ePost May 24, 2022

ePost May 24, 2022

Weekly ePost – 24 May 2022


24 May 2022

WSWCA’s weekly electronic newsletter


There are so many reasons to have a Washington Square West Historic District. 

Designation will preserve the rich history of our neighborhood while ensuring that the stories of the past continue to have a physical home to be remembered by. It’s also great for the environment because renovating existing buildings has a lower environmental impact. 

The Civic has hosted many conversations on these topics. Find out more about the effort and to donate at our website. 


Meetings & Events


No Zoning Meeting this month

We do not have any applicants for this month. Therefore, we will not have a Zoning meeting this month.

All events can be found on our calendar.

Community Yard Sale was a hit!

Thanks to everyone who came up to support the Wash West Community Yard Sale. It was fun seeing all the interest from both the sellers and those looking for a score! 

We look forward to planning more in the future!




McCall School fundraiser

McCall Home and School Association has partnered with Chipotle at 12th & Walnut. All orders made on Wednesday June 1 between 4-8 pm will have a portion of the sale go to McCall. You MUST tell the cashier you are there for the fundraiser before payment. If ordering online, use the code: BG6VBJV


Free at-home COVID-19 tests

The United States Postal Service is offering each household free individual home COVID-19 tests. You can request 2 sets of 4 tests. Visit their website to order yours. Delivery takes 2-3 days.

Fleisher’s free June workshop

Push your practice forward during this free, immersive two-week workshop at Fleisher led by teaching artists Caff Adeus and Emilio Maldonado.

Find out more and register for the session here. 


Seger Park’s Woofstock

Happening every Tuesday from June to September from 5:30-7:30 PM. Join the Friends of Seger Dog Park for live music. 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. Ice cream and beer vendors will be on site. 


Have you tried the Philly 311 app?

It’s so easy to report graffiti, overflowing trash cans, potholes and more using the City’s free 311 app. No need to sit on the phone waiting. Snap a pic, add a note and upload with address. Visit the App Store and Google Play to download the app. The City has stepped up their response times and it’s a game changer! Help keep our community clean by reporting issues.


Tired of solicitations on your door? 

Sign up for a “Circular-Free Property” decal. Violation for leaving flyers at properties with the decal carries $100 penalty. 

Fill out the form and mail or email in.

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.


Fur babies need you!

Our neighborhood animal rescue is always in need of donations of time, materials, or money. They are also currently looking for an Animal Care Attendant to add to the team. 

Find out more about the position here and learn more about Morris by exploring their website.


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! All new applications will be for a Spring 2023 planting.

Thinking of growing food?

Are you interested in gardening but are still on the waitlist for the community gardens? Check out this PHS food growing workshop that focuses on container gardening! You don’t need a yard to grow your own food and herbs.

Apply to a WSW Community Garden here!


Be a Philly pool hero – Lifeguard training is now

Working on the pool deck is the hottest summer job in Philly. One of the best-paying teen jobs around, lifeguards earn up to $17.24 an hour. 

Click here to find out more.

Hope everyone is enjoying the spring/summer weather!

In the dead of winter, I promised not to complain about the heat.

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Washington Square West Civic Association

214 S. 11th St,

Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 346-6411 (voicemail only)

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