Uncategorized13 Jul 2016 11:01 am
Don’t forget, Passyunk Gardens is open and in full swing. We have workdays the first Saturday of the month from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and open hours every Sunday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. For more information on any of our greening programs, email beautification@passyunk.org. Follow Passyunk Gardens on Facebook!

Uncategorized13 Jul 2016 10:59 am
From Monday, July 25 to Thursday, July 28, the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC) will be in town. Most of the DNC will occur at the Wells Fargo Center in the evening between 5:00 pm and 11:00 pm. However, a number of smaller caucus and council meetings during work hours at the Pennsylvania Convention Center as well. View the DNC Host Committee Guide for more information on what to expect and Newsworks’ coverage of street closures.

Uncategorized13 Jul 2016 10:59 am

Philadelphia’s public pools are now open for 2016. See where all 75 of the city’s pools are located and check out these pools for free yoga and water workouts. Don’t forget to wear sunscreen!

Uncategorized13 Jul 2016 10:59 am

The Passyunk Square Civic Association submitted a proposal for a Keep Philadelphia Beautiful Innovation & Impact Microgrant in the amount of $1,500, and we won approval for it!  The proposal was to purchase and distribute trash cans, brooms and dust pans for take-out businesses in our neighborhood in order to help reduce litter. PSCA needs a team to implement the Microgrant by: identifying community volunteers who will compile a list of local take-out businesses and organizing a mailer to them; doing direct outreach to those business owners and business organizations; distributing trash cans and other material; and following up with businesses and the checking the cleanliness of the area. We are looking for volunteers to help implement the Microgrant.  If you are interested in helping, please notify us at trash@passyunk.org.

Uncategorized13 Jul 2016 10:58 am

Join East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association and Passyunk Square Civic Association for a bike tree tour Wednesday, August 3, from 6:30 pm  to 8:30 pm with South Philly tree expert Peter Verrecchia! We’ll meet at Capitolo Playground (900 Federal St) and start by exploring a few trees on foot for our non-biking friends. Then hop on your own bike or grab an Indego at Captiolo. Meet up afterwards at Triangle Tavern (1338 S 10th St.) to swap tree stories! For more information visit passyunk.org/beautification/treesepcrossing.org or sign up here http://goo.gl/forms/DzL2OQNGneo36TDx1.

Uncategorized13 Jul 2016 10:58 am

There are no July or August General Meetings. Enjoy your summer and stay safe! Read tips on how to stay cool from the City of Philadelphia.

South Philadelphia Older Adult Center (SPOAC) at 1430 E. Passyunk Ave is the home for all of our general meetings, which occur on the first Tuesday of every month, except July and August when there are no general meetings.

Uncategorized08 Jun 2016 04:46 pm
Spring and Summer are beautiful times in our neighborhood! Passyunk Gardens is open and in full swing. We’ve already harvested 25 lbs of produce! We have workdays the first Saturday of the month from 9:00 am – 11:00 am and open hours every Sunday from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. This month we’ll also be participating in the Neighborhood Garden Trust’s Community Gardens Day on SaturdayJune 18, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm (rain date Sunday, June 19) and Make Music Philly on Tuesday, June 21. Stop by to say, “hello” and see what we have growing!
Beyond the garden, we’re also planning a series tree care events on the first Wednesday of the month from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at spots around the neighborhood. We’ll be meeting at the garden and discussing pruning and tree care basic for those new to our pruning group, then heading out. Join us! Newcomers welcome.
For more information on any of our greening programs, email beautification@passyunk.org

Uncategorized08 Jun 2016 04:45 pm
Capitolo Playground (900 Federal St.) wants to invite you over for a barbecue on Saturday, June 25 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm! Come hang out with all of your friends who love the park and meeting some of the people who participate in different program. Capitolo Youth Soccer with be at the grill and there will be lots of fun activities and information about neighborhood groups and programs at Capitolo. More information at www.CapitoloPicnic2016.eventbrite.com. See you there!

Also, don’t forget to stop by the Capitolo Flea Market – SaturdayJune 11 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (rain date Saturday, June 18). Register for a table at www.capitolofleamarket.com

Uncategorized08 Jun 2016 04:45 pm

On Friday, May 20, 85 neighbors, teachers, and parents gathered at Industrious Office to celebrate A NIGHT OUT FOR KIRKBRIDE! The event raised over $8,000 for the Friends of Kirkbride to support Kirkbride Elementary School at 7th St. and Dickinson St. The night included a packed silent auction with donations from over 50 local businesses, a rousing live auction, raffle baskets made by each grade, and a school-themed photobooth.

Guests enjoyed the best South Philly food has to offer with Cosmi’s, Tamalex, Tiffin;  dessert generously donated by Taffets Bakery and Termini Brothers Bakery; and beer from Lagunitas Brewing Company.

Event sponsors were Generation 3 Electric, Grace Kennedy Law, Southwark on Reed, and Project P.L.A.Y. School.

Thank you to the entire community for a successful inaugural fundraiser for Friends of Kirkbride!
To get more involved with this group, please visit them on Facebook.

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