PPL Monthly Meetup – NEW LOCATION !

Our regularly scheduled meetup that takes place on the 2nd Friday evening of each month.  PLEASE NOTE WE ARE AT A NEW LOCATION THIS MONTH !

All members are highly encouraged to attend, as this is where we set direction and make announcements about upcoming activities and classes.

The monthly meeting is a great opportunity to catch up on PPL accomplishments and upcoming events …… PLUS …….. see the work of fellow PPL’ers and / or share your work, get questions answered, network and socialize.

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Saturday April 16th on N. 5th St. in Olney! Annual Philly Spring Clean-up!

Please join us for an hour or two or three on North 5th Street in Olney on Saturday April 16th as we take some street and candid portraits of the residents of Olney! 

Free t-shirts and lunch  for all PPL and clean-up volunteers!  

The North 5th Street area in Olney is a vibrant commercial corridor with many unique independently owned shops and a wide variety of restaurants! 

We have been  invited by the North Fifth Street Revitalization Project to help document the beautification of North 5th Street! https://www.facebook.com/northfifth/photos/a.367793281685.154417.288944361685/10154568858936686/?type=3&theater . Meetup is at their office around 9:30AM but you could also come anytime and float up and down the street, taking photos of the clean-up volunteers.  There are many photo opportunities on North 5th Street to take photos that day!  (Between Chew and Grange on the west side of North 5th Street)

The local girl scouts will be cleaning up Fisher Park and all scouts, guardians  and adult volunteers have signed releases for the photos.  Fisher Park is a 23 acre oasis with gardens and trails that should be beautiful this time of year. It is located at 600 W. Spencer Street in Olney, below Godfrey. 

There are also opportunities at the railroad bridge at 5th & Sommerville, where volunteers will be painting “We Love Olney” signs to brighten up that area.

PHOTO-OPP STATION MAIN ACTIVITY:   It would be great to have  the most help at 11:30AM for an hour!  This will take place in front of the North 5th Street Revitalization Project office: 5738 North 5th Street.   

From 11:30AM to 12:30PM there will be fun activities for the kids and lunch will be served!  There will be a backdrop for a photo-opp station where they asked us to take photos of the kids and adults with fun props, flowers and signs, which they will provide.  If you have a tripod it would be very helpful for this hour but if not, you can still help us take photos.  

The staff at North Fifth Street Revitalization Project asked us if we could  upload some of the photos before we leave (if possible!) so they could use right away on Facebook. If you are able to do that, you may choose to shoot in jpeg and/or take some cell photos or just edit at home and send a dropbox link to them as soon as you can.

You are welcome to call or text Theresa on her cell  when you arrive if you would like to catch up with some other PPL volunteers as we will may be spread out in different areas of the street.   267-228-9638.   

Thank you very much and hope to see you on Saturday April 16th!!

PPL Monthly Meetup – NEW LOCATION !

Our regularly scheduled meetup that takes place on the 2nd Friday evening of each month.  PLEASE NOTE WE ARE AT A NEW LOCATION THIS MONTH !

All members are highly encouraged to attend, as this is where we set direction and make announcements about upcoming activities and classes.

The monthly meeting is a great opportunity to catch up on PPL accomplishments and upcoming events …… PLUS …….. see the work of fellow PPL’ers and / or share your work, get questions answered, network and socialize.

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Sakura Sunday – Cherry Blossom Festival

Not a meander but lets meet and celebrate spring at this great event. Food, music, entertainment, ikabani flower arranging lessons and more. Get your blossom photos. Over 100 cherry trees in bloom. A sight to behold. Meet at the entrance to the Horticultural Center building. This is a free form event, explore as a group or wander on your own. There is a lot going on.  Post your photos back here. Perfect event for some panorama shots. Or large format.  

http://subarucherryblossom.org/

Early Admission Tickets are available on Eventbrite for $7 + fees (Until 4/15, non-refundable)

Sakura Sunday
Sunday, April 17, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Horticulture Center, Fairmount Park
Montgomery Drive & Belmont Avenue (I-76 Exit 341),
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Adults $10/Children (12 & under) free
Sakura Sunday is the main event – a day-long outdoor
celebration of all things Japanese. Featuring live music and
dance performances, martial arts, cultural demonstrations,
arts & crafts, karaoke, and much, much more, Sakura
Sunday brings contemporary and modern Japan to
Philadelphia. Sakura Sunday is held at Fairmount Park’s
Horticulture Center, home to hundreds of blooming cherry
trees – including two from 1926! Bring the family, bring the
neighbors, and bring your pets and enjoy a beautiful day of
arts and culture beneath the blossoms!
Featured Elements:
· Subaru Sushi Samurai of the Year
· Prettiest Pet in Pink Parade
· Harajuku Fashion Show
· Shofuso Tours
· Little Akiba Anime & Cosplay Area