Winter Abandoned Bicycle Cleanup Coming

From the QVNA this morning:

It’s bike sweep time again.
If you’ve left a bike for dead on the street or simply haven’t moved yours in a really long time, consider yourselves on notice: The Streets Department will be cruising the streets clipping off abandoned bikes in the coming weeks.

The bikes being removed have been reported as abandoned through 311 and will be flagged with yellow tags by the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities a week prior to removal. The purpose of the abandoned bike sweep is to free up existing parking for bicycles and clear space on the sidewalk.

The bike sweep will take place on Thursday, November 29th and Thursday, December 6th. The harvested bikes will be donated to a charity that will repurpose/refurbish/repair them for new owners.

To report an abandoned bicycle, please call 311 and give as precise a description as you can, including bicycle type, location, what the bike is locked to (a tree, parking meter, etc.), and other defining characteristics.

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You can also report abandoned bicycles with the Philly 311 app.

And if you want to save the city some time and resources, consider donating your bike to Neighborhood Bike Works, or find it a good home through Philly Freecycle.

Tomorrow: Weccaacoe Fun Festival/Sustainability Fair

News from the QVNA:
Weccacoe Fun Festival/Sustainability Fair
Sat. June 2 11 3-p.m.
Weccacoe Playground, 400 block of Catharine St

Event sampling:
11:00 – 11:30 School of Rock Band (southeast corner of playground)
11:00 – 2:45 Queen Village Art Center Make and Take (east side of PG)
11:00 – 2:45 Penn Museum “Maya 2012: Lords of Time” (east side of PG)
11:30 Project Capoiera Demonstration (tennis court)
11:30 Composting Instruction (sustainability tent)
1:00 – 1:30 Councilman Mark Squilla
2:00 – 2:30 Vertical Greening (sustainability tent)
2:45 – 3:00 Raffle Drawing

spring has sprung: upcoming youth soccer tryouts

Some information on upcoming tryouts:

Date: Saturday, April 28, 2012

Time: 8:00am for ages 8-11; 10:00am for ages 12-15 (age as of 9/1/2012)

Place: Starr Garden, 6th and Lombard Streets

Bring: cleats, shin guards, water and a soccer ball. Wear your uniform if you have played on a Palumbo Soccer team in the past.
Check: in the morning if the weather looks questionable. We will have a make-up/rain session the following day, Sunday, April 29, same time and place.

For another popular local league, check out Fairmount Soccer.

easter donation yoga class at practice yoga studio

Since some area gyms (PSC, Sweat) are closing early and/or canceling some classes, here’s a heads-up on some yoga for a good cause in QV:

Sunday, April 8th ( easter), ellen will be teaching a Donation yoga class (all levels are welcome) at 10 am. All proceeds will be donated to Philabundance to help them in their work to feed the hungry in our area.


Please give whatever you like or use your class card. This will be the only class on Sunday, Saturdays schedule remains as usual.