Spring Cleanup – Saturday, April 5

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March 4 Meeting

Agenda for Friends of Cianfrani Park March 4 meeting at 7 p.m. at Palumbo Recreation Center.

We are pleased that Erin Engelstad from the Fairmount Park Conservancy will be attending our meeting. The Conservancy is a great resource for all city parks. They provided our new bulletin board and have helped fund the winter Holiday Lighting event.

Statue
Review of any comments regarding the statue project. Review the statue presentation and submit comments here.

Workdays
Discuss projects for the Mayors Cleanup on April 5th and Love Your Park Service Day on May 10th.
If conditions permit, we may call for an informal “raking party” soon to remove leaves and pods from the taped off lawn areas. The point of the protection is to give the lawn a rest from constant foot traffic over the winter.
We will be discussing an idea to keep some portion of the grass area dog free so there is a clean and attractive portion of the park for human use this spring and summer.

Grants
There is an opportunity to apply for Americorps volunteers to do some work in the park. This may be a chance to repaint all of our decorative iron fencing, which needs attention.
We need people to guide the volunteers to do the job properly. Can anyone help with this?

Activities
There will be a short report on our discussions with other local parks about coordinating our concerts and other events.
We are still looking for additional events for Cianfrani Park. All ideas are welcome.

Makemusicphilly.org is the local website for a worldwide event that occurs at the Solstice, June 21st. They want to arrange free musical events all day long all over the city, so they are looking for people with musical talent to volunteer. Cianfrani Park will agree to be a venue!

April Meeting
Please note that the April meeting will take place in the park on Saturday the 5th during the clean up, and not at Palumbo on the first Tuesday as we usually do.

Feb. 2014 meeting presentation

Here is the slide presentation from our February 2014 meeting.

To view this presentation along with notes explaining each slide, click HERE. (As you go, click on the green flags as you look through the presentation to read notes.)

We welcome your thoughts on the proposed sculpture project and other possible changes to the park. Share your ideas by commenting on this post. (Click “Leave a Comment” above.)

Opportunity knocks: February 4 meeting about sculpture project and park upgrades

City Seal - salvaged 2012

Friends of Cianfrani Park have an exciting opportunity to repurpose a piece of neighborhood history and make some overdue park upgrades and we invite you to participate in the conversation at a public meeting on February 4.

During the demolition of the old Fante-Leone public pool on Montrose Street, US Construction salvaged the 100+ year old architectural sculpture of the City of Philadelphia’s seal and donated it to the Friends of Cianfrani Park. Since then Friends of Cianfrani Park has worked to develop a plan for reusing the beautiful sculpture as a piece of public art in the park. Since 2012 we have consulted with conservators, the Department of Parks and Recreation, Councilman Mark Squilla, and others about the possibility of installing the sculpture. Now we’d like you to weigh in too.

Come to a public meeting on at 7pm on Tuesday, February 4 at Palumbo Rec Center (10th/Fitzwater) for a brief presentation and discussion about the project ahead.

In addition to adding this beautiful sculpture to the park, the project presents other opportunities for upgrades including: new lighting and electrical improvements; removal of 3 dying trees and planting new ones in their place; new pavement and walkways; and new benches.

View a draft version of the plan below and come discuss these possible changes to the park  on February 4. We also invite you to share your thoughts here through the month of February. (Just click “Leave a Comment” above)

(click to enlarge plan)

(click to enlarge plan)

Event Ideas

Do you have an idea for an event in Cianfrani Park?

We expect our concert series to continue this summer, but there are opportunities for fresh ideas for other events.
Would you like to see more events in the park this year in addition to our Friday Concerts in June series?

  • Outdoor movies?
  • Easter Egg Hunt?
  • Flea Market?
  • Arts and Crafts Fair?Gardening Expo?
  • Board game challenge?

We welcome neighborhood input and participation!!

Email us: cianfranipark@gmail.com

Friends of Cianfrani Park is a Registered Volunteer Community Group of the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Stewardship Program. Past events have included:

  • The Fridays in June Concert Series
  • Spring and Fall Festivals, (live music, flea market, raffle, kids’ games, food.)
  • Movie nights (we have the screen & equipment!)
  • Holiday Lighting Celebrations

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Concert Schedule Change!

There’s been a change for this week’s show. Dr. Ketchup’s drummer has another engagement. So Slowey & The Boats are going to rock Cianfrani Park with some sweet lap steel guitar! Check it out: Slowey & The Boats.

7 p.m. start time.  Fingers crossed for clear skies.

June Concerts Are Back!

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Last Friday’s rain washed out Pete Donnelly’s schedule performance, but he’s been rescheduled for July 12.

The rest of the June Concert Series is as follows:

Lara & Joe Show – June 14
Special kids concert start time: 6 p.m.!

Dr. Ketchup – June 21
Featuring Bella Vista’s own Lou Fuiano!
7 p.m.

Jazz Planet – June 28
7 p.m.

 

Thanks again to the Friends of Cianfrani Park for organizing this great summer concert series.

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