The application deadline for the Fall 2012 Street Tree planting season is Saturday March 31st please drop all applications off at 1611 S. 12th St. mail-slot in red door. You can download an application here, fill it out and return to 1611 S. 12th St. (mail slot on red door), or email us and we will make sure you get one. The first two pages are all you need to submit. Keep in mind you can simply submit applications all year long, and they will simply be submitted at the next application deadline.

Contact with any questions you might have.


Prom Night is a big deal in a teenager’s life. And it’s one of the priciest! Even more so when the economy is in a shambles and jobs are hard to find. As prom season approaches, lots of teens (and their parents) are stressing over how to make the big night magical on a shoestring budget. But, OMG, skimp on the dress? Are you serious?

Well, this year you could find that Cinderella dress, and ALL accesories, at a bargain price at Goodwill’s “Prom Party” dress sale the weekend of March 31st/April 1st.

BUT Goodwill needs your help! In order to sell these dresses, shoes, bags, etc at a dicounted price, they must first be donated to Goodwill! So clean out those closets and donate your last year’s couture, bridesmaids gowns, and your own old prom dresses on FRIDAY, March 30 from 11 -7 at Etc., Thrift (Southeast Corner 12th & McKean) or at the Goodwill Store at 2601 S. Front Street! 

Your donatiosn are tax-deductable for you and the money from any dress purchased from Goodwill will go toward helping the nonprofit’s mission of providing education, training and job services for disadvantaged or disabled people.



Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 31
1927 EPA (Le Virtu’s outdoor garden)
Join fellow East Passyunk Crossing friends and neighbors as we attend the EPABID annual Easter Egg Hunt!

The East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District invites you to bring your kids to the Avenue for a FREE Easter Egg Hunt! They’ll have bags to decorate to use to hunt for Zitner’s Fine Confections and candy filled eggs + the Easter Bunny will be hopping around. Times are staggered by age group: 11am – ages 4 and under, 12 noon – ages 5 to 7, 1pm – ages 8 to 10. Select restaurants will offer kid-friendly brunch that day and lots of kid-oriented shops will have special Easter sales.

For more info and directions, please go to

The March EPX Zoning/Planning Committee meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 21st from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.


1209 Mifflin St. Warrior Boxing Gym. Legalization of existing use of 2nd floor space above mechanic shop as boxing gym.

1653 E Passyunk Ave. Outdoor dining permit for empty lot attached to Cantina Los Caballitos..

1815 S. 11th ST. South Philly Vikings Hall. Legalization of existing use as social hall.

1537 S 11th St. INFORMATIONAL ONLY: Zoning permit and LCB license for proposed restaurant.

The meeting will be held at the EPX OFFICES 1729 S. 11th Street!!! On the campus of Ss. John Neumann-Maria Goretti High School. (Previously the Convent of the Sisters of St. Joseph) The New Office is the middle building of the three located just north of the main school.

Have any questions or want to get involved? Email us at zoning @

Make-a-Wish Fundraiser at the Fountain
Tuesday, March 20, 11am
The Singing Fountain at East Passyunk Avenue  & Tasker Street

Alphabet Academy is hosting a “Bunny Hop” with the Easter Bunny to raise funds to send Sophie to Disney. Sophie is only 2 years old and has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. In addition to helping this little girl achieve her dream, your child will learn an invaluable lesson about how wonderful it feels to play a role in helping others in need. Advance donations are being accepted at all Alphabet Academy locations, more info on their Facebook page.

The March EPX Beautification/Environment (Clean and Green) Committee meeting will be held on Monday, March 19 from 7:30pm – 8:30pm at the EPX Center 1729 S. 11th St (Enter at gate north of 11th & Moore St Neumann Goretti High School entrance).

We will be discussing and planning our upcoming planting and general beautification events that are coming up in April. Please come support your neighborhood civic and help be involved in community beautification

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

The March 2012 EPX General Membership Meeting will be held on Monday, March 5th, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Everyone is welcomed.The meeting will be held at the EPX Offices 1729 S. 11th St (Enter at gate north of 11th & Moore St Neumann Goretti High School entrance)

EPX will hear a presentation by American Cancer Society’s RELAY FOR LIFE.

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