EPX Civic – Friends of Southwark (the new Ed Committee subcommittee) is hosting a happy hour on Tuesday, June 2nd from 5 to 7 at Watkins Drinkery. We will be on the second floor, kids are welcome (EPX-FOS will provide the juice boxes!), and all draft beers are half price.
Principal Lukov will be there, as well as some awesome Southwark teachers and staff. Come on out and learn more about all of the amazing things going on at your neighborhood school! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Check out this story on Philly.com.
Click on a Google map of East Passyunk Crossing, a South Philadelphia neighborhood a few blocks from the explosive restaurant and retail scene of East Passyunk Avenue. Then zoom in on the territory bounded by Broad and 11th, Tasker and McKean Streets.
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From Beth, EPX Eductation Committee Chair:
Southwark had a terrific visit from Mayor Nutter and Dr. Hite yesterday. They met with parents, teachers, and community partners, and toured several classrooms. They visited the kindergarten two-way immersion classroom, a sixth-grade classroom which was having a career day, and one of Southwark’s English Language Learner (ELL) classrooms. We discussed Principal Lukov’s innovative and ongoing use of community partners and the success of the TWI program, and heard from parents and teachers about Southwark’s successes and challenges.
It was quite an honor to be there and speak on behalf of the work the Education Committee is doing, and to hear from all of the other participants. The kids were so excited to have the Mayor there, and he was completely charmed by them. Our school is really something special, and if you haven’t had a chance to visit, stay on the lookout for an open house or two before the end of the year.
Philadelphia Museum of Art InsideOUT… – East Passyunk Crossing Civic | Facebook
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is sharing its art. This summer and fall, sixty high-quality replicas of Museum masterpieces will find their way into communities around the region. Each participating neighborhood will feature about ten artworks within a short distance of each other. Walk through the park, hop on a bike, or meander down Main Street through each exciting outdoor exhibition.
Join your family and friends and encounter art in unexpected places. Picnic next to Claude Monet’s iconic Japanese Footbridge, stop to smell the flowers near Georgia O’Keeffe’s Calla Lilies, or shine a flashlight on Paul Gauguin’s Sacred Mountain during a midnight stroll. Never been to the Museum? Inside Out brings treasures from its collection to you. Pick a neighborhood, grab your friends and family, and explore.
EPX and adjacent South Philadelphia neighborhoods will be home to eleven replica paintings.
DOWNLOAD THE MAP OF ALL THE ARTWORKS
From 5/11 – 5/22, Castle Ave. will be closed from 7:00am to 3:30pm to allow delivery of the crane and steel. You will recall that during our last Community Advisory meeting we discussed a plan that would eliminate approx. 4-5 parking spots on Castle Ave. due to the construction fence being expanded. This would allow delivery of the crane and steel to take place in a safer environment.
Please see this notice from The School District of Philadelphia regarding parking on Dudley Street near BOK while the school is being emptied out.
EPX Community Garden Day!
East Passyunk Crossing Community Garden‘s first ever community day. The garden was open for Community members to come share in the peace of the garden, socialize with other members of the neighborhood, enjoy free burgers and hot dogs and help plants seeds and starters in the community plots.