NEWS AND EVENTS:  Activities

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:15 a.m.

Norman Yanovitz leads this long-standing group workout.


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. Membership Form 2021-2022.  Annual dues are waived for the July 1, 2021 –  June 30, 2022  membership year. Please contact for more information.

Remember to wear a mask to WSCL events, as required for all interior common areas in Hopkinson House. Unvaccinated persons should not attend.

discussionWSCL Discussion Groups

Topical discussion sessions take place on selected Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in the Hopkinson House Solarium. Knowledgeable Hopkinson House residents lead the discussions. Handouts are available at the Resident Services Desk about a week in advance.  

WSCL Book Groups

Discussions take place on selected Sundays in the solarium unless otherwise noted.

    • June 19, 4:00 p.m., THE COFFEE TRADER by David Liss
    • June 26, 4:00 p.m., THE MOVING TOYSHOP by Edmund Crispin (Crime Novels Book Group)
    • July 17, 4:00 p.m., THE WATER DANCER by Ta-Nehisi-Coates
    • July 31, 4:00 p.m., MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN by Jonathan Lethem (Crime Novels Book Group)
    • August 21, 4:00 p.m., THE MAGICIAN by Colm Tóibín 
    • August 28, 4:00 p.m., BLACK ICE by Carin Gerhardsen (Crime Novels Book Group)

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.  Watch for notices of future programs.

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. Next meeting TBA.


Additional activities TBA!