Category
Announcements


Help Keep Mt. Airy Litter Free

October 25, 2021

Help Keep Mt. Airy Litter Free:

 

Trash Talk Flyer

It takes a team to keep it clean

Mt Airy Trash Team

E-mail for more information about the Mt. Airy Trash Team – [email protected]

Earn Weaver’s Way Membership hours by picking up litter. Add your hours with this form.

Follow MATT on Instagram for group pick-up updates – @mtairytrashteam

Community Safety Workshop: Your Personal Cyber Security

October 5, 2021

As technology evolves, so does your digital footprint.  Learn tips for Maximizing Your Personal Protection.

Click here to register in advance 

Cyber Security Flyer - Oct. 21, 2021

Public Zoning Meeting October 6th

October 5, 2021

The next West Mt. Airy Neighbors Zoning Meeting will be October 6, 2021 at 7pm via Zoom.

Click here to register in advance

Public Meeting Graphic 10.6.2021

Meet the WMAN Leadership Team

September 22, 2021

Meet The Board Graphic

West Mt Airy Neighbors (WMAN) is pleased to announce a new slate of Board members led by newly elected Board President, Steve Kendall. Together, we are committed to a continued renewal of WMAN’s mission to preserve and enhance the quality of life of our community — under conditions quite different from those our civic leaders faced when WMAN was formed in the 1950’s. We are excited to share highlights of recent and planned initiatives and activities, and welcome input and suggestions from the West Mt Airy community.

WMAN has been leading ongoing panel-led discussions (held virtually) on important and timely topics:

  1. Race Still Matters, exploring ways to combat structural racism in our neighborhoods. Hundreds of people joined conversations about voting; the history of West Mt Airy; our children’s education; rebalancing policing, social services, health, and housing as they relate to structural racism. This fall panel-led discussions will continue on structural racism in employment and within faith traditions.
  2. Climate/Environmental Activism and Justice.
  3. Home and Property Safety Workshops in collaboration with EMAN and with support from Wells Fargo.

WMAN and EMAN teamed up on Breaking Bread, Building Bridges—an initiative led by Anuj Gupta and funded by the Knight Foundation— to return a sense of community in a time when neighbors have been unable to gather in person. Participants attended six virtual dinners, all ordering from the same restaurants, with thirty participants per dinner.

Our priorities for the upcoming fiscal year:

  • Understand the needs and concerns of West Mt Airy residents.
  • Celebrate and engage with our children and our families with children.
  • Educate and serve as a listening-post for neighbors feeling the stressors of neighborhood changes, preserving historic character, and real estate development pressures.
  • Continue to host moderated panel conversations on topics of importance to our community.
  • Host much-loved community events and festivals such as Mt Airy Day in collaboration with EMAN and others.

Board Officers:

  • President: Steve Kendall
  • Executive VP: Susan Matyas
  • VP Community Affairs: Kristin Haskins-Simms
  • VP Membership Development: Jo Winters
  • VP Physical Resources: Morrie Zimmerman
  • VP Finances: Rob Pelszynski
  • Executive Director: Kathryn McKenzie-Zeigler

New and Continuing Board Members:

  • Jana Adler
  • Adrianne Carpenter
  • Darrin Damone (continuing)
  • Sam Grannum (continuing)
  • Meg Hagele
  • Leroy Hall
  • Bob Holum (continuing)
  • Kevin Keene (continuing)
  • Donna Skinner Echols (continuing)
  • Natalie Sloane
  • Dionne Watts-Williams (continuing)
  • Lauren Wiley (continuing)

We invite West Mt Airy residents committed to a flourishing and diverse civil society and a sustainable yet transforming built environment in our little part of the world to contact us right away. Become a member; join or rejoin one of our existing committees; or suggest a new initiative you can help lead!

For more information, please visit us at www.wman.net.

 

Free Flu Shots and Covid Vaccines 9/23

September 15, 2021

NewCourtland and ACME are co-hosting a FREE Community Health Day

There will be free food, blood pressure screenings, as well as mammogram screening registration for women.

Network with some of our community partners and enter into a fall raffle package.

ACME pharmacy will offer the flu shot while Miriam Medical Clinics will offer both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine to Philly residents 12 and older (please bring ID).

To RSVP via email: [email protected]

See flyer for more details or download flyer

Community Health Day

Mt. Airy Art Garage

September 15, 2021

The Art of Photography

September 10 – October 3

The Art of Photography, MAAG’s Photography-exclusive show, will take place September 10 – October 3, 2021. We are dedicating this show to the memory of Solomon Levy, one of MAAG’s devoted founding members, and renaming the Gallery in his honor.

A reception will be held on Friday, September 24th from 7 PM – 9 PM, with more details coming soon.

Learn More on Our Website

Call for Artists: Horror Business

The Mt. Airy Art Garage (MAAG) invites all artists to submit their art for“Horror Business”, happening from October 15 – November 14, 2021, at the MAAG Gallery, located at 7054 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119.
Horror Business is an art show relishing macabre and horror-themed artwork. We’re looking for artists to submit artwork that displays their viewpoints of some of the darker sides of life. From a Lovecraftian horror lurking deep in the depths of the ocean or the mind, a Memento-Mori of the passing of life, demons and monsters brought to life, to a light-hearted take on Frankenstein and Dracula, we want to see your creations.
Application Deadline: Friday, September 17, 11:59 PM
Learn More and Sign Up on our Website

MAAG Rocks Art! – September 18

The Mt. Airy Art Garage (MAAG) is holding MAAG Rocks Art!, a one-day Arts Festival in Mt. Airy on Germantown Avenue between Mt. Pleasant Avenue and Sedgwick Street on Saturday, September 18, 2021 (Rain Date: Sunday, September 19) from 11 AM – 5 PM.

MAAG is excited to celebrate the community coming back together after a year of isolation! We’re breaking out of our homes and returning with a large celebration of the arts. This is an opportunity for creative, emerging, and seasoned artists to exhibit and sell their work in downtown Mt. Airy. It’s also an opportunity for folks to see their neighbors, hear live music, and have a bite to eat. We hope you’ll join us!

Special thanks to our sponsors, including the Edna W. Andrade Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation, Elfant Pontz Properties, Electrical Wizardry,  Philadelphia Federal Credit Union (PFCU), Weichert McCarthy Real Estate, Community Acupuncture of Mt. Airy (CAMA), and Councilmember-at-Large Derek Green.

We have a full list of artists on our website!
Learn More on our Website

Clubs and Classes at MAAG

We have an exciting lineup of classes and workshops for you to attend both in person and from home.
  • Drawing From Live Models Club gives artists an opportunity to draw from live models, and occurs bi-weekly on Thursday evenings from 7:00-9:30 PM. Must be 18-years-old or over to join. Next Class: September 23, 2021
  • The Photo Club has monthly meetings in person at MAAG. Join in the fun by sharing your photographic work in a professional and nurturing environment, either in the meetings or in the MAAG Photo Club Facebook Group. The Photo Club will meet Saturday, September 25th at 12:15 pm at the MAAG Gallery.
You can learn more about these clubs and classes, along with how to sign up for them, by visiting our website.
Learn More and Sign Up on our Website

Artists Studio Rentals

The Mt. Airy Art Garage offers affordable studio space to artists, makers, crafters, designers, photographers, and creatives.

The property is a beautiful renovated former post office building in the heart of Mt. Airy. Amenities include on-site parking, Wi-Fi, full kitchen, performance space, ADA bathrooms, slop-sink, gift-shop, gallery space, event space, and a classroom.

Studios start at only $300 a month.

Learn More about our Studio Rental Space Here

Opportunities for Artists

Chestnut Hill: Every Second Saturday through November, the Chestnut Hill Business Association  will give artists a chance to showcase and sell their artwork along the commercial district on Germantown Avenue. This is a great high-visibility event for artists to help them in their careers.

Cost: $25 for each month. For more information check out the Chestnut Hill Website.

Thanks To Our Special Partner

Your support has allowed us the breathing room we so badly needed.
We are grateful.

Not a Mt. Airy Art Garage member yet?
Just click the triangle and join us!

Wednesday – Saturday Noon till 6 pm
Sunday Noon till 5 pm

7054 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19119

For more information visit mtairyartgarage.org
or call
267-323-2312.

 

WMAN Annual Membership Meeting

June 7, 2021

WMAN Annual Membership Meeting

Please Join Us!

West Mt. Airy Neighbors is hosting its Annual Membership Meeting  

 

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 via Zoom 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

RSVP in advance for this meeting:

RSVP Here

After RSVPing, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Meet the Candidates | April 27th, 2021

April 13, 2021

EMAN and WMAN invite you to Meet the Candidates on April 27th!

The Pennsylvania primary election will take place on May 18th. Candidates will be vying for the follow offices:

  • Philadelphia District Attorney
  • Philadelphia City Controller
  • Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
  • Philadelphia Municipal Court
  • Local Board of Elections
  • Pennsylvania  Supreme Court
  • Pennsylvania  Superior Court
  • Pennsylvania  Commonwealth Court
Candidates Night Flyer white 3.23.2021.jpg

Home and Property Safety Workshop

March 30, 2021

Home and Property Safety: Deeds & Tangled Title Workshop | What you need to know! 

Thursday, April 29th at 7:00 PM via Zoom

 

Please click here to register.

Philly Spring Clean Up Day at Emlen Circle!

March 30, 2021

Join us for Philly Spring Clean Up Day! Bring your gloves and we’ll bring the coffee! 

Help keep Emlen Circle beautiful! Please join us on April 10th, 2021 from 930-noon. 

 

Please click here to register.