A Lot is Happening on the Block

The year is bringing a lot of change to 6300 Block Germantown.As of March 2012

  • The Johnson House just hosted The Good Raised Up.  A wonderful musical and artistic depiction of the history of the Johnson House.  Some background and comments – thegoodraisedup.blogspot.com/
  • We have several new businesses that have come in the past 6 months: churches, hair salons, and a chiropractor.  I would love more retail, if you know anyone.
  • Cleanup is in progress for one of our vacant sites
  • The City Streetscape Plan might actually happen this year.  Recent updates from Dept of Commerce states that the contract has been awarded.
  • Several properties have had their facades refresh
  • Plans are ongoing for monthly Historical programs on the block and submission of a grant proposal for a Heritage Plan
  • We are seeking committee members to help with the plans for the Annual Juneteenth event which will be held June 16th.
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Join Us for Holiday Carols & Refreshments

Decembers 15th, from 6pm until, we will all come together to sing Christmas carols, followed by cider and cookies at the Johnson House.  Hope to join us.

Join Us at our October Meeting

Tuesday, October 25th, 6:00 PM at the Johnson House.

Revolutionary Germantown Festival 2011

Saturday, October 1, 10AM – 4PM on the Cliveden Grounds – 6401 Germantown Ave

– Battle Reenactments, 12PM & 3PM

– Children’s Activities – 10AM – 3PM

– Historic Maps and Prints exhibition

Note: Additional activities being given by businesses in 6300 Germantown Ave block

– Artist exhibition outside Lucien Crump Gallery, 6378 Germantown

– Artist exhibition inside Johnson House Historic Site – 6306 Germantown

– Patriotic crafts – outside Color Book Gallery – 6353 Germantown

Join Us at our September Meeting

Date:            Tuesday September 27, 2011

Time:           6:00 pm

Place:           Johnson House Historic Site

6306 Germantown Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19144

Agenda (proposed)

1.     Welcome & Introductions

2.     “Enhancing Public Safety”, Officer Johns, 14th District

3.    Presidents Report

4.    New Business

  • Holiday Planning
  • Revolutionary Germantown Festival

5.    Old Business

  • Block Strategic Plan
  • AOB

Back To School – School Supply Giveaway Event

The 6300 Germantown Avenue Business Alliance

 will support our kids as they return to school!

 Saturday, August 20, 2011 from 10 am to 12 noon

Hosted by the Concord School House

6309 Germantown Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19144

 Free school supplies will be given to 50 children

First come, first served!

(you must live within the following boundaries: Cherokee Street to Morton Street and Johnson Street to Washington Lane)

 Parents and children must come together!

 Sponsored by the 6300 Germantown Avenue Business Alliance, a coalition of businesses, property owners and community members located on Germantown Avenue between Washington Lane and Johnson Street

Join Us At Our Next Meeting

Next meeting will be August 30th, 6:00 PM at the Johnson House

Greetings!

Welcome to the 6300 Germantown Avenue Business Alliance website.

Our upcoming events are:

Next Meeting – May 31st, 6:00 PM, Johnson House, 6306 Germantown Ave.  For more information, contact, Andre Alexander, President, at A&D Hair Salon, 6331 Germantown Ave, 215-844-9345

June 18th, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM,  6300 Block Juneteenth Festival (flyer)

Celebrate our Independence with exhibits, entertainment, historic tours and marketplace. Take Freedom Journey Passport to focus on Freedom displayed throughout the businesses on the block. Dads and men come read the children’s books Henry’s Freedom Box and Juneteenth Jamboree, then help children make crafts.  For a detailed schedule – check out the Juneteenth Page