The board of EPX, through our Clean & Green and Grants/Finance committees, has secured tens of thousands in funding to green our neighborhood.

Please join the EPX Clean + Green Committee on Saturday, Nov. 21 in planting 32 street trees in our neighborhood.

We will meet at 8:30 am at the South Phila High School parking lot (on South Broad Street) where we will organize into teams and then disperse to tree planting locations.  The planting should take approximately 3-4 hours.

We will provide a light breakfast and all the tools required (including tree specialists) to get these trees in the ground.

As we still need another 20 volunteers, please join us for EPX’s first community tree planting event.

This planting will be organized in coordination with four other adjacent civic associations, who are combining resources to plant a total of 160 trees throughout South Philly.

For more information, please feel free to contact Tim at 215-806-6586.

A Department of Commerce and Economic Development (DCED) grant for $20,000 was awarded for the project at Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School.  Work on the Neumann-Goretti plan began on October 20th and volunteers from EPX and the school’s “Green Team” began major planting the weekend of November 7-8!  A “pocket park” with initial limited public access will be created on 10th street at Moore and over 25 trees, street & yard, will be planted in the next year. Future ideas include a butterfly garden, water permeating blacktop and a small area for community gardening are on the wish-list!

Plus another $25,000 grant from the Philadelphia Commerce Department for a number of planters, bike rakes, and other benefits for Passyunk Avenue from Broad to Federal Streets.

The October EPX Clean and Green Committee meeting will be held on Monday, November 16th, from 7:00 pm to 8:00 PM.

Everyone is welcome.

The meeting will be held at the EPX Office at 1940 S. 13th Street.

Have any questions or want to get involved? Email us at beautification @ epcrossing.org .

Mark your calendars, folks, for Friday November 6th and join EPX for our 3rd annual Art Auction.  Held at the Vikings New Year’s Club hall on 1815 So. 11th Street from 7 pm til 11 pm with an art preview beginning at 6 p.m.  Come enjoy a lovely evening of beautiful one-of-a-kind original wall art and more! Sample hor d’oeuvres compliments of many of the East Passyunk Avenue restaurants including Adobe Cafe,Le Virtu, Lucky 13, Chiarella’s, Mamma Maria’s, Fuel, Ristorante Tre Scalini, Cantina Los Caballitos,   and more to be added. Decadent cupcakes from Michael’s Cafe for dessert and coffee/tea service by Black & Brew! Prosecco donated by many of the area’s Realtors including Bill Grubb Group, Team Damis, Tony Mecca of Alpha Realty Group, Carol Ann Spina of Spectrum Realty Co. and others (list in progress) plus micro-brewed beer!  Free parking at Ss. John Neumann-Maria Goretti High School lot a few doors down!  Tickets are $20.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door. Tickets are limited to 125 and will be sold on a first come, first served basis… so don’t wait get yours at or before the November 2nd EPX General Membership meeting or see any EPX board member… OR FOR TICKETS CALL ROGER BRUNO @ 215-336-3060 “WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!”