PBK Delaware Valley Upcoming Events

April 22, 2021 - 7:00 pm.

Phi Beta Kappa Young Professionals virtual casual Happy Hour, with option for a virtual game.

 

Socialize virtually with other early-career PBK's in two successive, peer-moderated, short breakout rooms, to meet, converse, share, and connect with other PBK Young Professionals, including an option for a virtual game.  Total time: 60-75 min. As April 22 is Earth Day, the game will be Environmental Trivia Kahoot.  During the wrap-up, you can share your LinkedIn address, etc., in the Chat, if you like, to be able to reconnect with new contacts later.  No charge event.  Click here to register.

May 13, 2021 - 7:00 pm.

Virtual Movie Club - "Philomena"

 

Virtual discussion of the 2013 film, "Philomena", by award-winning director, Stephen Frears, and based on a true story, starring Judi Dench, as Philomena Lee, an Irishwoman who, as a teenager, was sent away to a Magdalene home because of an out-of-wedlock pregnancy, where her toddler son was then forcibly adopted away to an American couple without her consent. After decades of concealing from her subsequent family that she had another child, Philomena sets out to search for her lost son, with the help of a reporter (Steve Coogan), on a trail that uncovers secrets and ultimately leads to Washington, DC, albeit with no easy answers.  Nominated for 4 Academy Awards, 4 BAFTA's, and 3 Golden Globe Awards. View on Netflix, and click here to register to meet via Zoom on May 13, 2021, at 7:00 PM, for a thoughtful, interactive discussion.  No charge event. 

May 15, 2021 - 11:00 am.

Day Hike - Ridley Creek State Park - "Southern Trails Loop"

 

Ready to get outdoors in a social distancing manner with a friendly PBK group?  Enjoy a 2 hr. moderate hike (half flat, half small hills) with other PBK's, on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at Ridley Creek State Park, GPS address for the main park entrance: 351 Gradyville Rd, Newtown Square, PA 19073.  Meet at 11:00 am at Site 16 parking.  Click here for park map.  Our hike will be led by PBK Young Professional members, R. Alan Mason and Caroline Amodeo.   Bring a sack lunch to enjoy at a suitable place on the trail if the group finds such a place, or back at the picnic area open space near the Site 16 parking area.  Option to add more trail or take a walk on a paved path if you like.  Friend/families welcomed. No charge event. Register here.

May 20, 2021 - 7:00 pm.

Distinguished Speaker Series - Craig Santoro, WHYY Director of Educational Programs

 

Virtual presentation by Craig Santoro, Director of Educational Programs for WHYY Public Television/Radio, and PBK member.  Mr. Santoro leads the impressive WHYY Media Lab program, where WHYY staff work in 42 diverse schools in the Delaware Valley region to teach middle and high school students media skills as life-building experiences, and provide teachers with professional development as well. The students learn to research and then create and prepare media presentations and to tell stories that are important to them, while the program reinforces/supports other classroom learning, STEM skills, etc.  Join us to hear first hand how the enthusiastic WHYY team and the terrific students & teachers are making a difference in our communities. Q&A to follow the presentation. Click here to register.  No charge event. 

May 27, 2021 - 7:00 pm.

Phi Beta Kappa Young Professionals virtual casual Happy Hour, with option for a virtual game

Socialize virtually with other early-career PBK's in two successive, peer-moderated, short breakout rooms, to meet, converse, share, and connect with other PBK Young Professionals, including an option for a virtual game.  Total time: 60-75 min. During the wrap-up, you can share your LinkedIn address, etc., in the Chat, if you like, to be able to reconnect with new contacts later.  No charge event.  Click here to register.

June 10, 2021 - 7:00 pm.

Virtual Book Club - "The Sympathizer", by Viet Thanh Nguyen

 

Virtual discussion of the best seller and 2016 Pulitzer Prize and Andrew Carnegie Medal winner, "The Sympathizer", by noted California author and Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Viet Thanh Nguyen.  The narrator is an undercover communist spy acting as a captain in the South Vietnamese army, and reveals his actions during the end of the war, the fall of Vietnam, and later in the US, spying among the immigrant community. Ultimately the protagonist finds himself of two minds when his allegiance is called into question.  Obtain from your favorite bookseller or library, and click here to register to meet via Zoom on June 10, 2021, at 7:00 PM, for a thoughtful, interactive discussion.  No charge event.

June 17, 2021 - 7:00 pm.

Mini TED-like talks - What I Care About - "Stars & Particles, Quantum Computing, and the Theater"

An exciting hour-long virtual event, for 3 PBK members to briefly and concisely share their work or projects/activities that they care greatly about, and take Q&A. This session will have moderator/speaker Shea Sandifer ("Quantum Computers") and speakers John Faulhaber ("Star Formation and Virtual Particles"), and Anastasia (Tasha) Hutnick ("Theatrical Superstitions"). Enjoy these engaging and stimulating discussions on timely and interesting topics from PBK colleagues.  No charge event.  Register here.

June 24, 2021 - 7:00 pm.

Phi Beta Kappa Young Professionals virtual casual Happy Hour, with option for a virtual game

Socialize virtually with other early-career PBK's in two successive, peer-moderated, short breakout rooms, to meet, converse, share, and connect with other PBK Young Professionals, including an option for a virtual game.  Total time: 60-75 min. During the wrap-up, you can share your LinkedIn address, etc., in the Chat, if you like, to be able to reconnect with new contacts later.  No charge event.  Click here to register.

To be rescheduled in 2021

Saturday tour of Doylestown Museums with Lunch.

 

The Mercer Museum is a six-story reinforced concrete castle designed by Henry Mercer (1856-1930), archeologist, ceramist, scholar, and antiquarian, which was completed in 1916.  With Mercer's 40-room eclectic home, Fonthill Castle- a mix of medieval, gothic, and Byzantine architectural styles and home to Mercer's extensive collection of prints and tiles, it is one of Bucks County's premier cultural attractions and a Smithsonian affiliate.  IIt features local and national traveling exhibits, as well as a over 50,000 pre-Industrial tools covering sixty different crafts/trades, and is one of the world's most comprehensive portraits of pre-Industrial American material culture. 

Mercer Museum

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