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

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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Neighborhood Cookout Next Saturday!

East Point Breeze Neighbors and Neighbors In Action Association are happy to announce a co-presented Community Cookout! Next Saturday, July 15, bring your families, your roommates, your neighbors, and your best selves to Childs Elementary School Playground (Latona between 15th and 16th) for some community fun. 

Hot dogs, hamburgers and veggie options will be provided courtesy of NiA and EPBN. We'll have music and kid stuff and all the fixins for the dogs and burgers. You should bring a side, dessert or drink, chairs, games, etc. We're in need of a few necessities, like ice and propane. Send us a message or comment here if you can bring something and we'll let you know what we need. 

Last year's picnic on Manton Green was a huge success and a lot of fun, and we're thrilled this year to be partnering Neighbors in Action. Which means our chances of a Miguel Garces vs Andre Ford Limbo Competition are very high! 

See you all there!

Cookout Flyer - 7-15-17

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EPBN June Newsletter

Dear Friends & Neighbors,

Summer is in full swing and East Point Breeze Neighbors is gearing up for some great activities! If you are interested in getting involved, don't hesitate to reach out to our tireless committee chair-people at epbneighbors.org/contact.

Keep scrolling to learn more!

General Meeting Wednesday

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

EPBN General Meeting
Date: Wednesday, June 26th
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Reed Street Presbyterian Apartments (16th and Reed)

2nd Annual Neighborhood Picnic

The Clean and Green and Outreach Committees are working with Neighbors in Action to plan a clean up and neighborhood picnic on July 15th. The event will be held at Childs School at 16th and Wharton. The clean up will start at 9am and the picnic will run 12pm-4pm. We will provide the burgers and dogs (with vegetarian options); please BYO sides/desserts.

For more info, email clean@epbneighbors.org.

Thank you to our outgoing secretary!

We want to thank our outgoing secretary, Dylan Fenton, for his great work on the monthly newsletter and careful meeting minutes. We'll miss you Dylan! If you're interested in helping out, we have three positions open. If you or someone you know is interested in getting involved, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our president, Miguel, at president@epbneighbors.org!

  • Secretary
    • Writes the monthly newsletter
    • Records minutes at meetings
  • Technology 
    • Performs duties of webmaster
    • Maintains social media
  • Public Safety 
    • Leads neighborhood walks
    • Attends PSA meetings

Litter? Not in Philly

We hear from neighbors all the time that they wish their block had less litter. A new initiative gives you the tools to get your neighbors involved in weekly clean ups. Give it a try!

Visit the Not in Philly website here: http://notinphilly.org/

Read a recent Philadelphia Magazine article here: http://www.phillymag.com/business/2017/06/06/not-in-philly-litter-website-dave-brindley/#BfZSvtMjETxMfldV.99


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.

Want to get text alerts for meetings and more?

Text ‘EPBN’ to 77948

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EPBN June Monthly Zoning Meeting Tomorrow Evening

Tomorrow night please join us for the monthly EPBN public zoning meeting at Reed Street Presbyterian Apartments (16th and Reed Street) at 6:30pm.

We will be hearing:

  • 1413 S. Bouvier: Proposal for single-family home.  Refusal  for minimum required open space.  Required: 201 s.f. / 30%; proposed: 126 s.f. / 18.8%.
  • 1542 S. Bouvier: Proposal for single-family home.  Refusal  for minimum required open space.  Required: 201 s.f. / 30%; proposed: 126 s.f. / 18.8%.
  • 1419 Moore: Proposal for multi-family home.  Refusal for multi-family (3 units) and because the multi-family triggered a requirement for an accessory parking spot, none is proposed.
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Join Newbold CDC for the Newbold Blue Festival

Newbold CDC is excited to kick off the summer with a new festival for 2017 - the Newbold Blues Festival

Join us on the 1900 block of South Bancroft Street (next to Second District Brewery), on Saturday, June 17th, from 12 to 5pm!

The Newbold Blues Festival is a music, BBQ, and craft beer street party​ that celebrates our Newbold neighborhood. This year's festival will feature:

  • 4 Newbold restaurants
  • 4 South Philly craft breweries and a regional distillery
  • 5 live music shows (blues/rock/funk/soul)
  • Local arts vendors
  • Kid's woodworking activities provided by OFC Philly

Afterwards, join us from 6:30-10 pm at Brewery ARS for the After-Party, sponsored by AJ Appliance, for the unveiling of an exclusive beer, a blues set by Phil Romeo, desserts from local bakeries, and some of Mike Strauss's delicious barbecue!

We wish to thank our Stage Sponsor - Hahnemann University Hospital Physician Practices; our After-Party Sponsor - AJ Appliance; and our Blues & BBQ Sponsors - Beneficial Bank, Chuck's Water Ice, CRO Construction LLC, Lang's Fruit & Produce, Mediterranean Cafe, Mediterranean Catering Hall, OFC Philly, Passyunk Post, Rowhouse Grocery, Second District Brewing Company, The Thirsty Soul (a new craft cocktail bar opening Fall 2017), TruMark Financial, West Passyunk Neighbors, and many friends and neighbors in the Newbold community.

The Newbold Blues Festival is a project of the Newbold Community Development Corporation (CDC), a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization which promotes the revitalization of the Newbold community. The proceeds from the Festival support Newbold CDC's South Philly Green community greening program. 

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Tonight - Support community policing in Point Breeze

The 17th District Police District Advisory Council (PDAC) is hosting a fundraising banquet tonight, May 10th, 2017 that is sure to be a fun time supporting a great cause!

What: Stars of the 17th Banquet
Where: Swan Waterfall Caters, 2015 S. Water St., Phila, PA 19148 (map)
When: 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Cost: $75 (plus processing fee if purchasing online)

Get tickets here

The 17th Police District Advisory Council hosts several programs for the communities of Point Breeze, Grays Ferry, and Southwest Center City. The PDAC provides annual scholarships for local teens, hosts community block parties, feeds officers and those in need during the holidays, and honors officers who have made contributions to the community.

Tickets are $75, which includes an open bar, dinner (including stuffed flounder, chicken marsala, roast beef, and more), DJ, dancing, auctions, and raffles. 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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