Weccacoe is Out of Bins

Please note that Weccacoe is currently out of blue recycling bins and is waiting for the city do deliver more. We will post an update when we receive a delivery. Blue bins can be purchased at Cohen’s Hardware, Lowes and Home Depot.

You can use any sturdy plastic or metal container that holds 32 gallons or less and just mark it with the word “RECYCLING” on its side. Don’t use cardboard boxes as containers; they’ll end up wet, split open and make a mess on your sidewalk. Instead, flatten them and place them in your bin to be recycled with your bottles, cans and paper. If one bin is not enough to hold all recyclables, simply add another one.

Painting with a Purpose

Painting with a Twist and Friends of Front Street Green invite you to join your friends & neighbors for an evening of painting and wine to support a great cause on Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 7-9 PM.
50% of proceeds from the event will go towards building the Front Street Green, a volunteer-led, community beautification initiative in Queen Village!
Wine will be provided by the Friends of Front Street Green host! Please register for the event here.

‘Front Street Green’ Request for Proposal

Friends of Front Street Green and Queen Village Neighbors Association are pleased to announce that our Request for Proposal for a landscape architect is now live! We look forward to working with an individual and/or firm who will be a true partner and leave their unique mark on this community beautification initiative! Apply now! Please contact us at FrontStreetGreenFriends@gmail.com for additional details.

South Street PumpkinFest and Trick-or-Treating

South Street Headhouse District has plenty of tricks and treats for children and adults of all ages during the neighborhood’s annual Halloween festivities.

On Saturday, October 29, 2016, from Noon to 5:00pm, PumpkinFest returns to Headhouse Square (2nd and Lombard) with circus performances, horse and wagon hay rides, live music, shopping, seasonal bites, straw bale maze, face painting and new costume contests. Businesses will open their doors for trick or treaters (12 and under) from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.

Festivities to include:

* Horse and wagon hay rides on the cobblestone-lined streets around Society Hill and South Street neighborhoods. Rides are free and begin at the edge of the Shambles at 2nd and Lombard.
* Get lost in the middle of South Street’s straw bale maze with enough twists and turns to challenge both younger children and their parents. Bring your phones charged, as this is also the perfect family selfie spot!
* Philadelphia School of Circus Arts/ Airplay Entertainment will perform amazing aerial feats plus show off some ghoulish ground tricks. SMultiple shows all afternoon. LIve music aslo provided by Mr John Music & Bridge Set Sound.
* Halloween is about giving back too! Bring gently used winter coats for One Warm Coat (www.onewarmcoat.org) to provide for those in need in advance of winter season.
*Commonwealth Ciders and Philadelphia Brewing Company will be on site providing refreshing beverages for adults.
* 101.1 More FM will provide music, balloon art and giveaways – please thank them for being a sponsor this year too!
* Make and take crafts for children including coloring your own trick-or-treat bags, pumpkin decorating and other crafts by our friends at Philly Art Center.
* Costume contest for all ages, with special categories for most creative costume, scariest costume, and best family ensemble. Judging starts at 3:00pm, with prizes provided by South Street Headhouse businesses.
* South Street businesses will formally open their doors to welcome all the boos and ghouls dressed up in costume from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. Pick up your list at PumpkinFest and look for four foot ghosts hanging outside all participating businesses. Children should be 12 and under, and be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Festivities are free, with food and drink pay-as-you-go.

Mighty Writers is Looking for Volunteers

If you love writing and want to share that love with young people in Philadelphia, we have a volunteer opportunity that is right for you. Our mission is to teach children and teens how to think and write with clarity. We need volunteers to become Mentors, Workshop leaders, and Tutors. El Futuro focuses on working with Latino and Hispanic youth in South Philly–however you do not need to be bilingual to apply. If you are interested and would like to learn more, please visit our website at www.mightywriters.com, or call 215-602-0236. 

PGW EnergySense Home Rebates Program

Last call to take control!  PGW’s EnergySense Home Rebates can help you take control of energy costs, upgrade the comfort of your home and maybe even get paid to do it. Rebates are limited, available on a first-come, first-served basis, and won’t last long!

Act now, sign up for an energy assessment HERE.