East Point Breeze Neighbors News

Wilma Theater's Portable Studio at South Philadelphia Library

The Portable Theater is a project of the Wilma Theater that sends Wilma theater artists to make theater with Philadelphians around the city. And they are will be at the South Philadelphia Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia on Saturday, August 28th, 2018 at 2pm. See the flyer below for more information.

Check it out on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1808113269484851/

For more information, visit https://wilmatheater.org/portable-studio

Wilma Theater Portable Studio


2018 PDAC Banquet Coming Up

The annual 17th Police District Advisory Council Banquet is coming up on Saturday, May 19th at 7pm! The banquet supports programming for the district, which includes the Blue Ribbon Awards, honoring officers each month who have meade steller 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 banquet will include dinner, an open bar, and entertainment from local artists. It's a great time and supports a great cause!

What: 17th Police District Advisory Council Annual Banquet

When: Saturday, May 19th at 7pm

Where: IATSE Ballroom, 2401 Swanson Street

Cost: $75 per ticket

To buy tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/17th-police-district-advisory-council-2018-banquet-tickets-44655071521

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/207324330030063/

 PDAC Banquet Flyer 5.19.2018



South Philadelphia Candidate Forum - April 10th

Meet Candidates. Ask Questions. Get Informed!

On Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 6:30pm, Point Breeze community organizations in South Philadelphia will be holding a candidates’ forum. Come out to meet the candidates, ask questions, and get informed! Invited guests include Democrats and Republicans running for Governor, Lt. Governor, US. Senate, US Congress (new 3rd district), State Representative (186th District), and State Senate (8th District). Cast your vote on May 15th Primaries after being fully informed about the candidates and the Issues. This event will be held at Child’s Elementary School auditorium located at 16th and Wharton Streets from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

The event will be co-hosted by Neighbors in Action, Point Breeze Community Development Coalition, Unity in the Community, Washington Avenue Property Owners Association, South of South Neighborhood Association, South Philadelphia H.O.M.E.S., and Point Breeze Community Development Coalition.

 South Philadelphia Candidate Forum


How is City Government Planning to Make Streets Safer?

Did you know that Washington Avenue, South Broad Street, and West Passyunk Avenue are all a part of Philadelphia's High Injury Network? (See map below.) To follow up a presentation from the City's Vision Zero & Neighborhood Programs Coordinator Charlotte Castle at our General Meeting, here are some resources from Vision Zero.


  • The High Injury Network are the 12% of streets on which 50% of crashes resulting in death/severe injury occurred. Check out High Injury Network Map.
  • Additional Resources (http://visionzerophl.com/resources)
    • Vision Zero Fact Sheet
    • Citywide Fact Sheet
    • High Injury Network PDF
    • Vision Zero presentation
    • Vision Zero post cards
    • Vision Zero social media toolkit

 High Injury Network EPBN


New Point Breeze Ave. Barber Shop Hosting Open House Friday

In search of a new local hair place - with style? Look no further than 1242 Point Breeze Avenue.

H.Smith Shop is hosting an open house this Friday, 11/3 5-9PM.

Stop in for some food, music, and to see "Colors: A Portrait of Point Breeze," a photo exhibit by Robert Carter.

Learn more about H.Smith at hsmithshop.com.

Shaun Miller and H.Smith are huge supporters of EPBN's 2017 Beer Tour. Tickets are still available here: https://www.payit2.com/event/96552



Beer Tour Coming Up Next Weekend!

And we're sweetening the pot for those who purchase a ticket before this Saturday at 10am.

If you buy your tickets to the event by 10AM this Saturday, you will be entered into a drawing to win this awesome bath basket curated by a generous neighbor. The basket contains a bath bomb, two cold process soaps, one foot scrub soap, four beeswax lip balms, a small wooden soap dish and an exfoliating hand cloth. (see picture below)

This year we're going to have more beer, more food, and the same great neighbors! Have you tried Sterling Pig's Snuffler IPA or Conshohocken Brewing's Ease Up Saison? You'll have a chance to try these along with beer from about a dozen other local breweries. Also, come for Talutto's amazing baked ziti, Circle's pad thai, and other assorted food from neighborhood restaurants.

The Beer Tour is on Saturday, November 4th at 5pm.
If you haven't already, buy your tickets at https://www.payit2.com/event/96552