Event13 Apr 2011 03:05 pm

Candidates Night
Passyunk Square Civic Association, along with Columbus Square Advisory Council, East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association, Lower Moyamensing Civic Association and South Broad Street Neighborhood Association is hosting a moderated panel discussion for City Council candidates for the 1st District:

Vern Anastasio (D)
Joe Grace (D)
Jeff Hornstein (D)
Mark Squilla (D)

Come hear the candidates discuss their positions on topics important to our community, such as litter, zoning, education, and greening.

Thursday, April 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Neumann-Goretti (11th & Moore entrance)

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Spring Tree Planting
For the past few years a dedicated band of your fellow neighbors has been helping to make Passyunk Square a greener, cleaner place. Now we need your help to continue that good work at our semi-annual Tree Planting on Saturday. We have 33 trees to get in the ground, and can use as much help as we can get to put them in the ground the right way. We’re also looking for people to maintain some of the other 600+ trees we’ve planted over the past 7 years.

We’ll be meeting at Capitolo Playground at 9th and Federal at 8:45am to get everything started!
After a quick orientation on the proper way to plant the tree we will split up into groups to head out and plant. This year, volunteers from City Year – middle and high schoolers – will stick around Capitolo and help us take care of the trees we’ve planted in the past. We’ll also be mulching every tree we plant, as well as some other trees that need it, so there will certainly be plenty for everyone to do.

The planting part of the day should last until about 12 or 1 at the latest and afterwards we’ll head over to Devil’s Den to plant ourselves on several of their barstools for drink and food specials as a reward for all the hard work.

We could also use a few people to help us unload and sort the trees on Friday evening, at 5pm, so if you can’t make the planting but are free Friday at that time, contact Andrew Emma, our Beautification Chair at beautification@passyunk.org.

More information, including how you can sign up to get a tree in front of your house during our Fall planting (deadline to apply: May 1) is available at passyunk.org.

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Annual Plant Sale
Spring has finally arrived in Philadelphia! That means it is time once again for one of our biggest fund raising events of the year: the Passyunk Square Civic Association Annual Plant Sale. We are pleased to announce this year our Plant Sale will be a partnership with Urban Jungle. As always there will be a great selection of your favorite hanging plants, flowers for window boxes, herbs, vegetable plants and more! Come check out the plants and of course see your neighbors!

PSCA Annual Plant Sale Co-Hosted by Urban Jungle
Saturday, May 7 10AM – 2PM
1526 East Passyunk Avenue

Also, this is the last call for PSCA hoodies and t-shirts!  If you never got around to buying a PSCA Hoodie or Tee Shirt now is the time! One last order will be placed for these items on Thursday, April 21. All items will be available for pick up at the Plant Sale on May 7.

Visit our Google store to place your order.

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Other Monthly and Upcoming Events

April 16: LOVE Your Park in Gold Star Park

April 29: Literacy gala at Jackson (early evening)

April 30: Flavors of the Avenue

May 3: PSCA General Meeting

May 7: Annual (Not Just A) Plant Sale

May 10: 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.

May 14: Town Watch meets at 11am at the corner of 11th & Wharton. Second Saturday every month – same time, same location.
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(edited to remove Bowling Night event)

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