Featured Events March

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.

LES BON TEMPS ROULER

Residents celebrate Mardi Gras with a special dinner of Louisiana-inspired fare, followed by New Orleans jazz played by one of Philly’s most in-demand acts — the Barbone Street Jazz Band. Let the good times roll!

THE LILT OF THE IRISH

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Rydal Park welcomes enchanting entertainment by the Carolyn Hannan Trio, a talented threesome specializing in traditional Celtic song and storytelling.

FANCY A FLING?

From jigs and hornpipes to the legendary Highland Fling, dancers from the Campbell School of Highland Dance perform authentic, spirited dances from the highlands of Scotland, accompanied by bagpipes and drums.

PISTOLS AT DAWN

Most Americans know of the deadly duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. But do they know the real story of the bitter rivalry between the two prominent men? Manor College professor Dr. Herb Kaufman presents the true behind-the-scenes story, “Hamilton’s Duel at Dawn: the Lives of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr,” revealing the love, lust, ambition and treachery that sparked this iconic event.

NIXON, RECONSIDERED

The only U.S. president to resign from office, Richard Nixon is virtually synonymous with the Watergate scandal. But he also ended American involvement in Vietnam, stopped the draft and brought POWs home; enforced desegregation of Southern schools; and established the EPA. History professor and author Dr. William Walker’s thought-provoking presentation reviews Nixon’s record through the lens of history.

SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL SCANDAL

Presented by the Historical Society of Montgomery County, “Sidetracked: the Mysteries We Find When We Aren’t Looking for Them,” shares surprising and scandalous local history — including the speakeasy that operated in Norristown, Pennsylvania, and James Morris Johnson, who was arrested for murder after a 1949 train crash at Valley Forge.

REMEMBERING ELEANOR

Diplomat and activist Eleanor Roosevelt was the longestserving First Lady of the United States. Her humanitarian work — and dauntless determination — earned her universal respect, along with the nickname, “First Lady of the World.” Drexel University’s Dr. Allan Schwartz presents a retrospective of her inspiring story and achievements.

FLOWER POWER

Jenny Rose Carey, Senior Director of Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Meadowbrook Farm, presents, “Meadowbrook Farm: the Power of Flowers,” a one-of-akind showcase of images from the International Flower Show in Philadelphia and the gardens it has inspired.

CRYSTAL CLEAR CABARET

Performing with piano, bass and drum combo, recording artist Katie Eagleson enchants the audience with her exquisite vocal delivery and smooth jazz style.

March Trips:

 

  • Jazz Bridge concerts
  • The Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Museum of the American Revolution — Hamilton Was Here
  • Lenape Chamber Ensemble • And more!
  • And more!