Thursday, September 13, 2018

State of the Union

Greetings Neighbors,
As we head into fall I wanted to take a moment and reflect on the great summer that we had. Since assuming the role of president of the Civic Association in May, I have been humbled by the overwhelming support, by all Tacony residents, community groups and businesses. Despite this summer’s challenges with the weather, we were able to host several events including our Kickoff to Summer Festival, 4-Summer Concerts, a community cleanup, a rally, ice cream giveaway and a fall craft vendor fair. Thanks again to all our great sponsors whose generosity allows for us to host these magnificent events.
            As president, I have been able to meet some great people as well as reconnect with so many more. As time goes on we tend to form new friendships and often drift away from others. Being reconnected to former classmate’s friends and neighbors was very eye-opening. This thing called Tacony Strong, most don’t understand it, but it’s a way of life for us because we face many challenges here. A neighborhood can also be like a family, where this guy from Leo’s married this girl from OLC, which is true in more than one case. We look out for each other and each other’s properties, we are seen laughing together, celebrating together and crying together. When you lose a neighbor that you’ve known for years it’s like losing a family member. We sit on our steps or our porch over a drink and talk about the Eagles, Flyers, Phillies or Sixers or whatever else is happening in the world. Those are the things I enjoy about this neighborhood and that’s what makes us Tacony Strong.
            As I have made my way around the neighborhood, and have spoken with people, I feel the same way you do. We are plagued by quality of life issues daily, whether its trash on the ground, areas used as dumping grounds, drugs, prostitution, petty theft, car break-ins we all feel the same pain. What is the answer? I honestly don’t think there is one answer, I do know however it is up to us as a community to make things better, and I truly believe we are on the right path. Joining together and working with all community groups is key to a successful neighborhood. Ego’s need to be put aside and we must work together. We cannot allow jealousy, the nay-sayers, or those that no longer live here deter us from our goal. We can no longer be dragged down by nonsense on social media, and we must not be in fear to walk our streets and avenue because of a few malcontents. We need to organize each block, by electing a block captain and have block events and street cleanings, work together in teams to help cleanup unsightly areas and properties, volunteer for Townwatch, be the eyes and ears for our police, work with our elected officials or hold them accountable for our neighborhood if they don’t step up, and most of all stop being afraid, lets these insignificant people know this is our neighborhood, and you are no longer allowed to do these things here. BE TACONY STRONG

Pete Smith
Presdent Tacony Civic Association

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Membership Application

Tacony Civic Association 2018 Application






Newsletter Preference: ___ email   ___ US mail

Amount_________ $10 per Household,  $5 Seniors


I am interested in helping with  the following committees:
__ Zoning    __ Quality Of Life   __ Membership    __ PR
__ Events     __ Clean & Green   __ Fund-raising    __Other

Please mail application and dues to:
Tacony Civic Association
P.O. Box 8979
Phila Pa 19135
Thank you!

A Big Thank you to all of Our Sponsors
Thank you to our sponsors who make these concerts possible. Please support them, the way they support us.

Premier ($1000+)
Dietz & Watson
Historical Society of Tacony

Platinum ($1000)
City Plumbing
HP Hood Dairy
Tacony Community Development Corporation

Gold ($500)
Currans Irish Inn
Philadelphia Federal Credit Union

Silver ($250)
Goldenbergs Peanut Chews
Herr's Chips
James J Anderson Construction

Bronze ($125)
Bella Lisa Hair Studio
Definis Widows & Doors
Grey Lodge Pub
Insinger Machine Company
Joseph Sannutti Funeral Home
Marie Huff Hairdresser

Nicoletti Beverage $50.00

If you would like to be a sponsor, please email Kim at

Friday, March 23, 2018

1st Annual TCA Kick off to Summer Festival


The Tacony Civic Association is proud to announce the first annual
Tacony’s Kickoff to Summer Festival”.

On June 23rd, 2018 this special event will take place along Keystone Street in Historic Disston Park. The event will feature a craft vendor show, including over 70 vendors, food, music and raffles. Community activities will also be available throughout the day for adults and children of all ages. This full day event will bring excitement into the neighborhood not only from Tacony residents but also neighboring communities.

For this event to be successful and continue to grow each year we need the support from sponsors and the community allowing us to create and provide a fun-filled day of events for the entire family. We are seeking monetary donations, gift certificates and gift baskets to be used for prizes and costs for the event. A list of sponsorship levels based on monetary donations are listed below.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Pete Smith at 267-312-2045.

Platinum Level $1000
Event Featured By Sponsor, Summer Concert Series Presented by Sponsor, Acknowledgement at all TCA summer event's, Verbal acknowledgement throughout the day, Place your Banner prominently at the event, Name and Logo on website and event map and agenda program.

Gold Sponsor $500
Concert Series Presented by Sponsor, Acknowledgement at all TCA summer event's, Verbal acknowledgement throughout the day, place your Banner prominently at the event, Name and Logo on website and event map and agenda program.

Silver Level $250:
Place your Banner prominently at the event, Name and Logo on website and event map and agenda program.

Bronze Level: $125:
Logo or name on Website & Event day map and schedule.

Checks can be written and mailed to:
Tacony Civic Association
P.O. Box 8979
Philadelphia Pa.9135

Please send Logo artwork

Hearing scheduled for Change of Polling place

Friday, December 8, 2017