The Friends of Mifflin Square Park will be presenting a Free Yoga program at the park (6th & Wolf streets) on Saturdays May 11, 18, June 1, 8, 15, and 22. Each session will begin at 10am and run for about an hour. Beginners are more than welcome. The program will be led by awesome instructors from Wake Up Yoga (1839 E Passyunk Ave). Mats and water bottles will be available.
Come and get your weekend off to a peaceful start, and please do bring your friends and family. See you at the park.
More than 20 Comcast Cares volunteers joined the Friends of Mifflin Square Park and other motivated park patrons on April 27 to help paint benches, the tool shed, and gather more than 10 bags of trash and recycling from the park. The beautification of Mifflin Square Park continues on an upward trend, and we thank all who are participating in the improvement of this wonderful public space in one of the city’s most divers and multicultural neighborhoods. If you would like to join the Friends of Mifflin Square Park and/or inquire about upcoming events at the park, e-mail FriendsofMifflinSquare@Gmail.com.
There will be a Community Meeting at Mifflin Square Park next Wed. (May 1) to discuss strategies/initiatives for making the area in and around Mifflin Square Park a safe, clean, and fun place to be. Constituents from Councilman Mark Squilla‘s Office, Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia (CAGP), the Temple at 5th & Ritner streets, the Philadelphia Police Department, and the Friends of Mifflin Square Park will be in attendance. We encourage folks to attend and engage in the discussion to help make progress happen.
sustainADELPHIA was out to support the Friends of Mifflin Square Park‘s cleanup on April 20th, which featured an amazing and eco-friendly activity presented by our friends from Fleisher Art Memorial‘s ColorWheels program … We made flowers from littered plastic bottles!!! It was the ultimate “trash to treasure” project, and our youth park ambassadors really loved it. Oh, and while we were at it, we gathered eight large bags of litter from the park. Special thanks to Saint Joseph’s University for providing volunteer support for the event. Looking forward another year of progress at Mifflin Square Park. If you would to join the Friends of Mifflin Square Park, email email@example.com.
TreePhilly hosted its spring yard tree giveaway at Columbus Square Park in South Philly on Saturday April 13. The event was one of many giveaways presented by the folks at TreePhilly throughout the city over the past two weeks. sustainADELPHIA was on hand to support the effort, as TreePhilly’s Andrew Emma led the charge at an event that saw many, many happy Philadelphians go home with beautiful juvenile trees ready to be planted in their yard space. Before folks went home though, they were given some valuable training on how to properly plant and tend to their new trees. A variety of trees were given out at the event, including dogwoods, serviceberries, red oaks, black gums, magnolias, plums, pawpaws, etc. We’ve been supporting the TreePhilly program for the past several years, and it’s always a good time. Shoutout to Wells Fargo for sponsoring the TreePhilly program. Your support is very much appreciated.
If you are interested in applying for the next TreePhilly yard tree giveaway, visit www.treephilly.org for more details. You can also link to the application for street trees from the TreePhilly website, so if a tree is on your radar, the TreePhilly website is an excellent resource. Check it out!
Is there anything more sustainable than a world where all people are equal, no matter their race, or religion, or who they love? We are are all beautiful, we are all ugly, we are all imperfect, and we are all just right … Enough said.
If you’re in the market for a yard tree this spring, did you know you can get one for free? Yeah, that’s right, FOR FREE!
TreePhilly is a new tree-planting initiative led by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation that aims to directly engage property owners, businesses and neighborhood residents to improve their communities by planting and maintaining trees. TreePhilly continues Parks & Recreation’s ongoing commitment to greening Philadelphia and supports both the City’s Greenworks Philadelphia plan and the regional Plant One Million campaign. The Yard Tree Program is a partnership between Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, Wells Fargo and the Fairmount Park Conservancy.
If you want a free yard tree through TreePhilly, all you have to do is register by March 31. To access TreePhilly’s online registration form, click here. See below for a full list of pickup dates and locations. If you have questions about TreePhilly, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Sat. April 6th, 2-4pm, Second Baptist Church of Frankford (1801 Meadow St. 19124)
- Sun. April 7th, 11am-1pm, New Kensington CDC Garden Center (1825 Frankford Ave. 19125)
- Thurs. April 11th, 4:30-6:30pm, Haddington Library (446 N 65th St. 19151)
- Sat. April 13th, 10am-12pm, Columbus Square Playground (1200 Wharton St. 19147)
- Sat. April 13th, 10am-12pm, Pennypack Environmental Center (8600 Verree Rd. 19115)
- Sat. April 13th, 1-3pm, Pennypack Environmental Center (8600 Verree Rd. 19115)
- Sat. April 13th, 3-5pm, Pennypack Environmental Center (8600 Verree Rd. 19115)
- Sun. April 14th, 2-4pm, West Oak Lane Library (2000 Washington Lane, 19138)
- Sat. April 20th, 12-2pm, Hunting Park Recreation Center (900 Hunting Park Ave. 19140)