Invest in Childs Elementary!

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/496622120530295/

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If you're interested in getting more involved in our local elementary school at 16th and Wharton, please join Neighbors Investing in Childs Elementary (NICE) for their March meeting at the American Sardine Bar on Monday, March 21st, 2016 at 7:30pm.

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Nominations for Annual Election Announced

It's that time of year again for the annual NNA elections! We currently have four nominations for the board. Come out and vote at our general meeting on February 23rd, 2016.

  • President - Miguel Garces
  • Public Safety Co-chair - Charlie Elison
  • Zoning Co-chair - Job Itzkowitz
  • Outreach Co-chair - Jessica Itzkowitz

If you would like to nominate someone, please e-mail president@newboldneighbors.org. We will also be presenting a set of proposed amendments to the by-laws, which we will be voting on at our March General Meeting (3/22/16).

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9th Annual Beer Tour This Saturday

Our 9th Annual Beer Tour is coming up this Saturday! Whether you're looking to meet new neighbors, eat some great food, drink delicious beer, or support our civic activities, this event is not one to miss!

Starting at 6:00 on Saturday, October 24th, we will journey to 5 different houses throughout the neighborhood. Each house will feature food paired with 2 different beers. Upon visiting the first house, each ticket holder will be given a pint glass designed by a local neighborhood artist and a map to the remaining houses.

Get tickets here: http://nnabeertour2015.bpt.me/

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9th Annual NNA Beer Tour

We're excited to announce that Newbold Neighbors Association will be hosting our 9th annual ‘Beer Tour’ fundraiser on October 24th. The wildly successful and fun event attracts about 100 attendees each year. The Beer Tour is a wonderful opportunity to meet new neighbors, eat great food, drink delicious beer, and tour some of the wonderful homes in the Newbold area.

Starting at 6:00 on Saturday, October 24th, we will journey through 5 different houses in the neighborhood.  Each house will feature food paired with 2 different beers. At the first house, each ticket holder will receive a pint glass designed by a local neighborhood artist, a map outlining the remaining homes and the beginnings of a good time. This event is 21+, so please bring your ID and make sure to buy your tickets in advance as the Beer Tour always sells out early.

Event Details

  • When: Saturday, October 24, 2015 6-11pm
  • Where: Newbold section of Point Breeze
  • Why: Meet your neighbors and help raise funds for community improvement projects.
  • How: Buy your tickets through this link: http://nnabeertour2015.bpt.me/     
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July Newsletter

Dear Friends & Neighbors,

Welcome to the middle of summer!!! Ok, maybe the middle of summer doesn't really deserve exclamation points, but we here at NNA are sure up to lots of exciting stuff. The 2nd annual Wine (& Sangria!) Tour and the Movies on the Block events were huge successes (thanks to all who helped make them happen!). We're petitioning the city to bring regular street sweeping to our neighborhood (Did you even know that the city has a fleet of street sweeping trucks? They do!). And, we're already starting to plan for our annual Beer Tour! So, take a scroll below for more about how to get involved, neighborhood happenings, and what NNA has been up to...

General Meeting Tuesday!

Back to its regularly scheduled day of the week, our monthly General Meeting at the Reed Street Presbyterian Apartments will take place tomorrow (Tuesday).  This is the perfect first step to getting more involved in the community!  Come hear what's going on in the neighborhood and bring any questions and concerns you might have.

NNA July General Meeting
Date: Tuesday, July 28th
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Reed Street Presbyterian Apartments (16th and Reed)
 

Street Sweeping Initiative

Are you frustrated by the amount of trash on the street? Sick of the mountains of garbage collecting in the gutters and drains? Would you like to see regular street sweeping come to Newbold? Here's your chance to make it a reality! The Clean and Green Committee is looking for volunteers to help canvass the neighborhood to collect signatures in support of our street sweeping pilot initiative, which we plan to present to our councilman in the fall.

If you think you can lend a hand, email clean@newboldneighbors.org or, better yet, come out to our next meeting on Thursday, August 13 at 6:30 PM at Benna's West (Broad and Dickinson) to learn more!

Beer Tour 2015

It's that time of year again!  We are now looking for anyone interested in helping to organize or be a host for the 2015 Beer tour.  Email president@newboldneighbors.org to get in on the beery fun!    

Upcoming Social Events

  • Save the date for the South Philly Sausage Fest on September 12th right here in our neighborhood!  Fun for the whole family will include:
    • Craft brews
    • Live music
    • Local vendors
  • Stay tuned for the next Night Out w/ NNA and lots of other events

Help Needed at Childs Elementary

We're putting out the call for volunteers to help maintain the Childs School garden and playground!  Anyone who's been by there recently knows that the garden and playground have seen some extra love in the past few months, but we need volunteers to help keep it looking its best.  So, if anyone has some extra time to water plants and pick up trash, please email the education committee: education@newboldneighbors.org 

Notes from Public Safety Committee

1) While there has been a decrease in the number of robberies and thefts from persons in the neighborhood, the area has seen an increase in burglaries and thefts from autos, so please be extra careful to lock up your house and your car.

2) The Public Safety Committee's monthly walk will be held on August 4, at 7PM, weather pending. We will meet at 17th & Federal. Come meet neighbors, enjoy the summer evening and discover new and interesting parts of where you live, while using the city's 311 service to report safety and other issues along the way. We hope to see you there.

3) Unfortunately, there has been an uptick in violence, and particularly gun violence, over the last few months. On August 20th, the Police Service Area 3 meeting will take place for our area at 1327 S. 19th Street (Gospel Baptist Church). Come find out what is going on in the neighborhood, what the police are doing about it, and ask any questions you may have. This is also an excellent opportunity to report any issues you may have on your block, which helps provide the police with locations to keep an eye on. Make sure your voice is heard!


FMOI @newboldneighbors

Didn't know NNA has a great Instagram account?  We do! Check out all the posts @newboldneighbors. 

Upcoming Meetings

As always, check the calendar on our website for any NNA meetings and events as well as non-NNA 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 e-mail us the information.

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NNA June Newsletter

Please see our June newsletter below. Some of the information is outdated, but keep posted for our July newsletter coming soon!

Dear Friends & Neighbors,

Hope everyone had a great Father's Day! Did you know the summer solstice also occurred on Sunday to mark the official start to summer? While the pools are scheduled to open soon and lots of other cool stuff continues to happen, we all know that summer in Philly can kinda be a bit uneventful as people take off for the shore or other destinations. So, how do you beat the summer doldrums? Why not get involved with NNA and work for the betterment of the neighborhood? (Or at least come drink some wine and see some houses on our Wine & Sangria tour with us!)

Either way, keep scrolling for more about how to get involved, neighborhood happenings, and what NNA has been up to...

General Meeting Wednesday!

Our regular Tuesday meeting has been moved for this month only.  So, please join us Wednesday at the Reed Street Presbyterian Apartments for our monthly General Meeting.  As usual, our officers and committees will report about their activities this past month, plus we'll open the floor to any new business attendees may have.  All are welcome!  Come hear what's going on in the neighborhood and bring any questions and concerns you might have.

NNA June General Meeting
Date: Wednesday, June 24th
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Reed Street Presbyterian Apartments (16th and Reed)

Cleaning and Greening

Our "meeting" this month was really just an excuse to say goodbye to longtime NNA member and former Clean & Green co-chair, Jesse Leonard.  If you don't know or haven't worked with Jesse, she's been instrumental in advancing the goals of NNA and the beautification of our community.  She's leaving some BIG shoes for us to fill!  (Good luck in NYC, Jesse!  Come back soon!)

However, here are some happenings and opportunities that may be of interest:

  • PHS Garden Trainings are FREE to anyone in Councilman Johnson's district. Call or email Peter at Peter.Elliot@Phila.gov or 215-686-3412 for a Council Sponsor coupon. 
  • The PHS Pop Up Garden at 9th and Wharton is looking for volunteers. Anyone interested should check out www.pennhort.net/pop-up-volunteer.
  • The next district-wide clean up event sponsored by the Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee will be Saturday August 1st. Please contact us for more information on how to participate. 

If you're interested in getting involved please email clean@newboldneighbors.org.  Ournext meeting will be July 9th at 6:30.

Community Outreach


2nd Annual NNA Wine (and Sangria!) Tour - registration now open!!

July 25, 2015
6 - 10 pm

For the second year in a row, NNA is excited to invite you to join us for an evening of home tours and tippling for our annual Wine and Sangria Tour!

We have arranged a fabulous line up of four homes that fall within NNA's boundaries ad highlight some of our resident treasures. More intimate than our annual Beer Tour and a little more sophisticated, this event is one of our favorite ways to get to know people in the neighborhood.

$35 (plus service fee) covers your registration and a customized wine glass that's yours to keep. Space is limited!

Click here to register.

And don't forget...
July 12th - Movies on the Block 
July 16th - Community Outreach Committee Meeting Thursday @ 7:00

Email outreach@newboldneighbors.org for more info.

Planning & Zoning


Do you have opinions about what gets built or not built in our neighborhood?  Of course you do!  Come get your voice heard at our next Planning & Zoning meeting onTuesday, July 14th, 6:30 PM @ Reed St. Presbyterian Apartments where proposals for the following addresses will be heard:
  • 1146 S. 15th St.
  • 1421 Moore St.
For more info, email our committee chairpersons: zoning@newboldneighbors.org

Public Safety


Unfortunately, with the rise in temperature comes the inevitable rise in crime.  Contact our Public Safety Committee to get involved with police relations, safety walks, PSA meetings, and more.   

Next monthly meeting: Sunday, July 16th @ 10:00 AM 

For additional information, please contact 
publicsafety@newboldneighbors.org.

Upcoming Meetings

As always, check the calendar on our website for any NNA meetings and events as well as non-NNA 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 e-mail us the information.

Want to get text alerts for meetings and more?

Text ‘NEWBOLD’ to 77948

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