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

November 2018 Monthly Newsletter

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:


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 27thClick here to apply.  

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Happy Hour Home Tour - October 20th

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.

Happy Hour Home Tour 2018 Flyer


Thank you to our sponsors!

Gold Level

Knickerbocker Logo Small

OCF Realty

Silver Level

AJ Appliance Logo

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson Logo Small2Team Logo -KW

Bronze Level

Green Street Coffee Roasters Logo

Crime and Punishment 2Miss Kitty 's LogoTalutto 's LogoUrban Village LogoRosario 's Pizza LogoRomero Pizza LogoSprouts Logo

Opa Logo
H Smith ShopAttic Brewing Logo - Small

Yards Logo

PBC - LogoCircles -thai -logo -small\Thirsty Soul Logo

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Point Breeze Community Cookout - Saturday July 21st at 12pm

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/

Burger BBQ Birthday Invitation (Portrait)

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Community Garden Day at Bouvier Garden

 Community Garden Day

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/

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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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