Holiday Book Sale & Open House

Stop by to enjoy complimentary cider and winter treats while you stock up on books for gifts or winter reading. Meet SHCA board and committee members and learn more about SHCA and community volunteer opportunities.

All proceeds from the book sale benefit local schools, cultural events and activities, and neighborhood improvement efforts.

Saturday, December 8
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Spruce Hill Center
257 South 45th Street


Book Sale & Open House Flier

2018 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. Our 2018 Event calendar follows. Any changes will be announced on our Email list. ([email protected])

Tue January 9: Officer David Dager, Penn Police Community Response Officer

Tue February 13: Rebecca Womack, Fair Districts PA

Tue March 13: Glenn Bryan, Assistant VP Community Relations, University of Pennsylvania
Ed Datz, Executive Director of Real Estate
Maureen Rush, Vice President for Public Safety and Superintendent of Penn Police

Tue April 10: May Fair Organization Meeting
Guest Speaker: Dan Schupsky, Philadelphia Water Department
Soak It Up Adoption Program

Tue May 8: May Fair Organization Meeting

Sat May 12: May Fair

Tue June 12: Alan Garry
—Director of Public Safety and Community Services
—University City District

Tue Sep 11: Speaker & Topic TBA

Tue October 9: Jamie Vonn, Topic: Halloween Parade.

Wed October 31: Halloween Tot Parade: Assembly on 45th street between Baltimore and Larchwood will be from 4 to 4:30, the parade will start at 4:30, and proceed on the usual route to the finale on the 4200 block of ‘Little Osage’

Tue November 13: Annual Board Meeting, Penn Alexander School, Julie Bush,
Topic: Penn Alexander Schoolyard Improvements.

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

Raffle Tickets

Welcome to the 60th 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. New this year, choose a basket of exciting prizes (up to $500 value) generously donated by local businesses and organizations:

– Family Fun
– Neighborhood Eats and Treats
– House and Home
– Take Care of Yourself
– Surprise Me! (Includes both 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 12th, noon-6pm (rain date Sun May 13th), Clark Park, 43rd & Chester.

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:
Email List: [email protected]

Read Mayor Kenny’s response letter: KennyLetter 4601Market