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

Support your local elementary school this weekend

If you've been looking for a way to support Childs Elementary at 16th and Wharton Streets, now's your chance! NICE - Neighbors Investing in Child Elementary is hosting a community meeting on Sunday April 23rd. They want to get more neighbors involved in their work and hear parent and community input before planning activities for the 2017-2018 school year. Come join us this Sunday, April 23rd at 3pm at Childs Elementary.

  • What: NICE community planning meeting
  • Where: 1599 Wharton Street
  • When: Sunday, April 23rd at 3pm

NICE Flyer

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Stars of the 17th - Support your local police on May 10th

The 17th District Police District Advisory Council (PDAC) is hosting a fundraising banquet on May10th, 2017 that is sure to be a fun time supporting a great cause!

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The 17th Police District Advisory Council hosts several programs for the communities of Point Breeze, Grays Ferry, and Southwest Center City. These programs include the Blue Ribbon Awards Program which honors officers each month who have made stellar 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 annual banquet will be a fundraiser to ensure continued support of the PDAC programs to all of us in the community. This year’s banquet is a formal dinner with dancing and DJ throughout the night. It’s sure to be a blast! We welcome all our neighbors to buy a ticket, invite your friends, and come out to celebrate the night!


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Spring is here! Ways to clean & green the neighborhood


Spring is here and there are several ways you can help CLEAN and GREEN our neighborhood.

Below are some key dates and deadlines for different cleaning and greening events.


Saturday, April 8, 9AM - 2PM: 10th Annual CITYWIDE Clean Up!

Visit the Streets Department website at http://www.philadelphiastreets.com/philly-spring-cleanup/ and check if your block is registered. If it is, you can join the project. If it’s not, that's ok! Just come outside on April 8 and start cleaning. The City will pick up all trash collected. Do it!


Saturday, April 22: Spring Street Tree Planting

Street trees will be planted by neighborhood volunteers.

The PHS Tree Tenders Street Tree program runs twice/year. The deadline for this planting was last fall, but see below for more information about requesting a FREE tree for your sidewalk this fall. 

The Travis Manion Foundation is also hosting a neighborhood-wide day of service on April 22. Join us at 8AM at Chew Park (18th and Ellsworth) to help beautify Point Breeze with your neighborhoods and a crew of volunteers. Visit the TMF website for more information: http://www.travismanion.org/pointbreeze/

May 8: application deadline for FALL STREET TREE PLANTING

After you apply, PHS will come to your house, determine whether it’s a good place for a tree, and if so, cut a tree pit in your sidewalk. Then, we (the Clean and Green Committee) will physically come to your house on planting day (November 18-19) and plant the tree for you. You don’t need to do anything but water it, and our Tree Tenders will tell you how. 

Visit the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society at: https://phsonline.org/programs/tree-tenders/philadelphia-treevitalize-street-tree-planting 

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Stanton Community Partners Annual Spring into the Arts Fundraiser

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Stanton Fundraiser

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EPBN March 2017 Zoning Meeting

Please join us for our monthly public zoning meeting tonight (Monday, March 20th, 2017) at Reed Street Presbyterian Apartments (16th & Reed) at 6:30pm. We will hear proposals from the following properties:

  • 1530 S. Bouvier Street
  • 1422 S. Colorado Street
  • 1433 Federal Street
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EPBN March Newsletter

Dear Friends & Neighbors,

Happy spring, everyone! EPBN has lots of new board members, the Philly Spring Cleanup is fast approaching, and our general meeting, where you can come hear about lots of ways to get involved, is tomorrow night!

So keep scrolling to find out more about what we've been up to and how you can get involved in neighborhood action!

General Meeting Wednesday

Our monthly General Meeting at the Reed Street Presbyterian Apartments will take place tomorrow (Wednesday).  This is the perfect first step to getting more involved in the community!  Come hear what's going on in the neighborhood, meet some neighbors, and bring any questions or concerns you might have.

EPBN General Meeting
Date: Wednesday, March 22th
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Reed Street Presbyterian Apartments (16th and Reed)

EPBN Election Results & Farewells

Our yearly board elections were held last month. EPBN is happy to announce the following new board members!:

  • Vice President:  Jerry Sulat
  • TreasurerLibby Peters
  • Clean & Green co-chairsAmanda Bauman & Sarah Stevenson
  • Public Safety co-chair: Jonathan Edwards

Welcome to the team, guys! We're excited to start working with you and are sure that you'll be great assets to our neighborhood!

Also, a HUGE thank you and fond farewell to the following outgoing board members. Don't be strangers!

  • Paul Knese
  • Omar Rosa
  • Jackie Nidoh
  • Abby Fenton
  • Anne Lynn

Mark Your Calendars for the Philly Spring Cleanup!

The 2017 Citywide Spring Cleanup is fast approaching on Saturday, April 8, 9 AM - 2 PM! Want to get involved? To register your block or to see where you can volunteer in our neighborhood, go here.The deadline to register your block is Friday, March 24th.

And be sure to read our "Five Easy Steps for Hosting a Successful Block Cleanup." See you on April 8!

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