Geographical Society of Philadelphia

A SPECIAL BORDER CROSSINGS DISCUSSION WITH MEZZO SOPRANO MISOON GHIM: MUSIC CONNECTS CULTURES

GEO's 130th Season continues with a virtual Border Crossings event presenting Misoon.
Born in South Korea, an opera singer, professor of voice, a breathing technique expert, and the mother of two, she is also a non-profit entrepreneur with a firm belief in the power of music that benefits the quality of life.
Misoon will talk about her journey - the cultural exchange between her native country and her hometown Philadelphia;
How classical music is perceived in different cultures, how the pandemic has affected the classical music sphere, and how breathing plays a crucial role as a key element of mindfulness and coping with life's challenges.

“Ancient Worlds, Modern Wines” with Dr. Jill Weber, the Wining Archeologist

Jet Wine Bar 1525 South St, Philadelphia, PA

Join our board president Jill, an archaeologist and restaurateur hold a tasting about Ancient World Wines on October 11 at 2 PM, virtual OR in-person. We will be tasting an amber wine from Georgia, a white wine from Turkey, and red wine from Greece.

PHILADELPHIA’S WATER: PRESERVATION/EXPLORATION – the Relationship Between Human Activity and the Health of River Ecology

Virtual - LIVE ZOOM

Many would assume the best thing for the rivers would be a "return to nature", however, that really is not an option. The health of the Delaware River Watershed and its inhabitants depends on a highly managed relationship between human activity and the waterways. Each of our panelists has been deeply involved in that relationship and has valuable insights to share about past, current, and future challenges. 

$5 – $10

Following Your Gut with Kae Lani Palmisano Exploring the World Cultures Through Food

Plays and Players 1714 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA

Join Emmy Award-Winning television host and food and travel writer, Kae Lani Palmisano, for an interactive discussion on the many ways in which food expresses cultural identity and how her travels across four continents changed the way she thinks about what we eat. 

$20 – $35

Saving Our Cultural Heritage – Dr. Jonathan Bell

The Racquet Club of Philadelphia 215 S 16th Street, Philadelphia

Discover with our guest speaker Dr. Jonathan S. Bell, fascinating images and hear inside stories of the World Monuments Fund's (WMF) accomplishments in saving our cultural heritage.
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 | 6:30-8:30 PM | The Racquet Club of Philadelphia

$65 – $75