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September Zoning Agenda – Mon, Sept 25

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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Support Kearney Elementary School Paper Drive…

Donating paper is an easy and effective way to help a public school, and it frees up the school’s limited budget for other priorities.  Kearny Friends is the community support group for our great K-8 school at 6th & Fairmount, and they’re running their annual paper drive! Donate online at bit.ly/kearnypaper  or drop off letter-size paper directly at the NL […]

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Orkney Park Benefit Brunch At Standard Tap – Sat, Sept 23

11am- 3pm at  901 n 2nd st, Phila, Pa 19123 Friends of Orkney Park LLC has partnered with our generous friends at the Standard Tap to host a fundraising brunch. 20% of all food sales will benefit ongoing initiatives for Orkney Park! Your going out for Brunch anyway, avoid the wait at that other place! […]

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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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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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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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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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SAVE THE DATE – Special Liberty Lands Improvements Meeting – Tues, Sept 12 (Attention Metalwork Artists!)

7pm at the Northern Liberties Community Center (3rd & Fairmount) The NLNA has secured a grant to improve Liberty Lands Park! Join us at this special general meeting to find out what this includes and how to get involved. • Garden Fence Construction Includes Funding for Metal Fabricators! The Liberty Lands committee is excited to […]

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NLArts Gala Dinner in the Park – Thur, Aug 31 – Get Tickets Now!

The culmination of this year’s Dinner Party themed NLArts Camp aims to bring together families to meet and break bread. All are welcome! Save The Date Thursday, August 31 6:00 to 8:00pm $40 Per Family Get Tickets Now! (dinner service starts at 6:30pm) A Dinner Party event inspired by Judy Chicago NLArts turned 10 this […]

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2nd Street Festival – This Sunday! – Aug 6th

The 9th Annual 2nd Street Festival is Sunday, August 6th 2017 from noon till 10 p.m. We’re closing off North 2nd between Germantown and Green Streets, here in Northern Liberties and filling the entire street with beer gardens, workshops, art, food,  and other merchandise vendors. Find out more HERE. Be sure to support the NLNA […]

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Zoning Meeting – Mon, June 26 [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. Location: Northern Liberties Community Center, 700 N. 3rd Street (3rd & […]

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Orkney Park Summer Solstice Fundraiser – Wed, June 21

Help rescue Northern Liberties’ last unsecured green space! 6pm at 871 Orkney Street (Enter at the Lawrence Street Playground next to 852 N Lawrence Street) Rain Date: June 28th   Join us for a lovely evening with neighbors and friends in support of the Orkney Park Project and to celebrate the first day of summer! […]

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Neighborhood Meet n’ Greet – Thurs, June 15

6 to 8pm at the NL Community Center, 3rd & Fairmount Share food, beer and wine with neighbors, and meet the new NLNA Board of Directors. Come hang out as guest of the NLNA RSVP not required, but why not check in at the event’s Facebook page? See you there!

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NoLibs Music Festival & Flea Market – Sat, Jun 3

Liberty Lands Park (Third & Wildey) Benefits go to NLNA general fund which supports Clean Streets, the Community Center, and of course Liberty Lands! We need a few good men and women to help with set-up and tear-down of the stage! CLICK here to volunteer… Get a FREE Souvenir Bottomless Beer Cup for your help! […]

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Sanctuary City: What Does It Mean? – Wed, May 31

What is a Sanctuary City? Why is Philadelphia a Sanctuary City, and what does it mean for the City’s relationship with the federal government? Join us at 7pm at the NL Community Center (3rd & Fairmount) for a discussion with Miriam Enriquez, Director of Philadelphia’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, and Joanna Otero-Cruz, Deputy Managing Director. […]

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Call for Adult Ed Volunteers at Lutheran Settlement House

• Our good friends at Lutheran Settlement House (1340 Frankford Ave) are seeking volunteer tutors to work with adult learners one-on-one or in small groups on GED prep, basic math and literacy, and computer skills. Prior tutoring or teaching experience helpful but not required. Tutors are provided with materials to use with learners. Tutors are […]

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Vote for members of the Northern Liberties Board of Directors – Wed, May 31

The annual NLNA election will be held at the General Meeting on Wednesday, May 31, at 7:00 PM, at the NLNA Community Center at 3rd & Fairmount Streets. We will be electing Vice President, Secretary and five at-large Board seats. All terms are for two years. To vote in NLNA elections you must be 18-years-of-age […]

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Zoning Meeting – Mon, May 22

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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NLNA Plant Sale – Sat, May 6 (rain or shine)

From 9am to 2pm NOTE: The venue HAS changed back to the Community Center at 3rd and Fairmount. Flowers, Veggies, and Herbs, oh my! Fill your flower boxes and re-stock your herbs. Pick out your favorite tomatoes. Annual, Perennial, Sun and Shade Plants. We’ve got them all! x Volunteer for a shift by signing up […]

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Board of Directors Nominations at NLNA Meeting – Thursday, April 27

Nominations for the NLNA Board of Directors annual election will be taken at the General Meeting on Thursday, April 27th, 7:00 PM, at the Northern Liberties Community Center at 3rd & Fairmount.  The election will take place at the May General Meeting.  We will be nominating Vice President, Secretary and five at-large Board seats.  Those […]

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NoLibs Town Watch Patrol Meetup

Email Jeremy Lindemann at jdlindemann@gmail.com for info about upcoming patrols. We meet up at the Community Center (3rd and Farimount) around 7:20pm. Bring a flashlight and your phone. If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know. Thank you, Jeremy Lindemann —

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Zoning Meeting – Mon, April 24 [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. Location: Northern Liberties Community Center, 700 N. 3rd Street (3rd & […]

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Town Watch Patrol Sign-up and Police Q&A – Notes from the Fall 2017 Meeting

On Monday, October 10 a small group of neighbors signed up to patrol the neighborhood. The 26th District’s Sergeant John Massi (215-686-3260  John.Massi@phila.gov) and 6th District’s Crime Prevention Officer Lori Jackson (215-686-3063 Lori.Jackson@phila.gov) addressed the group. Together they answered questions and talked about the realities of crime in our neighborhood. Here are the highlights: The […]

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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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