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October 2017

How Philly Neighborhoods Killed The Crosstown Expressway

October 19, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, 916 S Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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Area residents will learn how a diverse group of neighborhood activists in the late '60s and early '70s stopped the Crosstown Expressway in its tracks and kept the South Street area from being destroyed by an 8-lane, block-wide depressed highway. You can fight City Hall . . . and win! The free panel discussion starts 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 19 at Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church’s Sanctuary, Columbus Blvd. and Christian St. It is co-sponsored by Queen Village Neighbors Association…

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November 2017

Swedish American Chamber of Commerce Glogg Party

November 29, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$65

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December 2017

80th Annual Lucia Fest and St. Eric’s Fair

December 8, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - December 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, 916 S Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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The Lucia Fest weaves together a number of Swedish holiday traditions into a colorful musical pageant. The heart of the celebration is the Lucia procession in which a young woman is joined by other female members of the household in taking hot coffee and a warm Lucia bun to all the residents of the home. She comes crowned with candles, dressed in white, singing her traditional song, “Sankta Lucia.” In Sweden her day is celebrated in homes before dawn on…

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May 2018

3rd Annual Spirits & History

May 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, 916 S Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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Tickets will be sold at the door! Please join us for food, beverages, story telling, jazz and overall fun!! Honoring Our Swedish Ancestors and Forefathers Spirited tastings to match the times of eight of our illustrious permanent residents! Jazz Trio courtesy of The Jazz Sanctuary Cocktail Party Fun in the Graveyard! Learn the stories of these Swedish trailblazers! Peter Gunnarsson Rambo Amandus Johnson John Craig Roak Jehu Curtis Clay Andreas Rudman Olof Stille (Stilley) + 2 more! Become a Sponsor…

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June 2018

A Summer Evening of Song circa 1850 Performed by the 2018 Jenny Lind Scholar

June 8, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, 916 S Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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The Royal Stockholm School of Music has selected young Norwegian soprano, Kine Sandtrø, as the 2018 Jenny Lind Scholar! Kine is currently studying opera at the Royal School of Music in Stockholm. She will be accompanied by Julia Sjöstedt who is studying piano at the Academy of Music in Stockholm. For one night only, this talented pair will recreate a summer evening of song from 1850 when the original Jenny Lind sang at Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church.  Join us…

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January 2019

HGDPC Board Meeting

January 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, 916 S Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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The Historic Gloria Dei Preservation Corporation Board meets on the second Monday of the month, 10 months each year. The Board meets in Riverside Hall. Board meetings are open to the public.

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