Young Friends of the Rosenbach: A Very Merry Marianne Moore Holiday Party

Date / Time

  • December 4, 2022
    4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, United States

  • Admission is $30. 50% off for Rosenbach members, free for the Delancey Society. Not a member? Learn more.
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  • This event is 21+ only. 



‘Tis the season! Don your best cigarette pants, jauntiest pillbox hat, and lucky penny loafers as we raise our martini glasses to poet Marianne Moore in our mid-century holiday soirée.

Moore’s preserved Greenwich Village apartment, along with the entire collection of her papers, is housed within the Rosenbach Museum and Library. An incredibly complex, and often surprising character, Moore counted the likes of Langston Hughes and Muhammed Ali among her friends. We’ll explore Moore’s life and work in the 1960s, with an exclusive show-and-tell of our holdings. In the spirit of the season, join the White Elephant book exchange! Bring any book that you’d like to share (new or used!) wrapped up for another guest to choose and you’ll go home with your own book in return. Kick off your holiday season with a new-to-you read selected by one of the Young Friends.  Arrive in your mid-century best for an evening of holiday cheer, poetry, and maybe an appearance by Marianne herself!

About the Young Friends

The Young Friends of The Rosenbach is a social group of young professionals between the ages of 21 and 45 who share a common appreciation for the art of the written word, history, and the culture of Philadelphia. Through a variety of social and educational events, the Young Friends make literature, art, and history fun and relevant in today’s world. This audience group cares deeply about investing in the future of their community, and is eager to support its non-profits and businesses.