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!

Watch out for the Yellow Jackets!

Every Sunday afternoon a team of QVNA Yellow Jackets attack curbside trash dropped by people as they walk from South Street.  And that trash really adds up — because every month, QVNA removes ONE TON OF TRASH from Queen Village.

Queen Village Neighbors Association helps improve the quality of life of residents.  That’s why we invest in hiring curbside sweepers for the five major north-south streets from Bainbridge Street to Washington Avenue:

  • West side of Front Street
  • Both sides of 2nd, 3rd, 5th
  • Moyamensing Avenue
  • Passyunk from Fitzwater to Queen Streets
  • East side of 6th Street

South Street Headhouse District invests in sweeping these same streets from Lombard to Bainbridge Street, all of 4th Street (Fabric Row) from Lombard to Christian, and South Street from Front to 11th Street. Thank you, SSHD!