Newbold Neighbors Association News

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.


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


Join us for Bethanna Fun Day!

Bethanna Family Resource Fair & Fun Day is happening next Saturday, May 13th from 11am-3pm at the Dixon House (1920 S. 20th Street). Come join us for free food, games, and other family fun! Several neighborhood organizations will be there to share resources, including information about how to become a foster or adoptive parent.

For more information, please call 215-568-2435 ext 495.

Bethanna Fun Day Flyer


EPBN April Newsletter

Dear Friends & Neighbors,

Spring is one of our busiest and most exciting times of the year! We've been meeting new neighbors, working hard on cleanup efforts, and getting ready for the hot, hot days of summer (they'll be here soon, we promise!).

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

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, April 26
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Reed Street Presbyterian Apartments (16th and Reed)

New Clean & Green Chairs Are Busy!

New Clean & Green Chairs, Amanda Bauman and Sarah Stevenson have been busy, busy, busy since taking the reins in February. Here's just some of what they and the committee have been up to:  

  • They teamed up to visit groups of neighbors participating in the Citywide Cleanup, offering donuts and coffee and spreading the word about EPBN's programs.  
  • They made circular-Free Philly registration forms available and over 30 applications were mailed in on neighbors' behalf.
  • They partnered with the Travis Manion Foundation and students from St. Joe's Prep to plant street trees all over the neighborhood. 

Great job, Amanda and Sarah! If you'd like to help them with their cleaning and greening efforts, get in touch with them and 

ISO: More EPBN Board Members!

Although we're thrilled that we have lots of great, new board members as a result of our February elections, we still have some vacant seats available for anyone looking to get involved:

  • 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
So, anyone out there in the neighborhood who might think they'd be interested in any of the following positions, don't hesitate to get in touch with our president, Miguel, at!

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 ‘NEWBOLD’ to 77948


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


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!

Get tickets here

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!


PDAC Flyer B