News and Announcements

3 tips so you don’t get burned

It’s National Safety Month. And to celebrate, each week in June we’ll share tips to help us all enjoy a safer summer in Queen Village.

Tip #1:  Attend a public safety meeting with our 3rd District Police Leaders.

Tip #2:   Have an outside security camera?  Join the Philly Police SafeCam Network.

Online registration takes only 10 minutes. Rest easier knowing you’ve done your part to help our Police protect you, your family and your neighbors.

Tip #3:  Throw a Block Party

The better you know your neighbors, the more likely you’ll look out for each other. Swap phone numbers. Tell someone when you’ll be on vacation. (Ask a neighbor to remove weekly circulars from your stoop:  they “advertise” that you’re not home.) So play it safe:  throw a block party, (here’s the application) and get knowsy with your neighbors!

So we’re curious — when is YOUR block’s party?

Local businesses feed QV volunteerism

Twelve Queen Village restaurants, cafes, coffeeshops, and pubs will share the love on April 27th with volunteers who clean and green our neighborhood on LOVE QUEEN VILLAGE DAY. Starting at 9am, volunteers will be served coffee and breakfast foods at each of the six parks to be beautified.

Starting at noon, volunteers who present QVNA-provided coupons will receive exclusive food and beverage offers. Participating businesses include:

Dunkin Donuts
For Pete’s Sake Pub
Lucky’s Last Chance
M2O Burgers + Salads
New Wave Cafe
O’Neals Pub
Philadelphia Java Company
South Street Philly Bagels
Southwark Restaurant
Teresa’s Mesa
The Bagel Place
Village Bar + Kitchen

QVNA thanks these businesses for supporting community service!

Volunteer April 27th to Love Queen Village

To honor of Earth Day,  QVNA asks you to volunteer to help clean, green and beautify our parks with plants donated by Southwark/Queen Village Gardeners.
On Saturday, April 27th from 9am-noon, volunteers are needed to help plant curbside trees or to choose from any of 6 parks to clean and beautify.  Sign up online at http://bit.ly/LoveQV.
Please join the fun, enjoy coffee and breakfast snacks, meet your neighbors, and show the love Queen Village the love.   For more info, see QVNA.org/LoveQV.

Mario Lanza Park’s Trees Need YOU

Last week, two 200 year-old trees were removed from Mario Lanza Park.  One tree was dead, the other dying.

The photo above shows the enormity of one of the trees removed. 

Friends of Mario Lanza Park, a group of Queen Village volunteers have been working hard with arborists to have all of the parks’ trees inoculated and trimmed to keep them healthy.  QVNA salutes the hard work of these caring neighbors. Much work is yet to be done to save the remaining trees.  They need your help.

Please donate to the Mario Lanza Park Tree Fund.