June General Meeting – This Tuesday!
Please join us at our only General Meeting for the summer, this Tuesday, June 2 at 6:30 at Annunciation Church Hall (10th and Dickinson, side entrance on Dickinson). Speakers will include the Bicycle Coalition and the Mayor’s Office of Transportation to speak about the new Bike Share programs. Food will be provided by Antonio’s Deli, as we welcome them to the neighborhood at 1014 Federal Street (taking over the space formerly occupied by Chickie’s Italian Deli). There will be no General Meeting in July or August, but we still have many summer events and activities planned – so read on and stay tuned! See you around the neighborhood!
Parking – PSCA wants your input!
One of the primary concerns raised at every Passyunk Square Civic Association meeting is residential parking. Among the issues frequently raised are parking on sidewalks and in crosswalks, handicapped spots for residents that are no longer needed, and residential development that increases density without adding parking.
At PSCA, we take those concerns seriously, and to help us engage decision makers around the City we need your help!
You can help this effort by completing a short survey by June 15, 2015. Feel free to forward to your friends and neighbors as well – the more responses we receive the better! To submit your responses, either
(a) click here to access the survey online
(b) attend our next general meeting (June 2) or zoning meeting (June 9) and fill out a hard copy form.
Save the Date…
Save the Date! PSCA Hosts Jazzyunk: A Night of Food, Friends and Music at Francoluigi’s on June 17. More details to come on social media and at the general meeting!
Stop by the PSCA’s table and say hello, get information from city agencies and community service organizations, and enjoy music, games, prizes, and refreshments with your neighbors! Click the flyer at left for details on this fun afternoon! We hope to see you there.
“Don’t Trash on Me” sidewalk art event with Keep Philadelphia Beautiful and Fleisher’s ColorWheels – June 10, 4-6, Capitolo Playground
Help promote litter prevention! Through a generous grant from Keep Philadelphia Beautiful we’ll be working with some local after school programs and Fleisher Art Memorial’s ColorWheels program to create sidewalk art encouraging passers by to use the Big Belly trash and recycling receptacles near Pat’s and Geno’s. Lil’ Pop Shop will be on hand with some free popsicles during the event and the artwork will stay on display into the summer. If you’re not already part of a nearby after school program and you’d like to bring your child to participate, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Passeggiata and Inside Out
East Passyunk Business Improvement District is promoting Wednesday evenings as the night for “Passeggiata” – an Italian evening summer stroll on East Passyunk Avenue with discounts and special offers. It’s perfect opportunity to visit all the outdoor reproductions of works from the Philadelphia Museum of Art that are up in our neighborhood! Download a map of the Inside Out sites on our website and take a stroll around the neighborhood! On Wednesday June 3, PSCA and East Passyunk Crossing Civic will be out at the Fountain with maps to give out as well – so stop by and say hello!
Language Outreach Events
South Philly Language Exchange Program
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? 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! Upcoming Language Exchanges are planned at the following restaurants:
- Mole Poblano (1144 S 9th) on June 18
- Taquitos de Puebla (1149 S 9th) on July 23
All begin at 7pm!
The next session of ESL classes will begin in the fall, with classes to be held at the Columbus Square Recreation Center. Details are still being worked out. If interested, please call Chris DiCapua at (267) 467-4307 for more information.
- 737 Earp St – Informational presentation on single family home
- 1225 Annin – Presentation of revised plans
The following cases are scheduled for the May 12 zoning committee meeting. Please note that this list has changed from what appeared in the May newsletter.
- 1182 S. 11th – representing additional evidence after April opposition vote
- 1247 S 7th – representing additional evidence after April opposition
- (possibly) 1535 S 10th – Take out license
The Zoning Committee will meet on Tuesday, May 12 at 7 pm at Annunciation BVM Church Hall (10th & Dickinson). Email email@example.com with any questions regarding the Zoning Committee or visit passyunksquare.org/zoning.