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Next week in Frankford

  • Plant Sale
    When-Sat, May 9, 11am – 4pm
    Where-in front of the library, 4634 Frankford Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19124-5804 (map)
    Description-The Frankford Garden club will be selling plants May 9th in front of the library 11 am – 4 pm. Great looking hanging baskets, flats of annuals for both shade and sun and 4″ pots of geraniums, sweet potato vine and others. The sale benefits the garden club so please come on by and check them out. The library is doing their book sale at the same time.
  • “Globe Dye Works: Layers”, Opening Reception with the Artists
    When-Sat, May 9, 5pm – 9pm
    Where-Globe Dye Works, 4500 Worth St. Philadelphia, pa 19124 (map)
    Description-Curated by Philadelphia artist Veronica Scarpellino, “Globe Dye Works: Layers” will bring together 13 artists to celebrate the transition of the Globe Dye Works building into its next incarnation. Artist Maria Anasazi, a recent Philadelphia transplant from Greece, will headline the exhibit with delicate sculptures created from antique and discarded books. Anasazi is a prolific artist who has shown her work extensively across the country and has received numerous awards and accolades. Anasazi will be joined in the main gallery by other established artists Steven Earl Weber, Kiki Gaffney, courtesy of Pentimenti Gallery and Pete Checchia. Together their artwork will pay homage to the past as it meets the present, in unison with the space around them. The exhibition continues upstairs in two other exhibit rooms, featuring the works of Candace Karch and Joshua Erb, Romy Scheroder, Ron Johnson, Justin Coffin, Deb Imler and Allen Spencer, James Oliver and Peter Stanfield. Also on exhibit will be works by Guy Stanley Philoche, a NY painter, courtesy of James Oliver Gallery. Globe Dye Works has been remade to support art studios, craftsman studios, offices and stores. Public spaces within will serve as areas to exhibit art, communicate with fellow tenants, and give residents an opportunity to collaborate. Spaces vary in size, from 500 sq. ft. to 3000 sq. ft., giving residents a flexibility in scope that is rare. Join the partners of Globe Dye Works and Philadelphia Brewing Company in this celebration
  • Dedication of the bench in honor of Gary Skerski
    When-Tue, May 12, 11am – 12pm
    Where– Levick Street, Philadelphia, PA (map)
  • Historical Society of Frankford program – Remembering Abraham Lincoln
    When-Tue, May 12, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
    Where-1507 Orthodox St., Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
    Description-The Historical Society of Frankford presents an exhibit and lecture commemorating the bicentennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln in 1809. The exhibit draws on the Society’s extensive collection of Lincoln related books, photographs, original documents, and artifacts to tell in brief the story of the rail splitter from Illinois. The exhibit will open to the public on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 7:30 pm at the Historical Society of Frankford located at 1507 Orthodox Street , Philadelphia , PA. Members are free, $5 suggested donation for non members. Anthony Waskie will present the Lecture entitled Lincoln, Philadelphia, and the Civil War. Dr. Waskie, an Assistant Professor at Temple University, has written and lectured widely on the Civil War and is very active in Civil War history, research and preservation. He is a specialist on the life and career of Gen. George G. Meade whom he portrays in a “first person” style living-history performance. Active with the Philadelphia Consortium for Civil War History, he is part of the group seeking to promote the Civil War History of the city; and the foundation of the new Civil War & Underground Railroad Museum of Philadelphia, for which he serves on the Advisory Board. He is a charter member of the Philadelphia Civil War History Consortium. He was elected to membership in the Union League of Philadelphia in 2003. He is an active participant and founding member in the “Civil War & Emancipation Studies program” at Temple University , a part of CHAT (Center for the Humanities at Temple ).
  • 15th District 3rd Annual community Day
    When-Sat, May 16, 10am – 2pm
    Where-Lincoln High School, 7400 Rowland Ave. Phila. PA. (map)
    Description-15th District Phila. Police Dept. along with 15th District Advisory Council Sponsored by City Council Maria Sanchez and State Senator Tina Tartaglione Rain date may 17th
  • Frankford Friends School Hosts Annual Spring Fair for the Community
    When-Sat, May 16, 10am – 3pm
    Where-Frankford Friends School, 1500 Orthodox Street, Philadelphia , PA 19124 (map)
    Description-Frankford Friends School (FFS) will host its Annual Spring Fair for the community on Saturday, May 16, 2009 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at FFS, 1500 Orthodox Street , Philadelphia , PA 19124 . The day of the event will be filled with fun activities, carnival games, a petting zoo, snacks and new this year the Alumni Café. Don’t miss this exciting event! Come out and enjoy the festivities, tell a friend! FFS has been at its current historic location for over 175 years! FFS provides quality, affordable Quaker-based education for grades Pre-K through 8th grade. For more information on the school or the Spring Fair, check out our website at
  • Gun Buy Back
    When-Sat, May 16, 10am – 12pm
    Where-TACONY BAPTIST CHURCH, Disston Street, Philadelphia, PA (map)
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  • Movie “Passion of the Christ”Next Week In Frankford
    When-Fri, April 10, 7:00pm – 9:30pm
    Where-Calvary Chapel King’s Highway, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church at 4442 Frankford Ave. 2nd floor (map)
    Description-“Passion of the Christ” will be shown this Friday, April 10th at 7:00p.m. at the Calvary Chapel King’s Highway. (they are non-denominational) They are located in the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church at 4442 Frankford Ave. 2nd floor, rear. (film is not for small children)
  • Historical Society of Frankford program
    When-Tue, April 14, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
    Where-1507 Orthodox St., Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
    Description-John Wanamaker: The Paper Trail of a Merchant Prince, presented by Bruce M. Conner. Mr. Conner will discuss the ephemera which exists from John Wanamaker’s lifetime (1838 – 1922) which includes letters, trade cards, postcards, newspapers, and catalogs. They combine to form an expansive record of his marketing principles and strategies and provide insight into the evolution of a “Merchant Prince”. Members free, non-members $5.
  • Spring Into Your Park day at Overington Park
    When-Sat, April 18, 10am – 1pm
    Where-Overington Park (map)
    Description-There will be a Spring Into Your Park day at Overington Park on Sat. April 18th, from 10 till 1, rain or shine. We will be putting in new beds, cleaning up old ones, mulching, and general clean up. We are told that our council woman will provide snacks and water, we are hoping to have tee shirts for those who help out with the clean up. Tools and gloves will be provided. If you enjoy the park we need your help to spruce it up and ready it for the spring! Hope to see a crowd there, come out and meet your neighbors and have some fun.
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Next Week in Frankford

Next Week In Frankford

  • Fund Raiser Benefitting the Philadelphia Police K9 Unit
    When-Sun, March 29, 1pm – 5pm
    Where-7500 State Road, Philadelphia, PA (map)
    Description-Fourth anniversary fund raiser Rain or shine $3.00 pulled pork and chicken sandwiches All proceeds will be donated Meet and greet with the K-9 dogs Free samples, face painting, cotton Candy and more Bring the family for an afternoon of food and fun
  • Frankford Civic Association Meeting
    When-Thu, April 2, 7pm – 8pm
    Where-Frankford Hospital – 2nd floor conference room (map)
  • Grand Army of the Republic Museum Open House
    When-Sun, April 5, 12pm – 5pm
    Where-4278 Griscom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
    Description-Presentation at 1:30 PM: PA Mountain Brigade Ron Gainer
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National Historic Trail in Frankford

I hate these political announcements, they never put one out when they vote to raise your taxes but here we go anyway:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                   CONTACT: Rachel Magnuson, 202-225-6111

March 25, 2009

Schwartz Supports Land Bill Creating

National Historic Trail in Philadelphia

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Schwartz voted today for a new law establishing a National Historic Trail that will pass through Northeast Philadelphia via Frankford Avenue. The Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail will mark the 600-mile route taken by the armies of George Washington and Count Rochambeau followed in 1781 to arrive in Yorktown, VA to fight the battle that ended the Revolutionary War.

“The designation of the Washington-Rochambeau route as a National Historic Trail recognizes one of the many important contributions that Philadelphia made to achieving independence,” U.S. Rep. Schwartz said. “It serves as an important reminder of the sacrifices and efforts that our ancestors made for our country and to advance democracy.”

As a one of only 15 co-sponsors of the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail Designation Act (H.R. 328), U.S. Rep. Schwartz supported the inclusion this trail designation as part of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009. The bill designates the route, which has been under consideration since 2000, as a National Historic Trail, maps the route, and gives administrative authority to the Secretary of the Interior. The bill has already passed the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate and is now being sent to President Barack Obama to be signed into law.

For more information about the Washington Rochambeau Revolutionary Route, including maps of its path through Philadelphia, please consult:

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Next Week in Frankford

  • Frankford CDC to host Public Meeting
    When-Tue, March 17, 6pm – 8pm
    Where-Frankford High School Instructional Materials Center (IMC) (map)
    Description – The Frankford Community Development Corporation will host a public meeting on Tuesday, March 17, 2009. The Frankford CDC will discuss the 2009 Program of Work and ideas for collaboration with community organizations. The meeting will begin at 6:00p.m., Frankford High School Instructional Materials Center (IMC), guest may enter through the main door. The Frankford CDC has been serving the Frankford Community since 1993 providing economic development, career counseling, mortgage counseling services, as well as real estate development. The Frankford CDC also serves as the organizer of the annual Frankford Festival, celebrating its Tenth Anniversary on June 20th by hosting the Northeast Philly Idol Contest. For more information on the Frankford CDC, please attend the public meeting or contact us at our offices. Marie DeLany Frankford CDC 4900 Griscom Street Philadelphia, PA 19124 215-743-6580 (Phone)
  • Book signing
    When-Sun, March 22, 1pm – 4pm
    Where-Historical Society of Frankford, 1507 Orthodox St., Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
    Description-Historian Harry C. Silcox will sign copies of his new book, “Remembering Northeast Philadelphia”

We have a link now to Dr. Silcox book on our bookstore page up to the left.