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NLNA Plant Sale – Sat, May 6

From 9am to 2pm at the Northern Liberties Rec Center (321 Fairmount Avenue) NOTE: The venue has changed due to Community Center Yard constuction. 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 […]

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NLArts Summer Camp Registration Open!

NLArts, our neighborhood’s own amazing children’s summer arts camp, is open for registration for its 10th Anniversary season! Based in the NLNA’s Community Center at 3rd & Fairmount, NLArts offers wonderful programming during the “gap weeks” of Aug 14 – Sep 1, when other camps shut down but school hasn’t started. Full info and registration instructions […]

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Philly InMovement Hosting Tumbling & Gymnastics Classes at the Community Center on Tuesdays – Extended Hours…

9:30 & 10:30 — Lil’ Tumblers, a parent-child class for 1.5 – 3 year olds 11:30 & 2:00 — Mini Rollers & Short Wheelers, a drop off class for 3 – 5 year olds 3:30 & 4:30 — Intro to Gymnastics (K-6th Grade), a beginners gymnastics class for school aged children Visit our website at phillyinmovement.com/pop-up for more […]

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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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NLArts: Sculpting Magical Miniature Animal Worlds – Second Friday April 14th

6:00 to 8:30pm NoLibs Community Center 700 North 3rd Street $25 Per Child (w/ sibling discounts) Pizza and Snacks Included Artist Mackenzie McAlpin is going to take you on an exploration of magical miniature sculpture.  We will fire these while at the workshop and add tiny touches when they have cooled. Create your pet, your […]

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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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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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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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NLArts Winter Camp 2016 Registration is open!

December 27, 28, and 29th 2016 8:30-3:30 Science, Art, Cooking, and Museums Please email nlartsorg@gmail.com to register and click the link below for registration form winter-camp-registration-2016 Please Pay By December 15, 2016 at NLArts.org or contact Natasha at 973-868-6675

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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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NLArts Veterans Day Kids Camp – Fri, Nov 11

Need Creative Child Care? Sign up now… On this Historic week in our history, let’s end on a positive note and honor our great city with a walking tour of some awesome sites and a food exploration. From 8:30am to 3:30pm Drop off 8:30-9:00 / Pick up 3:00-3:30 $45 per child Snack included Art classes […]

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NLArts First Science Friday Kids Workshop – November 4

Are you sick of crafting? Us too! Please join us for our first science themed Friday Workshop. 6 to 8:30pm We are honored to have Miss Maya Heiland with us. Maya is a veteran scientist and educator and currently works at the amazing Science Center in University City. She has a lot of experiments in […]

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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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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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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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