Coming Up in Frankford 3/31 to 4/27/2012

  • Northeast EPIC mini summit
    When – Sat, March 31, 10am – 1pm
    Where – Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School, 4256 Paul Street (map)  Description – The 2012 Northeast Health and Economic Development Summit was formed out of a partnership between three of our Faith Based Organizations (Campbell AME Church, Second Baptist Church, and Faith Assembly of God), and our representatives from our elected official offices, (Councilwoman Maria D. Quinones Sanchez and State Representative Tony Payton Jr.) to address the issues of hunger, health and economic opportunities in our neighborhood. CORA’s Northeast EPIC Stakeholder group was awarded a grant to feed the hungry. The grant will be distributed amongst the three faith based groups to provide groceries to families in our area. Pastor Richard Smith, will be our keynote speaker and will be addressing the issues of hunger in our community and the supply demand for our local pantries. A representative from Councilwoman Sanchez’ office will be speaking about local economic opportunities on Frankford Avenue and throughout the neighborhood.
  • Grand Army of the Republic Museum Open House
    When – Sun, April 1, 12pm – 5pm
    Where – 4278 Griscom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
    Description – Presentation at 1:30 PM: The Gettysburg Conspiracy by Will Hutchinson
  • Community Planning Meeting
    When – Tue, April 3, 6pm – 8pm
    Where – Friends Hospital (map)
    Description – Philadelphia2035
  • Friends of Overington Park
    When – Wed, April 4, 7pm – 8pm
    Where – Historical Society of Frankford, 1507 Orthodox St. (map)
    Description – Come out and discuss our park and what we an do to make it a safe and pleasant place for everyone.
  • Frankford Civic Association Meeting
    When – Thu, April 5, 7pm – 8pm
    Where – 2nd floor conference room, Aria Health, 4900 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
  • Historical Society of Frankford program
    When – Tue, April 10, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
    Where – 1507 Orthodox St., Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
    Description – K & A’s SECOND STORY MEN Allen M Hornblum Author “Confessions of a Second Story Man – Junior Kripplebauer and the K & A Gang” The legendary Kensington & Allegheny “second story” men of the 1950-70’s were nationally known for their “art of burglary” – from Boca Raton to Bar Harbor. NE Philly’s own Allen M Hornblum reveals the challenges that come with writing a book about these notorious Kensingtonians.
  • Town Hall Meeting
    When – Thu, April 12, 7pm – 8pm
    Where – Aria Health, 4900 Frankford Avenue (map)
    Description – 15th District Police Captain Frank Bachmayer
  • Mayors cleanup in Overington Park
    When – Sat, April 14, 10am – 1pm
    Where – Overington Park, Lieper and Orthodox Sts. (map)
    Description – We will be getting our flower beds in order, cleaning up any graffiti, leaf trash, etc. We can use all the help we can get, so tell everyone to come out and help us get ready for the summer season. We will also be honoring the Frankford High JROTC that day.
  • Mayor’s 5th Annual Spring Cleanup
    When – Sat, April 14, 10am – 1pm
    Where – Kickoff at 2nd Baptist Church, 1800 Meadow Street (map)
  • Frankford Business and Professional Association Meeting
    When – Tue, April 17, 8:30am – 10:00am
    Where – Aria Health, 2nd floor conference room (map)
  • Northwood Civic Association Meeting
    When – Tue, April 17, 7pm – 8pm
    Where – St. James Lutheran Church, at Castor Avenue and Pratt Street. (map)
  • Celebration of Haitian Culture through literacy, music and art
    When – Fri, April 20, 10am – 11am
    Where – Henry R. Edmunds School (map)
  • Northeast Philadelphia EPIC Stakeholders Group
    When – Thu, April 26, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
    Where – Aria Hospital’s Frankford Campus (4900 Frankford Avenue) in the 2nd floor meeting room. Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
    Description – The ultimate goal is to create a process that enhances the community’s ability to solve issues surrounding truancy, domestic violence, child safety and substance abuse.