East Point Breeze Neighbors (EPBN) is a non-profit civic organization established in 2007 serving residents, owners, and businesses in the Point Breeze area of South Philadelphia west of Broad St. to 18th St. and south of Washington Ave. to Passyunk Ave. In 2016 the organization changed its name from Newbold Neighbors Association (NNA).

EPBN strives to engage residents, support sustainable development, promote local businesses, and strengthen our community through clean streets, greening efforts, public safety, planning, zoning, and outreach.

We welcome all residents, property owners, and business owners to attend our general meetings, get involved with our committees, or help out at our community events.


Latest News & Updates

Join Newbold CDC for the Newbold Blue Festival

Newbold CDC is excited to kick off the summer with a new festival for 2017 - the Newbold Blues Festival

Join us on the 1900 block of South Bancroft Street (next to Second District Brewery), on Saturday, June 17th, from 12 to 5pm!

The Newbold Blues Festival is a music, BBQ, and craft beer street party​ that celebrates our Newbold neighborhood. This year's festival will feature:

  • 4 Newbold restaurants
  • 4 South Philly craft breweries and a regional distillery
  • 5 live music shows (blues/rock/funk/soul)
  • Local arts vendors
  • Kid's woodworking activities provided by OFC Philly

Afterwards, join us from 6:30-10 pm at Brewery ARS for the After-Party, sponsored by AJ Appliance, for the unveiling of an exclusive beer, a blues set by Phil Romeo, desserts from local bakeries, and some of Mike Strauss's delicious barbecue!

We wish to thank our Stage Sponsor - Hahnemann University Hospital Physician Practices; our After-Party Sponsor - AJ Appliance; and our Blues & BBQ Sponsors - Beneficial Bank, Chuck's Water Ice, CRO Construction LLC, Lang's Fruit & Produce, Mediterranean Cafe, Mediterranean Catering Hall, OFC Philly, Passyunk Post, Rowhouse Grocery, Second District Brewing Company, The Thirsty Soul (a new craft cocktail bar opening Fall 2017), TruMark Financial, West Passyunk Neighbors, and many friends and neighbors in the Newbold community.

The Newbold Blues Festival is a project of the Newbold Community Development Corporation (CDC), a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization which promotes the revitalization of the Newbold community. The proceeds from the Festival support Newbold CDC's South Philly Green community greening program. 

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Tonight - Support community policing in Point Breeze

The 17th District Police District Advisory Council (PDAC) is hosting a fundraising banquet tonight, May 10th, 2017 that is sure to be a fun time supporting a great cause!

What: Stars of the 17th Banquet
Where: Swan Waterfall Caters, 2015 S. Water St., Phila, PA 19148 (map)
When: 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Cost: $75 (plus processing fee if purchasing online)

Get tickets here

The 17th Police District Advisory Council hosts several programs for the communities of Point Breeze, Grays Ferry, and Southwest Center City. The PDAC provides annual scholarships for local teens, hosts community block parties, feeds officers and those in need during the holidays, and honors officers who have made contributions to the community.

Tickets are $75, which includes an open bar, dinner (including stuffed flounder, chicken marsala, roast beef, and more), DJ, dancing, auctions, and raffles. It’s sure to be a blast! We welcome all our neighbors to buy a ticket, invite your friends, and come out to celebrate the night!

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Tonight's Zoning Meeting Cancelled

Tonight's zoning meeting, which was scheduled for 6:30pm at Reed Street Apartments, has been cancelled because the applicant has asked for a postponement. Our next meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 13th at 6:30pm at Reed Street Apartments.

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Clean & Green Upcoming Events

Neighbors! Two important messages below from your Clean & Green Committee Co-Chairs:

May 8application deadline for fall street tree planting.

The PHS Tree Tenders Street Tree program runs twice/year. After you apply, PHS will come to your house, determine whether it’s a good place for a tree, and if so, cut a tree pit in your sidewalk. Then, we (the Clean and Green Committee) will come to your house on planting day (November 18-19, 2017) and plant the tree for you. You don’t need to do anything but water it, and our Tree Tenders will tell you how.

The online application is here, and the paper application is here.  

Visit the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society website for more information. 

May 11EPBN Clean & Green Committee meeting6:30PMSouth Philly Tap Room (1509 Mifflin Street/Hicks and Mifflin Streets). Want to get more involved in neighborhood cleaning and greening activities? Join us on Thursday, May 11th for some food and drink at SPTR. 

Questions? Email us at clean@epbneighbors.org

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Join us for Bethanna Fun Day!

Bethanna Family Resource Fair & Fun Day is happening next Saturday, May 13th from 11am-3pm at the Dixon House (1920 S. 20th Street). Come join us for free food, games, and other family fun! Several neighborhood organizations will be there to share resources, including information about how to become a foster or adoptive parent.

For more information, please call 215-568-2435 ext 495.

Bethanna Fun Day Flyer

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EPBN April Newsletter

Dear Friends & Neighbors,

Spring is one of our busiest and most exciting times of the year! We've been meeting new neighbors, working hard on cleanup efforts, and getting ready for the hot, hot days of summer (they'll be here soon, we promise!).

So keep scrolling to find out more about what we've been up to and how you can get involved in the neighborhood

General Meeting Wednesday

Our monthly General Meeting at the Reed Street Presbyterian Apartments will take place tomorrow (Wednesday).  This is the perfect first step to getting more involved in the community!  Come hear what's going on in the neighborhood, meet some neighbors, and bring any questions or concerns you might have.

EPBN General Meeting
Date: Wednesday, April 26
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Reed Street Presbyterian Apartments (16th and Reed)

New Clean & Green Chairs Are Busy!

New Clean & Green Chairs, Amanda Bauman and Sarah Stevenson have been busy, busy, busy since taking the reins in February. Here's just some of what they and the committee have been up to:  

  • They teamed up to visit groups of neighbors participating in the Citywide Cleanup, offering donuts and coffee and spreading the word about EPBN's programs.  
  • They made circular-Free Philly registration forms available and over 30 applications were mailed in on neighbors' behalf.
  • They partnered with the Travis Manion Foundation and students from St. Joe's Prep to plant street trees all over the neighborhood. 

Great job, Amanda and Sarah! If you'd like to help them with their cleaning and greening efforts, get in touch with them and clean@epbneighbors.org. 

ISO: More EPBN Board Members!

Although we're thrilled that we have lots of great, new board members as a result of our February elections, we still have some vacant seats available for anyone looking to get involved:

  • Secretary
    • Writes the monthly newsletter
    • Records minutes at meetings
  • Technology 
    • Performs duties of webmaster
    • Maintains social media
  • Public Safety 
    • Leads neighborhood walks
    • Attends PSA meetings
So, anyone out there in the neighborhood who might think they'd be interested in any of the following positions, don't hesitate to get in touch with our president, Miguel, at president@epbneighbors.org!

As always, check the calendar on our website for all EPBN meetings and events as well as events that are of interest to our neighborhood. If you have any events that you would like us to consider adding to the calendar, please feel free to email us.

Want to get text alerts for meetings and more?

Text ‘NEWBOLD’ to 77948

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