Saturday, December 9, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Main Lobby

Please join your Social Committee in the lobby for the tree lighting and menorah lighting! Light bites and beverages will be provided.

 Exercise in the Lobby!
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:15 a.m.

Norman Yanovitz leads this long-standing group workout in the Main Lobby until the Solarium becomes available.

at Hopkinson HouseWSCL 2023-24 Membership Form
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, WSCL offers an array of activities, including informative programs and regular meetings organized around interest groups.  The membership year is from July 1 – June 30.  Annual dues for 2023-2024 are $10 per person, $20 per couple. Questions?  Contact

discussionWSCL Evening Discussion Group

Topical discussion sessions take pace on selected Monday evenings, 7:00 p.m. in the Hopkinson House Solarium unless otherwise noted. Knowledgeable Hopkinson House residents lead the discussions. Handouts generally are emailed to WSCL members about a week in advance. Watch for the forthcoming survey on potential 2024 discussion topics.

WSCL Book Group & Crime Novels Group

Meetings take place in the Solarium Library.

    • Thursday, November 30, Crime Novels Group, A ROYAL FLUSH by Rhys Bowen
    • Wednesday, January 17, Crime Novels Group, THE MURDER OF ROGER AKROYD by Agatha Christie
    • Wednesday, February 21, Crime Novels Group, A COLD DAY FOR MURDER by Dana Stabenow

CURTAIN UP!  WSCL Theatre Discussion Group

Theatre-lovers meet monthly on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. to discuss plays attended and more.  The group meets in the upper Solarium unless otherwise noted.

  • November 28 – Discussion of Les Blancs by Lorraine Hansberry, EgoPo Classic Theater at Christ Church Neighborhood House, and other plays recently attended
  • December 19

WSCL Reel Discussion Group

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 4:30 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. Participants view the movie on their own before attending the guided discussion. Watch for meeting dates for Fall 2023.

WSCL Monday Evening Speaker Series

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. 

Additional activities TBA!