Fall 2017 QVNA Community Grant Cycle Open

The QVNA Board is pleased to announce the Fall cycle of our Community Grant Program that enables residents of Queen Village to execute projects that will improve the quality of life in our neighborhood.
Who is eligible:  All established groups in Queen Village (QVNA committees, “Friends of” groups, garden groups, parks, schools, etc.) as well as newly forming groups, or committees.
What can get funded? QVNA will accept grant requests for projects starting at $500. The range of projects can include greening, sustainability, historic preservation, beautification, safety, schools/education, health—any project that affects quality of life issues for residents of Queen Village will be considered.
Timeframe:  Please submit your requests to info@qvna.org by October 15th (this is a firm deadline). Applications will be reviewed by the Grants Committee through the end of November. Additional information will be solicited as needed during the evaluation process. The Committee will make funding recommendations to the Board at the December 7 meeting. Those selected for grants will be notified by email following the meeting and acknowledged publicly at the December 21 end-of-year social event.
Please note that funding will be allocated as a reimbursement or direct payment for items. QVNA will not give money for DonorsChoose projects if they have funding by the time grant recipients are announced.
In the past, 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.

South Street Parking Update

In order to improve public safety, the flow of traffic for SSHD businesses, emergency vehicle access, as well as working to address the quality of life for neighboring residents, the South Street Headhouse District, in conjunction the Philadelphia Police Department and the Philadelphia Parking Authority have modified parking times on South Street.

 In order to create a late night public safety lane, vehicles will not be allowed to park / stop on the North curb lane side of South Street between 2nd and 6th Streets,  from Midnight – 3amFriday – Saturday – Sunday.

Please be aware that vehicles parked on the north curb side of the street during these times are subject to removal by the PPA. 

Phase 2 has also now been implemented changing Metered Parking Enforcement on South Street from the current 9:00am-10:00pm to a new 11:00am- 12:00am (midnight), and relocated the current motorcycle/scooter zone from 436 South Street to 601 South Street. 

Please look for street signage changes and help make your patrons aware of these parking modifications.   Please be aware that this is a pilot parking project and may be adjusted based on experience, feedback, and assessment.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact info@southstreet.com


Philly 10 K Returns to South Street

One of Philadelphia’s most intriguing and popular races, the Philly 10K returns to South Street the last weekend of August.

On race day August 27th the heart of Philly will move to the pounding of footsteps, through 6.2 miles of urban character, seen on the stoops and the store fronts…the murals and the markets…the restaurants and the revolution beginning at 8th & South Streets. The event will conclude Post-Race Festival located on 4th St, 5th & Passyunk Streets between Bainbridge & South and on Bainbridge Street between 4th & 5th.

There will be no parking on the race route, (look for NO PARKING signs) from midnight on Saturday before the race through 11am the next morning. Additionally, South Street will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at 4am on Sunday morning.

The race and post race festival should operate from approximately 7am – 1pm on Sunday with streets opening as safety allows following racers clearing the area.

For more information and race routes  www.thephilly10k.com.