Go uphill about 1/10 mile; cross first STOP at Smick/St. Davids, then take first LEFT onto Wilde Street. (Just past Wilde St on right you can see blue banner for Northern Light Community Center.) Drive downhill 1/10 mile to STOP sign and turn RIGHT onto Krams Avenue. At end on left is the Center, in the Krams Building, which has a green awning. Center is on third floor. Parking and the entrance stairs are around back.
From Henry Ave
Turn onto Leverington. Drive down to Wilde, which is 1/4 mile above Main Street. Turn left onto Wilde, left onto Krams.At end on left is the Center, in the Krams Building, which has a green awning. Center is on third floor. Parking and the entrance stairs are around back.
From the South I-95
Drive north on I-95. In Delaware, take the Wilmington bypass toward Philadelphia (not sure of name); it will merge back into I-95.
Take I-476 North until you meet I-76 (Schuylkill Expy.). Go east on I-76 one exit to Exit 338 (old exit 31).
Proceed using directions from I-76
Public Transportation Directions
Click to open SEPTA webpage in a new window. Just type in your point of origin and the Center's address which is 228 Krams Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19127
The Norristown (R6, Green) regional rail line stops at Manayunk Station at Cresson St. Here are directions for the 10 minute walk from Manayunk Station to the center:
1. Head northwest on Cresson St toward Cotton St 0.3 mi
2. Turn right at Green Ln 0.1 mi
3. Turn left at Wilde St 0.1 mi
4. Turn right at Krams St, go 305 ft
5. Walk around to the back of the building and up the stairs!
There is an elevator, but a key a needed to access it, so you'll need to email firstname.lastname@example.org a few days in advance, providing your name, cell phone # and date/time of program you will attend.
Download pdf map/directions from Manayunk Station.
Several buses, including the 35 bus from the Wissahickon Transfer Station, stop at SILVERWOOD ST and LEVERINGTON AV, PA. This is a 3 minute walk from the Center: Facing downhill, turn to your left and walk on Silverwood to the end of the chain link fence; turn right and walk down the long flight of steps. Our building is on your right at the bottom of the steps: The Krams Building. The Center is on the 3rd floor. (See map below.)
Call SEPTA for bus and train directions from your house.......... 215-580-7800
The Center is located at 228 Krams Ave in the Manayunk neighborhood in Philadelphia,1/10 mile uphill from Main Street, between Green Lane and Leverington Ave. Zip code is 19127. Please excuse all the construction! Our neighbors are constructing condos.
Parking: The Philadelphia Center has designated parking on the side of the Krams Avenue building. Please ask for a parking pass to place on your dashboard, as parking is restricted to Saturday and Sunday. There is no designated parking available on weekdays.
Entrance:There are two entrances to the Philadelphia Center - the front door requires a code to enter the building (see the instructions on the keypad). Another entrance is at the back of the building (walk to the right of the building and follow the path), climb the wooden exterior stairs. There is an elevator with outside access; the elevator requires a key so please call the Philadelphia Center to arrange access.
Driving Home from Center: Due to the one-way streets, when you leave the center you will turn right onto Wilde Street, which will take you to Leverington Ave. To get to Green Lane, turn left, and at the bottom of the hill turn left again. You will come to a light at Green Lane; to reach I76, turn right onto the Green Lane bridge and follow signs.
To get to Ridge Ave or Henry Ave, turn right at the end of Wilde Street onto Leverington and drive up the hill.