For 75 years, the neighborhood of Lawrenceville has continued to hold an Independence Day festival that is filled with fun for the whole community, inlcuding softball and baseball games, children’s races, KSWA Wrestling, pony rides, a petting zoo, live music , food vendors and of course, world-class Zambelli Fireworks! This year the celebration will take place on Saturday June 29th, beginning at 11:00 a.m. in Arsenal Park.
The Lawrenceville Fireworks Committee, a group of resident volunteers, has been planning this special day for months. We hope you join us for the festivities!
The schedule for the day is as follows:
11:00a | Food Booths Open: Kelly’s Korner, Hambone’s, Spirit
11:15a | 9th Ward Girls’ Slow Pitch Softball
12:00 noon | Children’s Races
12 – 4p | Balloon Artist
12:30 – 3:30p | Barnyard Petting Zoo
1:15p | Boys’ Little League All Star Games
1:00 – 4:00p | Train Rides
1:30 – 3:30p | Pony Rides
2:00 – 4:00p | Fire Truck Display
2:00 – 4:00p | Face Painting
4:00 – 6:00p | KSWA Wrestling
6:00 – 6:45p | Exotic Animal Show
7:00p | Official Ceremony
7:30 – 9:30p | Dr. Zoot
9:30p | FIREWORKS!
Lawrenceville is being nominated to the National Historic Register of Historic Places. If successful, this would list Lawrenceville on the National Register and would make certain projects eligible for tax incentives for historic redevelopment. There are NO restrictions that the program places on property owners in terms of what they can or can’t do with their property. As part of this process, consultants from Michael Baker International and Clio Consulting will be taking a visual survey of every property in Lawrenceville, starting in March, to determine which structures contribute to Lawrenceville’s historic integrity. Residents and business owners should expect to see the consultants during daylight hours in bright yellow field safety vests and they will be carrying identification with the city and consulting firm logos. As part of the survey, they will be photographing homes (external only) and recording information related to the building attributes on tablets. They will remain in the public right-of-way only and will NOT be coming onto your property or asking to come into your house. For more information, come to the 9th or 6th Ward Block Watch meetings in February.
- 9th Ward Block Watch
- Tues., 2/21 at 6:30pm, 329 45th Street (St. Mary’s Lyceum)
- 6th Ward Block Watch
- Mon., 2/27 at 7pm, 3523 Penn Ave (Pints on Penn)
On January 23, 2017, Fort Willow Developers held a meeting to engage neighbors in discussion about how to use the Bay 4 space that will remain open to the public. Here are the meeting notes from that discussion and pictures from the brainstorming session. Have other ideas? Contact Ben at Fort Willow Developers.
Topics: 4830 Hatfield Street & Lawrenceville Parking Issues
Bloomfield Development, Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation, Lawrenceville Corporation, and Lawrenceville United together held a meeting for residents on proposed development at 4520 Penn Ave., on December 15, 2o16. Review the meeting notes below for more detail. There will be another public meeting in January to review the results of the traffic study, and the project’s zoning hearing will be held in early February.
Lawrenceville United is seeking interns for spring and summer 2017. Positions include an Education Program Assistant and Community Development Program Assistant. Work study-eligible; credit or stipend also available. Please see attached job descriptions.
Education Program Assistant
Community Development Program Assistant