July 2015

Event and Home Tour and Newsletter09 Jul 2015 03:45 pm

This year’s Passyunk Square Civic Association Home Tour will take place on Saturday, October 17! We are currently seeking homes to be shown on the tour.

The annual Home Tour is one of PSCA’s main fundraising events each year, bringing visitors from all around the city to our neighborhood. Homes of all sizes and styles are welcome! Have you recently renovated? Does your home have unique historical appeal? Are you always receiving compliments on your decorating style? Do you have a great garden? Please contact hometour@passyunk.org for more information or to volunteer your home for the tour.

Gold Star Park and Newsletter09 Jul 2015 03:15 pm

Gold Star Park has a busy calendar for the rest of the summer and into the fall! Keep up with Gold Star Park on Facebook and check out these upcoming events:

  • Saturday July 11, 10am-12pm – Kids at Play – with Zoom Dance (story telling dance)
  • Thursday July 16, 7pm-9pm – Concert Series – with Emmett Drueding Americana/folk/rock (rain date July 23)
  • Saturday August 8, 10am-12pm – Kids at Play – activity TBD
  • Thursday August 20, 7pm-9pm – Concert Series – with Acton Bell folk/pop/bluegrass (rain date August 27)
  • September (Date TBD) – campfire night will be back
  • October (Date TBD) – Halloween party will be back

Beautification and Newsletter09 Jul 2015 02:15 pm
Volunteer at Passyunk Gardens!
The garden is in full swing! As a reminder to neighbors, we are open to all and always need help! With the help of PHS’s City Harvest program and the Philadelphia Chapter of the Penn State Extension Master Gardener program, we run the garden as a demonstration garden and grow a wide variety of edible plants. Produce is donated to local partners and shared with volunteers and visitors!

Sundays from 4-6 are our open hours and we need volunteers to greet visitors and show them around during these times, bring a snack to share, play some music or otherwise help make these open hours a fun time. Volunteers can also take a week out of their summer and agree to spot water the garden as needed. We have an irrigation system for most of the beds, but potted plants need to be watered by hand if it doesn’t rain.Finally, we’re always looking for new ideas for events, gardening projects and workshops. Get in touch if you’d like to do something fun in the garden!

To get involved, stop by Sundays 4-6 or email beautification@passyunk.org. More information is also available on our website, or like the garden Facebook page and follow us on twitter/instagram @passyunkgardens

Passeggiata and Inside Out
East Passyunk Business Improvement District is promoting Wednesday evenings as the night for “Passeggiata” – an Italian evening summer stroll on East Passyunk Avenue with discounts and special offers. It’s perfect opportunity to visit all the outdoor reproductions of works from the Philadelphia Museum of Art that are up in our neighborhood!  Download a map of the Inside Out sites on our website and take a stroll around the neighborhood.

And don’t forget – to tie in with the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Inside Out installations currently displayed all around the Philadelphia area, residents of featured neighborhoods (that includes Passyunk Square!) will get FREE general admission to the Museum from Friday, July 17 through Sunday, July 19. To gain free entry to the Museum that weekend, go to any Visitor Services desk and present your driver’s license or an ID card that lists one of the designated zip codes: 19145, 19146, 19147, or 19148. See the Museum’s website for more details!

Soak it Up! Adoption Program
PSCA continues its partnership with the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) 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 have a great team working on this but can always use more help! Volunteers to help us monitor these sites and receive training about how the sites function and how the neighborhood can report problems and give feedback to PWD.  Email beautification@passyunk.org for more information about joining our team. You can also read more about PWD’s innovative Green Cities, Clean Waters initiative at their website.

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