Please register by July 11th to Reserve Housing (Hospitality Stays)
Hospitality: The Sessions Planning Group organized "Radical Hospitality" among Philadelphia Friends who can host one or two or more at their own homes this coming summer. Please note these spaces are very limited and we cannot guarantee space in someone's home. There is a small fee to stay in someone's home so that we may offset their costs by providing them with free meals during sessions.
Dorm Rooms at Temple University-We're sorry but dorm housing registration is now closed. Please choose a hospitality stay, or one of the options you can arrange on your own. Sessions attendees will stay together in the same dorm, Residence Hall 1940 in the heart of Temple's campus. The dorm is located right on on Liacouris Walk, a pleasant walkway with shady areas to relax, a casual pizza restaurant, coffee shop, cafes and a convenience store. The dorm is close to public transportation and the dining hall on the Temple Campus. A shuttle bus will make traveling easier from the Temple Campus to Central Philadelphia.
The Family Neighborhhood where families with children will be housed together in one hallway with a central lounge.
A limited number of hotel rooms are available at a discounted rate of $129 per night, at the Holiday Inn Express, across the street from Arch Street Meeting House. To make a reservation call 1 800-THE BELL and identify yourself as part of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting group. You must reserve at the Holiday Inn by June 20.
Lodging at Pendle Hill's beautiful campus, just a short distance from Philadelphia, is also available - Please call Pendle Hill before June 20th to reserve:
- $70 per night per person for a private room
- $50 per night per person for a shared room
- Breakfast included
- Easy access to local mass transit (SEPTA) and the Philadelphia International Airport
- Homemade meals, arboretum, walking pathes, bookstore, art studio, close to local attractions
For more information about staying at Pendle Hill, visit their website www.pendlehill.org/bandb
or call 610.566.4507, ext. 3 or 800.742-3150, ext. 3.
Philadelphia Hotels and Hostels: (These may be good options if registering after June 20th, but keep in mind that tourism is high in the summer months so reserving early is always a good idea!)
For a list of additional housing options in Philadelphia, please visit http://www.pym.org/hospitality-and-housing-annual-sessions-2012
There will be no breakfast served at Arch Street, so please plan accordingly.
Breakfast will be offered in host homes for those participating in "Radical Hospitality".
For those staying in Temple Dorms, breakfast is available ala carte in their dining hall, which is just a one block walk from the dorm. You do not need to reserve breakfast at Temple but simply pay as you go.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday Lunch will be served at Arch Street Meeting House between the Meetings for Business. Lunch is not included with other admission items, so please be sure to sign up during regsitration! Lunches at Arch Street are $6. There are also many options nearby, and information will be available on-site.
Feel free to picnic on the Arch Street Grounds but please know that refrigeration is not available!
Dinner is served at Arch Street on Wednesday evening, please be sure to sign up when you register as this is not automatically included.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings dinner will be on your own with some "community" dinners according to the program schedule.
A list of community dinner options and sign up sheets, as well as a list of local restaurants and their price ranges, will be available on-site during Annual Sessions.
Water will be provided at all times at Arch Street Meeting House. Please bring a refillable water bottle with you!