Riverward upcoming events for this week, May 16

With sum­mer right around the corner, we’ve got a ton of events for you to check out. Find out what’s go­ing on in your neigh­bor­hood.

Breast Can­cer Walk

The 8th an­nu­al Ladies of Port Rich­mond Breast Can­cer Walk will be held on Sunday, May 20 at 10 a.m., at the Monkiewicz Re­cre­ation Cen­ter play­ground on East Al­legheny Av­en­ue at Rich­mond Street. Rain or shine.

Warm-ups will be­gin at 9:30 a.m. Come see spe­cial guests the Philly Phant­ic and the Cam­den River­sharks! Pre-re­gis­tra­tion is $30 in ad­vance, $35 day-of (day-of re­gis­tra­tion at 8:30 a.m.).

To pre-re­gister or pledge funds vis­it ht­tp://ladiesof­portrich­mond.com.

Funds go to­ward breast can­cer re­search, aware­ness and equip­ment at Jef­fer­son Uni­versity Hos­pit­al, Naz­areth Hos­pit­al and Holy Re­deem­er Health Sys­tem. For more in­form­a­tion call Mary Lou at (215) 427-3222. ••

Kens­ing­ton Sculp­ture Derby

Sat­urday, May 19, 12 to 6 p.m. at the in­ter­sec­tion of Trenton Ave. and Nor­ris St. The 6th An­nu­al Kens­ing­ton Kin­et­ic Sculp­ture Derby (KKSD) is a design com­pet­i­tion and parade of hu­man-powered vehicle floats dur­ing this year’s Trenton Av­en­ue Arts Fest­iv­al on May 19 (TAAF). 

Both the TAAF and the KKSD need artist par­ti­cip­a­tion to make them come alive! For more in­form­a­tion con­tact Henry at 215.427.0350 x 124 or hpy­att@nk­cdc.org and vis­it www.kin­et­ick­ens­ing­ton.org. ••

Port Rich. West CAN to meet

The Port Rich­mond West Com­munity Ac­tion Net­work’s next meet­ing will be to­night, May 16, at 7 p.m. at Trin­ity United Pres­by­teri­an Church at Frank­ford Av­en­ue and Cam­bria Street.

The meet­ing will fea­ture com­munity up­dates, crime and safety is­sues and lead­er­ship and policy de­cision-mak­ing.  Lead­er­ship Team mem­bers will also be chosen.

Find out what’s tak­ing place and what’s planned for the com­munity. For more in­form­a­tion call 267-650-6168 or email PortRich­mondWest­CAN@Gmail.com. ••

PRCG Meet­ing

The Port Rich­mond Com­munity group (PRCG) will meet Thursday, May 24 at 7 p.m. at Our Lady Help of Chris­ti­ans church on Al­legheny Av­en­ue at Gaul Street.

Guests in­clude Hon. John Taylor, Mark Collazzo, Esq., Elaine El­bich of PennDot, Cap­tain Charles Vo­gt of the 24th Dis­trict, Chris Saw­yer of the Ban­dit Sign Pro­ject, and Coun­cil­man Bobby Hen­on.

Top­ics are neigh­bor­hood up­dates, the im­pact of the I-95 con­struc­tion pro­ject, park­ing con­cerns, use of side­walks, bus routes by PennDot, neigh­bor­hood up­dates by Cap­tain Vo­gt, and the pro­gress of the Ban­dit Sign Pro­ject by Chris Saw­yer.

Forms will be avail­able to ad­dress qual­ity of life is­sues.

Com­plaint forms will be provided and for­war­ded to prop­er agen­cies.  Please bring ex­act ad­dress. For info, email PRCGhelp@aol.com. ••

PRO­PAC and Port Rich. town watch meet­ing

The next meet­ing of the Port Rich­mond On Patrol and Civic and Port Rich­mond Town Watch will be held at 7 p.m. on Tues­day, May 29 at Samuel’s Re­cre­ation Cen­ter on Gaul & Tioga streets. ••

Fishtown preschool

Re­gis­tra­tion for the up­com­ing school year will be on Tues­day May 22 and Wed­nes­day May 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fishtown Rec. Cen­ter, 1202 E. Mont­gomery Ave.

For the three year-old class, chil­dren should be three by Septem­ber 1.  For the four year-old class, chil­dren should be four by Septem­ber 1. 

Classes are held on Tues­days and Wed­nes­days from 9 a.m. to noon. All chil­dren must be able to at­tend to their own bath­room needs.

For re­gis­tra­tion you will need your child’s birth cer­ti­fic­ate, im­mun­iz­a­tion re­cord and a $20.00 non-re­fund­able re­gis­tra­tion fee. For info con­tact Donna Frank­lin at 215-685-9885. ••

Kens­ing­ton stu­dents at the Walk­ing Fish Theatre

B. Someday Pro­duc­tions of Kens­ing­ton/Fishtown, in part­ner­ship with Mari­ana Bracetti Academy High School, will present the cul­min­a­tion of a semester’s work with the stu­dents at a free pub­lic per­form­ance to­night, May 16.

There will be two per­form­ances: 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. The per­form­ance, Of Myth­ic Pro­por­tions, was cre­ated from 9th through 12th grade stu­dents’ per­son­al stor­ies about grow­ing up in Kens­ing­ton and how vi­ol­ence has be­come a part of their lives.

The stu­dents will per­form their work at The Walk­ing Fish Theatre, 2509 Frank­ford Av­en­ue, for the com­munity and the gen­er­al pub­lic.

In ad­di­tion to the per­form­ance, there will be a short dis­cus­sion raised by the top­ics in the stor­ies, with a chance for the audi­ence to in­ter­act with the per­formers.

Fol­low­ing the work­shop will be a re­cep­tion with re­fresh­ments. ••

Vet­er­ans Re­source Fair

All vet­er­ans and vet­er­an fam­il­ies are in­vited to at­tend this re­source fair, which will in­clude in­form­a­tion on health and well­ness, hous­ing, em­ploy­ment, edu­ca­tion and vet­er­ans’ be­ne­fits.

The fair will be held on May 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the In­quirer Build­ing, 400 N. Broad St. For more in­form­a­tion or to RS­VP call (215) 686-3256. ••

A night of memor­ies

St. John Can­ti­us School cel­eb­rates “A Night of Memor­ies” on Sat­urday, June 2 at 6 p.m. with the Buddy Starling Big Band and a full din­ner spread (BY­OB). At the St. John Can­ti­us aud­it­or­i­um, 4435 Al­mond St. Tick­ets are $40 per per­son; or­der by May 21. Call Terry at 215-535-6667. ••

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. ••

An­nu­al Itali­an Fest­iv­al

Moth­er of Di­vine Grace in Port Rich­mond is hold­ing its an­nu­al Itali­an Fest­iv­al May 31 and June 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9 on the school grounds. The fest­iv­al is open from 4:30 p.m. un­til close, with Itali­an din­ners be­gin­ning in the school hall at 5 p.m. The fest­iv­al brings to­geth­er fam­ily, friends and neigh­bors in the com­munity for food, casino games, a beer garden and lots of good times. The school is loc­ated at 2612 E. Mon­mouth St., at the corner of E. Cam­bria and E. Thompson streets. ••

Angler Move­ment Stu­dio classes

Angler Move­ment Arts Cen­ter is ex­cited to an­nounce a re­vital­iz­a­tion of its dance and fit­ness ori­ented classes un­der our new pro­gram, Angler Move­ment Stu­dio (AMS). Be­gin­ning June 2, AMS will of­fer classes in ba­sic move­ment for both adults and chil­dren, as well as adult classes in Afric­an dance, Pi­l­ates, kick­box­ing, Tai Chi, and more. AMS will of­fer con­tinu­ous six-week ses­sions that can be paid for in ad­vance ($80), or any class can be taken on a per class basis for a drop-in rate of $15. ••

NLNA Board elec­tions

The an­nu­al North­ern Liber­ties Neigh­bors As­so­ci­ation Board elec­tion will take place dur­ing the gen­er­al meet­ing on Thursday, May 31, 7 p.m. at the Com­munity Cen­ter on 3rd and Fair­mount streets. There will be vot­ing for Pres­id­ent, Treas­urer, and six at-large board seats. You must be re­gistered with the NLNA to vote in NLNA elec­tions. You can re­gister the night of the elec­tion; bring proof of res­id­ency in North­ern Liber­ties and ar­rive at 6:45 p.m. Bal­lots will be col­lec­ted by 8 p.m. The elec­tion com­mit­tee will also ac­cept ad­di­tion­al nom­in­a­tions for a newly va­cated at-large seat. Vis­it nlna.org for more in­form­a­tion. ••

Beef and beer for Flo Collazo-Jordan

Sat­urday, June 9 from 7 to 11 p.m. at Vet­er­ans Box­er As­so­ci­ation Ring 1, 2733 E. Clear­field St. $25 per per­son in­cludes food and beer, and there will be a cash bar as well.

Tick­ets can be pur­chased at Donna’s Bar on Al­legheny and Rich­mond and The Corner Bar on Clear­field and Rich­mond. For info con­tact Heath­er Little at 267-456-3620. You may donate to Flo’s can­cer fund on the Face­book.com page, “Florence Collazo-Jordan Can­cer Fund.”  ••

You can reach at star@bsmphilly.com.

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