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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Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

French and American law student interns in the Lyon-Philadelphia exchange program will discuss their experiences in the program.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

This program is supported by Perry World House, Peace Day Philly, United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia, and the School of Social Policy & Practice. Peace Day Philly is a grassroots initiative to support local and global programming for positive peace and creating the conditions for peace, unity and justice in our community.

Panelists will discuss how their work and research connects to peace and help us understand policies, programs, and cultural shifts that create and sustain peaceful communities.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 6:00pm - Friday, September 20, 2019 - 6:00pm

What is the Leadership Exchange?

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

"Revising Early America" - Part 1 of a six-part series on "Revisionist History"

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 7:00pm

Award-winning singer and actor Audra McDonald will perform at The Philadelphia Orchestra's Opening Night Concert and Gala on September 18. 

Led by Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the program will include beloved selections by Gershwin, Sondheim, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and more, as well as the first Philadelphia Orchestra performance of Pauline Oliveros's "Tuning Meditation," from Four Meditations for Orchestra. Soprano Adela Zaharia will make her Philadelphia Orchestra debut.

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 1:30pm - Friday, September 27, 2019 - 4:30pm

The Mid-Atlantic - Eurasia Business Council (MAEBC/MARBC) is pleased to announce the Days of Eurasian-American Innovation Entrepreneurship Cooperation (RAVC Fall 2019), which will take place in Philadelphia, PA, New York, NY, and the Mid-Atlantic Region from September 19 - 27, 2019. RAVC Fall 2019 will highlight kickoff of the Mid-Atlantic - Eurasia Business Council’s 25th Anniversary Celebration.

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Motown meets jazz and the international business community! Mix and mingle at Philly's historic Clef Club of Jazz while enjoying the sounds of the Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble and their unique rendition of the greatest Motown hits. 

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

 Motown meets jazz and the international business community! Mix and mingle at Philly's historic Clef Club of Jazz while enjoying the sounds of the Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble and their unique rendition of the greatest Motown hits.

Early bird member rate: $65, non-member $75; regular rate (members) $85, non-member $95. Includes 2 drink tix and food.

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us and our international community to our amazing networking event!

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 7:00pm

Traditional Arabic street music, electrified. The Jordanian Palestinian band 47SOUL mixes Debka, the traditional Palestinian street music and dance, with electronic beats, funk, hip-hop and rock, and “the ensuing fusion is fascinating.” (The Guardian) Performing in Philly for the first time, 47SOUL rocks our Outdoor Plaza with distinctive guitar hooks and shattering, bilingual verses that call for universal freedom and equality. It’s a hypnotic and heartfelt dance party for all. 

Friday, September 20, 2019 - 8:00am - 10:00am

Join the Preservation Alliance for a breakfast seminar to discuss archaeological best practices in the City of Philadelphia. Hosted at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, panelists will include Doug Mooney and Jed Levin, President and Vice President of the Philadelphia Archaeological Forum; Casey Hanson, Archaeologist, Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission; and Rebecca Yamin, Ph.D. Come learn from this expert panel about past successes, missteps, and where urban archaeology might go from here. Guests will also enjoy a tour of St. Stephen's Furness Burial Cloister.

Friday, September 20, 2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Long before beer became a pub favorite, it gave our nomadic ancestors fuel for survival. It was a safer source of hydration than water, provided ample nutrition, and even helped early humans make the transition from a nomadic lifestyle to village life. Evidence of brewing dates back to more than 14,000 years ago, and while we may not appreciate the taste of the ancient version, our ancestors brewed it and celebrated it much like we do today.

Friday, September 20, 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Learn about real world experiences on achieving the SDGs. Understand the Importance of the SDGs for future generations. What is being accomplished now through the United Nations and related NGOs? What can you do to help? Be part of the discussion and move from awareness to action on the SDGs.

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 6:30am - Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 6:30am

The "Flemish Lions" team is participating for the 9th year in a row in the City to Shore bike ride in support of the MS society. 

Free to join but registration is required. 

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:15pm

The United Nations International Day of Peace, September 21, provides an opportunity for all humanity to come together, in spirit and in action, for greater peace. This global day is observed by hundreds of millions of citizens in cities, towns and villages worldwide. Thousands of NGOs, as well as citizens and governments, organize and engage in diverse peace-related activities such as peace education, the arts, spirituality, the environment, social justice, community, sport, service, and more.

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Spend a sparkling autumn afternoon on the grounds of six historic houses in Fairmount Park sipping on cider samples from some of the best cideries Pennsylvania has to offer. Enjoy live music, pay as you go food trucks, food samples, and activities to complement your tastings. 

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 6:00pm

Join the 2019 Philadelphia International Unity Cup tournament quaterfinals. 

The match begins at 6:00 p.m. between Honduros and   Sierra Leone, followed by a match between Ireland and Liberia at 8:00 p.m.

These games are free to attend. 


Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Experience an extravagant evening of Latino commemoration hosted by Concilio, highlighting the actions of active community leaders across Philadelphia. Guests can expect to enjoy a cocktail hour accented with live music and dance while perusing a luxurious Silent Auction, and networking with today’s most notable Latino professionals.    

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 8:00pm

Internationally renowned a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock is known for its stunning vocal prowess rooted in the rich textures of African American legacy. This powerhouse group celebrates its 45th anniversary with a joyful mix of gospel, blues, jazz and R&B. Through soulful harmonies, intricate rhythms and expressive ASL interpretation, Sweet Honey's music "moves into your heart and pushes it open wider." (NPR)

Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 10:00am

Join the 2019 Philadelphia International Unity Cup tournament quaterfinals. 

The match begins at 10:00 a.m. between United States and Ivory Coast, followed by a match between Brazil and Burkino Faso at 12:00 p.m.

These games are free to attend.