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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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Operation Santa: Gift Wrapping Party – Thurs, Dec 15

  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 […]

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NoLibs Tree Planting – Sat, Nov 14 – THANK YOU!

THANK YOU to everyone who participated in yesterday’s tree planting! Thanks to each of you, we have 11 new trees in our neighborhood and it wouldn’t have happened without your contributions to the effort. It was really fun and I enjoyed meeting so many new neighbors. Special thanks to our trained tree tenders for leading the planting […]

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Love Your Park Day (Fall Edition) – Sat, Nov 14 – Come Out And Do your Part!

9am-2pm at Liberty Lands To everyone who loves Liberty Lands: The final Work Day for the year is this Saturday! It’s our last pre-winter push to sprinkle love and happiness all over the urban greenspace we all really, truly appreciate! Feel free to spend whatever time you can – an hour, two hours, or the entire day. It’s always […]

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Bodine High Looking For Help With Garden Planting – Friday Nov 6

From 8am to Noon at 1101 N 4th Street Mural Arts, Bodine High & neighbors have been working hard to address the issues with the schoolyard environment.  Mural Arts hired a new gardener who has redesigned the garden and the School District has agreed to pay for the plants. Even if it is just for an hour, […]

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Spooky Garden 2015: Halloween Night!

from 6-9pm – entrance at 1116 N 4th Street Your favorite neighborhood Halloween event!  Neighbors have collaborated since 2002 to create this walk-through decorated garden. Free to everyone, all ages welcome. Stop by while you are out trick-or-treating. (Please note that beverages will not be provided this year). Donations of candy & batteries (AA & […]

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Don’t Forget: Weeders’ Club at Liberty Lands Every Saturday Morning!

  From 9am to about 11ish – KIDS WELCOME! – There will be Coffee! Come out and get dirty with the Weeders’ Club diehards every Saturday from 9-11ish. Tools and gloves provided. OBLITERATE MORNING GLORY! YANK WEEDS FROM TREE PITS! FIND AND STASH TRASH! SCOOP THE POOP! Liberty Lands is your park, owned and maintained […]

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Spring Flea Market & Music Fest – Sat, June 6

  Spring Flea Market from 9am to 4 pm Located at Liberty Lands Park on North 3rd Street between Poplar and Wildey. One’s trash is another’s treasure! All spaces $20.00 For information reserving a space (tables not included) please email Kathy at kvissar@hotmail.com (All proceeds from table fees benefit Liberty Lands Park) x Liberty Lands Spring Music Fest […]

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Love Your Park Day – Sat, May 9

9am-2pm at Liberty Lands Come out and make muddy spring LOVE to YOUR favorite urban green space, Liberty Lands!!! Remember, WE OWN IT. WE LOVE IT. And, WE CARE FOR IT. Also, Mark Your Calendars for… Saturday Weeders Club (nearly every Saturday starting officially 4/18/15, 9-11am)   —

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Watch Dog Class – Wed, Feb 25 – A Talk About Dog Walking and Town Watch – Sign Up Now…

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015  / 7pm  /  NLNA Community Center (700 N 3rd St) Pablo Mateo from the City’s Town Watch Dept will be conducting training on how to effectively observe and report criminal activity while out walking your dog. Police can’t be everywhere, but when you’re out walking your dog two or three times […]

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Kearny Friends Meeting – Weds, Jan 28

All are welcome to the first meeting of the new year of Kearny Friends, the community group dedicated to supporting our neighborhood K-8 school. The meeting is Wednesday, January 28, 6:30-8:00pm, at the home of Gina and Alonzo South. For the address and more information, contact Gina at eugenia.south@gmail.com. To learn more about Kearny Friends, check out […]

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Compost Your Leaves This Fall – November 10 thru December 19

  Bag your leaves this fall and help beautify our City. Be a part of this year’s Bagged Leaf and Recycling Program, get your friends, family and neighbors to join in, as well. This united effort helps clear our streets of leaves and creates a second life for the collected material through composting. Taking part […]

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Fall Tree Planting – Sun, Nov 16! – Rain or Shine!

  Please join our Fall Tree Planting, Sunday, November 16!  Rain or shine. A society grows great when the old plant trees in whose shade they shall never sit. ~Greek proverb                                                          […]

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Hotline for questions about the upcoming election – Nov 4

A useful, non-partisan hotline number for voting-related questions is 1-855-SEVENTY (1-855-738-3689). You can also reach Committee of Seventy at 215-557-3600 with any questions about Philly government in general. The website is www.seventy.org If you’d like to get involved with Committee of Seventy go to CLICK HERE to find new opportunities.     —

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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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Northern Liberties Spring Flea & Music Festival – Sat, June 14

  Flea Market 9am — Music 4-10pm (3rd Street – just north of Poplar) Come out to this great Spring Two-fer Event! First it’s the Flea Market, starting at 9am and going most of the day. Want to sell your items? Contact Kathy Vissar to reserve a space for a small fee: kathy@scagliola.com. Then, starting at […]

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Love Your Liberty Lands! – Sat May 10

  We got so much done today! In the realm of “sometimes it takes a while, but we get to stuff eventually,” new fence rails went in, closing the gap by the potty shed off again; the rubber mulch began the process of GOING AWAY; the stump of a tree and the dead dogwood are […]

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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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Leaders Wanted!

Get Involved, Make a Difference, Be a Leader! Northern Liberties is your home. Whether you own a house, rent an apartment or run a business here you have a stake in the future of our community. You also have an opportunity – not just to be heard, but also to help shape decisions that will […]

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NLNA General Meeting at The Kearny School – Thur April 17

This Thursday – 7pm at Kearny Come to the NLNA’s April General Membership meeting  at the brand-new gym at our local elementary school.   Meet Kearny’s new principal, Dan Kurtz. Hear from Farah Jimenez, a member of the School Reform Commission. Meet candidates in the upcoming May Philadelphia Primary Election. Nominate someone (or yourself!) for the upcoming NLNA Board […]

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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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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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Fall Tree Planting – Saturday, November 23

  To volunteer e-mail Erika at bgoldewag@verizon.net.  Additional details will be emailed to you soon. Help Make Northern Liberties Greener 20 volunteers are wanted to plant 15 new trees all over the neighborhood. Everything needed to plant will be provided. Community service hours for students. Join us for lunch after planting too! (Location TBD) The fall […]

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November NLNA Zoning Committee Meetings: Mon. Nov. 25 & Tue. Nov. 26

  Zoning Motions are approved by the Board at the following month’s board meeting, which is held the first Monday of the month. To review past zoning meeting minutes and approved motions find the applicable NLNA Board Meeting Minutes by clicking here: Board Meeting Minutes. November 2013 — Zoning Agenda Location: NL Community Center, 700 […]

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Help! On-Going Volunteers Needed!!

  The NLNA is looking for people who have time and commitment for this invaluable neighborhood chore. If you’re interested in how the neighborhood is evolving, helping out those who will be effected, this is the volunteer opportunity for you… THIS SUNDAY – VOLUNTEER AT THE ANNUAL WINTER’S SPLIT PARTY AT NORTH BOWL… click here […]

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