Saturday, June 1 - Sunday, June 30, 2019

Immigrant Heritage Month

Celebrating the stories of immigrant communities and their allies.

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When

Saturday, June 1 - Sunday, June 30, 2019

Every June, Philadelphia celebrates Immigrant Heritage Month. A national observance, Immigrant Heritage Month highlights the diversity of immigrant communities. It also explores all that we have in common.

Throughout the month, local organizations and City agencies will offer events and activities. This includes:

  • Storytelling and community conversations.
  • Film screenings.
  • Street festivals and block parties.

Featured events

Events

  • Jun
    19
    Intergenerational Storytelling and Chinese Folk Dances, Independence Library, Free Library of Philadelphia
    6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
    Independence Library, 18 S 7th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

    Intergenerational Storytelling and Chinese Folk Dances, Independence Library, Free Library of Philadelphia

    June 19, 2019
    6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, 1 hour
    Independence Library, 18 S 7th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
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    Chinese American Women's Sisterhood Society of Philadelphia presents "Intergenerational Storytelling and Chinese Folk Dances: How Our Past Journeys Shape the Future of Our Children." This event is free. Contact: Margaret Bernardi, bernardim@freelibrary.org.
  • Jun
    20
    World Refugee Day, Office of Immigrant Affairs, Philadelphia Regional Refugee Providers' Collaborative
    5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    World Refugee Day, Office of Immigrant Affairs, Philadelphia Regional Refugee Providers' Collaborative

    June 20, 2019
    5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 3 hours
    Come to Tarken Recreation Center (3250 Frontenac St.), Mifflin Square Park (6th and Ritner), or Kingsessing Recreation Center (4901 Kingsessing Ave.) for three concurrent block parties. These parties will be a family-fun experience for refugees and non-refugees in the neighborhoods where Philadelphia's refugees live. In line with the "Neighborhoods Beyond Borders" theme, the goal is to promote the spirit of welcome and inclusion. This event is free. Contact: Kerry Coughlin, kcoughlin@hiaspa.org.
  • Jun
    20
    Edible Alphabet en Español: Learn Spanish Through Cooking at the Library, Culinary Literacy Center, Free Library of Philadelphia
    6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
    Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street

    Edible Alphabet en Español: Learn Spanish Through Cooking at the Library, Culinary Literacy Center, Free Library of Philadelphia

    June 20, 2019
    6:00 pm to 8:30 pm, 3 hours
    Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street
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    Looking for a chance to brush up on your Spanish?  Interested in cooking and culture? 

    Join us for a hands-on cooking class in Spanish! In this class, we will travel to Peru. This presentation is part of the World Traveling Trunk Project that connects families, cultures and stories in Philadelphia.

    This event is not free.

    Contact: Lindsay Southworth, southworthl@freelibrary.org.

Sponsor

Partners

  • Office of LGBT Affairs
  • Free Library of Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia Parks and Recreation
  • Mural Arts Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia Latino Film Festival
  • Caribbean Creatives
  • Michelle Angela Ortiz
  • Odunde Street Festival
  • Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition
  • USCIS
  • Asian Arts Initiative
  • Friends, Peace, Sanctuary
  • Philadelphia Regional Refugee Providers' Collaborative
  • 86 Deluxe Catering and Friends
  • Caribbean Community in Philadelphia
  • Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia
  • Amnesty International Philadelphia Chapter 112
  • Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers


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