Just Announced: Monument Lab in Vernon Park Fall 2017

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:

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Super Saturday July 1 in Vernon Park!

Kick off July right with these great happenings in Vernon Park!

Saturday, July 1

Complete Schedule:

  • 9-10 am: Saturday Morning Yoga Series with Kate (all ages and levels) begins! Donations welcomed and will benefit Vernon Park. Join us every Saturday (weather permitting) from 9-10 am in the Park.

  • Starting at 6pm: Wawa Welcome America brings fun, games, community information and First Person Arts Storytelling as part of Philadelphia’s Performances in Public Spaces Grant

  • Starting at 8pm: The #One Germantown Film Series from Germantown Special Services District continues with partner Wawa Welcome Americato bring Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to Vernon Park. Bring your own chair or blanket and favorite snacks.

All partners will be working together and with the 14th District to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment for all.

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Coming this Summer!

Stay cool this Summer, with a book under the Shady Old Tree! Look for the big tree by the flagpole on the Greene St. side of the Park, we will be joined by Joseph E. Coleman Library’s Childrens Librarians, Artists, Musicians and more for storytelling, music, arts, crafts and and fun for kids of all ages. Made possible by a grant from the Fairmount Parks Conservancy. First story circle is Friday, July 7 from 3-4:30 p.m. Please spread the word!
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It’s ON! 100 Vendors this Saturday May 6, The Biggest Best Bazaar + Flea Market Yet!


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!

#vivagermantown #myphillypark

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Germantown Friends School students feature Vernon Park in Documentary Short project


Announcing the world premiere of this wonderful documentary on Vernon Park made by Henry Farnham, Annie Xu and Tommy Victor during the Germantown Friends School Documentary Film J-Term class in 2017. So many great interviews + images in under 10 minutes.

What an incredible gift to our community. Thank you so much to all who participated and made this possible. Please share with friends and neighbors! #myphillypark

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May 6, 2017 | Spring Bazaar + Flea Market in Vernon Park

12x18_2017bazaarfleamarket_posterJoin us for our Spring Bazaar on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Meet neighbors, learn about community organizations, find great treasures for great deals and enjoy the spring blooms in Vernon Park…and more. Please share with your friends and neighbors and come on out!

Rain Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017. Same time + place

Vendor Registration is now closed. Thank you so much for your response!

(note: all vendor registration payments are considered donations to the Friends of Vernon Park and will be invested directly back into the Park + Community)


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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2016 Annual Report

What a year! Please take a moment to read our 2016 Annual Report. Thank you to all who have supported our work and spent time in Vernon Park this year. See you in 2017!



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Love Your Park: Sat. Nov 12



Join us in Vernon Park at the playground from 10am-12pm for light leaf raking, a children’s art making activity + more. Register online at http://loveyourpark.org/volunteer-registration/

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