Tomorrow: 2nd District Candidate Forum; This Week: Clean & Green and FoCA Night Out!
Friends & Neighbors,
Don't miss the opportunity to meet the candidates running for City Council's 2nd District seat! The 2nd District CandidateForum, sponsored by SOSNA and SSWCA, will take place tomorrow evening in the Chester Arthur Auditorium (20th and Catharine Street). The event will be moderated by WNYC reporter, author of the "Christie Chronicles" and neighborhood resident Matt Katz. We've asked our neighbors to submit the important questions they'd like to ask the candidates, so please join us and hear from incumbent, Kenyatta Johnson and challenger, Ori Feibush on the issues that are important to your community. The program begins at 7:00pm, but get there early for a meet & greet with candidates at 6:30pm.
Do you want to see cleaner and greener streets in our neighborhood? The South West Center City Tree Planters are still accepting applications for their fall street tree planting! If you (or your neighbor) have an open sidewalk space for a tree, please apply! The Tree Planters also have their spring planting coming up this weekend, April 25th! If you'd like to volunteer to help plant trees in the neighborhood please click here for more info!
Saturday April 25th is also the Clean Block Campaign Kickoff! SOSNA's Clean Block Campaign is a comprehensive plan to address all of the components that contribute to litter in our neighborhood. SOSNA's goal is to decrease litter and green our streets through partnerships with residents, organizations, schools and community groups. We have had numerous residents sign up to lead their block's clean up efforts, and this Saturday 20 blocks will be participating in the clean up! If you would like to learn more about the Clean Block Campaign, click here and sign up!
Don't delay! Grab your tickets for Friends of Chester Arthur's Night Out happening this Saturday night! FoCA Night Out is a chance for parents, teachers and community members to gather, socialize and support local Philadelphia public education. Proceeds from a silent auction will benefit FoCA and the Playworks Program at Chester Arthur School! Grab your tickets today! FoCA will also be making a special announcement at the Chester Arthur Playground this Friday, April 24th at 2:30pm. Want to know what the secret is? Join them at the playground to find out!
Join us for an evening of conversation with Second Councilmanic District Candidates Kenyatta Johnson and Ori Feibush. The event will be moderated by WNYC reporter, author of the "Christie Chronicles" and neighborhood resident Matt Katz. This event is brought to you jointly by the South of South Neighborhood Association and the South Street West Civic Association. The event will be held in the Chester A. Arthur auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 on April 22nd and programming begins promptly at 7.
We want to hear from you! What questions do you want to ask the 2nd District candidates? Send us your questions and choose the topics you think are most important to our neighborhood: Send us your questions here!
Join SOSNA, Your Clean Block Reps and your PMBC Block Captains in a neighborhood-wide clean up on April 25th! This clean up is the kick-off of our clean block campaign! Neighbors will be cleaning up 20 blocks in our community!
The Southwest Center City Tree Planters will be planting trees on Saturday, April 25th at 9am and they’d love to have you join them! To volunteer meet the planters either at the parking lot at 22nd and Baingbridge Streets (for the west side planting), or at the SOSNA Office, 19th and Christian (for the east side planting).
YOU can help clean up our neighborhood. Sign up to be a SOSNA Clean Block Rep with the Clean Block Campaign! The goal of the Clean Block Campaign will be to reduce litter through an infrastructure of volunteers, or Clean Block Reps, throughout all of South of South. Block Reps will disseminate information, educate neighbors, report issues to the City, and most importantly, schedule clean ups with their neighbors. Help us make South of South the cleanest neighborhood in Philly!
Friends of Chester Arthur’s Night Out is a chance for parents, teachers and community members to gather, socialize and support local Philadelphia public education. Proceeds from a silent auction will benefit FoCA and the Playworks Program at Chester Arthur School. Grab your tickets, here.
PLAZAPALOOZA 2015 IS COMING SATURDAY MAY 16th (May 17th rain date) TO THE GRAYS FERRY TRIANGLES PLAZA! JOIN US FOR FOOD, DRINK, LIVE MUSIC, GAMES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
Food from our neighboring businesses as well as food trucks; and beer and food from Grace Tavern. Live music hosted by Jeff from South Street Sounds and his band, Tall Trees, along with Dreaming Tree, The Rosemary Fiki Band, AlyCat, and Natural Selection!