Social Events in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania This Week

Let’s explore social events in Philadelphia, PA happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Social events are great and offer a world of possibilities. You can make new friends, learn new skills, see things from different perspectives and it’s fantastic for your mental health. And never before has companionship and being able to spend time with others been as important as it is today.

You probably remember being a kid and going up to another person your age and saying, “Do you want to be friends?” and that was pretty much that. Friend made. Alas, it’s not quite as simple now that we’re grown up, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult or as awkward as we think. There are thousands of people out there who would love to meet up with others, finding them just takes a bit of help and that’s what we’re here for.

On this page, we hope you’ll find some interesting events in Philadelphia where you can make some new friends.

Local Groups’ Events in Philadelphia

Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People?

Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People?

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: 910 Riverton Rd

We try so hard, don’t we? We’re respectful of others, we help when we can, we’re kind and gentle. Still, we suffer. And when we do, we’re told that God works in mysterious ways, that there’s some Grand Plan we can’t possibly understand. What’s really going on? Is it some big cosmic joke at our expense, or is there a deeper explanation?(…)

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May meetup

May meetup

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Miller’s Ale House

This is our May meetup. Join us at Miller’s Ale House for a beverage and snack. Bring your questions about automation tech or share your experiences with others.(…)

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Networking Event

Networking Event

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: 51 Maplewood Mall

Join the Black Women’s Mental Health and Wellness Professionals Group for an empowering workshop focused on entrepreneurship in the wellness industry. Whether you are a therapist, holistic health practitioner, wellness coach, or mental health professional, this event is designed to provide you with the tools and resources to start your private practice or business. Learn from successful entreprene(…)

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May Private Practice Therapists Meet up, RSVP Now

May Private Practice Therapists Meet up, RSVP Now

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Market at the Fareway

It’s here. Please digest details and only RSVP if committed to attend. You must click to change RSVP ASAP if you can no longer attend. Takes 1 min. Please don’t no show or late cancel as it’s disruptive for planning.

If it rains, we will be under the Pavilion.

**1:00-1:30** Grab seat at one of 4 tables marked by topic, get name tag and lunch to take to your group table from any of the walk up ve(…)

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PICKLEBALL-COMPETITIVE w/CHALLENGE COURT (OUTDOOR)

PICKLEBALL-COMPETITIVE w/CHALLENGE COURT (OUTDOOR)

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: undefined

**BRING BALLS, MONITOR THE WEATHER AND THE COMMENTS.**

**COMPETITIVE:**
This session is for players with more advanced pickleball skills.
Suggested guidelines for playing in this group include the following:

1. Do you understand the rules of the game and are you familiar with the game strategy?
2. Are you familiar with and can use in a game some of the basic shots in pickleball – drive, volley, (…)

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Beginner and Advanced Beginner

Beginner and Advanced Beginner

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Northeast Racquet Club & Fitness Center

This MeetUp can accomodate more experienced players or those who are just getting started.(…)

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Play Pickleball on 5/24

Play Pickleball on 5/24

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: Fox Chase Recreation Center

More info about the place we will play at: https://www.facebook.com/FoxChaseRecreationCenter/posts/969765865152826(…)

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Serial Killer Drunken History Night at Bristol Books & Bindery (Sold Out!)

Serial Killer Drunken History Night at Bristol Books & Bindery (Sold Out!)

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Bristol Books & Bindery

Join us at Bristol Books & Bindery for a fun night of learning about serial killers (BYOB) by Historian Sam Vilk!

Sam will educate us about the psychology, behaviors, and characteristics of serial killers. You will gain insight into their complex motivations and patterns, the investigative techniques used to apprehend them, and the impact of their crimes on society. Join us for a night of intrigu(…)

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Buxmont Ladies Hybrid Potluck

Buxmont Ladies Hybrid Potluck

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: tyler state park boat house

Join the Buxmont Ladies and the Bucks County 20-30s Girlfriend Group
for a Memorial Weekend Potluck. We will snack, maybe take a walk, etc. If the weather isn’t great we will raincheck for 5/26/24.
Please sign up for an item below! We look forward to enjoying some nice weather!

https://www.PerfectPotluck.com/HGKD2588T(…)

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Beginner Crochet Night

Beginner Crochet Night

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: Pennypack Environmental Center

**Beginner Crochet Night**
**M May 20 at 6 p.m.**

Please bring hooks & yarn. We will also have a limited amount to borrow. No experience necessary. Learn how to start a chain, a single crochet, and a double crochet, how to count stiches, and start a beginner level pattern. Teens & Adults. **$5 Cash Per Person at Check-in.**

Please bring hooks & yarn. We will also have a limited amount to borrow.(…)

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Networking @ Maggiano’s Little Italy Cherry Hill! May 23rd, 5-8pm

Networking @ Maggiano's Little Italy Cherry Hill! May 23rd, 5-8pm

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Maggiano’s Little Italy

Welcome to **Spotlight** **Networking @ Maggiano’s Little Italy Cherry Hill!** Join us for an evening of great food (Free), drinks(Cash Bar), and networking with professionals from various industries. This in-person event will take place at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Cherry Hill on **Thursday, May 23, 2024** at **5:00 PM**. Don’t miss this opportunity to make valuable connections and expand your n(…)

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Master Public Speaking: Come Join Lower Bucks Toastmasters

Master Public Speaking:  Come Join Lower Bucks Toastmasters

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: 2142 Trenton Rd

Join Lower Bucks Toastmasters for an evening of personal development and professional networking as we focus on mastering public speaking and enhancing communication skills. Whether you are looking to conquer your fear of public speaking or simply improve your presentation abilities, this event is the perfect opportunity to hone your skills in a supportive and encouraging environment.

Through eng(…)

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MONTHLY FULL MOON HIKE (Possible Tailgate Afterwards)

MONTHLY FULL MOON HIKE (Possible Tailgate Afterwards)

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Bells Mill Road East Parking Lot

MONTHLY FULL MOON HIKE
\(6 Miles \| 650 Feet of Elevation\)

Join us for our monthly full-moon hike!

There’s a certain magic about hiking at night, especially with a full moon to help light the way! Our monthly full moon hike takes us to the “upper” or north stretch of Wissahickon Park this time. We will get a good workout in over 6 miles with 650 feet of elevation as we wind our way along the up(…)

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Dinner & a Book: The Blade Itself

Dinner & a Book: The Blade Itself

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: Harvest seasonal Grill & Wine Bar

There are two meets for this same book in the same weekend. Please only sign up for ONE of them. Thanks.

We will be discussing The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie. Looking forward to reading it and hearing everyone’s opinions!

Here is a link to the menu: https://harvestseasonal.com/moorestown-restaurant/

Group size is limited so please only rsvp if you are sure to come.

We will also be taking (…)

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Top Golf – Meet, Greet & Play

Top Golf - Meet, Greet & Play

◦ When: Tuesday, May 28th

◦ Where: Topgolf

You have been to Top Golf, haven’t you?

Well if you didn’t already know, it’s the best thing that ever happened to the sport of golf, making it fun for the total beginner, and enhancing the experience even more for the most advanced players.

Best of all, it brings people together and makes for a great time, every single time.

We’ll be meeting at the North East Top Golf Facility at 7:30 and game(…)

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Sketch Club Meetup: InLiquid Gallery

Sketch Club Meetup: InLiquid Gallery

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: InLiquid

The “Sketch Club” series is a monthly meet up where people are given a chance to meet fellow artists and art lovers while creating something unique in an inclusive environment with no experience needed. We achieve this by blending artistic techniques with radical self-care and healing practices, giving people the knowledge that art can ignite change for their mental wellness.

We will encourage gu(…)

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May Book Club

May Book Club

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: undefined

When you walk around the City, do you wonder who lived, worked, died, or did great deeds right under your feet? If so, this fascinating, richly illustrated book is for you! For May’s Book Club, the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides (APT) has chosen *[Digging in the City of Brother Love: Stories from Philadelphia Archaeology](https://tupress.temple.edu/books/digging-in-the-city-of-brotherly-l(…)

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Memorial Day Weekend Potluck Picnic @ Tyler State Park in Newtown, PA

Memorial Day Weekend Potluck Picnic @ Tyler State Park in Newtown, PA

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Tyler State Park – Boat House Picnic Area

**Rain Date: Sunday, May 26th**
This is a joint event with another fabulous meet up girls group (The Buxmont Ladies)! Come join us for a potluck picnic in the park. To prevent duplicate dishes, sign up and tell us what you are bringing here: [https://www.perfectpotluck.com/HGKD2588](https://www.perfectpotluck.com/HGKD2588)*.*
Looking forward to seeing all you lovely ladies! :)(…)

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Integrated Energy Therapy Basic Level ( Healing With The Angels

Integrated Energy Therapy Basic Level ( Healing With The Angels

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Feeding The Body Feeding The Soul

Integrated Energy Therapy® is an attunement based energy therapy system. Each level of our IET® training system contains an energy attunement that works directly with the 12 Strand DNA to expand, realign, and restructure one or more pairs. Each IET® attunement builds progressively with the others to ultimately bring all six pairs of DNA into their full power. IET® attunements can only be done by a(…)

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Hidden Treasure Bible Discussion

Hidden Treasure  Bible Discussion

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Cafe Clover Philly

We are a diverse group of people from various industries backgrounds creating a space for open and informal bible discussions in the community.

We welcome anyone interested in having a discourse on how the bible can relate to our lives today, over food and fellowship. We’re all about connecting in a relaxed and fun way, meeting other seekers and enjoying our lives as they were meant to be enjoyed(…)

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Introduction to Prompt Engineering

Introduction to Prompt Engineering

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: 21 S 11th St

**Unlock the Full Potential of AI with Your Words**
Join our immersive course, “Mastering Prompt Engineering: Unleash the Power of AI,” and embark on a journey to master the art of communicating with the most advanced artificial intelligence systems. Whether you’re a developer, a creative professional, or an AI enthusiast, this course will equip you with the skills to steer AI effectively through (…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

You can make more friends at one party by showing interest in them than in a month by trying to meet people online. Meeting new people and making genuine connections in local events can be fun and easy if you go with the right mindset.

When it comes to meeting new people, nothing beats showing up in the real world. But none of the tips will work if you are not coming from the right place. Keep an open mind when attending social events. Reframe strangers as potential friends, it will make it much easier to approach conversations and fully engage in them.

When choosing an event, keep an eye on interesting themes, something you can relate to. Meeting new people in the context of mutual interest increases your chances of being friends.

Research events with the types of people you want to meet. They could be people in your age group, your field of work, or a specific neighborhood. Do not be too strict though, loosen up a little bit from your expectations.

Go where people are intentionally looking to make friends such as networking events where it feels normal and expected to walk up and introduce yourself.

In this digital era, apps and websites are the most convenient solutions for finding out about local events. If you are not sure where to look for events happening in Philadelphia, you can try out Allevents.in, Ticketsonsale.com, or Visitphilly.com.

RELATED: How To Meet People In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Events for Expats and Locals to meet

Oh La La Social

Oh La La Social

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

Come join us for drinks and a fun time at Caribou Cafe.

About Caribou Cafe:
Bistro fare & wines from all regions of France served in an art deco space with polished wooden bar.

Notice: This is not a Tinder-like hook up event. We are here to let loose, not talk about work, and just have fun.

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Friday Night Lounge

Friday Night Lounge

◦ When: Friday, May 31st

Get ready to have a museum experience like no other!

Join us for live music, locally sourced spirits and wines, seasonal cuisine, and special exhibitions alongside party vibes to start your weekend.

Friday Night Lounge is pay-what-you-wish admission with $10 parking in our garage.

Instructions:
– Buy Tickets @ https://philamuseum.org/calendar/event-series/friday-nights
– Change date on calendar

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Brazilian Social

Brazilian Social

◦ When: Monday, Jun 3rd

Let’s ditch the conventional happy hour menu and experience a taste of Southern Brazil with Brazilian-inspired small plates, cocktails, wines, and beers at a special price.

Rules:
– No photos
– No videos
– Great fun and bad decisions

*This is not a dinner event. Cash Bar, Happy Hour until 6:30. Select appetizers provided by our friends at Fogo.

Looking forward to seeing you at Fogo.

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Ping Pong Social

Ping Pong Social

◦ When: Friday, Jun 7th

Team Ping vs. Team Pong. Which side are you on?

Join us at SPiN Philadelphia – Philadelphia’s first-ever ping-pong social club! Food and Drinks available for purchase.

Please note: This event is for guests 21+

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