Holiday Cheer on December 10th!

December is here and the holidays are around the corner! But before the current Smithies can enjoy a relaxing winter break, they have a round of finals to complete. Help us send them a little holiday cheer and exam-time encouragement by joining us December 10 at 6pm to assemble winter care packages. Hot cocoa and cookies provided. To RSVP and receive the address of our meeting (in Queen Village), please email
Come for the cookies… stay for the board meeting! Anyone interested in learning more about the board is invited to join us for a brief meeting following care package stuffing.

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


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!


“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!



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 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 to let us know you’re coming!

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

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 ( then email us at 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 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

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

Yoga on the Banks – Tuesday, June 23rd

yoga on the banks(1)Join the Philadelphia Smith Club for Yoga on the Banks

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.


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!

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