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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. This has been a great fundraiser for the Friends of Vernon Park and we appreciate the community’s support!
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 email@example.com.
In case of bad weather, we will meet at the library in the Children’s department.
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
Sign up at loveyourpark.org
Join us April 7 in Vernon Park for the Annual Philly Spring Cleanup! Details here:
Happy New Year from Friends of Vernon Park! As we look forward to the year ahead with our wonderful community in Vernon Park and all around Germantown, we invite you to check out our FOVP_2017_AnnualReport_web. Thanks to everyone who joined us at an event, volunteered at a clean up, played on the playground and enjoyed the ‘Emerald of Germantown’, Vernon Park. See you in 2018!
Join us for our 2017 Fall Bazaar on (new date) Saturday, October 21, 2017. Meet neighbors, learn about community organizations, enjoy great finds for great deals and the beauty of autumn in Vernon Park. A diverse array of over 75 vendors will be selling all kinds of treasures, providing vital community information and offering arts & advocacy based activities all in one spot—the “Emerald of Germantown”, Vernon Park!
Please share with friends, neighbors, social media networks and local organizations—we truly appreciate your support for building strong community in our public spaces!
Vendor registration is now closed. See you Saturday, October 21 in Vernon Park!
Mural Arts’ Monument Lab invites you “to join a citywide conversation about history, memory, and our collective future.”
Friends of Vernon Park is proud to share that Vernon Park will be the site for 2 installations by 2 exceptional artists, Karyn Olivier and Jamel Shabazz.
See details here:
Update: 100 Vendors selling toys, bikes, clothing, crafts, tools, vintage and handmade wares; offering FREE arts + advocacy activities, community information and resources. Join us early in the day (9:15 a.m.) for a pop-up performance by the Youth Troupe of the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts to kick off the Bazaar! Spread the word and mark your calendar, this is going to be the best Bazaar + Flea Market yet.
Friends of Vernon Park look forward to celebrating our community together!