NEWS AND EVENTS:  Activities

swimming pool2018 POOL SCHEDULE

The Pool Season runs from May 26th through September 23rd.
Monday thru Friday                            10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays            10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Hours September 3 through September 23 (weather permitting):
Daily                   3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 
Weekends       10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

On days of inclement weather, pool hours will be determined by the Management Office.

The pool membership regulations and applications are available at the Resident Services Desk and posted here for download.


Every Wednesday at the pool, 2:30 p.m.
Please be sure to sign in when you arrive. The sign-in sheet will be with the lifeguard.

For Hopkinson House residents

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. Questions?  Contact Pat Ma, #HH316, June schedule

IMG_20150519_101928_151EXERCISE WITH BYRON FINKByronFink

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



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 Enny Cramer, Nelly Childress, or Susan Tomita for more information.

SpeakerMicWSCL 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 September.

discussionWSCL Afternoon Discussion Group

Topical discussion sessions take place every other Monday, starting at 2:30 p.m., in the Hopkinson House Upper Solarium. Knowledgeable Hopkinson House residents lead the discussions and provide printed reading material. Participation in individual sessions or a series is free for WSCL members. 

  • September 17, Summer Experiences and Observations. Group Discussion
  • October 1, Kid Activism: Past and Current Examples and Trends. Discussion Leader: Martha Cornog
  • October 15, The Future of Affordable Housing in Philadelphia. Discussion Leader: Faith Abbey
  • October 29, Review of Status of Climate Change. Discussion Leader: Vijay Kapur
  • November 12, Review of Mid-Term Election Results. Discussion Leader: Lynn Miller
  • December 3, Status and Impact of Social Media. Discussion Leader: Curt Johnson

WSCL Reel 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 5:00 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 Friday morning. Meetings resume in Fall 2018.

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Sessions are held every four to eight weeks on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. for about an hour in Apt. 2803. 

  • September 9, 4:00 p.m. Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow 

theaterWSCL Theater Discussion Group

Join the Theater Group’s re-boot as we experiment with more outings and participation. Discussions take place in the upper Solarium. 

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