Please answer 4 questions. Your opinion counts!

Neighbor opinions are important to shaping the future of Weccacoe Playground.

This is why QVNA asks you to answer 4 questions from the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, to inform the city about the community’s input for potential changes and additions at Weccacoe Playground.

Click here to answer the 4 questions. The survey deadline is August 30. Feel free to forward this email your Queen Village neighbors to ensure we hear from as many residents as possible. Survey responses will be tabulated and shared at QVNA’s October 16th Community Meeting with Aparna Palantino, deputy commissioner for capital infrastructure and natural lands management with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, as well as Councilman Mark Squilla.

By participating in this survey, neighbors can weigh in on a new playground feature as part of the planning and design process with the Bethel Burying Ground Memorial Committee.  As you may know, QVNA and the Friends of Weccacoe Playground are part of this committee.

This rendering shows the location of the Burying Ground in relationship to the existing tennis court and play areas.

As you may know, the existing recreation building sits atop the historic burying ground and will be removed. A Memorial, still in the planning stages, will take its place. The tennis court will either be removed or moved (and a new playground feature will be installed).

For more information about the Bethel Burying Ground Memorial Project visit https://creativephl.org/bethelburyinggroundmemorial/.

Don’t miss your opportunity to share your opinion!

 

QVNA’s volunteers to be celebrated May 15

Please join us on May 15th from 6-9pm at O’Neals Pub for a light-hearted evening of mingling, nibbles and refreshments to celebrate neighbors who volunteer for QVNA. All Queen Village residents are invited to this kid-friendly event.

The celebration includes the 7pm announcement of QVNA’s Spring 2019 Community Grant Recipients.  A total of $10,000 in grants has been approved by QVNA’s Board of Directors to provide funding to groups of neighbors who are planning a program or project to help improve the neighborhood and enhance the quality of life of Queen Village residents.

 

 

 

Community Grants to be announced May 15

Please join us on Wednesday, May 15th at 7pm as we announce the recipients of QVNA’s Spring 2019 Community Grants!

This important announcement takes place during QVNA’s Volunteer Celebration Party at O’Neals Pub, 611 South 3rd Street (6-9pm).

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, Beck Street Park, Bodine Street Community Garden, Friends of Shot Tower and others.