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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 We hope you can make it!
    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.
    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.


Jack McCarthy, Project Director                                                          215-824-1636

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Preserving the Legacy of Frankford

historical societyYesterday, Plan Philly posted a great piece on Frankford and the issue of the preservation of  our historical heritage.  This includes not only the records, documents and artifacts but also buildings and structures.  The article went on to talk about how the Historical Society of Frankford is meeting this challenge during these tough economic times.

The article was very complimentary in terms of what is being done by the Historical Society and talked about our rich historical past.  Follow the link and give it a look. is a project of PennPraxis, the clinical arm of the School of Design of the University of Pennsylvania. Praxis, in partnership with the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Center for School Study Councils designed and produced the award-winning 2003 Penn’s Landing Forums and the 2005 Franklin Conference on School Design. In 2005 and 2006, Praxis partnered with the Philadelphia Daily News on Slots and the City, a series that investigated the potential physical implications of casinos on the City of Philadelphia.