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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.

Uncategorized08 Jun 2016 04:45 pm

JACKSONopoly was a huge success! We had a wonderful night. Over 100 guests attended and danced the night away as we raised funds for Jackson. We were honored to have Mayor Jim Kenney and Councilman Mark Squilla attend.

We netted over $18,000.00 for Andrew Jackson Elementary.  A number of projects being considered include providing STEAM curriculum/materials, anti-bully programming, and providing much-needed resources for the classrooms.

We would like to thank all of our sponsors, donors, friends and supporters. Jackson is a great school thanks to all the dedicated volunteers, teachers, students, and folks committed to providing quality public education for our students.

Uncategorized08 Jun 2016 04:44 pm

The next South Philly Language Exchange will be on Thursday, June 30, at Plaza Garibaldi (935 Washington Ave.). All South Philly Language Exchanges begin at 7:00 pm!

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!

Uncategorized08 Jun 2016 04:43 pm

PSCA monthly zoning meetings occur on the second Tuesday of the month from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Saint Maron’s Maronite Church (1013 Ellsworth St). There will be one zoning case at this month’s zoning meeting on Tuesday, June 14:

  • 1211 Annin Street – An addition to the second and third floor as well as a roof deck

Uncategorized08 Jun 2016 04:43 pm

Come out and meet PSCA’s new officers and directors! Our next monthly General Meeting is Tuesday, June 7, at 6:30 pm at the South Philadelphia Older Adult Center (SPOAC) at 1430 E. Passyunk Ave. SPOAC 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.

Our guest speakers for the evening will be representatives from the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program discussing several new projects in our neighborhood: plans for the re-imagined South Philadelphia Musician’s Mural, which is being relocated to Valley Green Bank at Broad St. and Tasker St., a new 76ers mural at Broad St. and Federal St., and early planning for new mural at 10th St. and Dickinson St. There will also be an event to kick-off the new Musician’s Mural on Thursday, June 9, at 11:00 am at Valley Green Bank (Broad St. and Tasker St.) For more information and to support the project, please visit https://29463.thankyou4caring.org/south-philly-musicians.

Uncategorized08 Jun 2016 04:40 pm

Congratulations to this month’s Stoop of the Munnamedonth winner! Some nice creative house numbers are always a great to make your stoop unique. We love the second floor balcony on this home and the beautiful blooms! A neatly maintained hose lets you know the flowers are well cared for. We’ll be sending this homeowner a $10 gift certificate to Urban Jungle and a Stoop of the Month sign to display.

Do you know of a stoop that should be recognized as Stoop of the Month? Send us your nominations for July by Friday, June 24!
To apply fill out this google form (http://goo.gl/forms/7XutF5lqxh) or send the following to stoopofthemonth@passyunk.org:

-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)

Uncategorized11 May 2016 11:13 am
The next South Philly Language Exchange will be on Thursday, May 26, at Los Taquitos de Puebla  III (1201 S. 9th St). All South Philly Language Exchanges begin at 7:00 pm!
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!

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