Friends of Overington Park are holding their Fall Festival on Saturday October 29th, from 12 noon to 3. Come and Have some Halloween Fun! We will have a Pumpkin Patch, Apple Printing, Games , Refreshments and Candy, and Performance by ‘Operation Glow In The Dark’ Puppeteers at 1:00 and 2:00!
We are dressing up, so Come Out and Join Us In Your Costume! Hope to see everyone there!
Interested in exploring aspects of the natural history of Frankford? Dr. David Hewitt, Botanist from the Academy of Natural Sciences with be leading a group through two of the regions relatively undisturbed older areas, Adath Jeshurun Cemetery (established in 1861) at 1855 Bridge St and Mount Sinai Cemetery (established in 1853), at 1851 Bridge St. – corner of Bridge and Cottage Sts.
The group will meet at Mount Sinai Cemetery’s mortuary chapel designed by famed architect, Frank Furness on Monday October 3 at 3:00 PM. http://mtsinaicemetery.org/history.html
Another great event went off this weekend hosted by the Friends of Overington Park. We had over 50 people in our park on Saturday September 17th from 12 till 3.
Our Second Annual Chalk Art Contest for the children of the neighborhood had 29 people enter the contest. Our top winners in each age group took home beautiful prizes of art supplies. The park was filled with color and excitement.
We had a tree ID workshop, leaf printing, games, and refreshments supplied by Tony Payton and Maria Quinones Sanchez. There was talk about expanding the art to include different young artist’s works, displayed next year. We believe our event will grow over the next few years to include local artists, showing us just how enriched with talent our Frankford neighborhood has become. The local ROTC from Frankford High, as always, came out in force to lend a hand. Someone in their group even took home a prize. Click on this link for a slide show.
Hard work by the Friends of Overington Park has made the park a show place in the community, a spot to get together with their neighbors to have a good time and share the positive things that living in Frankford has to offer. We were happy to have hosted this exciting event and hope everyone comes out to our next big event on Saturday, October 29th from 12 till 3. Our Fall Festival will have a Halloween theme, costumes, games, pumpkin patch, puppets, and being Halloween, Candy! Start thinking about your costume for the 29th and we’ll see you there!
Thanks again to everyone who came out, you made the day a big success! Diane Kunze, Friend of Overington Park