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, October 2, 2019 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Professor Ian Hartshorn discusses his recent book.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Navigating the health care system can be frustrating for anyone. Often immigrants struggle even more than others due to issues with lack of insurance, documentation status, or language barriers. We will discuss historical context about immigration control, which partially has been seen as a matter of preserving the nation’s public health, and hear from a panel about their personal experiences in getting healthcare today.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Medical care – as part of larger Culture – is grounded in a society’s ethics, values, and traditions. Dr. Bekir Karabucak DMD, MS will help us understand how that affects dental access, care, and training in countries such as Saudi Arabia and China.

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Unveiling of public art created by artist Barbara Smolen in honor and celebration of Sustainable Development Goal #5, Gender Equality. The public art is being sponsored by Glenmede Trust, in partnership with Mural Arts Philadelphia and Global Philadelphia Association. 

This event is free to attend. 

About Sustainable Development Goal #5, Gender Equality:

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 3:30pm - 7:30pm

You can meet State Department guests from abroad, Sister City representatives, international business professionals, foreign-born university students and expats from all over the world.

Enjoy a different Center City restaurant, private club or hotel each month. Practice language skills, make new friends who share your love for travel, and even, make connections that can help you learn first-hand about what's happening internationally. 

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

The Awards Banquet will highlight individuals and businesses that have showed their dedication to promote economic growth and job creation. 

At our 2019 Awards Banquet, AACCGP will acknowledge and celebrate the Asian American Executive of the Year, Outstanding Asian Businesses of the Year, as well as a Special Keynote Speaker Daniel Hilferty, Chief Executive Officer of Independence Health Group and the Master of Ceremony captivating us through the night.

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance celebrate their 6th annual In With the Old fundraiser aboard the USS Olympia. Food, drinks, and raffle on the oldest steel warship afloat in the world.

Friday, October 4, 2019 - Sunday, October 6, 2019

Join Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance as they host the Rust Belt Coalition of Young Preservationists for a weekend of behind-the-scenes tours, meetups, and exploration of the city's historic built environment.

About the hosting organizations:

Friday, October 4, 2019 - 9:00am - 11:30am

There will be networking, Q&A, and resource tables for one-on-one meetings at the end of the event. 

Friday, October 4, 2019 - 10:00am - 5:30pm

The First Latin American Book Fair is an event that connects authors, writers, illustrators, designers, artists, reading lovers, and our community in the city. 

Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 12:00pm - 4:30pm

Olney Youth Arts Festival is a multicultural celebration of youth creativity with a distinct focus on dance and movement. The event is designed to highlight different ethnic expressions towards cross-cultural awareness and to showcase the strength of various arts programs serving the children and youth in Philadelphia’s neighborhoods.

Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Storyteller Denise Valentine and art historian Adrienne Childs offer new perspectives on historical representatives of black people in the context of slavery. This talk is the Eda G. Diskant Memorial Lecture.

Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 7:30pm

 The Academy of Vocal Arts' Giargiari Bel Canto Competition has seen such international opera stars as Angela Meade, Stephen Costello, Michael Fabiano, and Ailyn Pérez win prizes over its 40-year history. AVA's Resident Artists each sing an aria in competition for prizes, including one voted on by the audience!

Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Bonjour, Guten Tag, Hola, Ciao, Privet, Nǐ hǎo, Olá, Sveiki, Ahlan, Konnichiwa, Zdravey, Anyoung haseyo!

The bilingual community in Philadelphia is organizing a bilingual fair: an event that would encompass a host of languages! Parents will learn more about how successful a bilingual education is and how to give this education to their children in the Philadelphia area.


  • Convince and demonstrate the advantages of bilingualism

Monday, October 7, 2019 - 12:00am - Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 12:00pm

The OWHC annual conference of the UK heritage sites (36 in total), "Making the Most of World Heritage," examines the ways in which heritage professionals can maximize their preservation, tourism, economic development, and other opportunities. Global Philadelphia Association Executive Director Zabeth Teelucksingh will be presenting on the public-private partnership that manages the World Heritage City Project in Philadelphia, as well as new heritage opportunities in the state of Pennsylvania.

About the conference: 

Monday, October 7, 2019 - 6:00pm

The fire that ravaged Notre Dame in April illustrates how the duty of preservation of majestic medieval buildings that sustained war and erosion should be a priority to guarantee that such wonderful patrimony be admired by the next generations.

We will be screening Chartres: Light Reborn!, a documentary by Anne Savalli (52 minutes - 2016) about renovation of the Chartres Cathedral, an icon of French Gothic architecture, followed by a talk with Claire Babet, maître-verrier, in charge of renovating all the stained-glass windows of Chartres Cathedral.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 7:00pm

Philadelphia will host Guangzhou in 2019 preseason on the heels of participating in NBA China Games 2018 in Shanghai and Shenzhen last fall. This marks the third consecutive preseason in which the loong Lions will take on an NBA team.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Long known as the birthplace of American history, Philadelphia has also dubbed itself the birthplace for medical innovation, and with good reason: our nation’s first hospital, first medical college, and one of the first health boards emerged in this city.

Over the course of its history, Philadelphia confronted and responded to a litany of devastating epidemics, from yellow fever to cholera to influenza to HIV. Now facing such health threats as opioid addiction and climate change, Philadelphia must tap into the innovative spirit of its medical past.

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Walter A. McDougall is the author of several critically acclaimed books including: The Tragedy of U.S Foreign Policy (2016), Freedom Just Around the Corner: A New American History 1585 -1828 (2005), Throes of Democracy: The American Civil War Era, 1829-1877 (2008), and Promised Land, Crusader State (1997).

He won a Pultizer Prize for his book, The Heavens and the Earth: A Political History of the Space Age.

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 6:00pm

The Parkside Fresh Food Fest is a five (5) event series that seeks to build community, utilize common public space, and provide fresh food access. Each event is free and open to the public and will include a chef led cooking demonstration with free samples as well as a variety of entertainment, education, and civic engagement opportunities. All event dates are rain or shine!

All of the fresh produce and product included in the subscription is provided by Reading Terminal Market Merchants!