Cedar Park Neighbors annual membership meeting and board elections

Please join Cedar Park Neighbors next Monday, April 20, 2015, from 7-9 pm for our annual meeting. Voting for CPN Board Members will begin at 6:30 pm. To vote, you must be a current member of Cedar Park Neighbors at of April 1, 2015.

The meeting will take place at Calvary Center for Culture and Community in their chapel. Please enter through the doors on 48th Street.

This year’s annual meeting will provide brief presentations on neighborhood zoning/development issues, Philadelphia Water Department “Rain Check” program, park events, improvements to the neighborhood and various ways to support the community. Following these brief presentations, there will be an indoor fair with tables for various committees, businesses, community groups and individual programs to learn more, sign up for programs and become more involved in the community.

At the meeting, you will also get to meet the candidates for the CPN Board of Directors.  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 throughout the year.  An informal meet and greet will follow the meeting.

Below are the candidates who are standing for election: Continue reading Cedar Park Neighbors annual membership meeting and board elections

Interested in running for election to the CPN board of directors?

5937_10151522708603031_1602706112_nAre YOU interested in serving your community as a member of the board of Cedar Park Neighbors (CPN)?

Are you a renter, homeowner, business owner, elder, or barely 18? Are you a long-time resident or a recent transplant? Are you Black, white, Hispanic, or Asian? If you live or work in Cedar Park and are dedicated to improving our community, please run for the neighborhood board!

We’re looking for a few new members of the Board for two-year terms that start on June 1, 2015.

If you’re interested, please contact Meg Ferrigno at or by phone at 267-241-7606 by March 27.

And please join us for elections at our annual meeting on Monday, April 20, 7pm at the Calvary Center at 48th & Baltimore.  (More details to come.)


Continue reading Interested in running for election to the CPN board of directors?

Spring season of Clark Park Youth Soccer

Spring 2015 season of Clark Park Youth Soccer will begin on Saturday, March 28 thru May 16. This program covers ages 5-11 with ages 5-7 meeting in the morning and 8-11 in the afternoons on Saturdays.

CPN’s 8th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser

Click here to purchase tickets or sponsor our fundraiser.



Click here to purchase tickets or sponsor our fundraiser.

Spring season of Soccer Shots at Cedar Park

Soccer Shots toddler soccer program is coming back again to Cedar Park. Their registration is opened for the spring season and many of their weekend programs are already filling up. Check out the classes listed below and register to reserve your spot. For Children ages 2-4. Here are the details:

Saturdays, 9:00am- 11:00am
March 7th, – May 16th, 2015 (No class on April 4th)
Cedar Park (50th and Baltimore Ave), 10 weeks

Soccer Shots is a positive introduction to soccer for children ages 2-4 (age limits for Cedar Park location). 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 principled instruction, creative and age appropriate games, scrimmaging, and soccer fun!.

For further information check their site. or  contact Thomas Rockett —,  (484) 707-9962

Soccer shots spring season

8th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser

Please join us for the

8th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser in support of the

Gary Bronson Memorial Scholarship Fund

April 12, 2015; 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
St. Francis De Sales Parish School Auditorium
917 S. 47th Street; Philadelphia, PA 19143

Live music with Gretchen Elise and her band;
Food and beverages from local businesses.
Door prizes included!!

Sponsor levels:
Super Neighbor – $2,500 and above
Sustaining Neighbor – $1,000 and above
Benefactor Neighbor – $500-$1,000
Patron Neighbor – $250-$500
Friendly Neighbor – $100-$250

Tickets: $40.00 each; available on-line; or at the door. Kids under 12 are free.

The Gary Bronson Memorial Scholarship Fund supports young adults living in Cedar Park who are committed to pursuing higher education; the fund provides them with both mentorship and financial support to help them be successful in their post-secondary endeavors.


Big water main replacement project coming to Cedar Park in 2015

waterdept4In December 2014, John Digiulio from the Philadelphia Water Department came to our monthly board meeting to talk about a major water main replacement project that will be going on in Cedar Park for all of 2015.

The Water Department has contracted with Nello Construction Company to replace mains on the following eight blocks:
  • BEAUMONT ST from 48TH ST to 49TH ST
  • FLORENCE AVE from 48TH ST to 49TH ST
  • FLORENCE AVE from 49TH ST to 50TH ST
  • FLORENCE AVE from 50TH ST to 51ST ST
waterdept3There’s no set schedule for which blocks will get done first, but the Water Department estimates that it could take as long as 14 months to complete all of the work.
For more information, including details on exactly what the Water Department will be doing when they dig up our streets, please click on the links below for the two handouts distributed at our meeting.  The handouts have lots more information about what to expect if you live on or near these streets.
 For more information, you can also email John DiGiulio at or call the Water Department at 215-685-6300.

November newsletter is out

The November 2014 newsletter is out

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Help CPN help neighbors by supporting our annual holiday baskets


Dear Friends and Neighbors of Cedar Park,

Once again, Cedar Park Neighbors, in cooperation with area churches and other nonprofit organizations, will prepare and distribute food baskets for those in need during the holiday season.

In 2013, we were able to reach over 625 people. As a continuation of this successful event, we need your financial help and support.

Please consider a suggested donation in the amount of $36. Support at this amount will help us feed two families and foster our commitment to “neighbors helping neighbors.”

We will be packing and distributing the baskets on Saturday December 20, 2014 from 8:30am -10:30am at Renewal Presbyterian Church, located on the corner of 47thand Cedar Ave.  All volunteers are most welcome!  Please feel free to contact us at if you have any questions.

We thank you in advance for your support!


Michelle and Beverly

To donate to our Holiday Basket Drive, please click here.

Remember: all annual CPN membership dues expire at the end of each calendar year.  While you’re thinking about it, please consider joining or renewing today, by clicking here.

Love Your Park on Saturday, November 15