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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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Lots of New Events at The Piazza!

Check out the Schmidts Commons Events page for details and more great happenings at this great, rejuvenated space in our neighborhood! Free Yoga Wednesdays led by Dhyana Yoga Teacher, Amanda from 6:30-7:30PM Check out the full roster of upcoming events at their online calendar. —

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Liberty Lands Flea Market & Music Fest – July 9th

At Liberty Lands Park (Third & Poplar) Benefits go to NLNA general fund which supports Clean Streets, the Community Center, and of course Liberty Lands! Flea market 9am until… Food and Philadelphia Brewing Company from Noon on… Music starting at 4ish…. Lasting till 10ish…. New Line Up! 4:00 – Late Night Radio – funk jazz […]

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Bodine Schoolyard Garden Workday – Sat, June 25

                  Saturday: June 25 from 8 to 10am Join Bodine staff & students, the Mural Arts Program & nearby neighbors as we work to restore & reimagine the space behind Bodine High School at 4th & George Sts. The schoolyard is now accessible to neighbors for enjoyment & recreation […]

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NLArts Annual Scavenger Hunt Summer Camp Fundraiser – Moved to Fri, Jun 10

6pm to 8pm Join us at Liberty Lands for Face Painting, Pizza, Snacks, Art Activities and More! $20 per family. ($25 day of event) — does not include libations (it’s a fundraiser!) Bring your friends to share a la carte food and beverages!! PLUS, we’ll be raffling off a baskets of Gift Certificates to: Blind […]

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NLNA PLANT SALE – This Saturday, April 30th

From 9am to 2pm at the Community Center (700 N. 4th Street) Flowers, Veggies, and Herbs, oh my! Fill your flower boxes and re-stock your herbs. Pick out your favorite tomatoes. Annual, Perrenial, Sun and Shade Plants. We’ve got them all! x Volunteer for a shift! The Annual Plant Sale is Saturday April 30, with […]

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Fishtown Neighbors Chili Cookoff – Sun, Apr 17

When: 12:30 to 4:00pm, Sunday, April 17th, 2016. Where: The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St., Philadelphia, PA 19123 You can’t have spring without the Annual Fishtown Neighbors Association Chili Cookoff. They’re back for their sixth year, this time at Fishtown’s spectacular new entertainment venue, The Fillmore Philadelphia, to accommodate even more chili lovers! As […]

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Neighborhood Cleanup Day – April 16

CALLING NEIGHBORS: Sick of the litter and trash? The NLNA’s Community Center will be open 9am-1pm on Saturday, April 16 with FREE Gloves and Bags… Be sure to: Recycle – paper, glass, plastics (1 through 7), NO plastic bags! Clean up that piggiest house on the street! Clean your gutters and storm drains, so that storm […]

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Liberty Lands Big Spring Workday – Sat, April 16

Starting at 9am HEADS UP all you lovers of Liberty Lands! Come one, come all!!! Come help your neighborhood park sparkle!!! Starts at 9am, runs until about 2pm, depending on the weather. Come out and help your urban greenspace stay awesome! Come out and get reconnected with your park community! Lots of projects and tasks […]

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NLArts April Fools First Friday – April 1

MASKS! Artist PAT AULISIO will lead a fun-filled, silly April fools evening with games, masks, snacks, and more!! Friday April 1, 2016 6-8:30 PM $25 per child discount for siblings As always Pizza and snacks included Space is limited. Register by emailing nartsorg@gmail.com Call 973 868 6675 with any questions. FINALLY Summer Camp Registration for […]

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14th Annual Northern Liberties Variety Show – Fri, Mar 18 – Photos and Videos Posted!

Another long, strange time was had…. See photos here. See videos here. Johnny Brenda’s Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00pm FREAKS! PHONEYS! YO’ MAMA! Boogie down with this year’s assortment of jive turkeys! $12 Donation benefits NLArts Kids Camp Buy Tickets at the Door or online HERE. (THIS EVENT IS 21 AND OVER) The Variety […]

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2016 NLNA WinterFest at North Bowl – Thanks!

…North Bowl and everyone who attended, as well as all these local businesses who helped make this event so awesome: 3 J’s Food Market Accent on Animals Al Palace Upscale Grooming Salon AOA Pets Architectural Antiques Exch Art Star Bamboo Bar Bardot Café Bee John J Bell Floor Covering Co Cafe Chismosa Cafe La Maude […]

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Treecycling – Sat, Jan 9 at Orianna Dog Park

  Planning a New Year’s Resolution of greener living? Treecycling 2016 is just around the corner… Saturday, January 9th at Orianna Dog Park’s 3rd Street entrance (across from Liberty Lands) from 10am to 4pm Volunteer at the neighborhood’s best smelling event by replying to trash@nlna.org $5 donations encouraged to help offset expenses. (Thank You!) x […]

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