Help Build a New Playground for North Light

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
If you can help build the new playground, on Tuesday, September 30 from 8:30am to 3:00pm, please RSVP on facebook and email info@northlightcommunitycenter.org by Tuesday, September 9. Be sure to include the following: Your NAME and PHONE NUMBER! Also, if you have any special skills, please include that in the email and we will try to place you in tasks accordingly. We also need 20 Team Leaders (a.k.a. Build Captains) to help manage construction. Team Leaders do not need any prior experience, but need to be able to attend a one-hour training on Sat., Sept. 27 from 12:20-1:20 and also commit to all of Build Day (6:30am-4pm.)

You must be 18 to volunteer to work on the site. 

We will give you a call closer to the build day to confirm. 

We need 100 volunteers to make this event a success! Please share this event with your family, friends and neighbors!

The children of Manayunk and North Light Community Center thank you in advance for all of your help.
Let’s build a PLaYGrOUnD!!!!

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Campers to Record Backup Vocals

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The 10-12 year olds in North Light’s summer camp will be recording backup vocals on an original song about Philadelphia’s history, “My City,” written by local musician Greg Sover, The Greg Sover Band, on Tuesday, August 12, at Lorelei Studios, 1200 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

North Light’s summer music specialist and Philadelphia bass guitarist, Garry Lee, has been rehearsing the song with the children.

At the studio, Greg Scultz, Greg’s manager, will provide lunch for the hard-working singers. Our thanks to Garry, Greg, Greg, and Pete Tramo, owner of the studio, for giving our campers this wonderful opportunity.

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All You Have to do is Eat!

Join us for an evening at the Adobe Cafe, 4550 Mitchell Street in Roxborough, on Thursday, July 31st from 4:00-10:00pm. 

25% of the proceeds from food purchases will go directly to North Light. All you have to do is eat!  

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Grownups Can Be Kids Too!

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More than 30 adults gathered in North Light’s community room on Tuesday evening to help plan the new playground being built on Tuesday, September 30th. KaBOOM!, a national non-profit dedicated to ensuring that all kids get the balanced and active play they need to thrive, has paired North Light with GlaxoSmithKline, a global healthcare company dedicated to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer, for funding. Based on the drawings the children in camp had done earlier, neighbors, North Light staff and members of the board of directors selected the equipment and colors for the playground. The KaBOOM! design team will come up with three layouts based on the selections.

We’re calling on community members to provide input and sweat equity to create a space the neighborhood can be proud of!  Please help make this project a reality by getting your hands dirty with the site preparation or the build itself. We need you to join us for one, a few, or all of the following dates/times:

Saturday, September 27, 8:00am-5:00pm and/or Monday, September 29, TBA - Site Preparation – pitch in to remove the old playground and get the site ready for the new one.

Tuesday, September 30, 8:00am-3:00pm - Playground Build Day (All hands on deck!)

All meetings and events will take place at North Light, 175 Green Lane. Please RSVP to Irene Madrak at 215-483-4800 or imadrak@northlightcommunitycenter.org for any of the dates/times you can help. Please also let us know if your business is interested in providing food for volunteers or participating in Build Day.

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Children Design the New Playground Coming to North Light!

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On Tuesday afternoon, 40 children from the North Light community put crayons to paper and drew their dream playground! Elements from the kids’ drawings will be incorporated into the final design of the playground that will be built on Tuesday, September 30th at the North Light Community Center. Ultimately, with help from GlaxoSmithKline and organizers from national non-profit KaBOOM!, the goal is for the kids’ dream playground to become a reality.

We’re calling on community members to provide input and sweat equity to create a space the neighborhood can be proud of! Please help make this project a reality by getting your hands dirty with the site preparation or the build itself. We need you to join us for one, a few, or all of the following dates/times:

Saturday, September 27, 8:00am-5:00pm and/or Monday, September 29, TBA - Site Preparation – pitch in to remove the old playground and get the site ready for the new one.

Tuesday, September 30, 8:00am-3:00pm – Playground Build Day (All hands on deck!)

All meetings and events will take place at North Light, 175 Green Lane. Please RSVP to Irene Madrak at 215-483-4800 or imadrak@northlightcommunitycenter.org for any of the dates/times you can help. Please also let us know if your business is interested in providing food for volunteers or participating in Build Day.

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Campers Make Clouds on a Sunny Day

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The three to five year olds in North Light Community Center’s summer camp did their first water activity with Melena Murphy, the Environmental Educator from the Fairmount Water Works. The environmental education curriculum for camp’s theme of “Water, Water, Everywhere!” is supported by the Green Schools, Clean Water Initiative of the Philadelphia Water Department, “Understanding the Urban Watershed.” Assistance with the lesson came from Kim Wood, Project Manager for Destination Schuylkill River.

While learning about cumulus clouds, the children used pipettes to drop food coloring onto their “clouds” of shaving cream in beakers and watched how it disbursed, an example of water being absorbed through clouds, resulting in a “rainstorm” in the jars. The activity was part of an overall discussion of the water cycle. Campers will learn more about the cycle when they go on a field trip to the Fairmount Water Works next week.

There’s still time to enroll your children in North Light’s summer camp and be part of the fun for the next seven weeks. Call John Jacobs at 215-483-4800, x108 for all the information.

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You Kept the Ball in the Air!

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North Light’s major fundraising event of the year was held at St. Joseph’s University on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Our sincere thanks to everyone for their support and for making the Beach Ball a huge success!

Special thanks to Kimberly Kunda Photography for the great photos of the event. Check them out on flickr or facebook.

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Sashay into Summer at the Beach Ball

North Light Community Center will hold its annual fundraising gala, the Beach Ball, on Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 7:00pm to 11:00pm in the Campion Center, St. Joseph’s University, 2401 Cardinal Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131. Guests will feel like they’re “down the shore” in the Dougherty Banquet Hall, with passed hors d’ oeuvres, open bar and a buffet of summertime favorites, including pulled-pork from Deke’s and cookies from Insomnia Cookies. There will be boardwalk games to play for prizes. Browse and bid on great silent auction items including restaurants, travel, theater and sports tickets, and family fun. Guest auctioneer, SJU Hawks Coach, Phil Martelli will slam dunk the live auction.

Get your tickets today, don your summer cocktail attire, come join the fun, and support North Light!

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This beautiful hand-made necklace, with matching earrings, is one of the pieces in the jewelry section of the Beach Ball Silent Auction on Saturday, June 7th. Get your tickets so you can come bid!

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Come to the Beach Ball, Saturday, June 7th, and bid on a foursome of golf at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club.

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An autographed Chip Kelly football (with certificate of authenticity) is just one the great pieces of sports memorabilia in the Beach Ball auction.

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Family Fun Day & Open House

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Saturday, May 17th from 12noon to 4:00pm

Come take a tour, learn more about our new Community Programs starting in the fall and enjoy a sample of the
delicious smoothie recipes made by our teens.

Enjoy food, crafts, games, prizes, music, a small petting zoo and watch the 3 on 3 Hoops Tournament.

NL-3ON3_webIf interested in the Hoops tournament email northlight3on3hoops@gmail.com.
$30 registration fee, deadline May 12th. After that, the fee goes up to $40. Or download the registration form, complete and fax to North Light: 215-483-4628.

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Open Bar Happy Hour at Kildare’s

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Friday, May 2 at 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Manayunk Kildare’s Irish Pub
4417 Main Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19127

Start off First Friday with a stop at Kildare’s!

$20 admission for open bar and free munchies, with 50% of admission benefitting North Light.

Your $20 includes: Select craft drafts, Blue Moon, Miller Lite, Yuengling, and Kronenbourg

Liquor: Jim Beam, Jack Daniels, Jameson, All Absolute Flavors, All Pinnacle Vodka Flavors, Fireball, Captain Morgan, Malibu Rum, Tanqueray, Bacardi Rum, and Jose Cuervo

Acoustic music by Christian Porter, a finalist for NBC’s The Voice!

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175 Green Lane Philadelphia, PA 19127
P 215.483.4800 : F 215.483.6728
info@northlightcommunitycenter.org