Please see below for our latest blog posts about things going on in the neighborhood. Here are some other basics about our activities:

Please note: Until further notice all in person PSCA events and meetings are canceled due to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We are holding virtual meetings. You can register at the links below. The latest guideline from the city for indoor gatherings are available at or by texting COVIDPHL to 888-777.

General Meetings are the first Tuesday of every month (except July and August) at 6:30 pm. In-person meetings are typically held at South Philadelphia Older Adult Center, 1430 E. Passyunk Ave. Speakers are typically announced via email and on Facebook the Friday before the meeting. Our monthly newsletter comes out the morning of the meeting, archives are available here. You can also review these links to archived newsletters and meeting minutes.

General Meeting Registration:

Please see below for our latest blog posts about things going on in the neighborhood – including more info about our Oct. 22 Sidewalk Sale and sign-ups to get your house on the official map! Here are some other basics about our activities:

Check the menu above for information on our various committees and sign up for our mailing list to the right for all the latest updates.

Thanks for stopping by!

Clean Out Your Closet and Support Your Neighborhood!

PSCA Sidewalk Sale October 23rd!

Saturday, October 22nd 9am-2pm (Rain date October 23rd)

A $15 donation gets you on the official Sidewalk Sale Map and supports PSCA neighborhood programming. Register here!

Passyunk Square Civic Association (PSCA) is hosting it’s first-ever neighborhood-wide Sidewalk Sale, and everyone is invited to participate!

Check out the Sidewalk Sale Map then sign up to have your table added!

Download the flyer and spread the word

Sponsored by Pat’s Steaks

Election for the 2022-23 Board of Directors will take place this year with two different voting option. Neighbors who are invited to vote electronically. Voting links will be sent out to our mailing list on April 29th. Only votes from those who can verify they live, own property, or own a business in the neighborhood will be counted. If you have voted in past elections, we will verify your information via past records.

If you are new to voting, you must verify that you are eligible to vote as a member of PSCA. Membership is automatic for anyone who lives, owns property, or owns a business with the primary location within the boundaries of PSCA. To verify, ONE of the following documents can be used as proof:

  • Voter registration card
  • Executed lease agreement (either for renter or business owner)
  • Deed
  • Valid driver’s license or state-issued ID with an address in the neighborhood
  • Utility bill
  • Business Privilege License or other permit (for business owner)

    Please be prepared to submit this documentation.

Electronic votes must be submitted by Monday, May 2 at 11:59pm. If you live within our boundaries neighbors who are not on our e-mailing list you can sign up here. If you would like a paper ballot, email

In-person voting will take place at our May general meeting on Tuesday, May 3rd with details and location to be announced. We are also planning to invite candidates for the upcoming Philadelphia and commonwealth elections for a meet and greet on this date. Check our social media for details. 

The four candidates for five open seats on the 2022-23 ballot:

Ben Bryant
Christine Knapp (up for re-election)
Theresa Rose (up for re-election)
Bradley Wilhelm (up for re-election)

See below for candidate answers to questions about why they are running for the PSCA board.

Thank you to all who have stepped forward to serve in this important role!


What experience have you had with volunteering in the neighborhood?

I’ve participated in several different volunteer activities, including neighborhood tree plantings and clean-ups at Columbus Square. From 2021-2022 I also volunteered to run a public outreach process to resolve short-term issues and discuss the long-term vision for Christopher Columbus Charter School’s planned expansion on Clarion Street.

Why do you want to be on the Board of Directors?

I’m an urban planner and designer by trade, so much of the Board’s focus is relevant to both my professional experience, but also to my personal experience as a parent of three kids in the neighborhood. I realized while running the public outreach process regarding Christopher Columbus Charter School’s planned expansion last year that my skillset was really valued by my neighbors, the school’s leadership, PSCA, and our elected officials, and that I enjoyed working with PSCA Board members and other entities in solving long-standing issues. The bulk of my professional experience is focused in neighborhood planning, and in finding creative, low-cost solutions that can lead to wider, systemic changes. As such, I hope to be able to bring these talents to the Board of Directors and help neighbors at large work together for a better community.

What strengths and skills would you bring to your Board service?

I have significant experience in many areas of the Board’s work, much of which I’m interested in, but I think the core talent I bring to the table is the ability to listen to others and synthesize lots of different inputs, frame realistic end goals, create coalitions to achieve these aims, and develop practical solutions to vexing problems. I also have a talent for engaging neighbors of all backgrounds, and a particular interest in hearing from portions of the neighborhood that haven’t been as engaged in the work of PSCA in the past.

CHRISTINE KNAPP (up for re-election)

What experience have you had with volunteering in the neighborhood?

I have been on the PSCA board for almost 15 years, with a two year gap, and have led neighborhood clean-ups, organized block parties and served as a Committee person.

Why do you want to be on the Board of Directors?

I believe PSCA helps to connect neighbors to each other and supports a more beautiful and vibrant neighborhood, and I enjoy supporting the organization’s efforts.

What strengths and skills would you bring to your Board service?

Institutional knowledge, awareness of City programs, board service experience

THERESA ROSE (up for re-election)

What experience have you had with volunteering in the neighborhood?

My first volunteer contributions in the neighborhood were treeplanting at Columbus Square Park and serving as a Stormwater Ambassador. I have also organized the PSCA Art Auction, as well as donated artwork to the fundraiser. Annually, I participate in neighborhood and park clean up days as well as organize the Percy Street Arts Walk. I have been a PSCA Board member since 2018 and the most recent PSCA Board President (2021-22).

Why do you want to be on the Board of Directors?

I value our Passyunk Square neighborhood, its parks, its schools and mostly importantly, its neighbors. I see the way that knowing our neighbors, helping each other out, can make people happier and create stronger communities. I hope to play a role in that orchestration.

What strengths and skills would you bring to your Board service?

Professionally, I bring general administrative and management skills to the Board. As an artist and cultural producer, I bring arts knowledge and arts programming experience. On a more personal note, I care deeply for my neighbors and carry with me a spirit of optimism and concern that, at the end of the day, fuel my participation and interactions. I love meeting new people and connecting with neighbors.

BRADLEY WILHELM (up for re-election)

What experience have you had with volunteering in the neighborhood?

I’ve been a volunteer board member for 2 years now!

Why do you want to be on the Board of Directors?

I value this community and feel very fortunate to be able to live here. Volunteering on the Board of Directors is how I pay that gratitude forward.

What strengths and skills would you bring to your Board service?

Analysis, public-sector background, and lots of effort.

Come tour the vibrant murals and gardens of the Passyunk neighborhood on Saturday October 2nd from 12pm – 4pm! 

In light of the current climate, the Annual PSCA Home Tour has been reimagined to an all outdoor experience exploring the amazing murals and gardens of the Passyunk neighborhood! This PSCA Tour  provides a chance to learn more about the historic murals and outdoor gardens and is also one of PSCA’s most successful and important annual fundraisers.

Choose from two tours: 

  • Mural tour led by the Mural Arts Program at 12pm & 2pm 
    • Reservations required for small group tours capped at 15 people.
    • Ticket Price: $35
    • 2 Pay-What-You-Can tickets available for each 12pm & 2pm tour available for those who would not otherwise be able to attend due to cost. Email for availability.
    • Please bring a mask
  • Self-guided Tour of Neighborhood Murals and Gardens  
    • Map with suggested route and information on the murals will be provided at the tour start location
    • Ticket Price: $25
    • Day of Ticket Price: $30
  • All attendees will be entered to win gift cards to some of Passyunk’s favorite restaurant including $35 to Comfort & Floyd, $75 to Triangle Tavern and $125 to Burrata! Sponsored by She Moves Philly!

Get your tickets here!

Please note that you will not receive an actual ticket for this event. Your name will be added to our attendee list. All proceeds benefit the programs of Passyunk Square Civic Association.

This event is sponsored in part by She Moves Philly!

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