Events

Take in a world music concert or attend an ethnic festival. 

Participate in a conference or symposium on an international topic at one of the 
region's distinguished colleges and universities. or research institutes.  

Attend a public reception for visitors from another country or a talk by a senior foreign policy official
There's always something for the global citizen to do in the Philadelphia region! 

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Friday, September 25, 2020 - 1:00pm - Friday, December 18, 2020 - 4:00pm

Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture is offering a virtual After-School Arab Arts Program featuring visual art, drumming, and singing sessions. On Fridays (1-4pm) from September 25 to December 18, our teaching artists will hold 50-minute lessons on Zoom. The cost is $25 per student for the semester and is meant for 3rd-8th grade. If you have multiple children interested in this program, please fill out one survey per child. Please complete this registration by October 2nd!

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 8:00am - Thursday, December 31, 2020 - 5:00pm

This virtual exhibition explores how history is marked and mediated through photographic representations of power in public spaces. It comprises four parts – Making History, Making Sense, Making Presence and Making Space – each of which will be released weekly between September 30 and October 21. The exhibition includes work by Oliver Curtis, Nona Faustine, Lee Friedlander, Matthew Mergen, Mike Osborne, Kaitlin Pomerantz, Matthew Shain, William Earle Williams and Marisa Williamson.

Sunday, October 4, 2020 - 11:00am - Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 4:30pm

Al-Bustan is pleased to offer online Modern Standard Arabic classes for 4th graders and older youth. Held on ZOOM, the pilot 10-week sessions are held from October 4 till mid-December, 2020. There are three sessions to choose from (1 day per week or 2 days per week), taught by experienced teachers Issam Bougtoub and Majd Subih. We have 10% sibling discount for the 2nd and 3rd siblings!

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 7:00am - Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 8:00am

First Tuesday of each month 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesday, October 6th
Martha S. Jones: Vanguard: How Black Women Overcame Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All

Born in Central Harlem, Martha S. Jones has worked as a writer, historian, cultural commentator, and public-interest lawyer. 

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 6:00pm - Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 7:30pm

Thomas Jefferson University's Center for the Preservation of Modernism and MS in Historic Preservation is hosting a speaker series virtually this fall. Enjoy lectures on the Lazaretto, Paint analysis in Al Capone's Cell at Eastern State Penitentiary, Preserving Modernism and much more, all from the comfort and safety of your home.