Friday, June 5, 2015

SOSNA Newsletter

Streetscape, Summer Music and Safety

Friends & Neighbors, 
If you add beauty to our neighborhood with colorful flowers boxes or tree pit and container gardens, we want to recognize you! Enter into the SOSNA Streetscape Competition! We award prizes in three categories and will announce winners at the SOSNA Summer Social, taking place on July 18th in Julian Abele Park (stay tuned for more info on the Summer Social next week)! For more info on how to enter the Streetscape Competition, click here.
Remember, every Thursday night we have free music and food trucks at the Grays Ferry Triangles Plaza! Come out and enjoy food, music and friends in the little urban oasis know as the Triangles! 


A Public Service Announcement from the SOSNA Safety Committee:

We are continuing to see a rise in the number of thefts from automobiles. Remember to lock all doors and remove everything visible inside cars (including cords, change, GPS holders/suction), especially items of value. Always report all break-ins and attempts to 911. Please spread the word to friends, neighbors, and visitors. 
Also, as the weather is starting to get warmer, be sure to check that house doors and windows (front and back) are locked before going out, even for a short trip. 

SOSNA is now accepting entries for the 2015 Streetscape Contest! The SOSNA Streetscape Contest recognizes neighbors who beautify our community by planting and tending greenery on the front of their homes or businesses. There is no entry fee and prizes are awarded in multiple categories:
  1. Container gardens
  2. Window boxes
  3. Tree pit gardens
Enter today! Entries are due by JULY 1, 2015 at 7 PM! Email g.k.thompson AT gmail DOT com indicating your name, address, email, phone number, and categories in which you would like to compete. Judging to take place JULY 11th-15th, 2015. For more info and to see previous winners, click here!
The star of Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD, Lawrence Brownlee, collaborates with renowned gospel, jazz, and classical musician Damien Sneed for an exciting recital of original spiritual arrangements. Joining them for two selections is one of Lawrence's costars from Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD, soprano Angela Brown. Meet Lawrence and Damien after the recital at an informal reception, where copies of their acclaimed CD, Spiritual Sketches, will be available for sale and signing.
The program will be held at Union Baptist Church, a National Historic Landmark where trailblazing Philadelphia contralto Marian Anderson sang as a child.
Every Thursday night this summer come enjoy live music, good food and meet your fellow neighbors at the Triangles Summer Music Series at 23rd and Grays Ferry Ave/South Street starting at 6pm.
Stanton Community Partners has partnered with ShoeBox Recycling to recycle shoes and raise funds for Stanton! Please drop your unwanted paired men's, women's and kids shoes that are still usable in the designated recycling box at the SOSNA office (1901 South St.) beginning on Tuesday, June 2nd. Please note ShoeBox Recycling does not accept heavy winter boots, skates, blades or flip-flops. Thank you for your continued support of Stanton Community Partners and E.M. Stanton!
Friends of Julian Abele Park meeting. We meet the first Tuesday of each month at the SOSNA office at 7pm. 
Join us to get involved with the park. Everyone welcome! 
*Please note- the June meeting has been rescheduled from 6/2 to 6/9. On 6/9 the Friends will meet in Julian Abele Park at 7pm, instead of at the SOSNA office. 
The farmer's market at Julian Abele Park is returning May 26th! The market will be every Tuesday from 2-7 PM. The wonderful provider will again be Highland Orchards, out of Delaware (they also go to Fitler Square on Saturdays and Schuylkill River Park on Wednesdays). They have fruits, veggies, preserves, honey, meat, cheese, eggs, and more! Stop by for your mid-week shopping!

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