Following up last year’s hugely successful SOUND Off event, Friends of Jackson is thrilled to announce the 2nd annual Friends of Jackson Spring Fling! This year’s theme, JACKSONopoly, is based on the iconic board game, Monopoly® with all proceeds benefiting our neighborhood public school: Andrew Jackson Elementary.
WHEN: Friday, May 13, 2016 from 7-11 pm
WHERE: Mediterranean Banquet Hall, South Philadelphia
We’ll have something for everyone. Buffet dinner, open bar, silent auction, dancing and more! Here are just a few things to look forward to:
- Our “Community Chest” will be filled with silent auction items ranging from gift certificates to local restaurants, tickets to attractions and events, artwork, gorgeous jewelry, even luxurious getaway destinations.
- You can take a “CHANCE” and buy a raffle ticket for Rich Uncle Pennybag’s 50/50.
- Sip on a “Scottie Dog” or order a “Reading Railroad” from the bar!
- Send someone to “JACKSONopoly Jail” for $5. The offender will have to pay $5 bail to get back to the party. You’ll also be able to purchase a “Get out of Jail Free” card for $25 to keep yourself out of the slammer for the night!
Come enjoy a fun night out that will help provide much needed materials and services to the students and staff of our beloved neighborhood public school. Book the sitter and buy your tickets today.
Buy tickets here: www.kirkbride.ticketleap.com
Have you made efforts to spruce up your home’s facade? Do you have an awesome window box? Stellar potted plants or trees? A great door? Cool mailbox? Enviable outdoor light fixture? Whatever it is that makes your ‘stoop’ great, we want to see it, celebrate it, and share it with the neighborhood!
The PSCA Beautification Committee would like to celebrate the contributions that our neighbors (you!) make to enhance curb appeal and make Passyunk Square more attractive. Each month, we’ll select a “Stoop of the Month” winner to feature in the newsletter. Winning stoops will be adorned with a special sign to let passersby know that they are looking at the Stoop of the Month Winners will also receive a $10 gift card to Urban Jungle so they can keep up the good work!
Nominate your own stoop, or a neighbor’s.
To apply, please send the following to stoopofthemonth@passyunk.
- 1-2 digital color photos
- Property address
- Brief 1-2 sentence description of what makes this stoop special
- Your name (the nominator)
- Property owner’s name (if different from nominator)
Our first winner will be announced in the May edition of the PSCA newsletter.
Nominations for May are due by Friday, April 22, at midnight.
Spring is here! And we’re ready at E. Passyunk Avenue and Wharton Street. Save the date for our opening on Sunday, May 1, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Details on will be posted on the Passyunk Garden Facebook page – so follow us there (www.facebook.com/
We’ve already got quite a few plants in the ground: peas, fava beans, potatoes, carrots, spinach, beets, radishes and more. We’ll be getting ready throughout April and we’re always looking for help. The garden is and all volunteer collective demonstration garden operated in partnership with PHS’s City Harvest program and the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners program. All food we grow is donated to local partners. We’re always looking for help! To join our group or learn more, stop by the garden any Sunday from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our spring tree planting is set for Saturday, April 23, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, so get your shovels out and get ready to welcome some new green friends to the neighborhood. We’ll meet for breakfast and coffee at Capitolo Recreation Center (900 Federal Street), then head out for a brief training session and on to plant the trees. Seasoned tree planters and newcomers welcome!
If you’d like to be part of our ongoing tree tenders planting and tree care group, email us at email@example.com
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? The South Philly Language Exchange is a monthly event that brings together English and Spanish speakers over dinner at local restaurants. 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!