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?

Yellow Jackets to Blow, Bag & Remove Leaves

Starting Saturday, December 8th and for the next two weeks, Queen Village residents will see sidewalk and curbside leaf removal in action by a team of ACAM management “yellow jackets” hired by QVNA. December sidewalk leaf blowing, bagging and removal is one of the services QVNA provides to residents.

Leaf removal may occur along street curbs only when parked cars are not blocking it.  If you should see a sign announcing that street sweeping, please try to avoid parking on the block during the stated time of sweeping.  Thanks!

Community Grants to be announced Dec 13

Please join us on Thursday, December 13th at 7pm as we announce the recipients of QVNA’s 2018 Community Grants!

This important announcement takes place during QVNA’s Holiday Party at The Bagel Place (4th & Queen).

QVNA’s Community Grant Program provides funding to groups of neighbors who are planning a project to improve the neighborhood and enhance the quality of life of Queen Village residents.  We accept grant requests for a wide range of projects and programs, such as enhancing parks, gardens, playgrounds, educational programs, neighborhood safety, clean & green projects, and historic preservation. 

Grant applications are evaluated by the QVNA Grants Committee based on the:

  1. Degree to which the proposed project meets a community need
  2. Clarity of the project description
  3. Budget detail that reflects well-defined needs and reasonable costs 
  4. Capacity of applicant organization to complete the project

In past years, QVNA grants have helped to fund projects like the Fulton Street Mural, a joint quality of life signage project with Paradigm Gallery and local street artist Kid Hazo, scholastic endeavors at Meredith and Nebinger Elementary, as well as improvements Southwark Queen Village Community Garden, Mario Lanza Park, Bodine Street Community Garden, Friends of Shot Tower and others.

Join us at QVNA’s Holiday Party, Dec 13th!

Please join us for a lighthearted evening of mingling, jingling, toasts and light bites at QVNA’s Holiday Party on Thursday, December 13 from 6-9pm at The Bagel Place (4th & Queen).

To mark the season of giving, QVNA will announce the recipients of our 2018 Community Grants and raise glasses of cheers to our great volunteers!

We encourage everyone to bring a donation of warm clothing for The Sunday Love Project. And as always, QV Fashionistas are asked to wear favorite ugly holiday sweaters. 

Feel free to bring the kids!  We hope to see you Thursday!  RSVP here.