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Garbage and Recycling Collection Delayed for Thanksgiving Due to the Thanksgiving holiday next week, trash and recycling collection will be delayed one day in Queen Village. Please do not curb your trash until the evening of Friday 11/24/17 for pick up on Saturday morning. Have a great holiday!
2 days ago
QVNA Office Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend The QVNA office will be closed on Thursday 11/23/17 and on Friday 11/24/17. Regular office hours will resume on Monday 11/27/17.
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Philadelphia Marathon This Weekend: Street Closures in Queen Village South Street Headhouse District just sent this message out over email and we thought we'd share it since some streets in Queen Village will be closed on Saturday and Sunday: "Just a quick reminder that the Philadelphia Marathon and Half Marathon are this Saturday & Sunday, November 18 & 19, and a portion of both the races run through South Street and the surrounding neighborhood. The annual event attracts thousands of runners and supporters to the area and is a great opportunity for our businesses to greet visitors. The race will close South Street from Front to 7th Street, as well as Front Street from Washington Ave to South and Lombard from 6th to 13th Street on Saturday and Sunday Morning from about 5am- after the final racers clear. (our neighborhood is early in the race, so it will clear earier than later, both days.) The city will enforce “no-parking” regulations for all vehicles in the area. All vehicles along the Philadelphia Marathon route will be relocated starting at 2 a.m." Learn more about the event and street closures here: https://philly.curbed.com/2017/11/15/16656332/philadelphia-marathon-2017-route-street-closures
6 days ago
A diverse group of neighborhood activists in the late ’60s and early ’70s stopped the Crosstown Expressway in its tracks and kept the South Street area from being destroyed by an 8-lane, block-wide depressed highway. The free panel discussion took place at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 19 at Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church’s Sanctuary, Columbus Blvd. and Christian St. It was co-sponsored by Queen Village Neighbors Association and the Historic Gloria Dei Preservation Corporation (HGDPC). [ 170 more words ] http://qvna.org/2017/11/13/how-philly-neighborhoods-killed-the-crosstown-expressway-video/
6 days ago
A diverse group of neighborhood activists in the late ’60s and early ’70s stopped the Crosstown Expressway in its tracks and kept the South Street area from being destroyed by an 8-lane, block-wide depressed highway.
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What's Happening in Queen Village - 11/08/2017
SAVE THE DATE: 11-15-17 QVNA & SSHD are hosting a Community Dinner to benefit those affected by the fire at Bridget Foy's restaurant. From 6-9p there will be food from surrounding restaurants, live music and a silent auction. For tickets visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-dinner-under-the-shambles-a-benefit-for-those-affected-by-the-bridget-foys-fire-tickets-39529012340
All along Front Street, from Lombard to Washington Avenue, are parcels of land with potential for improvements and enhancements. Unfortunately, these spaces are also hotspots for trash and homeless camps. What are the options for maintaining these spaces and what can residents do to get involved? If your home is near this strip, come find out what your neighbors are doing to improve the quality of life there in Queen Village. For Pete’s Sake will host this community discussion. Their happy hour drink and food menus will be extended for patrons who attend the meeting so bring a friend, vote, listen, and have a drink on QVNA!
The QVNA Board is made up of five officers of the executive committee and eight at large members, all of whom serve two-year terms. QVNA received nominations for the same number of candidates as open seats this year, so QVNA will not host official elections, but is glad to welcome the following new Board members for the 2018 election cycle. [ 2,073 more words ] http://qvna.org/2017/11/01/qvna-welcomes-new-board-members/
The QVNA Board is made up of five officers of the executive committee and eight at large members, all of whom serve two-year terms. QVNA received nominations for the same number of candidates as open seats this year, so QVNA will not host official elections, but is glad to welcome the following new Board members for the 2018 election cycle.
What's Happening in Queen Village - 11/01/2017
As Philadelphia’s first neighborhood, Queen Village draws on a rich past that makes it one of the city’s most interesting places to live, work and play. The Queen Village Neighbors Association (QVNA) is a non-profit organization that strives to restore, preserve and improve the quality of life in this historic community.