Welcome to the neighborhood of East Kensington! We’re glad you’re here.

Annual Cook-Out – Sunday, October 11 from 12:00pm-4:00pm at Emerald Park (Emerald & Dauphin). Food, beverages, live music, and lawn games. BYO chair (encouraged).

Monthly Meetings

Our general meeting is held on the 3rd Monday of every month.  Here’s what you need to know to attend:

  • 6:30PM: Neighbors gather to mix and chat.
  • 7:00PM: Meeting agenda begins.
  • September-May: Meetings are held at Philadelphia Brewing Company at 2423-39 Amber St (corner of Martha St. and Hagert St.)
  • June-July: Meetings are held at Circle of Hope at 2007 Frankford Ave. (near Frankford Ave. and Norris St.)

There are serious things to address, but we have plenty of fun too. Our 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. Now in it’s 10th year the success of the festival speaks to the growing energy within EKNA and the larger community.

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.

In 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. Let’s work together to make it happen.



Donate to help us keep moving forward

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Checks can be made payable to East Kensington Neighbors Association (EKNA) and sent to the address below.

EKNA is an IRS Recognized 501(c)(3) organization. All donations to EKNA are tax-deductible.


Email: secretary@ekna.org

Voice: 215-334-EKNA (3562)

Mail: EKNA, 2439 Amber St., Philadelphia, PA 19125

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 East Kensington residents. Geographically,  East Kensington 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. Boundaries include both sides of all boundary streets.

EKNA is a Registered Community Group (RCO) with the Philadelphia City Planning Commission for properties within our designated boundaries.