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March 2020

GEO’s Sip & Talk with New Liberty Distillery

March 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tattooed Mom, 530 South Street
Philadelphia, 19147 United States
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Whiskey Tasting with New Liberty Distillery

What's the science behind the whiskey? Presented by the master distiller Robert Cassell and mixologist David Birkowski, whiskey enthusiasts will learn the differences in taste and between different bottles, how the whiskey is distilled as they get to taste Kinsey American 10, Rye, and Bourbon, New Liberty Bloody Butcher.

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June 2020

RESCHEDULED! International Feast in Taiwan with bāo • logy’s Founder and Co-Chef Judy Ni

June 28, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join😷 fellow GEO members over a virtual three-course meal, and hear the founder and co-chef of Baology Judy Ni talk about her food, and her native country Taiwan.

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July 2020

The Great Cities of the Persian Gulf with Tom Tauber – Marco Polo is Back

July 9, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free – $10
Museum of Islamic Art Doha

Travel with award-winning photographer Tom Tauber, and explore the Gulf Region through his camera. Tom will take us to some of the world’s most modern cities, Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, Doha in Qatar and Muskat in Oman.

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September 2020


September 23, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mezzo Soprano Misoon

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.

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October 2020

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

October 11, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jet Wine Bar, 1525 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19146 United States
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Dr. Jill Weber, the Wine Archeologist

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.

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The Immigration Station of Philadelphia’s Ellis Island: Pier 53 on Delaware River

October 27, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
$5 – $10

GEO presents the story of Pier 53, the Ellis Island of Philadelphia. We would love to hear from YOU, the descendants of immigrants who came through Pier 53 in South Philadelphia! How, when, your ancestors arrived in Philadelphia?

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November 2020

Casper Molenaar: Then and Now – An International Photographer in the Footsteps of Kurt Hielscher

November 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
$5 – $10
Castle of Raesfeld and Casper Molenaar

The Geographical Society of Philadelphia's 130th season continues with an Eastern Europe expert, a photographer from the Netherlands, Casper Molenaar.

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December 2020

A Virtual Tour of the Sacred Valley of Peru

December 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$5 – $10

Known as the Urubamba Valley, this unique area is home to several historically significant Peruvian sites: Cusco, Sacsayhuaman, Ollanta Tay Tambo, and Machu Pichu. People have flocked to see these sites for decades. Find out why on December 8th!

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March 2021

GEO’s Members/Friends Exclusive: Virtual Travel to South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana with Nino Mohan

March 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free – $10
Penguins Walking on a Sunny Beach

We invite you to travel to South Africa, Botswana, and Zimbabwe while safely nestled in your home. As Nino Mohan expertly narrates each slide, we will take a deep dive into the exploration of travel destinations that most of us are unable to see in person in these times.

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April 2021

Göbekli Tepe: Beyond the Monuments – Marco Polo Series Returns with an Intriguing Presentation

April 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual – LIVE ZOOM
$10 – $15
An aerial/overhead view of the stone circles at Göbekli Tepe

Marco Polo Travel Series Returns with an Exclusive Event:
Following the last Ice Age, human culture entered a new era of adaptation and change termed the Neolithic. Early in this period, almost 12,000 years ago, people in ancient Anatolia built enigmatic structures that could be the world’s first megalithic ritual site - Göbekli Tepe. The ancient complex is so vast that, though archaeologists have been busy excavating it since its discovery in 1994, it still holds many secrets. Along the way, they’ve uncovered strange animal carvings, towering stone pillars, and the earliest known evidence of megalithic rituals. They’re still working to unravel the site’s biggest mysteries: Who built it, and why?

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