News and Announcements

Thank You

Thank you to Manfred Weiss, his fellow SAP volunteers and Peter from City Planter! SAP provided the labor and $500 to beautify the 6th Street side of the school and City Planter donated the design and provided the plants. What a fabulous garden makeover!

Deadline to Register to Vote in the Primary Election

The deadline to register to vote in the Primary Election is Monday, April 17, 2017.

The first step to civic participation really starts with one thing: Voting.

So if you’re not registered to vote, take a minute to do it now. You can even register to vote online!

You can also look up your voter registration status, find out who is on the ballot by looking at sample ballots, request an absentee ballot, or find your polling place all by checking out the Office of the Philadelphia City Commissioners

Ikea Sustainable Living Your Way Program

Ikea South Philly is hosting a day of sustainable living event on Saturday, April 22 from 9:30 am to 6 pm.

Living more sustainably doesn’t have to require a lot of effort or money. Small steps that can fit in your life can make a huge impact. We’ll show you how easy and affordable it is to lessen your impact on the earth and your budget with resources you can use every day. Learn more about the event by clicking here.


Various Neighborhood Schools throughout Philadelphia are experiencing a renaissance, of sorts, with renewed interest in principal, teacher and program support, fundraising and schoolyard rehab projects, to name a few.
This vitality is attracting many new families while still striving to serve current families.
Sometimes that leads to overcrowded classrooms, and even a lottery.
What is capacity and how is it measured?
How can parents address potential issues of capacity at their schools?
How can parents work with their Principals and the District to form a Capacity Action Plan?
What is the best avenue to realize goals in education?
Officials from the School District of Philadelphia will be on hand to answer questions and hear solutions. Join Superintendent Dr. Hite, Chief Operating Officer Fran Burns and Chief of Student Support, Karyn Lynch for a conversation about Capacity.
Sponsored by QVNA’s Schools & Youth Committee
Due to limited space, an RSVP to is required.
Questions & comments are also welcomed

Seeking Volunteers to Deliver QVNA Magazine

Did you know that a network of neighbors help QVNA create, publish, and distribute the magazine every other month?  Without the tireless dedication of these volunteers, it would be impossible for us to bring this great publication to your doorstep.

We need your help. We are looking for volunteers who would be willing to deliver the magazine to the following blocks in Queen Village:

  • 300 block of Lombard (south side only)
  • 300 block of Pemberton
  • 900 block of S. 3rd
  • 700 block of S. Randolph
  • 500 block of Catharine
  • 100 block of Catherine

Here’s how it works:

  • Every other month, we will send you an email message or call you to let you know when to expect the delivery.
  • On the designated delivery date, we will deliver a bundle of magazines to your doorstep.
  • With a few days of receiving the delivery, you will go door-to-door and deliver a copy of the magazine to each neighbor residing on your block. You can place the magazines on doorsteps or inside mail slots – whatever you prefer.

This is an easy way to get involved with your civic association and help keep your neighbors informed about what is happening in Queen Village.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us via email at or call us (215) 339-0975.

Become a Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee Block Captain

Become a block captain and register with the Streets Department’s Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee (PMBC) for seasonal cleanup resources. The PMBC Program is a partnership between the city and its residents to keep their blocks clean.  To become a block captain, you will need the support of 51 percent of the residents on your block.

Contact QVNA at to let us know if A) you are already a block captain and for what block and B) if you plan to sign up, for what block?

Here’s information on the program →

Thank You Jim’s South Street

A huge Thank You to Ken Silver and his staff at Jim’s South Street! The fundraiser he held for Friends of Nebinger on Monday, March 6 brought in $900 but Ken wouldn’t stop, he contributed another $1,100!
Another wonderful community partner supporting G.W. Nebinger Elementary has been added to the growing list. FON is truly humbled by Ken’s kindness and generosity.

Citizens Planning Institute Spring 2017

The Spring 2017 Citizens Planning Institute (CPI) is now accepting applications. CPI consists of a seven-week course that provides an introduction to city planning, zoning & the development process. It is for any Philadelphian who loves where they live! If you want to make a difference in your community, CPI is for you! The Spring 2017 classes will be Wednesday evenings from 6-9pm from April 12-May 24 in Center City.

Apply online on the CPI website. They receive over 100 applications for only 30 available spots. If you need a print applicaiton, call 215-683-4648 or email