Global Philadelphia Association Hosts World Heritage Week May 26-30

World Heritage Week will celebrate Philadelphia’s fifth anniversary as a World Heritage City

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) would like to invite you to celebrate World Heritage Week with us from May 26-30. Traditionally, Philadelphia has celebrated its World Heritage Day on the fourth Thursday in May since Mayor Kenney instituted the tradition in May 2016. This year, in honor of Philadelphia’s fifth anniversary as a World Heritage City, GPA will host five days of virtual events and festivities in celebration of our world heritage. Throughout the week, we will also hold a #GiveBack campaign to raise money for our charity partner, Nationalities Service Center, to support immigrants and refugees affected by the

COVID-19 pandemic. Each event will take place through GPA’s social media accounts:

Each day’s events can be found below:

May 26: Building World Heritage City Awareness and Ownership

  • GPA will give away window clings of the World Heritage City seal so that businesses across the region can participate in the “Spread Our Seal” campaign

May 27: Preserving and Celebrating Historical and Cultural Assets

  • GPA will give away free copies of the Philadelphia Heritage Map, featuring all 67 of Philadelphia’s National Historic Landmarks

May 28: Extending Philadelphia’s Global Reach

  • GPA will livestream a musical performance by Philly jazz legend Sherry Wilson Butler, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM on Facebook Live, and highlight local women leaders to celebrate efforts to achieve SDG #5: Gender Equality

May 29: Educating Global Kids with Roots

May 30

  • GPA will wrap up the week’s events on our social media channels and share ways to celebrate world heritage year-round

About the Global Philadelphia Association

The Global Philadelphia Association consists of more than 200 internationally involved organizations, businesses, and individuals in Greater Philadelphia. It was created to assist – and to encourage greater interaction among – the many organizations and people who are engaged in international activity in the Greater Philadelphia Region, to promote the development of an international consciousness within the area, and to enhance Philadelphia’s global profile. For more information, visit our website:


For more information, contact                                                   

Melissa Stevens

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