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 FirstPhoenixville 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.

Upcoming Days

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

Previous Days

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 

PHOENIXVILLE ROCKS

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 

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 6

Learn more about some of our Famous Phoenixvillians including a Governor and Legendary Outlaw. Click here to see a selection of Famous Phoenixvillians 

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. 

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