PBK Delaware Valley Upcoming Events

September 23, 2021 - 7:00 pm

PBK Delaware Valley Young Professionals Welcome New PBK Inductees for Annual Regional "Key Connections" Event

Phi Beta Kappa Assocation of the Delaware Valley (PBK DV) Young Professionals welcome new inductees to Phi Beta Kappa living in our region, for a 75 min. virtual event, of a Happy Hour-style meet & greet in rotating break-out rooms, followed by several rounds of "New Beginnings" trivia via Kahoot. Prizes for Trivia round winners and random drawing of all attendees: PBK black w/logo baseball-style caps or PBK logo stainless steel water bottles. 

     Members of PBK DV's Young Professionals group will moderate and share their experiences post-graduation and connecting through PBK DV events. Click here to register.  Check out other upcoming events below, and follow us on Instagram @pbkdelawarevalley  .

October 7, 2021 - 7:00 pm.

Annual Meeting - Phi Beta Kappa Assn. of the Delaware Valley

All PBK Delaware Valley members are invited to attend & participate in the Association's 2021 Virtual Annual Meeing via Zoom on October 14, 2021, at 7:00 PM.  The past year's activities & plans for the coming year will be presented & discussed, along with a vote on proposed Bylaws updates and election of Officers and for open seats on the governing Council of the Assocation.  All PBK Delaware Valley members will be emailed the Zoom login link information for the meeting closer to the date.

October 14, 2021 - 7:00 pm.

Virtual Book Club - "Where the Crawdads Sing"

Virtual discussion of the novel, "Where the Crawdads Sing".  Written by wildlife scientist Delia Owens and 129 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list, it is currently being filmed on location, with the film to be released in summer 2022.  The novel intertwines the story of a young woman growing up isolated in the marshes of North Carolina, along with the murder investigation of a local celebrity in a coastal North Carolina town. Obtain from your local bookseller or library, and meet via Zoom on October 14, 2021, at 7:00 PM, for a thoughtful, interactive discussion.  No charge event. Click here to register.

October 16, 2021 - 10:30 am

Wissahickon Valley Park walk

Enjoy a PBK Delaware Valley autumn walk in beautiful Wissahickon Valley Park within Northwest Philadelphia.  Parking/meeting place to be announced, for group introductions and walking route description, before heading out.  Then enjoy an approx. 2 hr. walk in a social distancing manner with other friendly PBK's, led by PBK Young Professional member, Shea Sandifer.  Check out the Wissahickon Valley Park trail map. Bring a sack lunch to enjoy at a suitable place.  Option afterwards to add more trail. Friends/families welcomed. Click here to register.

October 21, 2021 - 7:00 pm.

Young Professionals Virtual Happy Hour with Optional Game Night

Take a break! Socialize virtually with other early-career PBK's in two successive, 15-min. peer-moderated breakout rooms, to meet, network, and converse, followed by 30 min. of fun interaction with colleagues via a virtual game.  October's game = Skribbl.io.  Organized and moderated by members of PBK Delaware Valley's Young Professionals Advisory Committee. No charge event. Click here to register.

November 6, 2021 - 10:45 am-2:30 pm (Michener Art Museum); 2:45-5:00 pm (add-on Mercer Museum).

Saturday tours of adjacent Doylestown Museums with Lunch.


Meet at 10:45 am at the acclaimed Michener Art Museum, 138 S. Pine St., Doylestown, for an 11:00 am private guided tour followed by a private lunch, and then time to revisit galleries which peaked your interest.  The Michener Museum exhibits the art and cultural heritage of the Delaware Valley and has a focus on Pennsylvania impressionists.  Optional add-on to then walk across the street to the  fascinating Mercer Museum for an introductory staff talk followed by a self-guided tour.  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. Currently a Smithsonian affiliate, it has 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.  Free open-lot parking or short walk from Septa Regional Rail StationClick here, scroll down, and then click on "Directions".  Michener Museum: group-rate entry fee, 1 hr. private tour, private lunch, plus additional viewing time: $40 adults, $38 seniors; $20 Michener members. Optional add-on Mercer Museum: group-rate entry fee, staff intro talk, and self-guided tour: $10.  Friends/family welcome.  Click here to register(Museum 2-wk. advance group registration deadline = 10/23/21.)

November 11, 2021 - 7:00 pm.

Virtual Movie Club - "The Florida Project"

Virtual discussion of the film, "The Florida Project", named by the National Board of Review and the American Film Institute as one of the best 10 films of 2017. It explores the lives of parents and grandparents raising children in a low-end motel in the shadow of Disney World, with insight for the marginal and at risk lives the parents live yet the spunk and joy of the children, under the watchful eye of a caring but levelheaded motel manager played by Willem Dafoe, who was nominated for an Academy Award, Screen Actors Guild, and BAFTA awards for this role.  Rotten Tomatoes score of 96%.  View on Netflix, and meet via Zoom on November 11, 2021, at 7:00 PM, for a thoughtful, interactive discussion.  No charge event. Click here to register.

December 9, 2021 - 7:00 pm.

Virtual Book Club - "The Yellow House"

Virtual discussion of the memoir, "The Yellow House", written by Sarah M. Broom, which won the 2019 National Book Award for Nonfiction, and was named one of  the Top Ten Books of 2019 by both the NY Times Book Review and the Washington Post. The book tracks her family's history back 100 years, her growing up in New Orleans East, the demise of her beloved home after Hurricaine Katrina, how Katrina altered her neighborhood and New Orleans, along with New Orleans as a reflection of issues facing America. Obtain from your local bookseller or library, and meet via Zoom on December 9, 2021, at 7:00 PM, for a thoughtful, interactive discussion.  No charge event. Click here to register.

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Mercer Museum

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