Night Skies in the Joel N. Bloom Observatory

Join us for an evening of out-of-this-world astronomy activities hosted by Franklin Institute Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts.

Build your own experience from any combination of planetarium shows, a live science talk on astronomy or space science, hands-on astronomy activities, and continuous telescopic observing all evening (weather permitting). The program is staffed with knowledgeable observers, and free star maps are provided.

Franklin Theater
7:15 pm – Space Talk with Chris D’Andrea, visiting Assistant Professor of Physics at Bryn Mawr College

“Love This Jawn” Panel at Venture Cafe

Each week at 3675 Market Street, Venture Cafe hosts its Thursday Gathering – an event centered around a different theme each time that focuses on connecting with new people, learning about topics through breakout sessions, seminars, and panel discussions, and demonstrations of innovative products.

This week, Campus Philly will lead a panel conversation as part of Venture Cafe’s “Love This Jawn” series. The panel will feature three young professionals in Philadelphia sharing how to be a leader in college and as a young professional, what makes a powerful leader in Philly, and how this city specifically provides the tools and resources needed to develop a career and leadership skills.

It’s going to be a great night and the best part… it’s FREE!

For those 21+, you’ll get complementary drink tickets, too.

Level Up Summit

In its 2019 “State of the City” report, the Pew Charitable Trust – an independent non-profit, non-governmental research organization – announced that in 2016, only 2.5 percent of businesses in Philadelphia were Black-owned. This is despite the fact that 41 percent of Philadelphia’s population is Black. While this fact may seem shocking, it is no new occurrence. In 2014, only 2.4 percent of businesses in Philadelphia were Black-owned. This dangerous trend reflects the urgency to make much needed investments in the young Black entrepreneurs and business professionals in Philadelphia and throughout our region.

Through the Level Up Summit, the AACC’s annual young professional conference, the AACC seeks to address this issue head on. This two-day summit will kick off with a cocktail attire opening reception followed by a daylong conference full of professional development workshops and educational panels with industry leaders. Attendees will gain the skills needed to move up in their careers, make meaningful connections and move their businesses forward.

Check out the list of speakers here.

The VLLG Jam Ep.51 – Spreading Abundance (Philadelphia)

The only concert where the audience is the headliner! Tickets are buy one, get one free with your student ID! Use code: studentoflife at checkout.

What is the VLLG Jam? : The VLLG jam is a monthly free expression music event based out of Philadelphia that deals with the theme of inclusion and extinguishing exclusion. Coining the phrase “the only concert where the audience is the headliner”the event really speaks for itself allowing anyone who is able to come out with their instrument of choice, vocals, spoken words, singing, raps and or dance moves, etc. These are just a few of the many creative disciplines that this Thursday night caters to leaving attendees blown away by the sense of connection and collaboration experienced throughout the night. Many would call it music/art therapy being a place where people express what is on their mind and not be judged by this huge crowd of 100 plus people per night.

Getting Creative with Words: Meet Matthew, Rowan University ’19 and Junior Copywriter at Tierney

On Thursday, September 26, hundreds of college students from all over the Philadelphia region will head to Saxbys HQ for Create Philly, Campus Philly’s event for creative majors looking to gain insight, advice, and connections from young professionals working in Philadelphia’s creative industry. The evening will start with a panel discussion featuring three individuals making an impact in the creative space in Philly, followed by connecting with others over FREE dinner from honeygrow and a coffee bar at Saxbys.

Campus Philly recently sat down with Matthew Vesely, Junior Copywriter at Tierney, a full-service advertising agency in Philadelphia and sponsor of Create Philly. Matthew and other creative professionals from Tierney will be at Create Philly to meet students and share their Philly stories, and how their career path led them to work for one of the city’s top agencies. Sign up for Create Philly today, and read Matthew’s “Philly story” on the Campus Philly blog!

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RISE: Relationship is Self Existing

A collaboration between Leah Stein and Asimina Chremos that engages dancers and community members to perform at LOVE Park, RISE raises awareness of momentary spatial relationships, groupings, and constellations created by everyday folks in our city as they travel from place to place.

Shows are a half-hour long, and take place at 2, 3 and 4 p.m. on September 14.

Lunar New Year at the Rail Park

Get ready, Philadelphia—we’re welcoming in the Year of the Pig with a big celebration at the Rail Park! In collaboration with Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation, the Friends of the Rail Park invite you to enjoy an afternoon of food and cultural activities for all ages that celebrate the diversity of what our communities have to offer. Entrance is free. Food for purchase.

Thank You, Places – Improv Musical

Thank You, Places is a complete improvised musical performed at Philly Improv Theater. From scene to music to lyrics, everything is made up on the spot. Come see opening and closing night of a brand new musical every time!