Newbold Neighbors Association (NNA) 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.

NNA 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

EPBN November Newsletter

Dear Friends & Neighbors,

Hope everyone had a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by friends and family! The holiday season is officially in full swing and so is East Point Breeze Neighbors! We've got lots coming up including a holiday gift drive, an election that will determine leadership in our group, and more! Keep scrolling to find out about how to get involved, neighborhood happenings, and what we're up to!

2nd Annual Toy Drive


From last year's Toy Drive

We're once again partnering with Bethanna to help find sponsors to provide gifts for 30 children living in foster care.  Bethanna provides adoption, child welfare services, and behavioral health care in Philadelphia. 

Want to become a sponsor?  Just send an email to CharlieElison@newboldneighbors.org and let us know! For every child you sponsor, you will receive a form with the child's age, gender, and gift ideas.

Happy holidays, and thanks for helping us make the holidays a little brighter for these children!

EPBN Elections
Elections for the board of East Point Breeze Neighbors are coming up in February, and now is a great time to start thinking about volunteering! In addition to elections in February, we will also be filling the Treasurer position temporarily. We are looking for someone with experience in simple non-profit accounting and attends EPBN events.

We are always looking for passionate committee chairs and members and there will be plenty of open positions. Our committees include Clean & Green, Outreach, Zoning, and Public Safety. Here are the primary responsibilities of each committee:

  • Clean & Green: focused on providing the residents of the neighborhood with connections to city resources to help make your blocks cleaner and greener by planning block cleanups and planting trees.
  • Outreach: updates content on the website, organizes business outreach, and collects block captain information. The committee also coordinates with other civic associations, community groups, and institutions.
  • Zoning: facilitates monthly public zoning meetings in which applicants seeking zoning variances are able to present their plans, gather valuable public feedback, and gauge community support for their project before going in front of the city.
  • Public Safety: helps serve as a liaison between the neighbors in the EPBN service area, the police, other neighborhood groups and city agencies with a focus on safety and quality of life.

Please send your resume to miguelgarces@newboldneighbors.org if you are interested in the temporary Treasurer or chairperson positions.

Point Breeze is Now a Little Greener

Together with WPNA and Newbold CDC, Clean & Green volunteers helped to plant 16 new trees in the neighborhood. Thanks to all who applied for a tree and to all of our wonderful volunteers! 

Interested in applying for a street tree of your own? Email the committee co-chairs at clean@newboldneighbors.org

Our next meeting will be Thursday, December 8th at 6:30 PM. Reach out for the meeting location if you need it or to join our mailing list! 

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EPBN Public Zoning Meeting Monday

East Point Breeze Neighbors (formerly Newbold Neighbors Association) will be hosting a public zoning meeting on Monday, November 14th, 2016 at 6:30pm at the South Philadelphia Branch of the Free Library (1700 South Broad Street). We will hear the following properties:

  • 1714 Washington Avenue
  • 1525 Manton Street
  • 1518 Dickinson Street

Click here to view the agenda.

EPBN Zoning 2016-11-14 Agenda

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Beer Tour This Saturday!

Tickets are available now for the beer tour at universe.com/EPBNbeer

What: East Point Breeze Neighbors 10th Annual Beer Tour
When: October 15th, 2016 from 5:00-10:00pm
Where: Five houses within the civic boundaries (Broad to 18th, Washington to Passyunk)
Cost: $40 per person (no extra fees!)


This will be our tenth year joining together to meet new neighbors, eat great food, and most importantly drink local beer! The first of five houses will be announced to ticket holders the week of the event, where all attendees will get a custom designed beer mug and a map with the time and place for each house. Local beer will been donated by awesome breweries like Victory, Second Story, and Evil Genius. And local food will be donated by On Point Bistro, Talluto's Authentic Italian, and Rosario's Pizza. Hope to see you there!

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Public Zoning Meeting Tomorrow

Date: October 11, 2016

Time: 6:30pm

Location: Reed Street Presbyterian Apartments (16th and Reed Streets)

Agenda

  1. Introductions (6:30)
  2. Appeals (6:35)
    1. 1429 Wharton St - FOR USE AS A PREPARED FOOD SHOP AT REAR 1ST FLOOR PORTION FRONTING S 15TH ST OF BUILDING ON THE SAME LOT AS HOUSEHOLD LIVING FOR A SINGLE-FAMILY & RETAIL SALE OF FOOD, BEVERAGES & GROCERIES AS PREVIOUSLY APPROVED.
      1. Referral: THE PROPOSED USE, PREPARED FOOD SHOP, REQUIRES SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPROVAL IN A CMX-1 ZONING DISTRICT.
  3. Adjourn (7:30)
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Tangled Deed, Estate Planning Workshop

Free Estate Planning/Property Rights Workshop
Saturday, October 15th
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Have questions about deeds, property rights, or estate issues? Experts will be on hand to provide answers including representatives from Department of Deeds and Records, department of Tax Revenue, and an Estate Planning attorney.
Refreshments will be served.

South Philadelphia Library
1700 South Broad Street
(215) 685-1866

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September 2016 Newsletter

Dear Friends & Neighbors,

As you've probably heard, we've got a brand-new name and we're super-pumped about it: East Point Breeze Neighbors! We're transitioning to the new name, so please bear with us as we work on the new logo, website, and more. But that doesn't mean we've slowed down on our neighborhood efforts, so keep scrolling to find out about how to get involved, neighborhood happenings, and what we're up to!

ONE WEEK EARLY & LOCATION CHANGE: General Meeting Wednesday

 We usually hold our monthly General Meeting on the fourth Wednesday of every month at the Reed St. Apartments. But, we're having it a week early and changing the location to include a special Welcoming Week 2016 event (see below for more details).  So the meeting will take place tomorrow (Wednesday) at the brand new Free Library of Philadelphia - South Philadelphia Branch.

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, September 21
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Free Library of Philadelphia- South Philadelphia Branch, 1700 S Broad St (Broad & Morris Streets)

 

Get Your Tickets for the 10th Annual Beer Tour

 

 BeerTour2016

Tickets are available now for the beer tour at universe.com/EPBNbeer!

  • What: East Point Breeze Neighbors 10th Annual Beer Tour
  • WhenOctober 15th, 2016 from 5:00-10:00pm
  • Where: Five houses within the civic boundaries (Broad to 18th, Washington to Passyunk)
  • Cost: $40 per person (no extra fees!)
  • Description: This will be our tenth year joining together to meet new neighbors, eat great food, and most importantly drink local beer! The first of five houses will be announced to ticket holders the week of the event, where all attendees will get a custom designed beer mug and a map with the time and place for each house. Local beer will be donated by awesome breweries like Victory, Second Story, and Evil Genius. And local food will be donated by On Point Bistro, Talluto's Authentic Italian, and Rosario's Pizza. Hope to see you there!

Get tickets here!

Welcoming Week Speakers

Welcoming Week is a series of events put on by the Office of Immigrant Affairs that highlights that Philadelphia is an open, friendly, and hospitable environment for immigrants and people of all backgrounds. The activities and events provide U.S.-born and foreign-born residents an opportunity to explore other cultures — and develop a deeper appreciation for one another.

East Point Breeze Neighbors is excited to be a part of it this year! At our general meetingtomorrow (details above), we'll hear from Hani White from the City’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, representatives from SEAMAAC, and Jessica Hinchey from the Nationalities Service Center. We'll learn about South Philadelphia’s immigrant communities and how local civic organizations and neighbors can be a part of providing a welcoming community to new arrivals.

For more details on this and other Welcoming Week events, click here.

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