Newsletter15 Jun 2017 02:50 pm

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.

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