NEWS AND EVENTS:  Activities

TALK & TASTE in the Solarium

with the Reading Terminal Market!

  • Wednesday, February 27, 7:30 p.m.

Come meet the leadership of Reading Terminal Market who will showcase how Philadelphia’s 126 year old public market is functioning in the 21st century. Tastings & Treats from Reading Terminal Market’s various Market merchants will be included during the talk.

Interested in attending? Sign up at the Residents Service Desk by Monday.

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 p.m.) & Saturdays (10:00 a.m.)

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 . 
February 2019 Class Schedule. Confirm the dates below with Pat Ma before attending.
Sunday, 11:00 a.m.: February 3
Tuesdays, 6:15 p.m.:
February 12, 19, 26
Wednesday, 6:15 p.m.: February 6
Thursday, 6:15 p.m.: February 28 
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.: February 16, 23


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.  

  • Tuesday, March 5, 7:00 p.m., Featured speaker is Mary Isaacson, our new State Representative, with Q&A. Light refreshments at 6:45 p.m.

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. 

  • 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 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. Note the 4:00 p.m. start time!

  • February 24: Stan and Ollie
  • April 7
  • May 5

WSCL Book Discussionbook2

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. 

  • March 3 – Becoming by Michelle Obama

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. 

  • February 26