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Neighborhood Meeting – Mon, Nov 13 – Save Historic NoLibs Buildings!

7pm at the Northern Liberties Community Center at 700 N. 3rd Street Concerned about so many older Northern Liberties buildings disappearing? Mark your calendar: NLNA general membership meeting on Mon, Nov 13. Preservation Alliance head Paul Steinke and Phila Preservation Task Force member Oscar Biesert will be on hand to explain how to help protect NL’s historic […]

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Kearny School Open House — Tue, Nov 14

Kearny’s paper drive was a major success! Thanks to everyone who donated! Next up: Kearny Elementary Open House Tuesday, November 14, 6-7:30PM, 6th & Fairmount Meet Principal Feggins, and tour the school. More info: kearnyfriends@gmail.com.

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NLNA Board of Directors Meeting – October 2, 2017

  PRESENT: Matt Ruben, President; Steve Richman, Treasurer; Janet Finegar, Secretary; Donald Hoegg; Monika Kreidie; Jeremy Lindemann; Ben Mann; Joe Mikuliak; Barbara Saverino; Chris Somers; Ira Upin; Anne Waginger. ABSENT: Barbara Mulckhuyse, Vice-President; Michael Coyne; Don Phillips; ALSO PRESENT:       Danny Harvith, Helen Sher The meeting was called to order by the President at 7:02 p.m. […]

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Leaf Collection and Recycling Program – Nov 6 thru Dec 16

Help the City keep leaves out of the landfill. Collect, bag, and recycle your leaves. The Leaf Collection and Recycling Program is one of several services provided by the Streets Department to honor the City’s ongoing commitment to recycling. This program helps reduce the amount of materials that reach the waste stream and saves landfill space. Mechanical collection and […]

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NLNA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MINUTES – Meeting of September 5, 2017

PRESENT: Matt Ruben, President; Barbara Mulckhuyse, Vice-President; Steve Richman, Treasurer; Janet Finegar, Secretary; Monika Kreidie; Ben Mann; Joe Mikuliak; Don Phillips; Barbara Saverino; Chris Somers. ABSENT: Michael Coyne; Donald Hoegg;  Jeremy Lindemann; Ira Upin; Anne Waginger. ALSO PRESENT:      Claire Adler The meeting was called to order by the President at 7:08 p.m. Motion: By Steve Richman, seconded […]

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Neighborhood Tree Planting – Sat, Nov 18

Hello Northern Liberties Tree Tenders and tree planting neighbors,   Please join the Fall Tree Planting, Saturday, November 18!            We’re planting 12 new street trees in Northern Liberties and need about 15 volunteers.                                                Rain or […]

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NLNA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MINUTES – Meeting of August 7, 2017

PRESENT:  Matt Ruben, President; Barbara Mulckhuyse, Vice-President; Steve Richman, Treasurer; Janet Finegar, Secretary; Don Hoegg; Monika Kreidie; Jeremy Lindemann; Joe Mikuliak; Don Phillips; Ira Upin ALSO PRESENT: Claire Adler, Melodie Carter, Kerreen Franklin, Zachary Oppenheimer, Dennis Paris, John Turella, Marcel Winokur ABSENT: Michael Coyne; Ben Mann; Barbara Saverino; Chris Somers; Anne Waginger.  The meeting was called to […]

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Ceramics Classes Return to Northern Liberties Rec Center

Tuesday Nights at 321 Fairmount Avenue (Rec Center) from 6:30 to 9pm starting Sept 26. Explore the craft of ceramics with Natalie Wieters! Bring your own ideas, or figure out projects during the class. Natalie provides the guidance necessary for each project. The class is 10 weeks, and the fee is $200 which includes ALL […]

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Northern Liberties Co-Ed Road Biking Group – Join up!

Patricia & Kathryn just started a Northern Liberties Co-Ed Road Biking group with Sunday rides. We are a group that is doing weekly co-ed road biking rides starting and ending in Northern Liberties. We’re looking for people interested in leading rides as well as participating. We are not a slow group, nor are we terribly […]

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Music Monkey Jungle – New Schedule: WEDNESDAYS & Thursdays at the Community Center – Starting back up on Sept 6

Babies! Toddlers! Little Monkeys! Music Monkey Jungle – 10:00 to 10:30am Wednesdays — The Music Monkey Jungle Sing Along is a 30 minute high energy, interactive, rockin’ good time for little music monkeys. Children and adults will sing, dance, laugh, play, move, imagine and create through the presentation of original MMJ songs, dances and games. We’ll focus on melody, unison, […]

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We Kids Rock Is Back – Thursdays at the Community Center

Fall Classes Thursdays Sept. 21-Nov. 16 Free Demo on Thurs. Sept. 14 3-5yr Guitar Class at 4:45-5:15pm $165.00 for 8 weeks (stay and do the Family Class for half price) Birth-5yr Family Class 5:30-6:10pm $125.00 for one child, 210.00 for two (15.00 discount if signed up by Aug. 21) Registration includes a cd, siblings under […]

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Liberty Lands Farmers & Craft Market – Saturdays at Liberty Lands

The Liberty Lands Farmers Market is starting up again – and it’s expanding! Every Saturday starting April 8, 9am-3pm, Liberty Lands (3rd St side). Fifteen vendors and growing, including: •    J & J FARM (fresh organic produce ) •    Ninja Goat Fat Coffee (butter coffee) •    Grounds & Hounds Coffee •    Bright Yellow Creamery (homemade […]

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Roadmap for reducing litter & waste by up to 90% over the next 15 years…

A Litter Free City Starts With You. From the Mayor… When I took office, I pledged my commitment to make Philadelphia a more beautiful place to live, work, and visit. The plan you hold outlines specific strategies to achieve that goal by ensuring that every neighborhood has litter-free parks, streets, waterways, and public places. Why […]

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Schedule of Family Fun at Penn Treaty Park…

Check out these events happening all summer long at Penn Treaty Park…   —

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Ongoing – Rec Center Events

Northern Liberties Rec Center 321 Fairmount Street 19123 Free Improv and many other activities are happening at our neighborhood recreation center at 321 Fairmount Ave. Numerous great activities for kids and adults. Check out their Facebook page for the latest

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How To Stop Circular & Handbill Deliveries

Circulars and handbills can be a neighborhood nuisance. It’s illegal for vendors to put them in residents’ mailboxes. So, instead, they get shoehorned into doors and railings, causing litter on our streets. What You Can Do The good news is you can sign up to for a non-delivery list to prevent them from being delivered to […]

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Annual Liberty Lands Family Fall Festival – Sat Nov 4 [UPDATED]

Liberty Lands from 1-4 pm Join us! Interactive entertainment and music from: Raising Music Captain Swirly Living Arts Dance & Fitness Studios And More… Carriage Rides from 76 Carriage Company Moon Bounce! Kids (BIG & small) Costume Parade Cargo Bike Rides PIZZA Foolish Waffle! Epic Bake Sale! And, family activities including: Storytelling with the Free […]

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Philly Free Streets – Sat, Oct 28

8am to 1pm Philadelphia goes car-free again this year – including in Northern Liberties! Key streets will be closed to vehicular traffic and opened up to pedestrians. In NoLibs, 4th Street will be closed from Callowhill to Fairmount, and then the route will shift to 3rd St from Fairmount up to Girard. Parked cars must […]

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Zoning Agenda – Mon, Oct 30, 2017

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. Location: Northern Liberties Community Center, 700 N. 3rd Street (3rd & […]

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Second Business Improvement District (BID) Open Meeting – Tue, Oct 24

Commercial property owners, business owners, and interested neighbors — find out how a business improvement district (BID) can improve our commercial corridors, strengthen businesses, and make the commercial rental environment better. Tuesday, October 24, 7PM, Northern Liberties Community Center, 3rd & Fairmount More info at the Northern Liberties BID web site.

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Orkney Park Sip & Spook Fundraiser – Sat, Oct 21

From 5 to 8pm Enter at 852 N Lawrence at the playground The effort to preserve Orkney Park continues with the Fall Sip & Spook Fundraiser! Fresh roasted s’mores, alcohol for the adults and cider and hot chocolate for the kids. Plus Ouija board, cornhole, tarot card readings, face painting, Halloween crafts, and Q&A with […]

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NLNA Meet-n-Greet – Thur, Oct 19

6-8PM, Northern Liberties Community Center at 3rd & Fairmount. This is going to be a big one – lots of folks already have RSVP’d! Meet fellow neighbors, enjoy complientary food, beer, and wine, and talk one-on-one with members of the NLNA board of directors. RSVP not required, but why not check in at the Facebook event page? […]

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Recycle Bins With Lids Available at the Community Center – Suspended Until Yard Construction Project Is Completed

We’ll let you know when we have more bins as soon as we get them… The City no longer offers free recycle bins through the NoLibs Community Center. The small bins formerly 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 […]

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Notes from the Quality of Life Meeting (2/21/17)

By Janet Finegar — February 21, 2017 We began by making a list of as many problems/sources of trash on the street as possible. [This list, with a lot of more details about all of the below, will be sent to everyone who attended the meeting or expressed an interest in getting information, and will […]

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Puppet Making and Performances in the Park through September…

Company Aiello is offering workshops in puppet-making from recycled materials. Things we would otherwise throw away every day are given new life as whimsical characters. Participants are provided newspaper, tape, and an assortment of other found objects with which to build their own bizarre figures. This event is fun for the whole family. We’ll bring […]

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