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Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church

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Riverside Hall, 916 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
215-389-1513 http://www.old-swedes.com

December 2017

Lucia Fest

December 8, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until December 9, 2017

Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, Riverside Hall, 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…

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Lucia Fest

December 9, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - December 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until December 9, 2017

Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, Riverside Hall, 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…

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QVNA Holiday Party

December 21, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, Riverside Hall, 916 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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Come to Riverside Hall on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. with friends, family, or neighbors and celebrate the holiday season with other Queen Villagers.  We will introduce our new board members, recognize some of our neighborhood volunteers, and announce the winners of…

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January 2018

Jazz ‘n Joe with the Alan Segal Quintet

January 25, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, Riverside Hall, 916 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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On January 25, 2018 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., stop by Riverside Hall to enjoy the jazz stylings of the Alan Segal Quintet.  This secular program is offered by Gloria Dei Church every month.  Coffee and tea and sweets…

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February 2018

An Evening of the Blues with songstress Barbara Walker

February 15, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, Riverside Hall, 916 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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Join us on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for an evening of the blues with songstress Barbara Walker and the Jazz Sanctuary Blues Band.  100% of the proceeds will benefit the Nebinger School. The Jazz…

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March 2018

Spring Clean-Up at Gloria Dei

March 23, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:30 am, repeating until March 24, 2018

Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, Riverside Hall, 916 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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Two days to choose from: Friday 3/23 and Saturday 3/24. Help spruce up a neighborhood gem!  There's something for everyone: dig up flower beds rake leaves clean windows polish metal tidy the Memorial Garden Click here to RSVP on Facebook

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Spring Clean-Up at Gloria Dei

March 24, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:30 am, repeating until March 24, 2018

Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, Riverside Hall, 916 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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Two days to choose from: Friday 3/23 and Saturday 3/24. Help spruce up a neighborhood gem!  There's something for everyone: dig up flower beds rake leaves clean windows polish metal tidy the Memorial Garden Click here to RSVP on Facebook

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April 2018

Celebrate Earth Day at “Old Swedes”!

April 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, Riverside Hall, 916 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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Come celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd at Gloria Dei "Old Swedes" Church at our 10 am service.  After the service, help us scatter seeds on the beautiful church grounds and join us for refreshments in Riverside Hall.

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May 2018

Spirits and History

May 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, Riverside Hall, 916 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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$50

3rd Annual Spirits and History honoring our Swedish Ancestors and Forefathers Learn the stories of these Swedish trailblazers! Peter Gunnarsson Rambo, Amandus Johnson, John Craig Roak, Jehu Curtis Clay, Andreas Rudman, Olof Stille (Stilley) and more! Featuring: Spirited tastings to…

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Washington Avenue Connector Project’s open house public meeting

May 21, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, Riverside Hall, 916 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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DRWC is embarking on an effort to remake the eastern end of Washington Avenue, to make
it a new gateway to the Waterfront and to the city. Please come tell us your stories about
Washington Avenue, from 4th Street to the Waterfront - the good, bad or ugly!
The Open House will have information booths, tours of the Avenue,
and opportunities to share your vision! Refreshments will be served.

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Jazz & Joe at Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’)

May 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, Riverside Hall, 916 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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Jazz & Joe at Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’ on Thursday May 24th.  A secular event – all are welcome for an evening of great comradery and relaxation – with the Alan Segal Quintet. Parking available, BYOW

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8th Annual Family Picnic at Gloria Dei – Rain or Shine

May 28, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, Riverside Hall, 916 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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$12 – $25

Sexton Sideshow Memorial Dei Family Picnic
Live music, food & fun for all! Rain or shine! $12 individual, $25 per family (up to four kids). 13 local musicians. Sponsored by Philadelphia Brewing Co. & Commonwealth Ciders.

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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, Riverside Hall, 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…

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Zoning Mtg – Topic is 413-15 Gaskill Street

June 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, Riverside Hall, 916 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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The QVNA Zoning Cmte will review the proposed project for this address. The reason for the ZBA refusal: "THE PROPOSED USE, DAY CARE CENTER, IS PROHIBITED IN THIS ZONING DISTRICT."

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QVNA Membership Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation

June 14, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, Riverside Hall, 916 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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5:30-8:30pm at Gloria Dei's River Room - Please join us for the June QVNA General Meeting which will occur at 7pm for several brief updates during our Volunteer Celebration. This is a family friendly event with food and beverages for adults and kids.

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October 2018

DE River Waterfront Transit Study: Public Open House

October 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, Riverside Hall, 916 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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6-8pm: Your input is needed to improve the experience of getting to and travelling around the Delaware River waterfront.

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Jazz ‘n Joe

October 25, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, Riverside Hall, 916 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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Thursday, Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m., Jazz 'n Joe, Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Episcopal Church, 916 Swanson Street, Phila., Pa. 19147; 215-389-1513. The Alan Segal Quintet

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March 2019

Tai Chi for Beginners – $10/class, drop-in

March 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 1, 2019

Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, Riverside Hall, 916 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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$10

Riverside Hall, 916 S. Swanson Street. Noon - 1pm: A moving meditation through a routine of lower and upper body movements, like a dance. By linking the moves together you'll begin practicing 'The Form', the name given to Tai Chi while in motion. Increase your flexibility, improve your balance & coordination. Calm your mind.

Please wear comfortable and loose-fitting clothing, with sneakers socks or bare feet.

Everyone is welcome, the class is very diverse.

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Tai Chi for Beginners – $10/class, drop-in

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 1, 2019

Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, Riverside Hall, 916 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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$10

Riverside Hall, 916 S. Swanson Street. Noon - 1pm: A moving meditation through a routine of lower and upper body movements, like a dance. By linking the moves together you'll begin practicing 'The Form', the name given to Tai Chi while in motion. Increase your flexibility, improve your balance & coordination. Calm your mind.

Please wear comfortable and loose-fitting clothing, with sneakers socks or bare feet.

Everyone is welcome, the class is very diverse.

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April 2019

Tai Chi for Beginners – $10/class, drop-in

April 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 1, 2019

Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, Riverside Hall, 916 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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$10

Riverside Hall, 916 S. Swanson Street. Noon - 1pm: A moving meditation through a routine of lower and upper body movements, like a dance. By linking the moves together you'll begin practicing 'The Form', the name given to Tai Chi while in motion. Increase your flexibility, improve your balance & coordination. Calm your mind.

Please wear comfortable and loose-fitting clothing, with sneakers socks or bare feet.

Everyone is welcome, the class is very diverse.

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Tai Chi for Beginners – $10/class, drop-in

April 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 1, 2019

Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, Riverside Hall, 916 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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$10

Riverside Hall, 916 S. Swanson Street. Noon - 1pm: A moving meditation through a routine of lower and upper body movements, like a dance. By linking the moves together you'll begin practicing 'The Form', the name given to Tai Chi while in motion. Increase your flexibility, improve your balance & coordination. Calm your mind.

Please wear comfortable and loose-fitting clothing, with sneakers socks or bare feet.

Everyone is welcome, the class is very diverse.

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Tai Chi for Beginners – $10/class, drop-in

April 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 1, 2019

Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, Riverside Hall, 916 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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$10

Riverside Hall, 916 S. Swanson Street. Noon - 1pm: A moving meditation through a routine of lower and upper body movements, like a dance. By linking the moves together you'll begin practicing 'The Form', the name given to Tai Chi while in motion. Increase your flexibility, improve your balance & coordination. Calm your mind.

Please wear comfortable and loose-fitting clothing, with sneakers socks or bare feet.

Everyone is welcome, the class is very diverse.

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Tai Chi for Beginners – $10/class, drop-in

April 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 1, 2019

Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, Riverside Hall, 916 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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$10

Riverside Hall, 916 S. Swanson Street. Noon - 1pm: A moving meditation through a routine of lower and upper body movements, like a dance. By linking the moves together you'll begin practicing 'The Form', the name given to Tai Chi while in motion. Increase your flexibility, improve your balance & coordination. Calm your mind.

Please wear comfortable and loose-fitting clothing, with sneakers socks or bare feet.

Everyone is welcome, the class is very diverse.

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May 2019

Tai Chi for Beginners – $10/class, drop-in

May 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 1, 2019

Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, Riverside Hall, 916 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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$10

Riverside Hall, 916 S. Swanson Street. Noon - 1pm: A moving meditation through a routine of lower and upper body movements, like a dance. By linking the moves together you'll begin practicing 'The Form', the name given to Tai Chi while in motion. Increase your flexibility, improve your balance & coordination. Calm your mind.

Please wear comfortable and loose-fitting clothing, with sneakers socks or bare feet.

Everyone is welcome, the class is very diverse.

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Flea Market at Gloria Dei – rain or shine

May 18 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, Riverside Hall, 916 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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8am-3pm. Location: Swanson and Christian Streets. If you want to participate as a vendor, it's $25, BYOTable. You can arrive as early as 6am to select your space. first come, first-served.

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Jazz & Joe – FREE Event (donations accepted)

May 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, Riverside Hall, 916 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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Bring your own chair, BYOB, Coffee served. The Jazz Sanctuary brings jazz to the community through performance at community gatherings Donations to the Jazz Sanctuary, led by Alan Segal, are gladly accepted.

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June 2019

Jazz & Joe – FREE Event (donations accepted)

June 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, Riverside Hall, 916 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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Bring your own chair, BYOB, Coffee served. The Jazz Sanctuary brings jazz to the community through performance at community gatherings Donations to the Jazz Sanctuary, led by Alan Segal, are gladly accepted.

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August 2019

Demonstration of new voting machines

August 8 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, Riverside Hall, 916 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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At Gloria Dei (Old Swedes' Church) Riverside Hall, 916 Swanson Street. The City Commissioner’s Office has chosen Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church to be one of the sites where the public can familiarize themselves with the city’s new voting system. This system will be used in the November 5, 2019 Municipal General Election, as well as the 2020 Presidential Primary.

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FREE – Woodstock Tribute Music Jam

August 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, Riverside Hall, 916 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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at Gloria Dei (Old Swedes) Church, 916 Swanson Street. Read about this event in the Summer issue of the Queen Village Quarterly Crier: https://qvna.org/magazine-online. Bring your instrument, your voice, or just yourself!

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September 2019

Underground Philadelphia-From Caves & Canals to Tunnels & Transit – FREE lecture

September 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, Riverside Hall, 916 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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Philadelphia's relationship with the underground is as old as the city itself, dating back to when Quaker settlers resided in caves alongside the Delaware River more than three hundred years ago. The City of Brotherly Love later became a national and world leader in the delivery of water, gas, steam, and electricity during the industrial age. Join authors Harry Kyriakodis and Joel Spivak as they reveal the curious aspects of the Quaker City's underground experience.

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October 2019

Flea Market

October 19 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, Riverside Hall, 916 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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Outside along the 900 block of South Swanson Street and on Carpenter's Walk

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