October 2014

Education and Newsletter and Volunteers06 Oct 2014 06:19 pm

Community Day Part 2 at Jackson School

Community Day on September 13 was a big success, thanks to many dedicated volunteers and sponsors! Mayor Nutter and Councilman Squilla were on hand for the new playground’s ribbon cutting with Principal Kaplan. However, due to some unfortunately timed rain, some of the outdoor projects still need a bit more work. On October 25 we will return to Andrew Jackson School (1213 S. 12th St.) to finish what we started! Email education@passyunk.org if you are able to help out this time.

Newsletter06 Oct 2014 06:18 pm

South Philly Language Exchange Program

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? October’s Language Exchange is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, October 23, at 7 pm. Location will be posted soon on the PSCA Facebook page, so stay tuned! This event is open to everyone and is informal and fun. If you come, you can order food or not, and you will be welcomed!

Beautification and Newsletter and Trees and Volunteers06 Oct 2014 06:18 pm

Tree Giveaway

The Tree Philly Yard Tree Giveaway is October 19 from 12 pm to 2 pm at Columbus Square Park! Pre-registration is recommended – email beautification@passyunk.org for more information!

Tree Planting – Volunteers Needed
Mark your calendar for the morning ofSaturday, November 15 to help us plant 25 trees! Email beautification@passyunk.org for details or to sign up.

Passyunk Gardens at Wharton & Passyunk will maintain open hours through the month of October! Open hours are Thursday mornings (check the Passyunk Gardens’ Facebook page for times) and Sundays afternoons from 4 pm to 6 pm.

Soak It Up! Adoption Program
PSCA is working with the Philadelphia Water Department this year to ensure that stormwater management installations in our neighborhood – the planters and rain garden at Columbus Square Park, the planter outside the South Philadelphia Older Adult Center, the tree trench on 12th Street between Dickinson and Tasker, and the tree trench on 10th Street between Wilder and Reed – are as beautiful as they are effective in keeping our water clean. We’re looking for volunteers to help us monitor these sites. If you are interested in helping out, please email beautification@passyunk.org for more information. You can also read more about PWD’s innovative Green Cities, Clean Waters initiative at their website.

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

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