Home Tour tickets now on sale!

Tickets are now on sale for the annual Home Tour, Saturday October 11, 2014! Advance tickets are $20 and day-of tickets will be $25. Advertisers and additional homes are also still being accepted – for information, visit passyunksquare.org/hometour or email hometour@passyunk.org!


The Home Tour, one of PSCA’s most important annual fundraisers, is a self-guided ticketed event showcasing homes throughout the neighborhood. The tour features homes in all stages of renovation, and provides a chance to compare contractors, get ideas, and meet neighbors. The Home Tour will also be featured in the citywide 2014 DesignPhiladelphia Festival.

ESL Classes

The fourth session of ESL classes (Level 0 and Level 1) will begin the week of September 8.  A registration session will be held at the Columbus Square Recreation Center on Thursday, September 4 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

South Philly Language Exchange Program

Americorps VISTA and the PSCA have partnered to offer monthly language exchange sessions at rotating neighborhood Mexican restaurants. The goal of this program is to bring together two populations that might not otherwise have contact, for networking, friendship and community building. This is a low-pressure, loosely organized program in which participants can choose to order food or not. Whether you know a lot of Spanish, or almost none, all are welcome! Watch Facebook and Twitter for the next locations and dates!

Newsletter Translation

The monthly PSCA Newsletter continues to be translated into Spanish and posted to the website monthly. Chinese translation of the newsletter will begin in the fall, pending the award of a recently submitted Activities Grant.

(Contest has ended)
2 more weeks to apply!
You’re in luck - there’s still time to be a summer-fun hero on your block! Start your application here! The first three complete block party applications submitted to PSCA will win $200 in cash and $100 in ACME gift cards toward block party expenses! During the party, a few PSCA representatives will stop by to meet you and your neighbors and share information about PSCA. If you have questions, please email contact@passyunksquare.org!

The Zoning committee will meet at 7 pm on Tuesday, August 12, at Annunciation Church Hall (10th and Dickinson). There are two cases this month:

  • 1108 Greenwich – application to construct two single family homes with parking
  • 1173 S 13th St – application for multi-family dwelling at premises

National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime,” is this Tuesday, August 5! You can easily participate in simple ways like leaving exterior lights on at the front and back of your home, but we also encourage you to come out to the 3rd Police District’s National Night Out kick-off at Sacks Playground (5th & Washington) on Monday, August 4, from 5pm until 8pm! Town watch organizations and neighborhood groups including the PSCA will be represented. Join us to raise awareness about crime prevention and help to strengthen the neighborhood!

PSCA July 2014 Happy Hour

Thanks to all who joined us at Garage last month for the Meet & Greet Happy Hour! Watch Facebook and Twitter for details on the next Meet & Greet! Hope to see you there!

PSCA encourages you and your neighbors to get together this summer for a good old-fashioned block party! As PSCA’s mission is all about “neighbors helping neighbors,” block parties are a great way to meet and build relationships with your neighbors over food, music and fun!

The first three complete block party applications submitted to PSCA will win $200 in cash and $100 in ACME gift cards towards their block party expenses. During the party, a few PSCA representatives will stop by to meet you and your neighbors and to share information about PSCA and how to get involved.

Summer is flying by fast – so don’t wait. Apply now! The deadline for application is July 31. Start your application here!

Garage bar, 1231-1233 E Passyunk Ave.

Start your Independence Day weekend off with a neighborhood Happy Hour at Garage! We’ll meet at 5:30 pm and enjoy Happy Hour specials including $2 PBR and Narragansett 16oz. cans, $1 off all drafts, and $4 pickleback or fireball shots. And of course, Skee-Ball! See you there!

Potluck Time!
Harry O’s Passyunk Gardens (Passyunk and Wharton)
Come celebrate 4th of July weekend with us and feast among the tomatoes and squash. We’ll bring out the grill, make a batch of herbal iced tea (stevia really works!) and have some garlic and onions to harvest.  Bring a dish to share, bring a friend or just bring yourself!

Passyunk Gardens is open all summer, Thursdays 10-12, Sundays 4-6. So if you can’t make our potluck, stop by anytime. For more information visit our web pagefind us on Facebook, or follow on Twitter and Instagram. Or email beautification@passyunk.org!

Summer Pruning!
We’re pulling together plans for a series of summer tree pruning training sessions and events.  If you’re interested in working to get our neighborhood trees looking their best, email us at beautification@passyunk.org and we’ll keep you in the loop as we confirm dates and details.  First event is tentatively Sunday, July 13.  So pencil us in!

10th and Washington Mural Arts Community Meeting
We’re finalizing plans for a community meeting in the next few weeks to discuss a new Mural Arts Project work at 10th and Washington.  If you’re interested in attending or following the plans for this new mural email us at beautification@passyunk.org.

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