General Membership Meeting
Tuesday, September 5
6:30 p.m
South Philadelphia Older Adult Center (1430 E. Passyunk Ave).

Join us for the first Passyunk Square Civic Association General membership meeting of the 2017-2018 year. General meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month except in July and August at the South Philadelphia Older Adult Center. Hear updates about projects in the neighborhood and how to get involved with communications, beautification, clean streets, education and other initiatives.

Our guest speakers this month will be Solar Philly and Zero Waste Philly.

Zoning Meeting
Tuesday, September 12
7:00 p.m.
Saint Maron’s Church, 1013 Ellsworth Street

Zoning meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month. This month we will hear four cases:

  1. 616 Annin Street
  2. 1526 E. Passyunk Avenue
  3. 606 and 608 Earp Street
  4. 1028 Ellsworth Street

For case details and agenda updates visit www.passyunk.org/zoning.

Spring 2018 Tree Drive
Deadline: November 27, 2017

More trees please! If your block is looking a little sparse, consider applying for a tree from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS). PSCA can help you become an expert on the application process. Chat with us in person at the Fountain Farmer’s market on select Wednesday evenings (look for the PSCA tablecloth) or email beautifciation@passyunk.org. The deadline to apply for a tree for spring 2018 is November 27th, but now is the time to start talking to your neighbors about applying. When you are ready to apply, you can fill out your form online  or download a pdf application and send it to beautifciation@passyunk.org.

Trees applied for this past spring will be planted on Saturday, November 19th. Save the date if you’d like to help plant! We also encourage neighbors interested in tree work to consider taking the PHS Tree Tender training class. The next session runs Oct 11, 18 and 25. Register here.

If you’ve already received a tree, consider supporting the important work that PHS does to make the community planting program possible. This program allows us to get more trees into the neighborhood than the city alone could provide. You can read more about the city-wide program and make a gift at https://phsonline.org/phillytreetenders.

Language Exchange
Thursday, October 19
7:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

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.

Supporting our Local Elementary Schools
Back to school! The Philadelphia School District is back in session today, Tuesday, September 5. Click here for their academic calendar.

Andrew Jackson Elementary School, 1213 S. 12th Street
Andrew Jackson Home and School Facebook page

  • School Supply Drive to benefit Jackson and Kirkbride Elementary School through September 10

Eliza B. Kirkbride Elementary School, 1501. S. 7th Street
Friends of Kirkbride Elementary Facebook page

  • School Supply Drive to benefit Jackson and Kirkbride Elementary School through September 10

Vare-Washington Elementary School, 1198 S. 5th Street
Friends of Vare-Washington Facebook page

Music in the Park
Thursday, September 7
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Gold Star Park (625 Wharton Street)

The final edition of the 2017 music in the park series will feature the Belleville Quartet.

3rd Police District Community Day
Saturday, September 9
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
1100 Wharton Street

Meet the police officers who work in your community. Music, refreshments and face painting! For more information, contact Officer Ace Delgado at 215-686-3033 or juan.delgado@phila.gov.

Stoop of the Summer Winners 

Summer in the city is the best time for stoops! And here in Passyunk Square, we work wonders with the little spaces we have. It’s fun to watch the gardens grow from May to September, as empty pots fill and spill over and stoops disappear behind climbing vines and blossoms. Our winners this summer are:
JUNE: 737 Latona Street
JULY: 926 Wharton Street
AUGUST: 1177 S. 11th Street (seasonal grand prize winner)
And last but not least, Summer ’17 Honorable Mention goes to the fabulous front door installed at 1148 Clifton Street.

More photos on PSCA’s Facebook page

All three winners will get Stoop of the Month window winner decals, and 1177 S.11th Street gets the seasonal grand prize of a full hanging basket from GROW for their amazing effort starting that potted front lawn from seed! Thank you as always to GROW for their generous donation.

Stoop of the Fall: Call for Nominations
Keep your eyes open for great looking stoops this fall. 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. Email Stoopofthemonth@passyunk.org with your nominations or download a nomination form to share with your neighbors!
Passyunk Garden

FREE Cooking Classes
Sunday, September 10
4:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

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: http://glamorosicooks.com/classes/.

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 enjoy a pocket of green space in the neighborhood. Occasionally we do some clean-up and weeding tasks. Neighbors are welcome to clip herbs, 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 beautification@passyunk.org.

Register to Vote in November
A reminder to register to vote in the November election. There are several important races in Philadelphia, and we hope all our neighbors will make their voices heard. You can register up to 30 days before the election - October 10 is the last day to register for the November 7elections. Check your registration here or register online here.

You can also register in person at the South Philly Voter Registration Event on September 9th at Mifflin Sq. Park. More information here.

The 2017 Passyunk Square Civic Association Home Tour will take place on Saturday, October 7th from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm!

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 provides a chance to see how your neighbors have made their houses homes, to compare contractors, get ideas and meet some new friends. This year, we will have special bonus tour – behind the scenes at Termini Bros Bakery!

An after party will be hosted at Triangle Tavern from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm with a raffle for great additional prizes from spots around the neighborhood.

Tickets are $20* in advance (*There is a small convenience fee if you purchase online) and can be purchased 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. Day-of tickets may be purchased for $25 dollars at the starting location (TBD).

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

NO GENERAL MEETING IN JULY AND AUGUST

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: http://glamorosicooks.com/classes/ 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 beautification@passyunk.org.

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 www.passyunk.org/zoning

 

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 Stoopofthemonth@passyunk.org 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 hometour@passyunk.org. 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 Jacksonhsa@gmail.com

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  Andrew.jackson.school.sac@gmail.com

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 contact@passyunk.org

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