Featured Events July

Take a look at the perks of the Park! These exclusive events are just for Rydal Park residents. Here’s a few highlights for the month.

HOLLYWOOD CONFIDENTIAL

Famed Movie Critic Bill Wine presents entertaining, little-known details about a classic film chosen by Rydal Park residents

BUILDING THE U.S. BANK

Dressed in a Continental Army officer’s uniform, historian Gene Pisasale brings Hamilton to life in his dramatic presentation, “Alexander Hamilton, Architect of the American Financial System.”

MUSICAL DYNAMIC DUO

Acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Uhlig and percussionist Mark O’Kain team up to present innovative artistry with piano and rhythm.

LOCAL SCANDAL: HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT

Presented by the Historical Society of Montgomery County, “Sidetracked: the Mysteries We Find When We Aren’t Looking for Them” reveals surprising, scandalous local history, including a Norristown speakeasy and James Morris Johnson, the man arrested for murder following the 1949 train crash at Valley Forge.

BIG BAND FROM WAY BACK

The Old Comrades Concert features a big group of retired big band players — some who played together 30 years ago — now reuniting to perform show tunes, marches and favorites from the big band era.

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD IS BACK

Peter Scott Ruben sings “Sinatra and Friends,” channeling Ol’ Blue Eyes from his glory days on vinyl and the radio.

SHIFTING SANDS OF FINANCE

Irvin Schorsch, President of Pennsylvania Capital Management and author of “Reinvent Rich: How to Make More Money, More Moments and More Meaning in Life,” discusses the changing global economy and how future generations will navigate a financial landscape completely different from that of their parents and grandparents.

BARRIERS BROKEN

The locally created documentary, “Once in a Hundred Years,” tells the story of Marian Anderson, a young girl from South Philadelphia who, armed only with her voice, fought to break into a forbidden territory that was closed to black Americans in the 1930s: the classical music stage.

ORCHESTRA, UNFILTERED

Featuring the popular local orchestra, the Abington Festival Strings Open Rehearsal Series provides Rydal Park residents the opportunity to watch how a performance is pulled together, complete with starts and stops, audience interaction and plenty of fun surprises.

July Trips:

 

  •  Spirit of Philadelphia
  • “Gone with the Wind” memorabilia
  • And more!