Coming Up in Frankford

  • Grand Army of the Republic Museum Open House
    When – Sun, May 1, 12pm – 5pm
    Where – 4278 Griscom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
    Description – Presentation at 1:30 PM: NO PROGRAM – NESHAMINY REENACTMENT
  • Frankford Special Services District Quarterly Board Meeting
    When – Mon, May 2, 8:30am – 9:30am
    Where – St. Mark’s Church (Griscom St Entrance) (map)
    Description – All meetings are open to the public.
  • 611 Action to Keep the Bar at Hawthorne and Margaret Closed
    When – Mon, May 2, 10am – 11am
    Where – Courtroom 426 at City Hall (map)
    Description – The 611 Action hearing to keep the Hawthorne Street bar shut down is May 2nd, at 10am, in . Courtroom 426 at City Hall. Concerned citizens are encouraged to attend.
  • Friends of Overington Park
    When – Tue, May 3, 7pm – 8pm
    Where – CORA Neuman Center at 1000 Orthodox Street (map)
    Description – Come out and discuss our park and what we an do to make it a safe and pleasant place for everyone.
  • Frankford CDC’s Mother’s Day jewelry and craft show,
    When – Wed, May 4, 5pm – 7pm
    Where – Simply Flawless Salon (4616 Frankford Avenue) (map)
    Description – Come celebrate Mother’s Day at the Frankford CDC’s Mother’s Day jewelry and craft show, being held at Simply Flawless Salon (4616 Frankford Avenue) on May 4th from 5pm to 7pm!
  • Frankford Civic Association Meeting
    When – Thu, May 5, 7pm – 8pm
    Where2nd floor conference room, Aria Health, 4900 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
  • Gun Buy Back
    When – Sat, May 7, 10am – 2pm
    Where – 2nd Baptist Church, Meadow and Mulberry Sts. (map)
    Description$50 Shop Rite give certificate to turn in your guns. Limit one certificate per family.
  • Frankford Garden Club Annual Day-Before-Mother’s Day Plant Sale
    When – Sat, May 7, 10am – 1pm
    Where – Frankford Library at corner of Frankford Ave & Overington Street (map)
    Description- In front of the Frankford Library at corner of Frankford Ave & Overington Street Frankford Garden Club, Annual Day-Before-Mother’s Day Plant Sale.
  • Northwood Civic Association Meeting
    When – Tue, May 10, 7pm – 8pm
    Where – St. James Lutheran Church, at Castor Avenue and Pratt Street. (map)
  • Historical Society of Frankford program
    When – Tue, May 10, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
    Where – 1507 Orthodox St., Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
    Description – NE’s HARRY GOLD & ATOMIC ESPIONAGE Allen M Hornblum Author: “The Invisible Harry Gold: The Man Who Gave the Soviets the Atomic Bomb” Did you know that a crucial actor in the most disastrous case of espionage in the history of the world lived among us and within living memory? Noted author Hornblum shares the history-making story of NE Phila’s Harry Gold.
  • Concerned Citizens of Northwood Meeting
    When – Thu, May 12, 7pm – 8pm
    Where – Simpson Playground – Orthodox St. (map)
  • Youth Activity Focus Group Meeting
    When – Thu, May 12, 7pm – 8pm
    Where – Aria Health, 5000 Frankford Avenue, 2nd floor (map)
    Description – We hear you Frankford. PhillyRising will be hosting a series of focus group meetings with a special emphasis on the quality of life issues that you expressed were most important in your community. We would like to hear your ideas as to ways to improve the Frankford community and develop a plan of action.
  • 15th District Police Advisory Council Community Day
    When – Sat, May 14, 10am – 2pm
    Where – 3500 Ryan Avenue (map)
  • Frankford Garden Club
    When – Sat, May 14, 10am – 1pm
    Where- Overington Park, Orthodox and Leiper Streets (map)
    Description- Frankford Garden Club will volunteer with the Friends of Overington Park – planting seeds, perennials, shrubs.
  • Infrastructure Focus Group Meeting
    When – Thu, May 19, 7pm – 8pm
    Where – Aria Health, 5000 Frankford Avenue, 2nd floor (map)
    Description – We hear you Frankford. PhillyRising will be hosting a series of focus group meetings with a special emphasis on the quality of life issues that you expressed were most important in your community. We would like to hear your ideas as to ways to improve the Frankford community and develop a plan of action.
  • Frankford Garden Club Trip to Scott Arboretum
    When – Sat, May 21, 10:00am – 4:30pm
    Where – Wissinoming Park Rec Center Parking lot on Cheltenham Ave between Frankford Ave and Charles St. (map)
    Description – The Frankford Garden Club invites you to come along on our trip to Scott Arboretum at Swarthmore College on Saturday, May 21st. Along with the Gardens to tour, Scott Arboretum is holding an “Unusual Tropical and Annuals Plant Sale” selling hard to find plants. Experts will be there to advise. We will meet our Yellow School Bus at 10am at the Wissinoming Park Rec Center Parking lot on Cheltenham Ave between Frankford Ave and Charles St. We will leave the Gardens at 3:30, so we should be back home by 4:30pm. We will be eating outside, so bring picnic food! The Garden Club will supply the paper goods and beverages. I attached the Garden Club Flyer, along with the SIX page list of plants that will be for sale at Scott’s on the 21st- wow! about the Gardens- you can go to www.scottarboretum.org/gardentour for a look- they have a rain garden (Biostream), ponds, teaching garden, a rose garden to name a few. Plants are labeled with their scientific and common names and often grouped in collections to make easy comparisons. They represent the horticultural diversity of the Delaware Valley region (Zone 6-7), serve as a living museum for homeowners seeking ideas for their gardens. We should learn a lot! oh- even tho you do not NEED to reserve a seat, please do call Johnnie Mae (215-537-0145) or I (see below) to let us know if you are coming, and if you are bringing guests. THANKS!