Wednesday, July 20, 2016

SOSNA Newsletter

SOSNA Business Spotlight: HK Hair Studio

Friends & Neighbors, 
We're sure you've been anxiously awaiting the next SOSNA Business Spotlight, a series that features businesses and business owners living and working in our community. This spring we introduced NextFab to the neighborhood and now we're excited to share our recent interview with the owners of HK Hair Studio:
"The triangular corner of Grays Ferry and 23rd Street bustles with movement. And where Devil’s Pocket meets Graduate Hospital, there’s a spot for neighbors from all directions. Although small, it’s comforting—if hairstyling had a home; it would be here at HK Hair Studio.
Established in 2014, HK Hair Studio went from passerby dream to reality. Owners Holly Robinson and Katie Arcand had a vision for a boutique experience that excluded unnecessary pretentiousness"... Read more on

The SOSNA Economic Development Committee is in search of volunteers to help with the production of our SOSNA Business Spotlight Series! Spotlights include blog posts and videos that highlight local businesses and business owners. We're in search of audio/visual professionals and/or those with the skills to help us film and edit brief (60-90 second) videos. If you're interested in getting involved with the economic development team or have questions, email Abby -
The SOSNA Safety Committee is thrilled to announce the sixth annual Light Up the Night event on Tuesday, August 2nd. This year we are celebrating National Night Out at Julian Abele Park (22nd & Carpenter/Montrose) from 6:00-8:00pm on the 2nd.
This family-friendly, community event is being held to raise awareness about safety and crime prevention in the neighborhood, to get to know your neighbors, and to strengthen police-community partnerships. We will have fun, family-friendly activities, a neighbor meet and greet, Poi Dog Philly food truck and will be joined by the Friends of Cheter Arthur and Stanton Community Partners! RSVP and share the event with friends here.
One day. One city. Tons of free dance workshops! Philadelphia Dance Day is back and bigger than ever! In celebration of the seventh-annual nonprofit festival, several 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.
Tindley Temple United Methodist Church is having a Community Day on Saturday, August 27, 2016! You're invited to join the festivities from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm!  Tindley Temple UMC is located at 750 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146. Community Day is a free event for the community that includes food, games/activities, a moon bounce, face painting, DJ/music, health screenings, information tables and giveaways.  Free book bags filled with school supplies will also be distributed.  The event will take place in the parking lot of the church with some activities placed in the street (i.e., moon bounce!).  
Help to prepare our schools with everything they'll need for the school year! We're now collecting first aid supplies for our local public schools, please consider donating band aids, alcohol swabs, hand sanitizer, gauze, ice packs, combs, etc. (for the complete list, click here). Drop off donations at the Igloo, Rita's, the Quick Fixx or the SOSNA office. You can even order items through amazon and have them delivered to SOSNA (1901 Christian Street). Check out Santon's Wishlist and Arthur's Wishlist

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