Riverward night out
The RiverWards CrimeWatch will host a neighborhood night out against crime on Friday, April 27, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Hetzell’s field, located at Columbia Avenue and Livingston Street. The event is intended as a peaceful demonstration of unity and support in hopes of creating a safer neighborhood. For more information, visit www.rwcw.org ••
PROPAC and PRTW to meet
The Port Richmond Civic and Port Richmond Town Watch groups will hold a joint meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, at the Samuel Recreation Center at Gaul and Tioga streets. ••
NLNA General Meeting
At 7 p.m., on Thursday, April 26, the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association will hold a monthly meeting at the community center at the intersection of Third Street and Fairmount Avenue.
During the meeting, residents will vote on proposed changes to NLNA by-laws. The proposed changes are as follows: consider NLNA committee meetings - where a member participates as a member of the committee - as meetings that would count toward the three NLNA meetings required to make a member eligible to run for the NLNA board.
Also, by-laws could change to eliminate term limits for the group’s president and vice president.
Other changes would allow expenditures under $200 within the approved yearly budget without additional approval, and, allow the board to change how it follows the fiscal year.
After the vote on the bylaws changes, the NLNA election committee will take nominations for president, treasurer and six at-large board seats.
The board election will take place on May 31, at 7 p.m. at the community center.
For more information on NLNA elections and whether you are registered to vote or eligible to run for the board, please contact committee chair Irene Lambrou at email@example.com. ••
Nerd Nite, an evening of scholarly lecture and discussion, will be held on Thursday, April 26 at Frankford Hall, located at 1210 Frankford Ave.
The evening will start at 8 p.m. and the cover is $5.
This year, Nerd Nite will take a scholarly look at 2012 apocalypse mania. Are we really all going to die at the end of the year or is it just a giant Mayan misunderstanding?
The West Philadelphia Orchestra will be lending their musical talents to entertain between speakers. ••
Science fest at Richmond Library
The Philadelphia Science is festival is coming to the Richmond Library on Thursday, April 26, from 3 to 7 p.m.
There will be programs designed for the entire family.
3 to 4 p.m. - Greater Philadelphia STEM Center: Watts Up?
4:30 to 5:30 p.m. - LEAP into Science program
5 to 6 p.m. - Esperanza College features Size and Scale with Nanotechnology!
6 to 7 p.m. Disease, Death, and Funerary Practices in Ancient Egypt. ••
Family program at Concilio
Community members in North and Northeast Philadelphia are invited to Concilio’s Cafecito De Niños to learn about becoming a foster, respite or adoptive parent, or to help a family in need.
The event will be held on Monday, April 30, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lenfest Center, 3890 N. 10th St.
A select team of dedicated foster care workers at Concilio strive to reunite them with their natural families or facilitate adoption.
Dinner will be served.
For more information, contact Concilio at 215-627-3100 or online at www.elconcilio.net. ••
Thanks for fishing
The organizers of the Fishtown Fishing Derby want to thank all who came out to the derby at Penn Treaty Park on Saturday April 21 to kick off Shadweek. George Gurney caught six fish and the biggest was a12-inch catfish. He tied five year-old Nick Merson, who caught a 12-inch eel. All junior fishers received an award. ••
On Friday, May 4, from 6 to 9 p.m. visitors are invited to tour Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary church’s award-winning garden, on Kensington Avenue between B St. and Lehigh Ave. to enjoy art work made by school students.
Admission costs $25 and includes beer, wine and light hors d’oeuvres.
All proceeds benefit the students of Visitation.
To donate a basket or item, or for any questions, please contact Brendan Glackin at BGlackin@VisitaitonBVM.com or 215-206-4243. ••
Dog day at Penn Treaty Park
On Saturday, May 5, at 10 a.m., the Friends of Penn Treaty Park invite all neighbors to bring their dog down to Penn Treaty Park at Delaware and Columbia avenues. Rain date is May 6.
Dog treats will be provided, but please bring your own water. ••
Clothesline art contest
The Friends of Penn Treaty Park will host the annual Clothesline Art Contest, on Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. until noon.
Children from pre-school age up to 16 are invited to participate. The contest will be held at Penn Treaty Park at Delaware and Columbia avenues. For more information, call Friends of Penn Treaty Park vice president, Barbara Morehead at 215-425-0393. ••
Penn Treaty Park flea market
The Friends of Penn Treaty Park will host a flea market at the park, at Delaware and Columbia avenues, on Saturday, May 19 at from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Tables are available for $15. Fees due by May 12. Please make all checks out to “The Tamanend Fund”, and mail it to Barbara Morehead at 2171 E. Letterly St., Philadelphia, PA, 19125. For more information, call 215-425-0393. ••
Justice for Wayne Walk
At 10 a.m. on July 28th, there will be a march in memory of Wayne Ellis. He was shot and killed while on his was home on July 28 in 2002 at Belgrade Street and Frankford Ave. He left behind a daughter, as well as tons of friends and family who are haunted by questions. His family said that it was his mothers dying wish to know who killed her son.
In the 10 years since his death the family claims they have no answers. The march hopes to break the silence.
They seek 100 or more people to join in the walk. Everyone is welcome. Afterwards we are going to have a block party (a beef and beer) at 2310 E. Fletcher St.
The walk will begin at Front and Spring Garden streets and head to Frankford Ave. at Belgrade St.
It costs $10 per person to participate in the walk and beef and beer. You will receive a bracelet and t-shirt.
It will cost $20 to attend the beef and beer if you don’t participate in the memorial walk.
The family will be selling shirts, bracelets, raffle tickets and baskets.
Any donations or sponsors would be greatly appreciated.
For more information, email Amy Elliss at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 267-339-1133. ••
24th police dist. Hotline
The Philadelphia police’s 24th district has launched a new tip line that allows residents to report narcotics or illegal activity anonymously. The tip line can be contacted at 215-685-3281. In an emergency, call 9-1-1. ••
Konrad Square Flea Market
The Friends of Konrad Square will host a flea market, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday May 12, at Konrad Square Park, at Tulip and Dauphin streets.Anyone interested in renting a space should call Vicky at 215-426-9654. ••