Monthly Archives: June 2024

June 27th Meeting Notice

Hello Neighbors!

Our June Community meeting will be held on Thursday June 27th at the 2601 Pennsylvania Avenue Community Room. 7:00 pm for refreshments, 7:30 pm meeting start time. Our usual location has a conflict on that evening.

We have been trying to get someone from the Philadelphia Office of Homeless Services to attend but they have not committed at the time of the email.

2100 West Girard Updates 

From the last meeting we have set up a google group. You can email ( any tips photos or other issues you have related to the facility. 

You can email to join the group where you can see information we have gathered and collaborate with neighbors on issues.

Councilmember Jeffery Young has had legislation passed to block the renewal of the facility’s lease without permission from council

Council has also granted a hearing on the administration’s use of the facility with more info coming.

Flowering Fronts of Fairmount Contest

The FCA will again host the Flowering Front of Fairmount this summer. The event encourages residents to green and beautify the neighborhood as well as recognizes our neighbors for their talents. Entries should be within the FCA boundaries, include the front or side of the building, and no professionally cared for gardens (we do appreciation, but this contest is for amateurs)

Judging will be in July and you do not have to be home for judging. Winners and prizes to be announced at the summer social at Jack’s Firehouse in July.

Sign up at this link:

FCA Summer Social July 29th @ Jack’s Firehouse

Please register for this year’s summer social once again hosted by Mick at Jack’s Firehouse. 

There will be hors d’oeuvres, followed by a lovely buffet and discounted drinks.

Registration Link: (  

Tickets are a $5 donation for members and $15 for guests. Please send a check or drop off at Tim Butters’ home at 771 N 23rd St or pay through Paypal (

Winners of this year’s Flowering Fronts of Fairmount contest will be announced and prizes awarded at the event. 

Join your friends and neighbors for a very pleasant evening. Space is limited so register and pay ASAP.

Lemon Hill to Host FIFA Fan Festival in 2026

Lemon Hill has been selected to host the 2026 FIFA Fan Festival in 2026 in a press conference held yesterday. You can view more details in this article:

The event which will run throughout most of June and July of 2026 will bring a lot of fun but also congestion to the neighborhood. 

We will also hopefully get some much needed funding for improvements to the park. The Lemon Hill Neighbors Association has drafted a letter expressing excitement and issues related to the event which we hope to cosign with them.

Meeting Schedule

The September 27th meeting is tentatively scheduled to be held at the Fairmount Rowing Association #2. More details to come.

22nd Street Bike Lane

There are some changes coming to the 22nd Street bike lane which includes a proposal to extend the bike lane from Spring Garden to Brown Street.

The proposal was presented at the Spring Garden Civic Association and they have posted details on their website. We hope to have the organizers present at a future meeting.