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
Posted Monday, April 16, 2018
The annual 17th Police District Advisory Council Banquet is coming up on Saturday, May 19th at 7pm! The banquet supports programming for the district, which includes the Blue Ribbon Awards, honoring officers each month who have meade steller contributions to the community. The PDAC also provides annual scholarships for local teens, hosts community block parties, and feeds officers and those in need during the holidays.
The banquet will include dinner, an open bar, and entertainment from local artists. It's a great time and supports a great cause!
What: 17th Police District Advisory Council Annual Banquet
When: Saturday, May 19th at 7pm
Where: IATSE Ballroom, 2401 Swanson Street
Cost: $75 per ticket
To buy tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/17th-police-district-advisory-council-2018-banquet-tickets-44655071521
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/207324330030063/
Posted Saturday, April 7, 2018
Meet Candidates. Ask Questions. Get Informed!
On Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 6:30pm, Point Breeze community organizations in South Philadelphia will be holding a candidates’ forum. Come out to meet the candidates, ask questions, and get informed! Invited guests include Democrats and Republicans running for Governor, Lt. Governor, US. Senate, US Congress (new 3rd district), State Representative (186th District), and State Senate (8th District). Cast your vote on May 15th Primaries after being fully informed about the candidates and the Issues. This event will be held at Child’s Elementary School auditorium located at 16th and Wharton Streets from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.
The event will be co-hosted by Neighbors in Action, Point Breeze Community Development Coalition, Unity in the Community, Washington Avenue Property Owners Association, South of South Neighborhood Association, South Philadelphia H.O.M.E.S., and Point Breeze Community Development Coalition.
Posted Sunday, November 26, 2017
Did you know that Washington Avenue, South Broad Street, and West Passyunk Avenue are all a part of Philadelphia's High Injury Network? (See map below.) To follow up a presentation from the City's Vision Zero & Neighborhood Programs Coordinator Charlotte Castle at our General Meeting, here are some resources from Vision Zero.
- The High Injury Network are the 12% of streets on which 50% of crashes resulting in death/severe injury occurred. Check out High Injury Network Map.
- Additional Resources (http://visionzerophl.com/resources)
- Vision Zero Fact Sheet
- Citywide Fact Sheet
- High Injury Network PDF
- Vision Zero presentation
- Vision Zero post cards
- Vision Zero social media toolkit
Posted Tuesday, October 31, 2017
In search of a new local hair place - with style? Look no further than 1242 Point Breeze Avenue.
H.Smith Shop is hosting an open house this Friday, 11/3 5-9PM.
Stop in for some food, music, and to see "Colors: A Portrait of Point Breeze," a photo exhibit by Robert Carter.
Learn more about H.Smith at hsmithshop.com.
Shaun Miller and H.Smith are huge supporters of EPBN's 2017 Beer Tour. Tickets are still available here: https://www.payit2.com/event/96552
Posted Friday, October 27, 2017
And we're sweetening the pot for those who purchase a ticket before this Saturday at 10am.
If you buy your tickets to the event by 10AM this Saturday, you will be entered into a drawing to win this awesome bath basket curated by a generous neighbor. The basket contains a bath bomb, two cold process soaps, one foot scrub soap, four beeswax lip balms, a small wooden soap dish and an exfoliating hand cloth. (see picture below)
This year we're going to have more beer, more food, and the same great neighbors! Have you tried Sterling Pig's Snuffler IPA or Conshohocken Brewing's Ease Up Saison? You'll have a chance to try these along with beer from about a dozen other local breweries. Also, come for Talutto's amazing baked ziti, Circle's pad thai, and other assorted food from neighborhood restaurants.
The Beer Tour is on Saturday, November 4th at 5pm.
If you haven't already, buy your tickets at https://www.payit2.com/event/96552
Posted Sunday, October 22, 2017
Learn 3 simple steps that anyone can use to help prevent suicide. You will learn how to identify risk factors, recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.
Join the 17th Police District Advisory Council (PDAC) on Monday, October 30th, 2017 at the South Philadelphia branch of the Free Library from 5:30pm to 7:45pm.