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Coming Up in Frankford

  • Grand Army of the Republic Museum Open House
    When – Sun, December 5, 12pm – 5pm
    Where – 4278 Griscom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
    Description – Presentation at 1:30 PM: Victorian Christmas Customs Jane Peters-Estes
  • Endangered City
    When – Fri, December 10, 6pm – 10pm
    Where – Globe Dye Works (map)
    Description – A benefit for the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia
  • Historical Society of Frankford program
    When – Tue, December 14, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
    Where1507 Orthodox St., Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
    Description – ANNUAL HOLIDAY SOCIAL and PROGRAM ARAMINGO CANAL EXCAVATION Douglas B. Mooney. MA Senior Archaeologist, URS Corporation, Inc The Aramingo Canal was built in 1847 in the bed of Gunner’s Run – a stream emptying into the Delaware in Kensington – in an effort to increase commerce in the area. But the creek-turned-canal became so polluted that it was covered over in 1900. Douglas Mooney URS Corporation’s Project Manager, conducted an archaeological dig in Port Richmond, unearthing a 50-foot section of he canal’s wooden wall. Artifacts from this historic excavation will be displayed and Mr Mooney will provide an update on this project. Students, researchers, historians, genealogists, and all others invited. The monthly program meetings are held at the Historical Society of Frankford’s 1930 building, housing its Library and Museum. Enjoy the Society’s collections and exhibitions and learn something new each month. The annual December Holiday Program features homebaked refreshments throughout. Following the program, participants and presenters can refresh and exchange ideas. Members free; Others $5.00
  • Christmas Caroling
    When – Fri, December 17, 7pm – 8pm
    Where – Overington Park (map)
    Description – On Friday Dec. 17th from 7 to 8pm we will be singing carols in Overington Park. We will be caroling on the steps leading to the play equipment, off Pilling Street. We encourage you to wear a holiday hat, listen to our joyful noise and hopefully join in. The Friends of Overington Park wanted to gather with our neighbors and raise our voices in celebration of the holiday season. Please come out and join us! All are welcome! Diane Kunze, Friend of Overington Park
  • Northwood Civic Association Meeting
    When – Tue, December 21, 7pm – 8pm
    Where – St. James Lutheran Church, at Castor Avenue and Pratt Street. (map)
  • Northeast Philadelphia EPIC Stakeholders Group
    When – Wed, December 15, 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.