June 2014


Event and Newsletter03 Jun 2014 09:21 am

The Passyunk Square Civic Association has partnered with Mark Phillips of Americorps VISTA and the Mexican Consulate to offer regular language exchange sessions at rotating local Mexican restaurants. The goal of this program is to bring together populations that might not otherwise have contact, for networking, friendship, and community building. This is a low pressure, loosely organized program in which participants can meet neighbors and learn a new language while enjoying a discounted menu at local restaurants. English speakers with at least a little basic Spanish are needed, although those with no Spanish speaking ability at all are completely welcome also. Stay tuned to the PSCA’s Facebook page for the next Language Exchange date and location!

-Chris DiCapua, Parks Liaison and Outreach

Columbus Square and Education and Newsletter03 Jun 2014 09:20 am

Tuesdays & Thursdays at Columbus Square Rec Center (12th and Wharton)

The third session of ESL classes began at Columbus Square last week. Level 1 (beginners with a little bit of English) meets on Tuesdays for five weeks, beginning on May 27. Level 0 (beginners with no English) meets on Thursdays for five weeks, starting May 29. Classes are held in the Columbus Square Recreation Center (12th and Wharton) from 6:30 pm – 8 pm. The cost for five weeks of classes, including materials, is just $20. Free supervised childcare is offered. Stay tuned for future class offerings.

-Chris DiCapua, Parks Liaison and Outreach

Beautification and Newsletter03 Jun 2014 09:19 am

Harry O’s Passyunk Gardens (Passyunk and Wharton)

The garden is in bloom! Stop by and see what’s growing, take a few herbs or a bit of whatever is abundant, and meet some neighbors. Open hours are Sundays from 4 pm to 6 pm until the end of October, and Thursdays from 10 am to noon through the end of August. Hours are subject to change and will be posted on the garden’s Facebook page. Garden workdays are the first Saturday of each month, from 11 am to 1 pm.

-Sarah Anton and Andrew Emma, Beautification Co-Chairs

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