Open House at Winter Street

Mural Paint Day, Baldwin Park, June 1

posted by David Cardy   [ updated ]

Mural Paint Day - Baldwin Locomotive (June 1st, 12-3 p.m. at Matthias Baldwin Park)
Join us as we paint a new mural about the Baldwin Locomotive Works as it relates to the history of the Logan Square neighborhood. This new mural, by local artist, Phillip Adams, features the locomotive that is housed in the Franklin Institute and connects to the current park use of the surrounding area.

This paint day offers an opportunity for Logan Square family and friends to get involved in the production of this exciting new mural. No previous experience is required. The event is free and open to the public; all ages are welcome.

WHEN: Saturday June 1, 2019 - 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Matthias Baldwin Park, 423 N. 19th St, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Please note: in the event of rain, we will be holding the paint day indoors at the same time but at a different location: Mural Arts' Office, 1729 Mt. Vernon St.

Road Closures and Parking for Political Rally, Saturday, May 18th

posted May 17, 2019, 6:30 AM by David Cardy   [ updated May 17, 2019, 6:32 AM ]

Below, please find the press release for Saturday’s political rally at Eakins Oval:

PHILADELPHIA — On Saturday, May 18, 2019, the Joe Biden presidential campaign will host a rally on Eakins Oval (2451 Benjamin Franklin Parkway). The event is open to the public.


To ensure the safety of participants and the public, road closures and parking restrictions will be implemented. Delays can be expected during the course of the event. Motorists are advised to avoid the area by using alternate routes and allow for extra driving time in areas near the event. Double-parking, which creates congestion, limits traffic flow and is illegal, will be strictly enforced.


Road Closures


The event will commence at 1:00 p.m., with gates opening to the public at 11:00 a.m. It is scheduled to conclude at 2:30 p.m.


The following streets will be closed starting at 9:00 a.m. until approximately 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 18:


• Benjamin Franklin Parkway between 20th Street and 22nd Street — center lanes only

• Benjamin Franklin Parkway between 22nd Street and Eakins Oval — all lanes

• 23rd Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Benjamin Franklin Parkway

• Spring Garden Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Benjamin Franklin Parkway

• Kelly Drive (outbound) from Benjamin Franklin Parkway to Fairmount Avenue

• Kelly Drive (inbound) between 25th Street and Fairmount Avenue — local access maintained to Anne d’Harnoncourt Drive via 25th Street

• Martin Luther King Drive between Eakins Oval and Sweetbriar Drive

• Spring Garden Street Bridge at 31st Street — local access maintained to Anne d’Harnoncourt Drive


Starting at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, inbound (eastbound) traffic on Kelly Drive must exit Kelly Drive at Fairmount Avenue due to the closure of the outer lanes on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Benjamin Franklin Parkway cross traffic will be permitted on numbered streets as conditions allow.


The Philadelphia Museum of Art and other Parkway institutions will remain OPEN for business on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Visitors are encouraged to check individual websites for hours of operation.


Those wishing to access the west side of the Philadelphia Museum of Art must turn right on Pennsylvania Avenue from Fairmount Avenue, turn right on 25th Street and continue onto Anne d’Harnoncourt Drive. Those wishing to access the Barnes Foundation should follow Fairmount Avenue to Pennsylvania Avenue and turn right, following Pennsylvania Avenue to 21st Street—then, turn right at 21st Street and make the first left onto Callowhill Street to access the Barnes Foundation parking lot.


Streets will be serviced and reopened as attendees disperse. It is expected that a number of the affected streets listed above will be opened to vehicular traffic prior to 4:00 p.m.

Attendees are advised to use caution when crossing streets, follow traffic signals, and obey instruction provided by the Philadelphia Police Department.


Parking Restrictions


The following streets will be posted as “Temporary No Parking” zones from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 18:

• Benjamin Franklin Parkway from 22nd Street to Eakins Oval — all lanes, both sides

• 22nd Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Winter Street — both sides

• 2100-2200 Spring Garden Street — both sides

All “Temporary No Parking” signs must be obeyed. Vehicles parked in these locations during posted hours will be relocated.


Public Transportation


SEPTA bus routes will be detoured from their normal routes through the Benjamin Franklin Parkway area beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 18 through approximately 4:00 p.m. Detours will be posted, and specific route changes are available on the System Status page at

It is recommended that guests utilize public transportation options for travel to and from the event. If driving into Center City is necessary, commercial off-street parking lots and garages are conveniently located near the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Eakins Oval. Attendees should contact individual facilities in advance for rates and availability or visit the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s website at for a list of parking options.


Entry Information and ADA Drop-Offs


The general admission entry gate to the rally will be located on the north side of Eakins Oval. Due to event-related road closures, it is recommended that guests with mobility issues arrange for drop-off in the area of Pennsylvania Avenue and Spring Garden Street. This will provide the most direct route to the rally location at Eakins Oval. After drop-off, proceed southwest on Spring Garden Street towards Eakins Oval, and volunteers will direct you to the closest entry gate.


Public Safety Information


Drones and any other small, unmanned aircraft are not permitted. The full list of prohibited items includes:


• Purses or bags larger than 4’’x6’’

• Backpacks (clear bags permitted)

• Cinch bags

• Briefcases

• Coolers

• Luggage of any kind

• Placards

• Homemade signs and banners

• Alcoholic beverages

• Umbrellas

• Flags

• Drones/UAS

• Weapons of any kind


Leave no bags or items unattended. In an emergency or to report a suspicious person, activity or item—such as a backpack, package or container—notify a police officer immediately or call 9-1-1. Do not try to open, move, cover or touch a suspicious item.


The public should expect congestion in the area. Individuals attending the event should make a plan regarding driving, public transit, parking, and supervision of children. Attendees should also be prepared to wait to enter and exit the event area. It is recommended that attendees wear comfortable, weather-appropriate attire.


Stay connected to important weather or emergency information from the City by signing up for free ReadyPhiladelphia text alerts. Simply text READYPHILA to 888-777 or customize your free email or text alerts by visiting the Office of Emergency Management’s website:



Fairmount Sports - Nothing is going on Von Colln Field or Roman Field, although vehicular access to Roman Field parking lot will be impossible between 9am and approx. 4pm due to security-related closures.  

Candidate Questionnaire Responses

posted May 14, 2019, 11:12 AM by David Cardy

I'm pleased to report that 16 candidates for City Council took the time to respond to our candidate questionnaire.  


The responses are attached as a PDF and can be accessed here as well: 


LSNA May Board Meeting

posted May 13, 2019, 8:49 AM by David Cardy   [ updated May 15, 2019, 5:25 AM ]

LSNA Board Meeting

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

7:00 PM

Mormon Meeting House

1682 Wood St, Philadelphia, PA 19103


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

 7:00      Call to Order:

·         Quorum Report

·         Thank you to Bishop Choules & Mike Kramer

·         Approval of April Board Meeting Minutes

 7:05      Announcements:

                     ·        LSNA Shred-It Event Thank You Colleen Walsh!

                     ·        Love Your Park 2019; Thank You Volunteers!

                     ·        2019 LSNA Block Party, Volunteers Needed! Contact Ed Novack

                     ·        Biden and his family will speak at Eakins Oval at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019. The event                               opens its "doors" at 11 a.m.

                     ·        Matthias Baldwin Park Scavenger Hunt; May 18, 2019 (9:30 pm - 12:00 pm)                                                         (

                     ·        Parks on Tap at Matthias Baldwin Park; June 26 - June 30, 2019 (

                     ·        Jim Fennell's Construction Photos of the Month

 7:10      Presentations:

                     ·        Nominations Committee Update; David Searles, Chair

                     ·        Cathedral Master Plan (1701 Race Street); Vote Required

                     ·        2000 Arch Street (Parkway Corporation); Vote Required

 8:40      Consent Agenda

 8:45      Zoning Report

 8:50      Old Business, if any

 8:55      New Business, if any

 9:00      Adjourn

(Next meeting @ the Barnes Foundation)

Love Your Park on Saturday, May 11th

posted May 10, 2019, 6:53 AM by David Cardy

Celebrate Love Your Park Day by helping to cleanup our Neighborhood Parks this Saturday.

Aviator Park at 9:00am
Baldwin Park at 10:00am
Coxe Park at 9:00am

Matthias Baldwin Park Free Scavenger Hunt, May 18th, 9:30 - Noon

posted May 6, 2019, 8:32 AM by David Cardy

Friends of Matthias Baldwin Park Sponsors Free Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, May 18th, 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon (Rain Date, Sun., May 19th - Same Time)
  • All Ages - Competitive Adult and Non-competitive Child Versions
  • Details, Prizes, and Rules at
  • Register in advance by e-mail at or register in person the day of the scavenger hunt, 9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

Parkway Pals Play Day at Sister Cities Park, Saturday, May 18th

posted Apr 29, 2019, 8:07 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Apr 29, 2019, 8:09 AM ]

Play Day at Sister Cities Park has replaced Storybook Weekend as the official kick-off celebration of the upcoming Parkway Pals season. This daylong celebration of laughter and learning will debut on Saturday, May 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Kids and their parents are invited to enjoy an array of free activities and entertainment, which will include book readings from authors, illustrators and B101’s Jessie Jordan. The park’s lawn will transform into a playing field during an energetic Soccer Shots demonstration, while Silly Joe leads a sing-along and the Geography Lady gives a lesson on world travel. Marty the Moose from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University will make an appearance along with everyone’s favorite pups on patrol. These meet-and-greet characters will be joined by a real-life Philadelphia Police K-9!

For more information and a schedule of events, click HERE.

Candidate Forum, Magic Gardens, April 25th

posted Apr 23, 2019, 6:43 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Apr 24, 2019, 5:52 AM ]

Cordially Invites You To Our First

Thursday, April 25th
6:30 - 8:30 PM
at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
1020 South Street

RePoint Philadelphia hosts preservation-minded
candidates for discussion, and questions and answers
about their campaigns.

About this Event

RePoint Philadelphia hosts preservation-minded candidates for discussion, and questions and answers about their campaigns. Take this chance to get personal with candidates at this meet and greet event. Several candidates will be attending, names to be announced soon. Drinks and snacks provided in Philadelphia's Magic Gardens!

RePoint Philadelphia is a PAC based on Historic Preservation in Philadelphia. We fund raise to support candidates for office who will work to preserve our communities. We depend on donations to do what we do. Please visit to learn more about us and donate!

Register Here

The Penn Neuroscience Public Lecture Series

posted Apr 16, 2019, 8:36 AM by David Cardy

We can, but Should we?
Ethical Considerations in modern neuroscience

Thursday, April 18th
Check-in & Demos: 6:00 pm   Talks: 6:30
Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research, UPenn

Featuring three free and exciting TED-style talks from leading Penn researchers, Drs. Martha Farah, Anthony Rostain and Roy Hamilton.

A Celebration of Center City Living - May 9th

posted Apr 11, 2019, 7:28 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Apr 11, 2019, 7:29 AM ]

Center City Resident's Association presents:
A Celebration of Center City Living
* Casino Night and More
* Honoring Governor Edward G. Rendell

Date: May 9, 2019
Time: 6 - 10 pm
Location: The Ethical Society (1916 Rittenhouse Square)

Casino Games, Live Music, Silent Auction, Raffle Items, Hors d'Oeuvres, Adult Beverages

Contact or 215-546-6719 for more information.

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