an effort to increase transparency of SOSNA's operations to you, we
will resume posting our Board meeting minutes following the subsequent
month's meeting on our website. You can read last month's minutes on our
website at the link below. Thank you for your patience!
Nominations Committee for the South of South Neighborhood Association
is now accepting nominations for open positions on our Board of
Directors. The SOSNA Board of Directors is a working volunteer Board
that establishes the policies and helps implement the programs and
activities of the organization.
The deadline for nominations is Sunday, September 10, 2017.
Make sure you register to be a SOSNA Member (it’s free) to participate in our elections. It only takes a minute to complete the membership form. We also have membership applications available at our office on 1901 Christian Street during office hours.
The SOSNA Safety Committee works to improve safety and the quality of life within the Southwest Center City neighborhood.
Next Meeting: Thursday, September 21st at 7:30pm
Police Community Meeting for PSA-1 Thursday, September 28th, 7:00-8:00pm
Join us for our next Police Community Meeting for PSA 1 (Police Service Area 1) on Thursday, August 24th from 7:00PM-8:00PM at the SOSNA Office, 1901 Christian Street. This is an opportunity to speak face-to-face with officers from the 17th Police District
who watch our neighborhood. You will hear about recent crime activity
and have the opportunity to raise ideas and concerns directly to the
Our guest speaker is Michelle Feldman, Director at Keep Philadelphia Beautiful. She'll be speaking about the connection between litter and street safety.
CLEAN & GREEN
We focus on key areas important to creating and maintaining a pleasant, clean, and quality neighborhood.
Greenfest is the largest environmental festival in the Philadelphia
area. With over 100 exhibitors and vendors, Greenfest is the place to
learn about living sustainably while having fun! This event has
something for everyone: shopping for local green wares, great food, live
music, live demonstrations, kid-friendly activities, and more. Greenfest Philly will be held on Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 10am to 4pm on Bainbridge Green.
Would you like to feel cooler walking down your street? You can request a FREE street tree from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS).
Street trees will shade your sidewalk, street, and your house to make
walking a more pleasant (and beautiful!) experience, and reduce your
energy costs by up to 10%.
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, and plantings are in November and April.
If you already have a tree, please encourage your neighbors to sign up for a tree.
SOLARIZE PHILLY INFO SESSION
Join Philadelphia Energy Authority and SOSNA on Monday, September 25th at 6:30p
to learn more about getting solar for your home. This is an opportunity
to ask questions, meet our team and learn more about how Solarize Philly is helping make solar more affordable for all Philadelphians.
awareness of SOSNA's services and resources within the neighborhood and
to coordinate with local businesses, residents, and other organizations
to find ways to "Give Back".
Next Meeting: Thursday, September 7 at 6:30PM
SOSNA TOUR OF UNION BAPTIST CHURCH
In partnership with Union Baptist Church (UBC), local artist/urban farmer Meei Ling Ng is creating the UBC Garden of Eden with
an Art installation that would provide fresh vegetables, flowers and
fruits to the soup kitchen and guests, attracting
volunteers/neighbors/visitors to visit the church and garden. This
project has the potential for community building and creating
educational program for growing, cooking/healthy eating and lifestyle
classes, art instruction and more.
Longtime neighbor and colleague, Meei Ling and the Trustees of UBC have invited us for a tour of the Garden of Eden and the Church
(it's gorgeous inside, and it's where Marian Anderson went to church).
We'll also have the chance to talk with Church trustees and the women
who have been running their long-standing soup kitchen about ideas to
use food to bring our community together.
We are a group
of volunteers hoping to foster, facilitate and nurture positive and
appropriate economic development within our neighborhood, and support
existing local businesses.
Next Meeting: Thursday, Sept. 14 at 7:00PM
GRAYS FERRY TRIANGLES
We are a group
of volunteers and business owners dedicated to improving the Triangles
Plaza at 23rd and South and all the intersections along Grays Ferry Ave.
Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 12 at 7:15p
FALL YOGA SERIES WITH RAJA YOGA
SOSNA is partnering with Raja Yoga Yoga and Meditation Center to have senior instructor Kathy Revelle leading a 8-week Fall Yoga in the Triangle series. The
class will be a slow-flow vinyasa, making it accessible but also good
exercise for all. Perfect way to start your Sunday morning!
When: Sundays at 9:30a beginning 9/17
Where: Grays Ferry Triangle (23rd & South Street)
Raja Yoga and Meditation Center is cozy,
accessible studio in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood. As a
non-profit organization, the Center raises funds in order to send yoga
teachers out into the community to reach individuals who might otherwise
not have access to yoga, such as in: elementary and middle schools, a
low income senior's facility, a substance abuse center, and hospitals.
*There are 15 spots to reserve online and
10 walk-in spaces (first come, first serve). Participants under 18 years
old must have adult in attendance.
Join a SOSNA Committee. SOSNA
has four active committees that hold open public meetings. These
committees develop and implement initiatives on an ongoing basis Only
the Zoning Committee is appointed by the SOSNA Board of Directors..
membership in SOSNA is open to anyone who is at least 18 years of age
and whose primary residence, business, or other real estate is within
SOSNA’s boundaries. Membership is also open to one employee of a
nonprofit headquartered within SOSNA’s boundaries. There is no fee
associated with registration.