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ORCA Zoning – 2619 Cedar St

February 22 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

ORCA Zoning - 2619 CEDAR ST. 8PM FOR THE ERECTION OF AN ATTACHED BUILDING WITH ROOF DECK AND ROOF DECK ACCESS STRUCTURE FOR VACANT COMMERCIAL SPACE ON THE GROUND FLOOR AND TWO FAMILY HOUSEHOLD LIVING ABOVE

Free Narcan Trainings at the Kensington Storefront

February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Overdose deaths are now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, surpassing automobile accidents. Join Elvis Rosado of Prevention Point Philadelphia for an important presentation about the life-saving medication, naloxone (Narcan), which can reverse the effects of opioid overdose. Participants will learn: —How to identify symptoms of an overdose, —What to do when someone overdoses, and —How to administer naloxone. These trainings are free, and the first 20 participants will receive a FREE Narcan kit. -------------------------------------------------------- These…

Free Narcan Trainings at the Kensington Storefront

February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Overdose deaths are now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, surpassing automobile accidents. Join Elvis Rosado of Prevention Point Philadelphia for an important presentation about the life-saving medication, naloxone (Narcan), which can reverse the effects of opioid overdose. Participants will learn: —How to identify symptoms of an overdose, —What to do when someone overdoses, and —How to administer naloxone. These trainings are free, and the first 20 participants will receive a FREE Narcan kit. -------------------------------------------------------- These…

ORCA – Feb. 2018 General Meeting – Meet the new PAL Director

February 27 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Agenda: 26th District Sgt. John Massi will give a PPD update and speak about the Dawn/Dusk Lightbulb initiative currently under way in the district. Lightbulbs will be available free of charge for all attendees. 26th PAL Director Brad Deeley will be on hand to answer questions and give information on the new PAL Center at St. Anne's.

Clothing Drive

February 28 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Looking to donate some clothes? Or maybe you could use a few items for yourself or your family. Come out to the storefront for a day of donating and shopping. We will be accepting USED clothing (all sizes/genders - socks, shoes, blankets, gloves, shoes, etc.) until Feb. 21st at all drop off locations. All NEW items (hygiene products, brooms, trash bags, etc.) can be dropped off at all locations until Feb. 27th.

First Friday in the Garden

March 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come celebrate the start of a new month! We'll gather in the garden for a BYO bonanza of wine, cheese, and other treats. (Weather permitting)

Clean Streets Clean Up: Almond Street at East Hagert Street

March 3 @ 10:00 am

OLDE RICHMOND CLEAN STREETS PROGRAM Meet at Almond and East Hagert at 10am. We will clean the surrounding area until 12am. Volunteers needed! Coffee and donuts provided. All street sweeping tools provided just bring yourself and a friend

Clean Streets Clean Up: East Tucker btwn Memphis and Tulip

March 10 @ 10:00 am

OLDE RICHMOND CLEAN STREETS PROGRAM Meet at Tucker and Memphis at 10, we will clean the surrounding block until 12pm. Volunteers needed! Coffee and donuts provided. All street sweeping tools provided just bring yourself and a friend

Writing + Fabric Painting Workshop

March 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

What does safety mean to you? Artist Alisha Adams will host a series of fabric painting and writing workshops focusing on the theme of safety and what it means for each participant. All workshops are free and open to the public!

Share Your Story

March 12 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Stop through and share your story over coffee and snacks. Caring members of Urban Hope Church & the Kensington Community will help guide you through the process of sharing and uncovering your personal life experiences. This workshop is free and open to all. Why share? 1. Help others 2. Process experiences 3. Understand yourself 4. Find peace/hope For more information, contact Urban Hope at 859-338-8803.

Tuesday Tea & Textiles

March 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come to Tuesday Tea & Textiles to learn how to weave in a relaxing, supportive atmosphere. Under the guidance of artists Kathryn Pannepacker and Lisa Kelley, you will create both a small piece of weaving to keep and a larger piece that will become part of a community project. You can attend the morning, the afternoon, or both! the workshops are free and open to the public. Weaving experience is not required or expected.

Tuesday Tea & Textiles

March 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come to Tuesday Tea & Textiles to learn how to weave in a relaxing, supportive atmosphere. Under the guidance of artists Kathryn Pannepacker and Lisa Kelley, you will create both a small piece of weaving to keep and a larger piece that will become part of a community project. You can attend the morning, the afternoon, or both! the workshops are free and open to the public. Weaving experience is not required or expected.

17th Annual March Madness Academic Competition

March 13 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

March Madness XVII will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Shissler Recreation Center in Fishtown. The Madness begins at 3:30 P.M., when students from Philadelphia’s Public, Parochial and Charter schools face off in an academic bowl competition structured like the NCAA Basketball Tournament, hence the name. In both tournaments, teams will be placed in brackets for head to head games with teams from other schools. The games consist of questions and answers with varying point levels and degrees…

17th Annual March Madness Academic Competition

March 13 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

March Madness XVII will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Shissler Recreation Center in Fishtown. The Madness begins at 3:30 P.M., when students from Philadelphia’s Public, Parochial and Charter schools face off in an academic bowl competition structured like the NCAA Basketball Tournament, hence the name. In both tournaments, teams will be placed in brackets for head to head games with teams from other schools. The games consist of questions and answers with varying point levels and degrees…

Collaborative Art Making with Lucy Pistilli

March 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join artist Lucy Pistilli for eight weekly mixed media art workshops! She’ll facilitate a creative collaborative class, where participants will complete unfinished pieces of artwork in any medium that they choose.

Free Weekly Yoga and Mindfulness Class for Women

March 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Roots2Rise Free Weekly Yoga and Mindfulness Class for Women All Equipment will be provided. No Experience Necessary! Come and Try!

Playwriting and Story Sharing Workshop

March 15 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Renegade Company, a theatre group, continues their play writing and public speaking workshop with Kensington area residents! We are looking for residents to come and share their stories, to help write, and to learn more about the play Renegade is creating in the neighborhood. The play is called the Olde Man and the Delaware River and will use Ernest Hemingway’s novel as a means of accessing and exploring substance abuse, addiction, and perseverance in Kensington, Port Richmond, Somerset and…

Journaling for Survivors

March 15 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Please join us for a mixed media workshop for women who have experienced sexual trauma. Those who participate will be given journals during class for their art or writing. There will be suggested topics and techniques, but you are free to make whatever you want. There will be an opportunity to share with the group if you wish. All workshops are free and open to the public!

Emotional Painting Workshop

March 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join the Porch Light program and artist James Alvin for a series of painting workshops at the Kensington Storefront. Over the course of 16 weeks, Jim will host bi-weekly workshops where he will engage participants in discussions about addiction, relapse, and recovery and encourage them to put their emotions into their paintings. Workshops are free and open to the public.

Clean Streets Clean Up: East Thompson Street Tunnel

March 17 @ 10:00 am

OLDE RICHMOND CLEAN STREETS PROGRAM Meet at East Thompson Street Tunnel at 10am. We will clean the surrounding area until 12am. Volunteers needed! Coffee and donuts provided. All street sweeping tools provided just bring yourself and a friend

8th Annual FNA Chili Cook Off

March 18 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Fishtown Neighbors Association is excited to announce the 8th Annual FNA Chili Cook Off, returning to The Fillmore Philadelphia on March 18th, 2018! ​🌶️ TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW 🌶️ ​ Seeking neighborhood resident & professional or restaurant entries! Enter the contest via http://www.fishtown.org/chili ️🌶️🌶️🌶️ There are two winning categories: People's Choice & Critic's Choice, each category has a Winner & Runner Up. The winning team in each category receives a $250 gift-card to a local restaurant for a team dinner!…

Writing + Fabric Painting Workshop

March 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

What does safety mean to you? Artist Alisha Adams will host a series of fabric painting and writing workshops focusing on the theme of safety and what it means for each participant. All workshops are free and open to the public!

Share Your Story

March 19 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Stop through and share your story over coffee and snacks. Caring members of Urban Hope Church & the Kensington Community will help guide you through the process of sharing and uncovering your personal life experiences. This workshop is free and open to all. Why share? 1. Help others 2. Process experiences 3. Understand yourself 4. Find peace/hope For more information, contact Urban Hope at 859-338-8803.

Share Your Story

March 19 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Stop through and share your story over coffee and snacks. Caring members of Urban Hope Church & the Kensington Community will help guide you through the process of sharing and uncovering your personal life experiences. This workshop is free and open to all. Why share? 1. Help others 2. Process experiences 3. Understand yourself 4. Find peace/hope For more information, contact Urban Hope at 859-338-8803.

Tuesday Tea & Textiles

March 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come to Tuesday Tea & Textiles to learn how to weave in a relaxing, supportive atmosphere. Under the guidance of artists Kathryn Pannepacker and Lisa Kelley, you will create both a small piece of weaving to keep and a larger piece that will become part of a community project. You can attend the morning, the afternoon, or both! the workshops are free and open to the public. Weaving experience is not required or expected.

Tuesday Tea & Textiles

March 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come to Tuesday Tea & Textiles to learn how to weave in a relaxing, supportive atmosphere. Under the guidance of artists Kathryn Pannepacker and Lisa Kelley, you will create both a small piece of weaving to keep and a larger piece that will become part of a community project. You can attend the morning, the afternoon, or both! the workshops are free and open to the public. Weaving experience is not required or expected.

Collaborative Art Making with Lucy Pistilli

March 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join artist Lucy Pistilli for eight weekly mixed media art workshops! She’ll facilitate a creative collaborative class, where participants will complete unfinished pieces of artwork in any medium that they choose.

General Membership Meeting

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Join us for our monthly community meeting. All meetings are open to the public and feature a main speaker, updates from the 26th police district, as well as Committee breakout sessions. Children are welcome!

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