Community Events

Community Events

Hidden Philadelphia

Thursday, February 1 – 7:00 p.m.
Free, advanced registration is required.

Why is Philadelphia known as the hidden city? What makes its landscape distinctive? And why does it matter? Find out when Hidden City Daily co-founders Peter Woodall and Nathaniel Popkin discuss their new book, "Philadelphia: Finding the Hidden City." The two will share their passion for exploring "Hidden Philadelphia" — the city's remarkable old estates, neighborhoods, houses, and industrial buildings. Copies of the book will be for sale and signing.


Who Needs the Lottery?
Building Your Own Wealth to Control Your Destiny

Hosted by Penn State Great Valley and Ardent Credit Union

Wednesday, February 21 – 7:30 a.m.
Penn State at The Navy Yard
4960 South 12th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19112
Free, advanced registration required. Seating limited to 40 people.

John Trezza, a financial advisor with over 30 years of experience, will deliver a workshop on how to plan for retirement and balance long term goals with daily demands.


Understanding Muslims in America

Wednesday, February 21 – 7:00 p.m.
Free, advanced registration is required.

Over three million Muslims reside in the United States, yet the Islamic faith, customs, and culture are sometimes widely misunderstood. Asheq Fazlullah, a public speaker with the Delaware Valley Speaker Bureau — the local affiliate of the Islamic Networks Groups — will share information about the American Muslim community, including demographics, beliefs and practices, and history. This event is sponsored by Penn State Great Valley's Diversity Action Council.


FaceAge: Intergenerational Attitudes About Aging

Thursday, March 15 – 7:00 p.m.
Free, advanced registration is required.

Penn State Laureate Andrew Belser presents his video "FaceAge," which weaves together interconnected chapters where young adults (18-22) and aging individuals (65+) reflect on life while studying and describing one another’s faces. Belser will discuss his project that challenges perceptions, fosters introspection, and builds acceptance, awareness, and cross-generational connections.


The Nature of Abstraction
Opening Reception

Thursday, March 29 – 5:00 p.m.
Free, advanced registration is required.

Join us for an opening reception for The Nature of Abstraction, presented by The Regional Center for Women in the Arts.


Mountainfilm on Tour

Thursday, April 19 – 7:00 p.m.
$10, advanced registration is required.

An evening of culturally rich, adventure-packed, and incredibly inspiring documentaries curated from the Mountainfilm festival returns to Penn State Great Valley. Mountainfilm on Tour is a series of award-winning films that explore different cultures while promoting adventure and preserving environments. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the films begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. Bring your own snacks and drinks, but alcohol is not permitted.


*PLEASE NOTE: For events are marked as "full," there may be no-shows on the evening of the event. Before the start of the event, seats may become available to people on a first-come, first-served basis. We cannot guarantee those without a ticket will be able to attend the event.