Ben's Birthday Bash Events


 Our annual Ben Franklin Birthday Bash, one of the most attended events, will be held on January 15 at the University Club with signup and details on our website.  Also join us in January and February for our regularly occurring mixers, community service projects, sporting events, and special speaker series.  With Super Bowl XLIX happening right here in the Valley of the Sun, you won't want to miss out on any of these great events!


We're excited to kickoff 2015 with a combined first meeting for the Wharton/Penn Angel Network and a celebration for Benjamin Franklin's Birthday on Sunday, January 11.

Sunday, January 11, 2015
Tentative Time: 2:00 to 4:00 P.M.

at the home of
Andrea and Walter, C’89, W’89, Kalmans
6408 Williams Ridge Way
Austin, TX 78731
RSVP by Thursday, January 8, to Walter Kalmans


In celebration of Benjamin Franklin's birthday on January 17th, join the Penn Club of Boston for a walking tour of Boston (his birthplace!), to learn about his life, and visit the sites of his homes and haunts in Colonial Boston.

The tour begins at 2pm. The starting location for the tour is the Irish Famine Monument at the corner of Washington and School streets, Boston. After the tour, we will be stopping somewhere for a sweet treat to cap off the celebration! Admission price includes one sweet treat.

Members: $15

Non-members: $25

Date: Saturday, January 17, 2015

Time: 2pm

Meeting Location: Irish Famine Monument at the corner of Washington and School streets, Boston, MA 02108

Please e-mail Kristin at with any questions about the event. We look forward to celebrating with you


On January 15th, The Penn Club of Delhi welcomes all Penn alumni and students to a reception with Dr Steven Fluharty, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, hosted by Anand Ahuja, C'07.  Dean Fluharty, along with senior Penn officials, will define Penn's strategic plan for India and look forward to meeting the Delhi Penn community.  For further details please email We will also celebrate the Birthday of Ben Franklin!

Ft. Lauderdale - TBD


Raise a toast with fellow alums to celebrate the 309th birthday of Penn’s founder. Ben Franklin! The Penn Club of Houston will be celebrating on Thursday, January 15th at his namesake location: Benjy’s at 5922 Washington Avenue. To register and for additional information, visit:

Long Island - details to come

Metro NJ

The Penn Club of Metro NJ kicks off the New Year by celebrating Ben's 309th Birthday on Wednesday January 14 at 7:30 pm in Short Hills with an Open Board Meeting and cake and party games.  On Friday, January 23 at 7:00 pm, we will be hosting our ever-popular and always sold-old dinner and wine tasting event.


Come join us for the 1/10/15 Penn Vs. Princeton Basketball game where we will also celebrate Ben Franklin’s Birthday! Saturday, January 10 - 3:30 pm (tip-off is at 4:00 pm) at the home of Tina and Bob Fockler: 84 E. Chickasaw Parkway -Kids welcome! RSVP to


This event is open to all Penn alumni.
Free appetizers, Cash Bar, Drink Specials
6:00 - 8:00 pm
MIAMI, FL 33130

Easy parking at Publix garage in Mary Brickell Village on corner of SW 1st Avenue on 12th Street.

Northeastern Pennsylvania

Please join us for a Ben Franklin Bountiful Buffet Birthday Bash. Ben’s Bash will be held on Sunday, January 18th, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Wilkes-Barre - East Mountain.
The Holiday Inn is located just off Exit 170-A of I-81 and their address is 600 Wildflower Drive, Wilkes Barre, PA, 18702. If needed, their phone is (570) 822-1011.
Attire for the day is casual, and the bash should conclude by 2:00 p.m. Buffet will be served (cash bar). The price for the event is $30 per person. If you like to avoid the rush please include your dues of $15 for 2014.
Please RSVP no later than Friday, January 9th by calling Dawn at 570.208.3130, ext. 152 or by e-mailing her at Please mail your check, payable to “Penn Club of NEPA” to Brent Snowdon at 20 Wedgewood Way, Dallas, PA 18612.

Northern California

Kick off 2015 by joining us at Ben's Bash, our popular annual celebration in honor of Penn's founder, Ben Franklin!  Also coming up are Speaker events, Happy Hours, PennSF Dodgeball Team, Hiking and activities with our Ivy League friends, so check out our website for dates and details.  Better yet, register with our Club and our event invitations will arrive in your email!

PennNYC - more details to come on our colonial costume party!


Join the Penn Alumni Club of Philadelphia for a special birthday brunch celebration for University of Pennsylvania Founder Benjamin Franklin at the Liberty View Ballroom. Ben Franklin himself will join our group for photos, questions, and an interactive brunch by Brûlée Catering by Chef Jean-Marie Lacroix. The Liberty View Ballroom is located on the mezzanine level of the Independence Visitor Center in the heart of America's most Historic Square with spectacular views of Independence Hall and The Liberty Bell Center. Our buffet menu includes: Scrambled Eggs, Home-style Hashbrowns, Poblano Peppers, Assorted Mini Pastries with Butter and Fresh Preserves, Fresh Fruit, Assorted Individual Yogurts and Granola, Cereals, Bagels, and Accompaniments. Beverages include Assorted Juices, Coffee, Tea, and Bottled Water. Following brunch, our group will be escorted to see Dr. Franklin's grave. This is a great chance to mingle with Penn Alumni in Philadelphia while interacting with Penn's Founder, Ben Franklin! Alumni around the world will be celebrating Ben Franklin's birthday. Date: Sunday, January 11, 2015 Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Location: Liberty View Ballroom, 599 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 Cost: Check back soon! RSVP: Check back soon to RSVP! 


The Penn Club of Portland's annual celebration of Ben Franklin’s Birthday Bash

Join other Penn alums and friends, Thursday, January 15th, in celebrating Ben’s 308th birthday at:

Bridgeport Brew Pub

1313 NW Marshall Street

Portland (in the Pearl)


Thursday, January 15, 5:30pm to 7:00pm (or until the last person leaves)

Look for friends, smiling faces and/or small Penn flag.  

San Antonio

The Penn Alumni Club of San Antonio will once again celebrate our founder’s birthday with a Ben’s Birthday Bash on Saturday, January 17, at Youz Guyz Philly Cheesesteak restaurant on Pat Booker Road in Universal City, close to the main gate of Randolph Air Force Base.  Those of you who have been there know that this is THE temple of Philadelphia spirit and South Philly cuisine in South Texas.  Look for times and more details in your PENNSANANTONIO Listserv e-mail or on our Facebook page.  Elaine Ayala will be glad to know of your plans to attend.  E-mail her at

San Diego

Please join the Penn Club San Diego for the Celebration of Benjamin Franklin's Birthday! January 17, 2015 7p.m. to 10p.m. Green Dragon Tavern and Museum (6115 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92011) Join fellow San Diego alumni for dinner and a private tour of the Green Dragon Tavern Museum. This newly opened historical replica of the famous Green Dragon Tavern features Ben Franklin historical memorabilia and a colonial themed menu! Let's Toast Ben at one of his old favorite haunts, that happens to now have appeared in Carlsbad!


Join us for our second annual Bowling for Ben event at The Garage on Capitol Hill in mid-January to celebrate Ben Franklin’s birthday.  Visit our web site at to buy tickets, to learn about other events, and to become a dues-paying member.  Please join our listserv and Facebook and LinkedIn groups to stay up-to-date.  Hope to see you at a Penn Club event soon!


You are cordially invited to attend the Celebration of Benjamin Franklin's 308th Birthday, sponsored by the Penn Alumni Club of Tulsa.  He was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 17, 1706, and was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America and Founder of the University of Pennsylvania.

Thursday, January 29, 2015
Reception 5:30 PM
Learning Center, Room 145, Schusterman OU-Tulsa Campus

For more details about the event please download the attached pdf.

Westchester & Rockland Counties

Ben's Birthday Bash featuring the Velcrows: a rock'n' roll band that includes three Penn Alumni, food and drinks will be served, including a birthday cake for Ben!

More details to come