This Saturday, November 14th from 9am-1pm, is fall Love Your Park Day in Mifflin Square Park! Come on out to help repaint the gathering garden, clean up leaves, improve the super seating, and more! Register at the link HERE to join.
On October 30th, SEAMAAC and friends hosted the final Fall Fridays event at Mifflin Square! Neighbors came out to trick-or-treat, compete in a costume contest, enjoy food from Chef Apple on the SoPhiE Food Truck, and compete in a cornhole tournament. Great partners like Vybe Urgent Care, Spiral Q, State Representative Elizabeth Feidler, U.S. Representative Mary Gay Scanlon, and more added to the festivities. Check out the amazing photos below from Sonny Van Ngo with the Friends of Mifflin Square Park!
Join SEAMAAC in Mifflin Square Park through October for special, free events every Friday afternoon! Masks are required for all attendees and will be provided if attendees do not have their own.
Come and join SEAMAAC and volunteers on October 1st from 9:30am-Noon in the park for the last SEAMAAC-led Mifflin Square and South 7th Street Cleanup of 2020! Please contact Joel Arnold at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 267-536-9846 to sign up in advance!
Thank you to the friends and neighbors of Mifflin Square who came out to the monthly park and neighborhood cleanup on Wednesday, August 12th! The park and South 7th Street are much cleaner for everyone’s effort. The next cleanup will be September 3rd from 9:30am-Noon. Spots are limited to ensure social distancing so please email email@example.com or call 267-536-9846 in advance to sign up!
This past week the South Philly East (SoPhiE) food truck chef Nia Minard was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer! SoPhiE is at Mifflin Square every Wednesday and Friday from 3pm-7pm, with Chef Nia on the truck every Wednesday. Come out and enjoy some amazing Mississippi hot tamales!
Due to impending thunderstorms this morning, the Monthly Cleanup on 7th Street and Mifflin Square Park will be postponed to next Wednesday, August 12th, from 9:30am to 12pm. Hope to see you there!
Starting on August 6th, 2020, SEAMAAC is re-launching monthly park and neighborhood cleanups. Check out the flyer below and come join!
Although monthly MSP cleanups aren’t in the cards right now, we still want to keep the park clean, safe, and welcoming for all its users! If you have the time, we encourage everyone to go out and collect trash from the park on your own.
Check out the above video and this post from Love Your Park on how you can sign up so that your work is counted, and even get a free cleanup kit while supplies last!
We will share and update this page with more information on resuming group cleanup days as it become available.
Last week, Mifflin Square welcomed two groups of student volunteers for a two-day cleanup to kick off Spring in the park! Seven students from Vanderbilt University in Tennessee visited Philadelphia for an alternative spring break trip focused on community service. The group spent two days raking leaves, sweeping walkways, and picking up trash in and around Mifflin Square Park, leaving it in tip-top shape and ready for upcoming events and activities. The group was able to stop by the South 7th Street corridor for lunch at El Sabor Catracho, a local Honduran-Mexican restaurant. Ten students from local colleges and universities involved in Interfaith’s Alternative Break program helped in the park as well as cleaning up on South 7th Street.
On Thursday, both groups convened at SEAMAAC’s Outreach offices on 8th street to enjoy food from local restaurants and have a conversation with SEAMAAC Executive Director Thoai Nguyen. After lunch they visited the nearby Growing Home Gardens before wrapping up at Mifflin Square Park (and joining in with some kids for a few games of soccer and basketball!). A huge thanks to the group leaders and all of the students for their hard work!
Monthly cleanups in Mifflin Square Park will continue every first Thursday through October – come and help keep it beautiful at the next cleanup on April 2nd!