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Weekly ePost – 17 August 2022


17 August 2022

WSWCA’s weekly electronic newsletter

Zoning Meeting next Tuesday 8/23

Every 4th Tuesday of the month at 7 PM, the Wash Square West Civic hosts zoning meetings to discuss projects happening in our community. 

Agenda below – click here for full size PDF.

Zoom link will be sent out next week and can always be found on our Calendar.

Please note that 519 S. 9th Street will be hosted by South Street Headhouse District as the coordinating RCO. Their meeting is held at 6 pm before the 8/23 WSW meeting. That link is in the WSWCA website calendar.



Tonight at Kahn Park

Join the Friends of Kahn Park and your neighbors for the first FREE Summer Concert of the season. 

Final date: September 11

Live Music at Hawthorne Park

Although just outside our RCO boundary at 12th & Catharine, Hawthorne Park is still close enough to enjoy. This Thursday 8/25 at 7 PM, listen to Grammy nominated saxophonist, composer and arranger Joshua Lee and his band The Extended Family for a live jazz concert. Event is sponsored by Friends of Hawthorne Park.

Rain date: 8/25

Support McCall School

McCall School, the public K-8 school serving Wash West, could use your support as they head back to school in under 2 weeks. Wish Lists are a great way to ensure that your money is going directly to the needs of teachers and students! Whether you buy a book or clear a classroom’s entire list, your support will have a big impact.

Wishlists for McCall School enrichment and classroom teachers can be found on the website. 

Community Gardens giving back

In addition to beautifying the neighborhood with pollinator friendly plantings, the gardens donate food to pantries around the neighborhood. The Waverly Street Community Garden just recently made another donation of fresh produce to AME Church on South Street.

Find out more about our neighborhood gardens on the Civic website. 

Seger Park’s Woofstock

Happening every Tuesday through August from 5:30-7:30 PM. Join your neighbors for live music sponsored by Seger Dog Park. Bring your dog and enjoy beers & bevies in the dog park. Or bring a picnic blanket and enjoy a family outing in the non-dog park side of the park.

PhillyHEALs’ 2022 Memorial Project

Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s Division of Substance Use Prevention and Harm Reduction is honoring the beautiful souls lost to substance use in the Philadelphia area. The virtual memorial site can be found here. Bereaved survivors can honor their loved ones in various ways. Click here to learn more. 

Independence Library Events

Have you visited our neighborhood Free Library of Philadelphia? Independence Library is located on 7th between Chestnut and Market and has a variety of events to engage readers of all levels. Find out what events are happening.

Make your voice heard

Do you visit the BF Parkway often… or maybe not at all? Philadelphia Parks & Recreation’s Master Planning team wants to hear from you.,

Go take the first Community Survey here and share your thoughts on how to make it better! Find out more about the effort here. 

Find the Survey Link here. Survey extended to September 1.

Center City District (CCD) Survey

Every year CCD surveys a diverse cross-section of people who work, live, shop, dine and visit the many attractions downtown to measure how successful their efforts are. Share your thoughts and enter to win $250 in restaurant gift cards. Complete the survey here. 


Want a free street tree?

The Wash West Tree Tenders want to help you add to our neighborhood tree canopy. We work with PHS to plant bare-root trees bi-annually and we are planning for the next planting now. 

Click here to read more and apply for your street tree!

Ready to learn something new?

The Free Library of Philadelphia has you covered! With your library card you get free access to LinkedIn Learning (formerly Learn business, creative, and technology skills to achieve your personal and professional goals. Grab your library card and Click here to get started.


Work for the City

Did you know that the City of Philadelphia has a job’s posting board that has over 160 opportunities open to the public? The job diversity is astounding and your dream job may be on the list. Check it out here. 

Hope everyone is enjoying the milder weather!

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Washington Square West Civic Association

214 S. 11th St,

Philadelphia, PA 19107

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