NEWS AND EVENTS:  Activities

2019 WINTER HOLIDAYS AT HOPKINSON HOUSE

AGNES IRWIN BEL CANTOS CAROLING
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 4:30 p.m., Main Lobby
with Director Murray Savar
Come one, come all!

HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES

Hosted by the Hopkinson House Special Events Committee
and the Washington Square Citizens’ League at Hopkinson House

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

6:30 p.m., Tree Lighting and Hanukkah Celebration, Main Lobby 
Singing led by Murray Savar

 

7:00 p.m., Holiday Party, Solarium
Enjoy refreshments celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa!

CLASSES IN THE SOLARIUM
For Hopkinson House residents

ZUMBA WITH JULIE
Saturdays at 11:15 a.m.
Come join neighborhood Zumba instructor Julie on Saturdays at 11:15 a.m. in the Solarium.  jlf4w@virginia.edu Details

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

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING CLASS
Days and times vary — see schedule below.
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. Anyone who is interested should first contact Pat Ma at (215) 901 4972 or patma.philly@gmail.com.

WASHINGTON SQUARE CITIZENS’ LEAGUE

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@gmail.com 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 programs in the new year.

discussionWSCL Discussion Groups

Topical discussion sessions take place on selected Monday afternoons and evenings in the Hopkinson House Solarium. Knowledgeable Hopkinson House residents lead the discussions and provide printed reading material. Please pick up the handout at the front desk a week in advance. Materials will no longer be delivered to individual apartments. Watch for programs beginning in January 2020.

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. Watch for dates beginning in January 2020.

WSCL Book Discussion

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

  • Sunday, January 5, 4:00 p.m., THOMAS JEFFERSON: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham

theaterWSCL Theatergoers 

  • Next meeting date TBA in 2020