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Soccer Shots Back at Cedar Park this Summer!

Cedar Park Neighbors is pleased to bring back Soccer Shorts to the parks for the summer season! They have now opened registration for this upcoming season.

Soccer Shots is a positive introduction to soccer for children ages 2-4. Their program focuses on the skills and lessons of the game by offering non-competitive classes. Each child learns the fundamentals of the game through skill instruction, fun games, and creative play. This summer they are back at West Philly for this local program option:

Soccer Shots Summer Season
Once a week classes on the weekend for 30-40 minutes of soccer instruction. Learning basic soccer skills, playing fun games, and learning important character concepts for life and sports.

Saturdays from 9am-11am,
July 12–August 16,
Location: Cedar Park (at 50th and Baltimore)
Programs for toddlers and preschool aged children.

They also have programs in 8 other areas of the city and you can search for all of their programs on their website at www.soccershots.org/philadelphia .

If you have any questions contact Soccer Shots at philly@soccershots.org or 267-630-1557.

June 2014 Newsletter is out

The newest Cedar Park Neighbors newsletter is out.
View it as a flipbook by clicking below.

Cedar Park Live Jazz

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Cedar Park Live Jazz Begins!

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Every year Cedar Park Neighbors brings jazz to the park between on Baltimore Avenue between 49th and 50th. This year launches with the funked out styles of local band Dr. Ketchup. Cedar Park Live takes place every Friday starting June 6th, and ending on August 1st. Nestled between residences, a church, and the commercial corridor, the live music experience captures the urban flair of Philadelphia.

The free event is outdoor fun for the whole family with an on site playground. Jazz in the park is one of the truly special social events of the West Philly community. From senior to toddler, the evenings are great moments to share. Bring a blanket for a picnic, or a chair to enjoy some great entertainment and neighborhood interaction!

If you would like to make a financial contribution please go to http://www.cedarparkneighbors.org/support/ .

EVERY FRIDAY 6p to 8p
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June 6 Dr. Ketchup
June 13 Mixed People
June 20 Shirley Lites Band
June 27 Gretchen Elise and Crew
July 4 ————————-
July 11 Rich Tucker and the Universal Experience
July 18th Gregory McDonald & Friends
July 25th Glenn Bryan and Friends
August 1 Broke and Blue Band

Sponsored by 
Philadelphia Parks and Rec, Fairmount Park Conservancy, Holly Mack Ward and Co., Philadelphia Federal Credit Union, Gold Standard Cafe, VIX Emporium, Little Baby’s Ice Cream, the Baltimore Avenue Business Association (BABA), and the UC Review.

Family Picnic in Cedar Park: Friday, May 16, 6-8pm

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CPN college scholarship applications due June 1

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Each year, Cedar Park Neighbors awards several scholarships to neighborhood students to help pay for college expenses.

Complete applications packs must be received (or mailed and postmarked) by June 1st, 2014 to be considered. Students living within Cedar Park can apply for a scholarship to help with the increasing costs of higher education, including travel expenses and school supplies.  Awards in the past ranged from $600 to $1000 so don’t miss your opportunity!

To download the 2014 application, click here.  
Email us at scholarships@cedarparkneighbors.org with any questions!

Cedar Park Neighbors Annual Meeting

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Map of the Cedar Park Neighborhood

Please join Cedar Park Neighbors on Monday, April 21, 2014, from 7-9pm for our annual meeting. Voting for CPN Board Members will begin at 6:30pm.

The meeting will take place at Calvary Community Center Sanctuary. Please enter through the doors on the second floor.

Come and hear what Cedar Park Neighbors has done over the last year and our plans for the coming year. Meet candidates for the CPN Board of Directors.  (And read all about the candidates by clicking here.)

We will also feature a conversation with the two candidates for our state representative, James Roebuck (the incumbent) and Algernong Allen. The conversation will be moderated by Cedar Park resident Bill Hangley Jr., a journalist with The Philadelphia Public School Notebook.

If you’ve never been to a CPN meeting, the annual meeting is a great introduction to the organization and the work that it does.

An informal meet and greet will follow the meeting.

Meet the candidates for CPN Board of Directors

A great group of Cedar Park neighbors are running for election to the CPN Board of Directors.  Read more about them below.  And come out to our annual meeting on April 21, 2014 from 7-9 pm to hear them in person.

Candidates’ bios are after the jump.

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Cedar Park Neighbors Scholarship Fundraiser

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Get your tickets now for Cedar Park Neighbors’ 7th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser! The event will be held on Sunday, April 6th from 4-6 pm at The Cedar Works, located at 4919 Pentridge Street, a beautifully renovated warehouse in the neighborhood. Tickets include live music for all ages with West Philly based singer-songwriter Gretchen Elise, beer by Dock Street Brewing Company, wine, and food from Aksum, Fu Wah, The Gold Standard Café, and Dock Street. We’ll also have a Silent Auction to include handmade crafts, jewelry, museum tickets, gift certificates to local restaurants, and much more! Children will enjoy kids’ music and activities from 4-5 pm.

Tickets are $40 and available online or at the door. Kids under 12 are free. To purchase tickets, complete the form below.

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Join or Renew by April 1 to vote in CPN annual meeting

cpn1Cedar Park Neighbors’ annual meeting is coming up on Monday, April 21st, at 7pm. It will be held at the Calvary Center at 48th & Baltimore. At our meeting, we’ll hear a report of what CPN has done over the past year and vote for next year’s officers and board members. (We’re also planning a special event at the annual meeting … stay tuned for more information on that.)

But, according to our by-laws, you can’t vote at the annual meeting if you are not a CPN member as of April 1.

Annual memberships run from January 1 to December 31 each year. That means that unless you’ve joined or renewed your CPN membership in 2014, you’re probably not a current member. (I say “probably” since some people pay several years in advance.)

So with only 9 days to go before April 1, why not join or renew your membership right now by going to http://www.cedarparkneighbors.org/join/?

It’s fast. It’s secure. It’s easy. And annual memberships start at just $7/year (for seniors, students, and the unemployed.)

PS. Remember: our annual scholarship fundraiser will be held two weeks from today on Sunday, April 6. More information at http://www.cedarparkneighbors.org/scholarship/.