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26th Police District Open House – Dec 17

  6-8pm, 615 E Girard (Girard & Montgomery in Fishtown) Come meet the District’s Community Policing Team of officers! Find out about safety programs Ask questions Raise concerns The 26th covers the northern half of Northern Liberties: Poplar Street and north up to Girard Ave. No RSVP is necessary, but if you have any questions […]

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Operation Santa Wrapping Party – Thurs, Dec 20

  Join the NLNA in wrapping holiday gifts to be delivered to families in need this season. Always a great time, with lots of neighbors, pizza, beer, soft drinks, and fun.

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NLNA General Meeting – Thurs, Dec 6

  7pm, NL Community Center, 3rd & Fairmount Join us this Thursday, December 6, at 7PM for the final NLNA General Membership Meeting of 2012. We’ll be providing updates and information on upcoming holiday season happenings, as well as the latest on development and other neighborhood issues. See you there!

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Liberty Lands Annual Meeting – Tues, Dec 11

  Tuesday, December 11 at the Community Center All are welcome Distinct from our monthly general-membership and zoning meetings, this is just about Liberty Lands, our community owned park, community garden, and playground space. So come by the NL Community Center (3rd & Fairmount) at 8pm next Tuesday, December 11 with any questions or concerns […]

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Zoning Meetings Next Mon & Tues, Nov 26 & 27

  Check back here for this month’s agendas. Mark your calendar for the November NLNA Zoning Committee meetings. Full agendas will be sent out in the next neighborhood email.

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25 New Trees Planted on Sunday. Big Thanks To All Who Volunteered and Donated Lunch!

  Community Fall Tree Planting Sunday, Nov 11 A total of 25 trees were planted around the Northern Liberties and at the Doughboy Park (2nd & Spring Garden) on Sunday by volunteer neighbors led by NLNA Board Member, Erika Goldberg. Through her efforts, 29 volunteers assembled to help out! Lunch was served at Liberty Lands […]

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Fall Festival Thank-You’s! Kudos to Local Businesses!

The NLNA would like to thank the many local businesses who sponsored the Fall Festival at Liberty Lands this past Sunday, with donations of money, food, supplies, and volunteer labor. They helped make this largely-free kids’ event possible. Many thanks to North 3rd Silk City North Bowl Standard Tap Johnny Brenda’s Bar Ferdinan El Camino […]

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Zoning Meetings postponed to Monday, 11/5 and Thursday 11/8

  Due to Hurricane Sandy, October’s Zoning meetings will be held in November 5 and 8. Click here to see this month’s Agenda. Location: NL Community Center, 3rd & Fairmount  As always, the meetings are public and all are welcome to attend and participate. To review past Zoning Meeting Minutes and approved Motions see NLNA […]

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Election Day Tuesday Important Info You Need to Know

  Tuesday, November 6 is Election Day. The NLNA is a non-partisan charity, but we encourage you to get out and vote!The higher our voter participation, the stronger our voice with elected officials.Full information on polling places, ballots, and more is at the nonpartisan Committee of Seventy’s Election Web site: click on the image above, […]

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Make Time To VOTE on Tuesday, November 6th – NO ID NECCESSARY

  With the State’s attempt to change voting laws this year, there has been a lot of confusion about voting eligibility for Tuesdays Presidential Election. Here are some guidelines: Voters do NOT need to produce ID in order to vote First-time voters DO need to produce ID (as was always the case) Poll workers are […]

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Liberty Lands Fall Festival THIS SUNDAY, November 4th, 2-5pm

The biggest kid party of the year is at Liberty Lands this Sunday, November 4th from 2pm to 5pm Attendance is free, with small donations requested for crafts. The festival will feature: Hayrides Moonbounce Pumpkin painting and other crafts Face painting Performances by the Lara and Joe Show and the Living Arts Dance Studio Fire […]

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What You Need to Know about Property Tax Changes and more at the Neighborhood Meeting Thurs, October 25th

  City Official Featured Guest at NLNA October General Meeting Mark your calendar: Thur, Oct. 25th, 7pm – the NLNA October General Membership meeting at the NL Community Center (NW corner 3rd & Fairmount). A representative from the Philadelphia Office of Property Assessment will be on hand to brief us about important upcoming changes to […]

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Pottery and Karate Classes Resume at the NL Rec Center – October 2

  Northern Liberties Recreation Center 321 Fairmount Ave. The Northern Liberties Rec Center is again offering clay classes – as well as Karate classes. Clay classes start Tuesday, October 2nd, and run weekly through December 18. Classes run from 7-9PM. All levels of experience are welcome. The course fee of $200 covers the entire 12-week […]

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NLNA Meet-n-Greet October 3rd (tonight!)

  6-8:00PM, 3rd & Fairmount Come join the NLNA Board of Directors on Wednesday, October 3, anytime between 6 and 8, for beer, wine, light refreshments, and conversation. If you’re new to the neighborhood, it’s a great opportunity to learn about the area and the NLNA. If you’ve been here for awhile, it’s a great way to […]

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NLNA General Meeting And Free Performance at Liberty Lands September 27

Join us for the first general membership meeting of the fall, next Thursday at the NL Community Center, NW corner of 3rd & Fairmount. Get updates on: Property Tax Changes Finnigan’s Wake The New Zoning Code and Waterfront Planning Spring Garden Improvements Clean Energy Options And more! And if you’re around before the meeting, the […]

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E-Waste Recycling Returns Sep 29th – 10am-2pm

  Bring all your old electronics to the NLNA Community Center! Got a bunch of old TVs, printers, and electronics lying around and don’t know how to properly dispose of them? You won’t have to hold onto them much longer, because the NLNA’s popular electronics waste recycling is coming back next month! Join us on […]

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Music Fest & Rib Cook-off Saturday, Sept 8th

  It’s back – the famous NLNA Music Fest, and the A Full Plate Rib Cook-off! Come out for fantastic ribs prepared by individual and restaurant contestants, plus the commemorative, bottomless beer cups – and of course a great roster of local music! Rib Cook-off 11am-3:30pm Enjoy delicious ribs, Vegetarian Quickfire items, and an Anything […]

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Local Boxing Gym Offering Free Use of Computer Lab

  Joe Hand Boxing Gym (3rd & Green) Monday to Friday from 7am-7pm The Joe Hand Boxing Gym and Computer Lab is offering children and senior citizens in Northern Liberties free access to its 20-station computer lab, Mon-Fri, 7am-7pm. Space also is available groups interested in running a recreation or gym class. The Joe Hand Boxing […]

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MINUTES – Meeting of August 6, 2012

  Please Note: Minutes are posted after they are approved in the subsequent month’s meeting. PRESENT:     Matt Ruben, President; Don Phillips, Vice-President; Steve Richman, Treasurer;  Janet Finegar, Secretary; Rick Angeli; Fernando Benavides; Michael Coyne; Larry Freedman; Lystra Harris; Irene Lambrou; Katrina Mansfield; Chris Somers; Anne Waginger. ABSENT:       Erika Goldberg, Josh Upin The meeting was called […]

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1400 unit, 400 foot-tall proposal for Delaware and Spring Garden

      Planning Commission Sees Initial Presentation A developer has proposed a very large residential project for Delaware Ave., on the block running from Callowhill to Spring Garden. It is centered on four towers, two about 225 feet high, and two about 425 feet high. A full report on the project and the Planning […]

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Correction: Zoning Committee Meeting – Monday, Aug 27 and Tue, Aug 28

  Zoning Committee Meeting Monday, August 27, 2012 at the NLNA Community Center (700 N. 3rd Street) Please note 6:30 start time!!! (6:30) 806 & 808-20 N. Front St. – R10B – Ron Patterson – To legalize and reconfigure private parking for Joe Volpe’s events plus erection of a fence. (7:10) – 227-31 Green St. […]

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Fight Blight with Free Solar Light Kit!

  Up to $100 worth of lighting for vacant lots Keep Philadelphia Beautiful (KPB) has launched a “Light Up Your Lots” grant program, supplying communities with solar power light kits for vacant or abandoned lots. Light can be a deterrent to nighttime dumping, and also sends a message that people are watching the area. If you […]

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NLNA Fundraiser At This Weeks 2nd Street Festival!

The NLNA will hold a FUNDRAISER during this weekend’s 2nd Street Festival! Thanks to Yards Brewery, The Standard Tap, North Bowl, El Camino, and Bar Ferdinand, we will be selling tickets for BEER & KID’S ACTIVITIES! Gonna have a moon bounce, carnival games, make-n-take crafts, and a spin art station!

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Annual 2nd Street Festival Sunday

  Noon to 10pm — All along 2nd Street The Fourth Annual 2nd Street Festival will be held Sunday, August 5th from noon until 10pm. It’s always a great time for everyone – the entire street will be filled with workshops, art, food, beer gardens, and other merchandise vendors. All told, there will be more than 130 […]

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MINUTES – Meeting of December 3, 2012

  PRESENT:  Matt Ruben, President; Don Phillips, Vice-President; Steve Richman, Treasurer; Janet Finegar, Secretary; Rick Angeli; Fernando Benavides; Michael Coyne; Larry Freedman; Erika Goldberg; Katrina Mansfield; Chris Somers; Anne Waginger. ABSENT:  Lystra Harris The meeting was called to order by the President at 7:05 p.m. Motion: By Katrina Mansfield, seconded by Erika Goldberg:“To approve the […]

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