The Fall 2015 Clean Out was the greatest of them all. We are so thankful to everyone who responsibly disposed of their hazardous waste and for the $436 we received in donations to fund more cleaning and greening events. We collected over 400 gallons of paint. Thank you to Ecycle1st and Shred-it for helping us responsibly and securely dispose of our hazardous materials and secure documents. Thank you to the Termini Bros for hosting our event and thank you to the Trash and Recycling Committee for organizing it.
The 2015 PSCA Home Tour was a huge success. We raised $5,000 for PSCA. Thank you to the 10 homeowners who graciously opened their homes and to all of the Home Tour attendees. We also want to send a huge THANK YOU to all of our advertisers and sponsors for helping to make it possible. Thank you to the Home Tour committee for their hard work and commitment in making this such a great event. Each of you has contributed to making Passyunk Square a great place to live and do business!
Philly Home Girls, Generation 3 Electric, Tina DeJesse Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway, Fox and Roach, 10th St Laundromat, Rachel Street- Real Estate, Metro Mens Clothing, Philadelphia Guitar School, Alphabet Academy Child Care, Graham+Wilder, Marilyn MacGregor, Fitness Works Philadelphia, Melanie Sessa, Keller Williams Real Estate, Graham Bailer Architecture, Deidre Quinn & Associates, Marchi-The Culture of Jewelry, Nick Ventrola –McAdam – Financially Advanced, Ricardo Silva Local and International Real Estate Agent, SliCE, Benna’s Cafe,Triangle Tavern, Broad Street Diner, Melrose Diner,Termini Bros Bakery, Devil’s Den Philadelphia,Occasionette, Bella Vista Massage and Spa
- Annual PSCA Holiday Party, Tuesday, December 1 – Details to follow shortly on PSCA Facebook andPSCA Twitter.
- Starting Sunday, November 8th at Women’s Fitness Solution, a sponsor of the PSCA,- L.A.C.E. (Ladies Awareness, Confidence and Empowerment, “A Girl’s Guide to Kicking Butt”), for more information call 215-755-4713.
Passyunk Gardens Sunday open hours have finished for the season and we’ll be having our last work day on Saturday, November 7 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. There’s still a lot to harvest for our donation partners – The Doe Fund and United Communities – and crops to be planted to overwinter, so we can always use more help! If you’re interested in getting involved or want to help plan for next year, email us at email@example.com, or learn more about the garden on our website.
We’ll be having a special open Sunday on November 22 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm so neighbors can harvest herbs for their Thanksgiving table. Look for details on Facebook as to what we’ll have available.
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 OpenTable 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!
The deadline for our next neighborhood street tree planting is November 23. You can download a tree application form here.
We’ll be going door to door in certain blocks in the neighborhood and could use your help! If you’re interested encouraging your neighbors to plant a tree, if you know a neighbor who’d like a tree or want to suggest a block for volunteers to canvas, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ll also be at the Fountain Farmers’ Market on Wednesday November 11th and 18th to answer questions and distribute applications. Stop by and say,”hello!”
Also, we’re always looking for tree tenders and others with skill in tree care to help our neighborhood trees look their best. East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association is also hosting a final pruning training session on November 7. If you’re interested in getting involved in our tree care efforts or want more information about the EPX pruning training, email us at email@example.com or check our tree information page.
Join us for a fun day planting trees or helping one of our neighborhood parks!
The PSCA Tree Planting will take place on Saturday, November 14 from 8:45 am to 1:00 pm at Capitolo Playground, located at 10th and Federal. We’ll be planting and mulching some trees and also surveying empty tree pits around the neighborhood. This is always a fun time and we can always use more help! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or just show up and we’ll show your what to do.
Each of our local parks will also be participating in Love Your Park on the morning of Saturday, November 14th. You can find more information about the work to be done at Columbus Square (from 9:00 am -1:00 pm), Capitolo Playground (from 10:00 am -1:00 pm), Paolone Park (from 10:00 am -1:00 pm) or Gold Star Park (from 11:00 am -1:00 pm) on their individual websites and Facebook pages or at loveyourpark.org. We’re fortunate to have these wonderful spaces in our neighborhood. Pick the closest or your favorite and show it some love!
Park clean ups and tree plantings are also good for community credits with neighborhood schools. Ask at the event for more details.
After all this work, park and tree groups will all be meeting up at 1:00 pm at Triangle Tavern (10th and Reed.) Look for details on our greening happy hour on PSCA Facebookand on Twitter @passyunksquare!
November is Passyunk Square Civic Association’s Annual Appeal month. By now you are all aware of the many wonderful services provided by PSCA such as street cleaning, trash and recycling events, block cleanups. In addition, many of you have attended our annual events such as the ever popular Home Tour and Art Auction and the numerous friend-raising and networking events held throughout the year. PSCA is all about building community. With a dedicated volunteer board and a robust volunteer base, we are excited about taking a leadership role in building our wonderful neighborhood. It takes money however to accomplish all these initiatives. Once a year we appeal to our neighbors and community to help us continue making Passyunk Square, or P’unk Square as we have become known, as one of the most desirable places to live in Philadelphia. From our amazing schools, Andrew Jackson – shout out to Principal Lisa Kaplan for her recent national honor, and Kirkbride Elementary to the Passyunk Gardens and our wonderful business sponsors, Passyunk Square is a great community in which to reside, raise your children and enjoy a unique and satisfying urban experience.
Please consider donating whatever you can to help us continue to make our civic association and therefore our neighborhood, a great place to live. You can donate on line through PayPal at www.passyunksquare.org, or send a check payable to Passyunk Square Civic Association, to P.O.Box 18052, Philadelphia 19147. We are a listed organization on the annual United Way appeal if you contribute through your job. If your company has a matching donation program, we hope you will consider PSCA. TOGETHER WE DO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.