May Fair, Sat May 11, Noon-6
The annual May Fair is the association’s main fundraiser and a neighborhood tradition. It is held on the Saturday before Mother’s Day in Clark Park and the funds are used to support neighborhood schools, non-profit community organizations, and cultural events.
Spruce Hill’s 61st annual May Fair will take place on Saturday, May 11 this year in Clark Park 12-6pm. Our popular family friendly favorites will return including petting zoo and moon bounce, live music and delicious food, raffle drawing with tons of prizes contributed by local businesses, a plant sale, and lots of vendors with crafts, artwork and community-oriented services. Plus, we’ll have some exciting new musical guests joining us for this year’s event!
Vendors, artists and crafts people, community groups and organizations seeking to do outreach and promotion are invited to be part of the SHCA May Fair. Space is limited this year and priority will be given to local crafters and artisans, community groups and organizations doing outreach. The fair supplies vendors with tables and chairs for very reasonable prices: $30 for non-profits not selling, $40 for all others.
We’re currently looking for vendors, artists, craftspeople and other community groups to participate in May Fair! To apply to be a vendor at the 2019 May Fair, please submit our online form by May 1 for consideration.
If you’re interested in volunteering at May Fair 2019 please contact Vicki McGarvey. We’re always in need to extra hands to help out during the event!
Keep your eyes peeled for our May Fair raffle with tons of great prizes. A link will be posted soon! For all other questions, please contact Evan Johnstone
The SHCA board meets at 7:30 pm, on the 2nd Tuesday of the month in 257 S. 45th St. The meetings are open to the public. Any changes to the following calendar will be announced on our Email list. ([email protected])
Jan 8: A representative from the City Planning Commission to talk about efforts regarding affordable housing
Tue, Feb 12: No Guest
Tue, Mar 12: TBA
Tue, Apr 9: Captain Matthew Gillespie, the Commanding Officer of the 18th Police District
Sat, May 11: May Fair in Clark Park
Tue, May 14: TBA
Tue, Jun 11: TBA
Tue, Sep 10: TBA
Tue, Oct 8: TBA
Tue, Nov 12: TBA
Neighborhood Preservation Toolkit 2018
This toolkit is a resource for individuals and organizations throughout Philadelphia. It recognizes the importance of sustaining the city’s older buildings and sites — with a
broad definition of what makes something “historic.” From grassroots to the government, community members have the power to preserve and revitalize the older places that matter in the city of neighborhoods.
This toolkit is based on the knowledge and input of community members from across Philadelphia, inspired by conversations about how current public policies affect or harm the character of their neighborhood.
This toolkit can be used by anyone in your community: homeowners, renters, business owners, developers, and neighbors of all ages and education levels.
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4601 Market Street
Dear Neighbors, . . . . . . . . . Fri,Aug 17, 2017
Today, we joined with the Boards of Directors of Garden Court Community Association and Walnut Hill Community Association and sent the attached letter to Mayor Kenney to voice our collective disappointment over the City’s recent decision to move the police headquarters redevelopment project from 46th and Market St in West Philadelphia to Center City. We also offer key points for the City to consider with the respect to the future of this property, including an opportunity for the community “to discuss in a public forum how we got where we are and where we can expect to go from here.”
With best regards,
The SHCA Board
Spruce Hill Community Association: sprucehillca.org
Email List: [email protected]
Read Mayor Kenny’s response letter: KennyLetter 4601Market