School Supply Giveaway Also Gave a History Lesson

Hundreds came out for our backpack giveaway this year. Thanks to our sponsors, we were able to giveaway 300 backpacks.

In addition, the Germantown Restoration CDC hosted a forum on after school programs.

http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/nw-philadelphia/71938-line-forms-early-for-back-to-school-giveaway-at-germantowns-concord-school-house

School Supply Giveaway – Saturday August 23rd

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Juneteenth Festival 2014 Was Fun & Educational for All!

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Caroling and Holiday Basket Give Away Thursday Dec 12th

Caroling and Holiday Basket Give Away Thursday Dec 12th

Celebrate the spirit of the holidays by giving to someone else! We will carol along the 6300 Block starting at 5PM and then gather at the Johnson House for the basket give-away and refreshments.

School Supply Give Away – August 17th Was A Success

School Supply Give Away Coming Soon

August 17th, Our Community School Supply Give Away turned out great! 140 Backpacks stuffed with goodies to the brim was given away.  As we grow this event each year – we hope to serve the community and their needs.

Those that came to the Concord School House & Upper Burial Ground were not only grateful to receive the backpacks, they also got a quick tour of the one-room Concord School House built in the 1800s.

We also had a visit from Councilwoman Cindy Bass.

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Brand New Life – Church of the Week

Brand New Life – Church of the Week

Brand New Life was highlighted as Church of the Week in the Philadelphia Tribune.  

Juneteenth Festival Schedule of Events – Join Us

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9:45 AM – Libation and Drumming Ceremony – Led by Ausar Auset, Corner of Germantown Avenue & Wister Street – First Protest Against Slavery Marker

10:00 AM – “FREEDOM WALK” Walk from the Historic Marker designating the “1st 6300 Entire Block Directory – May 13  first protest markerProtest Against Slavery” – led by the Resurrected Order 1997 Buffalo Soldiers 9th and 10th Calvary, Ausar Auset and the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church Youth Trinity Drum Line

 

 

10:00 AM – Panel Discussion: William Still’s Journal C manuscript and the Underground Railroad – At the Historic Germantown Mennonite Meetinghouse – 6133 Germantown Ave.

  • A humanities panel discussion will present the experiences of African American families escaping to freedom and the networks in the Philadelphia-area Underground Railroad that supported the anti-slavery movement.
  • The discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Craig Stutman and include presenting scholars: Christopher Densmore, Curator, Swarthmore College, Charlotte Blake Alston, Documentary Narrator, and Phillip Seitz, Curator.
  • For more information view the website

10:45AM – Germantown Town Hall – Tour Civil War Hospital & Hidden City Festival Site – 5928 Germantown Avenue

Johnson House – 6306 Germantown Ave

11:00 AM – Meet Harriet Tubman, Conductor of the UGRR – featuringmsparks Millecent Sparks – 6306 Germantown Ave – Johnson House

12:30, 2:00, 3:30 PM – “Bearing Witness:  Johnson House Speaks Through Inquiry and Performance” featuring Germaine Ingram, Leah Stein and John Phillips

Concord School House – 6309 Germantown Ave

1:00 PM – Meet Henry “Box” Brown at the Concord School House to hear his unique story of freedom – 6309 Germantown Ave

Along 6300 Germantown Avenue

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Preventive Health and Community Information Fair

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Exhibits/Films/Games

  • Addy’s World: Life of child during slavery – 6353 Germantown Ave
  • The Songhai Princess Movie – continuous showing – 6353 Germantown Ave
  • My Slave Sister Myself Film – 6325 Germantown Ave
  • Henry Box Brown Guessing Contest – Up Mid Block

12:00 – 4:00 PM – Cultural & Historic Marketplace

Main Stage: At Pomona Street intersection

MC – Howard Cupit

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Small Stage: At 6370 Germantown

TBD

 

Brand New Life Christian Center – 6301 Germantown Ave

3:05 PM – “Life & Times of Omar ibn Sayyid” Slave Reenactment – presented by Living History Heritage Project/Images of the Motherland

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Historic Germantown Site Tours

  • Cliveden – 6401 Germantown Ave
  • Concord School House – 6309 Germantown Ave

Juneteenth Festival – June 15th

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Juneteenth Festival 2013 – Planning Underway – Seeking Vendors

Be sure to check out our upcoming plans for Juneteenth.  Interested vendors, participants, speakers, and volunteers should send an email to acneal@johnsonhouse.org, or download forms from our website. Continue to check our website for the latest updates

Happy New Year

ImageTime flying already.  As you can see, Streetscape work has been completed on the east side – new sidewalks and lamp posts. Hopefully, the west side will be completed by early Spring so that we can get the planters all freshened up before Mt. Airy Day.

As an update, we have a few business losses and some properties for sale.  I’ve added a page where you can keep current on available properties, so that you can help us bring in the businesses that you would like and we would embrace.  In the meantime, thank you for your continued support of the alliance and our members.