Riverward upcoming events for this week-April 25

Lis­ted here are the up­com­ing events around the neigh­bor­hoods for this week. If you'd like see your event lis­ted here, please con­tact star@bsmphilly.com.

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 irenelambrou@ya­hoo.com. ••

Nerd Nite

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. ••

Garden party

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 fell­frm­heav­en79@aol.com 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. ••


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