Sharing the love in Queen Village

On Saturday, April 27th more than 60 neighbors beautified Queen Village, cleaning and greening six neighborhood parks:

  1. Bainbridge Green (4th & Bainbridge St)
  2. Beck Park (2nd & Beck St)
  3. Front Street Rose Garden (Front & Christian St)
  4. Mary Street Park (Washington Ave, Front St & League St)
  5. Moyamensing Point (Moyamensing Ave, 2nd St & Christian St)
  6. Weccacoe Playground (400 Catherine St)

A big SHOUT OUT to Southwark/Queen Village Community Garden for donating over 100 iris plants for our parks.

A warm thank you to Philadelphia Java Company and Dunkin Donuts for your generous donations of coffee and donuts for QVNA volunteers!

And CHEERS to the ten neighborhood cafes, restaurants and pubs that provided exclusive offers to our volunteers!

In addition, many neighbors added green to the day by donating to QVNA’s Clean & Green fund.  This fund will continue to collect donations for future LOVE QUEEN VILLAGE events: click here to donate.


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. 

April 10th QVNA Mtg – Councilman Squilla discusses Mother Bethel Burying Ground Memorial at Weccacoe

Neighbors are invited to hear Councilman Mark Squilla discuss, and participate in Q&A, about the Mother Bethel Burying Ground plans for Weccacoe Playground.

  • Will it be part of or separated from the playground?
  • What is the timeline?
  • What are the plans for it’s maintenance?
  • What other parts of the playground will be directly affected and potentially change?

Don’t miss your opportunity to be heard!

The meeting will be at St. Philip Neri Church Hall, 218 Queen Street at 6:30pm