News & Events

Growing Success: Love Your Park Fall 2017

Love Your Park Saturday 11.04.2017 was a great success!

Thank you to all of our volunteers for donating your time, energy, and enthusiasm on our work day. We got rid of lots of weeds and organic materials (we’ll see that back again in the form of compost in May 2018).

In addition, we worked on the lawn, re-seeding it and aerating it. Finally, dozens and dozens of crocus and daffodil bulbs were planted for blooming in Spring 2018.

Thanks to Parks and Recreation for your support and to all of you for the work.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Audience Appreciation Concert @ Grays Ferry Triangle, Monday October 23rd, 5:30 PM

Monday October 23rd: Philadelphia Orchestra Audience Appreciation Performance @ Grays Ferry Triangle, 5:30 PM.
We know you like good music, we saw you at our concerts this Summer. Here’s a great opportunity to enjoy still more music in our neighborhood, this time from our Fabulous Philadelphians.
And it’s the Percussion Section- some of the best!

Movie Night @ Julian Abele Park Fri October 27 2017

Movie Night is back @ Julian Abele Park!

Thanks to Councilman Kenyatta Johnson there will be one more event at Julian Abele Park this season.

Please join us all on Friday October 27th from 6-9 PM for a showing of the Pixar film “Up”.

There will be popcorn and refreshments- bring a blanket (or two?) and enjoy the show!

P3 Project is happening: Fri 10/13 & Sun 10/15

Big news from Julian Abele Park: P3 Project is here.
Back in August we applied for, and were accepted into, the Parks and Recreation P3 program: “Plants Make Positive Places”. As part of that, we are going to re-plant several of our unsuccessful beds with new, native, non-invasive species.
There are two big opportunities to volunteer this weekend:
Friday October 13th 6 PM till ?: weed beds and lay compost
Sunday October 15th 9 AM-11 AM receive and transplant selected plant material
Please bring shovels, gloves, trowels, etc. Everyone is welcome and thank you in advance for helping!

Sukkot @ Julian Abele Park, October 1-15th 2017

We have a listing of events from October 1st-15th; check them out, and join us at Julian Abele Park:

Sukkot @ Julian Abele Park: October 1-15 2017

Link to events:


Spooky! & Crafty! Celebrate Halloween @ Julian Abele Park

Join us on Sunday October 22nd, from 10 AM to Noon for Spooky Halloween Crafts and fun:

Friends of Julian Abele Park Mtg: Tuesday October 3rd

Welcome to Autumn and new plans; we are returning to the SOSNA Office for our meetings until late next Spring. Thank you to SOSNA for sponsoring us…..

Tuesday October 3rd, 7 PM @ SOSNA Office, 1901 Christian Street

Friends of Julian Abele Park Meeting

On tap: Plants Make Positive Spaces program update; Love Your Park November 4th; fundraising news. Come join us!

Gretchen Elise Band- Friday 8.25.2017

This Friday the 25th brings our penultimate “Music & Mist” concert- the fabulous Gretchen Elise Band! The band is back with it’s great music and energy- Gretchen and the band have played the park many times and we want to give her a hearty “Welcome Back!”……they will be playing from around 6:15 to 8:00 PM.

The weather looks good (for a change!), so bring a picnic supper (or order from Los Camaradas) and come over.

Don’t forget that we are putting the money raised at the concerts towards installing an irrigation/sprinkler system for the lawn. We’ve raised almost $1500.00 towards our $8000.00 goal so we have a long way to go. Give us a boost. and donate at the show or at our GoFundMe page:

See you at the Park!


Fundraising Update- Sprinkler/Irrigation System August 17 2017

Folks, thanks to the diligence of one of our members (and Mother Nature’s generous donations- seemingly every Friday!) our lawn area looks better than past years.
We are still very much short of our goal of $8,000.00 to install a sprinkler/irrigation system to help maintain the lawn in the future. We have arranged with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation that they will take over the maintenance contract after the first year.
Please consider a generous donation today:
Thank you! See you in the Park!