From Passyunk Post

If you love art, or simply want to support the community center, now is your chance with their first annual art auction on Friday, December 11. Proceeds from the event will benefit the center’s programming.

At the event, you’ll have the opportunity to bid on artwork in a variety of price ranges. If you’re not interested in bidding on artworks, you can enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments from local businesses, along with the chance to enter into some 50/50 raffles.

Admission to the event costs $20. Interested in attending? Contact eastpassyunkcommunitycenter@gmail.com to purchase tickets.
The art auction is being held on Friday, December 11 at 7 p.m. You can RSVP to the event on Facebook here.

Our neighbors from the Philadelphia Access Center have organized a Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway and are looking for volunteers to help prep and pack the meals. The event will take place on Wednesday, November 25 at the United Healthcare Community Center. The meal packing will be followed by a fall festival at 2pm. Please see flyer below for more information.

Update: This event has been moved to October 8th at 7PM

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Are you concerned about litter in your community and polluting plastics in our environment and waterways? Join us at a local screening of the award winning documentary, “Bag It: Is Your Life Too Plastic?” Kick back with some beer, food, community members and organizations demanding litter reduction in Philadelphia.

Where: Philadelphia Horticultural Society Beer Garden at 9th & Wharton Streets
When: Thursday, October 8 – at 7PM
Why: Get involved in local litter reduction efforts

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Congratulations to NOORD eetcafe and Will BYOB for being named two of the Top 100 Best Restaurant for Foodies by OpenTable.

Here is how the ranking was determined:

Foodies. Gourmands. Epicureans. These are the people seeking adventure on a plate, and our 2015 list of the 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies honors the restaurants that are serving just that — delicious dishes, from rustic to refined, meant to be shared with both forks and phones. We determined the list of honorees after analyzing more than five million reviews of more than 20,000 restaurants across the country — all submitted by verified diners.

Have you checked out the new Mifflin Triangle Park at 13th and Mifflin Streets? The new benches and chessboard table are such an improvement!

Here’s an article in the South Philly Review feauring quotes from EPX Civic Co-chair Joseph F. Marino.

“[It] started out as a watering hole for the City of Philadelphia police horses and served as such until I was a teenager. It was torn apart and re-paved right before the 1976 National Bicentennial. Sometime during my grad school years it became the unlikely home to a rather undependable lotto kiosk, undependable in that they never seemed to have regular hours,” he said.

He’s enthusiastic about the space getting greened and celebrated the boxing statue that was installed in the spring of 2011.

“The statue, a wonderful homage to middleweight boxing legend and once-resident Joey Gidardello, is a wonderful tribute to our neighborhood’s previous history full of famous boxers and boxing rings,” Marino, a resident of the 1900 block of South Jessup Street, said. On the arrival of Mifflin Triangle, Marino says “I couldn’t be happier or prouder.”

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