Gold Star Park

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

Gold Star Park22 Oct 2013 01:19 pm

Save the date for Gold Star’s Halloween Party for Kids! Saturday, October 26th 11am to 2pm (rain date: 10/27). The party will take place at Gold Star Park on Wharton Street between 6th & 7th Streets and is FREE for parents and children!  Come in costume and enjoy treats and Halloween craft making! Also, climb aboard a real FIRE TRUCK!  At 12:30 join us for music with Andrey & Elena, as well as a magic show at 1pm. Volunteers needed! Donations of baked goods or store bought treats will also be appreciated. Please email if you would like to volunteer.

-Chris DiCapua, Parks Liaison

Gold Star Park18 Jun 2013 03:04 pm

The Friends of Gold Star Park are very excited to hold their first Music in the Park concert this Thursday June 20 (rain date from June 13)JVE flyer picnic 20130613 at 7pm featuring Johnny Verbal’s Enablers. All Music in the Park events are free. Bring your own chair/blank and food if you like, but we also expect to have the Little Baby’s ice cream truck on hand serving up curbside cups and cones. Gold Star Park is on the 600 block of Wharton, see you there!













Gold Star Park03 Jun 2013 07:55 pm

JVE flyer picnic 20130613The Friends of Gold Star Park are very excited to hold their Music in the Park concert series again this summer. This year, the dates are June 13, July 11, and August 8.

The first concert, on Thursday, June 13 at 7pm, will feature Johnny Verbal’s Enablers. All Music in the Park events are free. Bring your own chair/blank and food if you like, but we also expect to have the Little Baby’s ice cream truck on hand serving up curbside cups and cones. Rain date is June 20th at 7pm. Gold Star Park is on the 600 block of Wharton, see you there!

Gold Star Park06 Aug 2012 09:19 am

Wednesday, August 15 at 7pm

Music, fun, and food brought to you by Gold Star Park and the South Philly Food Co-op! Like some Booker T? Maybe a little Dick Dale? You’ll dig this!  This month East Coastamite will be playing the final 2012 Music in the Park series.  East Coastamite is a good-time, get-down, instrumental four-piece preaching the word of 60s-inspired, soul, surf, and organ jazz. Offering up a funky miscellany of originals and rarified arrangements of vintage treasures, East Coastamite will probably make you dance. More about the band at

As a grand finale to the summer music in the park series, the South Philly Food Co-op is hosting a potluck dinner.  Bring your favorite dish made with at least one local ingredient to share and don’t forget to BYOB(lanket).  And since there’s always room for dessert, the first 40 people who stop by our table will get a free Little Baby’s ice cream sandwich.All music in the park events are free and open to the public.  Bring your own chair or blanket.  Each event is subject to change and/or cancellation due to severe weather.

Beautification and Capitolo and Cleanup and Columbus Square and Communication and Education and Event and Fundraising and Gold Star Park and Planning and Town Watch and Trash & Recycling and Trees and Volunteers and Zoning01 Jul 2012 09:20 am

We’re giving you a summer vacation from General Meetings for July and August, so we’ll see you in September with updates from our committees who have been busy working straight through these hot months to make Passyunk Square even better!  Speaking of committees, our 2012 Board of Directors and Committees have been announced:

Pam Zenzola, President
Angel D’Ippolito, Vice-President Outreach
Sarah Anton, Treasurer and Beautification Committee Co-Chair
Karin Morris, Secretary and Planning Committee Chair
Christine Knapp, Immediate Past President
Andrew Emma, Beautification Committee Co-Chair
Chris DiCapua, Parks Liaison
Ilene Wilder, Fundraising and Events Committee Chair
Carmela Fioretti, Trash and Recycling Committee
Cassie Knox, Communications Committee Chair

Beautification Clean-ups, plantings, banners, block efforts
co-chairs: Andrew Emma and Sarah Anton
Communications Public relations, external communication
chair: Cassie Knox
Zoning Monitoring zoning change requests
chair: John Digiulio
Outreach Giving every resident of the neighborhood a chance to become involved
chair: Angel D’Ippolito
Safety / Passyunk Square Town Watch
chair: Kim Davis
Trash & Recycling
chair: Carmela Fioretti
Planning Convening stakeholders to help choose what we want the area to look like in the future
chair: Karin Morris
Fund Raising/Sapling Program For association activities
chair: Ilene Wilder
Education Supporting schools in the neighborhood
chair: Open

Gold Star Park01 Jul 2012 09:10 am

Thursday, July 12 7pm

Performing in Gold Star Park this month will be Trinidelphia!  Born out of street jams in Rittenhouse Square in 2005, Trinidelphia came to life.  Since then the group has expanded to become Philly’s preeminent Caribbean music ensemble.  The name itself summarizes the mission of the band: to bring a unique Philadelphia twist to the steel drum music of Trinidad.  Visit

Gold Star Park03 Jun 2012 01:55 pm

Thursday, June 14 7pm – the first of 3 events this summer!

Music in the Park is BACK!  Performing in Gold Star Park will be Fisher & Maher ( This duet has been providing entertainment throughout the Philadelphia area for over 30 years with their unique adaptation of traditional Irish music.  Although the music has its Irish roots, don’t let the word traditional fool you; their performance is anything but.  With an emphasis on audience participation, Danny Fisher and Andy Maher gear their presentation toward getting the crowd up singing and stomping their feet!

The South Philly Food Co-op will also be on hand conducting a seedling workshop activity, distributing information about the Co-op, answering questions, handing out membership applications, and accepting equity payments and new member-owners.

Gold Star Park03 Jun 2012 01:49 pm

Calling all neighbors near 7th & Wharton!  Seeking Co-Chairs for the Friends of Gold Star Park to maintain and improve the park through grant writing for playground equipment, event planning, mural opportunities, community outreach, and webpage maintenance ( No more than 4 hours/month needed. Please email Nicole at

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