NEWS AND EVENTS:  Activities

September 26 (Sunday), 5:00-7:00 p.m.
All Hopkinson House residents and staff are invited to enjoy conversation and refreshments.

Sponsored by the Washington Square Citizens’ League

October 7 (Thursday), 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Savor the tunes of jazz guitarist Mike Kennedy in our beautiful backyard. 

An HHOA event for all 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, 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.

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

  • September 27.  Climate Change Crisis — Urgent Actions Needed To Correct It
    Discussion Leader: Vijay Kapur
  • *October 11. The Ramifications of the “Keep the Government Out of My Life” Philosophy and Its Effects on Our Society
    Discussion Leader: Curt Johnson
  • *October 25. Understanding Local Philly Politics: Why Should You Care—or Vote?
    Discussion Leader: Martha Cornog

*Subject to change, depending on Solarium availability during the HVAC replacement project

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.

WSCL Book Group

  •  October 17 (Sunday), 4:00 p.m., Meet in the Courtyard to discuss 
    The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey


Additional activities TBA!