Tea at Park Towne on the 18th

Join us on Thursday, January 18th between 6:00-8:00 in Park Towne’s communal living room, aka The Oar Pub. Enjoy some cozy time around the fireplace — some tea (or wine or soft drinks), some snacks and a chance to visit with Smithies. There are billiards and table shuffleboard too.
Park Towne is at 2200 Benjamin Franklin Parkway and the Oar Pub is on the first floor of the South Tower. Parking is available on the outer lane of the Parkway and closest bus lines are the 32, 38 and 48.
Tell your Smith friends to meet you here! Feel free to BYOB, although we will have some refreshments as well.

Skating at Dilworth Park on the 18th


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



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.



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

Fall Faculty Speaker

Monday, October 16th @ 6:30 p.m.

The Smith College Club of Philadelphia is pleased to invite Philadelphia-area alumnae and their guests to our annual faculty speaker event! Nanci Young, Smith College Archivist, will speak on Monday, October 16th at 6:30 p.m. at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (3260 South St., Philadelphia, PA 19104). Nanci will give a presentation on the history of Philadelphia alumnae at Smith College as well as the renovations to the Smith College Neilsen Library.

RSVP today!

Admission includes hors d’oeuvres, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. Tickets are $15 for current club members, $25 for non-members, and $10 for new alums (c/o ’13-17). If you’re not a current member of the Smith College Club of Philadelphia, please support the club and join now to enjoy the discounted admission rate for the talk!

Please RSVP to PhillySmithClub@gmail.com. Submit payment via Paypal or by sending a check to: Elizabeth Savage, SCCOP Treasurer, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. Apt. 11A12, 19130. Please include: Fall Faculty Speaker in the memo line.

Where to park

On the 18th–Kensington edition!

Like beer? Beer gardens? Exploring Philly?


(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.


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.


  • $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.)

“On the 18th” and Other Special Events in March

Join us for two special events in March!
March 18 Jazz & March 21 Salon
women jazz
Enjoy an evening of music with fellow Smithies on Friday, March 18 (5pm8:45pm) at Art After 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Women in Jazz program features Valray Sturgis and friends paying homage to greats including Sarah Vaughn, Dinah Washington, and Ella Fitzgerald. Cash bar and light food available for purchase. Art After 5 requires museum admission, but there are 10 free tickets available for members of the Smith College Club of Philadelphia! Members, please email phillysmithclub@gmail.com to request your free ticket. Tickets will be provided in the order email requests are received. Need to renew your membership? Visit the club website to bring your club dues current.
Fight the winter blues at a ‘Smith Club Salon’ on Monday, March 21 at 7pm. Katherine Schneider ’86 will lead us in exploring,“Where are You on the Optimism Spectrum?” Drawing on lessons from neuroscience, psychology, religion and her mother, Dr. Schneider will explore the journey to filling our glasses at least halfway. Her talk will be followed by opportunity for discussion, mingling, good cheer – and wine and light refreshments provided by the club. This event is graciously hosted by Karoline Adler in Society Hill. RSVP for this free club event to phillysmithclub@gmail.com to receive the exact address for this talk.

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 phillysmithclub@gmail.com.
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!