Events Fri, 13 Oct 2017 16:12:53 -0400 en <![CDATA[Louis Kahn Exhibit: The Power of Architecture]]> August 11, 2017 November 5, 2017

The story of master architect Louis Kahn (1901-1974) is intrinsically connected to Philadelphia, where he spent most of his life and career. Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture is the first major retrospective of Kahn’s work in two decades, encompassing over 200 objects related to Kahn’s buildings and projects in the form of architectural models, plans, original drawings, photographs, and films. With complex spatial compositions and a choreographic mastery of light, Kahn created buildings of archaic beauty and powerful universal symbolism. The Fabric Workshop and Museum is proud to be the final venue of the international tour.
The Power of Architecture extensively documents all of Kahn’s important projects—from his early urban planning concepts and single-family houses to monumental late works such as the Roosevelt Memorial in New York City (1973-74), posthumously completed in October 2012. Among his most important works are the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California (1959-65), the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas (1966-72), and the National Assembly Building in Dhaka, Bangladesh (1962-83). The presentation of Kahn’s architectural projects is accompanied by a selection of watercolors, pastels and charcoal drawings created during his travels, which document his skill as an artist and illustrator.
Highlights from The Power of Architecture include previously unpublished footage shot by Nathanial Kahn, the son of Louis Kahn and the director of the film My Architect, as well as interviews with architects such as Frank Gehry, Renzo Piano, Peter Zumthor, and Sou Fujimoto that underscore the continued significance of Kahn’s work.
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Thu, 03 Aug 2017 13:21:36 -0400
<![CDATA[Community Forum on The Behavioral Psychology of Giving]]> October 17, 2017 9:00AM 10:00AM

Join the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Philadelphia Bar Foundation for what promises to be a very candid and informative discussion on the current state of pro bono and patterns of giving and giving back in our city. This special Community Forum will explore the motivation behind giving, and serve as the unveiling of the 2017 Pro Bono Task Force Report.

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 17:02:58 -0400
<![CDATA[Philadelphia City Planning Commission Meeting]]> October 17, 2017 1:00PM 4:00PM

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 14:46:38 -0500
<![CDATA[Professional Science Master's in GIS Open House]]> October 17, 2017 5:30PM 7:00PM

Learn more about our one-year Professional Science Master's in Geographic Information Systems (PSM in GIS).
The PSM in GIS is a 10-course program with required coursework in database design, application development, technical cartography, ethics and professional development, statistics, and a hands-on capstone experience, designed for working professionals. Students take four electives of their choosing from a wide array including geovisualization, web mapping, health applications, or remote sensing. 
RSVP to attend.

Questions? Email Julia at

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:51:56 -0400
<![CDATA[Meeting of the Committee on Historic Designation of the Philadelphia Historical Commission]]> October 18, 2017

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:48:07 -0500
<![CDATA[Changing Lanes]]> October 18, 2017 9:00AM 5:30PM

Changing Lanes is a conference designed for transportation and planning professionals and organized jointly by DVRPC and WTS Philadelphia.

Registration and sponsorship information is available at:

Early bird registration ends 9/8.

9:00  Welcome

With Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie Richards, DVRPC Executive Director Barry Seymour, FHWA Pennsylvania Administrator Renee Sigel, WTS-Philadelphia Chapter President Patti Gibson, and others.

10:15  Concurrent Sessions

12:00  Lunch & Keynote

With Conference Co-Chairs Orla Pease, Urban Engineers, and Laurie Matkowski, DVRPC

2:00  Concurrent Sessions

3:30  Concurrent Sessions

4:30  WTS Scholarship Reception

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:39:29 -0400
<![CDATA[Monument Lab Live #2: Hidden Histories and Missing Documents]]> October 18, 2017 6:00PM 8:00PM

Who do we want to honor in public space? What are the untold stories that need to be told, and who are the storytellers? The second iteration of Monument Lab Live tackles these questions and more, with speakers and presenters who interrogate questions of authorship, representation, and history. Join us for TED-style presentations from Paper Monuments (NOLA), Vashti DuBois (Executive Director, The Colored Girls Museum, Philadelphia), Jarrett Drake (digital archivist, Cambridge, MA), Venissa Santí (Cuban–American vocalist, Philadelphia), and Monument Lab artists Kaitlin Pomerantz and Marisa Williamson.

$5 / Free for PAFA Members. Seating is limited. Registration required.

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:59:00 -0400
<![CDATA[2017 AIA Philadelphia Design Awards Gala]]> October 18, 2017 6:00PM 9:00PM
General Public | $125
AIA Member | $110
General Public | $150
AIA Member | $125
Come celebrate the announcement of the 2017 Design Award winners and recipients of the John Frederick Harbeson, Young Architect, and Paul Philippe Cret awards, the three highest honors presented by AIA Philadelphia. After the presentation of awards is the dinner and dessert reception on the Tier 2 Lounge, overlooking South Broad Street and City Hall.

6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Registration & Cocktail Hour (Lobby, 1st Floor)

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Awards Ceremony (Perelman Theatre, 1st Floor)

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Dinner & Dessert Reception (Tier 2 Lounge, 2nd Floor)

***Registration closes Monday, October 9, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.***

If you are purchasing 10-packs of tickets, please email your guest lists to Julianne Foley at by 10/9/16 at 11:59 p.m. Thank you for your cooperation.
For more information, please contact:
AIA Philadelphia
Julianne Foley
215-569-3186, ext. 101
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:45:26 -0400
<![CDATA[A Concerned Citizens Association (ACCA), Monthly meeting]]> October 18, 2017 6:00PM 8:00PM

Monthly meeting - Love Missionary Baptist Fellowship, 5801 Ogontz Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19141

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 10:24:56 -0400
<![CDATA[Belfield Area Neighbors Association (BANA) Monthly Meeting]]> October 18, 2017 6:30PM 8:00PM

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 16:12:53 -0400
<![CDATA[Belfield Area Neighbors Association (BANA) Monthly Meeting]]> October 18, 2017 6:30PM 8:30PM

Love Missionary Church, Ogontz & Grange Street

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 10:28:07 -0400
<![CDATA[How Philly Neighborhoods Killed The Crosstown Expressway]]> October 19, 2017 7:30PM 9:00PM

Area residents will learn how a diverse group of neighborhood activists in the late ’60s and early ’70s stopped the Crosstown Expressway in its tracks and kept the South Street area from being destroyed by an 8-lane, block-wide depressed highway.

You can fight City Hall . . . and win!

The free panel discussion starts 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 19 at Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church’s Sanctuary, Columbus Blvd. and Christian St. It is co-sponsored by Queen Village Neighbors Association and the Historic Gloria Dei Preservation Corporation (HGDPC).

The panel includes these veterans of the Crosstown Expressway fight:

  • Joel Spivak, architect, artist, former owner of Rocketships & Accessories and originator of Philadelphia’s National Hot Dog Month Celebration.
  • Marge Schernecke, a community organizer and leader in Queen Village whose family has lived in the area for five generations.
  • Paul Levy, founding CEO of the extremely successful Center City District and author of “Queen Village: The Eclipse of a Community.”
  • Ruth and Rick Snyderman, founders of The Works and Snyderman Galleries, and key players in organizing the “South Street Renaissance.”
  • John Coates, former housing development leader and Executive Director for SCPAC, a coalition of river-to-river community groups.
  • Conrad Weiler, former national activist preventing displacement in gentrifying neighborhoods and Temple University political science faculty member since 1968.

The panelists will describe the strategies and tactics they used to fight City Hall, derail the ill-fated Crosstown Expressway and help keep nearby neighborhoods intact.Attendees should come early. The last meeting of this type attracted an overflow crowd. To preserve a record of the event, it will be videotaped for YouTube.

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 14:59:59 -0400
<![CDATA[Civic Engagement Training]]> October 21, 2017 8:00AM 5:00PM

Saturday, October 21, 2017
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Registration begins at 8:30 AM)
Municipal Services Building,
1401 John F Kennedy Blvd
16th Floor
Philadelphia PA 19102
Questions? Contact Jacki Boone at or (215) 686-8417
The Civic Engagement Academy 2.0 is an advanced training to help community members build their civic engagement and leadership skills. The event is designed to build upon the knowledge developed in Serve Philadelphia’s Civic Engagement Academy. The training will prepare residents who are already engaged in their communities to take the next step toward becoming community leaders, organizers, and activists.
What skills can you expect to learn from this?
  • Outreach
    • Gaining community input​
    • Ensuring inclusivity
  • Marketing
    • Applying social media effectively​
    • Getting in control of your public image
  • Volunteer Management
    • Keeping volunteers invested​
    • Maximizing volunteer retention
  • Targeting & Recruitment
    • Reaching the best audience​
    • Getting the most impact
  • Asset Mapping
    • Addressing community needs
    • Identifying and mapping community resources​
  • Timelines & Benchmarking
    • Methods of evaluating project successes
    • Breaking end goals into smaller goals​
  • Data & Evaluation
    • Collecting meaningful data​
    • Showing the impact of your organization's work

  • Community Meeting Management
    • Planning and running effective community meetings​
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 10:34:43 -0400
<![CDATA[Underground Philadelphia Architecture Walking Tour]]> October 21, 2017 10:00AM 12:00PM

Discover the Philadelphia Plan which gave us two Art Deco masterpieces, the monumental 30th Street Station and Suburban Station, the first all-underground rail terminal. The tour starts at 30th Street Station and proceeds via trolley to 19th St. From the Comcast tower lobby descend into an underground concourse network to The Gallery, before ending at Reading Terminal and the Marriott Hotel. Along the way, lament the loss of Broad St. Station and learn about the 1905-mid-50s trolley and subway lines, the Broad Street subway (1928), the Commuter Rail Tunnel (1984), and the former Reading Terminal, now part of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. (This tour requires climbing some stairs, though escalators and elevators are available at most points.)

Meet at the Angel statue by the main concourse of the east entrance of 30th Street Station. PLEASE NOTE: Guests must provide their own SEPTA fares.

Purchase tickets online or go to the designated tour meeting place and pay your tour guide (cash or check payable to Preservation Alliance). The group size is limited to 20 people; people with tickets get priority. Please print tickets purchased online when possible. Tours run approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. Tours run rain or shine. Contact with any questions or call 215-546-1146.

$10 for Preservation Alliance members, $12 for students (must show ID), $15 for adults. Free for children 10 and under accompanied by an adult.


Fri, 13 Oct 2017 14:44:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Apple Festival]]> October 21, 2017 12:00PM 2:00PM

Come to the Woodford Mansion Orchard for a free Community Apple Harvest Festival! There will be cider making, heirloom apple tasting, pumpkin painting, live music, children's games, and an apple dessert contest—enter yours! Visit the bee hives and make art with professional artist Heidi Barr. Orchard and mansion tours are FREE!

In 1769 the Pennsylvania Gazette described Woodford’s orchard as “...a handsome Garden, a thriving Orchard of good Apple Trees, and other Fruit, and a Well of excellent water.” Nine years ago, the East Park Revitalization Alliance, Philadelphia Orchard Project, and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department teamed up with the Naomi Wood Trust to replant and recreate the orchard at Woodford. Woodford’s orchard today is a contemporary interpretation that is self-sustaining, environmentally responsible, and community maintained and harvested.

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:50:10 -0400
<![CDATA[Peoplehood Parade]]> October 21, 2017 12:00PM

The Peoplehood Parade is a celebration of our communities’ creativity, joy, can-do attitudes, and the courage to act on their convictions.  Groups are encouraged to represent in the parade, bringing their own art or joining a Spiral Q section (to carrying a giant puppet!). The parade begins at the Paul Robeson House (50th and Walnut) and ends at Clark Park (45th and Chester) with participatory performances in the park. Parade line-up is at NOON Parade steps of at 1PM and is in the park around 2pm.

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:31:16 -0400
<![CDATA[Concerned Citizens for Change (CCC)]]> October 21, 2017 7:00PM 8:00PM

Giving of Self Partnership, Limekiln Pike & Church Lane, Philadelphia, PA

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 10:42:36 -0400
<![CDATA[Bainbridge Green Brunch Festival 2017]]> October 22, 2017 10:00AM 1:00PM


Bainbridge Green Brunch Fest 2017:

A Family-Friendly Fundraiser in Support of Bainbridge Green

Sunday October 22, 10am to 1pm, on South Side of Bainbridge Street, between 4th & 5th Streets

The Friends of Bainbridge Green, South Street Headhouse District, and Queen Village Neighbors Association are proud to present the second annual Bainbridge Green Brunch Festival, a fundraiser to raise money and awareness in support of Bainbridge Green.

Top area brunch restaurants will be cooking up delicious food to be served on the street:

Ela, Southwark, Whetstone,  Federal Donuts, South Street Bagels, Bridget Foy's, Kanella, Ants Pants Cafe, and Plenty Cafe.  

Stateside Distilling and 13th Street Cocktails will be creating brunch cocktails.  Local favorite Sweetbriar Rose will fill the air with music.

“Kids Art Corner” Activities:

• Pumpkin painting by Painting with a Twist

• Pottery making with The Clay Studio

• Music making with Music Together

Details: to purchase tickets in advance or at the door day-of. Rain or shine!

Ticket Pricing:

$25 Student = 4 food tickets + 1 coffee

$35 Individual = 5 food tickets + 1 drink ticket + 1 coffee + 1 kid activity ticket

$75 Family = 12 food tickets + 2 drink tickets + 2 coffees + 3 kid activity tickets

$150 VIP ticket = reserved seating with private chef tasting + 2 drink tickets + 1 coffee (10:00 to 11:00)
Wed, 27 Sep 2017 09:35:32 -0400
<![CDATA[Chestnut Hill Architecture Walking Tour]]> October 22, 2017 2:00PM 4:00PM

Take a leisurely stroll through this bucolic “Garden City” neighborhood, a suburban setting within the city limits. Learn how the Pennsylvania Railroad extension to this area, spearheaded by Henry Howard Houston in the 1880s, created this style-conscious development and later, with his son-in-law, George Woodward, continued it into the 1920s. Explore this haven of late Victorian, Arts & Crafts, English Cotswalds and Modern residences and see how it emerged as a desirable and complete neighborhood. 

Meet on the south side of the south parking lot of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, across from the tennis courts on West Willow Grove Avenue.

Purchase tickets online or go to the designated tour meeting place and pay your tour guide (cash or check payable to Preservation Alliance). The group size is limited to 20 people; people with tickets get priority. Please print tickets purchased online when possible. Tours run approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. Tours run rain or shine. Contact with any questions or call 215-546-1146.

$10 for Preservation Alliance members, $12 for students (must show ID), $15 for adults. Free for children 10 and under accompanied by an adult.


Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:07:51 -0400
<![CDATA[Philadelphia Historical Commission Archietctural Committee Meeting]]> October 24, 2017 9:00AM 1:30PM

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:18:36 -0500