February 2016


Uncategorized29 Feb 2016 02:22 pm

Our next monthly General Meeting is Tuesday, March 1, at 6:30 pm at the South Philadelphia Older Adult Center (SPOAC) at 1430 E. Passyunk Ave. SPOAC is the home for all of our general meetings, which occur on the first Tuesday of every month, except July and August when there are no general meetings.

Our March general meeting will feature three guest speakers:

  • Lisa Deeley, one of the City Commissioners of Elections, who will be speaking about the ways in which you can cast your ballot in the April 26 primary election
  • Principal Zack Duberstein of Vare-Washington School
  • Lesley Seitchik, director of marketing, Valley Green Bank
In addition to the speakers, Officer Delgado will be collecting shirts and ties for Focused Deterrence’s Shirt and Tie Drive.
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Art Show and Fundraising08 Feb 2016 02:04 pm

THANK YOU to everyone who supported the 5th Annual Passyunk Square Art Auction! Sponsors, donors and especially our amazing artists–we could not do it without you! 

Art lovers, mark your calendars! On Friday, April 1, 2016, from 7–10 p.m., the Passyunk Square Civic Association will host the 5th Annual Passyunk Square Art Auction!

The auction, which will be held at St. Maron’s Hall at 1013 Ellsworth St., will feature sculpture, prints, jewelry, photography and paintings from more than 30 incredible South Philly artists! Complimentary food and drink from local establishments will be included for all attendees to add to the festivities. In addition to the auction where you will be able to place bids on the art, there will be items for sale from the artists and a raffle!

Tickets for the event can be purchased for $10 online (+ $1.50 processing fee) or at the door the day of the event for $15, and proceeds will benefit the Passyunk Square Civic Association.

Since we will be celebrating the 5th anniversary of the auction, you are welcome to get a little fancy! We’re talking boas, top hats, monocles … AND there will be a red carpet entrance and photo booth to add to the fun!

Buy your tickets here: online ticket sales have ended.

Thank you for your support!

Questions? Please email us at artauction@passyunk.org.

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Beautification and Cleanup and Event and Philadelphia and Trash & Recycling and Volunteers05 Feb 2016 10:37 am

Green Stormwater Infrastructure Volunteer

Interested in learning more about the neighborhood’s green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) and how you can help keep the installations eye-catching and effective at maintaining clean water? Join the team of volunteer GSI Monitors to assist in the Philadelphia Water Department’s Soak It Up! Adoption program. GSI Monitors play a vital role in the continuation of PSCA’s partnership with the PW by being trained on how the sites function and how to identify issues and report problems – tasks which can be completed onsite while you walk your dog or take the stroller around the neighborhood!

Learn more about joining the team of GSI Monitors at a meet-and-greet at B2 located at 1500 E. Passyunk Ave. on Wednesday, February 17, at 6:30 pm or by emailing stormwater@passyunk.org. You can also read more about PWD’s innovative Green Cities, Clean Waters initiative at their website.

Passyunk Gardens Volunteer

Would you like to put your green thumb to work in the Passyunk Gardens this summer? Join the PSCA Beautification Committee for their Meet & Greet on Saturday, February 6, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at Cafe Crema located at 1205 S. 9th St. If you would like more information about the Passyunk Gardens, email beautification@passyunk.org.

Eyes on the Street Volunteer

Thanks to donations made to PSCA by individuals and businesses, at the end of 2012 PSCA entered into a contract for sidewalk sweeping, litter removal and related cleaning services (not including large objects) with ABM Janitorial Services. Although the contract is in effect, we would like to have neighbors make sure that their blocks are being cleaned. We are asking neighbors to volunteer to be PSCA’s eyes on the block where you live. We’re not asking for a major commitment of time or effort nor for you to check the entire neighborhood. We’re merely asking for residents to volunteer a few minutes to ensure that PSCA’s street cleaning contractor is cleaning your block of litter. If there is furniture or large trash items on your street, please contact 311 to have it removed, our contractor can’t remove it. PSCA will let volunteers know in advance when their block is scheduled to be cleaned. Please check and/or send a photo to verify that the job is being done. If you are interested, please send your name, home address, phone and e-mail address to trash@passyunksquare.org.

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