GlobalPhilly 2019 Events

During the 45 days of the Expo, we promote programs, workshops, tours, specialty events, and more on behalf of our members to highlight the contribution that their organizations make to our city's global fabric. 

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 7:00pm

We believe that there’s always room at the table for one more and that we all have something to offer and something to learn. This means our Suppers are lively opportunities to meet new people, make new connections, and hear others’ stories. We hope you will leave better informed and more passionate, and maybe with a new friend or two. Our mission is to change the conversation around immigration and you’re a part of this effort.


Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 4:45pm - 6:45pm

Nearly 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, former Secretary of State, Dr. Condoleezza Rice comes to Philadelphia to discuss her next book (co-authored with former Executive Director of the 9/11 Commission, Philip Zelikow), To Build A Better World: Choices To End The Cold War And Create A Global Commonwealth, a definitive account of how the Cold War was brought to an end.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

This seminar led by immigration attorney Jonathan Grode will delve deeply into how the immigration policies of the Trump administration have changed compliance, migration and employment of foreign workers. Learn strategies for dealing with the new realities of employing a global workforce and how best to protect your organization from enforcement efforts.

Friday, September 13, 2019 - Monday, September 23, 2019

The City of Philadelphia Office of Immigrant Affairs partners with more than 30 community organizations for 10 days to honor the city’s multiculturalism. The week’s aim: Engage immigrant communities like Philly’s Latino neighbors and neighborhoods, with a variety of to-be- announced events. 

Friday, September 13, 2019 - 8:00am

The Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, celebrated by Chinese people on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month, is a festival of reunion much like Thanksgiving. People away from their families will look at the moon knowing they are looking at the same moon as their families.

Come celebrate with the Confucius Institute and Chinese Students and Scholars Association! 

  • Food, mooncakes
  • Riddles
  • Photo booth w/ traditional Chinese robes
  • Chinese games and music
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 11:00am - Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 6:00pm

The Print Center is a partner of Whitman at 200: Art and Democracy, a region-wide series of cultural events organized by the University of Pennsylvania Libraries to mark the bicentennial of Walt Whitman, America's "poet of democracy," who was born on May 31, 1819. These exhibitions are presented in dialogue with this initiative, Whitman’s work and his far-reaching relevance.

 Opening Reception: Thursday, September 12th (5:30-7:30pm)

Friday, September 13, 2019 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

 Taller Puertorriqueño debuts paintings and sculpture by renowned Puerto Rican artist Samuel Lind in an exhibition that emphasizes respecting the environment, climate change and spiritual awakening.  

Friday, September 13, 2019 - 6:00pm

Join the networking event of the season and meet YCPN members, consider getting involved in the community, and learn about upcoming events.  


Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 11:00am - Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 5:00pm

Otsukimi is a Japanese holiday which celebrates the harvest moon, and is usually celebrated in September and October. During Otsukimi, tables are set up facing the horizon so revelers can watch the moon rise, and viewing tables are adorned with Japanese pampas grass and rice dumplings.

During Otsukimi Family Weekend at Shofuso, attendees can make themed crafts and participate in folktale storytelling while enjoying seasonal decorations and learning about Japan's harvest season traditions.

Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Global Craft Market is part of the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians’ entrepreneurship program. It is a collective of 10 immigrant artists representing 9 countries and publicly showcases the wealth of crafts created or imported by the Welcoming Center’s participants from across all its programs. It is also a platform that allows immigrants with creative abundance to share their cultures, sustain global craft traditions, and create the opportunity for dialog between locals and immigrants.

Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

Join Jefferson Health for an Open House on Saturday, September 14th, 2019. Tour our newly renovated offices, meet the Phillie Phanatic, and have your picture taken with a Phillies player. Join us for food, fun, entertainment and a chance to win official Phillies gear.

Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Circadium, Philadelphia’s college for contemporary circus, presents a FREE original student performance at Pastorius Park. Circadium combines juggling, acrobatics, and aerial work with dance and theater in this thrilling site-specific performance.

Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers will perform a site-specific work inspired by its recent piece, Spring 101. The FREE performance will include a moving performance throughout the park which families and individuals can watch, or dance along with! Visit to learn more about the company.

Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Learn about Philadelphia's amazing and unique medical history. Hear about America's first female doctors, the rise of public health and what continues to make Medicine in Philadelphia cutting edge today.


(Photo credit: Beyond the Bell Tours)

Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Pack your picnics and blankets – Opera Philadelphia’s recent revival of La bohème is coming to Independence Mall. 

Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 2:00pm - 8:00pm

Consulmex Filadelfia and the Mexican Cultural Center Philadelphia will host their annual Mexican Independence Day Festival on Sunday, September 15, 2019, from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Penn's Landing as part of the PECO's Multicultural Series.

Monday, September 16, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Dr. Kamel Khalili - From Bench to Bedside: New Breakthroughs in CRISPR Gene Editing and the HIV Virus

A permanent cure for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection continues to remain elusive, though new treatments and even the potential for a complete cure may soon be within our grasp.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:30pm

Philadelphia Educators are invited to take part in “Migration, Immigration, and Transformation,” a professional development workshop created based on a collaboration between The School District of Philadelphia, History Making Productions, and Global Philadelphia Association. The session is meant to highlight the movement of people into Philadelphia and its impact on the city’s political, economic, and social structure.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Professor Hugh Roberts (Tufts) discusses recent events in Algeria -- in conversation with Deborah Harrold, Austin Cooper and Vish Sakthivel.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

From the offices of Langley to deep inside the war zones of Iraq, Nada Bakos reveals in her new memoir the inner workings of the CIA.