Happy Hour/Book Drive at Bud and Marilyn’s

For this month’s On the 18th we will enjoy a Fall Happy Hour at Bud & Marilyn’s in Center City. Bud & Marilyn’s is located at 1234 Locust St and come meet Liz ’97 any time between 5:30-7:30 (Liz will be there at 5 if you want to get there a little earlier). Stay as little or as long as you like!

Bud & Marilyn's

The Philly Smith Club is also collecting books this month for the student-initiated rebuild of the Kensington High School library. The Inquirer article on this phenomenal project lead by the Kensington High senior class can be found here.

They are especially looking for the following genres:

  • Young Adult Novels
  • Graphic Novels
  • Anime
  • Comic Books
  • Biographies
  • Dictionaries (Spanish, English, French, Chinese, etc.)
  • Technical (engineering, nursing, career books, etc.)
  • Music books

What was your favorite book in high school or a book you wished you had read in high school? Give it back to the city! Donations can be brought to the On the 18th happy hour or contact phillysmithclub@gmail.com for more details.

The class has also created several amazon wish lists:

Library Wish List:
Link: http://a.co/1H3ecc3

Mr. Cruz’s Engineering Class Wish List:
Link: http://a.co/eLFCOw2

If you can’t make it but would still like to donate books, you can drop them off at the school or send them to:

Mr. Eric Cruz
Kensington High School – Room 316
2051 E Cumberland St
Philadelphia, PA 19125


On the 18th at National Mechanics


EDIT: Due to excessive rain, we have moved the On the 18th to National Mechanics. We are reserving a table, so please RSVP if you are planning on coming!

This month’s On the 18th is a Satellite Reunion for those of us who will be in Philly this Reunion season! Wear white and/or your class color to Spruce St Harbor Park National Mechanics on Friday, May 18th any time between 6:00 and 8:00 to enjoy food, games, beautiful rainy weather, and even more beautiful company!
RSVP to phillysmithclub@gmail.com for our host Michelle’s ’10 phone number or look for that Smith gear!



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

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.

“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.

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 (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

On the 18th – July 2015 – PHS Pop Up Garden, East Passyunk


On the 18th…

Enjoy the great outdoors and a drink at the PHS Pop Up Garden in East Passyunk (9th and Wharton St.)

Join us Saturday, July 18th at 4pm!

The East Passyunk pop-up garden is located directly across from Pat’s and just down the street from Geno’s at 829 Wharton Street. The brand-new beer garden has a food and drink menu curated by the folks behind Cantina los Caballitos, Royal Tavern and Triangle Tavern. Brews flow from 12 taps, and cocktails, frozen punch and wine are available, too.

pop upLook for the Smith College Club of Philadelphia Table Tent!

(Rain location: In case of rain, we’ll head a few blocks up and indoors to The Garage bar at 1231 East Passyunk.)