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January Community Digest



Thank You!


Our neighbors helped us end last year well, exceeding our fundraising target for the Girard Avenue Business Relief Fund; businesses in Brewerytown can apply for assistance at this link.


 

We're poised for a great start to 2023 too:


Applications are now open for the FREE PhillyiHub entrepreneur assistance program, supporting neighbors seeking to start or grow a business. Apply now!

 

Second Saturday on Girard Avenue returns next weekend - Saturday, January 14 - a great time to shop local businesses.

 

Monday, January 16 is the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. There are special events at Girard College and Eastern State Penitentiary; you can find opportunities across the city at this link.

 

Safer Streets for All is hosting a community meeting next Tuesday, January 10 at 6pm at The City School on 24th Street. To support community safety adjacent to Fairmount Park, and with funding from the state Department of Community and Economic Development, Fairmount CDC is in the process of installing additional lighting in Lemon Hill - eager to support similar projects later this year.


Lastly, Fairmount CDC has renewed our lease at 2837 W. Girard Avenue - stop by and see us! We're out in the neighborhood at times, but expect to be present in-office most on Tuesday-Thursday from 9am-5pm.

 

Deals, Specials & Announcements

Click here to see all the latest deals, specials & announcements from your favorite Art Museum District businesses!


 

Neighborhood Job Openings


View our Neighborhood Job Board to see the latest job opportunities in the Art Museum District.

 

Community News


Starting January 21st, Read2succeedphilly is offering Saturday programming. We were so excited to share this news last month, and as we get closer to the launch of this expanded programming, we wanted to share it again!


Are you interested in signing up your little one or even joining the R2S staff? You can learn more by heading over to www.read2succeedphiladelphia.com!

 

Taking down those Christmas trees? Bring them to Corinthian Garden this weekend and next! Woodchips will be re-purposed and money raised will help maintain the park. Please note, we can’t take wreaths or garland with wire as it will damage the chipper. Give your tree some new life so we can enjoy its benefits all year round!

 

The first Jazz Night of the new year is almost here! Hosted by @use_trio and @gregsnydermusic and featuring Wayne Smith Jr. Quartet 🎷


Bar opens at 6:30 PM.

Music at 7:30 PM.

Learn more.

 

🗓Save the date!! 🎤Kayuh’s next open mic is Thursday, January 19, 2023. Doors open at 5:30pm, show starts around 6pm. Learn more here.


The café will be open and serving banh mis and breakfast sandwiches as well as all of your favorite Kayuh drinks. ️ Come through!

 

Looking for ways to get outside this winter? WinTOUR is BACK! ❄️ Join the fun with our free, self-guided Fairmount Park scavenger hunt that runs from Saturday, 1/14 through Sunday, 2/26. Participate in 1 week or all 6 — each week will focus on a different geographic area of the park with chances to win prizes along the way!

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For more info, visit myphillypark.org/wintour-2023.

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