4/19 Flower Barrel Planting

Have you seen the dozens of wooden flower barrels planted along Third Street? They’re planted and maintained by Friends of Midtown with funding from the Auchincloss Fund of the Foundation for Enhancing Communities. It’s time to weed and replant these barrels.
Meet at 10:00 a.m. at Third and Verbeke streets. We’ll finish the project in time for you [...]

4/12 Local Lunch @ Crawdaddy’s

Friends of Midtown organizes monthly Local Lunches to highlight a Midtown eatery and encourage support of local businesses. On Saturday, April 12, we’re going to Crawdaddy’s, 1500 N. 6th St., Ste. 105, from noon to 2:00 p.m. In one visit, you may support a Midtown business, meet fellow neighbors, and enjoy a satisfying meal. RSVP at [...]

Spring 2014 Newsletter

We thank the volunteers who helped distribute newsletters this weekend. In case you missed one and want to know what Friends of Midtown has planned for April, May, and June, check out a copy here: FOM’s Spring 2014 Newsletter

March Committee Meetings

March sees the return of the Citizen Safety and Beautification committees and the continuation of happy-hour-style meetings for the Events Committee. Here’s the when and where of each:
Citizen Safety: Monday, March 3, 6:30 p.m., Stage on Herr, 268 Herr St., contact
Beautification: Wednesday, March 5, 6:15 p.m., Second Floor Pews of Midtown Scholar, 1302 N. 3rd St., contact
Events: [...]

John Campbell Named Midtown Citizen of 2013 at Annual Meeting

Our Annual Meeting was fun, but we had some announcements to make. Among those announcements was the recognition of John Campbell as Midtown Citizen of 2013 in recognition of his efforts to preserve historic structures in Midtown and to stimulate its cultural and business communities through 3rd in the Burg.
Below are some photographs of the [...]

2/20: Winter Social and Annual Meeting

On February 20, come out to Stage on Herr (268 Herr St.) for a great evening of food and fellowship with your neighbors at the Winter Social and Annual Meeting, an annual combination of business and pleasure. For your pleasure, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., we’ll have free appetizers, a cash bar, a door prize, and an icebreaker [...]

Broad Street Market Task Force Formed

Mayor Eric Papenfuse has announced the formation of a seven-person task force to advise him on the future of the Broad Street Market. Several news outlets have reported on the announcement, but ABC 27 appears to have the most thorough report as of now.  Friends of Midtown has representation on the task force, so if you have [...]

2/8 Local Lunch

Friends of Midtown organizes a monthly Local Lunch to highlight a Midtown eatery and encourage support of local business. Our last event, at Cafe 1500, even received some media coverage.
On February 8, we’re meeting at Nellie’s Southern Style Cafe, 306 Reily St, from noon to 2:00 p.m. In one visit, you can support this Midtown business, meet fellow neighbors, [...]

1/25: Electronics Recycling Event

Since early 2013, Pennsylvania Law has prohibited disposal of televisions, computers, and other electronic products with regular trash. Because these items will not be collected when placed at the curb with other trash, it encourages scavengers to break them to remove metals from within, potentially leaving a pile of glass and plastic for you to clean [...]