PhillyNow Calendar: civic events, May 13-17

pwcalendarYou like bicycles? Sure you do! This week, there are two bicycle-heavy events meant to increase two-wheeled awareness. Wednesday night will be the annual “Ride of Silence,” in which bicyclists ride around the city with a police escort to remember those riders killed on the road. And Friday is “Bike to Work” day. Recent numbers show that just 1.8 percent of Philadelphia workers bike to work three or more days per week. Time to change that, Philly.

Anything I missed? Hit me up at civics@philadelphiaweekly.com. Come back here for updates to the listings throughout the week.

Monday, May 13

Safety Meeting. The South of South Neighborhood Association will hold a meeting to discuss safety throughout the community. Issues will include a mural, police support of local business, officer appreciation events and the TownWatch partnership.
6:30pm. SOSNA Office, 1901 Christian St. southofsouth.org

Committee Meeting. The Friends of Weccacoe Playground will hold a committee meeting.
7pm. Weccacoe Playground Building, 400 Catherine St.

Civic Association Meeting. The East Torresdale Civic Association will hold a meeting.
7pm. Evangelical Free Church, Linden Ave. and Milnor St.

Tuesday, May 14

City Council. The Committee on Rules will hold a public hearing to discuss zoning maps amendments.
10am. City Hall, Room 400, 1 S. Penn Square. phila.gov

Project Committee Meeting. The Triangles on Grays Ferry Avenue Project Committee will meet to discuss improving the spot on Grays Ferry Ave. between South Street and Bainbridge.
6pm. SOSNA Office, 1901 Chrsitian St. southofsouth.org

Board Meeting. The Logan Square Neighborhood Association will hold a board meeting.
7pm. Franklin Institute, 5th Floor Conference Room, 201 N. 20th St.

Food and Fitness Advocate Meeting. The Philadelphia Urban Food and Fitness Advocates will hold a community meeting to discuss healthy food access in North Philadelphia. The meeting itself will include a healthy meal.
6pm. Esperanza Health Center, 4417 N. 6th St.

History Workshop. Holmesberg residents interested in their neighborhood’s history can join a discussion held by the Holmesburg Civic Association. A Civic Association Meeting will follow at 7pm.
6:30pm. Holmesburg Rec Center, Rhawn and Ditman Streets.

Civic Association Meeting. The Somerton Civic Association will hold a meeting.
7pm. Walker Lodge 306, 1290 Southampton Rd.

Civic Association Meeting. The Tacony Civic Association will hold a general meeting.
7pm. Memorial Presbyterian Church. 4500 Tyson Ave.

Wednesday, May 15

City Council. The Committee on Public Health and Human Services will hold a meeting with regard to the regulation of tanning facilities.
10am. City Hall, Room 400, 1 S. Penn Square. phila.gov

City Council. The Committee on Public Property and Public Works will hold a hearing to discuss the acquisition of public property.
2pm. City Hall, Room 400, 1 S. Penn Square. phila.gov

7:30pm. Sustainability Committee Meeting. The Queen Village Neighborhood Association will hold a meeting for neighbors interested in sustainability issues.
Weccacoe Playground Building, 400 Catherine St. qvna.org

Zoning Committee Meeting. The SOSNA Zoning Committee will meet to discuss pipe and sewer work on Kater St. and the relocation of lot lines for a new three-story home at 25th and Catherine.
6:30pm. Shiloh Baptist Church, 2040 Christian St.

Public Zoning Meeting. The Newbold Neighbors Association wil hold a public zoning meeting to gather feedback about several applications in that neighborhood.
6:30pm. Reed Street Apartments, 16th and Reed. Newboldneighbors.org

Ride of Silence. The Bicycle Coalition of Philadelphia will hold its annual ride of silence to remember those who’ve been killed while on their bicycles “and reminding communities of bicyclists’ right to safe space on the roads.”
6:30pm. Meet at the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. Bicyclecoalition.org

Liaison Training. There will be training which will allow residents to become a Neighborhood Liaison for Philly311.
6:30pm. Municipal Services Building, 1401 JFK Blvd.

Thursday, May 16

General Membership Meeting. The Fishtown Neighborhood Association will hold a general membership meeting, open to the public.
6:30pm. Fishtown Rec Center, 1202 E Montgomery Ave. fishtown.org

General Meeting. The Queen Billage Neighborhood Association will hold its monthly general meeting.
7:30pm. Phillip Neri Church, 218 Queen St. qvna.org

Police District PSA 3 Meeting. The 17th Police District PSA 3 will hold a meeting on public safety and to hear neighbor concerns. The district covers Federal Street to Moore. Broad to 25th.
6pm. Gospel Baptist Church, 1327 S. 19th Street.

Civic Association Meeting. The Summerdale Civic Association will hold its monthly meeting.
7pm. Houseman Rec Center, 5091 Summerdale Ave.

Civic Association Meeting. The Upper Holmesburg Civic Association will hold a general meeting.
7pm. Marion Hall, 8532 Frankford Ave.

Town Hall Meeting. State Rep. Brian Sims will hold a town hall meeting at the Ethical  Humanist Society of Philadelphia to discuss city schools, SEPTA, LGBT rights and other issues.
6pm. Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia, 1906 S. Rittenhouse Square.

Friday, May 17

Bike to Work Day. It’s that time of year, again: Time to bike to work. Some of us do it every day because we’re way too cheap to purchase all those tokens, even in the winter, when we regret each and every pedal and spend so much time thinking of the cold in our faces, we barely realize there’s unused trolley track all over the city—and we’re headed right for it!
7:30am. Meet up at Lloyd Hall, 1 Boathouse Row.

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