Game Night! – Thurs, Feb 26

Northern Liberties Community Center from 7p Recently the NLNA’s general membership meetings changed from monthly to quarterly. So come to the “Un-Meeting” — an evening of scrabble, trivial pursuit, cards, pot luck, and neighbors. Just show up, or to help with the head count, email Paula Gansky for more info  pgansky@aol.com Northern Liberties Community Center 700 N […]

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Figure Drawing at the Community Center – Thursday Nights Starting in March

The days are getting longer, and it’s time to draw! From 6:30 to 9:30 adult figure drawing will be available on most Thursday nights throughout the winter 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. Here’s […]

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Northern Lights – March 6 First Friday Kids Workshop

Northern Liberties Community Center – 700 N 3rd St, 19123 Ages 5 through 12 from 6:00 to 8:30pm Fee:  $25/child (siblings $15) Simply reply to nlartsorg@gmail.com to register your kids… ​​This week Mr Tom is back with special guest assistants to Light up Northern Liberties! We’ll be using recycled plastic bottles, paint, and gels to create an […]

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The 13th Annual Northern Liberties Variety Show – March 6 – Book Your Baby Sitters!

Friday, March 6th, 2015 at Johnny Brenda’s Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00pm $12 Donation Witness the (Very, Very) Hidden Talents of your Neighbors! Moms, Dads, and Wall Flowers will strut their stuff for two hours you’ll never get back!     This year’s proceeds to benefit NLArts Kids Camp! Special Camp Combo Offer 2 […]

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Save the Date – EAT.DRINK.PLAY! – Fri, Mar 20

 xxx 6:30pm – Liberti Church – 2424 York Street General Philip Kearny Elementary’s second annual fundraiser – EAT.DRINK.PLAY! An evening of delicious food donated by FUGE catering, wine poured by Moore Brothers Wine Company, an open bar with craft beers, and a silent auction brimming with goods and services from Local Artists and Businesses. Last […]

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NLArts / Variety Show Special Combo Offer!

This year’s Variety Show proceeds to benefit NLArts Kids Camp! Special Variety Show / Camp Combo Offer 2 Tickets to the Variety Show for you and a date (Adults only) Northern Lights First Friday Kids Workshop with extended hours: 6 to 10:30pm $45/child – $20/siblings 5 to 12 year olds Mr Tom is back with […]

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Watch Dog Class – Wed, Feb 25 – A Talk About Dog Walking and Town Watch – Sign Up Now…

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015  / 7pm  /  NLNA Community Center (700 N 3rd St) Pablo Mateo from the City’s Town Watch Dept will be conducting training on how to effectively observe and report criminal activity while out walking your dog. Police can’t be everywhere, but when you’re out walking your dog two or three times […]

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The Annual Winterfest at North Bowl – was AWESOME!

  Thank You All who came ate, drank, bowled, bought raffles, and bid! Big Huge Thanks to Oron Daskal and North Bowl for always putting on a great party!     Special Thanks to the Northern Liberties businesses that have donated this year’s Auction and Raffle items. Shop Local! Art Star Baan Thai Bar Ferdinand Bardot Cafe Beautiful […]

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Recycle Bins Are Back At The Community Center!

The City no longer distributes free recycle bins through the NLNA and other convenient locations. Now that you can (and are required to) recycle virtually everything, the small bins provided by The City are just too small. Wind-blown litter from these over-stuffed containers can be seen around the neighborhood after trash pickup most weeks. The […]

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Adults & Kids Ceramics Classes at the Rec Center – New kids class starting March 3

  Taught by neighbor and ceramicist Natalie Wieters, the classes are open to all levels and cover all aspects of hand-building clay. Adults The $175 fee includes supplies and firing. Ten weeks of classes, Tuesdays 6:30-9:30pm starting Jan 20, or Saturdays 9:30am-12:30pm starting Jan 24. Rolling enrollment allowed if you can’t make the first session. Kids The $90 fee […]

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Contribute 1% of your Superfresh grocery bill to NLNA and Enter a Raffle for a $100 VISA Gift Card All For FREE!

Sign up below to show your support for the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association and Superfresh will donate 1% of your grocery bill to NLNA. Plus, in the month of February, all new NLNA supporters will be entered in a drawing to win one of five $100 VISA gift cards. It only takes a few minutes and it’s […]

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NLNA President Matt Ruben Video Interview on PlanPhilly.com

Matt Ruben: President of Northern Liberties Neighbors Association, Chair of the Central Delaware Advocacy Group, Teacher at Bryn Mawr College Home Neighborhood: Northern Liberties Favorite Place: Liberty Lands Park – “the geographical, cultural, and spiritual center of our community.” Three words to describe Philly: Authentic. Gritty. Beautiful. Local Heroes: (1) Larry Freedman, chairman on NLNA’s zoning committee. […]

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PHILADELPHIA’S CIRCULAR FREE PROGRAM

  Property owners in Philly that are tired of having take-out menus and ad circulars jammed into their door frames and mailboxes now have a way to stop the problem at the source! The NLNA has purchased 500 Circular-Free stickers, and is offering them for a suggested donation of $1. Stop by the Community Center […]

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“Take Back Our Sidewalks” Neighborhood Initiative

The NLNA is stepping up efforts to minimize street and sidewalk blockages from construction activity — a major headache and frequent safety risk.     Read more about it HERE in a recent Star Newspaper story featuring NLNA Quality of Life Coordinator Lara Kelly and neighbor Rick Angeli. If you have an issue or question about a blockage, please contact Lara Kelly at the NLNA.   —

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February Zoning Agenda – Mon, Feb 23

  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. February 2015 — Zoning Agenda Location: NL Community Center, 700 N. […]

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MINUTES – Meeting of January 12, 2015

PRESENT:  Matt Ruben, President; Don Phillips, Vice-President; Steve Richman, Treasurer; Jennifer Baker; Michael Coyne; Larry Freedman; Sasi Judd; Monika Kreidie; Katrina Mansfield; Sharon Richman; Chris Somers; Anne Waginger; Logan Welde. ABSENT: Janet Finegar, Secretary; Dolores Lyons. ALSO PRESENT:    Danny Hawith Meeting minutes noted by Sasi Judd. The meeting was called to order by the […]

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COMMUNITY ALERT — CAR BATTERY THEFTS

  The 26th District has experienced an increase in theft of vehicle batteries. The lead core they contain is valued at $8-$15 per battery or 20ct/lb. at scrap yards and other businesses. Suspects are breaking into the vehicle and opening the hood from the inside, or they are bypassing the hood latch from the outside […]

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Notes from Jan. 22 Meeting w/Police about Armed Robberies & Shootings

  Thursday, Jan 22 2015 at 7pm at the NLNA Community Center More than 70 neighbors attended this month’s meeting, anxious to talk to police about the recent spate of crime incidents in and around the neighborhood. An increase in drug trafficking, several robberies at gunpoint, and 2 shootings have been reported in Northern Liberties […]

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A Special Thank You!

NLNA thanks the Penn Treaty Special Services District for support of the 2014 Operation Santa program and Krampuslauf festivities! PTSSD funds made it possible for the NLNA to deliver food baskets to many families and seniors in need in our community. And, the PTSSD also helped fund the magical costumes and decorations of the weird-and-wonderful […]

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General Philip Kearny School

The vision of the General Philip Kearny School is to nurture and celebrate our students, staff, families, and community to achieve true success and joy in life. Kearny, a K – 8 Public School located at 6th and Fairmount, has been granted permission to develop a City-wide admit ARTS FOCUSED MAGNET PROGRAM for grades 5 […]

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