On the 18th – November – NEW Front Street Cafe in Fishtown

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Join us at the JUST OPENED Front Street Cafe in Fishtown! Come for the conversation, food, drinks, or just to check out the fabulous new space!

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“Front Street Café offers the residents of Fishtown and surrounding neighborhoods a friendly atmosphere and fresh menu featuring farm-to-table, locally sourced and organic New American cuisine with international influences. This unique space houses a coffee shop, fresh juice bar, restaurant with garden seating, indoor & outdoor bars and private upstairs event space.”

When: Wednesday, November 18th at 6pm

Where: 1253 N Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19122 (just one block north of Girard El stop)

Look for the Smith College table tent. We look forward to meeting you there!

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Fall Faculty Speaker Event

RSVP TODAY FOR THE FALL FACULTY SPEAKER EVENT!
Thursday, October 29th @ 6:30 pm

The Smith College Club of Philadelphia is pleased to invite Philadelphia-area alumnae and their guests to our annual faculty speaker event. Dana Leibsohn, Professor of Art, will speak on October 29 at 6:30 pm at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (3260 South St., Philadelphia, PA 19104). Professor Leibsohn will give a talk titled, “Silver Baskets and Beaded Gods: Colonial America, Indigenous Objects and Early Modern Globalization.” The talk will examine the circulation of objects and how we understand the “movement of things” from the past. RSVP today!

Admission includes hors-d’oeuvres, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. Tickets are $15 for current club members and their guests, and $20 for non-members. If you’re not a current member of the Smith College Club of Philadelphia member, please support the club and join now to enjoy the discounted admission rate for the talk. New alums who graduated within the last five years only need to pay $5 to join for the year, and 2015 alums are free! Regular membership is $20.

Please RSVP to PhillySmithClub@gmail.com. Submit payment via Paypal (below) or by sending a check to: Elizabeth Savage, SCCOP Treasurer, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. Apt. 11A12, 19130.

Smithies represent at Fringe Arts Festival!

Hey Philly Smith Alums! Consider joining us….
​THIS WEEKEND, Saturday, September 12th at 3pm:

The Girl’s Guide to Neighborly Conduct

Tangle Movement Arts


Come to a family-friendly event hosted by FringeArts on September 12th at 3pm! Buy your tickets soon because Fringe shows often sell out.
 

 
“Against a kinetic cityscape of suspended rope and silk walls, The Girl’s Guide to Neighborly Conduct investigates life’s unspoken rules and expectations. Tangle’s seven-woman cast negotiates queer connections, female strength, and what it means to live in community. Tangle’s acrobats swing from trapezes, cartwheel across the dinner table, and lift each other out of trouble in this new show merging circus arts, dance, and theater.”
 
Read more here. 
 
Purchase here. RSVP to PhillySmithClub@gmail.com to let us know you’re coming!

September’s “On the 18th” – An Evening at Longwood Gardens

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Join fellow Smithies Friday, September 18 at 7:30pm for a unique visit to Longwood Gardens. “Nightscape: A Light and Sound Experience by Klip Collective transforms Longwood Gardens into a living canvas where light dances with shadow, music fills the air, and your imagination soars.”
Purchase your tickets online directly from the Longwood Gardens website (http://longwoodgardens.org/nightscapeand then email us at phillysmithclub@gmail.com so we know to expect you! Tickets are $27 per adult and $17 for children ages 5-18. Longwood members attend for free, but a Nightscape ticket is required. Your Nightscape ticket is also good for for daytime admission to the gardens – arrive as early as you like!
We’ll meet at Longwood’s new Beer Garden at 7:30pm and then explore the illuminated gardens. (Optimal viewing starts at 8:30pm.)
Need a ride? Have extra space in your car? Email phillysmithclub@gmail.com for possible carpooling. longwood

Alumnae Networking Event

Alumnae Networking Night in Philadelphia

Connect with Philadelphia-area Smith College alumnae for a networking event that will include alumni from other participating universities. Meet Colleen Delvecchio, director of alumnae engagement and Lindsey Venne, program specialist for alumnae engagement, and hear about what’s happening on the Smith campus.

Enjoy a fun evening complete with networking, finger foods, a cash bar, door prizes, and special presentations. Wear Smith Color colors (blue and gold) for entry into an additional prize drawing.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
6:308:30 p.m.

Marriott Courtyard Downtown Philadelphia
21 Juniper Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Cost: $15 includes soft drinks and appetizers, cash bar will be available.
Enter Discount Code “Philly2015” for a $5 savings.
Stop by the Smith College table at the event for a free drink ticket!

To register, visit https://www.regonline.com/networkingeventallareaalumni

This event is brought to you by Smith College and Alumni Career Services Network (ACSN).

Yoga on the Banks – Tuesday, June 23rd

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When: Tuesday, June 23rd, at 6:30pm.

Where: 25th and Locust, near the Schuylkill River Banks board walk. Look for a red balloon!

About the event: “Yoga on the Banks meets on the grassy area at 25th and Locust, near the new Schuylkill River Banks board walk in Philadelphia. In order to meet our mission of making yoga accessible to everyone, Yoga on the Banks is donation-based, and has no set fee. This program is entirely supported by you – our students – and your donation is gratefully accepted to support our teachers and assistants, insurance costs, and the administration of this program.”

June’s “On the 18th” Happy Hour

Philly-area Smithies: Join us for our monthly happy hour this Wednesday, the 18th. This month we will be descending on Local 44, an artisan beer joint, to attend their beer tasting school. Look for a brunette wearing a Smith sweatshirt & holding a Smith College Club of Philadelphia sign. Details below.

Where: 4333 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Time: 5:00-7:00pm.

Date: Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Come in the Bottle Shop entrance and let them know you’re there for the tasting. Space is limited so be sure to arrive as early as possible.


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Beer School at the Bottle Shop
+ + Every THIRD Wednesday of the Month 5pm + +

Beer School has long been an opportunity to learn a little something about the beer 
we love to serve at Local 44.

There is now a donation required
to attend Beer School. 

You can “pay what you wish”, but you have to pay something.

100% of your Beer School donation goes directly
to Share Our Strength, an organization that aims to end
childhood hunger in our community and across the country.

As always, samples of each beer we will discuss
are being offered as our treat to you during the class.

Due to space constraints, we limit Beer School
sessions to the first 20 people in the door.

No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children struggles with hunger. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day.

Can’t attend Beer School but want to make
a donation to Share Our Strength?
HOORAY! We’ve made it easy for you — just click here!

Visit www.nokidhungry.org
for more information and ways to get involved. 

Global Distinguished Lecture featuring Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, ’02

The University of Pennsylvania’s annual Global Distinguished Lecture will feature one of Smith College’s distinguished alumnae, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, ’02. Ms. Obaid-Chinoy is an Emmy and Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, and this event will be a screening of her award-winning film Saving Face, on April 18th at 6 PM in Penn Museum’s Harrison Auditorium (3260 South Street, Philadelphia). This powerful film examines the trials faced by female survivors of acid attacks in Pakistan and their quest for justice.

Join us for a exclusive reception with Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy prior to the screening! From 4:45-5:45 PM, Sharmeen will join the Philly Smith Club for hors d’oeuvres in the University of Pennsylvania’s Williams Hall (36th and Spruce Streets; room 816). Sharmeen will have to leave promptly for the screening, so don’t be late! Afterwards we’ll make our way to the Penn Museum for the screening together.

After the screening, there will be a Q&A session with the filmmaker, followed by a reception in Irvine Auditorium’s Café 58 (details below). The Smith College Club of Philadelphia is a co-sponsor for this event.

When: Thursday, April 18th at 4:45 pm (screening at 6 pm)
Where: Exclusive Smith College Club of Philadelphia reception in Williams Hall (36th and Spruce Streets; room 816); Screening in Penn Museum’s Harrison Auditorium (3260 South Street, Philadelphia); University of Pennsylvania reception in Irvine Auditorium’s Café 58 (at 34th and Spruce Street).
RSVP: You must RSVP for this free event at globaldistinguishedlecture.eventbrite.com

Annual Meeting at The Philadelphia Rare Book and Manuscript Company

Join us for our annual meeting at The Philadelphia Rare Book and Manuscript Company, located at the historic Frankford Arsenal in the Bridesburg neighborhood of Northeast Philadelphia. This is truly a historical hidden gem with something for everyone – historic architecture, rare books, ancient trees, military history, and of course, Philly history. The Philadelphia Rare Book and Manuscript Company is about a 12 minute drive north from Center City, or a 15-minute train ride from 30th Street Station (see details below).

We will be holding our annual meeting in The Philadelphia Rare Book and Manuscript Company’s beautiful building, a former officers’ quarters.

Come enjoy light refreshments, and a tour of the building with a full explanation of the history of the Arsenal, which dates back to 1814. After the tour, we will conduct our short annual meeting. We’ll give you a preview of exciting Club events in-the-works, and take a moment to elect new board members. Mark your calendars!

When: Saturday, May 4th 2013, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm. RSVP by 4/25 (details below). 

Where: The Philadelphia Rare Book and Manuscript Company, The Arsenal, Building #4, 2375 Bridge Street, Philadelphia, PA 19137

Directions:

Driving: The Philadelphia Rare Book and Manuscript Company is about a 12 minute drive north on 95 from Center City, near Exit 27 (Bridge Street) at the Betsy Ross Bridge. Easy parking (directly in front of building, free). NOTE: We’ll be entering through the Bridge Street entrance. GPS tends to fail once you get into the Arsenal, so please take a look at the directions below before departing.

GENERAL
(Bridge Street Entrance)
    • Make your best way towards 2375 Bridge Street, Philadelphia, PA 19137 
    • Turn into The Arsenal (you’ll see a sign for The Maritime Academy Charter School, Franklin Towne Charter School and for The Arsenal)
    • At the checkpoint, say you’re visiting the Philadelphia Rare Book and Manuscript Room in Building #4, for the Smith event). 
    • Turn left at the T
    • When you enter the Parade Ground oval, go halfway around it you’ll see the building, which has a porch with white rocking chairs
From I-95 — Traveling NORTH
(Bridge Street Entrance)
    • Take Exit 27 off I-95 North, staying to the right
    • Swoop right onto Tacony
    • Turn right onto Bridge Street
    • Turn left into The Arsenal (you’ll see a sign for The Maritime Academy Charter School, Franklin Towne Charter School and for The Arsenal)
    • At the checkpoint, say you’re visiting the Philadelphia Rare Book and Manuscript Room in Building #4, for the Smith event)
    • Turn left at the T
    • When you enter the Parade Ground oval, go halfway around it you’ll see the building, which has a porch with white rocking chairs
From I-95 — Traveling SOUTH
(Bridge Street Entrance)
    • Take Exit 27 off I-95 South
    • Turn left onto Bridge Street
    • After passing the light at Tacony, turn left into The Arsenal (you’ll see a sign for The Maritime Academy Charter School, Franklin Towne Charter School and for The Arsenal)
    • At the checkpoint, say you’re visiting the Philadelphia Rare Book and Manuscript Room in Building #4, for the Smith event)
    • Turn left at the T
    • When you enter the Parade Ground oval, go halfway around it you’ll see the building, which has a porch with white rocking chairs
PARKING OPTIONS
You can either pull up right in front of the building or you can pull in between the stone pillars just past it to park in an area off the street. Also, a large parking lot is available to you via a right turn just past the big building with the carriage entrance, before you make the left towards Building #4; if you choose that, you can then walk back to the building along the Parade Ground.

Public Transportation: The most direct route from Center City is by Regional Rail. Take Trenton Line train to the Bridesburg station (15-minute ride). From there, it’s only a 10-minute walk on Bridge Street to the Philadelphia Rare Book and Manuscript Company. For those taking public transportation, we will plan to meet up and travel as a group. Here’s the plan:

We will take the Trenton line train (9717). It departs Market East station at 1:40pm, departs Suburban Station at 1:45pm, and departs 30th St. Station at 1:49pm, arriving at Bridesburg, our final destination, at 2:04pm. Smithies will aim to sit in the first car of the train—meet us there or on the platform at Bridesburg! NOTE: this train only leaves once every hour

Cost: $15 for members; $18 for non-members. (Now is the perfect time to renew your membership!). Payment can be made by check made out to “Smith College Club of Philadelphia” and mailed to “Treasurer, 918 Pine Street, 2R, Philadelphia, PA 19107” or through Paypal:

RSVP: Please send in your payment by 4/25 to RSVP for the event (if you are mailing a check, please email the us at phillysmithclub@gmail.com at so we’ll know to expect it). You don’t want to miss this. Check out this book below – it’s the first book on fly fishing written by a woman!