06/25/2020 – Town Hall w/ Councilmember Squilla, New Website, and more!

06/25/2020 – Town Hall w/ Councilmember Squilla, New Website, and more!

e-Post – 7/1 Town Hall w/ Councilmember Squilla, New Website, and more!

Join or Renew today on our new website!
A strong and dynamic neighborhood association is important to protect the quality of life in our neighborhood, improve safety, preserve our community gardens, and clean our sidewalks.
We need your support to continue weekly sidewalk cleaning and our other beautification programs!

Join on our
new website

this page
, select the membership level you wish, and complete the checkout process.
Donate online or by mail:

this link
to our new website to donate online or to print a form.
Join by mail:
Please download and complete
this form
Mail the form and payment to:
214 South 11th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Note: If you are unsure of your member status, please
contact us.
WSWCA Town Hall w/ Councilmember Squilla

Town Hall w/ Councilmember Squilla
Date: Wednesday, July 1st
Time: 7:00 PM on Zoom
WSWCA is pleased to host Councilmember Mark Squilla to address our members on the work City Council is doing to address racial justice and to answer your questions.
Please register
here to attend this online event. Camera use is optional and you may call in from a landline or cell phone as well.
ubmit your questions for Councilmember Squilla, 
. The board will ask them during the meeting to ensure all are addressed.
Visit our new website!

We’re proud to present our
new website!
We’ve streamlined information and simplified navigation making your experience better.
We’re still making updates to some information deep in the pages, but head over to
this link
and check it out!
Interested in joining our Board?

We’re looking for engaged residents who are looking to take their dedication to the Washington Square West community to the next level! We have a few open board positions and we’re interested in diversifying and enhancing our volunteer-working board.
Time commitment varies from member to member, dedication to the community is key. Please see our list of committees,
Please submit your interest using
this form and we’ll be in touch.
Complete the 2020 Census today!

The 2020 Census is underway!
Help ensure Philadelphia gets the representation and resources it needs by responding to the 2020 Census today!
with or without the online code mailed to your address.
Meet a Board Member

Rick Spitzborg
, Urban Stewardship Committee Chair
Rick joined the board in 2010. His passion for urban horticulture guided an expansion of the tree canopy in Wash West and helped secure the future of our community gardens. While serving as president of the Association from 2017 through 2019 he initiated programs to bring public art onto the sidewalks. Rick currently chairs the Committee on Urban Stewardship.
Monthly Public Safety Meeting (Canceled)
Crime Map, June 17th – June 24th
Public Safety Meeting:
PSA 3, 6th Police District
Public Safety Meetings are
canceled until further notice.
The map above shows the location and type of reported crimes over the past seven days in our neighborhood. We bring this to your attention as a reminder to be alert and mindful of your surroundings. If you see anything that appears suspicious report it to 911 immediately. Always be mindful of your personal safety.
Malfunctioning/Overflowing Solar Belly?

Do you see an overflowing or malfunctioning Solar Belly while walking around Wash West? It’s up to us as residents to report these to 3-1-1. If you’re using the 3-1-1 mobile app, submit reports under the Illegal Dumping category, note the address, and answer a few questions. Include an image for a more thorough report.
The 3-1-1 app can also be used to report abandoned bikes, unsafe sidewalk conditions, street light outages, and even graffiti. See the links below:

Then & Now

SW Corner of 8th & Delancey, 1959 & 2018
Historic photograph provided by
Around Wash West

Courtesy of the
Sam Dion at 90
Sam Dion at 90:
The Plastic Club
While The Plastic Club’s building was closed due to the Coronavirus quarantine, their exhibition schedule resumed online in June with a look at recent and past work by member Sam Dion, of Roxborough.
Over a prolific lifetime as an artist, Dion made illustrations for magazines, newspapers, advertising agencies, fashion labels, pharmaceuticals, and album covers before turning full-time to his beloved landscape and portrait painting.
Visit the exhibition at
this link

Image courtesy of
The City of Philadelphia
Free and Nutritious Food:
During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Many Philadelphians are in need of free food due to school closures, loss of income, or other challenges caused by COVID-19. In response to this need, City of Philadelphia and partners have developed two ways for residents to find free food.
Follow this
to the city’s website to learn more.

Children’s Party:
Kahn Park
4th Annual Children’s Party
Join us for live music, an animal show, face painters, juggler and photo booth!
Saturday, September 26th
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
You can view the Kahn Park Newsletter
here for more information!
Please send notices of community events or news to info@washwestcivic.org for inclusion in upcoming editions of the e-Post.
Giving Back in Wash West

Image courtesy of the American Red Cross
American Red Cross:
Blood Donations Needed
The American Red Cross now faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Healthy individuals are needed now to donate to help patients counting on lifesaving blood.
Read more about this urgent need on the American Red Cross Press Release,
You can donate each day at 700 Spring Garden Street, schedule your appointment on the
Red Cross App or call
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Washington Square West Civic Association
214 S. 11th St,
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 346-6411 (voicemail only)