East Point Breeze Neighbors News

PWD Rain Check Workshop at Broad & Federal on Thursday!

East Point Breeze Neighbors is excited to host our very own Rain Check Workshop, in partnership with the Philadelphia Water Department and the Philadelphia Horticultural Society. Rain Check is a program that provides subsidies to homeowners for stormwater management initiatives such as:

- FREE Rain Barrels and installation
- Downspout Planters
- Rain Gardens
- Backyard concrete removal and the installation of permeable pavers

In order to qualify for city susbidy, you MUST attend a (rather fascinating and interesting!) Rain Check workshop. Conveniently, we have one scheduled in Point Breeze this Thursday, October 5th, 2017 at PEP (Broad and Federal) at 7pm. Visit this website to sign up:


Thank you to Programs Employing People for allowing us to use their space for this event!

Questions? Contact our Clean & Green Co-chairs at clean@epbneighbors.org.

PWD Rain Check Examples


South Philly SausageFest - September 30th

A note from Newbold CDC:


South Philly SausageFest is back by popular demand for its third year on Saturday, Sept 30th, 2017, 12 noon - 8 pm, along West Passyunk Avenue (South Broad to 15th Streets).

This year's event—presented by AFC Urgent Care and produced by Newbold CDC—will feature:

  • 7 Philadelphia craft breweries and a new distillery
  • 6 South Philly restaurants
  • 6 live bands (blues rock, country blues, garage, soul, funk, more funk, and rock!),
  • arts & crafts vendors, and 
  • an exciting childrens area (the KIDZONE, including a Kids Music Show from 12-2 pm).

Breweries include: Brewery ARS. Conshohocken Brewing Company, Naked Brewing, ​Nodding Head Brewery, Philadelphia Brewing Company, Point Breeze Brewing, Vault Brewing Company

Check out southphillysausagefest.com for more information.


EPBN Public Zoning Meeting Wednesday

Please join us for our monthly zoning meeting Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 at 6:30pm at South Philadelphia Branch of the Free Library (1700 S Broad St). We will be hearing zoning presentations for seven properties. Details below.

  1. 1506 Manton Street - application for the erection of an addition on an existing attached structure to include roof deck and access pilot house for the existing use of a single household living unit. Refused for lack of open area.
  2. 1848 S. 16th Street – application for multi-family (4 units) household living within attached structure. Refused for the number of units and lack of commercial.
  3. 1313 S. Bouvier Street – for the erection of third floor, rear and roof deck with pilot house; additions to an existing attached building. For use as a single family home. Refused for lack of open area.
  4. 1441, 1443, and 1445 Colorado Street - for the erection of an attached structure with roof access structure for use as a single family household living and roof deck. Refused for lack of open area.

Please join us, this meeting (and all of our zoning meetings) are open to the public.


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.

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


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