We may be bracing for a blizzard, but we’re less than two weeks away from the start of the spring season of Clark Park Youth Soccer. Registrations are coming in quickly — we still have plenty of room for children ages 8 to 11, but teams for ages 5 to 7 are filling up fast. Don’t miss out! Register online, or download a registration form to mail in from our Youth Soccer page.
If finances are a problem, please contact email@example.com — because of generous donations to our “soccership” fund, we can help!
Registration is now underway for the fall season of Clark Park Youth Soccer. This Friends of Clark Park-sponsored program — now in it’s 20th year — is a family-friendly, non-competitive program for children ages 5 to 11. The program takes place in the Clark Park “Bowl” on Saturdays, 10:30 to Noon for ages 5 to 7, and Noon to 1:30 for ages 8 to 11. Volunteer coaches provide instruction on the basic skills of soccer, with scrimmage games between teams in each age group; children of any ability are encouraged to join in.
The soccer program is very popular, drawing families from the neighborhood and all around the city; families are urged to register early to ensure that there is space available for their children. The Fall season will begin on Saturday, September 24th and continue through November 19th. Visit our soccer page for registration links, details about the program and costs, including information about assistance available for families with financial need. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, or if you’re interested in volunteering.
The Spring 2016 season of Clark Park Youth Soccer — our recreational soccer program for children ages 5-11 — will begin on Saturday, April 2nd. Registration forms, and full information about the program are now available on our soccer webpage.
Registration has started for the Fall season of Clark Park Youth Soccer, Friends of Clark Park’s family-friendly program for children ages 5 to 11. The Fall season will begin on Saturday, October 3rd, and continue until November 21st. From our soccer program webpage, you can access printable registration forms, or register and pay online — if neither of those options work for you, pick up a registration form from the Friends of Clark Park table at the Saturday Farmers Market, or email your mailing address to email@example.com.
As spring fades into summer, Clark Park invites leisurely hanging out. It’s fun to enjoy the tranquility of the scene and to watch fellow West Philadelphians go about their pleasant (and sometimes colorful) ways.
But there are lively organized activities coming up soon as well.
This Saturday, may 30, the Philadelphia Pétanque Tournament will hold forth in the Central Plaza of the North Park from 10 am to 4 pm. Teams will compete all day long in this unique French bowling game, which involves tossing, not rolling, steel balls toward a puck. It’s easy to play — although hard to play well. And it can be mesmerizing to watch.
On Saturday, Jun 13, the Uhuru People’s Fleamarket will be held in the Middle Park, at 43rd & Chester. Browsers enjoy poking through its aisles looking for items that pique their ciuriosity or things they never knew they needed until that moment. The fleamarket runs from 9 am to 5 pm.
On saturday, Jun 20, the Clark Park Music & Arts Solstice Festival will continue its tradition of more than 40 years in the Bowl. A diverse cross-section of up-and-coming musical acts will show what the Philly music scene is capapble of! A wide variety of fine artists and craftsmen will display their wares.
How the beergarden works; if you are a new or renewing member who reups at the party, your first Dock Street beer is free; $3 thereafter. Nonmembers’ beer is $5. So you don’t have to join to enjoy!
Membership levels: Patron = $50 (2 votes/tickets), Household = $25 (2 votes/tickets), Individuals = $20, Student/Senior/Limited Income = $10.
Clark Park Soccer’s spring season got off to a great (but chilly!) start last Saturday. There are still a few spaces in all age groups; we’ll continue taking new registrations where there is space through Saturday April 4th. If you’d like to register a child between ages 5 and 11, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or see our Soccer page for more information.
The spring season of Clark Park Youth Soccer will begin on Saturday, March 28th. Registration has begun for children ages 5 to 11. Visit our Soccer webpage to register by mail or online.
We’re still looking for volunteer coaches for the spring season. You don’t have to be a soccer superstar — if you enjoy working with kids and know the basic skills of the game, we can use your help! Interested? Contact us at email@example.com for more info.
A West Philly Families Solidarity March will proceed from Calvary to Clark Park tomorrow, Saturday, Jan 3.
Due to rain, they are moving the first part of the program indoors! Entrance on 48th St. They will have speakers, songs and noise-in in the church.
After noise-in, they will MARCH TO CLARK PARK to stay, play and connect.
They hope this will allow more families to participate if it is raining, and support in building community indoors. They also hope to raise their voices and be visible outside as they march to Clark Park, rain or shine, for those up for it.
The action in the park should last no longer than 45 minutes.
Clark Park lovers joined tonight in one of the oldest park traditions: Christmas caroling by the shed, on top of which a glittering Christmas tree is mounted. As dusk fell, it shone over three score merry carolers of all ages.
Skill was unimportant; just singing together as a community mattered.
A row of bagged candles lit the walk from Chester Ave. to the shed. Everyone got a candle and a songbook when they arrived.
Carolers ran through a hitlist that ran from the Middle Ages to 1950. Most are well known by ear to all who show up.
To wrap it up, nine brave voices worked their way through Handel’s Alleluia Chorus. Scores were provided but otherwise the volunteers were on their own. The chorus was strong this year.
Then everybody broke for hot cider and catching up. It’s a great, quick, fun way to meet your neighbors.