Philadelphia International Action Center will kick off its summer film series beside the Bowl at 45th & Chester Ave. this evening, Jun 14 at 8pm (sunset). Tonight’s movie is MARLEY (2012).
Bob Marley’s universal appeal, impact on music history, and role as a social and political prophet, is both unique and unparalleled. MARLEY is the definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary, legend, and the man, from his early days to his rise to international superstardom.
Made with the support of the Marley family, the film features rare footage, never before seen performances, previously-unreleased music, and revelatory interviews with the people that knew him best.
The showing is free & open to all. Bring your own popcorn, blankets, & chairs.
The Philadelphia Veterans Comfort House All-Army Reunion, a service reunion & US Army birthday party for all veterans in PA, NJ & DE, will be held on Saturday, Jun. 15, 10am-4pm in Clark Park.
While open to all service members past & present & their families, the AAR will emphasize US Army traditions, history & legacy. The reunion tents will be organized around MOS/branch with an additional tent for sister services. This will give hundreds of Army vets & services members a chance to reconnect, share experiences & strengthen their ties to the US Army.
Live entertainment, celebrity MCs, information tables from veteran-related groups, silent auctions, a US Army vs. US Navy obstacle run, event merchandise, US Army historical presentations & other event activities are planned. Tickets are $5 per individual & $10 per family. The event is held in conjunction with other US Army birthday events in & around Philadelphia.
The Veterans Comfort House at 4108 Baltimore Ave. provides a way station for veterans & their families who are involved in treatment at the VA Hospital.
A huge shipment of merchandise just came in! We have a dozen new choices of FRIENDS OF CLARK PARK t-shirts … including our first-ever dog t-shirts. They’ll be on sale in the park tomorrow from 10 am-2pm at the Farmers’ Market to the fabulous Party in the Park, which runs 4-8 pm. It’ll be a perfect spring day to pick up some swag.
FRIENDS OF CLARK PARK’s raffle features gift certificates & items from two dozen West Philly merchants. Six winners will haul home $150 in value each if they hold a winning $1 ticket!
So it’s not just about joining & supporting your neighborhood’s favorite park … or the local musicians … or the food trucks … or the company of your sweet & crazy neighbors … or the kegs of Dock Street beer. You can also take fun stuff home with you.
Everything you give supports Clark Park.
The whole purpose of Friends of Clark Park’s PARTY IN THE PARK is to help the whole community celebrate West Philly’s sacred green soul. That’s why it’s free!
But we still want you to join Philadelphia’s strongest park-support group. The money we give helps keep this park special.
That goes for you too, roommates & housemates! If there are at least 2 of you living at the same address, you qualify for a Household Membership (2 votes for $25 dues). That’s only $12.50 per person….
AND if your Household joins FoCP at PARTY IN THE PARK, that’s 2 of you who get a free Dock Street beer, with the next beers @$3. Membership has its privileges. Beer for nonmembers is $5.
So do the right thing by Clark Park next Saturday evening, 4-8pm! Show up & join up. Bring your roomies, recruit your homies, support the park, sample the brew, hang out with your family, meet the neighbors, enjoy a spring evening & have a good time. Surely everybody you know should become a Friend of Clark Park….
Clark Park’s first ever beer garden! Friends of Clark Park members will receive discounted prices for beer. New members will receive a free beer ticket!
Featuring music by:
- Umer Piracha
- The Philadelphia Women’s Slavic Ensemble
- On The Water
Raffle prizes from dozens of businesses! And local beer!
We are thrilled to be sponsored by USciences, and the 27th Democratic Ward. Come join us!
Discover science in your own backyard! Meet local scientists and students this Saturday while exploring the natural wonders of one of the loveliest parks in the city. Hands-on activities illuminate the science of the outdoors – from sun gazing to creepy-crawly creatures – this promises to be a great day for the entire family.
Please note this event begins at 11 am!!
University City District and the University of Pennsylvania deserve great credit for bringing this piece of a spectacular citywide event, the Philadelphia Science Festival, to our neighborhood.
Please join us for our spring membership meeting on Monday, April 22nd at 7:00pm in Griffith Hall at USP (43rd St. between Chester Ave. and Woodland Ave.) for our Spring Membership Meeting!
Topics will include:
- Petanque in the plaza
- The proposed development at 43rd & Baltimore – how we can contribute
- Party in the Park
- Pianos return with Heart & Soul
And much more!
We are delighted that Heart & Soul: The University City Public Piano Project, will return to Clark Park from June 7 – 15th. This year, the interactive public art project from the University City District will occur only in Clark Park, featuring four distinct, artist-decorated pianos placed throughout the park. Passersby are invited to play the pianos to their hearts content, whether they are practiced maestro or a casual novice. Last year, the University City District project featured eight decorated pianos at various places around the neighborhood. Clark Park’s piano in the central plaza was painted by Katie Holeman with a motif of lively and lush plants adorning a charming and secretive door to another world. The project was a fantastic success, and Clark Park’s piano was rarely, if ever, without a player or two. This year we are thrilled to be the selected site for all four pianos and we invite everyone to stop by to tickle the ivories!
The Uhuru Health Fest & Flea Market is back in 2013!
We are excited to announce that the next Uhuru Health Fest & Flea Market will take place on Apr. 20 at Clark Park (43rd & Chester) in West Philly.
The event will include vendors, music, food, yoga, and dance. Come enjoy healthy snacks, exciting performances, and learn tons of great health tips!
Want to be a part of this exciting event? Attend our weekly Wednesday meetings at 7pm at The Good Karma Café at 928 Pine St. to join the team to build the Uhuru Health Fest & Flea Market. We have lots of exciting volunteer opportunities, with positions in social media, graphic arts, research, promotions, and event support all available!
Help make health resources available to the underserved black community in our city and become part of a beautiful positive day in the park where thousands of people of all walks of life come together to support health and economic development by and for the African community!
It was a chilly day but the sun was shining as the Spring 2013 season of Clark Park Soccer kicked off on Saturday, March 23rd. Enthusiastic kids and dedicated coach volunteers filled the bowl with a rainbow of t-shirts.
There are still a few spaces available on our 6-7 year old and 7-8 year old teams for a few more players; the 6-7 group plays from 10:30 to Noon, and the 7-8 group from Noon to 1:30. If yo have a child who would like to play, please contact email@example.com. More information about the Clark Park Soccer program can be found at http://www.friendsofclarkpark.org/?page_id=58.