Event and Newsletter01 Jul 2014 07:41 pm

PSCA encourages you and your neighbors to get together this summer for a good old-fashioned block party! As PSCA’s mission is all about “neighbors helping neighbors,” block parties are a great way to meet and build relationships with your neighbors over food, music and fun!

The first three complete block party applications submitted to PSCA will win $200 in cash and $100 in ACME gift cards towards their block party expenses. During the party, a few PSCA representatives will stop by to meet you and your neighbors and to share information about PSCA and how to get involved.

Summer is flying by fast – so don’t wait. Apply now! The deadline for application is July 31. Start your application here!

Event and Newsletter01 Jul 2014 07:35 pm

Garage bar, 1231-1233 E Passyunk Ave.

Start your Independence Day weekend off with a neighborhood Happy Hour at Garage! We’ll meet at 5:30 pm and enjoy Happy Hour specials including $2 PBR and Narragansett 16oz. cans, $1 off all drafts, and $4 pickleback or fireball shots. And of course, Skee-Ball! See you there!

Beautification and Event and Trees01 Jul 2014 07:34 pm

Potluck Time!
Harry O’s Passyunk Gardens (Passyunk and Wharton)
Come celebrate 4th of July weekend with us and feast among the tomatoes and squash. We’ll bring out the grill, make a batch of herbal iced tea (stevia really works!) and have some garlic and onions to harvest.  Bring a dish to share, bring a friend or just bring yourself!

Passyunk Gardens is open all summer, Thursdays 10-12, Sundays 4-6. So if you can’t make our potluck, stop by anytime. For more information visit our web pagefind us on Facebook, or follow on Twitter and Instagram. Or email beautification@passyunk.org!

Summer Pruning!
We’re pulling together plans for a series of summer tree pruning training sessions and events.  If you’re interested in working to get our neighborhood trees looking their best, email us at beautification@passyunk.org and we’ll keep you in the loop as we confirm dates and details.  First event is tentatively Sunday, July 13.  So pencil us in!

10th and Washington Mural Arts Community Meeting
We’re finalizing plans for a community meeting in the next few weeks to discuss a new Mural Arts Project work at 10th and Washington.  If you’re interested in attending or following the plans for this new mural email us at beautification@passyunk.org.

Event and Newsletter01 Jul 2014 07:31 pm

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?  If so, then join us on Thursday, July 10 at 7 pm at Plaza Garibaldi Mexican Restaurant (925 Washington Ave.) and Thursday, July 31 at El Zarape (1304 S. 9th Street) to participate in the South Philly Language Exchange Program Open Language Table event.  This event is open to everyone and is informal and fun.  If you come, you can order discounted food or not, and you will be made to feel welcome!

Event and Newsletter01 Jul 2014 07:30 pm

The annual Passyunk Square Home Tour will be held Saturday, October 11, 2014, from 12pm-4pm! The Home Tour is a self-guided ticketed event showcasing homes throughout the neighborhood and is one of PSCA’s most important fundraisers. The tour features homes in all stages of renovation, and provides a chance to compare contractors, get ideas, and meet neighbors.

We invite you to show off YOUR home in order to make this the best Home Tour yet! We welcome homes of all shapes and sizes. If you’d like to participate, please send a brief description of your home and a photo or two to hometour@passyunk.org and we will send you the Home Tour application. Home Tour homes will receive 4 event tickets, which include admission to the after party.

We are also looking for advertisers for the 2014 Home Tour Guide. Please email hometour@passyunk.org for pricing. Reserve your ad today!

The Home Tour will be featured in the citywide 2014 DesignPhiladelphia Festival. Advance tickets are $20 and day-of tickets $25. Visit passyunksquare.org/hometour for more information!

Event and Gold Star Park and Newsletter03 Jun 2014 09:21 am

Throughout the summer at Gold Star Park (7th St. and Wharton St.)
Gold Star Park’s upcoming summer events include “Kids Play,” a playgroup that meets on the third Saturday of each month from 9:30 am to 11 am. “Kids Play” is offered in conjunction with the Friends of Kirkbride, South Philly Food Coop, and Friends of Gold Star Park; the next play date is Saturday, June 21. Toys, a group activity, and healthy snacks are provided.

Also at Gold Star Park, don’t miss the “Music in the Park” series on the second Wednesday of each month, from June through August. Caribbean music ensemble Trinidelphia will perform on June 11 at 7 pm (rain date: June 18).

-Chris DiCapua, Parks Liaison and Outreach

Event and Newsletter03 Jun 2014 09:21 am

The Passyunk Square Civic Association has partnered with Mark Phillips of Americorps VISTA and the Mexican Consulate to offer regular language exchange sessions at rotating local Mexican restaurants. The goal of this program is to bring together populations that might not otherwise have contact, for networking, friendship, and community building. This is a low pressure, loosely organized program in which participants can meet neighbors and learn a new language while enjoying a discounted menu at local restaurants. English speakers with at least a little basic Spanish are needed, although those with no Spanish speaking ability at all are completely welcome also. Stay tuned to the PSCA’s Facebook page for the next Language Exchange date and location!

-Chris DiCapua, Parks Liaison and Outreach

Event06 May 2014 11:38 pm

On Tuesday, May 6, 2014, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at Annunciation BVM, the Passyunk Square Civic Association held its first annual election for Board of Directors. Fourteen candidates were vying for twelve director positions on the PSCA Board. Below are the results, certified by the independent PSCA Nominating Committee:

Top 12 win election
(place, name, # votes)

1. Pam Zenzola – 70
2. Sarah Anton – 66
3 (tie). Christopher DiCapua – 63
3 (tie). Tom Wyatt – 63
5 (tie). Christine Knapp – 62
5 (tie). Ilene Wilder – 62
7. Andrew Emma – 60
8. Jared Klein – 59
9. Angel D’Ippolito – 56
10. Ricardo Silva – 53
11. Joe Antonellis – 40
12. John DiGiulio – 27
13. Michael Giordano – 25
14. Larry Lichtman – 17

The PSCA Nominating Committee would like to thank all of the candidates for standing for election and for their service to the neighborhood. We would also like to thank everyone who cast one of the 80 ballots that were submitted tonight. Questions or comments? Email elections@passyunk.org.

- PSCA Nominating Committee

Event05 May 2014 07:12 pm

Saturday, May 17, from 10 am to 2 pm at Urban Jungle (1526 E. Passyunk Ave.)

Yes, by popular demand once again we are having our annual Plant Sale, partnering with Urban Jungle. This year we are not taking any chances with cold weather – the sale will take place May 17, just after the frost-free date. Stop in to buy those flowers, bulbs, bushes, or perhaps some decorative items to spruce up your house or garden! And bring the kids – we will have free face painting!

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