BFF (Building Friends in Fitler Square) is a joint
collaborative of several civic groups in the neighborhood, including
Center City Residents’ Association. Our purpose is to help build
friendships and greater cohesion in our little slice of the city. We are
excited to share several events and classes happening this winter,
several of which came as a result of a fall survey, circulated to
CCRA members in CCRA This Week. Interested in helping plan more programs and events for the community? Drop a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community News and Events
Recycle Your Tree on Saturday, January 7
to dispose of your Christmas tree responsibly? Bring your tree down to
the Schuylkill River Park multi-purpose court on January 7th between
8:30 and 11:30 a.m. The multi-purpose court is located in between the
playground and basketball courts.
So... how does this work? It's pretty simple. Bring
your own dish and drinks to share with others. Beer, wine and other
spirits welcome! Dinner plates, cups and silverware will be provided.
Botanical Art Drawing Class on Thursdays
Starting on January 19th
Thursdays | 1:00pm
Come join us and fall in love with botanical art. This class is entry
level. No required skill. Bring your own materials.
It will be fun! $100 for 8 classes. Classes start January
19th. Download the class flyer from our website or register HERE.
Caregiver & Me Art Class on Wednesdays
Starting on January 11th
Wednesdays | 1:30 - 2:15pm
Come join local artist, Violet Alexandre for this
Caregiver and Me art class focused on creating mandalas. This class is
for kids ages 2-5. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. $60 for 4
weeks. Download the flyer from our website or register HERE.
Tai Chi Classes for All Levels on Tuesdays
Starting on January 24th
Tuesdays | Times Vary
Achieve a healthier mind, body, and spirit by
practicing this Chinese martial art. This class must be purchased as a
season class pass (10 classes). $75 per pass.
This 8-week class provides kids (ages 8-10) with an
opportunity to conceptualize and create their own comic book from start
to finish! $175 for the series. Supplies included. Download the flyer from our website or register HERE.
"New Year, New You" Workshop on Mondays
Starting on January 9th
Mondays | 7:30 - 8:30 pm
This 4-class workshop series is for people who want
to take action on an idea they have been thinking about for a while.
$50 for 4 classes. All proceeds go towards rec center programs. Download
the flyer on our website or register HERE.
Community Knitting Circle on Tuesdays
Tuesdays, ongoing | 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Markward Recreation Center
In partnership with Friends of Schuylkill River
Park, Markward Recreation Center and the Philadelphia Guild of
Handweavers, we encourage you to build friendships and perfect your
craft at our knitting circle. Bring your own supplies and come meet your
knitting neighbors every week at the Markward Rec Center.