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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.

Event and Newsletter04 Aug 2015 12:00 pm

The following dates are confirmed for the South Philly Language Exchange Open Table!

  • August 27 at Taquitos de Puebla (1149 S. 9th St.)
  • September 24 at Tamalex (1163 S. 7th St.)
  • October 22 at Plaza Garibaldi (935 Washington Ave.)

All begin at 7pm! We hope to see you there.

The South Philly Language Exchange Open Table is a monthly event that brings together English and Spanish speakers over dinner at local restaurants. 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?  This event is open to everyone and is informal and fun. If you come, you can order food or not, and you will be made to feel welcome!

Columbus Square and Event and Home Tour and Newsletter and Town Watch and Volunteers04 Aug 2015 11:00 am

We hope you will join us tonight at 7:00 pm for our National Night Out neighborhood walk! Details posted here. If you can’t make it to the walk, you can still participate by leaving your front and back exterior house lights on, and sitting outside to greet neighbors!

Columbus Square Park is now on Twitter! Follow Columbus Square Park at @mycolumbussq to stay on top of all the happenings in the Square.

We are seeking homes for the October 17 Home Tour! Preliminary details available here. To volunteer your home for this annual fundraising event or to request more information, email hometour@passyunk.org.

Volunteers are also always welcome at Passyunk Gardens! Open hours are Sundays, 4-6pm. Did you know that this season we have been able to donate over 40 pounds of tomatoes, not to mention zucchinis, peppers, eggplants and herbs, to community organizations like the Doe Fund and United Communities?

And don’t forget, PSCA monthly general meetings will resume for the year next month, on September 1! Check out the calendar for more events.

Event and Newsletter and Volunteers09 Jul 2015 04:15 pm

Would you like to help keep our neighborhood safe?  Would you like to get other neighbors involved in doing so also?  Then join us as we participate in a walk through our neighborhood on National Night Out on Tuesday, August 4.  National Night Out is an annual community building campaign that promotes community-police partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods a safer and better place to live.

We at Passyunk Square Civic Association need volunteers to join us and walk together through our neighborhood on the evening of August 4, talking to neighbors and distributing information regarding safety and PSCA as well.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Jeff Brown at jeffbrown39@verizon.net.

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.

Event and Newsletter09 Jul 2015 01:45 pm

New dates have been confirmed for the South Philly Language Exchange Open Table! 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?  This event is open to everyone and is informal and fun. If you come, you can order food or not, and you will be made to feel welcome! Upcoming Language Exchanges are planned at the following restaurants:

  • August 27 at Taquitos de Puebla (1149 S. 9th St.)
  • September 24 at Tamalex (1163 S. 7th St.)
  • October 22 at Plaza Garibaldi (935 Washington Ave.)

All begin at 7pm! We hope to see you there.

Event and Newsletter01 Jun 2015 11:56 am

Save the Date…

Save the Date!  PSCA Hosts Jazzyunk: A Night of Food, Friends and Music at Francoluigi’s on June 17.  More details to come on social media and at the general meeting!

Event and Newsletter01 Jun 2015 11:55 am

Community Day

3rdDistrictCommunityDayYou’re invited to the 3rd District Police Community Day on the afternoon of June 6, from 1 pm – 6 pm in front of the police station at 11th and Wharton!

Stop by the PSCA’s table and say hello, get information from city agencies and community service organizations, and enjoy music, games, prizes, and refreshments with your neighbors! Click the flyer at left for details on this fun afternoon! We hope to see you there.

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