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City seeks food truck vendors for LOVE Park and other locations

RFP REISSUE

Calling all food truck vendors! 

The City of Philadelphia, through Philadelphia Parks & Recreation is looking to bring new food options to LOVE Park and other locations.

This is a great opportunity for vendors of all types of food—from sweet treats to savory dishes.

The request for proposals seeks to:

  • Provide food in Love Park and other locations.
  • Offer a variety of menu items including:
    • Items with high quality ingredients and presentation.
    • Unique or uncommon items.
    • New varieties of familiar items.

Details:

  • There will be no mandatory pre-proposal meeting for this RFP.
  • Questions regarding this RFP must be submitted through PHLContracts no later than Friday, December 9, 2022 at 5 p.m.
  • Proposals must be submitted electronically through PHLContracts no later than Friday, January 6, 2023 at 5 p.m.

Please contact W Matthew Lepchuk if you need assistance with the RFP process.

Expanded curfew hours for park areas

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation will close certain parks from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily from December 1, 2022 through March 31, 2023. The expanded curfew hours will take place at these parks:

All trails, parking lots, and other areas in these parks will be closed to all pedestrian, bicycle, equestrian, and vehicular traffic. The expanded closing hours are being implemented to ensure public safety as deer control activities are being conducted in these parks.

2022 Fall Leaf Recycling Program Update

Mechanical Leaf Collection:

Due to the high volume of fallen leaves, areas designated for mechanical leaf collection may experience service delays as crews work to capture all the leaves on the routes. Currently, operations are one week behind schedule.  Additional crews and equipment will be assigned to help expedite service and return the program to its regular schedule.
During the week of November 28, crews are working in the Northeast section of the city that was scheduled for week 3 of the program. If your block was designated for weeks 1 and 2 and has not been serviced, please report the block to 311. After the six-week schedule is complete, crews will return to address blocks that have been reported for missed collection. To see if your block is part of the mechanical leaf service, visit www.phila.gov/leaf-recycling. Residents can also participate in the program by dropping off their bagged leaves at one of our six Sanitation Convenience Centers or 13 Saturday locations.
All designated mechanical leaf areas will be serviced. We thank residents for their patience and cooperation.

eCLIPSE out of service on Thursday, December 1st starting at 10 p.m.

eCLIPSE will be out of service from Thursday, December 1st at 10 p.m. through Friday, December 2nd at 2 a.m. for required maintenance.

L&I apologizes for any inconvenience.

Upcoming events

  • Dec
    1
    BRT MARKET VALUE APPEAL HEARING
    All Day

    BRT MARKET VALUE APPEAL HEARING

    December 1, 2022
    All Day

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://lexitas.zoom.us/j/93905315043?pwd=SE1TaVJDVUJDMHB2Qk9XUy9uUHVyQT09

     

    Meeting ID: 939 0531 5043

    Passcode: 276218

    Call in # 646-876-9923

    **Be sure to log on at your scheduled time and you will be placed in the waiting room until your matter is called upon by the Board. If possible, clearly identify your first and last name with the address of appeal when logging on.

    THE BOARD WILL BE ATTENDING REMOTELY.

    We thank you in advance for your patience.

    **IF YOU ARE NOT SCHEDULED AND WOULD LIKE TO SIMPLY OBSERVE A HEARING, PLEASE EMAIL OUR OFFICE FOR DIRECTION AT APPEALINQUIRY@PHILA.GOV

  • Dec
    1
    Resource Hub: Pick up at-home COVID-19 tests (distribution only)
    9:00 am to 4:00 pm
    Bethany Baptist Church, 5747 Warrington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143, USA

    Resource Hub: Pick up at-home COVID-19 tests (distribution only)

    December 1, 2022
    9:00 am to 4:00 pm, 7 hours
    Bethany Baptist Church, 5747 Warrington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143, USA
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    • Distribution of at-home COVID-19 rapid antigen tests
    • No Insurance or ID required
    • Each person eligible to receive two at-home testing kit
    • PDPH staff available on-site to provide instructions on how to use the test, isolation/quarantine guidance, and answer questions
  • Dec
    1
    Resource Hub: Pick up at-home COVID-19 tests (distribution only)
    9:00 am to 4:00 pm
    Bethany Baptist Church, 5747 Warrington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143, USA

    Resource Hub: Pick up at-home COVID-19 tests (distribution only)

    December 1, 2022
    9:00 am to 4:00 pm, 7 hours
    Bethany Baptist Church, 5747 Warrington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143, USA
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    • Distribution of at-home COVID-19 rapid antigen tests
    • No Insurance or ID required
    • Each person eligible to receive two at-home testing kit
    • PDPH staff available on-site to provide instructions on how to use the test, isolation/quarantine guidance, and answer questions
  • Dec
    1
    Holiday Light Nights - Manayunk
    5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Main Street Manayunk

    Holiday Light Nights - Manayunk

    December 1, 2022
    5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 4 hours
    Main Street Manayunk
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    Featuring FREE Jolly Trolley rides!





    Bring the family to Main Street every Thursday in December from 5-9PM for Holiday Light Nights! This weekly event brings food and drink deals, shopping specials, and festive live entertainment. Too cold to walk? The Jolly Trolley will run up and down Main Street making several stops at your favorite businesses! It's the perfect way to take in the lights/decor! 

    More info:
    IG: @manayunkdotcom
    Tik Tok: @manayunkdotcom
    Twitter: @manayunkdotcom
    FB: @manayunk 
  • Dec
    1
    Christmas Tree Lighting at the Singing Fountain
    5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    East Passyunk Avenue Singing Fountain

    Christmas Tree Lighting at the Singing Fountain

    December 1, 2022
    5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 2 hours
    East Passyunk Avenue Singing Fountain
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    Come out with neighbors, visitors, and friends for an evening filled with holiday music on December 1st from 5pm-7pm.

    Our emcee will be NBC10 Philadelphia’s Miguel Martinez-Valle who will keep things festive along with Fanny Jackson Coppin’s HOME band, Pennsport String Band, local and state representatives, and more.

    Count down as Santa lights the official Christmas Tree at the Singing Fountain.
    Santa Claus will then help spread holiday cheer and be on hand to take photos with children and families after the lighting.

    East Passyunk’s Christmas Tree Lighting Party is free and open to everyone. https://www.visiteastpassyunk.com/events/christmas-tree-lighting-at-the-singing-fountain

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