Events Sun, 25 Sep 2016 11:54:40 -0400 en <![CDATA[Exhibit: Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag]]> July 2, 2016 November 6, 2016

From Civil War-Era Flags to campaign buttons, to children's toys, this exhibit assembles hundreds of flag-related artifacts that represent a unique part of American heritage. Included with museum admission.

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 16:05:43 -0400
<![CDATA[Prep Historic Cliveden for Battle!]]> September 24, 2016 10:00AM September 25, 2016 3:00PM

Help YFPA get Cliveden in shape for the Battle of Germantown! Cliveden will be the star of the show on October 1st at the Revolutionary Germantown Festival (, and we want the building to look her best. Come help us prep and paint shutters, window bars, and clean the frontispiece over the 24th and 25th of September. We will be working 10am to 3pm each day. Come out for just one or both days, all are welcome!

Follow this link to sign up:

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 07:49:50 -0400
<![CDATA[Chestnut Hill Fall for the Arts Festival]]> September 25, 2016 11:00AM 5:00PM

In its 32nd year, Chestnut Hill’s Fall for the Arts Festival mixes an annual tradition with exciting additions. This vibrant street fair presented by Glanzmann Subaru on Sunday, September 25th, 2016 from 11 am to 5 pm, features over 150 artists and craftsmen specializing in oils, watercolors, sculpture, photography, drawings and fine crafts.

Join Chestnut Hill in the free celebration of all things art with live entertainment, family-friendly activities and fun festival foods! Visit for more information.

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 16:27:07 -0400
<![CDATA[PennDesign Lecture: Liat Margolis - Bridging the Performance Gap]]> September 26, 2016 6:00PM 7:30PM

Liat Margolis

Monday, Sep. 26, 2016, 06:00pm

Meyerson Hall

Bridging the Performance Gap

Liat Margolis is Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture and Director of the Daniels Faculty's Green Roof Innovation Testing Laboratory (gritlab) at the University of Toronto. She holds a Masters of Landscape Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD), and a Bachelor of Fine Art in Industrial Design from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).

Margolis’ research focuses on the knowledge transfer of multi-performance materials and technologies across disciplines, and she is most interested in understanding and articulating the emerging relevance of performative landscapes as urban infrastructure. Specific topics include investigating the promise of contemporary technologies and approaches to hybrid vegetal systems at multiple scales, and the design implications for dynamic systems. In her work, research, publications and pedagogical approach she places particular emphasis on the architectonic and urbanistic potentials in dynamic and performative systems, such that their spatial and temporal expressions are at once systematically responsive and generative, and possess the capacity to shape and restructure our contemporary culture and experience.

Margolis worked as a landscape architect for Hargreaves Associates and had a primary role on the design of a 3-mile post-industrial waterfront in Knoxville, TN. She worked closely with the city to create one of the first fully adopted form-based-codes for a major metropolitan. She is also a founder and Director of Materials Research at Harvard GSD, where she had advised on the pedagogical role of material research within design. She was awarded the Presidential Instructional Technologies Fellows Award from Harvard University for the materials database development, and she continues to cultivate the idea that hands-on labs and databases of this kind are crucial to successful scholarship and practice.

Previously, as Director of Material Research for 6 years at Material ConneXion, Margolis was instrumental in the development of a cross-disciplinary material database and archiving system, as well as research concerning the environmental impacts of industrial manufacturing. She curated exhibitions on Titanium, Tensile Structures and Green Design, and wrote several articles including Responsive Materials [MODO]; Biodegradable Plastics [Ottagono], while concurrently teaching courses in material innovation, sustainable design and environmental justice for the Product Design Department at Parsons School of Design.

She is the co-author of the book Living Systems: Innovative Materials and Technologies for Landscape Architecture [Birkhauser 2007], for which she received a Graham Foundation Grant. She has lectured at many universities internationally on topics of contemporary materiality in landscape architecture including UPenn, Columbia University, Ohio State University, University of Texas, Austin, RISD, and Technion Institute of Technology, Israel.

In Margolis’ recent research and instruction, she has primarily focused on water and wastewater infrastructure in arid climates; investigating the intersection between the natural and fabricated as ecology and technological invention; all within a unique socio-political context. Her continuing collaboration with Professor Chaouni addresses economical and ecological development of tourism in the Sahara and involves an ongoing research project entitled Out of Water.


Sun, 25 Sep 2016 11:43:05 -0400
<![CDATA[NLNA Zoning Meeting]]> September 26, 2016 6:30PM 9:30PM

Monday: September NLNA Zoning Meeting

Sept 26, NL Community Center, 3rd & Fairmount. Open to all.

6:30PM: 928-32 N. 4th (RSA5) Kay Myers. Proposal to legalize a duplex in a single-family zone.

7:00: 706 N. 5th– (RSA5) Oris Thomas. Proposal to change 3-unit building into 4-unit building.

7:30: 215 W. Wildey – (CMX2.5) Kevin O’Neil. Return visit with proposal for single-family dwelling.

8:00: 1015-17 N. American (CMX2.5) David Killian. Proposal to add 4th floor and 2 units to existing 5-unit building.

8:30: 1143 N. 3rd (IRMX) Herc Grigos. Proposal for mixed-use building with 26 residential units and ground floor industrial use.

9:15: 309 Callowhill (3rd to 4th) (CMX3) Brett Feldman. Civic Design Review (needs no zoning approvals) for apartment towers with commercial component.

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 11:32:25 -0400
<![CDATA[ULI Philadelphia Presents Disruptive Technology, Ten Million People, and a Warmer Planet]]> September 27, 2016 8:15AM 10:30AM

How will the convergence of disruptive technology, shifting demographics, and weather trends shape the destiny of our region?  What should we be doing now to enable development projects, businesses and communities to successfully adapt to change?  What do future forces mean for policy tools such as planning, zoning, and long-term infrastructure investment?  

Barry Seymour, Executive Director, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission will moderate this panel discussion featuring: Felicite Moorman. Esq., an award-winning tech entrepreneur and CEO of BuLogics & StraIS; Leslie Richards, Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation; and Harriet Tregoning, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Community Planning and Development, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

To learn more and to register please visit

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 12:47:33 -0400
<![CDATA[Architectural Committee Meeting]]> September 27, 2016 9:00AM 12:00PM



TIME: 9:00 A.M.

Proposal: Replace storefronts
Review Requested: Final Approval
Owner: Empire Building Partners
Applicant: Keith Braccia, PMC Property Group
History: 1900; Empire Building/Albemarle Hotel; Carl P. Berger Individual Designation: 7/12/1995
District Designation: None
Staff Contact: Jon Farnham,, 215-686-7660

TIME: 9:15 A.M.

Proposal: Construct rear addition Review Requested: Final Approval Owner: Margaret Petri
Applicant: Sean McMullan

History: 1815; storefront added, early 20th century; storefront removed, 1958 Individual Designation: 4/30/1957
District Designation: Society Hill Historic District, Contributing, 3/10/1999 Staff Contact: Kim Broadbent,, 215-686-7660

TIME: 9:30 A.M.

Proposal: Construct addition
Review Requested: Final Approval
Owner: Stablefish LLC
Applicant: Ted Singer, Plumbob LLC
History: 1891; Police Patrol Stable
Individual Designation: 4/8/2016
District Designation: None
Staff Contact: Kim Broadbent,, 215-686-7660

TIME: 9:45 A.M.

Proposal: Construct two townhouses on vacant lot Review Requested: Review and Comment Owner: Sean & Geraldine Trainor
Applicant: Paul Kreamer

History: vacant lot
Individual Designation: None
District Designation: Spring Garden Historic District, Non-contributing, 10/11/2000 Staff Contact: Meredith Keller,, 215-686-7660


TIME: 10:00 A.M.

Proposal: Construct addition
Review Requested: Final Approval
Owner: Marion Ruth Rogel
Applicant: Steven Cohen, Steven S. Cohen, Architect P.C.
History: 1923; English Village; Spencer Roberts, architect
Individual Designation: None
District Designation: Rittenhouse Fitler Residential Historic District, Significant, 2/8/1995 Staff Contact: Meredith Keller,, 215-686-7660

TIME: 10:15 A.M.

Proposal: Construct single-family residence on sub-divided lot Review Requested: Final Approval
Owner: 1727 Delancey LP
Applicant: Shimi Zakin, Atrium Design Group

History: 1870
Individual Designation: None
District Designation: Rittenhouse Fitler Residential Historic District, Contributing, 2/8/1995 Staff Contact: Randal Baron,, 215-686-7660

TIME: 10:30 A.M.

Proposal: Construct roof decks and elevator Review Requested: Final Approval
Owner: Ben Weinraub
Applicant: Ben Weinraub

History: 1887
Individual Designation: None
District Designation: Rittenhouse Fitler Residential Historic District, Significant, 2/8/1995 Staff Contact: Randal Baron,, 215-686-7660

TIME: 10:45 A.M.

Proposal: Demolish parts of rowhouse and carriage house; construct addition Review Requested: Final Approval
Owner: 2110 Walnut Street Development LLC
Applicant: Eric Leighton, Cecil Baker + Partners

History: 1868; E.B. Warren House; Furness & Hewitt, attributed; 1920
Individual Designation: None
District Designation: Rittenhouse Fitler Residential Historic District, Contributing, 2/8/1995 Staff Contact: Randal Baron,, 215-686-7660


Thu, 28 Jan 2016 19:28:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Slums: How Informal Real Estate Markets Work]]> September 27, 2016 5:30PM 7:00PM

Large numbers of people in urbanizing regions in the developing world live and work in unplanned settlements that grow through incremental processes of squatting and self-building. Slums: How Informal Real Estate Markets Work shows that unauthorized settlements in rapidly growing cities are not divorced from market forces; rather, they must be understood as complex environments where state policies and market actors still do play a role. Join the book’s editors and contributors for a discussion on how the form and function of informal real estate markets are shaped in rapidly urbanizing places. This event is co-sponsored by the Perry World House and the Center for the Advanced Studies of India (CASI).

Panelists include, Bishwapriya Sanyal, Ford International Professor of Urban Development and Planning and Director of the Special Program in Urban and Regional Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Sebastian Galiani, Professor of Economics, University of Maryland; and Devesh Kapur, Director, Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI), Madan Lal Sobti Associate Professor for the Study of Contemporary India, and Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania. Co-sponsored by CASI and Perry World House.


Sun, 25 Sep 2016 11:25:24 -0400
<![CDATA[Olde Richmond Civic Association Monthly Meeting]]> September 27, 2016 7:30PM 9:30PM

Tuesday, September 27

ORCA Monthly Meeting
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Meet with your neighbors to discuss news, events, concerns, issues, etc at Cione Rec Center each month.

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 11:31:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Party at the Porch]]> September 28, 2016 4:30PM 7:30PM

Join us on September 28th for a food and drink party celebrating five years of The Porch at 30th Street Station! Come out and enjoy special $5 deals from Say Cheese, Street Food, and Taco Mondo, plus a DJ spinning tunes. 

The rain date will be Thursday, September 29th.

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 11:54:40 -0400
<![CDATA[Legal Clinic: Landlord Tenant Rights]]> September 28, 2016 5:30PM 7:30PM

Legal Clinic: Landlord Tenant Rights

When: Wed, Sept. 28th from 5:30-7:30 PM

Where: Community Center at Visitation, 2646 Kensington Ave

Come out to gain valuable knowledge and tools to address legal problems around Landlord-Tenant Rights. You'll also have the chance to talk one-on-one with lawyers and set up appointments to get further assistance!

Presentations from: NKCDC and the Legal Clinic for the Disabled

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 11:29:11 -0400
<![CDATA[South of South Neighborhood Association Board of Directors Meeting]]> September 28, 2016 7:00PM 9:00PM


1901 Christian Street SOSNA Office

Philadelphia, PA 19146

See map: Google Maps

The  SOSNA Board of Directors meets the last Wednesday of every month at 7 PM at the SOSNA Office, 1901 Christian Street.  Board meetings are open to the public, though the chairperson may call for a closed session at any time.

Board meeting agenda and minutes are posted here.

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 09:45:00 -0400
<![CDATA[One-Year Master's in GIS Open House]]> September 29, 2016 5:30PM 7:00PM

Join us for an open house to learn more about our one-year Professional Science Master's and Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems. Our program is designed for working professionals and seeks to train highly proficient GIS technicians ready to join or reenter the work force. Learn more about our programs here.

Please RSVP to attend here. Contact with any questions.

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:46:38 -0400
<![CDATA[Fairmount Civic Association Meeting]]> September 29, 2016 7:00PM 9:00PM

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 11:47:55 -0400
<![CDATA[Fairmount Civic Association Meeting]]> September 29, 2016 7:00PM 9:00PM

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 09:32:18 -0400
<![CDATA[Revolutionary Germantown Festival]]> October 1, 2016 10:00AM 4:00PM

Join us at 6401 Germantown Avenue on the grounds of Cliveden and Upsala for the Revolutionary Germantown Festival!  
On Saturday October 1, 2016 we celebrate the 239th anniversary of the Battle of Germantown!
The battle is reenacted at 12pm and 3pm.

Join the sites of Historic Germantown for interactive activties as well as great food, a beer garden, and tours to celebrate our fascinating local heritage.

Childrens Activities on the Grounds of Upsala: (tentative for 2016)
ACES Museum: Jump da’ Broom, learn about this African American marriage ritual and then join in.

Awbury Arboretum: Learn about historic plants and their uses; pokeberry Ink, spicebush tea, & nosegays. Check out information from Awbury Arboretum Landscaping Services

Historic Fair Hill: Colonial hospital tent, the garden at Fair Hill was used to grow medicinal plants during the Revolutionary War.

Grumblethorpe: The Grumblethorpe Youth Volunteers will be hand cranking and selling homemade ice cream. They will also have their stilts

Stenton: Bring your cameras! Stenton will have outfits at their tent for kids to try on and see what children and adults wore in colonial times.

Wyck: Come out and play with a variety of colonial games

Sites Open to Visit during the festival (tentative for 2016)
Concord School House: Open 11am-5pm, Special 2pm Burial Ground Ceremony  2:30pm guided tour, *Free
The Germantown White House (Deshler-Morris House):Open 10am-4pm *Free (The one day that are open in 2013!)
Germantown Mennonite Meetinghouse: Open for tours 12-4pm, *Free
Johnson House: Open for tours 1-4pm, Admission fees may apply
Wyck: Open for tours 1-4pm, Admission fees may apply

For more information and a full schedule of events please visit

After the Revolutionary Germantown Festival, head over to Grumbelthorpe at 5267 Germantown Ave. for the annual Oktoberfest celebration!  Cold beer, grilled sausages, homemade salads, tours, music and more!

for more information call 215.848.1777, or visit

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:38:28 -0400
<![CDATA[Benson Park Mercado]]> October 2, 2016 12:00PM 4:00PM

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 11:17:13 -0400
<![CDATA[Somerset Neighbors for Better Living Monthly Meeting]]> October 3, 2016 6:30PM 8:30PM

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 11:24:32 -0400
<![CDATA[Cobbs Creek Green Infrastructure Update]]> October 3, 2016 7:00PM 9:00PM

Philadelphia Water will present plans for local green stormwater infrastructure improvements at an Oct. 3 meeting hosted by Cobbs Creek Neighbors. We are seeking input from residents on these important projects.

Learn more about the Green City, Clean Waters green infrastructure program at

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 12:48:35 -0400
<![CDATA[Passyunk Square Civic Association General Meeting]]> October 4, 2016 6:30PM 8:00PM

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 15:04:22 -0400