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


Sarah Anton


Rose Shanahan

Clean Streets

Monica Montiel


Alysea McDonald


Nick Ventrola


Lily Cappelletti


Andrew Emma


Suzanne Tavani


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 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


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.

En Esta Edición:

Resultados de las Elecciones del Directorio 2017-2018

Junio 6 – Reunión General

Junio 8 – Parks on Tap en el Parque Gold Star

Junio 13 – Reunión del Comité Zonal

Junio 14 – Parks on Tap en el Parque de la Plaza Columbus

Junio 17 – Mercado de Pulgas en el Parque del Capitolio + Día del Jardín Comunitario en el Jardín Passyunk

Junio 21 – Make Music Philly

Junio 22 – Intercambio de Idiomas

Julio 1 y 2 – Horario de Atención de los Jardines Passyunk

Apoye a Nuestras Escuelas Primarias Locales

Durante todo el Verano – Llevando el Museo de Arte de Filadelfia hacia Afuera

Gracias a todos los que vinieron a votar a nuestra reunión general de mayo. Estamos emocionados al darles la bienvenida a los miembros del nuevo directorio Krisit Bucholz,  Mónica Montiel y Suzanne Tavani, un nuevo equipo ejecutivo y varios presidentes de comité nuevos. ¡Esperamos con ansias trabajar con nuestros vecinos el próximo año!

Directorio de la PSCA 2017-2018:

Presidenta – Sarah Anton

Vicepresidente – Andrew Stober

Tesorero – Jared Klein

Secretario – Jeff Brown

Miembros del Directorio en General: Kristi Bucholz, Andrew Emma, Mónica Montiel, Henry Sullivan, Suzanne Tavani, Ilene Wilder


Comité de Liderazgo


Sarah Anton


Rose Shanahan

Limpieza de Calles

Mónica Montiel


Alysea McDonald


Nick Ventrola

Recaudación de Fondos/Patrocinio

Lily Cappelletti


Andrew Emma

Actividad Zonal

Suzanne Tavani


Reunión General de Junio

Martes, 6 de junio de 2017

6:30 p.m.

Centro de Adultos Mayores de Filadelfia del Sur, 1430 East de Passyunk Avenue


Las reuniones se celebran el primer martes de cada mes, salvo en julio y en agosto. Esté al tanto de las actualizaciones sobre los proyectos de su vecindario y de cómo participar en los comités de comunicaciones, embellecimiento, limpieza de calles, educación y en otras iniciativas. También nos puede avisar si  le interesa ser voluntario visitando nuestro sitio web y completando el siguiente  formulario.


Reunión de Junio del Comité Zonal

Martes, 13 de junio de 2017

7:00 p.m.

Iglesia Maronita de Saint Marón, 1013 de la Calle Ellsworth


Lugares a tratar:

  • 811-13 de la Calle Alter
  • 1221 de la Calle Peters
  • 1161 S. de la Calle 12
  • 1165 S. de la Calle 12
  • 1238 de la Calle Ellsworth


La PSCA realiza reuniones zonales públicas el segundo martes de cada mes. Por lo general, las reuniones terminan antes de las 9:00pm. Consulte o nuestra página de Facebook para conocer las actualizaciones sobre casos que van a tratarse en la reunión.


Parks on Tap

Junio 8 – Gold Star Park, de 5 p.m. a 9 p.m.

Junio 14 – 18 – Columbus Square Park, El horario varía según el día;  Happy Hour PSCA de 5 p.m. a 7p.m. el 14 de junio


¡Parks on Tap es un jardín cervecero itinerante de Filadelfia que retribuye! Es una asociación con Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, Fairmount Park Conservancy y con Avram Hornik de FCM Hospitality que lleva un jardín cervecero a 20 parques distintos durante 20 semanas. Parks on Tap es una iniciativa conjunta con la ciudad que comenzó en 2016, a fin de comprometer a la comunidad de Filadelfia y retribuir a los parques de los vecindarios. Hay comida fresca, cerveza de barril, vino, aperitivos y tragos sin alcohol, y actividades que pueden realizarse con la familia en un entorno exterior festivo con sillas y hamacas cómodas, y baños limpios.


Flea Market at Capitolo Park

Sábado 17 de junio, de 9 a.m. a 3 p.m.

900 de la Calle Federal


El Mercado de Pulgas en el Parque del Capitolio es un mercado de pulgas de fin de semana donde se presentan bandas en vivo, que se realiza dos veces al año, y donde se recolectan fondos para el parque del Capitolio, organizado por amigos del parque.


Intercambio de Idiomas Mensual

Jueves, 22 de junio de 2017

7 p.m.

South Philly Barbacoa


¡Venga a practicar sus habilidades en inglés y en español y, además, disfrute de una comida deliciosa! ¡Los hablantes de inglés y de español de todos los niveles son bienvenidos! En la actualidad, se necesitan hablantes de inglés.


Embellecimiento del Vecindario

Community Garden Day

Sábado, 17 de junio de 2017

Los Jardines Passyunk van a participar en esta casa abierta de jardines de toda la ciudad.


Make Music Philly

Miércoles, 21 de junio de 2017

Los Jardines Passyunk serán sede de esta celebración de música de toda la ciudad para festejar el comienzo del verano.


Horario de Atención de los Jardines Passyunk  

Domingo, 2 de julio de 2017 (y todos los domingos desde hoy hasta que haga mucho frío) de 4 p.m. a 6 p.m.


¡Estamos listos para comenzar la temporada en los Jardines Passyunk! Todos los domingos, de 4 a 6pm, venga a disfrutar del jardín, consulte acerca de lo que estamos cultivando y evacue sus dudas sobre jardinería. Es una fabulosa manera de conocer a los vecinos y a otros jardineros, y de disfrutar un poco de espacio verde en el vecindario. De tanto en tanto, realizamos tareas de limpieza y de eliminación de malezas, y los vecinos son bienvenidos a cortar yuyos y malezas y todo lo que abunde en ese momento. Además, a menudo, contamos con plantines adicionales para beneficio del trabajo en el jardín.


O también puede unirse a nosotros en nuestro día de trabajo mensual

Sábado, 1º. de julio de 2017 (y el primer sábado de cada mes) de 9 a.m. a 1 p.m.


Si está interesado en trabajar en algunos proyectos en el jardín, únase a nosotros el primer sábado de cada mes. Se aceptan personas con todos los niveles de jardinería. Si desea unirse al equipo que cuida el jardín, escríbanos un mensaje de correo electrónico a


Apoyo a las Escuelas Primarias Locales


Escuela Primaria Andrew Jackson, 1213 S. de la Calle 12

Andrew Jackson Home and School Facebook page

STEAM Markers Festival

Miércoles, 7 de junio de 2017

De 3:30 p.m. a 6:30 p.m.


Escuela Primaria Eliza B. Kirkbride, 1501. S. de la Calle 7

Friends of Kirkbride Elementary Facebook page


Escuela Primaria Vare-Washington, 1198 S. de la Calle 5

Friends of Kirkbride Elementary Facebook page

Todos los años, los estudiantes de la Escuela Vare-Washington presentan y defienden un ensayo de 15 páginas sobre el tema: “¿Qué problema resolveré?” Los estudiantes practican y preparan una presentación y defienden su trabajo ante un distinguido panel de personas interesadas en la comunidad. La Escuela Vare-Washington busca voluntarios que puedan comprometerse entre media hora y una hora para observar estas presentaciones y hacerles a los estudiantes preguntas acerca de su trabajo. De este modo, ayudará a profundizar el conocimiento de nuestros estudiantes; su presencia en el panel significa todo para ellos. Si puede comprometerse durante un período de tiempo desde el 5 de junio hasta el 14 de junio, avísenos completando el siguiente enlace Doodle poll.


¡Desde Dentro Hacia Fuera Regresa!

Del 15 de mayo al 15 de agosto


El Museo de Arte de Filadelfia regresa a Filadelfia del Sur este verano. Existen trece reproducciones de obras que forman parte de la colección permanente del museo en lugares al aire libre, en todo Filadelfia del Sur, según lo elegido por nosotros y por nuestros amigos de East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association y  Avenue Business Improvement District. Para obtener más información acerca del programa, haga clic aquí.

Please come out to the May General Meeting on May 2nd, 2017 at 6:30pm to cast your ballot for the 2017 PSCA Board Elections.  The candidates are campaigning hard, and it is almost the hour to decide their PSCA fates, so get out to vote!!!


The Candidates on the 2017 Ballots are as follows:

Sarah Anton (up for re-election)

Jeff Brown (up for re-election)

Jared Klein (up for re-election)

Kristi Buccholz

Monica Montiel

Suzanne Tavani


Brief Bios of each candidate:

Sarah Anton – Since joining the board in 2012, Sarah has been a crucial member of the community on the Beautification front, running the Passyunk Garden since it came to fruition and sprouted from a Rachel Ray episode.  Sarah has been the Beautification chair for the past several years.  She has also had a hand in several Art projections in the neighborhood, most notably the Electric Street project on Percy Street (located between Passyunk Ave, 9th street, Wharton and Reed Steets).  Sarah has also oversees the Finance committee and has been the PSCA Treasurer, basically since she started with the Board.

Jeff Brown – Since retiring in 2012, Jeff was elected to the Capitolo Community Garden Governance Council and also the Capitolo Playground Advisory Council, which he remains in those two positions to this day.  He also volunteered as a Neighborhood Ambassador in PSCA’s NAP program in 2014 and participated in flashlight patrols. Jeff was elected to the Board in 2015 and initially was chair of the Outreach Committee, which he later chaired the Trash and Recycling Committee. Since May 2016, he has served as the Secretary of PSCA.

Jared Klein – Jared became involved in the community in 2013, where he joined the zoning committee as a member in the fall, and was later elected zoning chair in December of that same year.  He was elected to the PSCA Board of Directors in 2014, and since June of 2016, he has been President of PSCA.

Kristi Buccholz – Kristi is on the steering committee for Gold Star park (since Aug 2015) and has helped with fundraising and park events throughout that time.  She was a committee member for the 2016 PSCA Art Auction and 2016 House Tour.  In 2017, she took the lead and is Chair for the 2017 Art Auction, which will be a terrific event!  Get your tickets now – on sale at http://passyunksquare.ticketleap.compassyunk-square-art-auction-2017/dates/Apr-28-2017_at_0700PM

Monica Montiel – Monica is a first time candidate for the Board of Directors.  She has a strong passion towards keeping our neighborhood streets clean.  Though she has only been a homeowner in this neighborhood for a short time, she has been a resident in and around for several years, and has developed a great deal of pride for the Passyunk Square Civic Association community.  She wants to do whatever she can to clean the streets and educate people on the value of recycling.

Suzanne Tavani – Suzanne is a third generation, life-long resident of the neighborhood. She has been involved with the PSCA for the past five years in a variety of different aspects.  Her main contributions have included the Annual PSCA House Tour and, currently, as a member of the Zoning Committee (PSCA Zoning Committee Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at St. Maron’s Church).  Suzanne is also an active member of St. Maron’s Maronite Catholic Church, which has been a cornerstone of the neighborhood for over 125 years.


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