NLArts First Friday Workshops – Starting Oct 3

      October 3rd from 6:00 to 8:30pm at the Northern Liberties Community Center Simply email nlartsorg@gmail.com to register your kids… Science Friday! Miss Claire will be leading the kids in a Polymer Science experiment! The kids will make their own glow-in-the-dark bouncy balls from household ingredients and learn about ratios! Also, we will […]

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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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New Recycling Program at the Community Center – Bins with Lids!

  PILOT PROGRAM for MORE EFFICIENT RECYCLING BINS The NLNA has been distributing free bins to residents on behalf of the City for many years now. It is clear that these bins have greatly improved recycling in the neighborhood (which is GREAT). But, there is the problem of wind-blown litter that these open bins create. […]

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Philly Foodworks Offer Winter CSA

November 4th – May 21st (22 weeks) with a 6 week break between December 11th – February 3rd. Cost: Your Choice: $395 (whatever you decide) Mixed Choice: $315 plus $35 in online market credits (four items, you choose some things, farmer chooses some things plus $35 to spend at your discretion on online market) Farmers […]

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Verizon Yellow Pages Litter – Help rid the neighborhood of this bi-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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A Reminder About Plastic Bags and Recycling

  Philadelphia’s curbside recycling participation is at an all time high. However, one of the biggest problems we face with keeping our recycling stream clean is PLASTIC BAGS. Many people assume (innocently enough) that plastic bags are recyclable, and put them in their recycling bins. Although this assumption is understandable, plastic bags are NOT recyclable […]

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SuperFresh will contribute 1% of your grocery bill to the NLNA!

Please take a minute to support the NLNA – at no cost to you! All you need to do is register your SuperFresh Rewards card by filling out the form below with the information used when you applied for the card. Then use your card at any SuperFresh store. Thank You! An asterisk (*) indicates a […]

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NoLibs Fall Music Fest – Satuday, October 11

  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 lined […]

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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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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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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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Zoning Agenda – Mon, Sept 29, 2014

  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. September 2014 — Zoning Agenda Location: NL Community Center, 700 […]

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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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