The annual EKNA cookout will be held at Emerald Street Park (Dauphin and Emerald) on Sunday, September 22nd. Cookout starts at 3PM and goes until 8-ish. There will be food&drinks, water ice, beer, and music. (and friendly neighbors)!
The East Kensington Neighbors Association was founded in 2004 with help from the community organizing arm ( the NAC) of the NKCDC. EKNA’s mission is to organize the voice, concerns, and the action of EK residents. Geographically E.K. is bounded by Norris Street to the South, Frankford and Trenton Ave to the East, Lehigh Ave to the North, and Front Street/Kensington Ave. to the West.
Neighbors have a general meeting on the 3rd Monday of every month at Philadelphia Brewing Company
- The brewery is located at 2423-39 Amber St (Corner of Amber and Hagert St.)
- 6:30PM- Neighbors gather to mix and chat.
- 7:00PM- Meeting agenda begins
Nearing its 7th year, EKNA has further organized into committees. Dedicated individuals are pursuing the issues they are most passionate about- whether zoning, trees, law enforcement, trash, or celebrating the incredible artists that surround us.
There are serious things to address, but we have plenty of fun too. The Trenton Avenue Arts Festival is an excellent example of how we expose new people to the area, have a great time, and raise money for local projects. The overwhelming attendance and success of last year’s festival speaks to the growing energy within EKNA and neighborhood itself.
Even the annual tire roundup and community cleanups are a great time where we come together. Bill and Nancy Barton of the Philadelphia Brewing Company have been generous with their space through the years- when EKNA gets the work done the Brewery is the next stop to celebrate and recharge.
Everything we do- we learn more about each other and about our neighborhood. However big or small, we make an important difference.
We invite all community residents to attend meetings, enjoy a fine beer (on the house), meet your neighbors and participate in the positive changes that are taking place. We are faced with exciting challenges that require discussion and participation.
EKNA welcomes you and wants to hear what you need- we’ll work together to make it happen.