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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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NLArts Annual Scavenger Hunt Summer Camp Fundraiser – Moved to Fri, Jun 10

6pm to 8pm Join us at Liberty Lands for Face Painting, Pizza, Snacks, Art Activities and More! $20 per family. ($25 day of event) — does not include libations (it’s a fundraiser!) Bring your friends to share a la carte food and beverages!! PLUS, we’ll be raffling off a baskets of Gift Certificates to: Blind […]

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GSK Science in the Summer Returns To Our Libraries…

GSK Science in the Summer — a free science enrichment program for elementary-aged kids — is returning to Greater Philadelphia area libraries for the 30th year, including: Ramonita de Rodriguez Neighborhood Library 600 West Girard Avenue July 21-22 10 AM — 12 PM for students in grades 2-3; 1 PM — 3 PM for students […]

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NLArts May 6, First Friday – Feel the Beat with Rob McCall

Hello NLArts Friends, we want to make our last First Friday of the school year especially exciting! Please bring a friend and both children can come for the price of one. In addition to the musical event  Pizza!    Temporary Tattoos! And work on a mosaic collaborative project! If the weather permits all activities will be […]

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Fishtown Neighbors Chili Cookoff – Sun, Apr 17

When: 12:30 to 4:00pm, Sunday, April 17th, 2016. Where: The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St., Philadelphia, PA 19123 You can’t have spring without the Annual Fishtown Neighbors Association Chili Cookoff. They’re back for their sixth year, this time at Fishtown’s spectacular new entertainment venue, The Fillmore Philadelphia, to accommodate even more chili lovers! As […]

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Liberty Lands Big Spring Workday – Sat, April 16

Starting at 9am HEADS UP all you lovers of Liberty Lands! Come one, come all!!! Come help your neighborhood park sparkle!!! Starts at 9am, runs until about 2pm, depending on the weather. Come out and help your urban greenspace stay awesome! Come out and get reconnected with your park community! Lots of projects and tasks […]

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NLArts April Fools First Friday – April 1

MASKS! Artist PAT AULISIO will lead a fun-filled, silly April fools evening with games, masks, snacks, and more!! Friday April 1, 2016 6-8:30 PM $25 per child discount for siblings As always Pizza and snacks included Space is limited. Register by emailing nartsorg@gmail.com Call 973 868 6675 with any questions. FINALLY Summer Camp Registration for […]

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Goldman Methadone Clinic’s Quarterly Open House – Sat, Feb 27

12 noon, 801 W Girard Ave (Girard Medical Center), main cafeteria. There will be a speaker but also time for Q&A/discussion with the center’s management. No RSVP required. Questions/info: Crystal Brown, Case Manager, cbrown@NPHS.com, 215-787-2361. Please consider attending, and help spread the word.

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NLArts First Friday Kids Workshops Are Back – March 4

Friday March 4 – from 6-8:30 CARTOON LAB featuring Artist Steve Teare Learn a step by step process in creating anime and cartoon characters.  As Always Pizza and snacks included $25 per child discount for siblings   Space is limited so register by contacting Natasha at nlartsorg@gmail.com or 973 868 6675 please follow us on social media for […]

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2016 NLNA WinterFest at North Bowl – Thanks!

…North Bowl and everyone who attended, as well as all these local businesses who helped make this event so awesome: 3 J’s Food Market Accent on Animals Al Palace Upscale Grooming Salon AOA Pets Architectural Antiques Exch Art Star Bamboo Bar Bardot Café Bee John J Bell Floor Covering Co Cafe Chismosa Cafe La Maude […]

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NLArts Big Belly Beautification Project…

One person’s trash is another one’s canvas! By Amanda Staller Dec. 1, 2015 NLArts trash can pro­ject show­cases loc­al youth artists in North­ern Liber­ties. Trash cans in North­ern Liber­ties are look­ing a whole lot bright­er thanks to chil­dren at NLArts. NLArts, a youth-in­spired com­munity art group centered in North­ern Liber­ties, re­cently com­pleted its trash­can re­design […]

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NLArts Winter Camp – Dec. 28, 29, 30

Please join us for Winter Camp 2015 December 28, 29, and 30th 8:30am-3:30pm  Art activities, field trips and more!  Email nlartorg@gmail.com with your child’s name, age, and parent contact information to register.  $35 for one day $60 for two days and $80 for all three camp days Sign up early so we can plan the […]

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Treecycling – Sat, Jan 9 at Orianna Dog Park

  Planning a New Year’s Resolution of greener living? Treecycling 2016 is just around the corner… Saturday, January 9th at Orianna Dog Park’s 3rd Street entrance (across from Liberty Lands) from 10am to 4pm Volunteer at the neighborhood’s best smelling event by replying to trash@nlna.org $5 donations encouraged to help offset expenses. (Thank You!) x […]

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Krampuslauf at Liberty Lands was AWESOME!

Thanks to all who participated! See pics here! Saturday, Dec 12 – Bring the kids and join your neighbors for this unique winter celebration — kicking off at 4:00 on Saturday, Dec 12 from Liberty Lands Park. Krampuslauf is a colorful celebration of Santa Claus’ companion, who deals with the NAUGHTY children. Join us in costume […]

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