Local businesses feed QV volunteerism

Twelve Queen Village restaurants, cafes, coffeeshops, and pubs shared the love on April 27th with volunteers who cleaned and greened our neighborhood on LOVE QUEEN VILLAGE DAY. Starting at 9am, volunteers were served coffee and breakfast foods at each of the six parks to be beautified.  Thank you, Philadelphia Java Company and Dunkin Donuts for your generosity.

Starting at noon, volunteers who presented QVNA-provided coupons received exclusive food and beverage offers. Saturday’s participating businesses include:

For Pete’s Sake Pub
Lucky’s Last Chance
M2O Burgers + Salads
New Wave Cafe
O’Neals Pub
Philly Sweettooth
Southwark Restaurant
Teresa’s Mesa
The Bagel Place
Village Bar + Kitchen

QVNA thanks these businesses for supporting community service!

Volunteer April 27th to Love Queen Village

To honor of Earth Day,  QVNA asks you to volunteer to help clean, green and beautify our parks with plants donated by Southwark/Queen Village Gardeners.
On Saturday, April 27th from 9am-noon, volunteers are needed to help plant curbside trees or to choose from any of 6 parks to clean and beautify.  Sign up online at http://bit.ly/LoveQV.
Please join the fun, enjoy coffee and breakfast snacks, meet your neighbors, and show the love Queen Village the love.   For more info, see QVNA.org/LoveQV.

Feb 20th QVNA Meeting – Washington Ave Connector Presentation

At QVNA’s February 20th Community Meeting, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) will present its concepts for the Washington Avenue Connector Project. The presentation begins at 6:30pm at St. Philip Neri Church Hall, 218 Queen Street. Community meetings like ours have played a major part in the development of the Project.

Washington Avenue Connector’s planners believe that from 4th Street to Columbus Boulevard, Washington Avenue can be a well-lit, beautiful streetscape with improved safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists. In addition, they hope neighbors will see the waterfront as a resource for open space, recreation, environmental education, and community.

In May and November 2018, DRWC sponsored two community input meetings. Project planning took shape using that input along with input from partner groups PennDOT and Philadelphia Streets Department.

DRWC’s concepts are online at http://bit.ly/WashAveConnector

15 Tons “Leaf” Queen Village!

The final count is in:  QVNA removed 784 bags of leaves from the sidewalks of Queen Village — the equivalent of 5 elephants!

When QVNA hires ACAM “Yellow Jackets” to blow, bag and remove leaves to make our sidewalks safer, we really mean business!

QVNA is all about community stewardship, advocacy and service for you.

Yellow Jackets to Blow, Bag & Remove Leaves

Starting Saturday, December 8th and for the next two weeks, Queen Village residents will see sidewalk and curbside leaf removal in action by a team of ACAM management “yellow jackets” hired by QVNA. December sidewalk leaf blowing, bagging and removal is one of the services QVNA provides to residents.

Leaf removal may occur along street curbs only when parked cars are not blocking it.  If you should see a sign announcing that street sweeping, please try to avoid parking on the block during the stated time of sweeping.  Thanks!

Become a Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee Block Captain

Become a block captain and register with the Streets Department’s Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee (PMBC) for seasonal cleanup resources. The PMBC Program is a partnership between the city and its residents to keep their blocks clean.  To become a block captain, you will need the support of 51 percent of the residents on your block.

Contact QVNA at info@www.qvna.org to let us know if A) you are already a block captain and for what block and B) if you plan to sign up, for what block?

Here’s information on the program →

Queen Street Tunnel Art Project

QVNA is excited to announce a collaborative project with Fleisher’s faculty, students and community members, to create an immersive wheat pasting installation in the Queen Street Tunnel between Front and Swanson Streets.

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Fantastical creatures, fanciful flora and fauna, and whimsical dreamscapes that celebrate the imagination and provide an opportunity for students, select teaching artists, and community members to collectively dream of potential environmental futures.  The installation will consist of large scale drawings and photomontages on paper – made by Adult, Youth and Teenage Lounge Students at Fleisher, as well as pieces made with the community during Artspiration. This community of artists, will be united by a collective question that is meant to prompt them to create the final piece: If we were to imagine, and describe an environment of the future, what would it look like? What creatures would roam the future world? What trees would grow? What skies would hover up above? And what part would we play in caring for this future dreamland?

*ARTspiration is Saturday, June 11th from 10 am to 3 pm on the 700 Block of Catherine St.