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Upcoming Events

Book Club - "The Personal Librarian" - Thu. Oct. 12,  7:00 pm; virtual; no charge.


Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust Nature Walk - Sat. Oct. 14, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm; in-person; no charge.

PBK Delaware Valley Annual Members Meeting - Tue. Oct. 17, 7:00 pm; virtual; no charge.

Philadelphia Chamber Music Society - APS Benjamin Franklin Hall, Philadelphia - Sun. Oct. 22, 3:00 pm; in-person; ticket fee. PBK DV has 6 tickets remaining available.  (Box Office sold out.) Optional pre-performance group lunch.


Movie Club - Classic Film: "The Shawshank Redemption" - Thu. Nov. 9,  7:00 pm; virtual; no charge.

"Hot Spots & Storied Plots"- Laurel Hill East Cemetery - Private Guided Historical Tour  Rescheduled to Sat. Nov. 18, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm; in-person; fee.  Optional lunch afterward.


PHILADANCO! Dance Company - Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center - Sat. Dec. 9, 2:00 pm; in-person; ticket fee. Optional pre-performance group lunch.

Book Club - "The Chinese Groove" - Thu. Dec. 14,  7:00 pm; virtual; no charge.

News Briefs

2023 PBK Delaware Valley "Key Connections" in-person Happy Hour Social & Networking Event 


On September 28, 2023, approx. 30 new and current PBK's met to connect & network at an in-person Happy Hour at the Logan Square location of Misconduct Tavern over wine, beer, soft drinks, appentizers & a variety of sliders. In addition to lively conversation, there was a short program with presentations on PBK DV's activities,  member support resources, and community engagement, as well as Young Professionals activities.  Then each attendee briefly introduced themself  and said a few words. A good time was had by all and there was interest to have additional in-person Happy Hours in the future.

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Announcing 2023 Annual Meeting - Phi Beta Kappa Association of the Delaware Valley 


PBK Delaware Valley members are invited to attend & participate in the Association's 2023 Virtual Annual Meeting via Zoom on October 17, 2023, at 7:00 PM.  The past year's activities & plans for the coming year will be presented & discussed, along with discussion of a proposal for a new scholarship award, and election of Officers and Council members for 2023 - 2024 for the governing Council of the Association.  PBK Delaware Valley members in good standing will be emailed the agenda, the new scholarship proposal, the candidate slate with candidate information, and the Zoom login link for the meeting closer to the date. Please save this date on your calendars.


PBK's Walked Old City "Bankers' Row" for Architectural Tour of Philadelphia's History as Financial Center of the Early Republic


On August 5, 2023, PBK's and guests enjoyed a guided walking tour of the area of Old City that in the early years of the new Republic, was the nation’s financial capital, home to the first stock exchange (1790), the Bank of the United States, the US Mint, the first securities exchange, the first commodities exchange, and other early banking and insurance institutions. The important early institutions were housed in architectural treasures, ranging from Greek Revival “temples” to later brick and limestone buildings such as the US Customs House. After the tour, the group had lunch and good conversation at the Red Owl Tavern restaurant, on the corner of 5th & Chestnut Streets across from Independence Hall. 


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PBK's Had Great Tours of the Seaport Museum, the USFS Cruiser Olympia, and the WWII Submarine Becuna


On July 22, 2023, PBK's and guests toured the Independence Seaport Museum along the Delaware River waterfront, home to one of the largest maritime art and artifact collections in North America.  In addition to  the museum, the event included private guided tours of the Spanish American War (Admiral Dewey's flagship (USFS) during the 1898 Battle of Manila Bay) and oldest floating steel warship in the world, the cruiser Olympia, and the WW II submarine Becunato walk the steps of history.  After the tours, the group enjoyed lunch at the National Mechanics restaurant, in the historic Mechanics National Bank building built by prominent architect William Strickland in 1837.


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A Day at the 2023 NJ Renaissance Faire  


On June 10, 2023, PBK's and family/friends enjoyed as a group the many experiences at the New Jersey Renaissance Faire - the annual celebration of 16th century Elizabethan England by talented and dedicated re-enactors in the "Village of Crossford", created on the Burlington County Fairgrounds.  6 formal stages offered entertainment with dozens of scheduled shows including live jousting, demonstration of sword fights by armor-clad trained amateur league competitors, Highland Games competitions, musical entertainment, theatricals, animal acts, comedic skits, displays by artisans who create period crafts, and the like, although the entire Village was a stage.  Colorful characters, charming artists, and outdoor improvisational scenes on the village paths were such that at this all-outdoor Faire the live interactions were part of the cultural experience.

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2nd Annual Dinner with PBK DV Friends 


On June 13, 2023, PBK's gathered at the White Dog Cafe in Haverford, PA to connect and enjoy the company of other PBK's.  After several hours of a leisurely good meal and great conversations, all agreed that the evening was again a success and look forward to welcoming other PBK's to join in for a 3rd annual dinner in June 2024!

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PBK's Attended Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Concert


On May 15, 2023, PBK's and family attended a matinee concert by the acclaimed Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia performed in the Perelman Theater within the Kimmel Center, Philadelphia. The concert began with "Fate Now Conquers", by Carlos Simon, current composer-in-residence for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, inspired by the harmonic structure of the 2nd movement of Beethoven’s 7th Symphony. Next was Samuel Barber’s quintessentially American, virtuosic Violin Concerto performed by exciting soloist Sandy Cameron on her Guarnerius violin (c.1735), The concert concluded with Beethoven’s upbeat F major 8th Symphony.  A subset of the group enjoyed a pre-concert group lunch at nearby "Jasmine Rice Rittenhouse" Thai restaurant. Many thanks to Event sponsor, PBK DV member Lawrence G. McMichael.

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