Riverward upcoming events for this week, May 9

We've got you covered! Here's our list of what's go­ing on in your com­munit­ies in the weeks ahead. Plus, a spe­cial sec­tion for Moth­er's Day events (can't for­get about her!)

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 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 breast can­cer treat­ment equip­ment. For more in­form­a­tion call Mary Lou at (215) 427-3222. ••

Flea Mar­ket at Penn Treaty Park

The Friends of Penn Treaty Park will host a flea mar­ket at the park on Sat­urday, May 19 at from 10 a.m. un­til 3 p.m. Tables avail­able for $15. Fees due by May 12. Please make all checks out to “The Taman­end Fund,” and mail to Bar­bara More­head at 2171 E. Let­terly St., Phil­adelphia, PA, 19125. For more in­form­a­tion, call 215-425-0393. ••

Penn Treaty Park cel­eb­ra­tion

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. The park will also cel­eb­rate its newly-ap­poin­ted in­clu­sion on the Na­tion­al Re­gister of His­tor­ic Places with awards and speak­ers that day. For more in­form­a­tion, call Friends of Penn Treaty Park vice pres­id­ent, Bar­bara More­head at 215-425-0393. ••

OL­PR schol­ar­ship ap­plic­a­tions

Ap­plic­a­tions for the Gerry M. Heck­ler, Jr. Schol­ar­ship are now avail­able to eighth-graders 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. ••

Seni­or Cen­ter flea mar­ket

Peter Bressi North­east Seni­or Cen­ter is hold­ing a flea mar­ket May 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cen­ter is loc­ated at 4744 Frank­ford Ave. Vendor tables are avail­able for rent for $15 (no food). For info. call 215-831-2926. ••

Mum­mers Mu­seum Doo-wop Ex­tra­vag­anza: Fri­day, May 11 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. at the mu­seum, 1100 S. Second St. Tick­ets are $25 in ad­vance, $30 at the door. All pro­ceeds be­ne­fit the Mum­mers Mu­seum. For tick­et info. call 215-336-3050. ••

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; or­der by May 21. Call Terry at 215-535-6667. ••

Port Rich­mond Lead­er­ship Team

Port Rich­mond West Com­munity Ac­tion Net­work is seek­ing mem­bers to serve on the “Lead­er­ship Team.” The group’s bound­ar­ies are between Frank­ford Av­en­ue and Ara­mingo Av­en­ue and Le­high Av­en­ue and East West­mo­re­land Street. If you live, work or own a busi­ness there you are eli­gible to serve on the team, which makes policies and de­term­ines dir­ec­tion. Please con­tact Port Rich­mond West CAN at 267-650-6168 or email PortRich­mondWest­CAN@gmail.com.  The next meet­ing will take place on Wed­nes­day, May 16  at 7:00 p.m. at the Trin­ity United Pres­by­teri­an Church. ••

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. ••

New Port­side Arts Cen­ter Classes

Sat­urdays start­ing May 5, the Port­side Arts Cen­ter at 2531 E. Le­high Ave. will be of­fer­ing new classes like “Mommy & Me Arts-N-Crafts,” chil­dren’s arts and crafts, car­toon il­lus­tra­tion, a ba­sic tool class, and a ba­sic Com­puter Class. Re­gis­tra­tion is re­quired, vis­it port­sidearts­cen­ter.org for more info.  ••

Kens­ing­ton Kin­et­ic 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 which will take place 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 email hpy­att@nk­cdc.org and vis­it www.kin­et­ick­ens­ing­ton.org. ••

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. ••

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. ••

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. ••

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.  ••

Moth­er’s Day Events:

Free mu­seum ad­mis­sion for Mom

The Na­tion­al Mu­seum of Amer­ic­an Jew­ish His­tory in­vites vis­it­ors to ex­plore ques­tions of iden­tity and her­it­age through the pho­to­graphs of Alina and Jeff Bli­umis in an ex­hib­it, “Cas­u­al Con­ver­sa­tions,” which opened to the pub­lic Sunday, May 6. The mu­seum is of­fer­ing free ad­mis­sion for moth­ers on Moth­er’s Day, May 13. The mu­seum is loc­ated at 101 S. In­de­pend­ence Mall East. For more in­form­a­tion please vis­it nma­jh.org. ••

NoLibs Food Tour

Treat mom to a tour of five North­ern Liber­ties’ res­taur­ants and cafes. For $44 per per­son, the tour in­cludes tastes of food and bever­ages at each spot, plus short walks between stops to check out ar­chi­tec­ture and mur­als. The tour runs from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m., and is de­signed to provide an in­side look of the North­ern Liber­ties food and drink scene.  Buy tick­ets at find more in­form­a­tion at www.zerve.com/Philly­Foods/NoLibs (ex­act tour meet­ing loc­a­tion de­tails will be provided im­me­di­ately upon pur­chase of tick­ets). ••

Com­munity theatre

Treat mom to an af­ter­noon at the theate to catch the last per­form­ance of New Free­dom Theatre present­a­tion of 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 May 13 show be­gins at 3:00 p.m. 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.  ••

Greens­grow Farms’ nurs­ery

If the moth­er in your life is the garden­ing type, stop by Greens­grow Farms’s nurs­ery to pick up plants, win­dow boxes, herbs and ve­get­ables starter kits and much more. The nurs­ery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ••

You can reach at star@bsmphilly.com.

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