Open House at Winter Street

LSNA Annual Meeting

posted Jun 8, 2017, 6:31 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Jun 8, 2017, 7:55 AM ]

LSNA Annual Meeting

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

7:00 PM

The Barnes Foundation

2025 Benjamin Parkway


 6:15      Meet/Greet (and Member sign-In) w/refreshments

 7:00      Call to Order & Consent Agenda:

·         Quorum Report

·         Thank you to Emily Knitter and The Barnes Foundation

·         Approval of May Board Meeting Minutes

·         Judge of Election Appointment

 7:05      Announcements:

·        3rd Annual Sky High Block Party, June 19, 2017 (6:00 - 8:00 pm)

·        LSNA Block Party Save The Date: September 18, 2017

·        Friends of Aviator Park: Summer 2017 Activities

·         Friends of Coxe Park: 2017 Movie Night: Monday, July 24, 2017

·         Thanks to all who attended the happy hour at Parks on Tap at Baldwin Park

  7:10      Presentations

                     ·         Council President Darrell Clarke

                     ·        Parkway Centennial Celebration; Judi Rogers, Executive Director of the Parkway Council

                     ·        The Oval+; Philadelphia Department of Parks & Recreation; MarcWilken, Director of Business and Event Development

 8:05      LSNA Annual Meeting Business 

                     ·         Budget - Email Andy Toy

                     ·        Aviator Park Report; Ed Dougherty & Wendy Blume

                     ·        LSNA Board & Officer Elections

                     ·        Consent Agenda

 8:20      LSNA Year in Review

 8:30      Old Business, if any

 8:35      New Business, if any

 8:40      Adjourn

(Next meeting, @ the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, July 11, 2017)

Summer 2017 Activities at Aviator Park

posted Jun 6, 2017, 7:06 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Jun 6, 2017, 7:07 AM ]

Summer 2017 Activities
Friends of Aviator Park

June 24, Saturday 9-10 am, Free Pilates class*
Philly Power Yoga and Thrive Pilates
July 11, Tuesday 2-3:30 pm, Franklin Institute Demonstration for children
July 15, Saturday 9-10 am, Free Pilates class*
Philly Power Yoga and Thrive Pilates
July 23, Sunday 9-10 am, Free Pilates class*
Urban Front Pilates
August 2, Wednesday 5-7 pm, Parks on Tap Opening Evening
Celebrate with your neighbors
Activities for children
August 8, Tuesday 2-3:30 pm, Franklin Institute Demonstration for children
August 20, Sunday 9-10 am, Free Pilates class*
Urban Front Pilates

New Cleanup Date for Parks, May 20th

posted May 17, 2017, 6:20 PM by David Cardy

Re-Scheduled Cleanups, May 20th
Aviator Park: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Baldwin Park: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Coxe Park: 9:00 am - 11:30 am

No concert at The Mann on 5/13/17. The Curtis Symphony Orchestra concert will be live-streamed free of charge.

posted May 11, 2017, 10:04 AM by David Cardy

Join the Mann Center for the Performing Arts and the Curtis Institute this Saturday, May 13 at 7 p.m. for MUSIC AMONG US, a live-streamed performance by the Curtis Symphony Orchestra with young artists from Play On, Philly! and the Rock School for Dance Education. 

The live stream of MUSIC AMONG US will be available at  @theMannCenter and @CurtisInstitute Facebook pages. For more information, visit
The concert is available free online, no RSVP needed. MUSIC AMONG US is the Curtis Symphony Orchestra’s final U.S. performance before heading to Europe for the school's largest orchestra tour in over 15 years, visiting nine cities in 18 days.
MUSIC AMONG US is sponsored in part by Parkhurst Dining and PECO and supported by the Jack Wolgin Curtis Orchestral Concerts Endowment Fund. Live streaming of Curtis performances in 2016-17 is made possible by BNP Paribas.

Love Your Park Week, May 13 - 21, 2017

posted May 9, 2017, 8:59 AM by David Cardy   [ updated May 9, 2017, 9:10 AM ]

May 13, 2017 Cleanups
Aviator Park: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Baldwin Park: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Coxe Park: 9:00 am - 11:30 am

2017 Community Perceptions of Out-of-School-Time Programs Survey

posted May 9, 2017, 8:31 AM by David Cardy   [ updated May 9, 2017, 8:53 AM ]

We want to hear from you!

Complete this 10-minute survey for a chance to win one of six $50 gift cards:

The City of Philadelphia wants to hear your thoughts about out-of-school-time programs. These programs happen outside of the regular school day. They can be before or after school, in the summer, and on weekends, evenings, and holidays.

If you want to enter the gift card drawing, you will be asked for an email address. Your privacy is important to us. Your email address will not be connected to your survey answers. When the gift cards are given, all email addresses will be removed from our records.

Thank you for your help! You can save and continue this survey, but please finish by May 26th, 2017.

If you have any questions, please contact Elise Bowditch at Research for Action. or (267) 295-7791. 

LSNA May Board Meeting

posted May 5, 2017, 11:26 AM by David Cardy

LSNA Board Meeting

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

7:00 PM

The Franklin Institute

222 N. 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103


 6:45      Meet/Greet and Board Member Sign-In

 7:00      Call to Order & Consent Agenda:

·         Quorum Report

·         Thank you to Richard Rabena, Gina DeGiovanni, and The Franklin Institute

·         Approval of April Board Meeting Minutes

 7:05      Announcements:

·        Thank you to all those who attended the LSNA Member Schuylkill River Patriot Harbor Charter Cruise.

·        The NFL Draft - We survived!

·        Love Your Park; May 13, 2017 (Aviator, Baldwin & Coxe Parks)

·         Jim Fennell's Month of Construction Photos

  7:10      Presentation

                     ·         Representative Dwight Evans, Congressional Update

                     ·        Nominations Committee Report; David Searles

                     ·        Melanie Manuel;Science Leadership Academy, SLA Team Cuba Trip Report

                     ·        David Holloman, Director of Chronic Homeless

                     ·        Michael Garden, Vice President, Rail Park; City Branch Update

                     ·        Century Park - Julie Bush, Ground Reconsidered; Aparana Palatino, Parks & Recreation; Chris                                Dezzi, The Dezzi Group (AIMCO)

 8:15      Consent Agenda 

 8:20      Zoning Report

 8:30      Old Business, if any

 8:35      New Business, if any

 8:40      Adjourn

Mural Arts Kickstarter for Public Monuments

posted May 5, 2017, 10:49 AM by David Cardy   [ updated May 6, 2017, 3:33 AM ]

I'm writing today to ask for your help. We are wrapping up fundraising with our first-ever Kickstarter campaign. We are trying to raise $50,000 by June 1 to cover the costs of open hours at our interpretive hubs and free or low-cost public programs and events to engage the public. 


We were drawn to Kickstarter because we believe that the project's focus on democracy and representation should be reflected in its funding structure, so we're seeking a diverse body of investors giving whatever they can. 



We've raised almost $10,000 in the first 48 hours, and we're trying to reach $15,000 by the end of the weekend. 


I'd like to ask for your help in one of two ways. Please make a gift and/or spread the word to your network. When you give, you can either opt into great swag or unique experiences with the artists and project team, or you can decline a reward in which case your gift is fully tax deductible.


Many thanks,




Caitlin Butler
Director of Development
Mural Arts Philadelphia
The Lincoln Financial Mural Arts Center
at the Thomas Eakins House
1727-29 Mount Vernon Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
484-620-4966 (cell)

215-685-0759 (office)

Free Sky High Block Party, June 19, 6-8PM

posted May 5, 2017, 8:44 AM by David Cardy   [ updated May 5, 2017, 9:02 AM ]

Meet your fellow neighbors from the Center City Residents Association and Logan Square Neighborhood Association. Enjoy complimentary food, drinks and music! Registration for this event is required. Space is limited. Dress code is business casual.


Keys and Sword Event 2017, Fri., June 23rd

posted May 4, 2017, 10:45 AM by David Cardy   [ updated May 4, 2017, 11:40 AM ]

The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul Parish is planning a huge fundraiser for the parish which will conclude with an event on June 23rd, the Keys and Sword Event 2017.  A percentage of the proceeds will benefit the St. Francis Inn, Kensington. The remainder of the proceeds will help support the parish and ministries of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul. They are trying to engage the larger community in this event and to participate in whatever way possible.  They really appreciate our assistance to get the word out through the Logan neighborhood association.  Whatever we can do will be a great benefit to them.  FLYER.

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