July Zoning Agenda – Mon & Tues, July 27 & 28 – Updated

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 2015 — Zoning Agenda Location: Northern Liberties Community Center, 700 N. […]

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DA Seth Williams to Lead Open House & Community Walk – Wed, July 29

Please Join District Attorney Seth Williams & Staff  For a Community Walk & Open House In the East Division on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 5:30—7:30 pm  at The Piazza, 1050 North Hancock Street—#59 5:30—6:00 Meet and Greet with refreshments 6:00—7:30 pm—Canvass the neighborhood For more information please contact: Monique Wescott—Monique.wescott@phila.gov Vernon Price— Vernon.v.price@phila.gov Or Zeli.Colon-Pennock@phila.gov […]

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Free Trees for your Northern Liberties Yard! (Application Deadline – Aug 12)

Do you own property with a front or back yard in Northern Liberties? Does your yard have soil and a space at least 8 to 12 feet away from a building? Are you able to plant (with help) the tree(s) on the weekend of November 14-15, and care for the tree(s)? If you can answer yes […]

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Kearny Elementary, our neighborhood public school, is now a city-wide Arts Admit program!

General Philip Kearny Elementary, our neighborhood public school, is now a city-wide Arts Admit program!  Arts programming, shown to improve educational outcomes for all students, is being infused into all aspects of the Kearny curriculum. There has never been a better time to consider our neighborhood school for your family.  Kearny still has a few […]

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Major Germantown Ave Sewer/Drain Project – Get the Facts

As many neighbors are aware (and some experienced), the areas around Wildey St., American St, and Germantown Ave., saw significant street flooding from the brief but severe rainstorm on July 9. The Philadelphia Water Department is aware of the insufficient stormwater capacity in our area, which impacts low-lying areas during extreme rain events. For the past […]

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2nd Street Festival – Sun, Aug 2

Mark your calendars. The seventh annual 2nd Street Festival in Northern Liberties will happen on August 2nd. Taking place on 2nd Street between Germantown and Green streets, the free festival celebrates it all—from music to drink to food to the arts—with more than 200 vendors. There will be beer gardens and watering holes hosted by area bars like […]

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Figure Drawing at the Community Center – Thursday Nights

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. See […]

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AwesomeFest Brings Another Summer Movie Series to Friday Nights at Liberty Lands!!

Beginning June 26th & running through August 14th (see below for dates) The Awesome Fest is excited to announce the first program of their annual outdoor summer series. Every Friday at sundown, , the festival will showcase a lineup of cutting edge independent film premieres at Liberty Lands. As the result of a grant from […]

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Mondays & Thursdays at the Community Center Music Monkey Jungle – New Start Times for July

Starting July 6 every Monday & Thursday Morning starting at 9:30 Music Monkey Jungle Drummers /Sing Along – 9:30 to 10:00 am Music Monkey Jungle Drummers is hands-on, percussion instrument exploration for little music monkeys who love all things rhythm. We’ll present original songs, dances and games that make steady beat, rhythm, rhythm syllables, dynamics, tempo, call and response, echo, body […]

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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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The Liberty Lands Farmers Market

  Thursdays, 3 to 7pm (3rd St. side of the park) Liberty Lands Farmers’ Market is a weekly pop-up farmers’ market happening every Thursday from 3pm – 7pm from June until November. This season, the market, located along the sidewalk on the western side of Liberty Lands park, will feature fresh fruits and vegetables from […]

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Goldman Clinic Has Changed Their Hours of Operation.

The Goldman Clinic is the methadone clinic at 8th & Girard, whose business has been causing issues along Girard and adjacent blocks. In an effort to curtail the afternoon crowds, the Goldman Clinic at 801 W Girard Ave has changed their hours of operation. Neighbors report that conditions have improved with the deployment of the 26th’s  of […]

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Vacation Planning: Tips to Securing Your Home

From the Philadelphia Police Department Blog: It’s the time of year that you might be planning your summer vacation. Here are a few tips, some you might not have thought of, for making sure your possessions are still there when you get back: Do not post about your vacation on Facebook or any other Social […]

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Up to Date Curfew Information for the City of Philadelphia

Mayor Michael A. Nutter signed legislation establishing an updated curfew for all minors in the City of Philadelphia. The new ordinance creates an evening curfew if the minor is outside without a parent or legal guardian, Additionally, the legislation creates a penalty of up to $500 for the parents of youth committing curfew violations. “I […]

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Please Share – Do not use your recycle bin for plastic bags.

Plastic bags can be recycled at most grocery stores. Please keep them out of your recycle bins. Be a good neighbor and share this info. Thanks!!

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Rec Center Pool Is Open!

x x x x x x   The Northern Liberties Recreation Center  at 321 Fairmount has just opened its pool today! (Scroll down to see weekly schedule) Open Swim: 1-4pm, Mon-Fri Family Swim: 5-6pm Mon-Fri,  2-5pm Sat & Sun Open Swim = kids minimum 6 yrs old/45 inches tall without an adult. Family Swim = all children must be accompanied […]

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Free Self-Defense Workshops for Women & Girls Wednesday Nights in June

  Urban Defence Center – 725 N. 6th Street – Every Wednesday in June from 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Call 267-974-0287 for more information. Free Safety & Awareness Workshops No experience necessary. Open to the public. Please wear comfortable clothing & bring a water bottle. Workshops will include hands-on learning, lecture and Q & […]

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NLNA looking for at-cost recycle bins to supply to neighbors…

The City no longer offers free recycle bins through the NoLibs Community Center. Over the past several years, NLNA has approached Home Depot, and successfully aquired and distributed over 300 low-cost bins to neighbors. Unfortunately this discount is no longer available. The NLNA is now seeking a new, long-term partner that can supply at-cost bins. Stay tuned… […]

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MINUTES – Meeting of May 4, 2015

PRESENT:  Matt Ruben, President; Don Phillips, Vice-President; Steve Richman, Treasurer; Janet Finegar, Secretary; Jennifer Baker; Michael Coyne; Larry Freedman; Sasi Judd; Dolores Lyons; Katrina Mansfield; Sharon Richman; Chris Somers; Anne Waginger; Logan Welde. ABSENT:  Monika Kreidie. The meeting was called to order by the President at 7:03 p.m. Motion: By Steve Richman, seconded by Dolores […]

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June 2015 — Zoning Agenda — Jun 29 & 30

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. June 2015 — Zoning Agenda Location: Northern Liberties Community Center, 700 N. […]

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