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Coming Up in Frankford 10/22 to 11/18/2011

  • Gun Buy Back
    When – Sat, October 22, 10am – 2pm
    Where – St. Joachim Parish Hall, Griscom and Church Sts. (map)
    Description – Gun Buy Back sponsored by 15th Police District Advisory Council – $50 Shop Rite gift card in exchange for your guns.
  • Hedge Street Park Cleanup
    When – Sat, October 22, 10am – 1pm
    Where – Hedge Street Park, 4600 Hedge St. (map)
    Description – We were not able to get a team of volunteers and equipment for Philly Cares Day so the success of this cleanup will solely depend on community participation. We are looking to get 40 volunteers for this event.
    When – Sat, October 22, 4pm – 6pm
    Where – Gather at the Historical Society of Frankford 1507 Orthodox Street (map)

    Description – GET READY TO SEE FRANKFORD IN A WHOLE NEW LIGHT! Admission: $6:00 adult Refreshments: Before and After the Tour Commemorative T-Shirts will be provided ONGOING GHOST PROGRAM THROUGHOUT TOUR: SOUTH JERSEY GHOST RESEARCH will offer a video presentation at the Historical Society of Frankford before, after, throughout the tour. RESERVATIONS: Frankford Community Development Corporation Michelle Feldman 215-743-6580

  • Friends of the Frankford Library Open House
    When – Wed, October 26, 4:30pm – 6:30pm
    Where – Free Library of Philadelphia, Frankford Branch 4634 Frankford Ave. (map)
    Description – Find out about after-school homework help, check out job-hunting resources on the computer and learn how you can become a Friend of your local library. Free; all are welcome; light refreshments will be served. 215-685-1473 for more information.
  • PSA Area 1 Meeting
    When – Wed, October 26, 7pm – 8pm
    Where – 4900 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA (map)
    Description – Location: Frankford Hospital – 2nd Floor Conference Room Agenda: PSA 1 Progress, Concerns and Action Plans for Frankford South of Bridge Street.
  • Northeast Philadelphia EPIC Stakeholders Group
    When – Thu, October 27, 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.
  • Annual Fall Festival and Halloween Event
    When – Sat, October 29, 12pm – 3pm
    Where – Overington Park, Leiper and Orthodox Streets (map)
  • Friends of Overington Park
    When – Tue, November 1, 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.
  • Womrath Park Community Update Meeting
    When – Wed, November 2, 12:15pm – 1:15pm
    Where – Womrath Park: at Adams Ave, Frankford Ave and Kensington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
    Description – Womrath Park will be the site of a green stormwater management project led by the Philadelphia Water Department in partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation. Beautiful new gardens will collect rainwater and allow it to filter into the ground instead of overloading the city’s sewer system. This project will beautify the park and improve the quality of Philadelphia’s waterway. Bring a lunch and join us for an update on the design plans for Womrath Park and a tour of the site. We hope to see you there! CONTACT: Ashley Schmid at or 215.514.3952 For more info:
  • Frankford Civic Association Meeting
    When – Thu, November 3, 7pm – 8pm
    Where – 2nd floor conference room, Aria Health, 4900 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
  • Grand Army of the Republic Museum Open House
    When – Sun, November 6, 12pm – 5pm
    Where – 4278 Griscom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
    Description – Presentation at 1:30 PM: Reminiscences of John F Reynolds by Kate Reynolds Landis Arlene Harris
  • Frankford Special Services District Quarterly Board Meeting
    When – Mon, November 7, 8:30am – 9:30am
    Where – St. Mark’s Church (Griscom St Entrance) (map)
    Description – All meetings are open to the public.
  • Historical Society of Frankford program
    When – Tue, November 8, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
    Where- 1507 Orthodox St., Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
    Description- HORACE W. CASTOR The Frankford Architect with the White Boutonnière Richard Brent Castor Learn of the life and accomplishments of Horace W. Castor, a Frankford-born, world-renowned architect as presented by his great, great grandson. Twelve generations of the Castor family just celebrated 275 years in America.
  • Engaging Communities
    When – Sat, November 12, 9am – 4pm
    Where – Temple University (map)
    Description – Center for Public Interest Journalism day long event, Jim Smiley, representing the Frankford Gazette, will sit on a panel discussing audience-building with other editors of local news operations
  • Overington Park Cleanup and PAWS Animal Cleanup
    When – Sat, November 12, 10am – 1pm
    Where – Overington Park, Leiper and Orthodox Sts. (map)
    Description – Park cleanup day and PAWS low cost animal clinic
  • St. Joachim Alumni Association Installation Mass
    When – Sat, November 12, 4:30pm – 6:30pm
    Where – St. Joachim Church, 1527 Church Street, Phila. PA 19124 (map)
    Description – The Saint Joachim Alumni Association is celebrating its installation with a Mass on Saturday November 12, at 4:30pm. The mass will be held at St. Joachim Church located at 1527 Church Street. After Mass there will be a gathering in the Parish Hall to celebrate and officially register Alumni. Light Refreshments will be served. Please inform other Alumni and friends of the Parish.
  • Celebrate America Recycles Day With the Frankford CDC
    When – Tue, November 15, 12pm – 5pm
    Where – 4900 Griscom Street, Phila. PA 19124 (map)
    Description – Handing out blue recycling bins and signing people up for Philadelphia Recycling Rewards program.
  • Northwood Civic Association Meeting
    When – Tue, November 15, 7pm – 8pm
    Where – St. James Lutheran Church, at Castor Avenue and Pratt Street. (map)