ePost April 19, 2022

ePost April 19, 2022



19 APRIL 2022

WSWCA’s weekly electronic newsletter

Support a cause & learn more about our neighborhood

Join Bob Skiba for a tour of Philly’s Gayborhood on Saturday April 30th at 11 AM. Ticket sales support the historic district fundraiser. Find out more and purchase tickets here.

Thank you to all who have donated so far to the effort!


Historic Preservation Fundraiser


Click the map for a full size map of proposed historic district boundary.

Over the last 12 months, the WSW Civic has been hosting community conversations to explore, learn and communicate the preservation challenges, needs, and venues available to organizations like ours to promote the preservation of properties with historical value and WSW’s historic character. Haven’t made it to all the conversations? No problem, all the videos are posted on our website here.



Protect the migrating birds

As millions of birds swing through Philly during spring migration, many get killed flying into skyscrapers. The city is urging people and businesses in high-rises to shut off your lights at night.

Are you a history buff with an interest in medical publishing?

The Historical Society of PA is hosting a conversation about book and journal publishing from 150 years ago to today. Philadelphia-based Lippincott was a leader in literary and medical publishing in the late 1800s. Sign up here for the Wednesday April 27th conversation.

Dining Out for Life – Philadelphia

Support Action Wellness’ effort to support those living with HIV in Philadelphia. Make dinner plans on Thursday April 28 at any of the 50+ restaurants participating in the annual fundraiser, and you could eat well and support your neighbors and fellow citizens who need your support. Find out more.


The Wash West Tree Tenders will be planting one tree in the neighborhood on Saturday 4/23. Help ensure we have more to plant in the fall!

We work with PHS to plant bare-root trees bi-annually and we are planning for the fall planting now. Click here to read more and apply for your street tree! Deadline for Fall 2022 applications is April 30, 2022. Apply now!

Still have questions for the PA House candidates?

Several our neighboring community associations are hosting public forums for candidates running for the 182nd state house district. On April 19 at 7 PM, BVNA will host an in-person session at Church of the Crucifixion (807 Bainbridge). Find out more about the 4/19 event.

On April 28, CCRA and SOSNA will host a forum at Trinity Memorial Church (22nd/Spruce) from 5:30-7 PM. Register for the 4/28 event here.

Storytime in the Park – Toddlers, Pre-Schoolers and Babies

Join the Free Library with Storytime in the Park when it returns to Starr Garden (6th/Lombard) on Wednesdays. Find out more here.


No April Zoning applicants,

so there will not be a zoning meeting next week.

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Washington Square West Civic Association

214 S. 11th St,

Philadelphia, PA 19107

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