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
7th One Book One Philadelphia – Northwest 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: email@example.com FREE book for first 15 to register! 6 – 8pm
22nd – 23rd 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! firstname.lastname@example.org Donations welcomed
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. FREE, RSVP www.bit.ly/WomenandGirlsSummit2020 9am – 3pm
TBD – The Good Raised Up – Experience an inspiring original “sung story” story of courage and conviction, that recounts a fateful night in 1850s Germantown when a community came together to conceal enslaved escaping a search party of marshals who sought to return them to slavery. Performed by Keystone State Boychoir and Pennsylvania Girlchoir, the work was created by storyteller Charlotte Blake-Alston and the late jazz violinist John Blake, Jr. Space limited – RSVP. email@example.com FREE! Donations welcomed.
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. 12 – 7 pm FREE!
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 !
3rd Revolutionary Germantown Festival – The 1777 Battle of Germantown is reenacted throughout the day and features family friendly activities. Tour 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!
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 !