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.

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!

The Mummers Parade

Join this Philly classic and watch the Mummers strut the streets of Philly. Check out the route and get there early for the best spot to see the colorful outfits and performances!

Art Star Pop Up Market

The Art Star Pop Up Market will feature 30 Curated Art + Craft Vendors selling handmade goods perfect for holiday gift giving. Find something for everyone on your shopping list while supporting local makers.  The event will also include Photos with Santa, a Gift Wrapping Station, and Make + Takes. 

Punk Rock Flea Market

Organized by R5 Productions, the Punk Rock Flea Market will have dozens of Philadelphia based vendors selling vintage, records, crafts, art and other creations, odds and ends. 

A Revolutionary Christmas

Back by popular demand! Join Christ Church historian and guide Neil Ronk for an authentic colonial experience as he considers the angst and awe that surrounded Philadelphia’s most illustrious citizens and visitors during the Christmas season of 1776.

The candlelit trip through time will lead guests under the church’s original 1744 chandelier, past the pews of George Washington and Betsy Ross, and over memorial tablets marking the burial vaults of early American families.