NEWS AND EVENTS:  Activities

condo in philadelphiaPHILADELPHIA CANDIDATES NIGHT
Tuesday, May 7, 7:00 p.m. in the Solarium

Washington Square Citizens’ League will host candidates for Commissioner of Elections and for the City Council-at-Large positions. Refreshments, 6:45 p.m. All Hopkinson House residents and their guests are welcome.  

EXERCISE CLASSES IN THE SOLARIUM
For Hopkinson House residents

ZUMBA WITH JULIE
Come join neighborhood Zumba instructor Julie on Saturdays at 11:15 a.m. in the Solarium. jlf4w@virginia.edu Details

EXERCISE WITH NORMAN YANOVITZ
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:15 – 11:00 a.m.
This long-standing class is for strength, balance, and more.

 

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING CLASS
Most Tuesdays (6:15 p.m.) & Saturdays (10:00 a.m.), & some Sundays (11:00 a.m.)

If you are looking to diversify your workout, increase morale, AND have fun, then come join our workout program with a certified personal trainer, Chloe Tennekon. Not only will you be working with others who share similar goals, but you’ll get to experience the motivation and originality that comes with working with a trainer. 
Classes are open to Hopkinson House residents and take place in the Solarium.  First class is complimentary. Anyone who is interested should first contact Pat Ma at (215) 901 4972 or patma.philly@gmail.com to confirm the schedule. 
APRIL 2019 Class Schedule. 
Confirm the dates below with Pat Ma before attending!
Sunday, 11:00 a.m.: April 28
Tuesdays, 6:15 p.m.:
April 16, 23, 30
Wednesday, 6:00-7:00 p.m.: April 3
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.: April 6, 13, 20

 

WASHINGTON SQUARE CITIZENS’ LEAGUE

Washington Square Citizens’ League is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit educational organization dedicated to motivating Hopkinson House residents to become engaged in the political and social processes of the day. Founded in 1996, Washington Square Citizens’ League offers an array of activities, including informative programs and regular meetings organized around interest groups. Annual dues for membership are $10 per person or $20 per couple. The membership year is July 1 –  June 30. WSCL Membership Form. Please contact Susan Tomita for more information.

WSCL Evening Speaker Series

Monthly evening programs in the Hopkinson House Solarium feature local movers and shakers, who have included Governor Ed Rendell, Philadelphia Inquirer columnists, government officials, and political candidates. Events offer the opportunity to meet-and-greet over refreshments before the program and Q&As. All Hopkinson House residents and their guests are welcome.  

  • PHILADELPHIA CANDIDATES NIGHT
    Tuesday, May 7, 7:00 p.m. in the Solarium
    Refreshments, 6:45 p.m.
    Washington Square Citizens’ League will host candidates for Commissioner of Elections and for the City Council-at-Large positions in the Solarium.  All Hopkinson House residents and their guests are welcome.  

discussionWSCL Discussion Groups

Topical discussion sessions take place every other Monday in the Hopkinson House Upper Solarium. Knowledgeable Hopkinson House residents lead the discussions and provide printed reading material for selected sessions. 

  • May 6, Monday, 2:30 p.m.
    History and Status of Voter Registration Issues in the U.S.
    Discussion Group Leader:  Lynn Miller
  • May 20, Monday 2:30 p.m.
    Belt Road Initiative in China
    Discussion Group Leader: Vijay Kapur
  • June 3, Monday, 2:30 p.m.
    Prisoners, Prisons, and Philadelphia
    Discussion Group Leader:  Martha Cornog

WSCL Reel Discussion

Film-goers meet monthly to discuss a critically acclaimed film with social and/or political themes of interest to members. The Sunday sessions begin at 4:00 p.m. in the Hopkinson House upper Solarium. Group members receive a ballot on the Tuesday before the meeting, and the group’s selected film is announced by Thursday morning. Note the 4:00 p.m. start time!

  • May 5

WSCL Book Discussionbook2

Sessions are held every four to eight weeks on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. for about an hour in Roy Bernat’s Apt. #2803. 

  • May 19  OUR TOWNS: A 100,000-MILE JOURNEY INTO THE HEAR OF AMERICA by James Fallows and Deborah Fallows

theaterWSCL Theater Discussion

Join the Theater Group’s re-boot as we experiment with more outings and participation. Discussions take place on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the upper Solarium. 

  • May date TBA