In a sunny Callowhill condo, art is the main attraction – Curbed Philly

Benjamin Baker doesn’t have to travel very far to find art in Philly, a city already full of thousands of murals. At the drop of a hat, he can call up a friend to come over and work his or her magic on the colorful masterpiece that adorns three walls of his home in Callowhill.

Source: In a sunny Callowhill condo, art is the main attraction – Curbed Philly

Callowhill Neighborhood Assn. 2017 Annual Meeting & Board Elections – ERASERHOOD

Dear CNA members,

Our Annual Spring Meeting & Board Elections are scheduled for Monday, May 8, 2017 at 7:30pm. The public meeting and election will be held in the offices of Azavea, 990 Spring Garden St. – 5th Fl. This year there are six board seats open. Any CNA member current on their dues and who resides or operates a business within the boundaries of the Callowhill Neighborhood Assn. is eligible to run. All positions are held for a period of two years.
Current board members in the middle of their terms who are staying on include:
  • Diana Krasnopolsky
  • Sarah McEneaney – President
  • Melinda Rickard
  • Leah Strenger
  • John Struble
Current board members running for re-election to retain their positions include:
  • Robert Cheetham
  • Joanne Kundrat
  • Joseph Petry – Secretary
  • Dennis Pilsits – Treasurer
  • Gary Rubin
  • Julia Shaw

Please download our Board Nomination Form in Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word format. A form must be completed prior to the election. The deadline for submission is Wednesday, May 3, 2017. PLEASE NOTE: to be eligible to run and vote in the election, you must live within the boundaries of CNA and YOUR DUES MUST BE CURRENT AND PAID BEFORE OR UPON SUBMISSION OF THE NOMINATION FORM. This same provision applies to past or present CNA members: in order to vote in the election, dues must be current and you must live within the boundaries of CNA. Associate members are not allowed to cast votes. Dues can be paid via the CNA website.

All completed nomination forms can be returned to CNA at callowhill@gmail.com. We will post each nomination form to the CNA web site for public viewing as they are received. Nomination forms are attached below in Word doc and PDF format.
Any questions, please contact either Sarah McEneaney or Dennis Pilsits at the gmail address below.
Thanks!

Callowhill Neighborhood Association
callowhill@gmail.com
www.callowhill.org

Source: Callowhill Neighborhood Assn. 2017 Annual Meeting & Board Elections – ERASERHOOD

NO PARKING NOTICE NOBLE STREET: BETWEEN 12th and 13th Streets Starting November 21, 2016

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The Center City District (CCD), in cooperation with the Callowhill Neighborhood Association (CNA), are pleased to begin the construction of The Rail Park Phase 1, including stonework, structural and utility improvements, landscaping and street reconstruction of the 1300 block of Noble Street.

CCD and CNA respectfully request your cooperation by refraining from parking adjacent to the stone retaining wall on the south side of Noble Street between 12th and 13th Streets for the duration of project. The construction is expected to be completed in early 2018.

Should you have any questions please email sarahmceneaney@me.com – (Callowhill Neighborhood Association)

Callowhill Neighborhood Association Board Election Results + news !

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Hello Neighbors and Friends

 

CNA thanks everyone who attended its annual meeting and board elections last night. We especially want to thank those who ran for board seats and encourage everyone to stay involved in improving our community.

We welcome new board member Diana Krasnopolsky ! Incumbents Melinda Rickard, Leah Strenger, John Struble and Sarah McEneaney were reelcted for two year terms.

For those who could not make it a quick recap of some neighborhood news

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society  Pop-Up garden is under construction at 10th and Hamilton Streets ! Walk by and check out the progress .The soft opening”will be on June 1, official opening celebration on June 10 .

The Food Trust and Night Market will be back in Callowhill on June 23 !

The weekly Common Ground Farmer’s Market, also a Food Trust project, at Rodeph Shalom, Broad and Mt Vernon Streets will be on Wednesdays this year beginning June 29. Hours will be 2-6pm. CNA has asked the Food Trust to consider keeping the market open till 7 pm. Stay tuned for updates.

CNA is a member of the Crosstown Coalition,a federation of Registered Community Organizations from 20 neighborhoods in Philadelphia. The Coalition has created a questionnaire and organized a debate on Mayor Kenney’s proposed sugar tax . The debate, on Monday May 23 at 7pm, is free and open to the public but you must register to attend  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sugarsoda-tax-debate-tickets-25265435598

A link to the questionnaire –    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6QSHNHR
Thank you

Sarah McEneaney

Callowhill Neighborhood Association
callowhill@gmail.com
www.callowhill.org

Callowhill Neighborhood Assn. 2016 Annual Meeting & Board Elections

Dear CNA members, Our Annual Spring Meeting & Board Elections are scheduled for Monday, May 9, 2016 7:30 pm at Azavea, 990 Spring Garden St. This year there are five board seats open for election. Any member paid-up and current on their dues and who resides or operates a business within the boundaries of the Callowhill … Read more

Source: Callowhill Neighborhood Assn. 2016 Annual Meeting & Board Elections – ERASERHOOD

Callowhill Neighborhood Assn. 2016 Annual Meeting & Board Elections

Our annual meeting with board elections and special guests will take place on May 9, 7:30 pm at Azavea, 990 Spring Garden St.

All are welcome to attend. To vote in the board election you must be up to date in your membership dues

(For members unable to attend, proxy ballots will be
available and accepted via email at callowhill@gmail.com
on May 9 from 9am – 6pm)

Source: Callowhill Neighborhood Assn. 2016 Annual Meeting & Board Elections – ERASERHOOD

Neighborhood News

Asian Arts Initiative’s Annual Benefit & Silent Auction: Illuminate Pearl Street

April 29 @ 6:00 pm9:00 pm

Asian Arts Initiative,

1219 Vine StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19107 United States

In Chinese culture, lanterns are often a symbol of family – of a coming together to illuminate the darkness and create togetherness. Asian Arts Initiative has literally lit up the dark alley of Pearl Street and worked to create family and community through the arts. Now, we invite you to continue to transform Pearl Street with us and to celebrate this spirit of hope and togetherness, as part of our valued circle of supporters and family. Our annual benefit is…

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Pearl Street Community Paint Day

April 30 @ 11:00 am2:00 pm

Asian Arts Initiative

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Asian Arts Initiative welcomes you to join us for our season opening Community Paint Day. Come help us create new murals by Leroy Johnson and enjoy performances by Hip Hop Fundamentals, music by DJ Kevin Kong, and activities to fill Pearl Street with color, music, and warm-weather fun! Don’t miss your chance to meet artists-in-residence Mike Hoyt and Wing Young Huie and check out their storefront exhibit or join in on a planting activity led by Meei Ling Ng. Major…

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The Architecture of David Lynch – Kindle

Forty years after Lynch left Philadelphia, Callowhill remains an assortment of industrial detritus and railway infrastructure, where isolated homes and abandoned warehouses sit alongside parking lots and auto-repair shops (Plate 8). Cut off from downtown by the Vine Street Expressway, it maintains a feeling of desolation and poverty, though the remnants of glorious Art Deco hotels and factories have led to the area’s inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. The transformation of several of these buildings into upscale apartment blocks has also placed Callowhill at the center of gentrification debates in the city. Callowhill is, like Łódź and downtown Los Angeles, brimming with fertile decay, the kind of ill-defined terrain that sparks Lynch’s imagination. Fittingly, the area now enjoys a new nickname: the “Eraserhood.”
― from “The Architecture of David Lynch”

Source: The Architecture of David Lynch – Kindle