simplifying our site making it easier for you to learn more about our
Committees, Board, and other projects! Please stay tuned and pardon our
Share your voice in our Board Elections on Monday, October 16! Meet the nominees, hear their pitch, and vote.
WHEN: Monday, October 16th at 7:00p
WHERE: St. Charles Senior Center, 1941 Christian Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146
This is a great chance to learn more about our committees and what we
have planned for the rest of the year! Food and refreshments will be
provided by SOSNA. Rumor is that the Recycling Bin fairy will also be paying us a visit...
Kevin Brown (re-election)
If you are not a SOSNA Member (it's free!), make sure you do so before the election meeting.
Requirements are any of the following:
- My primary residence (own or rent) is in the SOSNA area.
- I own a property in the SOSNA area.
- I own a business in the SOSNA area.
- I direct a nonprofit organization headquartered in the SOSNA area.
**Being on the email list is different than being a SOSNA Member.
Stop in the office to fill out out a membership form during office hours or complete the form at our Elections Meeting.
The SOSNA Safety Committee works to improve safety and the quality of life within the Southwest Center City neighborhood.
Next Meeting: Thursday, October 19th at 7:30pm
Police Community Meeting for PSA-1 Thursday, October 26th, 7:00-8:00pm
Join us for our next Police Community Meeting for PSA 1 (Police Service Area 1) on Thursday, October 26th from 7:00-8:00PM 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
CLEAN & GREEN
We focus on key areas important to creating and maintaining a pleasant, clean, and quality neighborhood.
Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 17 at 7:00 PM
CLEAN BLOCK REP INFO SESSION
Join us for our monthly Clean & Green meeting to learn more about our campaign to clean and beautify our neighborhood.
Special Guest, Nic Esposito, Director of Zero Waste for the City of
Philadelphia will be presenting the City's Zero Waste Action Plan and
what it means for our neighborhood. #CleanPHL
We'll also have information about our Clean Block Rep program so invite
your neighbors who can take intiative with cleaning your streets and
have a passionate for positive change.
Our Clean Block Reps:
-Educate neighbors about curbside trash and recycling collection
- Recruit and schedule neighbors for block cleanups
- Provide neighbors with access to SOSNA's tool lending library
- ID contributors to neighborhood litter
- Report illegal dumping, litter, and sanitation violations through 311 and SWEEPs.
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.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS (COPS)
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 Event: Thursday, November 2 at 6:30PM
SOSNA SOUP GROUP KICK-OFF
FALL IS HERE! The leaves are turning, pumpkin lattes are everywhere and it's SOSNA Soup Group time!
Meet other Soup Group members and learn more about Soup Groups on Thursday, October 26th at 7:00p at Union Baptist Church on 1910 Fitzwater (use the entrance on Martin Street). We'll chat, figure out Soup Group logistics, and score free veggies from Philly Foodworks.
WHAT IS SOUP GROUP?
You and 5 neighbors take turns making enough soup for everyone in your
Soup Group. Non-cooks stop by to pickp their soup share (and maybe to
chat and share a drink/nibble). You'll have the chance to try new
recipes, eat lots of yummy soup and get to know new folks!
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA MUSICIAN
Monday each fall, The Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians organize a Day
of Music throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. The players fan out
across the region in small ensembles to present short performances for
our communities. They donate concerts in schools, churches, synagogues,
public plazas, libraries and even SEPTA stations to share their love of
music and engage the public.
WHEN: Monday, October 23, 2017 at 5:30 PM
WHERE: Triangle Plaza (23rd and South)
Stop by the Grays Ferry Triangle to enjoy a performance by The Philadelphia Orchestra Percussion Group:
COCKTAILS, CULTURE, AND COVERSATION
is now a World Heritage City! Come out to the PHS Pop Up Garden, have a
drink, and share your own unique heritage story! This is an opportunity
to meet new friends, learn about those hidden gems in your
neighborhood, and discover the many ways that Philadelphians identify
with their "City of Neighborhoods.”
WHEN: October 11, 5-8p
WHERE: PHS Pop-Up Garden, South Street (15th & South)
There will be an Instagram photo booth where you can pose with iconic
Philly landmarks and the stars of the Philadelphia World Heritage City
Coloring Book. The Coloring Books will be available for sale (only $4.27
each!!). We will also host Community Conversations, starting at 6:30
pm, where you will have the opportunity to sit down with a stranger,
share your heritage story, play some Philly-centric games, and leave
with new knowledge and a new friend.
Cost: Free, food and beverage for sale at Happy Hour prices:
$4 Sangria and $5 Tito's and Hendrick's drinks until 8 pm!
CODED BY KIDS $20 FOR 20 SCHOOLS FUNDRAISER
Bloktoberfest returns on Saturday, October 14th 2017, from noon to 8pm,
taking over four blocks of South Street between Broad Street and 18th
Street. In partnership with the South Street West Business Association
and 31st and Wharton Beer Distributors, Bloktoberfest will once again
showcase a wide selection of beer by craft breweries from around the
country, food from neighborhood vendors and food trucks, and multiple
stages of live music featuring nationally recognized and emerging local
The event is not for profit, with beer proceeds directed back into a
variety of neighborhood initiatives addressing education, green space
and public safety.
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.