There will be no general membership meeting next Thursday, June 20!
Instead, please join us on Friday, June 21, from 6-9pm at the NKCDC Garden Center for our annual Meet the Neighbors party. Come out and get to know the people who live in your neighborhood, enjoy food and drinks from some of our most-buzzed-about restaurants and breweries… and enter to win generous raffle prizes from local businesses.
See you there!
Come out and meet the people who make Fishtown a great place to live!
When: Friday, June 21 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: NKCDC Garden Center (Frankford & Berks)
RAIN OR SHINE!
The suggested door donation is $10. Admission is free for children under 12.
There will be delicious food, drinks and Kat’s famous salsa!
Community Service Awards will be presented to members of the community who have gone above and beyond to make our neighborhood the best in the city.
And… of course….we’ll be raffling off amazing prizes from local businesses.
You don’t want to miss this party! More details to follow shortly, but you can RSVP on Facebook and get updates, here: https://www.facebook.com/events/498311366901704/
Bring your seeds and plants to an upcoming exchange at the NKCDC Garden Center (Frankford & Berks) on Thursday, June 6th, from 5-7 pm.
Philly Seed Exchange will lead a short workshop on seed saving. Afterwards, share and swap your seeds and plants with neighbors and friends. It’s free.
Don’t have seeds this year to exchange? Not a problem, use some of ours to get your garden growing.
We hope you can join us for this month’s FNA meeting!
When: 7pm on Thursday, May 16
Where: Fishtown Rec Center (1202 E. Montgomery Ave.)
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Find out about Meet the Neighbors!
Hear from our featured speakers:
All Democratic candidates running for the office of City Controller have been invited to present themselves to the community, prior to the Democratic Primary on Tuesday, May 21. 5/21. We hope to hear from all of them! (The Republican candidate is unopposed.)
Brett Mandel - http://brettmandel.com/
Mark Zecca – http://
Alan Butkovitz - http://
See you there!
Join the newly formed Friends of the Fishtown Recreation Center and the Fishtown Neighbors Association at The Rec (1202 E. Montgomery Ave.) on Saturday, May 11th to help clean up the grounds from 10AM to 12PM.
The Friends will be meeting at The Rec for a cleanup on the second Saturday of each month, from May through October.
We hope to see you there!
The April meeting of the FNA Beautification Committee will be held at 6:30PM on Wednesday, April 24 at The Fishtown Rec (1202 E. Montgomery Avenue) and is open to all Fishtown residents.
Come out, meet your neighbors and get involved in making our community even more beautiful! Exciting things are happening and we’d love for you to be a part of them!
* The date change is due to a conflict at The Rec. Moving forward, FNA Beautification Committee meetings will continue to be held on the 4th Thursday of every month, unless stated otherwise.
You don’t want to miss our April 2013 FNA meeting!
When: 7:00PM on Thursday, April 18
Where: The Fishtown Rec Center (1202 E. Montgomery Ave.)
In addition to the regular agenda, you’ll have the unique opportunity to learn about eating locally and supporting our wonderful community, from the heads of several organizations in our neighborhood! Our fantastic guest speakers will be:
Lena Helen, The Kensington Community Food Co-op
The Kensington Community Food Co-op is a group of 19125 residents working to open a member-owned cooperative grocery store in 19125 area. Board President Lena Helen will update FNA about their progress, and ask you to join the 300+ area households who have already invested in the Co-op. By joining, you will bring the Co-op one step closer to opening their doors.
Ariel Diliberto, Farm to Families
Farm to Families is a program where families place weekly orders for boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables for $10 or $15 worth $20 or $30, respectively. Healthy recipes are provided each week for the food in the boxes as well. The program is for everyone, there are no income guidelines, if you eat you qualify! They also have local eggs, local meat and other products available to purchase along with your box. Ariel will have a sample box with her to show you what you can expect each week.
Rebecca Brumberg Frimmer, Greensgrow Farms
Greensgrow Farms in a non-profit organization on Cumberland Street that has been in Kensington since 1998. They are a nationally recognized leader in urban farming, and make it their mission to “green” urban space that has been left to waste. Greensgrow brings fresh local food, flowers and jobs to the people of Philadelphia through our various programs. The General Manager Rebecca Brumberg will be talking about their CSA (city supported agriculture) program, farm stand, nursery and garden center, community kitchen, and events and workshops.
Jennifer Wampler , The Compost Coop
Founded by Sustainable 19125 and Philly Compost, The Compost Coop offers affordable composting for Fishtown and Kensington residents (and anyone else for that matter if you’re willing to travel to us). Do you want to compost food scraps, newspapers and leaves without the hassle of maintaining a compost pile in your apartment or back yard? Do you want to learn about composting without committing to a worm bin or a big pile? Then you should join The Compost Coop! Board Member Jennifer Wampler will elaborate on how you can get involved.
We hope to see you there!
Please help plant 35 trees in Fishtown, Port Richmond, and East Kensington!
Date & Time: Sunday, April 21, 10am
Location: 2771 Jasper St. Phila., PA 19134
- Pick-up trucks (& drivers) needed.
- Tools will be provided. Bring gloves.
- Two hours of planting estimated.
- No experience necessary.
- All ages welcome.
- Rain or Shine!
- Food and drinks provided.
There will be a volunteer lunch after planting at the Philadelphia Brewing Company on Martha at Hagert.
Please email PhillyTreePeople@gmail.com for more information, if needed.