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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.

Beautification and Capitolo and Event and Newsletter and Volunteers01 Jun 2015 11:47 am
Volunteer at Passyunk Gardens!
The garden is in full swing and a reminder to neighbors that we open to all and always need help! With the help of PHS’s City Harvest program and the Philadelphia Chapter of the Penn State Extension Master Gardener’s program, we run the garden as a demonstration garden and grow a wide variety of edible plants. Produce is donated to local partner and shared with volunteers and visitor! Right now we’ve got kale, collards, garlic and other greens finishing up and tomatoes and peppers just taking off. We’re preparing for another try at hay bale gardening and getting ready to tie up the hops.
Sundays from 4-6 are our open hours and we need volunteers to greet visitors and show them around during these times, bring a snack to share, play some music or otherwise help make these open hours a fun time. Volunteers can also take a week out of their summer and agree to spot water the garden as needed. We have an irrigation system for most of the beds, but potted plants need to be watered by hand if it doesn’t rain.
Finally, we’re always looking for new ideas for events, gardening projects and workshops. Get in touch if you’d like to do something fun in the garden!To get involved, stop by Sundays 4-6 or email beautification@passyunk.org. More information is also available on our website, or like the garden Facebook page and follow us on twitter/instagram @passyunkgardens

 

“Don’t Trash on Me” sidewalk art event with Keep Philadelphia Beautiful and Fleisher’s ColorWheels – June 10, 4-6, Capitolo Playground

Help promote litter prevention! Through a generous grant from Keep Philadelphia Beautiful we’ll be working with some local after school programs and Fleisher Art Memorial’s ColorWheels program to create sidewalk art encouraging passers by to use the Big Belly trash and recycling receptacles near Pat’s and Geno’s.  Lil’ Pop Shop will be on hand with some free popsicles during the event and the artwork will stay on display into the summer. If you’re not already part of a nearby after school program and you’d like to bring your child to participate, email us at beautification@passyunk.org.

 

Passeggiata and Inside Out

East Passyunk Business Improvement District is promoting Wednesday evenings as the night for “Passeggiata” – an Italian evening summer stroll on East Passyunk Avenue with discounts and special offers. It’s perfect opportunity to visit all the outdoor reproductions of works from the Philadelphia Museum of Art that are up in our neighborhood! Download a map of the Inside Out sites on our website and take a stroll around the neighborhood! On Wednesday June 3, PSCA and East Passyunk Crossing Civic will be out at the Fountain with maps to give out as well – so stop by and say hello!

Soak it Up! Adoption Program
PSCA continues its partnership with the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) to ensure that stormwater management installations in our neighborhood – the planters and rain garden at Columbus Square Park, the planter outside the South Philadelphia Older Adult Center, the tree trench on 12th Street between Dickinson and Tasker, and the tree trench on 10th street between Wilder and Reed – are as beautiful as they are effective in keeping our water clean.
We have a great team working on this but can always use more help! Volunteers to help us monitor these sites and receive training about how the sites function and how the neighborhood can report problems and give feedback to PWD.  Email beautification@passyunk.org for more information about joining our team. You can also read more about PWD’s innovative Green Cities, Clean Waters initiative at their website.

Event and Newsletter07 Apr 2015 12:18 pm

The PSCA’s April General Meeting is Tuesday, April 7 at 6:30 pm at Annunciation BVM Church Hall (S. 10th & Dickinson). All are welcome and encouraged to attend! Speakers will include Dan Pohlig of the PSCA Election Committee, to present the slate of nominees for the May 5 Board of Directors Election, and Gina Ciralli from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, to explain the Inside/Out project that places reproductions of artwork around the neighborhood (rescheduled from the March meeting). And you can also get the “dirt” on the annual Plant Sale fundraiser coming up next month on May 2 at Urban Jungle!

Cleanup and Event and Newsletter and Trash & Recycling and Volunteers07 Apr 2015 12:17 pm

PSCA Spring Clean up!_3.262015Get a jump start on spring cleaning with these upcoming events:ShreddingEventFlyer_Final_2015v2

Kick things off with the Trash & Recycling Committee at a Happy Hour this Thursday, April 9, at 6pm at Garage. Then on Saturday, April 11 join your neighbors to clean up your block during the citywide Philly Spring Cleanup from 9am-2pm – come out to Passyunk Gardens (at Passyunk & Wharton) to borrow cleaning supplies for your block! And don’t forget to bring your old paperwork to the Shredding Event at Capitolo Park, also on April 11 from 10am to noon, for safe, secure, and eco-friendly disposal!

For cleanup inspiration, look no further than Jamal, an ABM employee who does street cleaning for our neighborhood twice a week… thank you Jamal!
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Columbus Square and Event and Newsletter07 Apr 2015 11:48 am

Columbus Square Wellness Fair

Fundraising for the proposed renovations to Columbus Square Park is in full swing!  The fundraising committee has made great progress and is close to meeting its fundraising goals.  A variety of fun, family-friendly, community building events are planned for this spring, including a Health Fair on Saturday, April 18, a Columbus Square Park reunion on Saturday, May 9 and a dog-centered fundraiser on Sunday, May 17.  Details are available on the Columbus Square Park website or by calling (215) 685-1890.  Get engaged!

On April 18 Columbus Square is hosting a Wellness Fair from 10am to 3pm! See the flyer at left for details. And check out MyColumbusSquarePark.org for more upcoming events at Columbus Square Park – like the Green Club meeting on April 29 for community-minded gardeners!

And for dogs and their best friends – the South Philadelphia Association of Dog Owners is proud to announce that on Sunday May 17, from 9 am to 4 pm, the whole of Philadelphia’s dog owning population will gather together for a day of information, education, services and camaraderie. There will be plenty of room to run inside Columbus Square’s city-block-sized-fenced-in-field. Along with a day of fun with our furry friends, vendors will offer the entire gamut of K-9 amenities including pet adoption, veterinary services, retail needs, toys, treats, professional walkers and trainers. Admission will cost $5 in advance and $10 at the gate; all proceeds will go directly towards the revitalization of Columbus Square and its dog run. Please contact Southphillydogs@gmail.com with any questions.

ESL and Event and Newsletter07 Apr 2015 11:13 am

South Philly Language Exchange Program
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:

  • Tamalex (1163 S 7th) on April 23
  • El Zarape (1304 S 9th) on May 21
  • Mole Poblano (1144 S 9th) on June 18
  • Taquitos de Puebla (1149 S 9th) on July 23

All begin at 7pm!

ESL Classes
A new session of ESL classes is being planned to begin this month at the Columbus Square Recreation Center (12th and Wharton Streets). Call Columbus Square for more details at (215) 685-1890.

Art Show and Event and Newsletter02 Mar 2015 11:45 am
psaa_poster_f_smallTICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR THE UPCOMING 4TH ANNUAL ART AUCTION AT THEATRE EXILE!
We have nearly 30 South Philly artists participating with an incredible range of work. Please come out for an evening of culture and take home a beautiful new piece of art.
The event will feature live music, great food from local restaurants, beer and wine.
Buy your ticket in advance here and save $5!
We look forward to seeing you there on Friday, March 20 from 7 to 10 pm at Theatre Exile! More information is available at passyunksquare.org/art.

Beautification and Event and Newsletter and Trees02 Mar 2015 11:30 am

Passyunk Gardens End of Winter Meet and Greet - March 11, 6:30 pm at Devil’s Den

We’re getting ready to start planting in Passyunk Gardens! So it’s time to say hello to our old “perennial” friends and meet some new ones.  If you’re interested in helping out at Passyunk Gardens this is a great way to find out more about how we manage things. Everyone is welcome! If you can’t make it but would still like to get involved email us at beautification@passyunk.org
Passyunk Pruning - March 29, 10 am - 12 pm, meet at Passyunk Gardens
Calling all Passyunk Square Tree Tenders (and aspiring ones!) We’re planning our first pruning event of the year and we need your help. Pruning is important maintenance that keeps trees healthy and looking beautiful. If you’re already a seasoned pruner, we need you on our team. If you’re looking to learn how to prune, we’re happy to show you how.
We’ll be pruning one or two blocks of trees in the neighborhood at a location to be determined. If your block could use some moderate tree pruning –  work that doesn’t require a ladder – let us know.
Email us at beautification@passyunk.org for more information or to RSVP.

Stormwater Management Planters - Soak It Up! Adoption Programstormwater management garden

PSCA is working with the Philadelphia Water Department this year to ensure that stormwater management installations in our neighborhood – the planters and rain garden at Columbus Square Park, the planter outside the South Philadelphia Older Adult Center, the tree trench on 12th Street between Dickinson and Tasker, and the tree trench on 10th Street between Wilder and Reed – are as beautiful as they are effective in keeping our water clean.

Thank you to those who have already volunteered to help! If you are interested in being trained to monitor stormwater sites, please email beautification@passyunk.org. Being a monitor is as easy as submitting an online form each week to report on the condition of these gardens. You can also read more about PWD’s innovative Green Cities, Clean Waters initiative at their website.

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