ePost November 22, 2022

ePost November 22, 2022

Weekly ePost – 22 November 2022


22 NOVEMBER 2022

WSWCA’s weekly electronic newsletter

No Zoning Meeting Tonight

There are no zoning applicants this month. Stay updated by visiting our Civic Calendar. (Phone link)

Thanks to all the Civic Members who voted in this year’s annual election. Those of us who were re-elected are excited to continue serving our community and we extend a welcome Julia and Adam in their new roles.

Get a Free Street Tree

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

Click here to read more and apply for your street tree! Spring 2023 applications close on 30 November. Sidewalk cut included. All you do is water.

WSWCA Events

Annual Fall Clean Up

Saturday December 3 from 9AM – 2PM.

Supplies available for pick up at Seger Park.

Shredding truck will be available. Details to come.

Support our community greening efforts. Join or Renew your membership today.



Police LGBTQ Liaison Committee

The Washington Square West Civic Association wants you to know we have your back.  After the tragedy that has befallen the LGBTQ+ community this past weekend, we want to reach out and say that we support you, we are thinking of you, and we are here for you.  In the LGBTQ community and the Wash West Community, we take care of each other!  With the Thanksgiving holiday right around the corner, this coming Wednesday will be a busy day for the nightclubs, restaurants, and bars in the Gayborhood and we want to inform the community of the additional steps being taken to ensure the public’s safety.

The Philadelphia Police Department will be stepping up patrols around the clubs, bars, and restaurants in the Gayborhood on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022. Furthermore, additional resources will be assigned to the police detail devoted to patrolling the Gayborhood. Safety is our number one priority in our community as well as everyone who lives, works and plays in our vibrant neighborhood.

Read the full letter from the Philadelphia Police LGBTQ Liaison Committee.

Chicken Nugget or Bat?

PA Bat Rescue says their busy season is starting with migrating silver haired bats that are either injured or starving. They ask finders to NOT put bats in trees or try any measure of releasing them. It is way to late in the year for bats in Pennsylvania to find adequate food. Bats are great at not being found, so when they are found they need help! Pic of LA’s rescue from December 2021.

Happy Thanksgiving

We are so thankful to be part of this community. While you are celebrating with friends, and family, the ASPCA has some safety tips for your fur babies.

Here’s additional safety advice from the National Fire Prevention agency for common issues around the holidays.

Click image for survey link.

Photos with Santa & Grinch

Join Morris Animal Refuge on December 3rd (12-5PM) at the The Shops at Liberty Place for photos with the Grinch and Santa! Guests are invited to snap selfies with Santa Claus and our friendly Grinch. $10 fee will benefit Morris Animal Refuge. 

Bring the dog or kids in their holiday attire.

Artist Residency Winter- Spring 2023

Mural Arts Tacony LAB Community Arts Center is seeking artists to apply for an artist residency to take place Winter/Spring 2023, February to April 2023. Deadline 12/5.

The goal of this artist residency is to create new public art in the Tacony/Lower Northeast area while engaging the community in the Tacony LAB Community Arts Center.

Ice Skating close to home

Ice skating at Dilworth Park has already begun and beginning this Friday, you can ice skate at the BlueCross River Rink at Penn’s Landing too.

Check out this website to read about the Rothman Ice Rink at Dilworth Park’s specials, and this one to read up on ice skating on the Delaware. Pro tip – if you have IBX insurance, you (and 3 guests) get free admission at the Blue Cross River Rink. They also are hiring.

Free Classes from Harvard

All you need is an internet connection to take certain Harvard courses for free in the comfort of your own home, thanks to the university’s fabulous online learning portal. You can read Mashable’s top 15 recommendations here.


City Hall is Lit

The west façade of Philadelphia’s historic City Hall comes to life for the 6th year with the return of the Deck the Hall Light Show. Every evening through New Year’s Day, the historical architecture of City Hall will be illuminated with the creative work of Philadelphia-based, art and design studio @klipcollective .

Fun Workshop for Adults and Kids

Pretty Green Terrariums hosts workshops (BYOB). BioActive means they look and act like nature adding numerous organisms such as isopods, bacteria, and fungi to replicate as many nature life cycles. Made to last years if not decades, on average only need watering about once a year! Find out more about the workshops here. Shop location is 1116 South St.

Seriously, Go share your voice.

Preserve the stories and culture of our neighborhood in Philly’s history.


Fill out the survey for the Cultural Resources Survey Plan and Pilot Project. They want to hear from you.

What is Philadelphia’s culture? How can we protect the institutions, traditions, or courageous acts that represent cultural heritage?

Big changes coming to SEPTA

Do you use SEPTA regularly? If so, make sure you look at their new plan: SEPTA’s Bus Revolution (link in red)


SEPTA is looking for public input and feedback to their new plan.

Beautiful, Informative & Wanting Your Feedback

After years of learning, listening, and crafting, the Growing From the Root team is excited to share a draft of Philadelphia’s first Urban Agriculture Strategic Plan. Public feedback on the draft recommendations will be collected from November 3 – Nov 28. View the draft plan and a video recording of the meeting here.

Let your holiday adventures begin in the neighborhood…

The Greek Orthodox Cathedral is hosting it’s holiday event on December 10th. Find out more and sign up here.

Independence Library

Our neighborhood library has holiday schedule this week. Check their website for their hours. To get your holds on material pickup days, please call the library when you are outside, and have your library card or photo ID ready.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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