April Community Digest
There is nothing like spring in the Art Museum District! Even a snow squall couldn't keep the blooms off the trees this week. We are looking forward to seeing more neighbors outside and in our shops and restaurants over the next month. Read below for April's local deals and specials, two opportunities to support community events, and meet our new team member, Julia Marchetti.
In this issue:
Meet Our New Business Services Manager Announcement from Stone's Beer & Beverage Market
April Deals, Specials & Announcements
Spring Cleanup Day
Last chance to join us on Saturday, April 2nd from 10am, for our annual Spring Cleanup on Girard Avenue. Please sign up here. Registration closes at 5pm on Friday.
Stay tuned for details about this year's Arts Crawl. In the meantime, we're looking for volunteers to help us plan. Please sign up here.
Welcome Julia Marchetti, Business Services Manager
Julia Marchetti has joined Fairmount CDC to strengthen and grow local business support by managing the Greater Art Museum Business Association (GAMBA). She believes that commercial corridors not only contribute to a community’s economy, but create a sense of place. Julia is passionate about equitable development and climate justice at the neighborhood scale, recognizing communities as interconnected social, cultural, economic, and environmental ecosystems. Previously, Julia has worked with PennPraxis, The San Francisco Legacy Business Program, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, The American Planning Association, The National Park Service, and Fairmount Park Conservancy. Julia holds masters’ degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in City and Regional Planning and Historic Preservation. Julia enjoys Philadelphia’s many parks, donut shops, and music venues.
Stones Beer & Beverage Market is (temporarily) moving!
Stone's Beer & Beverage Market is temporarily moving from 1701 Fairmount Avenue to the Poth Brewery at 3145 W. Jefferson Street in Brewerytown! Their location in Fairmount is being demolished and rebuilt as a new beer store with apartments above.
Stone's has been in our community since 1955 and will be returning to 1701 Fairmount Avenue by 2024, after their new building is built. Until then, they would love your support at their temporary location in Brewerytown, or simply order delivery through their website.
For info and progress updates follow them @stonesphilly or at www.stonesphilly.com.
Deals, Specials & Announcements
Click here to see all the latest deals, specials & announcements from your favorite Art Museum District businesses!
“POOL: A Social History of Segregation”
The POOL exhibit at the Fairmount Water Works is now open Wednesday-Friday from 11am-5pm and Saturday-Sunday from 10am-5pm. Admission is free to the public.
POOL weaves together history, site-specific artwork, storytelling, scholarship and place-based learning. The exhibit installations build on one another to illuminate a history of segregated swimming in America, and its connection to present-day drowning issues affecting Black communities. Learn more at http://www.poolphl.com.
Wheels to Work
Wheels to Work is a 4-week virtual course for job seekers that combines developing workforce
skills and lessons on cycling with @RideIndego. Learn tips on how to build your resume, develop your LinkedIn page and attend group bike rides catered to cyclists both new and veteran. Virtual orientation will take place on Tuesday, April 26th 2022 at 5:30 pm.
Members that complete the program will receive a 6-month pass to Indego, FREE! Space is
limited. If you are interested in learning more and applying, please go to
Call for Artists - Hatfield House
Fairmount Park Conservancy is seeking to commission three community-engaging artists or artist teams to showcase their work at the Hatfield House in East Fairmount Park. Artists may submit ideas for participatory projects, installations, sculpture, and multi-disciplinary interventions that will also engage the Strawberry Mansion community. Deadline to apply is Friday, 4/15. For full details, visit myphillypark.org/opportunities.
Call for Artists - ARTisPHL
ARTisPHLis the new name for the competition for Philadelphia-based artists at all experience levels working in any medium.
We first launched in 2020 under a different name. ARTisPHL better reflects our mission and the long history of Philadelphia artists. ARTisPHL reminds us that ART is PHILLY and PHILLY is ART!
The deadline to participate in ARTisPHL has been extended to Friday, April 29th at 4pm! Please visit https://artisphl.com/ for more details on the program and how to apply!
TreePhilly yard tree giveaways are back!
The Spring 2022 season of the TreePhilly Community Yard Tree Giveaway Program is here! TreePhilly, a joint program of Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, will be offering 850 free yard trees for Philadelphia residents this season. There are three regional events open to all Philly residents, plus a number of neighborhood-based giveaways in the areas of greatest need for tree planting and care. Register here for a tree.
Support the community
Sponsors Needed for a Neighborhood Cause
The Monkey & The Elephant is seeking local individuals and businesses to sponsor their upcomining event supporing young adults aging out of foster care during the pandemic. They are specifically in need of:
One Naming Sponsor
Interested business partners can contact George at 215-317-3007 or George.Maynes@gmail.com.
The mission of The Monkey & The Elephant (M&E) is to fortify former foster youth with personal and professional skills, employment, and the supportive community needed to lead a sustainable, independent life. We advance our mission through the Employment Training Programs at our nonprofit coffee shop in the Brewerytown neighborhood of Philadelphia. Participants complete an intensive employment training program combining paid professional development and a part time job. Learn more here.
Bache in Bloom
Bache-Martin School’s third annual Bache in Bloom fundraiser will take place on Thursday,
May 19, 2022.
Bache in Bloom is a family fun night, silent auction and raffle. The event is free and open to the community! The funds raised through sponsorship of Bache in Bloom will help fund Bache-Martin’s successful Dance eXchange and Give & Go Athletics programs, as well as the school library.
The vitality of a neighborhood school, like Bache-Martin, has a direct impact on
its surrounding community and businesses. As an important part of our community, you have
the opportunity to show the children and families of Bache-Martin your gratitude for their support. Click here to sponsor the event or donate a silent auction item.