Coming Up in Frankford 8/18 to 9/14/2012

  • 8th Annual Old Head Softball Game and Cookout – Sat, August 18, 9am – 10pm, Ditman and Wakeling Sts., Please bring your grill, food and beverage, tables, chairs etc. If you don’t bring it, you won’t have it. Live band, DJ. New this year, vending allowed, $25 vending fee
  • PSA 2 Meeting – Mon, August 20, 7pm – 8pm, 5700 HAWTHORNE STREET PHILA, PA, PSA MEETING for area North of Bridge Street
  • Frankford Farmers Market – Tue, August 21, 2pm – 6pm, Frankford Transportation Center, Bridge St. and Frankford Ave.
  • Northwood Town Watch Meeting – Tue, August 21, 6:30pm – 7:00pm, St. James Lutheran Church, Pratt St. and Castor Ave.
  • Northwood Civic Association Meeting – Tue, August 21, 7pm – 8pm, St. James Lutheran Church, at Castor Avenue and Pratt Street., Agenda: Excel Academy located at Friend’s Hospital wants to add two mobile trailers for a library and teacher education. Popeye’s wants to put a restaurant at the old Thrifty Scott building located in Juniata Plaza. Update on 949 Foulkrod St. Looking for ideas or assistance in having the car removed from the ditch located on the boulevard past Foulkrod. Car has been down in the creek for at least 10 years. Possible vote to increase dues. August 25 – clean up pf triangle at Adams and boulevard or other eyesores.
  • Back to School Fair and Rally – Fri, August 24, 9am – 2pm, Frankford High School, 5000 Oxford Ave., Parent workshops, school displays, giveaways, dental check ups, vendors, free haircuts, live performances
  • Frankford Farmers Market – Tue, August 28, 2pm – 6pm, Frankford Transportation Center, Bridge St. and Frankford Ave.
  • Frankford Garden Club – Tue, August 28, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Wissinoming Park Playground
  • Northeast Philadelphia EPIC Stakeholders Group – Thu, August 30, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, 2nd Baptist Church, 1801 Meadow St. Philadelphia, PA 19124
  • Grand Army of the Republic Museum Open House – Sun, September 2, 12pm – 5pm, 4278 Griscom Street, Presentation at 1:30 PM: Stealing a Locomotive: The Andrews Raid and the ‘General” by Dr Sid Copel
  • Frankford Farmers Market – Tue, September 4, 2pm – 6pm, Frankford Transportation Center, Bridge St. and Frankford Ave.
  • Friends of Overington Park – Wednesday, September 5, 2012 – Overington Park – Orthodox Streets, Come out and discuss our park and what we an do to make it a safe and pleasant place for everyone. If it is raining that day then the meeting will be held at the Frankford Historical Society.
  • Frankford Civic Association Meeting – Thu, September 6, 7pm – 8pm, 2nd floor conference room, Aria Health, 4900 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
  • Baroque Music Ensemble – Fri, September 7, 7:30pm – 9:00pm, St. Joachim Church, 1527 Church St., The young, dynamic, Washington D.C. -based baroque music trio, Corda Nova, takes audiences on a journey to late 17th & 18th Century Germany, where music was composed in the stylus fantasticus manner to showcase technical prowess with improvisational spirit. They perform works by several German and Austrian composers who composed in this intriguing style, including Schmelzer, Biber, Erlebach, Krieger, and Kuhnel.Performing will be: Edmond Chan ▪ Baroque Violin Amy Domingues ▪ Viola da Gamba Anthony Harvey ▪ Theorbo/Baroque Lute Tickets $10.00
  • Second Saturday Arts Festival – Sat, September 8, 11am – 3pm, Frankford Ave. and Paul Street
  • Frankford Farmers Market – Tue, September 11 2pm – 6pm, Frankford Transportation Center, Bridge St. and Frankford Ave.
  • Historical Society of Frankford program – Tue, September 11, 7:30pm – 9:00pm, 1507 Orthodox St.,, Join the Historical Society of Frankford in remembering the life and works of Philadelphia’s prolific architect, Frank H Furness — recognized by the American Institute of Architects as one of this nation’s ten greatest architects — as we offer our own ceremonial eulogy for his contributions to Philadelphia and the nation. We will be joined by Frankford’s GAR Museum and Library, the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and others as we acknowledge his service as a Rush’s Lancer, his receipt of a Congressional Medal of Honor, and other lesser known aspects of his life. Of 800 structures built from his designs, only 200 survive today. Northeast Philadelphia is fortunate to have two of these — the Mortuary Chapel of Mt Sinai Cemetery, 1901 Bridge Street (http://mtsinaicemetery.org/history.html), and the Knowlton Mansion, Furness’ only remaining country house, at 8001 Verree Road (http://www.conroycatering.com/docs/km_travel.html).