ePost November 29, 2022

ePost November 29, 2022

Weekly ePost – 22 November 2022


29 NOVEMBER 2022

WSWCA’s weekly electronic newsletter

Reminder – This Saturday!

Annual Clean-Up – 12/03/22


Saturday, 12/3  from 8 AM to 1 PM

Streets marked in RED must have all cars REMOVED

  • Camac St. from Spruce to Pine
  • Locust St. from 9th to 10th
  • 12th St. from Spruce to South
  • 10th St. from Pine to South.

Streets marked in BLUE must park on the opposite side of street


  • As early as Saturday, 12/3 at 5 AM
  • You must re-park your car between 1-2 PM 
  • Car Relocation and Ticketing will be enforced


  • It all happens with your help!
  • Pick up brooms, bags, rakes, and gloves at Seger Park
  • Sweep leaves from the sidewalk on to street, or bag leaves and bring to numbered intersections for pickup by Streets Department.
  • Street sweeping trucks come through the neighborhood, and small streets get leaf blowing.
  • Secure shredding, from 9 AM to 12 PM at Seger Park. Personal records only, not business or commercial. Courtesy of the Office of State Senator Nikil Saval.

Thank you WAWA and Washington Square West Trust for your contribution!

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

WSWCA Events

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.



Film Screening and Discussion: The Command Center to Bring Women Home

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 | 6:30 p.m.

Parkway Central Library – Montgomery Auditorium

A short hybrid documentary film that brings to life a re-imagining of what reentry could look like if it were designed by formerly incarcerated women. This event is free, however, please register at this link.

Shelter from the Cold

The cold can be dangerous, particularly for people experiencing homelessness.

If you see someone outside who may need help, request a street outreach team any time, any place, by calling 215-232-1984

Winter is Coming…

The time to prepare for a winter storm is long before the weather arrives and when the supplies are available in the stores or online. There is no such thing as being over-prepared for a blizzard or ice storm, as you never know how long the storm will last. Check out this comprehensive guide to get started on your planning.

Do you love National Parks?

The National Park Service is currently completing a Long-range day use Visitor Access Planning project for Rocky Mountain National Park. They are hosting virtual public meeting on 12/15. Find out more about the meeting and how to submit comments by visiting this webpage.

Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration

December 01, 2022 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Philly bells are ringing, and we are decking the hall…City Hall! Kick off the winter holiday season with the 6abc presents The City of Philadelphia’s Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration. This festive evening will feature exciting entertainment and the lighting of our spectacular tree, strung with more than 4,000 lights at City Hall.

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.

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.

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 is back on their normal schedule. Monday-Friday from 1-5PM. Check their website for their hours before heading over because staff coverage impacts 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.

Look forward to seeing you at the Annual Clean Up on Saturday!

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