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The next South Philly Language Exchange will be on Thursday, May 26, at Los Taquitos de Puebla (1149 S. 9th St). All South Philly Language Exchanges begin at 7:00 pm!
Do you want to learn some Spanish? Would you like to meet Spanish-speaking neighbors and help them to learn English, while supporting a local Mexican restaurant and building community in Passyunk Square? The South Philly Language Exchange is a monthly event that brings together English and Spanish speakers over dinner at local restaurants. This event is open to everyone and is informal and fun. If you come, you can order food or not, and you will be made to feel welcome!

Interested in learning more about the neighborhood’s green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) and how you can help keep the installations eye-catching and effective at maintaining clean water?

PSCA continues its partnership with the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) through a team of GSI Ambassadors, who are trained on how the stormwater management installations function and how to identify issues and report problems –  tasks which can be completed onsite while you walk your dog or take the stroller around the neighborhood!

Learn more about the benefits of green stormwater infrastructure and the team of GSI Ambassadors by joining us for a drink at Devils Den (1148 S. 11th St.) on Wednesday, March 18, at 6:30 pm or by emailing

You can read more about PWD’s innovative Green Cities, Clean Waters initiative at their website.

Celebrate the opening of the garden! We’ll be gathering for a pot luck on Sunday, May 15, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Bring your favorite spring dish and we’ll fire up the grill for some additional treats. Check out all we have planted and find out how to get involved this season. The garden will be open every Sunday 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm weather permitting starting Sunday, May 8. Join us!

La Hoja Informativa más reciente de la PSCA ahora está disponible en español. Haz clic aquí. The most recent PSCA Newsletter is now available in Spanish. Click here.


Congratulations to this month’s Stoop of the Month winner! Window boxes are a terrific addition to the front of any home and give you some space to get creative with plants. The lovely spring plantings here look great. The well maintained plant in a single pot by the side of the stoop is truly welcoming. We love the unique door knocker too! We’ll be sending this homeowner a $10 gift certificate to Urban Jungle and a Stoop of the Month sign to display.

Do you know of a stoop that should be recognized as Stoop of the Month? Send us your nominations for June by May 27th!

To apply fill out this google form ( or send the following to

-1-2 digital color photos

-property address

-brief 1-2 sentence description of what makes this stoop special

-your name (the nominator)

-property owner’s name (if different from nominator)

Our next monthly General Meeting is Tuesday, May 3, at 6:30 pm at the South Philadelphia Older Adult Center (SPOAC) at 1430 E. Passyunk Ave. SPOAC is the home for all of our general meetings, which occur on the first Tuesday of every month, except July and August when there are no general meetings.

The PSCA Board of Directors election will take place at our general meeting. Beginning at 6:30 pm, Passyunk Square residents can meet and vote who they would like to be on the Passyunk Square Board of Directors. The polls close at 8:00 pm. Here are the candidates:

Henry Sullivan
Andrew Emma
Nicholas Ventrola
Andrew Stober
Ilene Wilder

La Hoja Informativa más reciente de la PSCA ahora está disponible en español. Haz clic aquí. The most recent PSCA Newsletter is now available in Spanish. Click here.

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