At South Philadelphia Older Adult Center

Join us for our first General Meeting of the season. Hear all about what’s coming up this fall in the neighborhood including back-to-school supply drives, clean ups, zoning meetings, tree plantings and our Home Tour on Oct. 7.

Our speakers will be:
Solarize Philly to tell neighbors how they can get solar panels for their roofs:http://www.philaenergy.org/programs-initiatives/solarize-philly/
Clean PHL‘s Nic Esposito to talk about and resources to help neighbors to keep their blocks clean: http://cleanphl.org/

Our General Meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month at SPOAC. Come out and meet your neighbors and get involved. See you tonight!

In This Issue:

  • July 9 – Passyunk Garden Monthly Cooking Classes Begin
  • July 11 – Zoning Meeting
  • Inside Out with the Philadelphia Museum of Art continues
  • Open Field Fridays at Capitolo Playground
  • Call for Stoop of the Summer nominees
  • Call for PSCA Home Tour homes and volunteers
  • Support our local elementary schools
  • Meet our new board and get in touch with committee leaders

NO GENERAL MEETING IN JULY AND AUGUST

Happy 4th of July! Please note there is no general meeting tonight. Zoning meetings continue through the summer with the next meeting on July 11th (see below for details).

General meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month except in July and August at the South Philadelphia Older Adult Center (1430 E. Passyunk Ave). Hear updates about projects in the neighborhood and how to get involved with communications, beautification, clean streets, education and other initiatives. You can also let us know if you’re interested in volunteering by visiting our website and filling out our volunteer form.

Passyunk Gardens is in Full Swing!

FREE Cooking Classes!

Starting – Sunday July 9, 2017

4:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

New event at the garden the from July through October! Free cooking classes on the second Sunday of the month with Reese Amorosi of Glamorosi Cooks during our regular open hours. Classes include planting, growing and cooking info. All skill levels welcome. Learn more at: http://glamorosicooks.com/classes/ or check out the event page on Facebook.

Hang Out in the Garden Every Sunday 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Come enjoy the garden, check out what we are growing and get gardening questions answered every Sunday. It’s a great way to meet your neighbors and other gardeners and enjoy a pocket of green space in the neighborhood. Occasionally we do some clean-up and weeding tasks and neighbors are welcome to clip herbs and greens and whatever is abundant at the moment. We also often have extra starter plants for sale to benefit the work at the garden. If you would like to join the team that maintains the garden, email us at beautification@passyunk.org.

July Zoning Meeting

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

7:00 p.m.

Saint Maron’s Church, 1013 Ellsworth Street

Zoning meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month. This month we will be hearing seven cases concerning the following properties:

617 Dickinson Street

1155 S. 8th Street

1221 Peters Street

1327-29 Reed Street

1121 Annin Street

1426 S. 6th Street

For case details and agenda updates visit www.passyunk.org/zoning

 

Inside Out with the Philadelphia Museum of Art

May 15 – August 15

There are thirteen reproductions of works from the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s permanent collection in outdoor sites throughout South Philadelphia as selected by us and our friends at East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association and the East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District. For more information about the program, click here.

This month there will be several opportunities to meet representatives from the museum and talk about the reproductions in our neighborhood. Stop by East Passyunk Crossing Civic’s Summer Chill Ice Cream Social on Monday July 17th or swing by Gold Star Park on July 20th for their second Music in the Park concert featuring Jean Therapy. The museum will have a kids’ art table to check out at this event.

 

Open Field Fridays at Captiolo Playground

Fridays 6 – 9 p.m.

Feel like a picnic, or tossing around a football or soccer ball? Every Friday from now until September you can! Come enjoy the cool grass from 6-9 pm. Happy summer! Updates and more details on the Capitolo Facebook page.

 

Nominate a Neighbor for Stoop of the Summer

Keep your eyes open for great looking stoops this summer. Up to three nominees will be given “stoop of the month decals” and one seasonal grand prize winner will be given a gardening gift from Grow Philly. Email Stoopofthemonth@passyunk.org with your nominations or download a nomination form to share with your neighbors!

 

2017 PSCA Home Tour: Call for Homes and Volunteers

We’re getting ready for the 2017 Passyunk Square Civic Association Home Tour and we’re looking for homes and volunteers! If you’re interested in participating, email us at hometour@passyunk.org. The Home Tour is a self-guided ticketed event showcasing homes throughout the Passyunk Square neighborhood and is one of PSCA’s most successful and important fundraisers. The tour features homes in all stages of renovation, providing a chance to compare contractors, get ideas and meet neighbors.

 

Supporting our Local Elementary Schools

Andrew Jackson Elementary School, 1213 S. 12th Street

Andrew Jackson Home and School Facebook page

Jackson HSA wants to say thank you to all the families, volunteers and community partners who made the Jackson Family Fun Day a huge success. We provided a great day of free fun to the entire school! If any community partner would like to join next year’s fun, email Jacksonhsa@gmail.com

Jackson has a new School Advisory Council that works with the Principal and staff to advise on school budget, policy and curriculum. The meetings are open to the public and are on the first Monday at the school. We are in need of one more community organization member. For more information email  Andrew.jackson.school.sac@gmail.com

The year was Principal Lisa Kaplan’s last year at Jackson and we are so grateful for her amazing work at our neighborhood school. She has been an amazing leader and wonderful partner in the neighborhood. We wish her very well and well-deserved rest! Welcome to Jackson’s new principal, Kelly Espinosa. Welcome to the neighborhood and we look forward to working with you!

Eliza B. Kirkbride Elementary School, 1501. S. 7th Street

Friends of Kirkbride Elementary Facebook page

Passyunk Square Civic Association was so proud to be part of the unveiling of a new mural created by Kirkbride students and Cosacosa Art at Large made possible by funding from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Philadelphia Cultural Fund and the Picasso Project. It’s a beautiful mural and the process of creating it was extraordinary to hear about. Read all about it! Thank you to Mayor Kenney for some beautiful words at the unveiling.

Vare-Washington Elementary School, 1198 S. 5th Street

Friends of Vare-Washington Facebook page

Next General Meeting: Thursday July 6 at 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. at 1234 S. Broad Street

 

Passyunk Square Leadership Team

Last month we welcomed our new board members and committee chairs. This month we welcome you to get to know us and get in touch! Visit our website to read about our new board, the different committees and how to get involved. For general question, you can always reach us at contact@passyunk.org

In This Issue:

2017-2018 Board Election Results

June 6 – General Meeting

June 8 – Parks on Tap at Gold Star Park

June 13 – Zoning Meeting

June 14 – Parks on Tap at Columbus Square Park

June 17 – Flea Market at Capitolo Park + Community Garden Day at Passyunk Garden

June 21 – Make Music Philly

June 22 – Language Exchange

July 1-2 – Passyunk Gardens Open Hours

Support Our Local Elementary Schools

All Summer – Inside Out with the Philadelphia Museum of Art

 

Thank you to everyone who came out to vote at our May general meeting. We’re excited to welcome new board members Krisit Bucholz,  Monica Montiel and Suzanne Tavani a new executive team and several new committee chairs. We look forward to working with our neighbors in the coming year!

 

2017-2018 PSCA Board:

President – Sarah Anton

Vice President – Andrew Stober

Treasurer – Jared Klein

Secretary – Jeff Brown

 

At-large board members: Kristi Bucholz, Andrew Emma, Monica Montiel, Henry Sullivan, Suzanne Tavani, Ilene Wilder

Committee Leadership

Beautification

Sarah Anton

beautification@passyunk.org

Bookkeeping

Rose Shanahan

bookkeeper@passyunk.org

Clean Streets

Monica Montiel

cleanstreets@passyunk.org

Communications

Alysea McDonald

communications@passyunk.org

Education

Nick Ventrola

education@passyunk.org

Fundraising/Sponsorship

Lily Cappelletti

sponsorship@passyunk.org

Parks

Andrew Emma

parks@passyunk.org

Zoning

Suzanne Tavani

zoning@passyunk.org

 

June General Meeting

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

6:30 p.m.

South Philadelphia Older Adult Center, 1430 East Passyunk Avenue

 

Meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month except in July and August. Hear updates about projects in the neighborhood and how to get involved with communications, beautification, clean streets, education and other initiatives. You can also let us know if you’re interested in volunteering by visiting our website and filling out our volunteer form.

 

June Zoning Meeting

Thursday, June 13, 2017

7:00 p.m.

Saint Maron Church, 1013 Ellsworth Street

 

Sites to be discussed:

 

  • 811-13 Alter Street
  • 1221 Peters Street
  • 1161 S. 12th  Street
  • 1165 S. 12th Street
  • 1238 Ellsworth Street

 

 

PSCA holds public zoning meetings on the second Tuesday of every month. Meetings typically end before 9:00pm. Check www.passyunk.org or our Facebook page for updates on cases to be heard at the meeting.

 

Parks on Tap

June 8 – Gold Star Park, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

June 14 – 18 – Columbus Square Park, Hours vary by day, PSCA Happy Hour 5 p.m. – 7p.m. on June 14

 

Parks on Tap is Philadelphia’s traveling beer garden that gives back! It is a partnership with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, Fairmount Park Conservancy and Avram Hornik of FCM Hospitality that brings a beer garden to a 20 different parks for 20 weeks. Parks on Tap is an initiative with the city that kicked off in 2016, to engage the Philadelphia community and give back to the neighborhood parks. There is fresh food, beer on tap, wine, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages and family friendly activities in a festive outdoor environment featuring comfortable chairs and hammocks and clean restrooms.

 

Flea Market at Capitolo Park

Saturday June 17, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

900 Federal Street

 

The Capitolo Flea Market is a weekend flea market and live band showcase that happens two times a year and is a fundraiser for Capitolo Park, put on by friends of the park.

 

Monthly Language Exchange

Thursday, June 22, 2017

7 p.m.

South Philly Barbacoa

 

Come practice your Spanish and English language skills and enjoy some delicious food! Spanish and English speakers of all levels are welcome! English speakers are currently needed.

 

Neighborhood Beautification

Community Garden Day

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Passyunk Gardens is participating in this city-wide garden open house.

 

Make Music Philly

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Passyunk Gardens will be a venue for this city-wide music celebration of the start of summer.

 

Passyunk Gardens Open Hours

Sunday, July 2, 2017 (and every Sunday from now until it’s too cold)

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

 

We’re ready to start the season at Passyunk Gardens! Every Sunday from 4-6pm come enjoy the garden, check out what we are growing and get gardening questions answered. It’s a great way to meet your neighbors and other gardeners and enjoy a pocket of green space in the neighborhood. Occasionally we do some cleanup and weeding tasks, and neighbors are welcome to clip herbs and greens and whatever is abundant at the moment. We also often have extra starter plant for sale to benefit the work at the garden.

 

Or join us for our monthly workday

Saturday, July 1, 2017 (and the first Saturday of each month)

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

If you’re interested in working on some projects in the garden – join us the first Saturday of every month. All gardening skill levels welcome. If you’d like to join the team that tends the garden email us at beautifcation@passyunk.org.

 

Supporting our Local Elementary Schools

 

Andrew Jackson Elementary School, 1213 S. 12th Street

Andrew Jackson Home and School Facebook page

STEAM Markers Festival

Wednesday June 7, 2017

3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

 

Eliza B. Kirkbride Elementary School, 1501. S. 7th Street

Friends of Kirkbride Elementary Facebook page

 

Vare-Washington Elementary School, 1198 S. 5th Street

Friends of Vare-Washington Facebook page

Every year Vare-Washington students present and defend a 15-page paper around the topic, “what problem will I solve?” The students practice and prepare a presentation and defend their work before a distinguished panel of community stakeholders. Bare-Washington is looking for volunteers who can commit a half hour to an hour to watch presentations and ask students questions about their work. You will help deepen the thinking of our students and your presence on the panel means the world to our students. If you are able to commit to a block of time June 5 -14, please let us know by filling out this Doodle poll.

 

Inside Out Returns!

May 15 – August 15

 

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is returning to South Philadelphia this summer. There are thirteen reproductions of works from the museum’s permanent collection in outdoor sites throughout South Philadelphia as selected by us and our friends at East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association and the East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District. For more information about the program, click here.

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