Ongoing Projects

Porch Brunch and House Tour – Showcases the charm of our homes and tranquil gardens. Brunch offers culinary delights on vintage porches in May on the Sunday after Mother’s Day.  The event is a tribute to our historic architecture & neighborhood restoration during National Historic Preservation Month.  The Porch Brunch and House Tour will be held on Sunday, May 21, 2017.

Consider showing your house or garden.  Participating homes and gardens must be secured well in advance so please reach out to us if you are interested!  Homes on the tour reflect a variety of housing styles, architecture, and neighborhood locations.  Some homes feature historic architectural characteristics, while others have a decorator’s flair or a cozy, colorful ambiance.  If you have a front porch, consider hosting brunch.  We provide all the food, supplies, and staff.  Proud Neighbors volunteers will staff your home or garden and many of our members have shown their homes on the tour.  Even if you are just a little curious, we can put you in touch with others that have participated so that they can describe the experience.

    

Town-Wide Yard Sale – Proud Neighbors of Collingswood sponsors a town-wide yard sales each year in the summer. These yard sales help raise money for the organization but also help the residents clean out unwanted treasures for someone else to discover! Register your house and/or join us on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 (8am to 2pm).  For more information or to register your home, email YardSale@ProudNeighborsofCollingswood.org.

Yard Sale Poster 2017

July Fourth House Decorating Contest – Show off your patriotism and your beautiful home this 4th of July in our annual house decorating contest!  Registration required and ends on July 3rd.  Please register via email at July4@ProudNeighborsofCollingswood.org.

Proud Neighbors’ Architectural Walking Tour – Have you ever wondered about the history behind the architecture that gives our town such great character? Join us on a docent-led walking tour of three residential areas plus the Historic Haddon Avenue business district, to learn more about how our great town has changed over time.  Expect more details each Fall.
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Old House Workshops offer insight on old home repairs & restoration with full-day education session taught by professional instructors.  Popular workshops are Wood Window Repair, Porch Maintenance & Exterior Wood Repairs to help you retain the historic architectural integrity of your property.

Welcome New Neighbors – gift bag delivered to new residents with an energy saving light bulb & community information, including the valuable Collingswood Blue and Gold Card for discounts at Collingswood businesses.

Pot Luck Suppers at neighbor’s home!  (call for location and date)  Meet neighbors and discuss your ideas for projects to keep this organization vibrant.  Proud Neighbors welcomes your participation.

 

Past Projects

Restoration Clinics at Knight Park Caretakers’ House, an 1888 historic building.  Proud Neighbors hosted 5 clinics with hands-on demonstrations.

A Gala on the AvenueA Black-tie outdoor affair, hosted by Proud Neighbors in 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2006.  The next Gala on the Avenue is projected for the fall of 2014.  Proceeds from the Silent Auction will benefit the restoration of the Knight Park 1888 Caretakers historic house which is on the state and national historic registers.

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