Friday, July 11, 2014

SOSNA News Letter

SOSNA Dines Outside Returns to Triangles on July 15; SOSNA Social with
SCP on July 21

Dear neighbors:
Join us for another iteration of SOSNA Dines Outside on July 15th at the Triangles - details below. Space is limited so
RSVP asap. 
We've also got another SOSNA Social with Stanton Community Partners to gather school supplies for EM Stanton
School students on July 21st at the Bainbridge Club.  We'll be grilling bbq on the patio with skyline views, pouring
refreshing beer and the Club will have a cash bar.  Come meet your neighbors and bring school supplies - that's
your entry fee! Details below.
There is an important public meeting upcoming on July 23rd at 6 PM at the St. Charles Senior Center (1941 Christian)
with Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) staff to review and comment on proposed changes to the
neighborhood's zoning map. Details below.
Lastly, if you haven't checked out the new PHS Pop-Up Garden at 15th and South Streets, check it out! It's gorgeous.
Hope everyone is enjoying the summer!
SOSNA is once again taking Dines Out Outside at the Grays Ferry Triangles. Join us on Tuesday July 15 at 7:30 PM at the new pedestrian plaza at 23rd and South Street for SOSNA Dines Out(side), a great dinner with proceeds benefiting SOSNA and the Triangles Plaza!
As an extension of the monthly SOSNA Dines Out gatherings (previously held at Ants Pants, Robertos, Kidari, Balkan and So Crepe), where SOSNA's Economic Development Committee picks a restaurant for a group of 20-30 neighbors to dine in order to bring attention and provide feedback to the restaurant. This time around, there are a few twists:
1. We will be dining outside (under the lights!) at the wonderful public, pedestrian space that is the Grays Ferry Triangles at 23rd and South Streets and Grays Ferry Avenue.
2. We will have several restaurants each preparing a dish/course for us to enjoy 3-4 course meal. Featured restaurants
this time include Honey's Sit N' Eat, The Quick Fixx, Gavin's Cafe, and Kermit's!
3. The cost of the dinner - $30 per person - will benefit SOSNA and the Triangles Committee, as the participating
businesses have graciously agreed to donate their respective dishes to the cause.  You will be asked to pay in
advance.  We've got space for 25 diners.
RSVP to andrewd AT southofsouth DOT org by July 14.  Space is limited!
Come to the Bainbridge Club (1529 Bainbridge) on July 21st (6-8 PM) for a special SOSNA SOCIAL with Stanton
Community Partners
!  The entry "fee" will be to bring school supplies for Stanton - supplies in need include copy
paper, pencils, loose leaf paper, and basic art supplies (drawing/construction paper, markers, colored pencils,
crayons).  Check out SCPs Amazon Wishlist for a full list. Click here. Bring whatever you can to support this great
We'll be grilling burgers and dogs on the Club's stunning patio with skyline views.  Beer will be served and there'll
be a cash bar.  SOSNA SOCIALs are events designed to get to know your neighbors - friends, neighbors, family, kids
are all welcome!
A crucial part of the re-write of the Philadelphia Zoning Code and the implementation of the
Philadelphia 2035 Plan is to change the base zoning maps for the entire city.  The
Philadelphia City Planning Commission
, in close consultation with District Council people and
community groups, is going neighborhood-by-neighborhood to do this following the completion
and adoption of District Plans.  Changing the zoning will permit certain development activity by right and others will
require variances.  In theory, by making these changes, it will help achieve the goals put forth in the
Central District Plan, of which we are a part.  These changes also bring base zoning in line with existing conditions
throughout the neighborhood.
STREET (St. Charles Senior Center) TO REVIEW THESE PROPOSED CHANGES.  Stop by the SOSNA office to
review existing and proposed zoning changes in advance of this meeting.
The July 16 SOSNA Zoning Committee meeting will take place at the SOSNA OFFICE,
1901 Christian Street, at 7.
The SOSNA Zoning Committee always meets the third Wednesday of every month
starting at 7 PM.
AGENDA for July 16:
  1. - 2350 St. Albans Place: Use of rear yard as a parking space.
  2. - 730 South Broad Street (Brandywine Workshop): Erection of new mixed-use building along Broad Street with
    commercial space and apartments, restoration of fire house structure and creation of new public courtyard.
  3. - 769 South Mole Street: Erection of a single-family home with a garage.
  4. - 2225 League Street: Erection of a three-story single-family home.
  5. - 1030-32 S. Colorado Street: Erection of a two-story addition atop an existing garage for use as a 4-family dwelling;
    lot zoned for single-family housing.
SOSNA received a delivery of over 100 blue recycling bins on June 25 and they are available for
pick up during office hours or by appointment.  Limit: 1 bin per household!
Have a bike? Want to register it with the
17th Police District as part of the Bicycle Registration system? Come to the Grays Ferry Triangles
Plaza (23rd Street & Grays Ferry Ave/South Street) on Saturday, July 19th from 10 am to 12 pm to
register your bike! Officers from the 17th Police District will be on-hand, as will members of the
SOSNA Safety Committee to help you through the process. 
Big thanks to the officers of the 17th Police District!
The SOSNA Safety Committee and the South of South Townwatch have coordinated to
organize a training opportunity for our neighborhood.

One day. One city. Tons of free dance workshops.

Philadelphia Dance Day is back and bigger than ever! In celebration of the fifth annual nonprofit
festival, a group of local dance companies have teamed up to offer a Saturday packed with FREE
workshops, live performances and a $5 evening dance party. The goal: to unite the community in
celebrating dance as a powerful platform for creative expression and physical activity.
All dance enthusiasts – regardless of experience or even coordination – are invited to take part in the fun on
July 26, 2014
. There will be something for everyone, from Bhangra to tap to hip-hop for all ages. Participants will
tour studios around the city to sample as many free workshops as they like during the day, then come together in
the evening for the main event at the Ethical Society Building on Rittenhouse Square. Festivities kick off there with
a huge Zumba party and a variety of partner dance lessons. After that, the floor opens up for social dancing to swing,
ballroom, tango and Latin music so participants can practice moves they learned earlier in the day. Volunteer
instructors will also put on a performance showcase.

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