Giving Thanks! Each year, at this time, the Board of EPX through the generosity of our membership and area businesses, works to complete our annual charitable giving campaign! Donations are tax deductible as EPX is a 501(c)(3) exempt charitable organization! Donations may also be made at the December General Membership meeting or through the Paypal link below. EPX donations this year started by identifying needy families from local Catholic parishes and Southwark Elementary School.
East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association (EPX) will move its meeting and office space staring on June 4, 2013. EPX will now be housed on the third floor of the main school building of Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School in a suite of former offices and classrooms. New signage and accommodations will be made to access the suite via elevator. In addition, the EPX Community Garden will continue to be planted on schools grounds and serve as a boon to neighbors and charities in the area. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has chosen Ss. Neumann-Goretti High as one of their pilot programs for a Catholic exchange students initiative and they will reside in the former EPX Center. EPX is happy to support the school’s venture into this new educational paradigm. Education is at the forefront of EPX’s civic agenda and stronger schools make for better neighborhoods!
The May 2013 EPX General Membership Meeting will be held on Monday, May 6th, from 7:00PM to 8:00PM. Everyone is welcomed.
The meeting will be held at the EPX Center 1729 S. 11th Street (Enter at gate north of 11th & Moore St Neumann Goretti High School entrance)
Download Agenda Here.
View the April 2013 meeting minutes here..
SAVE THE DATE! Thursday, May 9th from 6-9 p.m. come and join your EPX neighbors at Rita’s Water-Ice on East Passyunk Avenue! Invite everyone you know because the more water-ice, and other goodies, we eat the more EPX gets as a donation from Rita’s!!! We are promised a beautiful evening of spring weather and lots of fun as the entire ‘hood (plus our family and friends) descends on Rita’s. Show your EPX Spirit by bringing a crowd and remember there are plenty of fat-free and sugar free options as well. Who knows you might even spy a familiar EPX Co-Chair scooping your favorite treat!!!
COME ONE, COME ALL! FREE! BYOG!
Join the EPX Outreach and Events Committee as they welcome everyone to our first EPX Game Night! Thursday, February 21, 2013 starting at 7:00 p.m. in the EPX Center 1729 S. 11th Street. (Middle building north of the main school on Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School)
Come play current, and VINTAGE, board games and enjoy light snacks and soft drinks!
Located at the northeast corner of 13th and Mifflin Streets, the Mifflin Substation was built in 1913 to serve the electrical needs of the City Transit Division’s trolleys. The building is built of brown brick and features four large, arched windows on the Mifflin Street side. The Substation is still used to supply back-up power for the Broad Street Subway. Time and vandalism have taken their toll on the exterior. The terra cotta band near the base of the building has pieces missing. A number of window panes are cracked, and the green metal screening that was installed to protect the glass is rusting and hanging haphazardly.
Several years ago students from the University of Pennsylvania’s Planning Program did a study of East Passyunk Avenue and the surrounding East Passyunk neighborhood. Working closely with the East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association (EPX) the study gathered community input to identify potential neighborhood improvements. The Substation was listed as a source of blight which could be turned into an attraction through better lighting and some form of ‘window dressing’ to mask the broken glass and rusted screening.
EPX contacted SEPTA and initiated discussions about an art project at the site. These conversations facilitated a series of improvements to the building including new security lighting, sidewalk repairs and a general clean-up of the surroundings. EPX applied for and received a $10,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), and began a search for a designer.
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EPX supports and invites neighbors to attend the EPABID event Spirits & Suds with Santa!
Wednesday, December 12, 5:30-10pm …this holiday past-time will benefit EPX’s annual Holiday Giving and several needy families will receive gift cards to Super Markets, Pharmacy, Toy Stores and other stores.
Join Santa as he gets his jolly on at 12 East Passyunk bars, pubs and restaurants. The $5 admission gets you $3 craft beers, $4 merry cocktails and $5 snacks (select locations), a Santa or Elf hat, and Santa’s Sipping Stamp Card. Cards will be stamped with your purchase of every drink or food item, and after collecting 5 stamps, you’ll be entered to win a package of $300 in gift certificates from the participating bars and other great prizes. Every stamp over 5 gets an extra chance.
Registration will be held at Urban Jungle (1526-30 EPA) from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Stamp cards will be collected at Cantina Los Caballitos (1651 EPA) at 10pm. Participating Bars with food and drink specials are all on our Facebook Event Page.