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May Community Digest

Updated: May 6, 2022

Today is the start of National Small Business Week and there are plenty to celebrate throughout the neighborhood! Our new team member, Julia Marchetti, leads the Greater Art Museum Business Alliance to help support this community, as well as PhillyiHub - a free program serving current and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Later this month there will be several opportunities to contribute to our community during Love Your Park Week, May 7-15. Visit this website for specific locations and details. The Fairmount CDC team members who help clean our commercial corridor every day were recently recognized with an award from the Commerce Department (see more below), and we had a great turnout for our own Philly Spring Clean Up Day in early April.

Looking ahead to the summer (and fall!) we are excited about the return of more in-person events including our own Fairmount Avenue Arts Crawl on Sunday, June 26 and the Girard Avenue Street Festival, on Saturday, October 1. There will be lots more to share on these and other exciting events soon.

In this issue:

Upcoming Events

Team Congratulations

May Deals, Specials & Announcements

Neighborhood Job Openings

Community News


Upcoming Events

Save the date: Sunday, June 26th for the Fairmount Arts Crawl! More details to come!


Save the date: Saturday, October 1st for the Girard Ave Street Fest! More details to come!


Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary Night Tours: Summer Twilight return Thursday through Sunday evenings, May 6 to September 4. Experience Eastern State's historic cellblocks as the sun goes down. Learn more.


Office of State Representative Donna Bullock

There will be an in-person Community Update at Lois Hackley Community Center in Jackie’s Garden on Monday, May 9th from 10:00am – 11:30am.


On Thursday, May 26th from 4:00pm – 5:30pm, our office will be at the Hank Gathers Rec Center for a Resource Day with community partners and city agencies.


Congratulations to our Street Cleaning Ambassadors

We'd like to wish a special congratulations to our dedicated street cleaning ambassadors, Julie and Joe, who received the Fairmount Sparkling Synergy Award at a recent Philadelphia Department of Commerce PHL Taking Care of Business team rally.


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

How to help your Philly neighbors get free smoke alarms installed

Billy Penn's recent article shares vital information to help those who need smoke alarms, more information on fire safety, and other resources. Learn more.


Philly's first-time homeowner grant program returning in May

Philadelphia is planning to bring back its first-time homebuyer grant program next month after a nearly two-year hiatus. Read the AXIOS Philadelphia article to learn more.

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