Come join us April 27th, 2019 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM for this great community event! We will have many activities for the entire family and an appearance from SoPhiE, your friendly neighborhood food truck!
SEAMAAC hosts an Elders Gathering every Tuesday morning at the BOK building in South Philadelphia from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. During this past week, the elders participated in a paver design charrette and gave their feedback on what they would like to see incorporated. SEAMAAC outreach workers helped Vietnamese, Bhutanese, and Chinese elders bring their ideas to life and create 3-D models. Check out all of their fantastic ideas below!
The Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia participated in a paver design charrette with the children in their after school program. The afternoon was filled with creative ideas for how to design the future pavers on the corner of South 6th Street and Ritner Street at Mifflin Square Park. Check out the pictures below to see their 3-D model!
The fundraising campaign for decorative pavers at the entrance of Mifflin Square Park is now Live! This fundraiser arose following several neighborhood park advisory meetings where this was highlighted as a real priority improvement focus for neighborhood residents and stakeholders. In line with this shared community vision, this fundraiser presents the opportunity to mark a distinctive entrance to Mifflin Square Park and to preserve the names of the dedicated neighborhood residents and organizations who have done so much in the park planning process and in the many years before.
This campaign will be active until Monday, April 22, 2019 and the goal is to raise $10,000. Individuals who donate $200 or above will be able to have their name engraved at the park entrance as part of these pavers. Organizations are also welcome to contribute and have their name engraved as we know countless organization been a part of improving Mifflin Square Park. If an organization wants to make a collective donation from several individuals on behalf of the organization, we certainly encourage that.
On November 4th as part of Love Your Park- SEAMAAC joined Friends of Mifflin Square Park, LOMO and PWD for a the park clean up, information sharing regarding park designs and PWD’s green projects including Green City, Clean Waters . Thanks to all the volunteers who came out on Saturday for the clean-up and help with the Gathering Gardening. Great to hear compliments of how colorful and beautiful the garden space has become! Thanks for the beatification help from UPENN’s PEER Program and many others who have helped to build, plant and tend to the garden.
If you are interested in helping to care for the garden, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 267- 323-0967
Mifflin Square Park Gathering Garden building day with SEAMAAC team, residents, CDLs and friends & first round of planting. Thanks to Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, Friends of Mifflin Square Park for assisting and Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia (CAGP) for bringing out helpers for the day.
We had a great time and if you are interested in helping out, come to LOVE YOUR PARK day 11/4 from 12-2 PM. Join us to create a welcoming garden filled with herbs, flowers and native plants!
Mifflin Square Park is at the center of one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the city. With a mix of Asian, white, African American and Latino populations and many recent refugees and immigrants, the challenges of language, culture and race must be addressed to build a cohesive plan for the park and neighborhood in order to attract needed funding for basic improvements.
On 10/19, participants from Gehl Institute’s #publicxdesign conference visited the park to discuss in-depth process of reclaiming public space for this diverse South Philly community. Great exchange and let’s continue to share strategies for more community driven design!