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.


11th Annual Beer Tour - November 4th!

Get your tickets now!

EPBN_2017_Beer Tour Logo

Join us for East Point Breeze Neighbors 11th (!) annual Beer Tour! This is a mobile party where you visit 5 houses in the neighborhood over 5 hours. Meet neighbors, drink good beer, eat food - all for $45/person. This is our major fundraiser for the year which helps support clean and green efforts and other organizations and projects in our service area. We hope to see you!

Tickets are available here: https://www.payit2.com/event/96552


Latest News & Updates

Confirmed Beer Tour Brewery Donations

Donations are still coming in, but here are the confirmed donations. Thanks to all of our awesome beer sponsors!

Confirmed breweries include: Crime & Punishment BrewingPoint Breeze BrewingVictory BeerRoy-Pitz Brewing CompanyNewburgh Brewing CompanyYards Brewing Co.Sterling Pig Beer, and Urban Village Brewing Company.

Buy your tickets now!! https://www.payit2.com/event/96552

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Tired of Your Backyard Patio? Put in Pavers!

Did you know you can redo your backyard patio with pavers, partially subsidized by the city? Check out this beautiful example of a backyard garden makeover in Point Breeze.

Himanshu 's Garden

In order to qualify you must attend a PWD Rain Check workshop and East Point Breeze Neighbors in hosting one this Thursday!

**Thursday, October 5, 7pm, at PEP (Federal and Broad)**

This workshop is hosted by East Point Breeze Neighbors, but anyone in Philly can come. To qualify for the city subsidy of Rain Barrels, Pavers and more, you MUST attend a workshop.

Sign up here: http://www.phillywatersheds.org/whats_in_it_for_you/residents/raincheck/signup

 

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PWD Rain Check Workshop at Broad & Federal on Thursday!

East Point Breeze Neighbors is excited to host our very own Rain Check Workshop, in partnership with the Philadelphia Water Department and the Philadelphia Horticultural Society. Rain Check is a program that provides subsidies to homeowners for stormwater management initiatives such as:

- FREE Rain Barrels and installation
- Downspout Planters
- Rain Gardens
- Backyard concrete removal and the installation of permeable pavers

In order to qualify for city susbidy, you MUST attend a (rather fascinating and interesting!) Rain Check workshop. Conveniently, we have one scheduled in Point Breeze this Thursday, October 5th, 2017 at PEP (Broad and Federal) at 7pm. Visit this website to sign up:

http://www.phillywatersheds.org/whats_in_it_for_you/residents/raincheck/signup

Thank you to Programs Employing People for allowing us to use their space for this event!

Questions? Contact our Clean & Green Co-chairs at clean@epbneighbors.org.

PWD Rain Check Examples

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South Philly SausageFest - September 30th

A note from Newbold CDC:

 

South Philly SausageFest is back by popular demand for its third year on Saturday, Sept 30th, 2017, 12 noon - 8 pm, along West Passyunk Avenue (South Broad to 15th Streets).

This year's event—presented by AFC Urgent Care and produced by Newbold CDC—will feature:

  • 7 Philadelphia craft breweries and a new distillery
  • 6 South Philly restaurants
  • 6 live bands (blues rock, country blues, garage, soul, funk, more funk, and rock!),
  • arts & crafts vendors, and 
  • an exciting childrens area (the KIDZONE, including a Kids Music Show from 12-2 pm).

Breweries include: Brewery ARS. Conshohocken Brewing Company, Naked Brewing, ​Nodding Head Brewery, Philadelphia Brewing Company, Point Breeze Brewing, Vault Brewing Company

Check out southphillysausagefest.com for more information.

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EPBN Public Zoning Meeting Wednesday

Please join us for our monthly zoning meeting Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 at 6:30pm at South Philadelphia Branch of the Free Library (1700 S Broad St). We will be hearing zoning presentations for seven properties. Details below.

  1. 1506 Manton Street - application for the erection of an addition on an existing attached structure to include roof deck and access pilot house for the existing use of a single household living unit. Refused for lack of open area.
  2. 1848 S. 16th Street – application for multi-family (4 units) household living within attached structure. Refused for the number of units and lack of commercial.
  3. 1313 S. Bouvier Street – for the erection of third floor, rear and roof deck with pilot house; additions to an existing attached building. For use as a single family home. Refused for lack of open area.
  4. 1441, 1443, and 1445 Colorado Street - for the erection of an attached structure with roof access structure for use as a single family household living and roof deck. Refused for lack of open area.

Please join us, this meeting (and all of our zoning meetings) are open to the public.

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Sick and tired of the litter in this City?

Yo South Philly - 
Sick and tired of the litter in this City? Philadelphia's Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet just released its action plan for the City to reach (near) zero waste and tackle litter with short and long term goals. 

Join East Point Breeze Neighbors in welcoming the City's Zero Waste and Litter Director Nic Esposito at our next general meeting, Wednesday, August 23rd at 6:30PM at Reed Street Apartments (1401 S 16th St). 

Visit cleanphl.org to read the full plan and learn more about available clean and green resources.

Nic Esposito is the Zero Waste and Litter Director for the City of Philadelphia. After serving Philadelphia Parks and Recreation (PPR) for 4 years as the PowerCorpsPHL Project Manager and then PPR's Sustainability Manager, he was brought on by the Managing Director's Office to take on the challenge of creating a coordinated public and private sector plan to address Philadelphia's litter problem while setting Philadelphia on a path to Zero Waste by 2035. Join us as Nic discusses the Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet’s plans as well as ways for East Point Breeze Neighbors to get involved in progressing Philadelphia to a Zero Waste and Litter-free future.
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