If they live in this neighborhood, or ever did, you know how much they care about this magical public space. They’ll appreciate receiving a gift that gives to the community as well as to them. And there’s no way better to do this than to give to Clark Park, where the whole community comes together!
All the money raised by sales of Friends of Clark Park gear goes to improve the park at the heart of our neighborhood. What better way to send holiday wishes to your loved ones & neighbors than this!
The Friends of Clark Park Membership Table will be at the Farmers’ Market tomorrow and next Saturday, Dec. 15 and Dec. 22, 10am-2-pm.
Leading off this winter is new cool-weather apparel. Our new zippered hoodie comes in black or forest green and sports a bold new back design. It leads the Friends of Clark Park line @ $42.
Let’s talk babies. If you have a baby, or have a friend who has a baby, in this neighborhood … then of course you want the onesies, which come in 3 different sizes. Trust me: this is a gift they will use!
Never to be repeated is our 200th birthday Charles Dickens t-shirts, with their brave “BAH HUM BUG” fronts & their historic, stylish 19th-c backs. A must for your literature-loving friends. But ONLY AVAILABLE in the small size.
We need volunteers! Could you spare an hour or two on Saturday morning (2/4) to help us spruce up our famous statue of Dickens and Little Nell for the big birthday celebration? We will be picking up litter, raking old leaves, and generally tidying up the statue area for the 200th birthday celebration. Please join us! Meet at 9:00am at the Dickens statue in Clark Park (the north side of 43rd & Chester) on Saturday, February 4th.
See you there!
Our statue of Charles Dickens may be unique in many ways, but it isn’t the only one in the world. On February 7, 2011, The Dickens Fellowship of New South Wales, Australia unveiled a restored marble statue of the novelist, commissioned by Sir Henry Parkes, as one of eleven statues to celebrate the 1888 centennial of European settlement in Australia. The statue had stood in Centennial Park for almost eighty years before vandals beheaded it. This prompted authorities to put it into storage around 1970. The storage company went bankrupt, and the statue eventually wound up on a private estate. The restoration process required sculpting a new head out of carefully chosen Carerra marble.
Here are three news items about the statue’s recent rededication.
Friends of Clark Park Members Meeting
Monday, January 24, 2011
7:00 – 8:30pm
Griffith Hall, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia Continue reading