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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Businesses and Commercial Property Owners: Special Meeting – Wed, Feb 8

Northern Liberties has great businesses, but our commercial corridors still need help – filling remaining vacancies, strengthening existing businesses, and improving the environment.   Business operators and commercial property owners are invited to a meeting to discuss the possibility of a Business Improvement District (BID) next Wednesday, Feb 8, 7PM at the NLNA’s Community Center, […]

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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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December 2016 — Zoning Agenda — Mon, Dec 19

Location: Northern Liberties Community Center, 700 N. 3rd Street (3rd & Fairmount) As always, the meetings are public and all are welcome to attend and participate. Please note 6:30 start time. Monday, December 19, 2016 (6:30) 978-80 N. Lawrence St. (Pernitsky’s Bar) –RSA5 – Barb Mulckhuyse – To legalize 2 existing apts. and create a […]

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Board of Directors Minutes – December 5, 2016

PRESENT: Matt Ruben, President; Michael Coyne, Vice-President; Steve Richman, Treasurer; Janet Finegar, Secretary; Donald Hoegg; Ira Upin; Monika Kreidie; Jeremy Lindemann; Joe Mikuliak; Don Phillips; Barbara Saverino; Chris Somers. ABSENT: Troy Crichton; Roneil Jackson; Anne Waginger. ALSO PRESENT: Joe Brunner, accountant; Lara Kelly, Quality of Life manager The meeting was called to order by the […]

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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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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MINUTES – Meeting of November 14, 2016

PRESENT: Matt Ruben, President; Steve Richman, Treasurer; Janet Finegar, Secretary; Jeremy Lindemann; Joe Mikuliak; Don Phillips; Barbara Saverino; Ira Upin; Anne Waginger. ABSENT: Michael Coyne, Vice-President; Troy Crichton; Donald Hoegg; Roneil Jackson; Monika Kreidie; Chris Somers The meeting was called to order by the President at 7:06 p.m. Motion: By Jeremy Lindemann, seconded by Joe […]

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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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Saturdays – Farmer’s Market at Liberty Lands

Every Saturday, 9am to 1pm, J&J Farm brings organic fruits and vegetables, eggs, and homemade jam to Liberty Lands Park (900 block of N 3rd St.) While there, get info on the Food Bucks program, which gives SNAP (food assistance) recipients $2 of extra benefit for every $5 in SNAP benefits spent.

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Zoning Agenda – Mon, Nov 28 & Tue, Nov 29

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 2016 — Zoning Agenda Location: Northern Liberties Community Center, 700 […]

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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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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MINUTES – Meeting of September 12, 2016

PRESENT:  Matt Ruben, President; Michael Coyne, Vice-President; Steve Richman, Treasurer; Janet Finegar, Secretary; Troy Crichton; Donald Hoegg; Ira Upin; Monika Kreidie; Jeremy Lindemann; Joe Mikuliak; Don Phillips; Barbara Saverino; Anne Waginger. ABSENT: Roneil Jackson; Chris Somers ALSO PRESENT:  Neighbors Shelley Marcus, Sharon Richman. Representatives of Kieran Timberlake design team The meeting was called to order […]

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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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October Zoning Agendas – Mon, Tue Oct 24, 25

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. October 2016 — Zoning Agenda Location: Northern Liberties Community Center, 700 […]

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NLNA 40th Anniversary and Community Center Groundbreaking – Tuesday, Oct 18

Thanks to one and all for coming out to make this event a special night! • [original post] NLNA 40th Anniversary and Community Center Groundbreaking Tuesday, October 18, 2016 5:30-8:00pm — 700 N. 3rd Street (3rd & Fairmount) Don’t miss this unique event, with neighbors and special guests from the 40-year history of the NLNA. […]

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Adult Ceramics Class at the Rec Center

Tuesday Nights at 321 Fairmount Avenue (Rec Center) from 6:30 to 9pm. Explore the craft of ceramics with Natalie Wieters! Bring your own ideas, or figure out projects during the class. Natalie provides the guidance necessary for each project. The class is 10 weeks, and the fee is $175 which includes ALL supplies and firing! […]

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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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