Event01 Apr 2011 03:00 am

In This Issue:
Citywide Spring Cleaning is TOMORROW, April 2
Don’t Miss the PSCA General Meeting!
Your Big Chance to Meet 1st District Council Candidates
We Need Your Help for Tree Planting on April 16
Get your tickets for Flavors of the Ave on April 30
…and more!

But first, some very special thanks…

PSCA would like to thank Lisa Budnick of 10th St. Laundromat for helping us to raise $178 through donations at their recent art show. Neighbors like Lisa help PSCA carry out the programs and projects you care about.

We’d also like to thank departing board members Mike LoGreco, who led our communications team as he heads back to his native Pittsburgh, and secretary Dayna Lankford for their tremendous contributions to the civic association!
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The annual 2011 Philly Spring Cleanup! takes place tomorrow, April 2. This year, PSCA is participating by marking our street drains to prevent illegal dumping.  Drain markers remind would-be litterers and dumpers that that street sewers drain to the river and are not appropriate places for disposing of waste. Please help keep our streets and our rivers clean and safe. We have plentiful drain marking supplies, but we need volunteers to come and help get this task done!  If you’re interested in spending a few hours with your neighbors cleaning up our neighborhood, then get involved and volunteer!

Date: Saturday, April 2, 2011
Time: 10:00am
Where: Capitolo Playground

If you can’t be part of the drain marking crew, please participate in the Spring Cleanup by sweeping the sidewalk and curb on your block. If you have any questions or could use an extra trashbag or two, email trash@passyunk.org.
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The PSCA monthly general meeting will take place at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, April 5 at the South Philadelphia Older Adult Center (northwest corner of E. Passyunk Ave and Dickinson St.). Representatives from the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability will be on hand to provide updates about the Greenworks Philadelphia and let us know how PSCA can engage in the work they are doing.

Meet your neighbors and get the latest news from the neighborhood and the civic association. We’ll have updates about our beautification efforts, upcoming cases for the zoning committee and details about future events.
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The retirement of City Councilman Frank DiCicco means that for the first time in two decades this year’s election for the First District Council is a wide open affair. With the Primary Election just seven weeks away, it’s time to get to know the candidates seeking election to this position. On April 14 at Neumann-Goretti High School, PSCA – in a partnership with East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association, Lower Moyamensing Civic Association and the Columbus Square Advisory Council – is sponsoring a Candidates’ Forum. From 6:30 to 8:30 pm all candidates for 1st District will take questions that will focus on this neighborhood’s issues and how they plan to address those issues.

What: 1st District Council Candidates’ Forum
When: Thursday, April 14 at 6:30pm
Where: Neumann-Goretti High School (10th and Moore, access parking from 11th)

In an election that is unlikely to get much media attention, events like this are your best chance to get to know the candidates so you can make an informed decision on May 17th.
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The spring tree planting will take place on Saturday, April 16. Through this effort, PSCA will be adding up to 40 new trees to various locations throughout the neighborhood. We need volunteers to help plant the new trees and prune many of the existing trees. Details to follow at the monthly PSCA meeting on April 5 and in a future email but please save the morning and early afternoon of April 16.
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The downside to having so many great bars and restaurants on East Passyunk Avenue is that you can usually only sample one at a time. On Saturday, April 30, try ’em all! There are a limited number of tickets available and they’re going fast so get yours now!

What: Flavors of the Avenue
When: Saturday, April 30, noon-5pm
Where: East Passyunk Avenue, between Dickinson and Morris

East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District invites you to enjoy a true taste of East Passyunk Avenue from its award-winning restaurants, all offering samples of their signature dishes and drinks under the cover of a big top tent, making the event rain or shine!  Outside of the Flavors tent, enjoy a free street festival with live music and a craft market hosted by Crafty Balboa at the Fountain.

This year’s participating restaurants are: Birra, Cantina Los Caballitos, Chhaya, Chiarella’s, El Zarape, Fond, Fuel, Green Eggs Cafe, Izumi, Le Virtu, Lucky 13, Mamma Maria, Mondial Cafe, Paradiso, Plenty, Ray’s Happy Birthday Bar, Salt and Pepper, Stateside,Stogie Joe’s and Tre Scalini

Noon-1pm: VIP Hour – $50* ticket includes specialty cocktails and first tastes of premium menu items with limited attendance

1-5pm: General Admission – $30* ticket includes wine and beer

*All tickets purchased before April 25 are $5 off!  Tickets will be limited and on-line ordering ends at midnight on April 27 or when the event sells out.

After Flavors, East Passyunk Avenue’s boutiques and salons will be holding a Flavors Fashion Crawl, complete with trunk shows, sales, demonstrations, refreshments and other special events and The Bottle Shop will host a Beer Tasting block party between Moore & Mifflin Streets.  Both events are from 5-8pm and are free!

For more info and to purchase your tickets, go to: www.visiteastpassyunk.com/flavors.htm.

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Monthly and Upcoming Events

April 4: Gold Star Park renovation work begins. Details available here.

April 9: Town Watch meets at 11am at the corner of 11th & Wharton. Second Saturday every month – same time, same location.

April 12: Passyunk Square Civic Association Zoning Committee meets at 7pm at the South Philadelphia Older Adult Center (E. Passyunk and Dickinson). Please attend to give input for developments happening in your neighborhood. Second Tuesday every month – same time, same location.

April 29: Literacy gala at Jackson (early evening)

May 6: Family bowling night at PEP

May 7: Annual (Not Just A) Plant Sale

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