Notes from the Quality of Life Meeting (2/21/17)

By Janet Finegar — February 21, 2017 We began by making a list of as many problems/sources of trash on the street as possible. [This list, with a lot of more details about all of the below, will be sent to everyone who attended the meeting or expressed an interest in getting information, and will […]

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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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September Zoning Agenda – Mon, Sept 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. Location: Northern Liberties Community Center, 700 N. 3rd Street (3rd & […]

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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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SAVE THE DATE – Special Liberty Lands Improvements Meeting – Tues, Sept 12 (Attention Metalwork Artists!)

7pm at the Northern Liberties Community Center (3rd & Fairmount) The NLNA has secured a grant to improve Liberty Lands Park! Join us at this special general meeting to find out what this includes and how to get involved. • Garden Fence Construction Includes Funding for Metal Fabricators! The Liberty Lands committee is excited to […]

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MINUTES – Meeting of July 10, 2017

PRESENT:  Matt Ruben, President; Barbara Mulckhuyse, Vice-President; Steve Richman, Treasurer; Michael Coyne; Donald Hoegg; Monika Kreidie; Jeremy Lindemann; Ben Mann; Don Phillips; Barbara Saverino; Chris Somers; Anne Waginger.  ALSO PRESENT:  Melodie Carter, Kereen Franklin, John Turella, Marcel Winokur ABSENT:  Janet Finegar, Secretary; Joe Mikuliak, Ira Upin The meeting was called to order by the President […]

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MINUTES – Meeting of June 5, 2017

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

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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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August Zoning Meeting – Mon, Aug 28

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. Location: Northern Liberties Community Center, 700 N. 3rd Street (3rd & […]

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Bodine Garden Cleanup – Tues, Aug 15

Help clean up and nurture the outdoor space of our neighborhood’s national award-winning Bodine High School for International Affairs! August 15, 6-8pm at 4th & George Email Marita Fitzpatrick for more info and details.   —

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2nd Street Festival – This Sunday! – Aug 6th

The 9th Annual 2nd Street Festival is Sunday, August 6th 2017 from noon till 10 p.m. We’re closing off North 2nd between Germantown and Green Streets, here in Northern Liberties and filling the entire street with beer gardens, workshops, art, food,  and other merchandise vendors. Find out more HERE. Be sure to support the NLNA […]

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National Night Out – Tues, Aug 1

Liberty Lands from 5:30pm to 8:30pm Free fun for the whole family!!! Come out and get to know the officers of the 26th District! Food, water ice, moonbounce, giveaways, and other great activities.

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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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July Zoning Meeting – Mon, July 31

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. Location: Northern Liberties Community Center, 700 N. 3rd Street (3rd & […]

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Congratulations to the NLNA’s newest and returning board members…

Congratulations to returning and new Board members! Barbara Mulckhuyse — Vice President Janet Finegar (aka: please don’t vote for me) — Secretary At-Large Board Members — Donald Hoegg, Monika Kreidie, Benjamin Mann, Donald Phillips and Barbara Saverino. Ten neighbors signed into the General Meeting for the first time, and a whopping 18 people voted in NLNA […]

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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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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MINUTES – April 3, 2017

PRESENT: Matt Ruben, President; Steve Richman, Treasurer; Janet Finegar, Secretary; Donald Hoegg; Ira Upin; Jeremy Lindemann; Joe Mikuliak; Don Phillips; Barbara Saverino; Anne Waginger.   ABSENT: Michael Coyne, Vice-President; Troy Crichton; 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 Barbara […]

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Zoning Meeting – Mon, June 26 [UPDATED]

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. Location: Northern Liberties Community Center, 700 N. 3rd Street (3rd & […]

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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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Northern Liberties Community Garden Tour – Sat, June 17

10am-2pm (rain date June 18) Wanna see some of the best secret retreats in Philadelphia? Walk the Northern Liberties Loop, a self-guided tour of Spooky Garden, Seedy Acres, Orkney Park, Orianna Hill Community Garden, Liberty Lands Park & Community Garden, and The Bodine School Yard Garden.  Part of a city-wide celebration of community gardens & organized […]

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Neighborhood Meet n’ Greet – Thurs, June 15

6 to 8pm at the NL Community Center, 3rd & Fairmount Share food, beer and wine with neighbors, and meet the new NLNA Board of Directors. Come hang out as guest of the NLNA RSVP not required, but why not check in at the event’s Facebook page? See you there!

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NoLibs Music Festival & Flea Market – Sat, Jun 3

Liberty Lands Park (Third & Wildey) Benefits go to NLNA general fund which supports Clean Streets, the Community Center, and of course Liberty Lands! We need a few good men and women to help with set-up and tear-down of the stage! CLICK here to volunteer… Get a FREE Souvenir Bottomless Beer Cup for your help! […]

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NLArts 10th Annual Scavenger Hunt – Fri, June 2

Join NLArts for the 10th Annual Scavenger Hunt at Liberty Lands from 6 to 8pm! Prizes, Pizza, adult beverages, and our raffle!!! This year is special because it is our 10th year and one of our favorite families is hosting! Ellyn, Rachel, Maya, and Adam Dvorin!!! —

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Sanctuary City: What Does It Mean? – Wed, May 31

What is a Sanctuary City? Why is Philadelphia a Sanctuary City, and what does it mean for the City’s relationship with the federal government? Join us at 7pm at the NL Community Center (3rd & Fairmount) for a discussion with Miriam Enriquez, Director of Philadelphia’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, and Joanna Otero-Cruz, Deputy Managing Director. […]

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Call for Adult Ed Volunteers at Lutheran Settlement House

• Our good friends at Lutheran Settlement House (1340 Frankford Ave) are seeking volunteer tutors to work with adult learners one-on-one or in small groups on GED prep, basic math and literacy, and computer skills. Prior tutoring or teaching experience helpful but not required. Tutors are provided with materials to use with learners. Tutors are […]

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