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2nd Street Festival – Sun. Aug 6 – sign up to volunteer…

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. Be sure to support the NLNA by visiting our tent […]

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Save The Date – NLArts Gala Dinner in the Park – Thur, Aug 31

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 (dinner service starts at 6:30pm) A Dinner Party event inspired by Judy Chicago NLArts turned 10 this year, and we want to celebrate […]

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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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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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Notes from the 2017 Winter Quality of Life Meeting

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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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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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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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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Businesses and Commercial Property Owners: Special Meeting – Wed, Feb 8

Northern Liberties has great businesses, but our commercial corridors still need help – filling remaining vacancies, strengthening existing businesses, and improving the environment.   Business operators and commercial property owners are invited to a meeting to discuss the possibility of a Business Improvement District (BID) next Wednesday, Feb 8, 7PM at the NLNA’s Community Center, […]

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Kearny Friends Meeting – Weds, Feb 1

Kearny Friends is the great community support group for our neighborhood K-8 Kearney Elementary public school at 6th & Fairmount. Find out how you can help improve our neighborhood by supporting the school,  tomorrow, Feb 1, 6pm, at the Northern Liberties Community Center (3rd & Fairmount). And check out their Facebook page too!

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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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