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Parade of Spirits at Liberty Lands – Sat, Dec 9

4:00pm – 6:30pm / Parade starts at Sundown Join Us For The Seventh Year Of This FREE, Secular Holiday Tradition! All are welcome, in costume or not — we can give you a lantern or banner to hold if you like! It can be cold, and sometimes stuff falls out of the sky, so dress […]

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Music Monkey Jungle – New Schedule: WEDNESDAYS & Thursdays at the Community Center – Starting back up on Sept 6

Babies! Toddlers! Little Monkeys! Music Monkey Jungle – 10:00 to 10:30am Wednesdays — The Music Monkey Jungle Sing Along is a 30 minute high energy, interactive, rockin’ good time for little music monkeys. Children and adults will sing, dance, laugh, play, move, imagine and create through the presentation of original MMJ songs, dances and games. We’ll focus on melody, unison, […]

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We Kids Rock Is Back – Thursdays at the Community Center

Fall Classes Thursdays Sept. 21-Nov. 16 Free Demo on Thurs. Sept. 14 3-5yr Guitar Class at 4:45-5:15pm $165.00 for 8 weeks (stay and do the Family Class for half price) Birth-5yr Family Class 5:30-6:10pm $125.00 for one child, 210.00 for two (15.00 discount if signed up by Aug. 21) Registration includes a cd, siblings under […]

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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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Neighborhood Tree Planting – Sat, Nov 18

Hello Northern Liberties Tree Tenders and tree planting neighbors,   Please join the Fall Tree Planting, Saturday, November 18!            We’re planting 12 new street trees in Northern Liberties and need about 15 volunteers.                                                Rain or […]

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Kearny School Open House — Tue, Nov 14

Kearny’s paper drive was a major success! Thanks to everyone who donated! Next up: Kearny Elementary Open House Tuesday, November 14, 6-7:30PM, 6th & Fairmount Meet Principal Feggins, and tour the school. More info: kearnyfriends@gmail.com.

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Annual Liberty Lands Family Fall Festival – Sat Nov 4 [UPDATED]

Liberty Lands from 1-4 pm Join us! Interactive entertainment and music from: Raising Music Captain Swirly Living Arts Dance & Fitness Studios And More… Carriage Rides from 76 Carriage Company Moon Bounce! Kids (BIG & small) Costume Parade Cargo Bike Rides PIZZA Foolish Waffle! Epic Bake Sale! And, family activities including: Storytelling with the Free […]

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Orkney Park Sip & Spook Fundraiser – Sat, Oct 21

From 5 to 8pm Enter at 852 N Lawrence at the playground The effort to preserve Orkney Park continues with the Fall Sip & Spook Fundraiser! Fresh roasted s’mores, alcohol for the adults and cider and hot chocolate for the kids. Plus Ouija board, cornhole, tarot card readings, face painting, Halloween crafts, and Q&A with […]

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Puppet Making and Performances in the Park through September…

Company Aiello is offering workshops in puppet-making from recycled materials. Things we would otherwise throw away every day are given new life as whimsical characters. Participants are provided newspaper, tape, and an assortment of other found objects with which to build their own bizarre figures. This event is fun for the whole family. We’ll bring […]

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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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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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Shakespeare Comes to Liberty Lands!

A Midsummer Night’s Dream June 15 – July 1 Admission is Free! 6/15 thru 6/18 at 6:30pm 6/22 thru 6/24 at 6:30pm 6/25 at 3:00pm 6/29 thru 7/1 at 6:30pm Run Time is 90 minutes For more information follow us on Facebook – The Word Players

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NLArts Summer Camp Registration – Closed

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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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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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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NLArts Faculty 10th Anniversary Art Exhibit – Fri, May 5

Join NLArts in celebrating their awesome teaching artists! 10th Anniversary Faculty Exhibition Opening Reception Friday May 5, 2017 5-7 PM Two locations: Northern Liberties Community Center & 700 N. Third Street and Higher Grounds Coffee 631 North Third Street (Philly 19123) May 5, 2017 from 5 to 7pm 13 Artists! Pat Aluiso,Lily Brown, Rae Burns, […]

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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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