NEWS AND EVENTS:  Activities

philadelphiaThursday, December 13
7:00 p.m., Solarium
Hopkinson House Owners’ Association

The Annual Budget Meeting will be followed immediately by Council’s meeting to vote on the Operating Budget and the Reserve Plan for fiscal year 2019.


Monday, December 17 
TREE LIGHTING, 6:30 p.m., Main Lobby
HOLIDAY PARTY, 7:00 p.m., Solarium

Enjoy merriment and refreshments celebrating Christmas, Chanukah, and Kwanzaa.  Presently jointly by the Hopkinson House Special Events Committee and the Washington Square Citizens’ League. Come one, come all!


For Hopkinson House residents


Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:15 – 11:00 a.m.
This long-standing class is for strength, balance, and more.


Most Tuesdays (6:15 pm) & Saturdays (10:00 am)

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, Apt. #316,, or Chloe at 918 340-4942 . 
2018 Fall/Winter Class Schedule. Confirm these dates with Pat Ma before attending: 11/25 tentative, 12/1, 12/6, 12/11, 12/15, 12/18, 12/20.



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 Susan Tomita for more information.

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 new programs in the new year.

discussionWSCL Discussion Groups — New!

Topical discussion sessions take place every other Monday in the Hopkinson House Upper Solarium. Knowledgeable Hopkinson House residents lead the discussions and provide printed reading material for selected sessions. The 2019 Winter series includes new evening sessions to broaden the potential audience. 

  • January 14, 7:30 p.m., Evening Discussion, Climate Change and What Can Individuals Do About It. Discussion Leader: Vijay Kapur
  • January 28, 2:30 p.m., Afternoon Discussion, What Is Philadelphia Doing about the Opiate Crisis. Discussion Leader: Faith Abbey
  • February 11, 7:30 p.m., Evening Discussion, Political Update for a Changing Country. Discussion Leader: Lynn Miller
  • February 25, 2:30 p.m., Afternoon Discussion, Graphic Novels — Not Always Graphic and Not Always Novel. Discussion Leader: Martha Cornog

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 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 Thursday morning. Winter 2019 dates TBA.

WSCL Book Discussionbook2

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

  • January 13 – John Adams by David McCullough
  • February date TBA – American Pastoralby Philip Roth

theaterWSCL Theater Discussion

Join the Theater Group’s re-boot as we experiment with more outings and participation. Discussions take place on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the upper Solarium. 

  • January 8 – A Doll’s House Part 2 (Arden Theatre), Heir Apparent (Lantern Theatre), and more