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Riverward upcoming events for this week May 2

Every week, the Star keeps you up­dated on the events go­ing on in your com­munity. Here are this week's events:

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-up ex­er­cises 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, vis­it the Port Rich­mond Plaza Thrift­way from 9 a.m. to p.m. on Sat­urday, May 5, or the Monkiewicz Re­cre­ation Cen­ter play­ground on Sat­urday, May 12th from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Those who wish to pledge money can find pledge forms at ht­tp://ladiesof­portrich­mond.com.

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

FABA set to meet

The Fishtown Area Busi­ness As­so­ci­ation will host its monthly meet­ing on Wed­nes­day, May 2 at 6 p.m. at Fin­anta, loc­ated at 1301 N. 2nd St. The meet­ing will fo­cus on net­work­ing and help­ing busi­nesses grow. Dur­ing the even­ing, PennDOT’s con­struc­tion man­age­ment team for the I-95 Gir­ard Av­en­ue In­ter­change Pro­ject will provide an up­date on cur­rent and up­com­ing Rich­mond Street and Gir­ard Av­en­ue con­struc­tion activ­it­ies. For more in­form­a­tion or to RS­VP for the meet­ing, vis­it www.fishtown­busi­ness.org. ••

SKCP to meet

The South Kens­ing­ton Com­munity Part­ners will host its monthly meet­ing on Monday, May 7, at 6:30 p.m., at the SKCP of­fices, loc­ated at 1301 N. 2nd St. Res­id­ents are in­vited to dis­cus neigh­bor­hood nuis­ances, re­port on prob­lem prop­er­ties, and dis­cuss neigh­bor­hood crime trends with rep­res­ent­at­ives from the 26th dis­trict po­lice who will be on hand dur­ing the meet­ing.

Also, thanks to the Temple Urb­an Archives, the KSCP will be screen­ing As­sign­ment: 1747 Ran­dolph Street (Part 1), the first half-hour of a some­times-chal­len­ging 1966 doc­u­ment­ary about poverty in North Phil­adelphia. ••

‘Fa­cets’ to open at Cerulean

Cerulean Arts Gal­lery and Stu­dio, at 1355 Ridge Ave., will host a new show, “Fa­cets,” from artists Mi­chael Smith and Linda Bil­let from May 9 through June 9. An open­ing re­cep­tion will be held on Fri­day, May 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. and there will be a “meet the artists” event on Sunday, May 20, from 1 to 4 p.m. The show is free and open to the pub­lic.  ••

Walk for MS

There will be a Walk for Mul­tiple Scler­osis on May 5 at the Phil­adelphia Mu­seum of Art. Fishtown res­id­ent Kathy Tiscav­itch, who copes with MS, is seek­ing spon­sors to help raise money to be­ne­fit re­search for a cure to the ill­ness. For more in­form­a­tion, or to re­gister for the walk, vis­it www.4ms.org or call 1-800-883-WALK. ••

Cione trip to New Hamp­shire

There will be a four-day, three-night trip from the Cione Play­ground at Ara­mingo and Le­high av­en­ues to Lin­coln, N.H., from Oct. 18 to 21. There will be a cock­tail re­cep­tion, ac­com­mod­a­tions with in­door pool, lounge, three break­fasts and three din­ners. For more in­form­a­tion, call 215-685-9950. Seat­ing is lim­ited. ••

Ti­gers tee­ball signups

The Port Rich­mond Ti­gers have closed signups for the base­ball and soft­ball teams, but there is still room for tee­ball.

Girls and boys, ages 4 through 6, can sign up now at the Ti­gers club­house, Chath­am and Ann streets, Monday through Fri­day from 6:30 to 8 p.m., or by call­ing Tom Mack at 215-275-8838. ••

FNA Zon­ing meet­ing

On Tues­day, May 8, at 7p.m., the zon­ing com­mit­tee of the Fishtown Neigh­bors As­so­ci­ation will meet to dis­cuss a pro­pos­al for sev­en three-story single-fam­ily homes with in­teri­or park­ing for 1235-47 Crease Street. All meet­ings are held at the Fishtown Rec. Cen­ter, loc­ated at 1202 E. Mont­gomery Ave. ••

Food for the needy

The Brides­burg Rec. Cen­ter is seek­ing dona­tions of food for their food bank. The cen­ter, loc­ated at 4625 Rich­mond Street, is open from 9 a.m. un­til 9 p.m. on week­days. Food dona­tions will be ac­cep­ted any­time the cen­ter is open.  ••

Brides­burg His­tor­ic­al So­ci­ety to meet

The next meet­ing of the Brides­burg His­tor­ic­al So­ci­ety will be held on Wed­nes­day, May 9, at 7:30 p.m. at  All Saints’ Mari­an Hall, on the north­w­est corner of Ed­ge­mont and Bucki­us streets. Steven Koza­kowski will speak on “How Brides­burg Be­came Part of Phil­adelphia.” Ad­mis­sion is free and open to the pub­lic. Re­fresh­ments will be served. ••

OL­PR schol­ar­ship ap­plic­a­tions

Ap­plic­a­tions for the Gerry M. Heck­ler, Jr. Schol­ar­ship are now avail­able to eighth-grade stu­dents at Our Lady of Port Rich­mond school. Two $1,000 schol­ar­ships will be awar­ded for the stu­dents’ fresh­man year at a Cath­ol­ic high school.  Stu­dents should ask their teach­ers for the ap­plic­a­tion, and the dead­line to ap­ply is May 13.••

Mu­sic for the Mum­mers

Mum­mers Mu­seum Doo-wop Ex­tra­vag­anza: Fri­day, May 11 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. at the mu­seum, 1100 S. Second St. With ra­dio sta­tion 92.1’s Jimmy Depre, three live bands, a light buf­fet and a cash bar, tick­ets are $25 in ad­vance, $30 at the door. All pro­ceeds be­ne­fit the Mum­mers Mu­seum. For tick­et info call 215-336-3050.••

Com­munity theatre

New Free­dom Theatre presents Khalil Mu­nir’s play “1 Pound, 4 Ounces,” which tells the story of how the arts trans­formed a young man’s life in the Phil­adelphia com­munity. The pro­duc­tion runs from May 9-13 at vary­ing times, call 215-978-8497 or vis­it www.freedomtheatre.org for in­form­a­tion and to re­serve $20 tick­ets. This show is meant for ma­ture audi­ences, and will take place in Free­dom Theatre’s John E. Al­len theatre at 1346 N. Broad St.  ••

Din­ner, dan­cing and 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 and must be ordered by May 21. Tables can be re­served for parties of eight or more. For ques­tions or re­ser­va­tions call Terry at 215-535-6667.

Palmer Park flower sale

The Friends of Fishtown are bring­ing back the Palmer Park Flower Sale. 

On Sat­urday, May 12 at 10 a.m. mem­bers of the group will be selling flower­ing plants in Palmer Park at Columbia and Frank­frod av­en­ues. All pro­ceeds raised from the sale will go to­ward the main­ten­ance and im­prove­ment of Palmer Park. ••

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. ••

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 moth­er’s dy­ing wish to know who killed her son.

They seek 100 or more people to join in the walk. Every­one is wel­come. Af­ter­wards they are go­ing to have a block party 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 $20 to at­tend the beef and beer if you don’t par­ti­cip­ate in the me­mori­al walk. 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. ••

Flea mar­kets and craft fairs:

—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. ••

—Brides­burg United Meth­od­ist Church’s craft fair and flea mar­ket will be held Sat­urday, May 5 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Brides­burg Re­cre­ation Cen­ter, 4625 Rich­mond St. For in­form­a­tion, call Car­ol Socki at 267-738-5414.Sci­ence fest at  Rich­mond Lib­rary. ••

—Peter Bressi North­east Seni­or Cen­ter will hold a flea mar­ket May 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., loc­ated at 4744 Frank­ford Ave. Six-foot vendor tables are avail­able for rent for $15 (no food vendors). For in­form­a­tion call 215-831-2926. ••

—Every­one is in­vited to vis­it Greens­grow Farms Craft Bazaar, which will be held on Sat­urday May 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Greens­grow, at 2501 E. Cum­ber­land St. There will be Moth­er’s Day gifts, up­cycled crafts, hand­made soaps, prints, ceram­ics, pho­to­graphs, jew­elry, fur­niture and more. ••

—The Friends of Kon­rad Square will host a flea mar­ket on Sat­urday, May 12, at Kon­rad Square Park, loc­ated at Tulip and Dauph­in streets, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Any­one in­ter­ested in rent­ing a space should call Vicky at 215-426-9654. ••

—Frank Glav­in Play­ground, loc­ated at 2600 West­mor­land St. will host a Spring Flea Mar­ket on Sat­urday, May 12, from 9 a.m. un­til 2 p.m. A $10 dona­tion is re­quired from any vendor who would like to rent a table. Set up is on a first come, first serve basis.  No food vendors please.  Rain date will be an­nounced at later time if ne­ces­sary. ••

 

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