Under the Shady Old Tree 2019!

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This summer, join Friends of Vernon Park and Friends of Joseph E. Coleman Library Under the Shady Old Tree!

Mark your calendars: On 4 Friday afternoons in August, relax in the shade and explore a different theme each week such as beekeeping, essential oils and herbal blends, cooking with natural spices, yoga, spoken word, creativity and more! Storytime and reading circles, arts & crafts and workshops for kids, teens and adults. Free and open to all!

Made possible with support from Fairmount Park Conservancy’s Neighborhood Collaboration Grant. In the event of bad weather, events will be held at Joseph E. Coleman NW Library.

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Love Your Park 2019

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Friends & neighbors, join us during Love Your Park Week 2019 on Saturday, May 11 from 11am – 2pm! Outdoor fun for all ages in the ‘Emerald of Germantown’, Vernon Park! Pack a picnic blanket and your favorite snacks and come enjoy games, arts & crafts, walking tours of the park’s rain garden and botanical + historical treasures, butterfly garden planting and more (kickball, anyone?).

Partake in any of the activities or simply just relax under a tree with a book in this lovely green space. Come connect with your neighbors, enjoy the beauty of the park’s many offerings, learn about Friends of Vernon Park and celebrate our wonderful community. All are welcome! Rain Date: May 18 (same time).

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Friends of Vernon Park 2018 Annual Report!

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View online here: FOVP_AnnualReport_2018_web!

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Sat. Nov. 10! Fall 2018 Love Your Park Day

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We’ll be planting trees, raking leaves, weeding garden beds, and more, in Historic Vernon Park. Volunteers will see and learn about the Vernon Park monuments, the rain garden, the Black Writers Museum, and more. We’ll lead a thorough orientation at the start of the event, provide hands-on leadership throughout the day, and wrap up with a reflection and appreciation activity at the end. No special skills are needed. This event will appeal most to folks who love Nature, gardening, or physical work outdoors. We’ll provide light refreshments. Volunteers should wear old clothes – we’ll be getting dirty! – and sturdy shoes, and bring any snacks or drinks that you like. We provide all tools and materials. A splendid time is guaranteed for all!

Join us! Register online here.

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RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER! 2018 Fall Bazaar & Flea Market will be held on Oct. 20::::

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Download the application or register online below: fovpbazaarfleamarketapplicationfaq2018_web

 

Online vendor registration is now closed. You may still register tomorrow morning from 7:30-8:45 at the event. Thank you!

 

Another way to support:

If you would like to donate items to be sold at the Friends of Vernon Park table (all proceeds benefit the Park programs, maintenance and outreach efforts), contact info@friendsofvernonpark.org. This has been a great fundraiser for the Friends of Vernon Park and we appreciate the community’s support!

 

 

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‘Under the Shady Old Tree’ Summer Reading and Arts Program

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Summer Reading and Arts program this Summer in Vernon Park, in partnership with the Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Philadelphia Regional Library and made possible by the Fairmount Park Conservancy. Children (of all ages) and their caregivers are invited to cool off ‘Under the Shady Old Tree’ this summer. Guest readers will read aloud, along with arts & activities based on a specific theme each week.

Friday, July 13 | 3-4:30 p.m. | theme: The environment (with Friends of the Wissahickon)

Friday, July 27 | 3-4:30 p.m. | featuring “Treasure Box” by local author

Friday, August 10 | 3-4:30 p.m. | featuring: “Love for a Lion” by local author Sarah Greene

Friday, August 24 | 3-4:30 p.m. | theme: peacefulness, mindfulness

Friends of Vernon Park is seeking slightly used children’s books to distribute at these story times so that our young friends and neighbors can add to/start their own libraries. Attendees are welcome to bring a book to swap, but it is not required—we will have plenty to share.

If you have well loved children’s books in good condition that you would like to donate, please contact info@friendsofvernonpark.org.

In case of bad weather, we will meet at the library in the Children’s department.

 

 

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POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER! New Date: June 9, 2018 Spring Love Your Park

Welcome back, sun! The #LOVEYOURPARK cleanup & planting event in Vernon Park has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 9 (yes, same day as the elected officials’ rescheduled Community Day!). We’ll be working in the park from 9am-12pm, come on out for any time you can join us!

Sign up at https://loveyourpark.org/eve…/vernon-park-spring-service-day

 

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