Friends of Hawthorne Park

Friends of Hawthorne Park is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to preserving Hawthorne Park.  The park is located in Philadelphia, PA at 12th and Catharine Street.  In addition to preservation and beautification, we also produce free events for the community.  Over the past few years we have presented live jazz concerts, movie nights, Shakespeare performances, Yoga, and arts fairs.  These events are funded by grants along with community and local business donations.  We meet on the second Thursday of each month at 7pm at the park. We meet to discuss issues and welcome participation by anyone in the community.  If you want to get involved, or have questions, use the Contact link to send us an email.  Also be sure to check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (see the links below).  Click here for info on upcoming meetings
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JAZZ IN HAWTHORNE PARK VOCALIST ELLA GAHNT FREE CONCERT Rescheduled Rain Date! Thursday, July 25, 2019 @ 7 p.m. Hawthorne Park, 12 th  & Catharine Streets The    Friends    of    Hawthorne    Park    and    Jazz    Bridge    present    Philly vocalist    Ella    Gahnt    in    a    free    evening    concert    of    live    jazz    this Thursday,   July   25,   starting   at   7   p.m.   Bring   your   kids,   blankets   and lawn    chairs    and    enjoy    an    evening    of    terrific    music    in    beautiful Hawthorne Park! Ella   Gahnt   tells   musical   stories   in   her   own   unique   way   while   honoring   the   vocal   legacy   of Sarah   Vaughn,   Billie   Holiday   and   Ella   Fitzgerald.   The   stories   she   tells   with   the   songs   are her   own,   coming   from   her   life,   love   and   spiritual   experiences.   Everyone   from   the   hard-core Jazz   enthusiast   to   the   newly-initiated   will   find   something   to   relate   to   as   Ella   takes   us   on   her personal   journey   through   her   original   music.   She   performs   frequently   at   Philly   venues   such as   the   Kimmel   Center,   South   Jazz   Parlor   and   Paris   Bistro,   with   her   own   trio   and   with   well- known   Philly   bands   including   AC   Connection,   the   Philadelphia   Legends   of   Jazz   Orchestra, and   the   Eric   Mintel   Quartet.   She   recently   released   her   third   CD,   Third   Stage   of   Elegance , with all original songs written by Ella and longtime collaborator Leon Mitchell. Our final concert will be August 15 with drummer/bassist Nazir Ebo. Join us! The   Friends   of   Hawthorne   Park   is   a   501(c)(3)   nonprofit   supporting   Hawthorne   Park   and   the Hawthorne   Neighborhood   of   South   Philadelphia.   The   concert   is   presented   with   the   support of   Tower   Investment,   Inc.,   the   MLK   Homeowners   Association,   11 th    Street   Auto   Repair,   City Diner, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, and the Fairmount Park Conservancy. The   Jazz   Bridge   Project   is   an   award   winning   non-profit   501   (c)(3)   organization   dedicated   to assisting   jazz   and   blues   musicians   in   the   Philadelphia   area   in   their   time   of   crisis.      To   learn more    about    Jazz    Bridge,    become    a    volunteer    or    give    your    support,    visit    us    online    at www.jazzbrid ge.org  or call 215-517-8337 .