NEWS AND EVENTS:  Activities


For Hopkinson House residents

WATER AEROBICS – Begins Friday, June 7, 2:00 p.m.
Class will be held every Friday at 2:00 p.m.
Be sure to sign in when you arrive. The sign-in sheet will be with the lifeguard. 
Any questions about the class, please call Judy Hershman at 215 901-2576.

Saturdays at 11:15 a.m.
Come join neighborhood Zumba instructor Julie on Saturdays at 11:15 a.m. in the Solarium. Details

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


Days and times vary — see schedule below.
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 If you plan to attend, call, text, or email Pat to confirm schedule is correct!

August 2019 Schedule. First contact Pat Ma at (215) 901 4972 if you plan to attend.
Sunday, 11:00 a.m.: August 4
Tuesdays, 6:15 p.m.:  August 6, 13, 20, 27
Thursday, 6:15 p.m.:  August 29


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 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.  Programs resume in Fall 2019.

discussionWSCL Discussion Groups

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

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. Meetings will resume in the fall. 

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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. 

  • August 25, 4:30 p.m. TRUMAN by David McCullough.  Note the later start time for this meeting!

theaterWSCL Theater Discussion

Join the Theater Group’s re-boot as we experiment with more outings and participation.