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Sprinklers for Julian Abele Park

We are raising money for a sprinkler system for Julian Abele Park. Help us keep the grass green and our park looking beautiful. Please donate today!

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Friends of Julian Abele Park: Events Tues 6/2 & Fri 6/9 2017

Tuesday June 6 2017, 7 PM- Friends of Julian Abele Park

We’ll be meeting at the park. Join us as we discuss progress on our planning and programming.

Don’t forget our “Music and Mist” series begins THIS FRIDAY June 9 from 6:15- 8:00 PM….

Philly’s own DJ Mighty Flipside (Darien Fripps) will host “Let’s Rock Recess”, a DJ Dance Party for kids of all ages. “Let’s Rock Recess” is focused on getting kids healthier by making them more active, through fun activities and dancing.

We’ll also have food & drinks from Los Camaradas and ice cream fromBright Yellow Creamery!

See you at the park!

Summer Music is coming….

Summer music is coming…..testing out our misting system last night….and here’s a link to one of our new sponsors, BrightYellowCreamery…..

“Love Your Park” wrapup Sunday May 14th 2017

“Love Your Park” cleanup and composting event 5.14.2017…..

Thank you! to our volunteers for rescheduling themselves to join us….while the weather didn’t cooperate on Saturday, it did on Sunday. We redistributed two enormous piles of compost to cover over the weeds in the beds, cut and and trimmed trees and shrubs and picked up a little trash….we think Julian Abele Park looks just about ready for our Summer 2017 music series……

“Love Your Park” Event May 13th- RESCHEDULED

“Love Your Park” Event- RESCHEDULED!

Since the rain is going to be heavy and persistent on Saturday May 13th, we are shifting the “Love Your Park” event to SUNDAY MAY 14th from 10 AM to Noon. We’d love to see you there if you can make it.

Previewing “Love Your Park”- Saturday May 13th 10 AM-Noon

One week to go before the formal “Love Your Park” Saturday May 13th, 10 AM to Noon. Thanks to Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation for providing this great banner!
One of the things you’ll see this week will be two large piles of compost on the sidewalks around the park- next Saturday we will be putting them on the beds in an effort to control the weeds.
Hope you can help us out!

May 2nd Friends Meeting & May 13th “Love Your Park”

The Friends of Julian Abele Park will be holding their next monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 2nd, at 7 PM at Julian Abele Park (weather permitting!). Now that it’s getting warmer, and it’s light, later, we will be shifting meetings to the Park, through September 2017.

Our volunteers did a great job in our re-planting day in March and the trees we put in are leafing nicely. Thanks to everyone- and thanks to our November “Love Your Park” volunteers, too- all of the daffodils, tulips, and crocuses came from that work day.

On our agenda in May: updates to grant requests, permitting for park events and of course our Summer Music Series. If you don’t know about it, here are the dates (all Fridays) and perfomers:

June 9 – Darien Fripps (DJ, Dance Party for Kids & Adults)
June 23 – Chris Funari from ArtOfficial (DJ, Funk Band)
July 14 – Dug Gillin (singer-songwriter)
July 28 – Alex & The Kaleidoscope (interactive kids? show)
August 11 – Jay Epstein w/ Arnie Krakowsky (jazz)
August 25 – Gretchen Elise (neo-soul, R&B)
Sept 8 – Open for now

May 13th is “Love Your Park”, from 10 AM to Noon; we have a lot of compost to move and lots of weeds to pull, so come over and help us spruce up the park for Summer.

Hope to see you soon!

Julian Abele Park: park programming update

The Friends of Julian Abele Park are pleased to announce that we are working with Soccershots approached the Friends in March looking for a space to host their Spring 2017 season. After a presentation at our April 4th meeting, we have given them approval to have their programs on Sundays from around 9 AM to Noon. Each session is about 30-40 minutes with a small group of kids; the season ends in June.

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Summer 2017 Music Series @ Julian Abele Park

Summer 2017 Music Series: “Music and Mist”

Since the weather isn’t cooperating lately (though our new trees and shrubs need the rain), here’s a reminder that Summer is Coming:

Summer Concert Series- Fridays, 6:15-8:00 PM
June 9th & 23rd
July 14th & 28th
August 11th & 25th
September 9th

April 4th Meeting- 7 PM @ SOSNA Office 1901 Christian Street

Hi- hope to see you there; we’ll have updates and a new opportunity for Julian Abele Park to participate in one of Philadelphia’s Parks and Recreation Department’s most successful ventures in years……