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May Events

Monday, May 1

SNBL Monthly Meeting
6:30 pm

Somerset Neighbors for Better Living discuss community concerns, news and events at their monthly meeting. This month at Rock Ministries, 2755 Kensington Ave, Philadelphia. More info

Wednesday, May 3

PROPAC Monthly Meeting
7:00 pm

Port Richmond on Patrol and Civic (PROPAC) discuss zoning, crime and other community issues at Columbia Social Club, 3529 Almond Street., Philadelphia. Learn more.

Thursday, May 4

Farm to Families pick-up
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Pick up & place orders for boxes of fresh fruits & vegetables. Winter location: Shissler Recreation Center, 1800 Blair Street, Philadelphia. Learn more.

Harrowgate Civic Association meeting
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Updates from the neighborhood, Friends of Harrowgate Park and 24th District Police. Heitzman Recreation Center 3631 Amber St. Learn more.

Friday, May 5

First Friday Arts
5:00 pm

On the first Friday of each month-—year round-—the neighborhood's galleries, studios, shops, bars and restaurants open their doors for an eclectic exhibition of the local arts and music scene. First Friday is an opportunity to sample the diverse businesses and artists that make this community unique. Visit www.frankfordavearts.org for listings.

NKCDC Happy Hour
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet neighbors, friends and NKCDC staff at our mostly-monthly First Friday gathering. We hit a different local bar or restaurant every month, so check Facebook for updates.

Saturday, May 6

First-Time Homebuyer Workshop
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

A four-hour workshop at Coral Street Arts House (2446 Coral Street, Philadelphia) with PA Housing Finance Agency (PHFA). PHFA lenders, realtor insurance agents, home inspection agents and other housing experts. Register here.

Monday, May 8

Sustainable 19125 & 19134 Green Guide Meeting
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

An open house! Come by to see what "sustainable stuff" is happening in the neighborhood. Information on how to get trees, rain barrels or recycling bins. Help to make the 19125 and 19134 the greenest zip codes in Philadelphia. Learn more here.

Wednesday, May 10

NKCDC Office Hours at Firm Hope
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join NKCDC at Firm Hope Baptist Church, (2313 E Auburn St., Philadelphia) for rent & property tax rebate applications, housing counseling referrals, job postings, youth activities, local food pantry referrals and connecting with other NKCDC and city resources.

EKNA Zoning Meeting
7:00 pm

Join your East Kensington neighbors at Circle of Hope (2009 Frankford Avenue) to vote on plans for local development. Community votes serve as recommendations to the Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment.

Thursday, May 11

Farm to Families pick-up
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Pick up & place orders for boxes of fresh fruits & vegetables. Winter location: Shissler Recreation Center, 1800 Blair Street, Philadelphia. Learn more.

Monday, May 15

EKNA Monthly Meeting
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The East Kensington Neighbors Association meets monthly, usually at Philadelphia Brewing Company, 2440 Frankford Avenue. Meet neighbors, enjoy a beer on the house and participate in the positive changes in the neighborhood. Learn more.

Tuesday, May 16

24th District Town Hall
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Discuss recent news, events, and activities with your neighbors and the 24th Police District every month at 3901 Whitaker Avenue.

Wednesday, May 17

FNA Monthly Meeting
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the Fishtown Neighbors Association around beautification, events, neighborhood news, safety, and zoning at the monthly membership meeting at Fishtown Rec Center, 1202 East Montgomery Avenue. Learn more.

Thursday, May 18

Farm to Families pick-up
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Pick up & place orders for boxes of fresh fruits & vegetables. Winter location: Shissler Recreation Center, 1800 Blair Street, Philadelphia. Learn more.

Saturday, May 20

PFCU Sculpture Derby & Arts Festival
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Philadelphia Federal Credit Union Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby & Arts Festival is a wacky, creative celebration in East Kensington, Philadelphia. It's part design competition and parade of human-powered vehicle floats, and part arts festival featuring 200+ local arts vendors, food trucks, arts demonstrations and performances. Learn more.

Tuesday, May 23

First-Time Homebuyer Workshop
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A four-hour workshop at Coral Street Arts House (2446 Coral Street, Philadelphia) with PA Housing Finance Agency (PHFA). PHFA lenders, realtor insurance agents, home inspection agents and other housing experts. Register here.

"Kensington Storefront" Community Advisory Meeting
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Be part of planning for the Porch Light community space. Meet at the space itself: 2774 Kensington Avenue. Your ideas and input will make the storefront beneficial to the whole community. Learn more.

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

Meet with Olde Richmond Civic Association neighbors to discuss Port Richmond news, events & concerns. Monthly at Cione Rec Center, 2600 Aramingo Ave. Learn more.

Thursday, May 25

Farm to Families pick-up
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Pick up & place orders for boxes of fresh fruits & vegetables. Winter location: Shissler Recreation Center, 1800 Blair Street, Philadelphia. Learn more.