Coming Up in Frankford 4/26 to 5/23/2014

  • Rep. James Clay’s community Day – Sat, April 26, 10am – 4pm, Glading Memorial Presbyterian Church 1267 E. Cheltenham Ave.
  • RECLAIM | Dumpster Divers – Apr 26, 2014, @ the corner of Frankford Avenue and Paul Street – Philadelphia’s Dumpster Divers are well known for their commitment to making art from what others would perceive as junk. Seeing the possibilities in trash and other under-utilized resources, they bring a new awareness to the concept of “upcycling” as they transform discarded materials into creative new art forms.  Receptions & block party on the 19th.
  • Caring for your personal Photograph collections -Sat, April 26, 2pm – 4pm, Historical Society of Frankford, Orthodox Street – An introductory workshop to show you how to handle, store and display your images Receive samples of conservation materials. Cost: $15.00 for members $20.00 for non-members Space is limited. Please RSVP Susan Couvreur email couvreur@verizon.net phone 215 288 6697 Light refreshment served after.
  • HIV and Hepatitis C Testing – Sun, April 27, 11am – 4pm, St. Mark’s Church, 4442 Frankford Avenue – Philly Faith in Action was brings the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Drexel University with their mobile medical center to St Marks for rapid HIV and hepatitis C testing, counseling and follow up care. They will be here the 2nd Saturday of every month.
  • Annual Spring Tea – Sun, April 27, 11:30am – 2:30pm,  St. Joachim Church Hall, 1527 Church St – $18 for adult tickets. $10 for children 12 and under.Call Mary Moretz (215) 850-1975 or Deana Teixeira (215) 288-8168 for tickets until April 13th. No tickets at the door.
  • Frankford Garden Club – Mon, April 28, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Wissinoming Park Playground
  • Senior Breakfast -Tue, April 29, 8am – 10am, Aria Health, Frankford – 2nd floor cafeteria – Aria will provide our community seniors with monthly, insightful tips and information on issues that are directly affecting you and your health. Breakfast will be provided free of charge. To reserve your seat call 1-877-808-2742 and then press 2.
  • Dance Movement Therapy Class -Tue, April 29, 10am – 11am, Peter Bressi Northeast Senior Center 4744 Frankford Ave. – Please join us for our Dance Movement Therapy Classes. Come join this hot new program!
  • Monthly Birthday Party – Tue, April 29, 11:45am – 12:45pm, Peter Bressi Northeast Senior Center 4744 Frankford Ave. – Come celebrate your birthday! We have a monthly birthday party. Join us for cake, ice cream, lunch, and live entertainment!
  • Frankford Library Friends Meeting – Wed, April 30, 3:30pm – 4:30pm, Frankford Library, Meeting Room – We will be getting donated books ready for the pre-Mother’s Day Plant Sale on Saturday, May 10. Betsy will have some options picked out for our local history cabinet.
  • Frankford Civic Association Meeting – Thu, May 1, 7pm – 8pm, Aria Hospital, 2nd floor
  • Edmunds Students at Starboard Side Art Gallery – Fri, May 2, 6pm – 8pm,  Starboard Side Art Gallery, 2531 E Lehigh Ave – 6th, 7th and 8th art students from Arts and Sciences Charter School.display their art. Free and open to the public.
  • RECLAIM | Dumpster Divers –  Sat, May 3, 12pm – 5pm, @ the corner of Frankford Avenue and Paul Street – Philadelphia’s Dumpster Divers are well known for their commitment to making art from what others would perceive as junk. Seeing the possibilities in trash and other under-utilized resources, they bring a new awareness to the concept of “upcycling” as they transform discarded materials into creative new art forms.
  • Grand Army of the Republic Museum Open House – Sun, May 4, 12pm – 5pm, 4278 Griscom Street – Presentation at 1:30 PM: Jerry Carrier – John Hay, Lincoln’s Secretary
  • Friends of Overington Park – Wed, May 6, 7pm – 8pm – This is a change for MAY.  Friends of Overington Park will hold their May meeting at 7:00PM on Tuesday May 6 at the shed in Overington Park unless it rains.  In case of rain, the meeting will be held at the Friends Meeting House at 1500 Orthodox St.
  • Neighborhood Advisory Committee Meeting – Thu, May 8, 7pm – 8pm,  2nd Baptist Church, 1801 Meadow St.
  • RECLAIM | Dumpster Divers –  Sat, May 10, 12pm – 5pm, @ the corner of Frankford Avenue and Paul Street – Philadelphia’s Dumpster Divers are well known for their commitment to making art from what others would perceive as junk. Seeing the possibilities in trash and other under-utilized resources, they bring a new awareness to the concept of “upcycling” as they transform discarded materials into creative new art forms.
  • Frankford PhillyRising Community Meeting – Mon, May 12, 5:30pm – 7:00pm, Frankford Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia 4634 Frankford Avenue
  • Historical Society of Frankford program – Tue, May 13, 7:30pm – 9:00pm, 1507 Orthodox St. – Who is Sybilla Righton Masters? Find out from Torben Jenk, Historian.
  • Flea Market – Sat, May 17, 9am – 2pm,  Peter Bressi Northeast Senior Center, 4744 Frankford Ave – The spring season has finally arrived! Peter Bressi Northeast Senior Center will be hosting an indoor/outdoor Flea Market. We have 6 foot tables available for rent for only $15.00! We will have a variety of gift cards to raffle off as well! Space is limited; please contact Karen at 215-831-2926 by May 12th for table rentals or with any questions.
  • Perennial Plant Sale –Sat, May 17, 10am – 1pm, Overington Park, Leiper and Overington Sts. – Love your park day. Perennial plant sale, planting flower beds and trees! Refreshments and Tee shirts for volunteers.
  • RECLAIM | Dumpster Divers –  Sat, May 17, 12pm – 5pm, @ the corner of Frankford Avenue and Paul Street – Philadelphia’s Dumpster Divers are well known for their commitment to making art from what others would perceive as junk. Seeing the possibilities in trash and other under-utilized resources, they bring a new awareness to the concept of “upcycling” as they transform discarded materials into creative new art forms.
  • Northwood Civic Association Meeting – Tue, May 20, 7pm – 8pm,  St. James Lutheran Church, at Castor Avenue and Pratt Street.
  • Factory on Focus – Philadelphia Museum of Art – Wednesday, May 21, 2014, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Benjamin Franklin Parkway – Philadelphia Museum of Art will focus on the craft of Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory’s teenage Apprentices. Engage with apprentices in interactive boatbuilding activities. Talk with Factory One Design architect Antonio Dias and hear his thoughts on how boats inspire. See one of the completed Factory One Designs in the Grand Stair Hall, and seek out the Thomas Eakins painting featuring the direct descendant to our very own boat. Open to STAMP Pass students beginning at 3:30pm. Evening activities begin with a short program at 5:30pm.
  • REDISCOVER | Photography – Sat, May 24, 12pm – 5pm, @ the corner of Frankford Avenue and Paul Street | MFL to Margaret-Orthodox – Seven local photographers will use their cameras to explore Philadelphia’s urban terrain, concentrating on less visited locations and new perspectives of familiar imagery. Using personal viewpoints, they draw attention to small moments, ambiguous settings, and underlying beauty that might be overlooked by the casual viewer.
  • HIV and Hepatitis C Testing – Sun, May 25, 11am – 4pm,  St. Mark’s Church, 4442 Frankford Avenue – Philly Faith in Action was brings the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Drexel University with their mobile medical center to St Marks for rapid HIV and hepatitis C testing, counseling and follow up care.
  • Frankford Garden Club – Mon, May 26, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Wissinoming Park Playground
  • Senior Breakfast -Tue, May 27, 8am – 10am, Aria Health, Frankford – 2nd floor cafeteria – Aria will provide our community seniors with monthly, insightful tips and information on issues that are directly affecting you and your health. Breakfast will be provided free of charge. To reserve your seat call 1-877-808-2742 and then press 2.
  • Northeast Philadelphia EPIC Stakeholders Group – Thu, May 29, 5:30pm – 7:30pm,  2nd Baptist Church, 1801 Meadow Street
  • REDISCOVER | Photography – Sat, May 31, 12pm – 5pm, @ the corner of Frankford Avenue and Paul Street | MFL to Margaret-Orthodox – Seven local photographers will use their cameras to explore Philadelphia’s urban terrain, concentrating on less visited locations and new perspectives of familiar imagery. Using personal viewpoints, they draw attention to small moments, ambiguous settings, and underlying beauty that might be overlooked by the casual viewer.