Open Bar Happy Hour at Kildare’s


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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Hearts O’ Clover Night at Winnie’s LeBus


St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t have to be just one day. On Tuesday, March 11th start the celebration early by coming to “Hearts O’ Clover” Night at Winnie’s LeBus, 4266 Main Street in Manayunk. From five to nine o’clock that evening, 100% of what you spend on food and beverages will go directly to North Light Community Center to help neighborhood families in need with food and services.

Executive Chef John O’Brien will be cooking up corned beef and cabbage and Irish stew, accompanied with baskets of their famous Artisan breads served at every meal, in addition to the regular menu that night. Dinner fare includes meals like Mom’s meatloaf, North Atlantic crab cakes and Thai turkey salad. Among the selections for vegetarians is butternut squash lasagna. Or try homemade nachos topped with black beans, salsa and guacamole, all made from scratch daily. Younger diners, children 12 and under, can choose from their own menu choices for $5.

Bring your family, friends and co-workers to North Light’s “Hearts O’ Clover” Night. Get a good feeling when you wear your green and share your green. Reservations recommended. Please call Winnie’s LeBus at 215-487-2663. Everyone who places their order by 5:45pm will get a ticket to see the Phillies play the Braves on Wednesday, April 16th at Citizens Bank Park.

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North Light Madness in March 5K


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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Registration fee: $25 in advance, $30 day of

Register online now!

Event T-shirt included

Race packet pick-up at North Light Community Center on Saturday, March 22nd 9:00 AM to 12 Noon

On-Site Registration Opens @ 7:45 AM

Race Starts @ 9:00 AM

5K Walk/Run on the scenic Manayunk Towpath beginning at Main Street and Green Lane.

Free parking for runners in the Parkway parking lot on Green Lane and Cresson Street.

All proceeds benefit the North Light Community Center, a staple in Manayunk for over 75 years! Its mission is to enable people of all ages and abilities in our communities, especially those most in need, to reach their full potential as productive and responsible citizens through initiatives that support and enrich children, teens, and families.

Come out and join the madness, support your favorite college team, and run for a great cause!

Create your team, prizes will be awarded!

s_LogoStop by Lucky’s Last Chance after the race and try the featured hot dog of the month: the North Light 5K dog! Lucky’s will give North Light $1 from every one sold.

Get ready…Get set… GO!

Deirdre Childs

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Yoga for You + Babysitting Too!

A Vinyasa Yoga Class at North Light Community Center


Wishing for a yoga class for you? Need babysitting for your little one?

We’ve combined some time for you with some awesomeactivities for your child at North Light Community Center.

Make it a morning on Fridays, from 9:45 am to 10:45 am, for this 6-week program to keep yourself balanced, strong and flexible during these winter months. Invite a friend or make some new ones.

Join Alice Dommert of deliver me wellness for these 60-minute all-levels vinyasa flow yoga class. No experience necessary.

Bring your own mat.

6-WEEK SESSION (7 February- 14 March):$90

Babysitting for ages 3 to 12. To reserve a spot call 215.483.4800.

$5 for one child. $7 for more than one. Fee paid at each class.

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Your Gift is Tax Deductible


Any gift you give to North Light by December 31st, is 100% tax deductible on your 2013 return.

Your support ensures no one is ever turned away due to an inability to pay. Children are given access to sports, creative play, and build a lifelong love of learning and community spirit. Teens learn hands-on entrepreneurial and life skills through summer job placement, career readiness workshops, and managing a sustainable farm. Families keep their electricity on and senior citizens dampen their worries about accessing nutritious food.

Your gift to North Light can do so many things for those we serve:

  • $25 can buy snack for one child for a month of KidZone
  • $50 can provide 2 hours of one-on-one tutoring for a teen through homework assistance
  • $100 can subsidize one week  of after-school care for a child unable to pay
  • $250 can allow 2 children to enjoy one week of summer camp
  • $500 can buy 285 pounds of food for our Friends in Supplying Help food cupboard
  • $750 can give a teen a year worth of career readiness training
  • $1,000 can supply 4 households with a utilities grant to keep their homes warm

Become a part of North Light by giving. Become a part of our community. 

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Nosh for North Light!


December 3rd is Giving Tuesday! To participate in the movement to get a ‘national day of giving’ added to the calendar on the Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, North Light is partnering with the Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, 8400 Germantown Avenue, Phila., PA 19118.

Download and print the necessary coupon to present to the hostess at Iron Hill that evening and 20% of your food bill (excluding alcoholic beverages) will be donated to North Light. Everyone with a coupon will receive a raffle ticket to be entered into a drawing for a case of mixed beers from those served at the recent “Pints for North Light” event. You need not be present to win.

Call ahead to Iron Hill, 215-948-5600, to make your reservation and help support North Light on December 3rd. If you are unable to dine at Iron Hill, you can still make a donation online.

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North Light Gets Greener and Healthier

Fan Louvers

The big gym at North Light now has energy efficient lighting thanks to a grant from PECO’s DSP Usage Reduction program. In fact, all of the lighting, interior and exterior, has been replaced. John F. Scanlan, Inc. donated an enormous louvered fan system to upgrade the HVAC and will circulate more effectively air through the gym. Additionally, all of the room air conditioners are new energy saving units. Even the old vending machines are gone and have been replaced with one containing healthier snacks and non-soda beverages.

The bathrooms have also undergone extensive updating. New water-saving toilets and automatic on/off sinks were donated anonymously by a local plumbing and heating supply company. Stanley’s Hardware supplied hand rails. Paper towel dispensers have been replaced by hand dryers. The tiled floors have been power washed and are being regrouted. New mirrors gifted by Tony’s Glassworks and colorful stall partitions complete the bathroom renovations.

Combined with a grant from the Nonprofit Facilities Fund Philadelphia Child Care Initiative, almost $200,000 is being invested in facility upgrades.

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Give Online for a Chance to Win 2 VIP Tickets to Pints for North Light



Do you have what it takes to be the Brew Master/Mistress of Pints?  Give online between now and November 15 for a chance to win 2 VIP tickets (valued at $150) to Pints for North Light on Thursday, November 21 and the right to call yourself the Brew Master/Mistress. Each $10 donation gets you one entry (so $30 gets you 3 chances to win), and there’s no limit to how many entries you can receive.  VIP tickets give you exclusive access to brewery selections and appetizers one hour early, free parking, and two commemorative glasses. Being the Brew Master/Mistress just makes you awesome.

Enjoy all the beers on tap at the Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant along with beer from Great Lakes, Stone, Victory, Evil Genius, Troegs, Sly Fox, Bottles, Packs & Growlers and pumpkin spice wine from Tamanend Winery. Pair your beverage with food donated by the Couch Tomato, Deke’s Bar-B-Que, Nolt’s Chicken BBQ, Johnny Mãnana’s, Sweet Elizabeth’s, Dream House Asian Bistro, au bon pain, Baggataway Tavern and Dalessandro’s. Music throughout the night, sponsored by the Law Offices of Peter L. Johnston, L.L.C., will be from Sounds by Shelly.

Tickets start at $50 in advance… the same price it’s always been. Get your tickets and be part of the coolest fundraising event ever to benefit the kids! And be sure to bid on the great beer related items and memorabilia in the silent auction.

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North Light Puts the Focus on Family


North Light Community Center, 175 Green Lane, will be hosting one of Philadelphia Photo Arts Center’s (PPAC) citywide annual Philly Photo Day Workshops.  On Friday, October 18th from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, PPAC artists will be at North Light to teach photography workshops and lend digital cameras to children (with their parent/s) to photograph our local community. In a follow-up workshop held on Monday, October 21st from 4:00-6:00pm, those same participants will work in collaboration with a teaching artist to integrate their best photographs into a digital mural that will be comprised of multiple images of the neighborhood in a collage, grid, or other design. Our community mural, along with thousands of other images created throughout the City on Philly Photo Day, will be included in a central exhibition from November 14th to December 28th and our locally created mural will be installed on the exterior wall of North Light (Green Lane side) for a minimum of six months.

In keeping with our local theme, Family Focus, children, ages 3 to 10 and their parent/s, who can be available for both workshops, are welcome.  Participation is free but pre-registration is required. If you would like to be a part of Philly Photo Day at North Light, please contact Irene Madrak at 215-483-4800, x102 or no later than October 11, 2013.

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Scare Up Some Halloween Fun


Scanlon’s Saloon, along with its women’s sports team, will be holding their 12th Annual BooFest Halloween event to benefit the North Light Community Center. The fun will take place on Saturday, October 26, 2013 beginning at 8:30 p.m. at Scanlon’s, located at the corner of Manayunk Avenue and Pensdale Street. There will be a DJ/Karaoke, free food, discount drinks, raffles for great prizes and more. All of the food and prizes have been donated or discounted by local businesses. Costumes are encouraged but not necessary.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at Scanlon’s, at North Light Community Center or at the door the night of the event. You may purchase a ticket as a donation if you are unable to attend. Tickets are $10.00 each and 100% of all money, including all raffle ticket sales, goes directly to North Light to continue serving some 3,000 Philadelphia neighbors annually through programs for children, teens and families. For more information about the event call Scanlon’s at 215-487-1090.

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