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.
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Posted Sunday, December 6, 2020
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In place of our annual Happy Hour Home Tour (formerly the Beer Tour), we are hosting a Virtual Charity Raffle. All of the funds will go to supporting our cleaning, greening, zoning, public safety, and outreach work we have been doing in Point Breeze for over a decade. Check out the list of raffle items to find out which great businesses support East Point Breeze Neighbors!
For as little as $5 you can score a raffle ticket for gift cards to Sprouts, Chicks, Rowhouse Grocery, and many more South Philly businesses!
Thank you to our prize sponsors, Kevin Devine, Maria Horowitz, Music Monkey Jungle, Chick's Philly, Fante's Kitchen Shop, JNA Institute of Culinary Arts, OpenBox Athletics, Green Street Coffee Roasters, and Sprouts Farmer's Market.
The raffle will close on Friday, December 18th at 7pm, so get your raffle tickets soon!
Posted Sunday, October 4, 2020
There are many options for voting in this year's general election, including mail-in and early in-person voting. For more information, go to:
However you do it, don't forget to vote!
Posted Sunday, October 27, 2019
Join us for East Point Breeze Neighbors' 13th annual Happy Hour Home Tour (formerly called the Beer Tour) on November 9th, 2019! Hop from home to home while sampling food from South Philly restaurants, sipping ciders and beer from local breweries, and meeting your awesome neighbors. Tickets are only $45 and they support East Point Breeze Neighbors and our cleaning, greening, zoning, public safety, and outreach activities. We plant trees, hear zoning cases, and provide information to neighbors on crime and this fundraiser is what makes it all happen!
Attendees will be automatically entered to win prizes including gift cards from local sponsors!
Get tickets at happyhourhometour.brownpapertickets.com
- What: 13th annual Happy Hour Home Tour
- When: November 9th, 2019 at 5pm
- Where: A.J. Appliance will be the first location, where attendees will receive a map of other locations.
Thank you to our sponsors!
Posted Tuesday, September 24, 2019
The largest non-profit festival in Philly is coming to our neighborhood on Saturday! It will go from 12-8pm and will take place on Washington Avenue between Broad Street and 17th Street. For information about parking restrictions and plans for the event, please check out their website: https://bloktoberfest.org/
Posted Sunday, March 24, 2019
When: Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 7 to 10 PM
Where: Circle of Hope, 1125 S. Broad Street, Phila., PA 19147
Get tickets here!
The annual fundraiser for Neighbors Investing in Childs Elementary (NICE) is an elegant evening to gather, socialize, and support public education. WGet ready to enjoy food, drinks, and dancing! Menu created by renowned local Chef Juan Lopez of On Point Bistro.
A NICE Night will feature a silent auction with great donations from your favorite local businesses.
Grab your early bird tickets for $55 by the end of March. All tickets after that date are $65. Please purchase tickets in advance. Note: this is a 21+ event.
To become a sponsor of A NICE Night or to donate a raffle item please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted Monday, March 11, 2019
On Tuesday, April 30, 2019 East Point Breeze Neighbors (EPBN), Neighbors in Action, and the Point Breeze Community Development Coalition in conjunction with several other community organizations in South Philadelphia will be holding a candidates' forum. This event will be held at Child’s Elementary School auditorium located at 16th and Wharton Streets from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
We are inviting candidates for Mayor, Commissioner, and 2nd District City Council. Please join us!
Organizations and stakeholders sponsoring this event include:
East Point Breeze Neighbors
Neighbors in Action
Point Breeze Community Development Coalition
South Philadelphia H.O.M.E.S.
Neighbors in Investing in Childs Elementary
Washington Avenue Property Owners Association
Posted Wednesday, February 20, 2019
MEETING LOCATION CHANGED TO REED STREET APARTMENTS
Dear Friends & Neighbors,
Join us for our monthly Zoning Committee meeting tonight, Wednesday, February 20th, 6:30-7:30PM at Reed Street Apartments on the corner of 16th and Reed. (Moved from our usual location at DiSilvestro Rec Center.) Don't let the snow stop you!
The agenda is below:
- 1730 Wharton Street - application is for ten (10) family dwelling in an existing structure
- 1526 Manton Street - for the erection of a 3rd floor addition, a rear addition, 2 roof decks and a roof deck access structure on an existing attached structure; single family home
- 1735 Federal Street – for a rear addition and a third story addition, one (1) roof deck and one (1) roof deck access structure to an existing two (2) story attached structure; for use as a two (2) family dwelling.
- 1726 Reed Street – erection of a two (2) story rear addition to an existing two (2) story attached masonry structure
** EPBN's Planning & Zoning Meetings are regularly held on the THIRD Wednesday of each month at DISILVESTRO REC CENTER **
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.
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Text ‘EPBN’ to 77948
Posted Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Join us for our monthly general meeting this Wednesday, November 28th, 6:30-7:30PMat the Reed Street Presbyterian Apartments (16th & Reed). We will have two guests:
- City of Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspection - Learn about how a 311 request goes from a resident to L&I, and the City's process to resolve the request.
- South Philly Food Co-op - Hear about the co-op's plans to open a community-owned grocery store in 2019.
Public Safety Committee
Below are several opportunities for you to get more involved in neighborhood safety.
Upcoming Police District and Police Service Area (PSA) Meetings:
17th District Captain's Meeting: Dec. 11th 7pm, 1201 S. 20th street
i. 17th District PSA-1 meeting: Dec. 27th 7pm, 1901 Christian St.
ii. 17th District PSA-2 meeting: Dec. 18th 6pm, 1700 S. 26th St.
iii. 17th District PSA-3 meeting: Dec. 17th 6pm, 1327 S. 19th St.
1st District Captain's Meeting: Dec. 18th 6pm 2301 S. 24th St.
i. 1st District PSA-1 meeting: Dec. 10th 6:30pm, 21st & Snyder
ii. 1st District PSA-2 meeting: Dec. 12th 6pm, 15th & Porter
Planning & Zoning Committee
EPBN's Planning & Zoning Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at DiSilvestro Rec Center (behind the health center/library, 15th and Morris).
Our next meeting is on Wednesday, December 19th at 6:30PM. The agenda as of now is below:
1355 S Bancroft - PERMIT FOR COMPLETE DEMOLITION OF AN EXISTING STRUCTURE, AND THE ERECTION OF A THREE-STORY SEMI-DETACHED SINGLE-FAMILY DWELLING WITH A ROOFTOP DECK ACCESSED BY A PILOT HOUSE
Clean & Green
EPBN participated in PHS's fall tree planting, held on Saturday, November 17th. The weather was great as we planted 32 trees in Point Breeze, with EPBN responsible for planting 22 of the total. Big thanks to Newbold CDC and West Passyunk Neighbors, along with South Philly Green, the PHS Tree Tenders group for the area. Special thanks to volunteers from the Travis Manion Foundation, and extra thanks to The Thirsty Soul, for hosting our after-planting gathering for the volunteers after the event. Photo below!
NOTICE: The deadline to apply for a spring 2019 street tree through PHS is November 27th. Click here to apply.
Posted Thursday, September 20, 2018
Join us for East Point Breeze Neighbors' 12th annual Happy Hour Home Tour (formerly called the Beer Tour) on October 20th, 2018! Hop from home to home while sampling food from South Philly restaurants, sipping ciders and beer from local breweries, and meeting your awesome neighbors. Tickets are only $45 and they support East Point Breeze Neighbors and our cleaning, greening, zoning, public safety, and outreach activities. We plant trees, hear zoning cases, and provide information to neighbors on crime and this fundraiser is what makes it all happen!
Attendees will be automatically entered to win prizes including gift baskets and gift cards to Srouts, Greenstreet Coffee, Openbox Athletics, Talutto's Italian Restaurant, and H. Smith Shop.
Get tickets at bit.ly/EPBN2018
- What: 12th annual Happy Hour Home Tour
- When: October 20th, 2018 at 5pm
- Where: Point Breeze! The first house location will be emailed to all attendees.
Thank you to our sponsors!
Posted Friday, July 13, 2018
Come one, come all, to the 3rd Annual Point Breeze Community Cookout, co-sponsored by East Point Breeze Neighbors and Neighbors In Action Association. Hot dogs and burgers will be provided, along with some games and entertainment for the kids. Bring a side dish or a snack to share.
Find out more at our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/624436621268201/
Posted Saturday, June 2, 2018
Join the Bouvier Community Garden on Saturday, June 16th from 10am to 2pm and discover your neighborhood commnity garden. Across the city, 60 vibrant and unique community gardens and shared open spaces welcome you to participate in an array of engaging activities for all ages— from garden tours, workshops and demonstrations to music, kid’s activities and BBQs. Visitors at Bouvier Garden are invited to ask questions and spend time in our space from 10am-2pm.
For more information, check out the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/165737587584108/
Posted Wednesday, May 23, 2018
A HAPPY HOUR will replace our May general meeting tonight, Wednesday, May 23rd! Join us at Second District Brewing 5-7PM for $2 off pints. Come early for door prizes. Bancroft + McKean Streets.
Posted Saturday, April 28, 2018
The Portable Theater is a project of the Wilma Theater that sends Wilma theater artists to make theater with Philadelphians around the city. And they are will be at the South Philadelphia Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia on Saturday, August 28th, 2018 at 2pm. See the flyer below for more information.
Check it out on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1808113269484851/
For more information, visit https://wilmatheater.org/portable-studio
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.