Dear Friends and Neighbors of Vernon Park,
Come join us and see the latest design for the Master Plan for Vernon Park from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society design team. This is an exciting time and some parts of the plan are already underway.
Please come promptly so we can have a good block of time for the presentation and questions.
Meeting: Center in the Park, Monday, December 8th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.
If you haven’t been to our meetings before, please note you need to use the back entrance to the Center in the Park from the parking lot off Rittenhouse Street and ring the bell at the door.
The Friends of Vernon Park is saddened to learn of the recent theft of the Soccer Sisters’ Goal, worth $1,000. These young athletes and their coaches and families have brought wonderful & positive energy to the Park and we support their organization.
We ask that the community contribute to their effort to raise funds for a new goal. Germantown, we can do it together! Viva Soccer Sisters!
This is a very special event highlighting very important issues. Please join friends, neighbors and advocates in Vernon Park this Saturday, Sept 27!
all information will be submitted confidentially
Online Payment can be made through PayPal (see sidebar at right.
Checks can be made out & mailed to:
FRIENDS OF VERNON PARK | P.O. BOX 48374, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19144
Clean out your closets, unclutter your space…sell at the Flea Market!
Bring a Picnic and play outdoor games…enjoy the green space!
Register online here!
Or, download the application to fill out and send by mail here: FOVPfleamarketapplication2014_Updated
Same day registration will be available!
A Message from Supreme Dow, Executive Director of the Black Writers Museum:
This festival promises to be uplifting, yet relaxing for the whole family. We have an all star lineup of poetry and jazz, and I am sure you will enjoy the festivities, as a robust vendor marketplace will help to adorn the beautiful park scene.
This year we are honoring poet, professor, civil rights activist and Black Arts Movement icon, Askia Toure with the “Living Legend of Poetry” award, and we are fortunate to have sister Sonia Sanchez help us in presenting this award. Live jazz will be provided by the Oliver Lake Organ Quartet and the Dahi Divine Quartet. The Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble and the Tye’ Himba Drum Ensemble featuring Muhammad Silla from Guinea, Africa will add on some positive rhythms that will move the soul. We look forward to a very big and beautiful day in the park. I hope you can make it.
Supreme D. Dow
Black Writers Museum
5800 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
“Writers are the Narrators of History”