Got E-Waste? Gather up your old electronics, printers, computers, etc. and bring them to the NLNA Community Center on the NW corner of 3rd & Fairmount on Saturday, October 5th from 10 am - 1 pm. The NLNA suggests a small donation to defray the cost of disposal, which will also go towards more Clean and Green efforts in Northern Liberties. No TVs or large appliances such as refrigerators and ovens.
Questions? Interested in helping out on the day?
Contact Rick Angeli, [email protected]
Save the date! Our favorite festival of the year to celebrate the Northern Liberties community is back at it next Sunday, August 4th. This year's 2nd Street Festival promises plenty of local music on four stages, food, beer gardens, childrens programs, workshops, and green initiatives set up along 2nd Street from Green to Germantown Streets.
What's new this year? The event is free as always, but there will be a "Friends of 2nd Street" ticket option that includes open bar access with food, a meet-and-greet with headlining artists, a special VIP viewing tent, a 2nd Street Goody Bag, and more.
Tickets are on-sale via Philadelphia Folksong Society’s website and on the 2nd Street Festival Facebook page. All proceeds benefit PFS and The Northern Liberties Neighborhood Association who help make the Festival possible.
Check out the line-up!
The Low Anthem
The Bailey Hounds
Brad Hinton Band
On the Water
Blayer Pointdujour & the Rockers Galore
The Outside Eyes
Jams with John Fuhr and Friends
Philly School of Rock
Ready to bowl again for the neighborhood? It's time for the annual NLNA Winterfest. Each ticket gets you free food, drinks, and bowling, and proceeds benefit programs of the NLNA.
Adults 18-64 get in for $20; seniors and teens are only $10; and kids under 11 get in free! Tickets are $5 more at the door, so be sure to get yours now! Call the NLNA office, 215-627-6562; or email Barbara Saverino, [email protected].
From the NLNA: Bring all your electronic junk - TVs, computers, toasters, printers, window AC unites - if it has a circuit board, we can probably take it!
A small bunch of stuff that fits in one of our milk crates crates costs just $2 to recycle. A larger bunch or a large item costs just $5. In most cases this means it'll cost less than ever to responsibly recycle your stuff.
Don't miss Liberty Lands Work Day this Saturday, October 15th. Pitch in and bring a potluck dish, meet your neighbors, and make your neighborhood-run park even better. No RSVP necessary - just show up! If you have questions, contact Liz Reed at [email protected] or 215-627-0110.
We want to thank everyone who showed up on Saturday for the 2nd Street Cleanup and donated their time and energy into giving 2nd Street from Fairmount to Poplar a much-needed facelift. We also want to thank Liberties Parcel for donating the fantastic signs for the event and Green Eggs Cafe for passing around delicious iced tea relief to the volunteers. Thanks to the NLNA for the brooms, gloves, and other supplies for the cleanup. Together we made quick work of the litter, weeds, cigarette butts, and debris lining the streets and filled every single trash bag! Just check out the pile of trash we removed from 2nd Street - nice haul and great work, everyone!
It was also good to see how many residents and owners thanked us and inquired about what we were doing - we will keep you posted on future cleanup efforts if you would like to be involved!
For photos of the clean up, check out our Flickr page.
Giving Back to the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association
First off, I must say I am very happy to be writing this blog. Business has been good to us and of course we have worked very hard to achieve that. But more importantly, we feel that it is important to give back to the community. We have been residents in Northern Liberties since 2005 and our office is in Northern Liberties now as well.
Thus, we recently implemented a new program where for every settlement we have in Northern Liberties, for every buyer and seller, we will donate 5 percent of the commissions earned to the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association (NLNA) .
As of this week, we have already donated over $750 to the NLNA.
If you are thinking about buying or selling in Northern Liberties and you are on the same page as us in terms of the importance of giving back to the community, feel free to call or email us to help achieve your goals !
We love Northern Liberties as it has a special place in our heart and take pride in our personal program in giving back to the neighborhood.
We are so proud to be part of such a vibrant neighborhood. The organizers did a fantastic job and North Bowl's staff and participants were awesome as usual. Here's a quick peek:
The Northern Liberties Neighbors Association is known for always waiting until long after the holidays to have their annual fundraising party...and you gotta love 'em for that. When it's dead of winter outside and there's not much going on, a party with friends and locals is just the thing to get you out of the house with the bonus of raising money for your neighborhood.
We showed off our bowling skills at last year's event at North Bowl and are happy to see that the NLNA is taking it back to the lanes again this year. We hope to see you there!
Sunday, February 13, 2011, 2:00 to 5:00 PM
Hosted by North Bowl, 909 North 2nd Street
Adults $20 (advance) /$25 at the door
Seniors and Youths 11-18 $10 (advance)/$15 at the door
Under 10 free
Price covers food, beer, wine, soda and bowling
Tickets can be purchased in advance at the NLNA Community Center at 3rd & Fairmount, or from a Board member.
This event benefits the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association (NLNA), whose mission is to provide services and programs beneficial to all residents and businesses in the neighborhood, encourage and promote the preservation and beautification of our public spaces and to plan and monitor the growth and development of our neighborhood to the benefit of the community. For more information and to get involved, go to nlna.org.
In case you missed last night's Northern Liberties Neighbors Association meeting, we stopped by to find out what's new, be it a concern or an inspiration, in the neighborhood. The house was packed, as always, with the friendly faces of the neighborhood.
- Northern Liberties 2011 Calendars are still available and make great gifts.
- Orianna Hill Dog Park will be Treecycling this year. As you may know, Christmas trees are currently not recycled by the city of Philadelphia, so make sure you remove all of the decorations and drop your tree off with a $5 donation at Orianna Hill so that your tree does not end up in a landfill.
- Theresa Marley and Angel Flores both spoke about how to get involved with the DA’s Action Center at the Piazza. Click on the photo at left for email and phone numbers.
- Katrina Mansfield from the Northern Liberties Townwatch encouraged neighbors to sign up for patrol and to discuss security cameras. For more information on how to get involved, you can contact Mansfield at townwatch [at] nlna.org
- The Daskal Family (of North Bowl) received a Community Service Award from NLNA for their efforts in planting trees and improving the neighborhood. North Bowl is an amazing neighborhood entertainment venue and it was great to see the Daskals honored for giving back to the community.
Until next month!