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Weekend Primer – a bevy of flea markets west of Broad, and a whole lotta other stuff to do.

Each week we strive to provide you with a comprehensive list of weekend activities in South Philly.  Did we miss your event?  Do you have an upcoming event you’d like us to post? Please email us at events@passyunkpost.com and we’ll be happy to add it.

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Assorted dates & times. Love Your Park WeekCity-wide park cleanup events, including many in South Philadelphia. Check out your volunteer options at loveyourpark.org

 

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Not their first (Rolling) Rodeo…

The Rolling Rodeo returns to the playground of Southwark Elementary School, 9th and Mifflin streets, Saturday, May 12th, from 10am to 12pm. Children under 12 years old from surrounding neighborhoods are invited to bring “anything with wheels” (and their parents or a guardian) to this family-friendly event. The Rodeo is produced by the Friends of Southwark, part of the East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association Education Committee which helps support the school.

Last year, children descended on the school yard on bicycles, scooters, roller skates, and in wagons. Organizers expect the same mix of wheeled conveyances this year, but they’ve collaborated with new partners to expand the event. Children can decorate their rides, race through a road-safety obstacle course, and participate in other games. As Friends of Southwark chair Nichole Girgenti explained: “The event provides a safe space for children to ride and race, while learning the rules of the road and participating in helmet and bike checks.”

In addition to the learning component, “The 2017 Rolling Rodeo was successful as a welcoming and inclusive event for all of our South Philadelphia neighbors,” Girgenti explained, “This is due in large part to the driving force behind the event, David Krill.” Krill, a neighbor of the school and Friends of Southwark member, conceived and found funding for the event.

A scene from the 2017 Rolling Rodeo.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Southwark Elementary hosting fundraiser on Oct. 13 for planned schoolyard improvements

Southwark Elementary at 9th and Mifflin is among the schools in South Philadelphia planning playground improvements. Chester Arthur and the Taggart School are among those who have new schoolyards in the works.

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In about three years, the schoolyard at Southwark is expected to be transformed from solid concrete into an interactive space for kids to learn, create, grow and play. The project is still in early planning stages, so Southwark Elementary is hosting a fundraising event this week to help make this improved outdoor space a reality.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

School Talk: Learn about Southwark teachers while helping out with supplies

Editor’s Note: School Talk is an occasional feature that will look at education and parenting issues in South Philly. If you have concerns, ideas, suggested topics or other thoughts about the state of schools and ways to keep improving them, email us at punk@passyunkpost.com.

Weighing in this time are Rachel Moyer and Mary Falso.


Looking to help a South Philadelphia neighborhood elementary school?

#SuppliesForSouthwark

Southwark Elementary, at 9th and Mifflin streets, is in dire need of school supplies, like all Philly public schools. EPX Civic – Friends of Southwark is hosting an online supply drive for the school this November and you can help too.

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