2019 Events

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: Amanda A. Evans, Community Outreach & Impact, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Tue, Jun 11: Cara Gordon, Outreach Coordinator, Safe Families for Children

Tue, Sep 10: TBA

Tue, Oct 8: TBA

Tue, Nov 12: TBA

Thank you!

Thanks to everyone who came out this weekend to support the 61st Annual May Fair in Clark Park! With a day of beautiful spring weather on our side, we were able to have a jam-packed day filled with some great music, kids activities, food, and more than 70 different vendors. A special note of thanks to all these local businesses that generously donated an amazing array of prizes for our raffle:

Common Beat MusicFlute & FriendsKeswick Bicycle
Firehouse BicyclesPAYSA BaseballNesting House
Donuts PlusGreen Line CafeLil Pop Shop
Metropolitan BakeryVientiane CafePhilly Homebrew
Outlet
Renata’s KitchenSaad’s HalalLocal 44
ClarkvilleZests Pizza & GrillBistro Perrier at the
Restaurant School
Honest Tom’sBlarney StoneMonarch Hardware
House of Our Own
Books
Vix EmporiumStudio 34
Red Lotus SpaUniversity City Family Fun CenterPhillies
Baltimore Avenue Pet Shoppe

Don’t miss these May Fair vendors!

May Fair is just days away and we have an exciting array of more than 70 local vendors – many your very own neighbors! – participating in this year’s event. Join us this Saturday, May 11 in Clark Park from noon to 6 p.m. to see many returning favorite vendors alongside fascinating new additions. Enjoy shopping for handcrafted home decor, bath items, jewelry, and apparel. Learn about the important work, resources and volunteer opportunities of many local community organizations, schools and camps. Discover health and wellness opportunities. You can even meet and learn about some candidates in our upcoming election.* Several organizations will host kid friendly activities, in addition to our petting zoo, bounce house and obstacle course. You don’t want to miss these booths. Click on the links below to learn more.

See you at the Fair!

*NOTE: SHCA does not endorse or support political candidates. Participation in the SHCA May Fair is open to any and all candidates .

May Fair Raffle

Welcome to the 61st Annual May Fair online raffle ticket sale! The May Fair is SHCA’s only fundraiser – your participation helps us support neighborhood organizations and events.

Online tickets are sold in bundles of 6 for $5. Each ticket earns you a chance to win a basket filled with exciting prizes (up to $500 value) generously donated by local businesses and organizations. Baskets include:

     – Family Fun

     – Neighborhood Eats and Treats

     – House and Home

     – Take Care of Yourself

     – Surprise Me! (includes baskets and individual items)

Click here to see the growing list of items in each basket – check back regularly as we are continuing to add new items as we receive them!

Winners need not be present to win, but we hope to see you at the Fair, Saturday May 11, noon to 6 p.m. (rain date Sun May 12), Clark Park, 43rd & Chester.

Buy your tickets now for a chance to win! Online ticket sales will close Friday, May 10 at 5 p.m.

Tickets

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.

Get Involved

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

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.

Neighborhood Preservation Toolkit_DRAFT for distribution

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]
Facebook: facebook.com/sprucehillca,/p>

Read Mayor Kenny’s response letter: KennyLetter 4601Market