August 2014

Capitolo and Columbus Square and Gold Star Park and Newsletter05 Aug 2014 12:27 pm

Music in the Park at Gold Star Park
On August 13 at 7 pm, the final “Music in the Park” of summer 2014 will feature the jazz, R&B, and funk sounds of The Madison Project.  For more information on Gold Star summer events, visit the Gold Star Park Facebook page.

Gold Star Park Kids @ Play
On Saturday, August 16, from 9:30 am – 11 am, Gold Star Park will once again host “Kids @ Play,” a playgroup offered on the third Saturday of every month through September, in conjunction with the Friends of Kirkbride, South Philly Food Co-op, and Friends of Gold Star Park. Toys, a group activity, and healthy snacks are provided.

Capitolo Playground Advisory Council
The next Capitolo Advisory Council Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 10 at 7 pm – all are welcome!  Meetings are usually held on the first Wednesday of every month. For upcoming summer events at Capitolo, visit the Capitolo Playground Facebook page.

Columbus Square Fundraiser
Save the date! The Columbus Square Park Fundraising Committee is planning a rooftop fundraising event at Wharton Lofts on Friday, September 12 from 6 pm – 8 pm. Food and drink donations are being solicited from local businesses. Learn how you can get engaged! Plan to attend this fun event to see the park’s renovation plans and hear the latest on fundraising progress.  To purchase tickets contact Suggested donation: $25.

Education and Newsletter05 Aug 2014 12:26 pm

Please join us in collecting supplies for our neighborhood schools from August 23 through September 6! Drop off any supply donations at Acme (1400 E. Passyunk Avenue) or the firehouse (1357 S. 12th Street).

Copy paper is especially needed, along with other suggested items:

  • book bags
  • #2 pencils
  • pencil sharpeners
  • erasers
  • pens
  • crayons
  • glue sticks
  • boxes of tissues
  • broad-tip markers
  • scissors
  • pencil cases
  • spiral-bound or marble notebooks
  • pocket folders
  • hand sanitizers/disinfecting wipes
  • rulers
  • calculators
  • construction paper
  • colored paper
  • paper towels
  • Band-Aids

Thanks in advance!

Beautification and Newsletter05 Aug 2014 12:24 pm

Pruning Club
Join us for the next meet up with the PSCA pruning club! Sunday August 17 at 10 am, meet at Passyunk Gardens.  We’ll be working with certified arborist Joe Schiavo on one of the blocks in our neighborhood. Our last session was a great success and we learned a lot of great tips! (Check out some photos on Facebook here)!  And save the date for our fall sessions: 9/21 and 10/5!

Tree Tenders
We encourage all tree enthusiasts to also consider taking the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Advanced Tree Tenders program as well. The series will feature eight 2-hour classes, each focused on a specific topic, on one Wednesday evening per month from September through April. Students can attend live sessions in Center City Philadelphia, view real-time webcasts of the classes, or if that timing does not work out, see the archived versions at a later time. Tuition for the entire 8-part series is $50 and includes class materials. Register at

Passyunk Gardens is still going strong!  Open hours are Thursday 10-12 and Sundays 4-6. Come by at Wharton & Passyunk and see what’s growing!

For more information on tree events, ongoing work at Passyunk Gardens, or other projects to beautify the neighborhood, email us at, or visit our web page.

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