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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.

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!

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