal and the Marriott Hotel.

Friday, May 13, 2022 - 9:00am - 6:00pm

BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) entrepreneurs have historically experienced barriers in access to capital even though small businesses and business creation are the front-runners of the American economy.

Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join the Education, Philosophy and Religion Department for an online, interactive discussion inspired by My Broken Language, the One Book, One Philadelphia 2022 selection. In her memoir about growing up in 1980s and 90s Philadelphia, Quiara Alegría Hudes traces her own introduction to the Yoruba community, the Orishas, and the sacred altars in her mother's house.

Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 6:00pm

Join Interfaith Philadelphia as we highlight the contribution of the Catholic community to interfaith work and celebrate two of our home-grown heroes, Monsignor Michael Carroll and Sister Maria Hornung, MMS.

Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Inspired by musical heritages shown in the One Book, One Philadelphia 2022 selection, Quiara Alegria Hudes’ memoir, My Broken Language, join Los Bomberos De La Calle for an interactive movement workshop sharing traditional Bomba y Plena music from Puerto Rico. This one-hour session will explore the history of the music as well as share some basic dance steps as participants are invited to get moving and participate in call and response songs.

Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Inspired by the One Book, One Philadelphia 2022 selection, My Broken Language,Christine Salley, Einsteins’s F.U.N. (Families Understanding Nutrition), will be making a rice and beans recipe. She will talk about the nutritional benefits of beans. All participants will be receiving all the ingredients to make the recipe at home. This event will also be held May 17th at 3 PM at the West Oak Lane Library.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - 6:51pm - Saturday, May 14, 2022 - 6:51pm

Togo - Entrepreneurship and Youth Employment Informal member gathering planned alongside confirmed in-person International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), the U.S. Department of State's premier professional exchange program.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

The Wayne Junction Historic District, bordering lower Germantown and upper Nicetown, was once a bustling Philadelphia industrial center known as "Workshop of the World." The Wayne Junction Train Station allowed for easy transportation to import raw goods and export specialized manufactured goods which would be developed and produced for nearly a century from the late 1800’s to the mid 1900’s.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

In the One Book, One Philadelphia 2022 selection, My Broken Language, Quiara Alegría Hudes shares intimate stories of her family and community in 1980s and 1990s Philly.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Join the Nicetown Library for an interactive discussion of the One Book, One Philadelphia 2022 YA selection, Never Look Back, a modern retelling of an ancient story of love and loss, by Lilliam Rivera. The discussion will invite participants to share their own experiences, and reading the book beforehand is not necessary to participate.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm

 Imam Mohamed Magid, a member of the national Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council (MJAC) and Executive Religious Director of All Dulles Area Muslim Society Center, of Sterling, Virginia, works tirelessly to bridge divides in today’s polarized society. He will outline the challenges posed to religious freedom around the world by persecution and discrimination, the prevention of hatred and violence in our world, and an in-depth exploration of the importance of interfaith dialogue in addressing societal challenges.

Sunday, May 8, 2022 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Walk tree-lined streets graced with homes that are crowned with Italianate towers and Queen Anne Revival gables. Hear how public transportation encouraged development of this West Philadelphia neighborhood as a streetcar suburb.

Sunday, May 8, 2022 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Elmwood Zoo is bringing animal friends to Woodmere on Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 7, 2022 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

ABBA’s back, and so is our ABBA Dance Party! What better place to celebrate the iconic music of ABBA than the American Swedish Historical Museum’s 2nd Annual ExtrABBAganza Dance Party. Highlights of the evening include a dancing and costume contest and live performances by Summer St. Cartier, Cherry St. Cartier, Morgan Morgan Morgan, and Amerie Jameson! The event will be held outside on the Museum Terrace with limited capacity. 70’s inspired attire is encouraged!

Saturday, May 7, 2022 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
On Mother’s Day weekend, treat mom to an unforgettable afternoon of fashion history over tea. Join Jillian Pirtle, CEO of the Marian Anderson Museum and Historical Society, as she brings the story of civil rights icon and opera singer Marian Anderson to life through her musical legacy and timeless sense of style.
Saturday, May 7, 2022 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Walk around one of William Penn’s original planned public parks. Learn how this square served as a burial ground for over 1,200 Revolutionary War soldiers, then as a potter’s field before receiving its present name in 1825. See The Athenaeum, the first Italian Renaissance building in the US, and learn how the Square became home to the publishing industry in the early 20th century.

Friday, May 6, 2022 - 11:11pm

Given the recent trends and current environment, Congreso’s Gala Latina has been rescheduled to Friday, May 6th, 2022 in an effort to better ensure the health and safety of our guests. We look forward to hosting an in-person event where you can experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of Buenos Aires, Argentina for yourself with all safety and health precautions in place once the worst of winter is behind us! This event will follow all health and safety ordinances.

Friday, May 6, 2022 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

The Elfreth’s Alley Museum is mounting an exhibit of work by photographer Dilmar Gamero beginning May 6 and extending into June 2022. For this show, “The Power of Experimentation at Elfreth’s Alley,” Gamero has been producing work which utilizes a variety of techniques, both high-tech (randomized computer processes, augmented reality) and low-tech (pinhole photography, solar photography), and which is in conversation with Elfreth’s Alley’s past.

Friday, May 6, 2022 - 4:00pm

"Beyond the Liberty Bell: Philadelphia's Many Heritages" is a museum exhibition made possible by a collaboration between GPA and West Chester University.