Below are some Philadelphia area groups or activities that you may find interesting, and may assist in increasing your social network. Other excellent places to expand your social network may be through classes (art, exercise, pottery, or language, for example), talks at the Free Library of Philadelphia, tours at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, or volunteering with a cause that is close to your heart.
Billy Penn: This webpage has a list of organizations, organized by cause, of places to volunteer.
Butcher’s Sew Shop: sewing classes
Free Library of Philadelphia: The library hosts a wide range of activities, such as music performances, author events, technology classes, meditation and yoga classes.
International House Philadelphia: Offers language classes, along with weekly free English and foreign language conversation table to practice your skills
Loop: Knitting and crocheting classes
MeetUp Philadelphia: There is probably a group for almost every interest here.