The April 2012 EPX General Membership Meeting will be held on Monday, April 2nd, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Everyone is welcomed.The meeting will be held at the EPX CENTER 1729 S. 11th St (Enter at gate north of 11th & Moore St Neumann Goretti High School entrance)

Renee GilingerExecutive Director of the East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District, will be on hand to update neighbors on the Avenue’s comings and goings! She will also have tickets for the Flavors of the Avenue event scheduled for Saturday April 28th.   

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Saturday, April 28, Noon-4pm
East Passyunk Avenue, between Dickinson and Morris

Enjoy a true taste of East Passyunk Avenue from 21 of our award-winning restaurants, all offering samples of their signature dishes and drinks under the cover of a big top tent, making the event rain or shine! Outside of the Flavors tent, enjoy a free street festival with vendors, live music, and a craft market at the Singing Fountain hosted by Crafty Balboa. After Flavors, head down to Birra for a free outdoor concert featuring Cheers Elephant until 6pm.

This year’s participating restaurants are:

Belle Cakery * Birra * Cantina Los Caballitos * Chhaya
Chiarella’s * El Zarape * Fond * Fuel * Garage
Green Olives Café * Izumi * Kris * Le Virtù * Marra’s
Mamma Maria Ristorante * Ms. Goody Cupcake * Noir
Paradiso * South Philly Bar & Grill * Stogie Joe’s * Tre Scalini

VIP Tickets: Noon-4pm Including VIP Hour from 12-1pm
$50* ticket includes specialty cocktails and premium menu items + an extra hour in the tent with limited attendance

General Admission: 1-4pm
$30* ticket includes wine and craft beer

3:30-6pm: Free Concert
EPA & Morris, across from Birra

* Tickets purchased before April 20 are $5 off.

On-line ordering ends April 25. Tickets are limited so don’t wait! This event is rain or shine.

Proceeds from Flavors of the Avenue support EPABID’s public safety program – thank you for your contribution!

SAVE THE DATE! Monday, April 23rd 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!!!    

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

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.