The Barnes Foundation will be in Mifflin Square Park on Wednesdays from 11:00am to 1:00pm and Ford PAL on Thursdays at the same time from July 7th to August 11th. They will be bringing a teaching artist to perform original plays inspired by some popular kids’ books. They’ll also have art activities and art kits to hand out to kids! Ideal ages are from 2-5 years old with their families. Come out to the park and enjoy the summer!
The Park and Neighborhood Cleanup scheduled for 7/7/2021 has been CANCELLED. Please join us on August 4th at 9:30am in Mifflin Square for our next park and neighborhood cleanup!
Come check out the launch of the new Whitman Lending Library at 2412 S 4th St. from 10am-Noon on June 12th!
Come out to Mifflin Square on June 20th from 5pm-7pm to celebrate all that refugees bring to our neighborhood!
Come out and enjoy the annual Vendor Village Kickoff at Mifflin Square Park this Saturday, June 5th from 11am-3pm! Dozens of organizations will be at Mifflin Square with services for the neighborhood, food, games, music, and more!
As the weather gets better every day, Summer programming at Mifflin Square is beginning! Starting on Wednesday, May 26th the Novick Urban Farm Stand will be at Mifflin Square every Wednesday from 2pm-6pm. Novick accepts SNAP Benefits, FMNP Checks, and grows their food right here in South Philly!
Throughout March and April, nearly 100 neighborhood residents joined SEAMAAC, the Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia, the Friends of Mifflin Square Park, the Garces Foundation, the Karen Community of Philadelphia, and many community members of the Neighborhoods Plan Steering Committee to discuss what was most important to them about the neighborhood and how we can work as a coalition of community groups to improve our neighborhood! These virtual conversations will shape the Draft Neighborhoods Plan set to be completed over the summer.
Between these meetings and the initial neighborhood survey, nearly 500 neighbors from across the community have come together to shape a vision for the neighborhood! Notes from these meetings will be shared on this website soon. Stay tuned to this website for future conversations to shape this Neighborhoods Plan!
Neighbors joined a meeting in Spanish, Khmer, English, and Nepali hosted by the Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia both virtually and in person to discuss the neighborhoods plan on April 16th.
Come and join neighbors on Wednesday, May 12th (and each First Wednesday thereafter) at 9:30am to keep Mifflin Square and South 7th Street clean!
Several neighborhood groups have already hosted neighborhood conversations! Dozens of residents have joined the Karen Community of Philadelphia, the Friends of Mifflin Square Park, the Garces Foundation, and SEAMAAC in discussions. There are still two more conversations scheduled: One on April 16th hosted by the Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia and one on April 20th hosted by SEAMAAC. You can sign up at the emails below and if you or your neighbors are interested in hosting an additional conversation, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 267-536-9846.
Learn more about how to get involved here and if you have attended a neighborhood conversation or would like to comment on what actions and advocacy issues the plan should focus on, be sure to fill out the Neighborhood Conversations Comments form!
At the end of February, initial responses to the neighborhood survey were completed. Over 360 neighbors, small business owners, and stakeholders from the neighborhood responded to this survey! This input will be analyzed in the coming weeks and will shape the initial draft plan. The Steering Committee will have more to share in the coming weeks!
On February 23rd, the Neighborhoods Plan Steering Committee met to discuss upcoming Neighborhood Conversations that will take place throughout March and April. The committee, made up of neighborhood associations, nonprofit organizations, and park friends groups, participated in a neighborhood conversation to finalize meeting design. Meetings will be hosted in the coming weeks by SEAMAAC, the Friends of Mifflin Square Park, the Karen Community of Philadelphia, and the Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia. That schedule will be posted on this website soon!