NEWS AND EVENTS:  Activities

Hopkinson House Holiday Party
Thursday, December 15

HHOA & Washington Square Citizens’ League
5:30 p.m., Lobby — Christmas Tree Lighting & Singalong with Murray Savar
6:00-8:00 p.m., Solarium — Drinks & Charcuterie

 The First Night of Hanukkah
Sunday, December 18

5:00 p.m., Lobby 

  • Candle Lighting by Bonnie Silverman
  • Music by Murray Savar
  • Latkes by Hopkinson House Residents


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 2022-2023 are $10 per person, $20 per couple.  Questions?  Contact .  Membership Form

discussionWSCL Evening Discussion Group

Topical discussion sessions take place on selected Monday evenings, 7:00 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 at 4:30 p.m. in the Hopkinson House Solarium unless otherwise noted.

    • December 11, THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD by Zora Neale Hurston
    • January TBA, MAGPIE MURDERS by Anthony Horowitz (Crime Novels Book Group)

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. 

  • December 4, Movie TBA

CURTAIN UP!  WSCL Theatre Discussion Group

Theatre-lovers meet monthly on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in the upper Solarium and discuss plays attended between meetings.  

  • December 20
  • January 24

WSCL Evening Speaker Series

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.

Additional activities TBA!