Exercise in the Lobby!Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:15 a.m.
Norman Yanovitz leads this long-standing group workout in the Solarium.

at Hopkinson House

WSCL 2023-2024 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

Annual Social Courtyard Event, June 9, 5:00-7:00 pm!
All Hopkinson House residents are welcome to gather for quality conversation and light refreshments!

WSCL Monday Evening Program
features the COMMITTEE OF 70!
Monday, May 13, 7:00 p.m., Solarium

 Founded in 1904 when “Philadelphia: Corrupt and Contented” defined our city, the COMMITTEE OF 70 promotes civic engagement and informed discussions on issues crucial to our community.  It’s nonpartisan and nonprofit and does not endorse candidates or represent any special interests.  Find out about its resources and get answers to your questions about how Philadelphia works today, upcoming elections, and much more.  All Hopkinson House residents are welcome to attend.

discussionWSCL Evening Discussion Group

Topical discussion sessions take pace on selected Monday evenings from 7:00 to 8:15 p.m. in the Hopkinson House Solarium. Knowledgeable Hopkinson House residents lead the discussions. Handouts generally are emailed to WSCL members about a week in advance and posted here for access.  Watch for our Fall 2024 schedule!

WSCL Book Group & Crime Novels Group

Meetings take place in the Upper Solarium or Library.


    • Wednesday, May 15, 1:30 p.m., Crime Novels Group, THE FIRM by John Grisham 
    • Sunday, June 2, 4:30 p.m., Book Group, TRUE BIZ by Sara Nović – One Book, One Philadelphia 2024 selection
    • Wednesday, June 26, 1:30 p.m., Crime Novels Group, A DEAD MAN IN TRIESTE by Michael Pearce
    • Wednesday, July 24, 1:30 p.m., Crime Novels Group, TURN A BLIND EYE by Jeffrey Archer

CURTAIN UP!  WSCL Theatre Discussion Group

Theatre-lovers meet monthly on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) to discuss plays attended, do live readings, interact with guest speakers, and more.  The group meets in the upper Solarium unless otherwise noted.

  • Monday, May 20. Guest speaker, Charles McMahon, Artistic Director and co-founder of the acclaimed Lantern Theater, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary. **Lower Solarium**

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.

Additional activities TBA!