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Sign Up Now – Citywide Cleanup – Sat, April 8

Saturday April 8 is the 10th Annual City of Philadelphia’s Spring Cleanup – Sign up now to clean up your block! Registration is easy at this City web page. NOTE: We’re asking everyone to name their cleanup event starting with “NLNA” so others will easily be able to find it in the online listing. For […]

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Expanded Liberty Lands Farmers & Craft Market Starts Up Sat, April 8

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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Easter Egg Hunt at Penn Treaty Park – Sat, April 8

(Rain Date April 9) All are welcome to this FREE event! Starts at 11am sharp! (Please arrive before 11am to ensure participation)  

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Adult Figure Drawing at the Community Center

x x From 6:30 to 9:30 adult figure drawing sessions will be held on most Thursday nights throughout at the NLNA Community Center (700 N. 3rd Street) $10 walk-in fee pays the model. Drop in for an hour or three! Bring your own supplies… Email 321sketchclub@gmail.com with questions, or join us on Facebook. • • […]

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Music Monkey Jungle – Mondays & Thursdays – 10am at the Community Center

Babies! Toddlers! Little Monkeys! Music Monkey Jungle – 10:00 to 10:30am Mondays — Whether we’re performing Music Monkey Jungle Drummers or The Music Monkey Jungle Sing Along, we know you’ll have a rockin’ good time! To know exactly what’s performed, please visit our Facebook page. Thursdays —The Music Monkey Jungle Jam is a 30 minute interactive performance […]

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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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Fishtown Fishing Derby at Penn Treaty Park – Sat, Mar 25

FREE to all participants! Rods and prizes for kids Adults must have fishing license to enter. Registration starts at 8am on Saturday, March 25th at Penn Treaty Park (1301 N. Beach St, Philadelphia, PA 19125) Competition ends at 11am Sponsored by Friends of Penn Treaty Park and Penn treaty SSD  

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Winterfest 2017 at North Bowl – Sun, Feb 12

Beat that cabin fever with a family day out! Join neighbors at this annual event, hosted by North Bowl. Tickets include bowling, food, wine, beer, and soda. Plus Fabulous Raffles for Some Pretty Cool stuff! Buy Discount Advance Tickets below! Adults $15 (Advance Ticket Form Below) Adults $20 (at the door) Seniors $10 Kids $10 […]

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NLArts Benefit Brunch hosted by Standard Tap – Sat, Feb 25

The Standard Tap will donate %25 from your brunch bill to NLArts on Saturday, Feb 25 from 11am to 1pm Three ways to lock in this donation… 1) Call (215) 238-0630 and mention NLArts when you make a reservation. 2) Print out this LINK and show it to your server (no reservation necessary) 3) Show […]

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2017 TreeCycling Schedule – Starts Sun, Jan 1 / Ends Sun, Jan 15

Christmas TreeCycling from January 1 through 15 at Orianna Hill Park! Sunday, Jan 1 — Naked, De-tinsled, De-balled Christmas Trees will be accepted for drop-off in the picnic area of Orianna Hill Park at Poplar & Orianna Streets. Folks can drop off at any time. Saturday, Jan 7 — Trees will be chipped at 11am, […]

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Kwanzaa Celebration – Fri, Dec 30

Kwanzaa — A Celebration of Harvest & Community Join NLArts to learn about the history and significance of this non-religious holiday celebrated around the world! Friday, December 30 from 6:30-8:30 Northern Liberties Community Center (700 N. 3rd Street) $15 per person / $25 for families Live entertainment, light appetizers and beverages will be served along with […]

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December 2016 — Zoning Agenda — Mon, Dec 19

Location: Northern Liberties Community Center, 700 N. 3rd Street (3rd & Fairmount) As always, the meetings are public and all are welcome to attend and participate. Please note 6:30 start time. Monday, December 19, 2016 (6:30) 978-80 N. Lawrence St. (Pernitsky’s Bar) –RSA5 – Barb Mulckhuyse – To legalize 2 existing apts. and create a […]

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Parade of Spirits – Sat, Dec 17

4pm – gather at Liberty Lands Parade starts at Sundown A family-friendly winter parade through Northern Liberties now in its sixth year! Bring your own belief system. Find out more on Facebook. • • • Also, at Gravy Gallery: Parade of Spirits: Portraits by Neil Kohl An open house will be held at Gravy (910 […]

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Operation Santa – Distribution – Sat, Dec 17 (Volunteers Needed!)

9am at the Community Center (700 N. 3rd Street) Volunteers Needed to package meals and presents! Please Contact Janet at park@nlna.org) and let her know you’re coming to help.   — NLNA thanks the Penn Treaty Special Services District for support of the 2015 Operation Santa program Find out more about grant opportunities from the […]

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Spring Garden Underpass Lights Are On!

…and then there was light! As of Dec 20, 2016 the Delaware River Waterfront Corp. has finally turned on the new lighting installation at the I-95/El underpass at 2nd and Spring Garden. Congratulations to all who persisted in the struggle to get this dun!

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Operation Santa – Thur, Dec 15 & Sat, Dec 17

Operation Santa – Northern Liberties’ own toys for tots (and seniors) Come out and wrap presents — the more the merrier and the sooner it gets done! Thursday, December 15th at the Northern Liberties Community Center (700 N. 3rd) 6:00pm to 8:30pm — Drop in to help wrap holiday gifts* for neighborhood families in need this […]

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Weeder’s Club Meets Again (and again) on Saturday Mornings at Liberty Lands…

  Every Saturday morning from 9m to 11-ish Tools, Gloves, Instruction, Gossip included! All are welcome, bring the kids! There will be coffee! Liberty Lands is your park, owned and maintained by our neighborhood. Any time spent helping to clean up the park is welcome. Meet-up is at the table in the shade of the […]

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Saturdays – Farmer’s Market at Liberty Lands

Every Saturday, 9am to 1pm, J&J Farm brings organic fruits and vegetables, eggs, and homemade jam to Liberty Lands Park (900 block of N 3rd St.) While there, get info on the Food Bucks program, which gives SNAP (food assistance) recipients $2 of extra benefit for every $5 in SNAP benefits spent.

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BRAWLERFEST – Saturday, November 5

Step Right Up and Throw Down at BRAWLERFEST … a brawls to the wall beer ball of bruisin’ brews, slammin’ eats, rockin’ beats, legendary brawlers, brawl games and big prizes. Presented by Yards, BRAWLERFEST will take place on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 500 Spring Garden St. in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia. GET YOUR EARLYBIRD TICKET […]

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18th Annual Liberty Lands Halloween & Fall Festival – Sunday, October 30

Liberty Lands from 1-4 pm Carriage rides from 76 Carriage Company Moon bounce Costume Parade Cargo bike rides from Firth & Wilson Transport Cycles Kids Crafts and Family Activities Including: Storytelling with the Free Library of Philadelphia Ppumpkin Painting Family Yoga with Dhyana Yoga Finger Painting with Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse Crafting with NLarts Demos with Philly […]

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NLNA 40th Anniversary and Community Center Groundbreaking – Tuesday, Oct 18

Thanks to one and all for coming out to make this event a special night! • [original post] NLNA 40th Anniversary and Community Center Groundbreaking Tuesday, October 18, 2016 5:30-8:00pm — 700 N. 3rd Street (3rd & Fairmount) Don’t miss this unique event, with neighbors and special guests from the 40-year history of the NLNA. […]

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NLArts Kids Columbus Day Camp – Wednesday, Oct 12th

x Need Creative Child Care? Sign up now… x   $45 per child Snack included Art classes and field trips Ages 5-12 Please email nlartsorg@gmail.com to for more info and register. Natasha Mell-Taylor NLArts Community Arts Program 973-868-6675 —

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NLArts – Fall First Friday Kids’ Workshop – Oct 7

Northern Liberties Community Center, 3rd & Faimount Streets from 6-8:30pm Join us for our first First Friday of the school year! Your kids can have a night exploring Fall Art projects while you explore the neighborhood. A perfect date night! Pizza and Snacks included $25 – sibling discounts for families with more than one child! Register by emailing nlartsorg@gmail.com Natasha […]

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The German Society presents a Springerle Cookie Discussion and Tasting — Oct 3

Monday, October 3rd at 611 Spring Garden Street The Franklin Fountain and Shane Confectionery in Old City are coordinating a lecture about Springerle cookie moulds at the German Society, on Monday, October 3rd, that will be a part of ArchivesMonth Philly. Many of the moulds we will be discussing were made in a factory in […]

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FREE BambooWifi along N3rd Street, Liberty Lands, & Orianna Hill Park

BambooWifi is improving internet access in Philadelphia by providing “Free Neighborhood Wi-Fi.” We provide seamless Wi-Fi access to your entire neighborhood, so you can stay connected at home and on the go, without having to log in more than once. Free internet access is made possible through short video advertisements. The N3rd Street Network is […]

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