Spirit of Dogwood Month
Dogwood: Clean Up Day
SUNDAY, MAY 17
Today we traditionally clean up Reeves Park after the week long Dogwood Festival. Take this day to relax, reflect and do a little cleaning up if you need to. Enjoy this recap video of the 2019 Dogwood Festival - Click Here
Celebrate our Murals
MONDAY, MAY 18
As a community we are so lucky to have such amazing Murals throughout the Borough.
Take a virtual tour through some of our beautiful murals, although it’s not the whole collection, see if you can identify where they all are!
Celebrate our Heritage
TUESDAY, MAY 19
The Schuylkill River Heritage Center is an historic gateway to northern Chester County that provides information about places of interest to visit throughout the county. It also highlights the Schuylkill River’s resources from Pottsville to Philadelphia. For more information visit www.phoenixvillefoundry.org
Celebrate our Businesses
WEDNESDAY, MAY 20
Phoenixville is home to a number of extraordinary and unique businesses. Today we celebrate all of our businesses and highlight the work of our Phoenixville First, Phoenixville Regional Chamber of Commerce and Phoenixville Business Alliance. Share a story about your favorite Phoenixville Business and use the hashtags #SipSavorShopPXV #InThisTogetherPXV #PVXfirst
Meet A Phoenixville Firefighter
THURSDAY, MAY 21
Meet Phoenixville Firefighter Tyler Frees. Submit your questions via social media and Tyler will come back and answer them on Facebook!
28th Annual Kiwanis Patriotic Celebration
FRIDAY, MAY 22
The 28th Annual Kiwanis Patriotic Celebration is ongoing. This event has annually brought the school district and the community together at Reeves Park to celebrate America for close to three decades. We've seen a resiliency of the school district coming together to ensure that the education of the students continued. At 10:00 am we will be presenting a video of the 2020 Patriotic Celebration Event online at https://www.inthistogetherpxv.com/kiwanis
Chalk Your Walk
SATURDAY, MAY 23
Get out your chalk; draw a picture, write a positive saying and post online with the hashtag #ChalkYourWalkPXV & #InThisTogetherPXV. Remember: Be respectful – consider your neighbors and others who will see your chalked walks. Remember the goal here is to spread joy, optimism and inspiration. Keep it clean – it’s very difficult to spread joy if your content is offensive; if an 8-year-old shouldn’t read it, don’t write it. Have fun – play is important to our mental and emotional health; connect with your inner child, be playful, have fun.
Celebrate Our Faith Based Communities
Celebrate Our Colonial Theater
Celebrate Our Library
Celebrate Our History
Celebrate Our Borough
Celebrate Our Performing Arts
Phantom Pride Day
Class of 2020 Day
Bells Across Pennsylvania
SUNDAY, MAY 3
At 7:00 p.m. for 3 minutes Phoenixville will join with communities throughout Pennsylvania for Bells Across Pennsylvania Day. Ring a bell, bang on your pots and pans, sing out loud, or make any joyful noise from your home for 3 minutes total, a minute: to honor our hometown heroes (medical personnel, firefighters, police officers, and essential employees), to show solidarity across all who are working to fight this virus together, and to demonstrate a collective resolve that Pennsylvanians will prevail over COVID-19
CELEBRATE OUR RESILIENCE
MONDAY, MAY 4
Phoenixville has always had a resilient spirit and is well known for making sure that all community members have the resources they need to live with respect and dignity. Two resources we'd like to highlight today are the InThisTogetherPXV and The HELP BOOK. Both of these sites provide information on health and human services which may assist you as we work to overcome the effects of COVID-19
TUESDAY, MAY 5
We love living here in Phoenixville, so lets show our pride and help brighten someones day: 1. Find a rock (with your parents permission, if you need it) 2. Paint or color it with a positive message or picture 3. Take a photo and post it online with the hashtags #PXVRocks and #InThisTogetherPXV 4. Hide it somewhere in your yard or in another appropriate place around town where some will find it. (Optional) Don't have a rock, draw one on a piece of paper and decorate, then photograph and upload to social media with the hashtags
CENSUS & COFFEE with PCHF
THURSDAY, MAY 7
Join Phoenixville Community Health Foundation's Executive Director Tamela Luce and Mayor Peter Urscheler for Virtual Coffee on Facebook Live at 10:30 am to discuss the Census and learn more about the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation and their work in the community
CELEBRATE OUR HEALTHCARE WORKERS
FRIDAY, MAY 8
Join us as we celebrate Health Care Workers throughout the Phoenixville Community
CELEBRATE OUR SENIOR CITIZENS
SATURDAY, MAY 9
Did you know that since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis the Phoenixville Area Senior Center has provided weekly meals for more than 500 Seniors through drive up and delivery services? Help us remind our Senior citizens how much we love them and are thinking about them, by drawing them a picture or writing a positive message. Then snap a photo and upload to social media with the hashtag #PXVSeniorsRule & #InThisTogetherPXV. We'll print them out and put them in their weekly food delivery
Mother's Day & Porch Photos
SUNDAY, MAY 10
Today we celebrate our Mothers, both official and unofficial. Thank you to all the “Mothers” in our community who give of themselves so unselfishly, who share their unconditional love, kindness and compassion with us all! To celebrate all the Moms and Motherly figures in our lives gather your family (who lives with you) together and take a picture on your porch, balcony, backyard or sidewalk and post online with the hashtags #PXVPorchPhotos & #InThisTogetherPXV. Remember that like our Mothers, each of our families are unique and special, it doesn’t have to be your official family, so whomever lives with you, snap a photo.
Meet a Phoenixville Police Officer
MONDAY, MAY 11
Meet Patrol Sergeant Bobby Sutton. Submit your questions via social media or email and Sgt. Sutton will come back and answer them on Facebook!
What is Dogwood?
TUESDAY, MAY 12
Phoenixville's Annual Dogwood tradition dates back to May 1943, when Retired Army Major General Edward C. Shannon, dedicated a dogwood tree in Reeves Park, as a memorial to the men and woman of the Armed Forces, many of whom had died in active service during World War II. The very first Dogwood Queen was 1943 Phoenixville High School graduate Regina Glowacki, who was elected by her fellow students through the sale of War Bonds and War Stamps which netted a total of $8,154.85.
Dogwood: A Celebration of Non-Profits
WEDNESDAY, MAY 13
Did you know the Annual Dogwood Festival helps to support almost 35 Non-Profits in the Phoenixville Area? Learn more about our vibrant Non-Profit Community.
Dogwood: A Day of Gratitude
THURSDAY, MAY 14
Annually over 100,000 visitors taking part in the annual festival and 13,000 spectators viewing what has become the 2nd largest parade in Chester County. 2020 will be the first time in 77 years that the Dogwood has had to cancel all of its in-person events. Dogwood has never been about rides or the parade, it has always been about our collective resilience and the amazing people in the Phoenixville Community. Celebrate today by doing little acts of kindness and sharing them online.
Dogwood: The Porch Party
FRIDAY, MAY 15
Many of the historical homes lining Main Street have beautiful porches where neighbors gather to watch the Annual Dogwood Parade. Keep this tradition going by having a meal on your porch, in the backyard or setting up an indoor picnic. Share a picture or your favorite picnic recipes online with the hashtag #PXVPorchParty.
Dogwood Parade & Armed Forces Day
SATURDAY, MAY 16
The First parade welcomed an estimated 7,500 visitors joining Phoenixville’s Mayor, Arthur H. Tompkins, who served as the grand marshal and numerous distinguished guests including, General Shannon and Col. Henry Beeuwkes, who was the first commander of the newly opened Valley Forge General Hospital on the edge of town. Each year the Dogwood Parade is held on Armed Forces Day which is a day to appreciate all active duty service members. Tune into our Facebook for special tributes and activities.