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Holiday Arts Winter Camp at the Community Center!

Get the kids out of the house and into Philly’s cultural icons with all their friends! Monday, December 29th and Tuesday, December 30th 9:00am to 3:00pm Monday, Dec 29 — The Constitution Center Freedom Rising – Front row seats to the events that have shaped our country and city. The Story of We the People […]

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PWD to meet with community regarding East Poplar Playground Field – Mon, Nov 11

  East Poplar Playground and East Poplar Field are slated to receive Stormwater Management work from the Philly Water Department. You can find out more about the project, and provide input at a community meeting to be held at the playground. The meeting will take place on Monday, November 11 at 6pm at East Poplar Playground […]

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Kearny Elementary Open House – Thurs, Nov 6

From 6pm at Kearny Elementary | 601 Fairmount Avenue It’s an exciting time at Kearny  Elementary, the neighborhood school for many Northern Liberties Families! We invite you to visit our open house to learn more. Hear from students, parents, teachers and Principal Daniel Kurtz about Kearny Elementary’s achievements to date and exciting plans for the […]

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Kearny Elementary School Paper Drive

  x Supporting our neighborhood’s great K-8 school, Kearny Friends is continuing its paper drive. Copy paper, printer paper, ruled paper — if it’s 8.5 x 11 and you can write on it, they can use it! Donate paper you have on-hand or buy it new – either way, you can drop it off at the Northern […]

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Spooky Garden Returns for Halloween

  The famous Spooky Garden returns Halloween Night, October 31, 6:00-9:00pm!  Every year the near neighbors transform this community garden at 1116 N. 4th St. into an amazing outdoor haunted house. Tricks and treats for young and old – FREE and open to all.

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Public Meeting: PWD’s Renovations of N 3rd’s Cement Park – Oct 18 2014

Wednesday, October 8th at 6:30pm at the NLNA Community Center (700 N. 3rd Street) Green City, Clean Waters The Northern Liberties Recreation Center (Cement Park) has been selected by the Philadelphia Water Department for its Green City, Clean Waters stormwater management project to help soak up rain and beautify the property. However, the current plan only […]

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Flim Flam Phantom Sham – Fringe Fest Comes To Liberty Lands

  Liberty Lands Park Friday – Sunday, Sept 12 – 14 / 6:30pm to 8pm Friday – Sunday, Sept 19 – 21 / 6:30pm to 8pm From the company that triumphed over the naked bike ride in 2011 (remember that?!), comes the latest madcap masked adventure to have you rolling on your picnic blanket in […]

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2nd Street Festival!

  BIG THANKS to all who helped out this year, with a special shout out to the Kearny Moms! Sunday, August 3 from Noon to 10pm This year’s 2nd Street Festival promises to be bigger and better than ever! The Fest is also one of the NLNA’s most important fundraisers. BIG thanks to all who […]

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GSK Science in the Summer at the Rodriguez Library July 14-15

  We’re calling rising 2nd through 6th graders to sign up for two intensive sessions on Simple Machines! Participants chosen by lottery • In-person pre-registration required GSK Science in the Summer – Physics: Simple Machines This summer come learn about Simple Machines! Machines can do amazing things – lift huge boulders, build bridges, and pump water. In […]

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Friends of Kearny Group meeting! Thur, July 17

  Thursday, July 17th at 6:30pm at the home of Lydia Hernandez Velez. Would you like to see the Northern Liberties community become more involved with Kearny, our neighborhood elementary school? Are you interested in learning more about sending your child to Kearny? Do you believe a great neighborhood deserves a great neighborhood school? Please […]

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Rodriguez Library Summer Reading Challenge Starts June 16

  Summer Reading: 30-Million-Minute Challenge, June 16-August 8, 2014 Calling Philadelphia’s kids, teens, and adults! We dare you to read as much as you can all summer long so that, together, we read a whopping total of 30 million minutes! For more information visit the Rodriguez Library or another Free Library location, visit our website […]

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NLArts presents First Friday Art Exhibit featuring Bodine and Kearny Students – Fri, June 6

  Friday June 6th 7:00 to 9:00pm at The NL Community Center (700 N. 3rd Street) Free and Open to the Public Join NLArts as we present the works of young local artists during the first annual June Art Exhibit. This event will feature art from Bodine High School art classes and Kearny Elementary School’s […]

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Kidstock at Liberty Lands – Sun May 4

  FREE! Sunday May 4 from 1pm to 6pm The goal of Kidstock to raise money to help Teri Ramsey’s dream of a new place space for By My Side Neighborhood Parenting happen in 2015 (or sooner)! Of course we are all about having fun and introducing toddlers – elementary age children to the arts […]

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Northern Liberties Front Street CleanUp in honor of Amber Long – Sat Apr 5

                    Join together with friends and neighbors to make Front Street in Northern Liberties cleaner and safer on Philly Spring Cleanup Day 2014! The cleanup will take place on Front Street, between Poplar and Laurel Streets. It’s just a few blocks, but there’s lots of work […]

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Free “Neighborhood Nights” at Blue Cross River Rink

Wednesday, Feb 19, and next Wednesday, Feb 26, 5-8:30pm Have fun and speak with DRWC Planners The Delaware River Waterfront Corp. is holding two Free Neighborhood Nights at Blue Cross River Rink on Penn’s Landing. Admission is free – just mention “neighborhood night” or tell them you’re from Northern Liberties. You can skate (skate rentals […]

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Join Together in a Day of Service to Honor the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King – Mon, January 20

  NLArts is hosting a Martin Luther King Day of Service Monday – January 20th from Noon to 3pm at the Northern Liberties Community Center, 700 N. 3rd Street Family craft activities, painting the community center and cleaning the basement are all on the agenda for the day.   This is a family event, but […]

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NLArts Presents the First Family Fun Party of The Year – Sunday, January 19

at Hip Philly in the Piazza – 2:00pm to 4:00pm Admission is FREE! Activity tickets are nominal — $2/each or 6 for $10. Bring a new NLArts friend and receive 4 free activity tickets Bundle Up and Grab the Kids for This Family Fun Event! Fancy Drink Contest Be a DJ contest Rainbow Loom Creations Contest (bring […]

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NLArts: December Friday Workshops for kids 5 to 12 years old

  Dec. 6th First Friday Workshop: Gift Making and Fabric Arts with Una O’Neill from 6 to 8:30pm Dec. 13th Friday Workshop: Holiday Fun with Rae Burns from 6 to 8:30pm Friday Workshops include a pizza dinner and snacks. Participants should be 5 to 11 years old and wear clothes that are appropriate for getting […]

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Kid’s Clay Classes at the Rec Center

Tuesday Afternoons from 4:30 – 6:00pm (sharp) Northern Liberties Recreation Center | 321 Fairmount Ave | 19123 Sign up your kids for 8 weeks instruction in the Rec Center’s fully equipped clay studio. UA Instructor, Natalie Wieters leads the kids through all the fun aspects of handbuilding with clay! $90 fee includes Clay, Glaze, and […]

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