New Songs of the Open Road

In honor of Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday!

Homer Jackson, director of the Philadelphia Jazz Project, presents New Songs of the Open Road in celebration of Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday. On Saturday, June 8th, he will lead a singing walk from Joseph E. Coleman Library to Cliveden’s grounds! For more information about the project, click here!

Related upcoming events

  • 05/25/2019 10:00 AM - 05/25/2019 12:00 PM

    Come and join the song!

    On Saturday, May 25th, let your voice be heard by adding new verses to the song, ‘America the Beautiful.’ From 10 AM to 12 PM, local author and artist Lucy Bell Jarka-Sellers will guide visitors in a workshop to discuss their feelings on what makes America beautiful, what is flawed about our country, and what we aspire to as a nation. Participants will then transform their feelings into new lyrics for ‘America the Beautiful’  and finish by singing both old and new lyrics as a group.

    The workshop will be held in Cliveden’s Carriage House, located on 98 E. Cliveden Street, 19144, and is wheelchair accessible. Street parking is available in the surrounding neighborhood. Tickets are $8 and on sale now. Space is limited, advanced purchase is required.

    About Lucy Bell Jarka-Sellers

    Lucy Bell Jarka-Sellers is a local author, artist, and former teacher at Germantown Friends School.

    About 'America the Beautiful'

    America the Beautiful is a song of celebration and aspiration. It acknowledges that America has flaws that need to be mended, but insists that America is both up to the challenge and worth cherishing.  By writing new verses for the old song and singing them together we reaffirm our dedication to what’s beautiful about America and our commitment to mending what’s flawed, while promoting brotherhood (and sisterhood) from sea to shining sea! Singing about what we care about lifts us up and binds us together. It can help us to protect what’s best about our country, to see where we’ve gone astray, and to keep walking toward a more just society.

  • 10/05/2019 10:00 AM - 10/05/2019 4:00 PM

    Celebrating the 242nd anniversary of the Battle of Germantown!

    Germantown’s colonial history comes alive at the Revolutionary Germantown Festival! From 10 AM to 4 PM, visit Historic Germantown sites, watch two reenactments of the Battle of Germantown on Cliveden’s grounds, and enjoy a day of fun, food, and history in your backyard! After the battle, visit Historic Grumblethorpe for the Battle Bash–the annual after Battle party filled with food, music, and reenactors. 

    Admission is FREE and has activities for visitors of all ages. Mark your calendars for October 5th--we promise a day unlike any other!