Phillies Game

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We will attend our third annual Phillies Game on
Sunday, June 23rd at 1:05 pm
versus the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park.

Tickets are approximately $30 and financial assistance is available.
Please RSVP at phillysmithclub@gmail.com by Monday 6/17.

Guests and kids are welcome!

2019 Annual Meeting

Thursday, May 30 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Neighborhood House
20 N. American St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
The Smith College Club of Philadelphia is pleased to welcome journalist, author, and professor, Lori Tharps ’94 as the featured speaker for this year’s Annual Meeting.
The Annual Meeting will take place on Thursday, May 30th at 6:30 pm and includes:
  • Lori’s presentation: “How to Do Diversity with Intention and Joy,” an interactive talk that incorporates both her personal story and discussion about how we can all incorporate diversity in our lives.
  • A review of the club year
  • Club Board Elections (If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about the SCCOP board, please email phillysmithclub@gmail.com for more information!)
  • Socializing and networking with amazing local Smithies
Ticket Pricing: Admission for the Annual Meeting is Pay What You Wish (with a $25.00 suggested donation) online or at the door. Admission includes hors d’oeuvres, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages.RSVP: Please RSVP in advance by email at phillysmithclub@gmail.com

Annual Newsletter: Please find the 2019 Annual Newsletter here for highlights and photos from the year as well as information on membership, current student outreach, and the Alumnae Admissions program.

 

Upcoming Service Project – come join us!

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Photo from 2019 MLK day of service project at the Hawthorne Cultural Center

On Saturday, April 6th from 9am-12pm a group of Philly Smithies are going to volunteer at Share Food Program (2901 West Hunting Park Avenue Philadelphia). Share Food Program is a nonprofit organization that works to bring food to people in need throughout Philadelphia.  Share brings food to over 505 Philadelphia food pantries. Share services 5,000 low-income households by distributing below-retail price monthly food packages. Last year Share’s on-site Nice Roots Farm harvested 15,000 pounds of produce which were distributed to neighborhoods that do not have adequate access to fresh affordable produce.

We’re hoping to get a great turnout of Smith Alums. Family members are welcome. To join us, please contact Pam Kim ’87 at phillysmithclub@gmail.com. 

 


We want to hear from you! The Smith College Club of Philadelphia is conducting a survey to inform future club priorities and events. Please click the link below to access the survey. Thank you for your participation! 

 

 

 

Early Bird discount ends Friday May 18th

Friday May 18th is the Early Bird Discount Deadline for this year’s Annual Meeting at the Fleisher Art Memorial on Monday, June 18th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. In addition to meeting new Smithies, enjoying beverages and hors d’oeuvres, and electing new board members, the Fleisher will lead us in a screen printing class to make Smith themed tote bags and prints

Early Bird Ticket Pricing before 5/18:

$20 Members ($25 after 5/18)
$12 Young Alumnae (classes ’13-’17, $15 after 5/18)
Become a member before 5/18 at phillysmithclub.com/membership to enjoy a $15 discount!

RSVP: email phillysmithclub@gmail.com
Payment: online via the Donate button at phillysmithclub.com/membership/ and indicate Annual Meeting OR mail your check to: SCCOP Treasurer, 2401 Pennylvania Ave Apt. 11A12, Philadelphia, PA 19130

And last but not least, May and June are election season for the Philly Smith Club Board! Nominate yourself or a fellow Smithie at phillysmithclub@gmail.com.

Skating at Dilworth Park on the 18th

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Join the Smith College Club of Philadelphia on Monday Dec 18th between 6:00 and 8:00 at The Rothman Ice Rink at Dilworth Park! Enjoy ice skating, beautiful lights, food trucks, and the Rothman heated cabin for refreshments and snacks! Skaters and non-skaters alike are welcome!

Dilworth Park is great for families and easily accessible from the Mainline and by public transit. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 10 and under, and $10 for skate rentals.

We’ll meet at the heated cabin at 6:00 and wear your Smith gear to identify each other (I personally will be wearing my yellow Ivy Day sash!).

Come enjoy this Philly treasure with treasured Smithies!

On the 18th: Coffee in West Philly

Join the Smith College Club of Philadelphia at Green Line Cafe on 45th and Locust in West Philly for tea, coffee, and sweets before the holiday season begins! Stop in between 10AM and noon to catch up with your favorite local Smithies and meet new ones.
The cafe is accessible via trolley route 34, the Market-Frankford line, and bus routes 21 and 42. Street parking is available in the surrounding neighborhood

On the 18th at PMA

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Did you know the Philadelphia Museum of Art is open late every Wednesday with Pay What You Wish admissions?

Join Susie Kwon (class of 2011) and the Philly Smith Club at 5:30 – 7:30 October 18th for an art-filled gathering and celebrate Octoberfest with a glass of beer!

When you arrive, go to the Great Stair Hall on the first floor and then please look for a table-tent with ‘Smith College Club of Philadelphia’ on it. Drink and food purchase is available – separated from the beer and food pairing that requires tickets.

 

Details:

Octoberfest at the Philadelphia Museum of Art with Pay What You Wish admissions

Date and Time: Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Location: Great Stair Hall, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Admissions: Free for the Philadelphia Museum of Art members, Pay What You Wish for general public

Web: http://philamuseum.org/wednesdaynights

Host: Susie Kwon, Class of 2011

On the 18th – Black History Month Edition!

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This February’s On the 18th takes the Smith College Club of Philadelphia to the National Constitution Center for their impressive Black History Month exhibit. More information about the exhibits is below.

When: Saturday, February 18th, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Where: The National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street.
Cost: $11.00* for both the permanent collection and the special Black History Month exhibit.

*While the cost of the ticket is set by the Center, this event is pay what you can (and anything above our costs will help support others attending).

Accessibility: Please contact us if you have any questions regarding accessibility.

About the Exhibits:

Visitors to the National Constitution Center this February can experience a variety of programs in honor of African American History Month. Explore the Museum’s The Story of We the People exhibit to discover key milestones in African-American history. During daily interactive programs, visitors can learn about the lives of African-American leaders, the history behind the Emancipation Proclamation, and more.

~ Breaking Barriers Show:
The interactive Breaking Barriers show examines the lives of Thurgood Marshall, Bessie Coleman, Jackie Robinson, and other groundbreaking African-Americans throughout American history—providing insight into the struggles they faced and the rights they secured for all citizens. Their inspiring stories reveal how one individual’s civic actions can
impact a nation.

~ Decoding the Document: Emancipation Proclamation Document Workshop:
Take a closer look at the museum’s rare printing of the Emancipation Proclamation to learn more about its history, the history of the Civil War, and the background of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments.

~ African American History Self-Guided Tour:
– Pick up a handy flier at our Information Desk to take a self-guided museum tour highlighting important moments in African-American history.

Featuring:

– Our rare, signed copies of the Thirteenth Amendment and Emancipation Proclamation.
– President Obama inauguration artifacts.
– The American National Tree, featuring influential African-Americans including Paul Robeson, Fannie Lou Hamer, Ward Connerly, and 2012 Liberty Medal winner Muhammad Ali.
– An original printing of the Supreme Court’s controversial Dred Scott decision.

~ Giant Game Board Activity:
As part of our interactive daily programming in February, test your knowledge of African-American history at our Giant Game Board.

Here is the museum website:
http://constitutioncenter.org

BHM exhibit page:
http://constitutioncenter.org/calendar/african-american-history-month-1

National Constitution Center FB page:
https://www.facebook.com/constitutionctr/

On the 18th–Kensington edition!

Like beer? Beer gardens? Exploring Philly?

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(Look at their adorable little beer garden! Don’t worry–to beat the heat, there will be indoor and outdoor seating.)

  Tonight! We’re doing a very special On the 18th in the neighborhood of new board member, Lola Arellano-Fryer, Kensington!

5pm start, but feel free to come later.

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From their website:

What kind of beer do you serve?
We have an ever shifting beer list of selections that either move us currently or we are simply rekindling a romance with. While it seems dizzying to select what to serve in such an overcrowded market we tend to stick with great beer made by even better people. We try desperately to stay away from trends, but revel in relying on craftsmanship and good business practices to help us make our decisions. While rare beer is a lot of fun to serve and drink we tend to pour the most sought after offerings on a Monday afternoon as opposed to squirreling away one keg and centering a whole event around it. No, quite frankly we would rather be good hosts and allow our guests to sit back, relax, and enjoy their beer unmolested by the hordes.

What if I hate beer? Am I still allowed in?
We offer wine by the glass and by the bottle. No fancy foolery, it’s a wine list Jonathan Richman would approve: accessible, and meant to be enjoyed, not dicussed. We also have a full bar.

How do I get to the Memphis Taproom?
You can find us at the intersection of Memphis Street and E. Cumberland Street on the border of the Port Richmond and Fishtown neighborhoods of Philly, in the Kensington section of the city.

Artist Gallery Talk and Chamber Concert

Holly Trostle Brigham Tamara de Lempicka

Holly Trostle Brigham (b. 1965), Tamara de Lempicka: On Autopilot, 2009, watercolor on paper, 29 1/2 x 29 1/2 in. Collection of the artist.

The Smith College Club of Philadelphia is pleased to announce an artist gallery talk with Holly Trostle Brigham ’88. Join fellow Smith alumnae on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 2pm at the Michener Museum. Your ticket includes museum admission, Holly’s talk about her exhibit “Sisters and Goddesses,” a chamber music concert, and light refreshments.

At 2pm PAFA-trained and Philadelphia-based artist Holly Trostle Brigham will discuss the seven self-portraits in which she assumes the guise of artists of the past—such as Frida Kahlo, Artemesia Gentileschi, and Tamara de Lempicka—to remind us of their important stories. Brigham also looks to her academic past as a student at Smith, one of the “seven sisters,” connecting those “sisters” with her own life through these portraits.

Then, at 3pm internationally-acclaimed violinist Lenuta Ciulei and cellist/conductor Dr. George Antanasiu will perform a pop-up chamber concert in support of “Holly Trostle Brigham: Sisters and Goddesses.”

Following the concert, light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP to phillysmithclub@gmail.com. Please let us know if you need a ride or are able to offer a carpool ride to the event.

Tickets:

  • $16 for members of the Smith College Club of Philadelphia. $18 for guests and non-members. Please submit payment to the Smith College Club of Philadelphia via PayPal or by mailing a check to the club treasurer at: SCCOP Treasurer, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. Apt. 11A12 Philadelphia, PA 19130
  • Admission is FREE for members of the Michener museum and for undergraduate and graduate students with a valid ID! (Please indicate that you are a student or Michener member attending free of charge in your RSVP to the club.)