Our friends at the Cantina Los Caballitos, 1651 E. Passyunk Ave, have invited us to a very special evening. On Tuesday November 9th from 6-8 p.m. Steven Simons, the owner of the Cantina, has graciously offered to donate 10% of  all his proceeds to EPX for our annual Charitable Giving campaign.

EPX has, from our inception, donated a large potion of our income to neighbors in need during the Holiday Season. EPX has filled St. John’s Baptist church’s food bank (13th & Tasker), provided dozens of Thanksgiving dinners for members of the Philadelphia Access Center (PAC 11th & Mifflin) worked with Philadelphia Corporation for the Aging to provide produce baskets to the elderly and at Christmas time has identified three families (one from each Catholic parish in our boundaries)  providing them with gifts and gift cards for everything from supermarkets to toy stores to box stores to pharmacies.

Through the generous donations of our members, our semi-annual fund-raisers and special events, like this Neighborhood Nite, EPX has striven to comply with the charitable component of our 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit status.

So even though times are tough, in this economy, come join your friends and neighbors and have a margarita or two, some wonderful nachos etc, etc, and while enjoying yourselves realize that you are also helping the needy in our EPX community.

The Board of Directors of EPX invites you to attend the 18th Annual Alfonso Cavaliere Memorial Fund Concert, held on Sunday October 24, 2010 @ 4:00 pm in the auditorium of SS. John Neumann-Maria Goretti High School.

The concert Features the Bel Canto Lyric Opera Company and Orchestra. Tickets are available at the EPX General Membership meetings on  October 4th. General Admission tickets are $15.00 and Senior Citizen tickets are $12.00.The concert benefits musician scholarships for local artists at the undergrad and graduate levels. EPX receives a small return on every ticket we sell.

So come discover this little hidden musical gem of South Philadelphia and listen to a lovely afternoon serenade of Light Opera, Broadway, Patriotic tunes and Neapolitan songs while supporting two very worthy causes!!!

That’s right, this Fall ALL [well maybe not ALL ;0)] those fabulous houses you’ve admired from afar when you walk past them in EPX are gonna be open to the public!

Visit homes, churches and gardens throughout the East Passyunk Avenue Crossing neighborhood from Broad to 8th, Tasker to Snyder, HIGHLIGHTS include Isaiah Zagar’s Art Studio and recent Mural Arts projects in the neighborhood!  ADDITIONAL DETAILS TO FOLLOW, but for now…

WHEN: Sunday October 10, 2010 (10/10/10) from Noon to 5 p.m.

HOW: You may buy tickets online.
Tickets prices are $20 in advance, $25 on day of Tour.

October 2010 EPX General Membership meeting will be held on Monday, October 4th, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Everyone is welcomed.

The meeting will be held at the Sts. John Neumann-Maria Goretti High School Cafeteria (Enter at 11th & Moore and walk 1/2 flight down stairs and cafe is on your right 1/2 way down the aisle)

Have any questions? E-mail us at contact @ epcrossing.org

EPX will be present, in force, when 3rd District Police Captain Weaver calls a meeting on Thursday, October 7th @ 6:00 p.m. Our Lady Of Mount Carmel School, 2329 S. 3rd Street!

Captain Weaver will address recent criminal activity in his district and other issues of great concern to the safety and well-being of our neighborhood, please make every effort to attend!

All EPX-ers are invited to take a walk “down the Avenue” after our General Membership meeting on Monday, September 13th to Rita’s Water Ice! That’s right, Rita’s has agreed to help us celebrate our 4th anniversary with special 50% off prices on everything on their menu!!! Just show your EPX  wristband and say “Happy 4th Anniversary, EPX!!! AND THANKS RITA’S!!!

EPX’s 4th Anniversary!

Come join your neighbors and members of EPX as we wine and dine to celebrate four wonderful years as one of South Philly’s strongest civic associations!

Location: Ristorante Tre Scalini, 1915 E. Passyunk Ave.
Time & Date: Sunday, September 12th 2010 at 6P.M.
Includes: Three courses with wine and anniversary cake!!!
Donation: $45 per person.
RSVP: by September 6th! CLICK HERE TO RSVP