NEWS AND EVENTS:  Activities

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, March schedule


Dance your way into shape this winter with a fun and energetic workout! Taught by Zumba-certified instructor Hanaa Rohman. Contact for any questions. All fitness levels welcome. March-April 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. 

  • Monday, April 30, 7:30 p.m., Fighting Gerrymandering: Can Math Save Democracy? Beth Goldstein Huxen from Fair Districts PA will provide an update on redistricting issues. Refreshments at 7:00 p.m.

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. If you plan to attend any of the Winter-Spring 2018 sessions, please contact Curt Johnson at .

  • Monday, May 14, 2:30 p.m., Past Contributions and Future Contributions of Artificial Intelligence. Discussion Group Leader: Curt Johnson

WSCL Book Discussion Groupbook2

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

  • June 3, 4:00 p.m. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope

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 Solarium, led by Victoria Kirkham. Group members receive a ballot on the Tuesday before the meeting, and the group’s selected film is announced by Friday morning.

  • April 29, 5:00 p.m.

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. 

  • Thursday, April 26, 7:30 p.m.