Visit the new pocket park at the Gateway to East Passyunk Avenue at Passyunk, McKean and Broad, to see the latest Mural Arts project “River to River!” EPX, along with several governmental agencies, and the EPA BID severed as sponsors and donors for this beautiful tile and glass mural that adorns the low-wall at the north end of the new gateway pocket park.  Artists Mike Smash, Jonny Buss and Colleen Kane took inspiration from Native American chevron patterns in the pavement of the gateway’s street-scape. EPX was largely responsible for the suggestion of the color scheme and the securing of TruMark Credit Union’s commitment to having the mural on their property. Arts alive and thriving in EPX!

Visit Take 5 Give 5 – for every survey completed, Generocity will give $5 to any tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) charitable organization of your choice including EPX!

At the end of the survey, please complete the following –
Nonprofit name (required) – East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association
Nonprofit phone (required) – 215-334-0400
Nonprofit address – 1940 S. 13th St., Philadelphia, PA 19148
Nonprofit website – www.epcrossing.org

Hurry! This offer will only be available to the first 4,000 people who participate. Only one donation per person.

Thank you for supporting EPX!

The newly formed Friends of the South Philadelphia Library will be holding a craft and bake sale to benefit the library on December 12th, 2009, from 11 – 4 pm. Delicious baked goods from area businesses will be available, as well as excellent crafts from throughout the area for your holiday shopping. Books will also be for sale as well.

For more info, or to join the Friends group for the South Philadelphia branch, please contact 215-685-1866 or visit www.libraryfriends.info.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies is sponsoring PhilaPlace! A project for organizations with interesting Philly stories to share.  The Balch Institute in launching PhilaPlace, an interactive website that connects stories to places across time in Philly’s neighborhoods to create an enduring record of the city’s heritage.  PhilaPlace will feature text, audio and video clips, photos, historical documents, and maps.  Members of the Board of EPX recently spent hours sorting and archiving records towards this end and to create a permanent record of the association!  EPX in collaborate with other institutions, community organizations, and individuals will share in telling the history and culture of Philadelphia neighborhoods. 

Some of the guiding questions the EPX archives submission will include, when completed, are:

  • What and who is your organization?
  • What is its history and when did it begin?
  • Where are you located and how long have you been at this location? 
  • Share a particular story about your organization’s relationship to the neighborhood or an event that involves your org. that contributes to the fabric of the neighborhood’s story.  Provide who, what, where, when details.

Look to this website, in the near future, for more info., go to:  http://www.hsp.org/default.aspx?id=1239