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Back to School for the Gary Bronson Memorial College Scholarship Recipients!

Cedar Park Scholarship

2015 Gary Bronson Memorial College Scholarship Fund Recipients with CPN Scholarship Committee Members

Six young Cedar Park residents’ return to school will be a little bit easier this fall thanks to the Cedar Park Neighbors’ Gary Bronson Memorial College Scholarship Fund.  In addition to scholarships of over $1,000 each for educational expenses, the students will also receive mentoring, care packages, and networking opportunities from the fund throughout school year.

New to the Gary Bronson Memorial College Scholarship Fund are two incoming college freshmen. Abdoulaye Dia is a 2015 graduate of the Charter High School for Architecture and Design (CHAD), and will be attending Denison University.  Dante Gibbons, also a 2015 CHAD graduate, will be attending Penn State University to study Geosciences.

Returning scholarship recipients include Ainye Clarke, who is entering her second year studying Psychology at Rosemont College.  Andrew Kulasegram-Wilson is in his third year at Drexel University where he studies Engineering.  Danielle Little attends Columbia College in Chicago, and is beginning her second year studying Arts Management with a Business and Entrepreneurship Major. Dung Nguyen is in her final year at Temple University’s School of Pharmacy.

These scholarships are possible through the generous support of the donors to the Gary Bronson Memorial College Scholarship Fundraiser.  Major sponsors of the April 2015 event were the Fleming Family Fund, Gregg & Rachel Mohrmann, Philadelphia Federal Credit Union, and Fred Wolfe Jr.  We thank those sponsors and all who contributed to making the event a huge success.

Cedar Park Neighbors is extremely proud of these active and dynamic students and their accomplishments. Please join us in congratulating these young members of our Cedar Park community, and wishing them the best in their studies.

Interested in becoming a member of Cedar Park Neighbors? Click here to join. To support Cedar Park Neighbors and its initiatives such as Gary Bronson Memorial College Scholarship Fund make a donation here.

Cedar Park Jazz 2015 – THANK YOU!

This year, hundreds of friends and neighbors attended each of the Cedar Park Neighbors’ Live Jazz Fridays with sponsorship, crowd donations, and beautiful weather permitting a total of 11 amazing summer concerts. A particular pleasure was seeing so many familiar faces from Jazz seasons’ past, and watching as new faces became familiar, returning week after week. For two concerts in July, professional photographer and Cedar Park Neighbors’ board member JJ Tiziou was on hand to capture the sheer joy of these evenings. In gratitude to all who attended and made this season possible, we now share some of these beautiful images. Please join us again in Cedar Park in 2016!

Thank you to our Jazz Committee, Algernong Allen, Monica Allison, and Renee McBride Williams, our performers, Progressive Movement, Rich Tucker and the Universal Experience, Brent White Group, Glenn Bryan and Friends, Clef Club Youth Ensemble, Gretchen Elise and Friends, Dahi Divine and Friends, Broke and Blue Band, Side by Soul, Dr. Ketchup, and Clint Washington and Friends, and our sponsors, Cedar Park NeighborsFairmount Park ConservancyHolly Mack Ward and Co. Real EstatePhiladelphia Federal Credit UnionPhiladelphia Parks and RecreationSt. Mary’s Nursery SchoolWayne’s GarageLittle Baby’s Ice CreamDock Street BreweryVIX EmporiumUC Review, and the Baltimore Avenue Business Association (BABA).

Interested in becoming a member of Cedar Park Neighbors? Click here to join. To support Cedar Park Neighbors and its initiatives such as Live Jazz Fridays make a donation here.

 

SEASON EXTENDED: CPN Live Jazz Fridays

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Thanks to outstanding community attendance and support, the Cedar Park Jazz series will extend for an additional two Fridays, ending on August 14th.

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

Sponsored by:

Cedar Park NeighborsFairmount Park ConservancyHolly Mack Ward and Co. Real EstatePhiladelphia Federal Credit UnionPhiladelphia Parks and RecreationSt. Mary’s Nursery SchoolWayne’s GarageLittle Baby’s Ice CreamDock Street BreweryVIX EmporiumUC Review, and the Baltimore Avenue Business Association (BABA).

June-July CPN Newsletter

Below is the June – July 2015 Cedar Park Neighbors newsletters as a “flip book”.

CPN Live Jazz, Friday July 10th: Gretchen Elise & Friends + College Scholarship Award Presentation

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Gretchen Elise & Friends + College Scholarship Award Presentation

Friday, July 10th, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
49th and Baltimore

Every year Cedar Park Neighbors brings jazz to the park on Baltimore Avenue between 49th and 50th. Please join us this week for the music of Gretchen Elise and Friends plus a special presentation of this year’s College Scholarship Awards at the set break (approx. 7:00 p.m.). These scholarships are awarded to local students each year by the Cedar Park Neighbors’ Gary Bronson Memorial College Scholarship Fund.

Cedar Park Jazz takes place every Friday, ending on July 31st. Nestled between residences, churches, 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!

Concert schedule:
  • July 10th Gretchen Elise and Friends
  • July 17th Dahi Divine and Friends
  • July 24th Broke and Blue Band
  • July 31st Side by Soul

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

Sponsored by:

Cedar Park NeighborsFairmount Park ConservancyHolly Mack Ward and Co. Real EstatePhiladelphia Federal Credit UnionPhiladelphia Parks and RecreationSt. Mary’s Nursery SchoolWayne’s GarageLittle Baby’s Ice CreamDock Street BreweryVIX EmporiumUC Review, and the Baltimore Avenue Business Association (BABA).

Cedar Park Neighbors Presents: Live Jazz Fridays in Cedar Park

CPN Jazz Show

Every year Cedar Park Neighbors brings jazz to the park between on Baltimore Avenue between 49th and 50th. This year’s concert series launches with Progressive Movement. Cedar Park Jazz takes place every Friday, starting June 5th, and ending on July 31st. Nestled between residences, churches, 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/

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Now accepting 2015 scholarship applications (due June 15!)

Scholarships (6)

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

Complete applications packs must be received at scholarships@cedarparkneighbors.org by June 15, 2015 to be considered. Only students living within Cedar Park are eligible to apply.  Not sure if you live within our boundaries?  Click here for a map.  Awards in the past ranged from $600 to $1000 so don’t miss your opportunity!

If you are a new applicant, download the 2015 application by clicking here.

If you have received a scholarship in the past and are re-applying for the new year, down the 2015 renewal application by clicking here.

Email us at scholarships@cedarparkneighbors.org with any questions!

Greensgrow West community meeting

Greensgrow would like to invite you and your neighbors to an open community meeting to solicit feedback about our continued involvement in West Philadelphia. Greensgrow recently secured a long-term lease from Councilwoman Blackwell for a parcel of vacant land at 5123-29 Baltimore Avenue to build a larger farm, nursery, and education space. We anticipate this new location opening in spring of 2016 and would like to hear from our neighbors about what types of services and programs are most in demand as we increase our capacity.

The meeting will be held on Thursday June 4 at 6pm. Location will be in the community room at People’s Baptist Church at 5039 Baltimore Avenue. We hope you will join us and share this invitation widely to your friends, neighbors, and networks in the local community.

Thank you for your continued support, and we hope you stop by our temporary location at 4912 Baltimore Avenue this spring to meet the staff and learn more about Greensgrow’s mission and impact.

Event page on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/874104225983483/

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3rd Annual PICNIC IN CEDAR PARK

3rd Annual Picnic in Cedar Park

Join Cedar Park Neighbors for a neighborhood Picnic in Cedar Park! BYOP, or pickup a picnic special at any of these participating local businesses- Dock Street, The Gold Standard, Hibiscus, Little Baby’s, Mariposa, Penn Pizza or Taco Angeleno!

Event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/796376410470209/

There is no rain date for this event.

CPN Treasurer’s Report

At last week’s annual meeting, Cedar Park Neighbors was pleased to present a report from its treasurer on the organization’s finances. At its core, the report reflects the generosity of our community as well as the hard work put forward by the committee and board members over the course of CPN’s successful 2014. Sizeable percentage changes in income and expenses in 2014 in comparison to 2013 largely reflected differences in activities conducted or invoices carried over from the prior year.

The report also includes CPN’s budget for 2015 in pie chart and data form. The Scholarship Committee should be congratulated for already exceeding its projected donation income for the year! New to this year’s budget are modest and flexible committee administration fees to help cover administrative costs in addition to new expense lines in support of outreach and membership work. As evidenced by the budget, CPN’s board and committees have great things planned for 2015!

Questions? Email Amara at treasurer@cedarparkneighbors.org