Philadelphia World Heritage Week May 24-28, 2021

 


World Heritage Week will be presented virtually through social media.

We'll be posting throughout the week and all of the videos will be available to watch on Facebook.

Follow GPA on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to catch all the fun!

 

Philadelphia is celebrating six years as a World Heritage City with a week of
virtual festivities for the whole family! 

Philadelphia World Heritage Day was instituted by Mayor Jim Kenney in 2016, and is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of each May. This annual event is an important part of bringing awareness of Philadelphia's World Heritage City to all city residents. Each year, the celebration is carried out in a different location and in a different way. In 2021, we will celebrate our 6th year as a World Heritage City by holding a week of virtual festivities, to be held May 24-28.

 


Featured Event

Virtual World Heritage Week Quizzo

Tuesday, May 25, 6:30 PM

Join us for a special Virtual World Heritage Week Quizzo hosted by KYW Newsradio’s Denise Nakano and test your knowledge of Philadelphia’s history and global heritages. Space is limited! Register in advance to join the fun at 6:30PM on May 25th for this free event.


 

 

MONDAY, MAY 24

Sustainable Development Day

  • We’ll kick off World Heritage Week with a Welcome Message video from GPA leadership, Rob McNeill, Board Chair and Executive Director Zabeth Teelucksingh. Learn why we’re celebrating and what you can look forward to during the week of festivities.
     
  • Learn why we’re celebrating and what you can look forward to during the week of festivities.Learn all about the Sustainable Development Goals Campaign in Philadelphia with a video about this exciting public art project.
     
  • Meet the 2020 Globy Award Winners who are leading efforts toward better health, greater prosperity, and more equitable inclusion of diverse heritages in Philadelphia.

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  • Welcome video: 9am
  • SDGs video: 1pm


     


TUESDAY, MAY 25

Happy Hour & Quizzo

  • Watch a video performance by world renowned classical pianist Lang Lang.

  • Learn how to make the refreshing and delicious “Philly Joy” cocktail with Pat Nogar of Living Well with Pat Nogar.
     

Join us for a special Virtual World Heritage Week Quizzo hosted by KYW Newsradio’s Denise Nakano and test your knowledge of Philadelphia’s history and global heritages. Space is limited! Register in advance to join the fun at 6:30PM on May 25th for this free event.
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  • Lang Lang: 10am
  • Philly JOY cocktail: 12pm 


WEDNESDAY, MAY 26

Heritage Stories Day

  • Watch Amanda Gorman - the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history - perform the poem she composed in 2020 to celebrate Philadelphia’s 5th anniversary as a World Heritage City, entitled “The Gathering Place.”
     
  • Do your kids or students enjoy learning about and making global foods? Tune in for a special World Heritage Week episode of Heritage Storytime where we’ll make tabbouleh and learn about the culinary traditions of the SWANA region.
     
  • Philadelphia’s own Kevin and Michael Bacon, together known as the Bacon Brothers Band will share a message and some music about the joys of play. __________
  • Heritage Storytime: 12pm

     

  • Amanda Gorman: 9am
  • Bacon Brothers: 2pm


THURSDAY, MAY 27

Culinary Heritage Day

  • Watch as Philadelphia City Representative Sheila Hess shares a video message about our city’s rich cultural diversity and presents the official proclamation of this year’s Philadelphia World Heritage Week. Read Mayor Jim Kenney's Proclamation of 2021 Philadelphia World Heritage Week.
     
  • Did you know that General George Washington served a West Indian soup to warm his freezing troops camped at Valley Forge? Discover the fascinating history of Pepperpot Soup and learn how to make it at home from Emmy Award winning TV host and culinary historian Chef Walter Staib.
     
  • Discover the historic and vibrant Mexican World Heritage City of San Miguel de Allende and hear a message to Philadelphia from Luis Alberto Villarreal Garcia, Municipal President of San Miguel de Allende.
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  •  Chef Walter Staib12pm 

 

  • Sheila Hess video: 9am
  • San Miguel de Allende video: 2pm
     

FRIDAY, MAY 28

National Historic Landmarks Day

  • Watch Philadelphia native and Grammy Award-winning, soul-jazz and hip-hop/funk innovator Jeff Bradshaw perform on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
  • Explore Philadelphia’s National Historic Landmarks and learn about opportunities to visit several of them over Memorial Day weekend.
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  • Jeff Bradshaw: 12pm

     

 


 

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