Newsletter19 Jul 2017 09:33 pm

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


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: 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

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


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 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 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

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

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

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