NEWS AND EVENTS:  Activities

Tuesday, November 12
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Solarium

Join your neighbors for a quality meal over quality conversation! Sponsored by the Washington Square Citizens’ League, this popular event welcomes all Hopkinson House residents. Watch for the sign-up sheet at the Front Desk in November.

For Hopkinson House residents

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, first call, text, or email Pat to confirm schedule is correct!
October 2019
3 (Thursday), 6:15 p.m.
5 (Saturday), 10:00 a.m.
8 (Tuesday), 6:15 p.m.
12 (Saturday), 10:00 a.m.
15 (Tuesday), 6:15 p.m.
29 (Tuesday), 6:15 p.m.
November 2019
2 (Saturday), 10:00 a.m.


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.

POTLUCK DINNER, Tuesday, November 12
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Solarium

Watch for the sign-up sheet at the Front Desk in November.

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.  

discussionWSCL Discussion Groups

Topical discussion sessions take place on selected Monday afternoons and evenings in the Hopkinson House Solarium. Knowledgeable Hopkinson House residents lead the discussions and provide printed reading material. Please pick up the handout at the front desk a week in advance. Materials will no longer be delivered to individual apartments.

  • Monday, October 21, 2:30 p.m., Benefits of a Bilingual Education. Discussion Leader, Vicky Kirkham
  • Monday, November 4, 2:30 p.m., How the Changes in Union Membership Affect Us All. Discussion Leader, Faith Abbey
  • Monday, November 18, 7:30 p.m., The Presidential Race, 2020. Discussion Leader, Lynn Miller

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. 

  • Sunday, October 27, 4:00 p.m.  <<Note date change
  • Sunday, November 10, 4:00 p.m.

WSCL Book Discussion

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. 

  • Sunday, November 17, 4:00 p.m., SAY NOTHING: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe

theaterWSCL Theatergoers 

Join the Theater Group’s re-boot as we discuss plans for the year as well as plays recently seen. 

  • Date TBA, 7:30 p.m.