Coming Up in Frankford 5/24 to 6/29/2014

  • Art Workshop – MAKING SOMETHING OUT OF NOTHING – Sat, May 24, 10am – 1pm, Tookany/Tacony – Frankford Watershed Partnership at the Globe Dye Works, 4500 Worth Street – Experience the fun of turning ordinary trash into treasure. In this workshop participants will learn new ways of seeing and creating art using discarded materials from everyday use. Things normally thrown away or ignored take on new meanings as they become elements of artistic compositions. You don’t have to have any art background to create this fun and rewarding project. Parents are encouraged to come with their children and work together. There will be a refreshments break midway through the workshop. Workshop Leader: Joel Spivak Tools and materials provided by instructor: 2′ square sheets of cardboard and glue Open to: Children and parents (one parent per child) maximum of 10 participants Participants should bring: scissors, “junk drawer stuff”, ie: string, bottle caps, buttons, clean items from your trash. All items should be easy to glue onto cardboard. TO REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOPS, contact Leslie Kaufman at lesliekaufman@verizon.net. Registrations will be accepted until two days before the designated workshop. There are a limited number of slots, so register early to make sure you get a seat!
  • 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.
  • Movie Matinee – Mon, May 26, 12:30pm – 3:00pm, Peter Bressi Northeast Senior Center 4744 Frankford Ave. – Please join us for Movie Matinee Monday. You pick it, we play it! Popcorn and beverages served. Free of charge
  • 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.
  • Dance Movement Therapy Class –Wed, May 28, 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 – Wed, May 28, 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!
  • 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.
  • Grand Army of the Republic Museum Open House – Sun, June 1, 12pm – 5pm, 4278 Griscom Street – Presentation at 1:30 PM: David Keehn, Historian “Knights of the Golden Circle: From Southern Secession to Trial in Philadelphia” David will conclude by focusing on the arrest and trial of Knights leaders from Berks and other Pennsylvania Counties held in May 1863
  • Friends of Overington Park – Wed, June 4, 7pm – 8pm, Overington Park by the took shed
  • Frankford Civic Association Meeting –Thu, June 5, 7pm – 8pm,  Aria Hospital, 2nd floor
  • 5th Annual Multi Cultural Affair – Sat, June 7, 12pm – 5pm, Gambrel Recreation Center – 1900 Wakeling St – Kids Zone, Story Telling, Health Screenings, African Dance Ensemble, Face Painting, Poetry, Food, Raffles
  • REDISCOVER | Photography –Sat, June 7, 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.
  • 2nd Baptist Church 145th Anniversary –Sun, June 8, 11am – 12pm, 2nd Baptist Church, 1801 Meadow St.
  • Pentecost in the Park – Sun, June 8, 12:00pm – 1:30pm, Wissinoming Park – Cheltenham Ave. between Frankford Ave. and Charles St. – Worship with the Praise Team from St. James Lutheran Church. Bring a picnic lunch. Games for the kids. Hot dog fund raiser sale.
  • Historical Society of Frankford program – Tue, June 10, 7:30pm – 9:00pm, 1507 Orthodox St. – The Grand Army of the Republic Library and Museum presented by Hugh Boyle
  • Neighborhood Advisory Committee Meeting – Thu, June 12, 7pm – 8pm,  2nd Baptist Church, 1801 Meadow St.
  • REDISCOVER | Photography –Sat, June 14, 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.
  • Art Workshop – TRASH IS SIMPLY A FAILURE OF IMAGINATION! – Sat, June 14, 12:30pm – 2:30pm,  Tookany/Tacony – Frankford Watershed Partnership at the Globe Dye Works, 4500 Worth Street- Participants will be provided with tools and salvaged materials, primarily obsolete laptop computers and will be instructed as to how to use the tools to take apart the laptops in order to repurpose them. Each participant will be given an old wooden cigar box that will be decorated with the computer parts. After the boxes are “trash-blinged” they can hold materials from recycling for uses the new artist sees fit in the future. A primary goal in these events is to give people a lifetime of permission to play with trash and recycling. Ideas for creative reuse of the boxes will be suggested during the workshop. Workshop Leader: Neil Benson Tools and materials provided by instructor: screwdrivers, hot glue guns, other miscellaneous tools, cigar boxes, computer parts Open to: Ages 6 – 80; families preferred so adults can assist children, maximum of 12 children or 20 adults, or combination TO REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOPS, contact Leslie Kaufman at lesliekaufman@verizon.net. Registrations will be accepted until two days before the designated workshop. There are a limited number of slots, so register early to make sure you get a seat!
  • Northwood Civic Association Meeting – Tue, June 17, 7pm – 8pm,  St. James Lutheran Church, at Castor Avenue and Pratt Street.
  • REDISCOVER | Photography –Sat, June 21, 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.
  • Frankford CDC Fundraiser – Sat, June 21, 2pm – 6pm, 1315 Arrott Street
  • Frankford Garden Club –Mon, June 23, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Senior Breakfast -Tue, June 24, 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, June 26, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, 2nd Baptist Church, 1801 Meadow Street
  • REANIMATE | Philadelphia Sculptors – Sat, June 28, 12pm – 5pm, @ the corner of Frankford Avenue and Paul Street | MFL to Margaret-Orthodox – Members of Philadelphia Sculptors will address the concept of bringing new life back to a place, person, or community. Work ranges from the figurative to the abstract, with artists employing techniques and materials that may reference the past as they create work of the present.
  • Frankford Community Health Fair – Sat, June 28, 1pm – 4pm, Aria Health Parking Lot, 4900 Frankford Ave.
  • HIV and Hepatitis C Testing – Sun, June 29, 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.