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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EPBN Happy Hour Tonight

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. 

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Wilma Theater's Portable Studio at South Philadelphia Library

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

Wilma Theater Portable Studio

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2018 PDAC Banquet Coming Up

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/

 PDAC Banquet Flyer 5.19.2018

 

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South Philadelphia Candidate Forum - April 10th

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.

 South Philadelphia Candidate Forum

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How is City Government Planning to Make Streets Safer?

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.

www.visionzerophl.com

  • 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

 High Injury Network EPBN

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New Point Breeze Ave. Barber Shop Hosting Open House Friday

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

 Hsmithbarberbanner

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