Newsworks Covers Soccer Sisters Halloween Game

The full story is here:

Great work, team, and thanks, Newsworks!

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Soccer Sisters’ Goal Stolen: Please Help!

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!

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Saturday, Sept 27: Join the BLOC Party!

This is a very special event highlighting very important issues. Please join friends, neighbors and advocates in Vernon Park this Saturday, Sept 27!

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Fall Mums Sale!

Fall Mums Sale

all information will be submitted confidentially

Online Payment can be made through PayPal (see sidebar at right.

Checks can be made out & mailed to:


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Fall Family Fun Day & Flea Market Sept 20

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!


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People’s Poetry Festival in Vernon Park this Saturday!

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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
Executive Director
Black Writers Museum
Vernon House
5800 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
“Writers are the Narrators of History”
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Become a Friend of Vernon Park this Fall!


We, the Friends of Vernon Park, consider Vernon Park to be a vital asset to our community with a rich history and bright future. If you are motivated  to work for positive change in Vernon Park, please join us as a member or simply attend a meeting! Together as a community in partnership with our elected officials, we can accomplish great things.

Our next Meeting will be held Monday, September 8 from 6-7:30 in the Center in the Park. Our next gardening day in the Park is Wednesday, September 10th from 10:00 am – noon.

We always appreciate volunteers coming out to join in the work and welcome your enthusiasm.

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