Newbold Neighbors Association News

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.

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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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Tonight's Zoning Meeting Cancelled

Tonight's zoning meeting, which was scheduled for 6:30pm at Reed Street Apartments, has been cancelled because the applicant has asked for a postponement. Our next meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 13th at 6:30pm at Reed Street Apartments.

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Clean & Green Upcoming Events

Neighbors! Two important messages below from your Clean & Green Committee Co-Chairs:

May 8application deadline for fall street tree planting.

The PHS Tree Tenders Street Tree program runs twice/year. 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 come to your house on planting day (November 18-19, 2017) and plant the tree for you. You don’t need to do anything but water it, and our Tree Tenders will tell you how.

The online application is here, and the paper application is here.  

Visit the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society website for more information. 

May 11EPBN Clean & Green Committee meeting6:30PMSouth Philly Tap Room (1509 Mifflin Street/Hicks and Mifflin Streets). Want to get more involved in neighborhood cleaning and greening activities? Join us on Thursday, May 11th for some food and drink at SPTR. 

Questions? Email us at clean@epbneighbors.org

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