This year, the Passyunk Square Civic Association (PSCA) is honored to be celebrating our 10th anniversary! It’s hard to believe that ten years have gone by, and yet there are so many accomplishments worth celebrating.
Since its inception, PSCA has pursued every opportunity to improve our already great neighborhood. This includes taking on everything from zoning, town watch, litter clean-ups, tree plantings, community gardening, school engagement, and of course hosting many events that bring neighbors together. Through it all, our mission of “neighbors helping neighbors” has led our work to make Passyunk Square the best neighborhood in Philadelphia.
We invite you to celebrate with us at our 10th Anniversary event on Tuesday, December 3rd at 7:00 p.m. at Annunciation BVM Church Hall at 10th and Dickinson streets. It promises to be a fun night of food, drink, memories and celebrations. Please RSVP at https://psca10th.eventbrite.com/.
As we head into the cold weather season, PSCA will be collecting winter clothing and accessories for children in the neighborhood. Please bring a new or like new children’s sized coat, cat, scarf, or gloves to the party to make the season warmer for us all.
Thanks for all you have done to help support PSCA over the years, and we look forward to celebrating with you!
As we all know our schools are in great need of financial support due to severe budget cuts. So come join the Passyunk Square Civic Association on Monday, September 23rd from 5 – 8 pm at Fountain Porter for a fundraiser to raise funds for basic school supplies for our neighborhood elementary schools Andrew Jackson and Eliza B. Kirkbride. For a five dollar donation Fountain Porter is kindly offering an extended happy hour from 5 to 8. During that time everyone who makes a donation will get a $1.50 off all beers on draft, $1 off of mixed drinks and a 10% discount on food.
Fountain Porter will reserve the back room for the fundraiser. This is a great opportunity to help support our local school while also getting to meet and mix with your neighbors.
If you can’t make it but would still like to make a donation to support our school drive, click the “Donate” button on the right hand bar of this page and specify “School Supplies” when you check out of Paypal.
Location: Our new ‘home’ at Annunciation BVM Church Hall at 10th and Dickinson (Entrance on Dickinson)
Welcome Back! Summer is officially over! For many the summer is a time to slow down, but not for the Board of the PSCA. Come hear our plans for the year ahead at our September General Meeting. Also on hand will be our Education Chair Tom Wyatt giving us a report on the activities of this enthusiastic committee. And our 2013 Home Tour Chairs, Jen Barr and Caroline New, will talk about our favorite event of the year coming up on October 12.
Our Guest Speaker: Donna Carney is the Director of the Citizen’s Planning Institute. The focus of the Institute is to educate citizens about the role good planning and implementation play in helping to create communities of lasting value. The educational sessions provided through the Institute are designed to educate residents active in civic organizations, about planning, zoning, and development issues so that they can be more effective in their own communities.
Our Fall Supply Drive is going on now through September 8th and we will be accepting donations at our General Meeting! Read more about our Supply Drive here. If you can’t make it to our General Meeting tonight, we have a box at the entrance and exit of ACME (Reed and Passyunk).
Our annual Passyunk Square Home Tour will be Saturday, October 12 from 12-4pm. The Home Tour is one of the PSCA’s most important fundraisers. We are still accepting homes for this year’s event. If you would like to show off your home and support the PSCA with only a few hours of your time email email@example.com by September 6, 2013. If you have any questions or concerns about what this entails, please reach out to us!
Tickets for the Home Tour are also now on sale via PayPal on our website. Advance tickets are $20 and tickets the day of the event will be $25. Visit www.passyunksquare.org/about/
We are also looking for advertisers for our Home Tour Guide. The Home Tour Guide is perfect place to showcase your business or service. (Especially if it involves home improvement!) For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
-Jen Barr and Caroline New, 2013 Home Tour Chairs
The Passyunk Square Civic Association’s annual Home Tour is Saturday, October 12, 2013, 12-4pm. To buy tickets in advance and for more information, visit the Home Tour page located here.
It’s springtime, that means time to plant! The PSCA will be holding our annual plant sale at Urban Jungle, 1526-30 E Passyunk Ave, on Saturday May 4th from 10-2pm. A portion of the sales will benefit the work of the Passyunk Square Civic Association. Urban Jungle, a sponsor of PSCA, offers beautiful plants and knowledgeable expertise to help you create your urban gardens. Mark your calendar and plan on doing your spring plant shopping with us on May 4th.
On Friday, March 22nd 2013, from 7 to 10 PM the Passyunk Square Civic Association will host the second annual P’unk Square Community Art Show and Auction. The event, which will be held at Theater Exile (1340 S. 13th Street) will include both an art auction and a raffle. The event will feature sculpture, prints, jewelry, photography and paintings. Food will be provided by Kris and Philadelphia Distilling will also be providing a tasting of their line of liquors.
Tickets for the event can be purchased for $5 in advance through PayPal or for $10 at the door – tickets purchased ahead will be held as Will Call at the door. Raffle tickets will also be available for purchase.
If you are interested in donating a piece for the event click here to submit your piece and someone from the PSCA will get back to you. All donations of Art to PSCA are fully tax deductible and PSCA will provide documentation of any donated art that sells at the auction.
See more and purchase tickets at: www.passyunksquare.org/art