Open House at Winter Street

LSNA October Board Meeting

posted Oct 5, 2017, 5:28 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Oct 5, 2017, 5:32 AM ]

LSNA Board Meeting

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

7:00 PM

One Logan Square

18th and Cherry Streets, 26th Floor


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

 7:00      Call to Order & Consent Agenda:

·         Quorum Report

·         Thank you to Don Haas, Daniel Brighter and Brandywine Realty Trust

·         Approval of July 2017 and September 2017 Board Meeting Minutes

 7:05      Announcements:

·        Thank you to Ed Novack and all the Volunteers who helped make the 2017 LSNA Block Party a Huge Success!

·        6th Annual School Fair at The Franklin Institute; October 17, 2017, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

·        44th Annual LSNA Halloween Party at Coxe Park; October 31, 2017, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

·        Jim Fennell's Month of Construction Pictures

  7:10      Presentations

                     ·        Councilman William Greenlee; Council Update

                     ·        Battle of the Bulge Monument at Aviator Park; Jon Peterson

 7:45      RCO Presentations

                     ·         1801 JFK Blvd (City Fitness Signage)

 8:05      Consent Agenda 

 8:10      Zoning Report

 8:15     Old Business, if any

 8:20      New Business, if any

 8:25      Adjourn

Next meeting @ Mormon Meeting House

LSNA's 44th Annual Halloween Spooktacular

posted Oct 4, 2017, 2:41 PM by David Cardy   [ updated Oct 4, 2017, 2:48 PM ]

WHEN: Tuesday, 10/31, 5:00 - 6:30 PM

WHERE: Coxe Park, 2136 Cherry St


Job and Career Fair, Oct. 12th, 10 am - 2 pm

posted Oct 4, 2017, 2:19 PM by David Cardy   [ updated Oct 4, 2017, 2:25 PM ]

1301 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd, Phila, PA
RSVP at Eventbrite at

For more information, contact Senator Farnese's office at 215-952-3121 or visit

Annual School Fair, Tues, Oct. 17, 5-7 pm

posted Oct 3, 2017, 5:31 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Oct 3, 2017, 5:37 AM ]

The Franklin Institute, 222 N 20th St., Phila.
Families Welcome - Free Parking
If walking, please use business entrance.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, Sept. 23rd

posted Sep 21, 2017, 6:47 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Sep 21, 2017, 6:49 AM ]

  American Red Cross Blood Drive

Sponsored by: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints


Saturday, September 23rd

9 am – 2 pm



LDS Church Gymnasium

1682 Wood Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103


Every presenting donor in September will receive a coupon for a FREE haircut at Sport Clips!


Pre-register to donate blood



Or visit and enter the sponsor code: Philadelphia Latter Day Saints




Red Cross work impacts lives every day: Real impact. Saving lives.

·        190 times a day we help a family affected by a disaster.

·        5,600 times a day someone receives a Red Cross unit of blood.

·        1,000 times a day we provide services to military members, veterans and their families.






Donor Eligibility Guidelines: Click Here or call 1-800-RED CROSS
Donation Tips (including tips for after donating):  Click Here
Tips to boost your iron level: Click here


Save up to 15 minutes at your appointment with RapidPass
Learn more at


Area hospital patients are counting on you!

Remember to HYDRATE- drink plenty of water. Please remember your ID.



Condolences to Gerry Grandzol's Family and Friends

posted Sep 12, 2017, 8:35 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Sep 12, 2017, 8:38 AM ]

Hello Logan Square Neighbors,

   The Logan Square Neighborhood Association is deeply saddened by the tragic death of Gerry Grandzol. We send our thoughts and prayers to the Grandzol family and our neighbors of the Spring Garden Civic Association. Please see note below from Justino Navarro, President of the Spring Garden Civic Association, to the Spring Garden Civic Association neighbors regarding the details of the services. In addition, information is below for a “Go Fund Me” Memorial Account. Please consider a donation in support of the Grandzol family during this incredibly difficult and painful time.


Drew Murray


Logan Square Neighborhood Association


Condolences, Funeral Mass, Donations to the Family

Dear friends and neighbors:


By now, most of you have heard or read about the horrific and tragic murder of our neighbor and fellow Spring Garden Civic Association member Gerry Grandzol, on Thursday September 7th, at 8:00 PM near his home on the 1500 block of Melon Street.


Gerry was just returning home in his car with his two year old daughter and dog Oscar when he was approached by two armed robbers, intent on a robbery and carjacking. The police report that the criminals shot Gerry when he did not act fast enough to give over his car, which had his daughter in the back seat.


Our hearts go out to Gerry's wife Kristin, their two beautiful young daughters, family members, nearby neighbors, and friends whose lives Gerry touched, and who will never be the same after the senseless loss of our unique and well-loved colleague.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Gerry at 10:30 AM this Wednesday September 13, at  the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, 18th St. and the Parkway.


Garefino Funeral ( has posted an obituary online, which has links for those who wish to send a card, flowers, private condolences, and/or sign a guestbook.


Also, a "Go Fund Me" Memorial Fund account has been set up by friends of the family, if you would like to make a donation. The link is


At an appropriate time, the SGCA will be hosting a meeting with our City representatives, 9th District Captain and others to discuss crime in the neighborhood, police coverage, and steps we can take to make our community safer.


The SGCA and SGCDC will also be working to get more security cameras installed at homes and businesses in the neighborhood. The prevalence of home security cameras in the vicinity of the shooting aided the police significantly in quickly apprehending the perpetrators.


With deep condolences to Kristin, Violet, Rose, family members, friends, neighbors, and all who knew and loved Gerry.


Justino Navarro


Spring Garden Civic Association

LSNA September Board Meeting

posted Sep 8, 2017, 11:37 AM by David Cardy

LSNA Board Meeting

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

7:00 PM

The Community College of Philadelphia

Winnet Student Life Building (17th St between Spring Garden and Callowhill Streets)


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

 7:00      Call to Order & Consent Agenda:

·         Quorum Report

·         Thank you to Lynette Brown-Sow, Erica Harrison and the Community College of Philadelphia

·         Approval of July Board Meeting Minutes

 7:05      Announcements:

·        LSNA Block Party; September 17, 2017, 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm; Location: Palazzo (Former Boy Scout Building) @ 22nd & Winter Streets

·        Citizens Planning Institute Fall 2017; Application Deadline: September 20, 2017

·        6th Annual School Fair at The Franklin Institute; October 17, 2017, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

·        Parks on Tap at Aviator Park. Thank You to All Who Attended!

·        PHL First Responders Appreciation Day; Thank You Colleen Walsh &L Michael Eckstein!

·        Coxe Park Movie Night. Thank You to All Who Attended!

·        1st Annual LSNA Shredding Event; TBD

·        Jim Fennell's Month of Construction Pictures

  7:10      Presentations

                     ·        Senator Larry Farnese; Legislative Update

                     ·        RMonument Lab; Paul Farber, Artistic Director

                     ·        ICai Guo-Qiang: Fireflies; Caitlin Martin, Media & Communications Director, Association                                 for Public Art (aPA)

 7:45      RCO Presentations

                     ·         332 N. Board Street (Hanover North Broad)

                     ·         60 N. 23rd Street/2301 JFK Blvd (Riverwalk)

 8:15      Consent Agenda 

 8:20      Zoning Report

                 South Sidewalk Removal on Cherry Street West of 23rd Street

 8:40      Old Business, if any

 8:45      New Business, if any

 8:50      Adjourn

Next meeting @ One Logan Square

Mural Opening Tonight at Park Towne Place

posted Sep 8, 2017, 10:55 AM by David Cardy

The Parkway Council Foundation
Philadelphia Mural Arts And
Aimco / Park Towne Place Museum District Residences 

Dedication of a Mural by Philadelphia artist Miriam Singer
Friday September 8, 2017 ◊ 4 PM
the East Tower of Park Towne Place

Logan Square Annual Block Party, Sept. 17th

posted Sep 6, 2017, 1:07 PM by David Cardy

Join us for LSNA's Annual Block Party. Serving the finest refreshments, hot dogs and hamburgers.
Date/Time: September 17th, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: 22nd and Winter/Spring St (@ the old Boy Scouts bldg)

Bring a dish; if your last name begins with:
A-F ... Bring Hor d'oeurves
G-L ... Bring a Salad
M-R ... Bring some Carbs
S-Z ... Bring a Dessert

Parkway 100 Celebration Info and Invitation

posted Sep 6, 2017, 12:37 PM by David Cardy

Road closure info for Friday, September 8th, the night of the Parkway 100 “We Are Connected” Festival:

For the safety and convenience of attendees on September 8th for the 4-10pm Parkway 100 festival, the Parkway's outer lanes will be shut down 5-11 pm, 20th St to Binswanger Triangle. Cross streets will remain open, and will be monitored by the PPD. Officers will also be posted at Eakins Oval and Logan Square to ensure safe crossings.


Invitation to our Parkway neighbors:

Parkway 100, the 14-month centennial celebration of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia’s grand cultural boulevard, debuts with the Parkway 100 We Are Connected Festival from 4:00-10:00 p.m. on Friday, September 8, 2017. Presented by the Parkway Council, in partnership with PECO, the cultural district open house offers 100+ family-friendly activities throughout the Parkway Museums District, including extended hours and free or pay-what-you-wish museum admission. There will be live music, tango dancing, public art ambassadors, beer gardens, lighted balloon parades, photo walks, storytelling, giant dot-to-dot puzzles of the Parkway attractions to celebrate the “We are Connected” celebration theme, and much more! Activities and entertainment will stretch from Dilworth Park to Fairmount Water Works, so be sure to grab a map from a Parkway 100 volunteer when you arrive!

You are invited to visit six world-class cultural institutions – the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, the Barnes Foundation, Eastern State Penitentiary, The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Rodin Museum – for free or “pay-what-you-wish” admission from 4:00-9:00 p.m. In addition to the extended hours, guests can enjoy special programming, tours and entertainment. Watch Parkway Museums District’s Facebook page for daily highlights, and check for info about September 8th and the next few months of plans.


DVR alert: 6abc will be broadcasting a special on the Parkway’s history and the Parkway 100 celebration on Wednesday, September 208-9 pm. Be sure to watch or record it!

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