American Estates Community Yard Sale – Sat, Sept 6

  Location – Brown and American Street (set up on American Street between Poplar and Brown) Time – 10:00am – 3:00pm All are welcome to buy and sell!   In support of  

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NoLibs Fall Music Fest – This Saturday!

  Liberty Lands Park Music starts at 4pm Bring the family and a blanket to this bi-annual neighborhood festival. Proceeds from our Bottomless Souvenir Cups go to maintain the park. Food Trucks! Along with Randy’s BBQ, there will be Indian Food and Fancy Grilled Cheeses!   Bands that span all kinds of musical styles are […]

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Recycling in paper bags or cardboard boxes is not recognized by the Street Department…

  Hey Neighbors, The Streets Dept is cracking down on people who put their recycling out in cardboard boxes or paper bags, and are not picking them up. These bags and boxes are being left on the curb to fall apart.   PLEASE NOTE: Recycling may NOT be put out in cardboard boxes or in […]

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Voices of Northern Liberties – NL History Exhibit EXTENDED through Sept 13

“Northern Liberties: From World’s Workshop to Hipster Mecca and the People in Between” Philadelphia History Museum, 15 S. 7th St. (7th & Market)  – through September 13 http://www.philadelphiahistory.org/philadelphiavoices The transformations sweeping Northern Liberties during the past half century tell a dramatic tale of life, death, and rebirth. This exhibit, sponsored by the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association […]

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Friday Night Figure Drawing at the Community Center

  From 6:30 to 9:30 adult figure drawing will be available on most Friday nights throughout the summer and fall at the NLNA Community Center (700 N. 3rd Street) See our schedule below. $10 Walk-in fee pays the model Bring your own supplies… email 321sketchclub@gmail.com with questions.       Our Summer Schedule so far… […]

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Flim Flam Phantom Sham – Fringe Fest Comes To Liberty Lands

  Liberty Lands Park Friday – Sunday, Sept 12 – 14 / 6:30pm to 8pm Friday – Sunday, Sept 19 – 21 / 6:30pm to 8pm From the company that triumphed over the naked bike ride in 2011 (remember that?!), comes the latest madcap masked adventure to have you rolling on your picnic blanket in […]

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Don’t Forget: Weeders’ Club at Liberty Lands Every Saturday Morning!

  From 9am to about 11ish – KIDS WELCOME! – There will be Coffee! Come out and get dirty with the Weeders’ Club diehards every Saturday from 9-11ish. Tools and gloves provided. OBLITERATE MORNING GLORY! YANK WEEDS FROM TREE PITS! FIND AND STASH TRASH! SCOOP THE POOP! Liberty Lands is your park, owned and maintained […]

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Weeding 101: Why We Weed

  Weeds LOVE Litter. Few things are better at grabbing and hording trash than Weeds. Not only do they collect litter in our Tree Pits, but in our Gutters, too. Then, we get to enjoy it all summer long. Unless of course, we decide not to. Adopt a Tree Pit. Your tree pit, your neighbor’s […]

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Verizon Yellow Pages Litter – Help rid the neighborhood of this yearly trash dump…

  It’s that time of year when our streets get flooded with superfluous wads of paper. The city spends millions of dollars to remove the 2-3 phone books per person that are deposited on door steps all over the city.  The NLNA has been in contact with Verizon, and they want to help cut down […]

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NLNA Trash & Recycling Programs in the Works…

  1. PILOT PROGRAM for MORE EFFICIENT RECYCLING BINS While Liberty Lands has containers for both trash and recycling which receive trash pick-up twice a week during the warm months, there is still a constant problem of wind-blown litter at the park. Some of this originates from park users, but some comes from the surrounding […]

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Illegal Wire Basket Dumping – The solution has become the problem

  Wire Baskets are for Litter ONLY! There are approximately 900 wire basket public trash cans throughout Philadelphia, which are there to cut DOWN on litter, not add to it. Unfortunately, some residents have been dumping their household and business garbage in there – filling them up, forcing trash to overflow – and causing a […]

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PWD to install rain garden at the rec center’s cement playground as part of a larger watershed project

  A representative from the Philadelphia Water Department came to the Community Center on Thursday (6/26/14) and gave a presentation with slides of the PWD’s upcoming project to build a rain garden at the Cement Park (704 N. 3rd Street) as part of the Green City, Clean Waters project. Construction will begin in 2015, but […]

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The Liberty Lands Farmers Market Returns…

  Thursdays, 3 to 7pm (3rd St. side of the park) The NLNA has been proud to be working with urban farming project Neighborhood Foods to bring this market to NL. Check out this YouTube video to learn about the Lancaster-based farmer they’ve partnered with for our market. And you can check them out on […]

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Repairs and Improvements Coming to Liberty Lands This Summer…

In The Works: • New Benches with Backrests! • A Drinking Water Fountain! • A New Gate To Help Keep the Toddlers In! • Bollards To Keep Cars Out!   And, then there’s the Stage which is getting a new foundation installed due to rot of the original. Email park@nlna.org with questions. —     […]

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Management FAIL: Overstuffed Trash Bins at Liberties Walk

  VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513 Posted: Monday, July 7, 2014, 3:01 AM THE RESIDENTS and neighbors of one Northern Liberties apartment complex have spent two years seeking refuge from refuse. They say the trash bins in the parking lot of Liberties Walk at Schmidt’s – the little sister to the Piazza, […]

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2nd Street Festival!

  BIG THANKS to all who helped out this year, with a special shout out to the Kearny Moms! Sunday, August 3 from Noon to 10pm This year’s 2nd Street Festival promises to be bigger and better than ever! The Fest is also one of the NLNA’s most important fundraisers. BIG thanks to all who […]

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2014 NoLibs Stoop Show – THE WINNERS!

The 2014 Stoop Show was HUGE! Tens of neighbors spiffed up their steps, sidewalks, and gutters to win a coveted Stoop Show trophy.  Here are the WINNERS as they appear on the map… 1021 N Randolf St — Wins a Simple Beauty Award for year-round shrubs, this lovely tree-pit, and thriving window boxes. * 958 […]

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Pruning Club is Coming to Northern Liberties!

  Monday, July 21 from 6:00 – 8:30pm Please join the Northern Liberties Tree Tenders for our 1st Pruning Club event Thanks to a grant from PHS and TD Bank, we’ll have tools and an arborist to lead us in pruning our Tree-Tender-planted neighborhood trees.  Four pruning events will take place between now and October. […]

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August Zoning Agenda – Mon, Aug 25

    Zoning Motions are approved by the Board at the following month’s board meeting, which is held the first Monday of the month. To review past zoning meeting minutes and approved motions find the applicable NLNA Board Meeting Minutes by clicking here: Board Meeting Minutes. August 2014 — Zoning Agenda Location: NL Community Center, 700 […]

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Zoning Agenda – Monday July 28

  Zoning Motions are approved by the Board at the following month’s board meeting, which is held the first Monday of the month. To review past zoning meeting minutes and approved motions find the applicable NLNA Board Meeting Minutes by clicking here: Board Meeting Minutes. July 2014 — Zoning Agenda Location: NL Community Center, 700 […]

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