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Community Potluck & Open Mic Night | Sun, Jan 21

A potluck dinner and open mic night will happen on Sunday, January 21 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Bring a dish to share, beer and wine welcome, cutlery provided. 

Where: Trinity Church at 2212 Spruce St.


We have a great lineup of performers and hope to see you there! If you have any questions, email

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Thank You for another Successful

Love Your Park Day

Thank you to all the volunteers who came out to the November Love Your Park day. Your work helps keep Schuylkill River Park beautiful by helping us plant, weed, and generally keep the park in wonderful shape.


Energetic volunteers planted an extensive native pollinator garden in the stretch of open space next to the all-purpose court. The garden features flowering perennials and grasses that support native bees, butterflies, and other insects, as well as the local and migratory birds that feed on them. Be on the lookout next spring for a burst of new life!  

Many thanks to The Philadelphia School’s Green and Healthy Committee for the garden’s design and our access to plant material. And thank you to CCRA for including the garden in its under-40 initiatives funded by Pennsylvania State Sen. Ben Waxman.

If you are knowledgeable about native plants, and would like to help maintain the garden, please contact: Susan at

Party in the Park 


Thank you for making Party in the Park such a huge success. It was truly a night to remember, filled with dinner, dancing, drinks, and amazing live music from our neighborhood band, The Panamaniacs.


Thank you to all the neighbors, vendors and sponsors who made this possible, and the biggest thank you of all to the Parks and Rec team who encouraged and supported this plan.


We have received so much positive feedback about the party that we hope it's the first of many. If you would like to help plan the next one, please email us at

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Building Friends in Fitler (BFF)
Picnic & Open Meeting

Wednesday, July 12 | 7:00 p.m.

Building Friends in Fitler is holding an open meeting on Wednesday, July 12th at 7:00 p.m. for any neighbors interested in getting more involved. Please meet at the picnic tables in the plaza for light snacks and discussion about what we are doing and new possibilities. 


Building Friends in Fitler Square (BFF) is a joint committee of several civic groups in the neighborhood, including the Friends of Schuylkill River Park. Our purpose is to help build friendships and greater cohesion in our little slice of the city. If you want to meet more neighbors or have an idea for a program that you would like to lead, join us on July 12th for further discussion!

Past & Current

Events & Initiatives:
Community Kids Clothing Swap
Weekly Walking Groups
Weekly Knitting Groups
Neighborhood picnics and outings

New Ideas & Possibilities

Additional neighborhood interest group meetups
Neighborhood care team (that provides food to neighbors in need)
Music-based events that bring people together
Standing play dates
Standing pick up sports games

Ladybug Release Party | Wed, May 24

It's time for everyone's favorite bug-related event!


The annual Ladybug Release Party will take place on Wednesday, May 24 at 5 p.m. in the Community Garden, located in Schuylkill RIver Park at 25th and Spruce St.

Come join the festivities as we release ladybugs to protect our garden!

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