September 2017

Uncategorized14 Sep 2017 12:16 am

General Membership Meeting
Tuesday, September 5
6:30 p.m
South Philadelphia Older Adult Center (1430 E. Passyunk Ave).

Join us for the first Passyunk Square Civic Association General membership meeting of the 2017-2018 year. General meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month except in July and August at the South Philadelphia Older Adult Center. Hear updates about projects in the neighborhood and how to get involved with communications, beautification, clean streets, education and other initiatives.

Our guest speakers this month will be Solar Philly and Zero Waste Philly.

Zoning Meeting
Tuesday, September 12
7:00 p.m.
Saint Maron’s Church, 1013 Ellsworth Street

Zoning meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month. This month we will hear four cases:

  1. 616 Annin Street
  2. 1526 E. Passyunk Avenue
  3. 606 and 608 Earp Street
  4. 1028 Ellsworth Street

For case details and agenda updates visit

Spring 2018 Tree Drive
Deadline: November 27, 2017

More trees please! If your block is looking a little sparse, consider applying for a tree from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS). PSCA can help you become an expert on the application process. Chat with us in person at the Fountain Farmer’s market on select Wednesday evenings (look for the PSCA tablecloth) or email beautifciation@passyunk.orgThe deadline to apply for a tree for spring 2018 is November 27th, but now is the time to start talking to your neighbors about applying. When you are ready to apply, you can fill out your form online  or download a pdf application and send it to

Trees applied for this past spring will be planted on Saturday, November 19th. Save the date if you’d like to help plant! We also encourage neighbors interested in tree work to consider taking the PHS Tree Tender training class. The next session runs Oct 11, 18 and 25. Register here.

If you’ve already received a tree, consider supporting the important work that PHS does to make the community planting program possible. This program allows us to get more trees into the neighborhood than the city alone could provide. You can read more about the city-wide program and make a gift at

Language Exchange
Thursday, October 19
7:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

Come practice your Spanish and English language skills and enjoy some delicious food! Spanish and English speakers of all levels are welcome! English speakers are currently needed.

Supporting our Local Elementary Schools
Back to school! The Philadelphia School District is back in session today, Tuesday, September 5. Click here for their academic calendar.

Andrew Jackson Elementary School, 1213 S. 12th Street
Andrew Jackson Home and School Facebook page

Eliza B. Kirkbride Elementary School, 1501. S. 7th Street
Friends of Kirkbride Elementary Facebook page

Vare-Washington Elementary School, 1198 S. 5th Street
Friends of Vare-Washington Facebook page

Music in the Park
Thursday, September 7
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Gold Star Park (625 Wharton Street)

The final edition of the 2017 music in the park series will feature the Belleville Quartet.

3rd Police District Community Day
Saturday, September 9
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
1100 Wharton Street

Meet the police officers who work in your community. Music, refreshments and face painting! For more information, contact Officer Ace Delgado at 215-686-3033 or

Stoop of the Summer Winners 

Summer in the city is the best time for stoops! And here in Passyunk Square, we work wonders with the little spaces we have. It’s fun to watch the gardens grow from May to September, as empty pots fill and spill over and stoops disappear behind climbing vines and blossoms. Our winners this summer are:
JUNE: 737 Latona Street
JULY: 926 Wharton Street
AUGUST: 1177 S. 11th Street (seasonal grand prize winner)
And last but not least, Summer ’17 Honorable Mention goes to the fabulous front door installed at 1148 Clifton Street.

More photos on PSCA’s Facebook page

All three winners will get Stoop of the Month window winner decals, and 1177 S.11th Street gets the seasonal grand prize of a full hanging basket from GROW for their amazing effort starting that potted front lawn from seed! Thank you as always to GROW for their generous donation.

Stoop of the Fall: Call for Nominations
Keep your eyes open for great looking stoops this fall. Up to three nominees will be given “stoop of the month decals” and one seasonal grand prize winner will be given a gardening gift from GROW. Email with your nominations or download a nomination form to share with your neighbors!
Passyunk Garden

FREE Cooking Classes
Sunday, September 10
4:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Free cooking classes on the second Sunday of the month with Reese Amorosi of Glamorosi Cooks during our regular open hours. Classes include planting, growing and cooking info. All skill levels welcome. Learn more at:

Hang Out in the Garden Every Sunday 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Come enjoy the garden, check out what we are growing and get gardening questions answered every Sunday. It’s a great way to meet your neighbors and enjoy a pocket of green space in the neighborhood. Occasionally we do some clean-up and weeding tasks. Neighbors are welcome to clip herbs, greens and whatever is abundant at the moment. We also often have extra starter plants for sale to benefit the work at the garden. If you would like to join the team that maintains the garden, email us at

Register to Vote in November
A reminder to register to vote in the November election. There are several important races in Philadelphia, and we hope all our neighbors will make their voices heard. You can register up to 30 days before the election – October 10 is the last day to register for the November 7elections. Check your registration here or register online here.

You can also register in person at the South Philly Voter Registration Event on September 9th at Mifflin Sq. Park. More information here.

Home Tour and Uncategorized14 Sep 2017 12:12 am

The 2017 Passyunk Square Civic Association Home Tour will take place on Saturday, October 7th from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm!

The Home Tour is a self-guided ticketed event showcasing homes throughout the Passyunk Square neighborhood and is one of PSCA’s most successful and important fundraisers. The tour provides a chance to see how your neighbors have made their houses homes, to compare contractors, get ideas and meet some new friends. This year, we will have special bonus tour – behind the scenes at Termini Bros Bakery!

An after party will be hosted at Triangle Tavern from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm with a raffle for great additional prizes from spots around the neighborhood.

Tickets are $20* in advance (*There is a small convenience fee if you purchase online) and can be purchased here. Please note that you will not receive an actual ticket for this event. Your name will be added to our attendee list. All proceeds benefit the programs of Passyunk Square Civic Association. Day-of tickets may be purchased for $25 dollars at the starting location (TBD).

General Meeting05 Sep 2017 06:04 am

At South Philadelphia Older Adult Center

Join us for our first General Meeting of the season. Hear all about what’s coming up this fall in the neighborhood including back-to-school supply drives, clean ups, zoning meetings, tree plantings and our Home Tour on Oct. 7.

Our speakers will be:
Solarize Philly to tell neighbors how they can get solar panels for their roofs:
Clean PHL‘s Nic Esposito to talk about and resources to help neighbors to keep their blocks clean:

Our General Meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month at SPOAC. Come out and meet your neighbors and get involved. See you tonight!