Events around the river wards this week

From har­vest fest­ivals to neigh­bor­hood clean ups and civic meet­ings, there's plenty go­ing on in our neigh­bor­hoods this week.


The Pol­ish Har­vest Fest, Dozynki, will be held Sunday Oct. 23 from noon to 4 p.m. at St. Adal­bert Aud­it­or­i­um, Thompson Street and Al­legheny Av­en­ue. Pol­ish food and re­fresh­ments will be avail­able, as well as live mu­sic and per­form­ances by Pol­ish folk dance groups. Ad­mis­sion is free. For more in­form­a­tion, call 215 922 1700.••


The Olde Rich­mond Civic As­so­ci­ation will meet Tues., Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. at Cione Play­ground, Ara­mingo and Le­high av­en­ues. The Va­cant Lots ini­ti­at­ive will make a present­a­tion about their group and ORCA mem­bers will take vote on lend­ing sup­port.

For more in­form­a­tion, write to••


The friends of Kon­rad Square will host a flea mar­ket on Sat. Oct. 22. at Kon­rad Square park, Tulip and Dauph­in, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Any­one in­ter­ested in rent­ing a space can call Vicky 215-4264.••


The Ladies Of Port Rich­mond will host a Flap­jack Fun­draiser Break­fast at Ap­ple­bees, 2535 Castor Ave., on Sat., Oct. 22 start­ing at 8 a.m. The cost is $5 per per­son, and funds go to­ward breast can­cer re­search.••


Please join Port Rich­mond Town Watch and PRO­PAC at their meet­ing on Tues­day, Oct. 25, 7 p.m., at Samuel’s Re­cre­ation cen­ter, Gaul and Tioga.

Com­munity in­terest items and zon­ing is­sues will be dis­cussed. Rep­res­ent­at­ives from the 24th Po­lice Dis­trict will be on hand to re­view the latest stat­ist­ics.

Bring your con­cerns to our meet­ing so they can be ad­dressed.••


The An­nu­al St. Joan of Arc Par­ish Re­union will be held on Sunday, Oct. 23. All are in­vited to St. Joan of Arc Church, 3546 Frank­ford Ave., to be­gin the re­union with Mass at noon. A din­ner will fol­low from 1-5 at the Cas­bah Cater­ers, loc­ated at Thompson and Tioga. Tick­ets are $40. In­cludes 4-hour open bar, hot buf­fet, sweet table and DJ. A si­lent auc­tion will be held dur­ing the din­ner. Chance books are avail­able through the mail. For more in­form­a­tion about tick­ets, please call Liz at the rect­ory, 215 535 4641.••


Re­gis­tra­tion for the 2012 in­door soc­cer pro­gram and bas­ket­ball pro­gram is tak­ing place every Monday and Wed­nes­day (ex­cept Hal­loween) in Oc­to­ber at the Brides­burg Rec Cen­ter, 4625 Rich­mond St. between 6-8 p.m.

No re­gis­tra­tion will be ac­cep­ted after Oct. 26. The Travel team fee is $60, and the House League (ages 3-6) is $30.

Please bring a birth cer­ti­fic­ate and wal­let size photo.

If your child was not re­gistered for base­ball, soft­ball, rook­ie league, t-ball or out­door soc­cer, you will also have to pay the $35 Fam­ily Mem­ber­ship fee.

For more in­form­a­tion, con­tact Ken Pick­ford at mr­fly­er­2379@ve­r­i­ or Lori Marko at mvp­ For bas­ket­ball, con­tact Mary­beth Gill at••


Bod­ine High School for In­ter­na­tion­al Af­fi­ars, 4th and George streets, will host a mur­al un­veil­ing on Oct. 20 from 3-5 p.m. The latest pro­jects — Read­ing the Flow and chain­link­GREEN — cen­ter on a timely is­sue that kids want to talk about while trans­form­ing a civic space.

What res­ul­ted from this part­ner­ship is an in­nov­at­ive and en­vir­on­ment­ally con­scious way to chan­nel rain wa­ter, led by the Phil­adelphia Wa­ter De­part­ment; a trel­lis and seat­ing struc­ture that util­izes un­der-val­ued ma­ter­i­als and re­pur­posed as­phalt from the garden con­struc­tion and oth­er sites, de­signed by Scott Shall of In­ter­na­tion­al Design Clin­ic; mo­sa­ic glass and painted mur­als that cap­ture the theme of wa­ter both loc­ally and glob­ally, both po­et­ic­ally and fac­tu­ally, led by artists Beverly Fish­er and Euhri Jones; and a new land­scape fea­tur­ing nat­ive fo­liage, de­signed by Anna For­res­t­er of City­Play.••

Kearny School Fall Fest

Kearny School, loc­ated at 6th and Fair­mount streets, will hold a fall fest­iv­al and flea mar­ket on Sat. Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  In­cludes a fleamar­ket, face paint­ing, food, and kids activ­it­ies. Pro­ceedes be­ne­fit Kearny School.••

Han­cock Mur­al Ded­ic­a­tion

Han­cock Rec Cen­ter, Mas­ter and Han­cock streets, will host a mur­al ded­ic­a­tion on Oct. 25 at 1:30 p.m.

Join artists from the Mur­al Arts Pro­gram and Han­cock Re­cre­ation Cen­ter staff for the ded­ic­a­tion of a new mur­al and benches at the cen­ter. Con­tact Stephanie Gradel, Dir­ect­or of Han­cock, at (215) 685-9886 for more de­tails. 

Pre­serving Phil­adelphia’s Neigh­bor­hoods Con­fer­ence

Fri­day, Oct. 21, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Temple Uni­versity Stu­dent Fac­ulty Cen­ter, 3340 N. Broad Street, 4th Floor

Join your neigh­bors at the 3rd an­nu­al con­fer­ence for com­munity lead­ers about pre­serving and cel­eb­rat­ing Phil­adelphia’s neigh­bor­hoods. Neigh­bor­hood lead­ers & Vo­lun­teers — RE­GISTER TODAY at www.Pre­ser­va­tion­Al­li­ un­der the Events tab.•• 

Urb­an Roots Fun­draiser

The Flats at Gir­ard Pointe (1221-1233 N. 3rd St.) will host a com­munity cel­eb­ra­tion and fun­draiser Sat­urday, Oct. 22.

Cock­tails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Meet and greet the urb­an to­pi­ary de­sign­ers. Paint a leaf for a mur­al. Learn about up­com­ing ment­or­ing work­shops for high school stu­dents. Free! Kindly RS­VP by Wed­nes­day, Oct. 19 to Cash­man & As­so­ci­ates at (215) 627-1082 x106••

19125 Fall Cleanup

Join 100-plus vo­lun­teers Sat­urday, Oct. 22 from  9 a.m.  12 p.m. from around the neigh­bor­hood as we sweep the side­walks and re­move trash from prob­lem areas. If you haven’t par­ti­cip­ated in a fall or spring cleanup yet, now is your chance to get in­volved!  All vo­lun­teers will en­joy a BBQ af­ter­ward to cel­eb­rate their hard work.

Come to the check-in spot nearest you:

Fishtown Rec Cen­ter

(1202 E. Mont­gomery)

NK­CDC Garden Cen­ter

(1825 Frank­ford Ave)

East Kens­ing­ton

(York & Cor­al)

Olde Rich­mond

(Hunt­ing­don & Ara­mingo)••

Har­vest Fest­iv­al at BVM

A day of fun at Vis­it­a­tion BVM will be held at the Com­munity Cen­ter at Vis­it­a­tion, Kens­ing­ton and Le­high,

on Sat­urday, Oct. 22 from  11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Carve or paint a pump­kin, en­joy mu­sic and food, or play some bingo.  There will also be use­ful in­form­a­tion and healthy liv­ing screen­ings.  Bring the whole fam­ily!••

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