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Read to SucceedRead 2 Succeed Philadelphia

Students entering 1st through 3rd grade are invited to participated in the Read to Succeed Program from June 24th- July 18th (Mon.-Thurs.) at the Laura W. Waring School, locate at 1801 Green Street, Philadelphia PA 19130.

Read to Succeed has partnered with the School District of Philadelphia to help engage students in literacy over the summer months with the goal of preventing the phenomenon know as the “Summer Slide.” Free breakfast and lunch will be provided.

To download the registration form, click here. Please submit completed registration forms with recent report card via email to

Marconi Plaza

I had a great time at Marconi Plaza for the “Love Your Park Week” Kickoff Event! It’s always nice to see folks from the community come together for our parks! For more information, click here.

Marconi Plaza for the “Love Your Park Week” Kickoff Event

Reading Terminal Market

On Thursday, May 16th, I was honored to attend the announcement of the Filbert Street Transformation Project at Reading Terminal Market. As we all know, the Reading Terminal Market is an institution in Philadelphia. It’s history and importance to this city has been invaluable for generations. I was happy to work with State Rep. Mary Isaacson to obtain a critical state grant that will ensure the market remains a positive staple in our community for many years to come. For more details, click here.

Senator Farnese attends the announcement of the Filbert Street Transformation Project at Reading Terminal Market.

FDR Master Plan Unveiling

I had the pleasure to join the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Commission (PaRC) and folks from our community for the FDR Park Master Plan unveiling on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. This is a great project and I will continue to support our parks and community spaces. Beautiful weather and delicious food allowed for everyone to have a great time! We even had a couple of special guests from the Philadelphia Eagles and Philadelphia Phillies join the festivities! To learn about the FDR Master Plan, click here.

Senator Farnese joins the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Commission (PaRC) and folks from or community for the FDR Park Master Plan unveiling.

Bike to Work Day 2019

We had a great turn out for the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia Bike to Work Day on Wednesday May 22nd. Providing easily accessible and well-maintained bicycle lanes in our city is an essential improvement for our community. Supporting efforts to increase safe bicycle transportation is important to cut down on traffic, cut back on pollution, and most importantly, keep areas safe for cyclists and pedestrians. This is why I introduced SB565, which would clarify and promote the use of parking-protected bicycle lanes on state roads, to ensure that the safely concerns that lead to the creation of these lanes on city streets are in fact a priority on state roads as well. You can find more about my legislation by, click here.

Senator Farnese participates in the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia Bike to Work Day.

Neighborhood Assistance Program Grant Funding

The Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) is now open with applications due Friday, June 28, 2019 at 5pm. The goals of the NAP are to promote community participation and collaborations among residents, non-profits and businesses while assisting distressed areas and low-income populations. For guidelines and applications, click here.

MTF ProgramGrants Now Available for Transportation Projects

Happy to announce that applications are being accepted now through July 31 for CFA Multimodal Transportation Fund grants. This program provides funding for projects that enhance transportation assets and promote economic development in our communities.

For more information, click here.

Property Tax/Rent Rebates Property Tax

Applications for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program are now available for eligible Pennsylvanians to begin claiming rebates on property taxes or rent paid in 2018. The deadline to apply for a rebate is June 30, 2019. For more information and details, please contact my district office at 215-952-3121 or click here.

PFT Healthy Schools Tracker App

Philadelphia Federation of TeachersThe Philadelphia Federation of Teachers has launched the PFT Healthy Schools Tracker Mobile App which is available for Android and iPhone. This app allows users to identify specific problems with building conditions in schools and includes the ability to submit photos. The app can be downloaded for FREE from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. For more information, click here.

Philadelphia School District Kindergarten Registration – Now Open!Philadelphia School District Kindergarten Registration – Now Open!

Do you know a child who will be 5 before September 1st? Philadelphia School District’s Kindergarten registration is now open. Children must be registered by May 31, 2019 for the upcoming school year.

For more information, click here.

Upcoming Events

Parks on Tap – Now thru September 29, 2019

Parks on TapParks on Tap is a traveling beer garden that pops up at different Philadelphia parks each week throughout the spring and summer. Visitors can enjoy food, wine, beer on tap, and non-alcoholic beverages, and more.

For more information and locations, click here.

Philadelphia Irish FestivalPhiladelphia Irish Festival – Sunday, June 2, 2019

Philadelphia Irish Festival will take place on Sunday, June 2nd from Noon until 7p and kick off the annual PECO Multicultural Series of summer festivals on the Delaware River waterfront. The festival will take place at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing with a full day of traditional Irish dance performances, live bands, family festivities, and more.

For more information and details, click here.

PrideDay LGBT Parade and FestivalPrideDay LGBT Parade and Festival – June 7-9, 2019

Philly PrideDay LGBT Parade and Festival will be held from June 7th to June 9th, 2019. In its 31st year, the festival will include live music, merchants, DJs, food, drinks, and of course, the parade running from the Gayborhood to Penn’s Landing.

For more information and parade route details, click here.

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Offices of State Senator Larry Farnese | Contact Me
1802 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Phone: 215-952-3121
Fax: 215-952-3155
543 Main Capitol | Box 203001
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3001
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