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Coming Up in Frankford

  • Grand Army of the Republic Museum Open HouseNext Week In Frankford
    When – Sun, October 4, 12pm – 5pm
    Where – 4278 Griscom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
    Description – Presentation at 1:30 PM: Civil War Era Entertainment Dr Sid Copel
  • Mater Dolorosa 2nd Annual “Fall Gala”
    When – Sun, October 4, 2:00pm – 7:30pm
    Where – DiPinto’s Caterers, Torresdale & Frankford Ave (map)
    Description – 2 PM to 6 PM. DiPinto’s Caterers, Torresdale & Frankford Ave., Buffet Dinner, Beer, Wine & Soda, DJ, Tickets $35.00 can be purchased at Rectory 215-535-4036 or call Lou Altomari 215- 285-2067.
  • Historical Society of Frankford program
    When – Tue, October 13, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
    Where – 1507 Orthodox St., Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
    Description – PLAYING CARDS and the AMERICAN REVOLUTION. Presented by Patricia Coyne. Learn of the evolution and role of playing cards in prompting the American Revolution and enjoy an annotated display of playing cards from last century. Following this brief program and display, attendees will be invited to view some of the cards in the Historical Society of Frankford’s collection, and share their own, personal playing card decks and stories.
  • Overington Park Craft Fair and Fall Fest
    When – Sat, October 17, 9am – 1pm
    Where – Overington Park, Leiper St and Orthodox St. (map)
    Description – Craft fair/ flea market. $5.00 per space, The Frankford Garden Club will be doing a bulb planting demonstration and answering your garden questions. We are also having face painting, a pumpkin patch, and other kid activities. Please come out and take a look, join your neighbors for our Friends Of Overington Park Fall Fest. (rain date of Oct. 24)
  • St. Joachim’s annual Tricky Trays
    When – Sun, October 18, 11:30am – 3:00pm
    Where – St. Joachim’s Church, 1527 Church Street, Phila., PA 19124 (map)
    Description – St. Joachim’s Church located at 1527 Church Street, Phila., PA 19124 is having their annual Tricky Trays (A Giant Tombola) event on Sunday, October 18, 2009 from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM. on Fitzmaurice Hall. Adults are $3.00 and children (4 yrs. to 12 yrs.) are $2.00, this cost includes either a Hot Dog or Chili. Any questions, please call 215-535-0580. Join us for an afternoon of fun!
  • Historical Society’s CENTER FOR NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA HISTORY’s “History Day”
    When – Sun, October 18, 1pm – 5pm
    Where – Holy Family University in the plaza between the Perzel Building and the Library. (map)
    Description – Historical Society’s CENTER FOR NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA HISTORY’s “History Day” is fast approaching. Various Northeast neighborhood, historical, and cultural groups will be setting up exhibits on their history at Holy Family University in the plaza between the Perzel Building and the Library.
  • Innaugural Induction Ceremoines for the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame
    When – Sun, October 18, 1pm – 3pm
    Where – Holy Family University (map)
    Description – The Inaugural Induction Ceremonies for the Northeast Hall of Fame will be held at Holy Family University Perzel Building.
  • Northwood Civic Association Meeting
    When – Tue, October 20, 7pm – 8pm
    Where – St. James Lutheran Church, at Castor Avenue and Pratt Street. (map)
  • Italian Style Family Dinner
    When – Wed, October 21, 4:30pm – 8:00pm
    Where – St. Joachim’s Church, 1527 Church Street, Phila., PA 19124 (map)
    Description – MARK YOUR CALENDAR Every Third Wednesday from September thru May Italian Style Family Dinner The Dinners will be served from 4:30 PM to 8 PM in Fitzmaurice Hall Take-out will be available. COST: $8.00 for Adults, $4.00 for Children. Come Join us!
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Coming Up in Frankford

  • Grand Army of the Republic Museum Open House
    When – Sun, September 6, 12pm – 5pm
    Where – 4278 Griscom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
    Description – Presentation at 1:30 PM: Jenny Wade of Gettysburg Judy Giesberg
  • Historical Society of Frankford program
    When – Tue, September 8, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
    Where – 1507 Orthodox St., Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
    Description – The Historical Society of Frankford Invites you to Attend September’s Program “Gardens of Philadelphia” presented by Adam Levine Tuesday, September 8. 2009 At 7:30PM. HSF Members: Free Non Members: Suggested Donation $5.00 Light Refreshments Served At Historical Society of Frankford 1507 Orthodox Street Philadelphia, PA 19125 For more information call 215-743-6030 www.frankfordhistoricalsociety.org We hope you can make it!
  • PRESSURE COOKER on TV
    When – Sat, September 12, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
    Where – BET Network Comcast channel 21 in PhilaDELPHIA (map)
    Description – On Saturday, September 12, BET, a division of Viacom, will premiere two compelling specials as part of the network’s ongoing education initiative and Viacom’s new Get Schooled platform — award-winning documentary PRESSURE COOKER.
  • PANCAKE BREAKFAST
    When – Sun, September 13, 8:30am – 12:00pm
    Where – St. Joachim’s Fitzmaurice Hall, 1527 Church Street, Philadelphia, PA (map)
    Description – The menu will include: Juice, Pancakes and Sausage, Coffee, Tea, Milk, and Pastry. The cost will be $5.00 for Adults and Children $3.00 (ages 4yrs to 12 yrs.). We will also offer the McB Sandwich (Muffin, Egg, Cheese, Pork Roll) for $3.00. Take-out will also be available. You could also treat your Grandparents for Grandparents Day!
  • SBN (Sustainable Business Network)Meet Me in a Minute Networking Event
    When – Wed, September 16, 6pm – 7pm
    Where – Globe Dye Works, 4500 Worth Street (map)
  • Frankford Festival
    When – Sun, September 20, 11am – 4pm
    Where – Overington Park, Leiper St. and Orthodox St. (map)
    Description – The Philadelphia Parking Authority will extend courtesy for the Frankford Festival’s Tenth Anniversary celebration. Parking will be allowed in the “No Parking Any Time” zones on the following blocks adjacent to Overington Park: 4600 Leiper Street, W/S, Arrot Street to Orthodox Street, 1300 Orthodox Street, N/S, Pilling Street to Leiper Street, Leiper Street will not be blocked for the event and there will be no street closures. Moonbounce, Dunk Tank Petting zoo Rock Climbing Wall (Army National Guard) Face painting contest (St. James Church) T-shirt stamping and painting contest Northeast Philly Idol contest
  • Frankford Civic Association Meeting
    When – Thu, October 1, 7pm – 8pm
    Where – Frankford Hospital – 2nd floor conference room (map)
  • Grand Army of the Republic Museum Open House
    When – Sun, October 4, 12pm – 5pm
    Where4278 Griscom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
    DescriptionPresentation at 1:30 PM: Civil War Era Entertainment Dr Sid Copel
  • Mater Dolorosa 2nd Annual “Fall Gala”
    When – Sun, October 4, 2:00pm – 7:30pm
    Where – DiPinto’s Caterers, Torresdale & Frankford Ave (map)
    Description – PM to 6 PM. DiPinto’s Caterers, Torresdale & Frankford Ave., Buffet Dinner, Beer, Wine & Soda, DJ, Tickets $35.00 can be purchased at Rectory 215-535-4036 or call Lou Altomari 215- 285-2067.
  • Overington Park Craft Fair
    When – Sat, October 17, 9am – 1pm
    Where – Overington Park, Leiper St and Orthodox St. (map)
    Description – Craft fair/ flea market. $5.00 per space, The Frankford Garden Club will be doing a bulb planting demonstration and answering your garden questions. Please come out and take a look, join your neighbors for our Friends Of Overington Park Fall Fest. (rain date of Oct. 24)
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Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame

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Historical Society of Frankford presents Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame

Philadelphia, PA – The Historical Society of Frankford, in partnership with Holy Family University, the Northeast Times, and State Representative Dennis M. O’Brien, announces the selection of the inaugural inductees for the new Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame. The inductees – four historical figures, three living individuals, and one organization – will be honored at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Sunday, October 18, 2009, 1:00 PM at Holy Family University. Their identities will be announced in September.

The Hall of Fame Selection Committee, chaired by Sister Francesca Onley, President of Holy Family University, solicited nominations from the public through mail-in ballots and emails.  The committee – a ten-member panel of experts with backgrounds in Northeast Philadelphia history, education, government, politics, business, and civic life – researched and reviewed the nominations, and selected the eight inductees.

The goal of the Hall of Fame is to foster civic values and a sense of community in Northeast Philadelphia, and develop a greater awareness and appreciation of the area’s rich history by honoring the lives and accomplishments of its most distinguished citizens.

Plans for a Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame were initiated in 2008, leading to its sponsorship by the Historical Society of Frankford, in partnership with Holy Family University, the Northeast Times, and State Representative Dennis M. O’Brien. The Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame will honor those Northeast Philadelphia residents, past and present, whose lives have been marked by high achievement or who have had lasting, significant, and positive impact on Northeast Philadelphia.

CONTACT:

Jack McCarthy, Project Director                                                          215-824-1636

jmccarthy@frankfordhistory.org.