xCultural Passport Week 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 12:00am - Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 11:59pm

Promoting openness by exploring our city's immigrant and multicultural heritage.
An initiative of the Mayor's Office of Immigrant and Multicultural Affairs (MOIMA)

Use the following hashtags to connect with us on social media #xCulturalPHL #GlobalGatewaysPHL

From September 14th through the 22nd, Philadelphia will celebrate immigrant heritage and cultural diversity in order to foster an environment that facilitates deeper connections between U.S. born citizens, immigrants, and persons of diverse backgrounds. MOIMA and groups around the city will host events that promote understanding, respect, and appreciation for the many residents, cultures and communities which combine to make Philadelphia a great destination and a city of exciting multicultural exploration.



Global Philadelphia Association is proud to be 'Media Partner’ for this International event in the Philadelphia region. 

Contact our Marketing Director for partnership requests for your global events.


Check Frequently for Updates!
*Events produced and/or hosted in whole or in part by MOIMA.


SUN 09.14

National Museum of American Jewish History - Family Corner
10 AM-5 PM
Family friendly activities that involve interactive gallery exploration, story time, and arts & crafts.

5th & Market Streets
Free With Museum Admission

Mexican Independence Day Celebration, PECO Multicultural Series
1 PM-7 PM
Great Plaza at Penn's Landing
Free Admission

MON 09.15

Panel: Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors Crisis and Philadelphia*
9 AM-11 AM
Insight into this humanitarian crisis from experts in the field. This event will be filmed and broadcast.

699 Ranstead Street
Free Admission, Registration Required



Movie Screening: Dancing Diplomats
6 PM
Follow the work of Ukrainian artist Anatoly Kryvochyzha, whose choreography was blacklisted by the USSR in 1977, while in the midst of escalating tensions in Ukraine.

Free Library Central Branch
1901 Vine Street
Free Admission



NEW! Panel: Coming Out- Storytelling About Being Queer and/or Undocumented
6 PM- 8 PM
Join Juntos and GALAEI in a discussion about the parallels of being a member of the undocumented and LGBTQ communities.

699 Ranstead Street
Free Admission, Registration Required



NEW DATE! Campus Philly College Student Exchange Meetup 
A gathering of creators, explorers and connectors from colleges/universities across the region. For this meetup, we will be exploring the range of multicultural student groups and initiatives in the city.
Free Admission. By invitation only. Must be a college student.



TUE 09.16

Panel: Career Pathways for Immigrants in the Private and Public Sector*
9:30 AM-11 AM
Guidance on how to become credentialed in your field and strategies to gain employment in the public sector.

Municipal Services Bldg, 16th FL, Room Y
Free Admission, Registration Required



Toddler Time: Farmor's Recipes @ American Swedish Historical Museum
10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Children will explore art, science, and literature in the unique and positive child-centered learning environment of the museum.

American Swedish Museum
FDR Park in South Philadelphia
Admission is $5 per session and registration is suggested. Free for museum Household members’ children/accompanying caregivers.



CANCELLED: Weekly Conversation Hour for International Adults

Lunchtime xCultural Showcase at Love Park*
12 PM-2 PM
JFK Plaza - 15th Street & JFK Blvd.
Free Admission

Immigrant Entrepreneurs- Recognition by Commerce Department at Love Park*
1 PM
JFK Plaza - 15th & JFK Blvd
Free Admission

WED 09.17

HIAS Pennsylvania Annual Meeting: Standing Together 
12 PM-1:30 PM


Citizenship Day & Naturalization Ceremony- National Constitution Center*
Admission, By Invitation Only

Pay What You Wish @ Philadelphia Museum of Art
5 PM-8:45 PM
Admission is "Pay What You Wish"

xCultural Passport to PHL Cocktail Reception*
Hosted by the Philadelphia Museum of Art
6 PM-8:30 PM
Admission, By Invitation Only

THU 09.18

Lunchtime xCultural Showcase at Love Park*
12 PM-2 PM
JFK Plaza- 15th Street and JFK Blvd.

Roundtable Dialogue:Supporting Immigrants in Challenging Times
9:30 AM-11:30 AM
PICC (PA Immigration and Citizenship Coalition) hosts this timely discussion on how we can create a welcoming environment for immigrants in Philadelphia, in a time when debates over immigration are so polarized across the country.

Friends Center
1501 Cherry Street, JFK Room
Free Admission, Registration Required



Panel: Innovate Philly- Immigration, Tech and Entrepreneurship by FWD.us*
6 PM-7:30 PM
A discussion with local tech and business leaders to address the impact that national immigration reform would have on the growing tech and business sector in Philadelphia.

Innovation Lab
Municipal Services Bldg, 16th FL
Free Admission, Registration Required



Storytelling: Change Makers Across Borders- Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. King, and the Unlikely Flow of Ideas
5:30 PM-8 PM
SAADA and The Welcoming Center present 
little-known stories of transnational change-making in the United States and beyond, with a specific focus on peace. 

The Free Library, Central Branch
1902 Vine St. Rm. 405
Free Admission, Registration Required



NEW! Cooking Series: A Taste of African Heritage 
6 PM 
Traditionally, African American ancestors ate a delicious, plant-based diet that was high in flavor and naturally low in cholesterol, sugars, and excess sodium. Join us for this powerful program, as we reconnect to those foods and a long lineage of healthy eating that has the power to heal and inspire. This is a FREE six-week cooking program. Participants are encouraged, but not required to attend all six workshops.

The Free Library, Central Branch
Culinary Literacy Center
1902 Vine St. 
Free Admission, Registration Required



Documentary: Get to Know Us Maidservants of Allah- The Mosque is the Heart of Fellowship 
7 PM-9 PM
The Free Library, Central Branch
1902 Vine St. Rm. 108
Free Admission

UPDATED! Concert: Russian Mosaica Features Kira Scherbakova
7:30 PM
Glen Foerd on the Delaware 
5001 Grant Ave.




FRI 09.19

Public Health Luncheon Hosted by the Hepatitis B Foundation 
The Imperial Inn (Chinatown)
12 PM-1:30 PM
136 . 10th St.
Admission, By Invitation Only

Storytelling: What Beautiful Books! A Bilingual Storytime (English-Spanish)
10:30 AM
Free Library, Branch Romanita de Rodriguez
600 W. Girard Ave
Free Admission

UPDATED! 2014 Delaware Valley Minority Small Business Awards



MOIMA xCultural Bar Crawl*
5:30 PM -10 PM  
Meet MOIMA staff as we eat, sip & tweet around the city. Engage with us in person or through social media. Responsible adults of ages 21+. @PhillyMOIMA #xculturalPHL #MOIMAsips

SAT 09.20

Culture Connection: Exploring Arab Heritage, Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture
11 AM-3 PM
Morris Arboretum, University of Pennsylvania
Free With Garden Admission


Session: Making Philadelphia Home- Newcomer Neighborhoods Past and Present @ Philadelphia History Museum 
3 Sessions: 11 AM, 1 PM & 3 PM
15th S. 7th Street
Admission is "Pay What You Wish"

UPDATED! Soccer Tournament: Philadelphia African Nations' Cup*
9 AM - 6PM
Winner Plays at P3 Tournament on Sun. 09.21. This event will raise funds for Ebola Outbreak efforts of Doctors Without Borders.

FDR Park
1500 Pattison Ave.
Free Admission

Hispanic Heritage Day @ Philadelphia Union
7 PM
Players from P3 International Soccer Tournament will be highlighted during the soccer game. 

PPL Park
One Stadium Drive, Chester

Concert: A World of Talent, United for Peace
7 PM
Join Harmony For Peace at the Kimmel Center as it holds this multicultural music presentation by internationally, regionally, and locally known performers.

Kimmel Center, Verizon Hall
Broad and Spruce Streets




SUN 09.21

UPDATED! Multicultural Voter Registration Drive 
09.16 and 09.18 Lunchtime
Love Park, during xCultural Showcase
PICC and State Voices PA join to promote civic engagement in immigrant communities. 

Peace Day Philly Global Minute of Silence
11 AM -12:30 PM
Independence Mall
Free Admission

Festival de la Calle 9
11 AM-7 PM
9th St, South of Washington Ave
Free Admission

Feria Del Barrio
12:30 PM-5 PM
N. 5th Street (bet. Cambria and Lehigh Ave.)
Free Admission

Brazilian Day, PECO Multicultural Series
1 PM-7 PM
Great Plaza at Penn's Landing
Free Admission

International Soccer Tournament: P3, Philadelphia Plays for Peace*
1 PM-6 PM
Edgely Fields, Farimount Park 
Randolph Dr.
Free Admission

Japanese Classical Dance Lessons: Ichi Fujikai
2 PM-4:30 PM
Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, Fairmount Park
Lansdowne Drive & Horticultural Drive






Eat, Sip & Tweet with MOIMA*
Share your ethnic food experiences during Multicultural Passport Week with MOIMA
@PhillyMOIMA #xculturalPHL #MOIMAsips

Hispanic Heritage Month
09.15 to 10.15
Various events 
Celebrating Hispanic contributions and culture

Peace Day Philly
09.15 to 09.21
More Information Here

NEW! Puerto Rican Flag Raising & Special Lunch Hosted by Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez
09.22 at 11:30 AM
Dilworth Park, City Hall
Admission Free, Registration Required for Lunch


Exhibit: Chasing Dreams- Baseball and Becoming American
Through October 2014
The National Museum of American Jewish History 


Fringe Arts Festival
09.05 to 09.21


OutBeat- America's First Queer Jazz Festival
09.18 to 09.21


NEW! Boricua Fest 2014 Hosted by Councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sánchez
09.28 from 3PM to 7PM
Fairhill Square Park, 400 West Lehigh Ave.
Free Admission. For details, call 215.686.3448
Event Type: 
Global Gateways