Christmas Star Lighting

Join us for our annual Christmas Star Lighting.  We’ll have a bonfire, treats, and sing carols.  Fun for the whole family – dress warmly and bring a friend!

Annual Appeal 2017

Dear Friends of Historic Fair Hill, With your help, we are sharing the historic site and working with partners to increase health and literacy in our struggling city neighborhood....

Tree Planting in Fair HIll

Tree Tenders Planting Day

Come help us plant trees around the neighborhood.  Its the perfect time of year for planting, and we need your help!

Four young boys pose with their costume bandages

HFH Field Hospital at Cliveden

In honor of The Battle of Germantown, our partner Historic Germantown stages a yearly reenactment on the battle’s anniversary. The grounds of Cliveden are transformed by over a hundred Revolutionary War re-enaction...

Boathouse Fundraiser

Every year we host an event along the Schuylkill River with a local speaker, food prepared by our youth group with the vegetables they’ve grown, and other local refreshments....

2nd Saturdays* Garden Workday/History Tours**

Garden Workday: Every Second Saturday this season, join us in the gardens! We’ll be tending to the beds, planting new flowers and veggies, weeding, mulching, and more. No experience...

Kids gardening together

2nd Saturdays* Garden Workday/History Tours**

Garden Workday: Every Second Saturday this season, join us in the gardens! We’ll be tending to the beds, planting new flowers and veggies, weeding, mulching, and more. No experience...

Summer Festival 2017 – Recap

Over 250 Friends and Neighbors came in the gates for the July Summer Festival. Faheem the snake man had lines of people eager to hold his pet boa constrictor...

Sack races at Summerfest

Summer Festival/History Tours

Come hang at one of our favorite neighborhood events of the year!  We’ll have family friendly activities: pony rides, games, face painting, live music, and tons of food.  Bring...

2nd Saturdays* Garden Workday/History Tours**

Garden Workday: Every Second Saturday this season, join us in the gardens! We’ll be tending to the beds, planting new flowers and veggies, weeding, mulching, and more. No experience...

Bri Barton and two children gardening at Hannah House

2nd Saturdays* Garden Workday/History Tours**

Garden Workday: Every Second Saturday this season, join us in the gardens! We’ll be tending to the beds, planting new flowers and veggies, weeding, mulching, and more. No experience...

Jupiter and four of its moons

RAIN DATE: Astronomy Night – PhilaScience Fest

Rain Date: Saturday, April 29, 7:30 – 9:30pm In partnership with The Franklin Institute, this stargazing event is a family-friendly chance to learn more about our night skies. While...

Mother and daughter at a telescope

Astronomy Night – PhilaScience Fest

Rain Date: Saturday, April 29, 7:30 – 9:30pm In partnership with the Franklin Institute, this stargazing event is a family-friendly chance to learn more about our night skies. While...

MLK Day of Service

Come help clean up the burial ground, enjoy a fire with good company, and share readings from Dr. Kings letters and sermons.

Autumn Tree Planting

Autumn Tree Planting Day

In partnership with Tree Tenders of PA Horticultural Society, HFH organizes shade tree planting in the Fairhill neighborhood. Tenants or homeowners sign up to care for a tree on...

Back to School in Fairhill

At Julia deBurgos School, HFH reading buddies have started to read with K-3 children. New volunteer Faith Watson of Chestnut Hill says of her first day, “It was great....

Harvest

Orchard Harvest Festival

Together with Historic Germantown and the Philadelphia Orchard Project, this is a celebration of the year’s bounty. Along with a celebration of our harvest, it’s also our commitment to...

Boathouse Party 2016, in Review

The annual Boathouse Party for HFH is one of our favorite events. It gives us a chance to gather with friends in celebration of the things that we have...

Annual Boathouse Benefit

Every year we host an event along the Schuylkill River with a local speaker, food prepared by our youth group with the vegetables they’ve grown, and other local refreshments....

Second Saturdays: Garden With Us!

Every Second Saturday this season, join us in the gardens! We’ll be tending to the beds, planting new flowers and veggies, weeding, mulching, and more. No experience necessary; we’ll...

Second Saturdays: Garden with Us!

Every Second Saturday this summer, join us in the gardens! We’ll be tending to the beds, planting new flowers and veggies, weeding, mulching, and more. No experience necessary; we’ll...

Summer Festival

Second Saturdays: Summer Festival

This is one of our favorite events! Our annual Summer Festival is a vibrant, joyful occasion to come together as a community and enjoy our outdoor space. We’ll have...