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Join us for the Northwest Germantown Book Club Gathering, first Friday of the month, 6pm, Johnson House!

 

JANUARY

20th Martin Luther King Day of Service – Today, more now than ever before, the spirit of  collaboration is needed.  Join Johnson House & 6300 Germantown Business Alliance to commemorate the life and legacy for Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.to collect school supplies to donate to local public schools.  Drop donations off at 6306 Germantown Ave.  10am – 12 Noon 

 

FEBRUARY  

7th   One Book One PhiladelphiaNorthwest Germantown Book Club hosts book discussion on There There, authored by Tommy Orange, a multi-voiced epic of 12 Native identifying characters whose lives intertwine across urban Oakland as they travel to the Big Oakland Powwow.  RSVP:  info@johnsonhouse.org   FREE book for first 15 to register!  6 – 8pm

 

22nd23rd  Black History 365  –  Osiris Wildfire, jazz guitarist presents, Folk from the Underground Railroad – A Tribute to Richie Havens. Havens, an American singer songwriter whose music encompassed elements of folk, soul and rhythm and blues was the opening act for historic Woodstock!  Join us:  Saturday 5 – 7pm, or, Sunday 1 – 3pm.  RSVP!  info@johnsonhouse.org  Donations welcomed

 

MARCH

24th They Carried Us: The Social Impact of Philadelphia’s Black Women Leaders – Join Johnson House and Black Writers Museum for a reception and book talk with authors Aliener M. Baker-Rogers and Fasaha M. Traylor. They Carried Us features inspiring stories of black women in Philadelphia beginning in 1694 – present. Historical research and original interviews of contemporary women squarely place Philadelphia’s black women on center stage.  All of the women “bring it” as activists in community and movement work, business and civic institutions, education, churches, medicine, government, journalism, sports and the arts.  FREE! RSVP info@johnsonhouse.org  The Vernon House, 5800 Germantown Avenue (Vernon Park)  5:30 – 8pm 

 

27th  SUFFRAGE. RACE. POWER…Changing the Narrative 4th Annual Summit for Women & Girls – this groundbreaking event will commemorate Women’s History Month and the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. breakout sessions on financial literacy, economic security, and self-esteem offer as an opportunity for Philadelphians to be inspired by the stories of women and girls who are national and local trailblazers in business, politics, education and healthcare. Partners include Philadelphia Commission for Women, Johnson House, New Century Trust, Women’s Way.  RSVP www.bit.ly/WomenandGirlsSummit2020  9am – 3pm   FREE!

 

JUNE

 20th  Philadelphia Juneteenth Festival –  Celebrate Juneteenth, the passage and ratification of the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution that commemorates the end of slavery.  Features all day family oriented activities: panel discussion on social issue, reenactments, food trucks, performance arts, exhibits, vendor marketplace, resource tables, and guided tours.    12pm  – 7 pm    FREE!

JULY

4th  Welcome America: Ring out Freedom and Independence in Germantown, Celebrate independence with prominent historic sites:  Cliveden; Concord School House; and Johnson House.  Features reenactments, Bell Ringing, guided tours.    11am – 4pm   FREE !

 

OCTOBER

3rd  Revolutionary Germantown Festival – The 1777 Battle of Germantown is reenacted throughout the day and features family friendly activitiesTour the Johnson House to learn about the roles that African Americans played in the battle, the abolition movement, and brave freedom seekers aided by a family of Quakers.  10 am – 4 pm       FREE!

 

DECEMBER

 10th Holiday Carol Sing & Food Basket Give-a-way – No musical expertise required!  Lend your voice as we stroll along the Avenue singing holiday carols with neighbors.  After caroling, embrace the joy of the season as we distribute food baskets to area families in need.  Johnson House hosts this gathering so stop by and enjoy hot apple cider and cookies after the stroll!    4 – 6pm   FREE !