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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.

Our monthly zoning meeting on Tuesday, October 13, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Saint Maron’s Maronite Church, 1013 Ellsworth St., will have 4 cases:

1. 1200 Peters St & 1201 Ellsworth – Application to remove fence, legalize roof deck and create parking space

2. 910 Annin St – Application to demolish existing 1 story rear addition and build new addition for single family home

3. 1344-48 Ellsworth – Application for 6 family living

4. 1127 S. 11th St – application for sign for business

EPX has partnered with PHS to show “Bag it” at the pop up: Thursday, October 8, 7:00 PM. Bag It The Movie: Is Your Life Too Plastic? PHS has partnered with Clean Water Action to bring you Bag It, a 45-minute educational documentary that focuses on the politics of bags, single-use disposables, waste and recycling and the health of our oceans. Come enjoy a beer while learning how reducing these single-use items helps to clean up our neighborhoods and waterways and reduce the volume of trash being sent to our landfills.

Tree planting and Love Your Park are on the same day again this year – Novermber 12. The PSCA Tree Planting will start at 8:45 at Capitolo Playground and run until about 1. We’ll have about 12 trees to plant. Bella Vista is hosting a Yard Tree Giveaway/Unusual Trash Disposal event on October 10th, 10-1 at Palumbo. Their yard tree event is the same format as the one we did in the Spring and neighbors from our area are welcome to register for a tree. Tree Philly is also doing giveaways around the city over the next few months. More details on the Bella Vista event can be found here: http://bella-vista-neighbors-association.ticketleap.com/bvna-yard-tree-giveaway/.

The deadline for our next neighborhood street tree planting is November 23. If you know neighbor who’d like a tree or want to suggest a block for volunteers to canvas, please contact beautification@passyunk.org.

Garden season is winding down. Next work day in this Saturday from 11-1. Last Sunday 4-6 open day will be 10/26. We’ll be participating in EPA’s WitchCRAFT Brewtour again this year – Wednesday Oct 21 5:30-7:30. We’ll have a final harvest of sweet potatoes, potatoes, sunchokes sometime later in October/early November, then shut down the garden for the winter. Wrap up meeting sometime in early November.

Learn more about Passyunk Gardens.

The next South Philly Language Exchange OpenTable will be on October 22 at Plaza Garibaldi located at 935 Washington Ave. All Open Tables begin at 7pm! We hope to see you there.

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 OpenTable 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!

The PSCA’s favorite pocket park, Gold Star Park, is raising funds for a big remodel.  They have a great night planned on October 8th with a party at the park (on Wharton St between 6th and 7th). There will be drinks, food, music, games for the kids and a silent auction with gift certificates to area restaurants and other goodies. Join us at this great event to support PSCA parks! Buy tickets here. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/make-it-shine-gold-star-park-fundraising-event-tickets-18541480066

Make it Shine Web

Saturday, October 10 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm @ 1523 S 8th St (Termini Brother’s parking lot)

Make this year’s fall cleaning the greatest of them all by bringing your old electronics, household hazardous waste and sensitive documents for safe, responsible disposal all in one place!

This first-ever event brings together an electronics and household hazardous waste collection with a secure document shredding. Shredding will take place from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.

We will be collecting the following items to keep them from heading to the landfill:

  • Laptops, radios, computers, cell phones, keyboards, printers. Paint/paint materials, household cleaning products, automotive products, flammable materials, fluorescent light tubes, household batteries.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept appliances, microwaves, vacuums, tube TVs or tube monitors or unmarked household hazardous materials.

Donations to fund more cleaning and greening events appreciated!

Please email trash@passyunk.org with questions.

Click here to read the complete list of items accepted at the Great Fall Clean Out.

Our next general meeting is on October 6 at 6:30 pm at the South Philadelphia Older Adult Center (SPOAC) at 1430 E. Passyunk Ave. SPOAC will serve as our new home for all of our general meetings, which occurs on the first Tuesday of every month, except July and August when there are no general meetings.

On a first come first serve basis we will have 5 recycle bins for giveaway! Also, the committee will be on hand for you to purchase your Home Tour tickets. Oct. 17 for only $20.The guest speaker for October’s general meeting is

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