EPX is happy to announce that our Beautification Committee has received a $2500.00 matching grant from PARC. The money will be used on “Cleaning and Greening” our neighborhood!

Also on THURSDAY, JUNE 23rd AT 8:00PM PARC will be rededicating the “Singing Fountain” at EAST PASSYUNK AVENUE & TASKER STREET.

PARC has invested more than $60,000 in the restoration of the fountain and improvements to the square. With the removal of the fencing and the addition of park benches and chess table, the fountain is reborn as a public gathering space and neighborhood amenity. The fountain will also be illuminated by state of the art LED lighting technology that will greatly enhance the square. The fountain itself has been fully restored with new tiles and marble.

The fountain restoration demonstrates PARC’s commitment to improving the community and providing needed investments that enhance the quality of life for the residents of the neighborhoods surrounding East Passyunk Avenue. By supporting and investing in the East Passyunk commercial corridor, businesses can flourish and grow helping to ensure that the avenue will remain a destination for neighborhood residents and visitors alike.

A “block” party will take place after the re-dedication ceremony with food and beverages provided by Izumi and Paradiso restaurants.

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The market is open every Wednesday, from 3 – 7 pm, around the fountain at 11th & Tasker.

The Fountain Farmers’ Market is open for its 6th season, more exciting
and diverse than ever! This year we’re welcoming back two farms — Fruitwood Orchards with berries, fruit and garden vegetables grown in New Jersey, and Berry Patch Produce with berries and a wide variety of vegetables grown in Chester County. Both farms practice Integrated Pest Management, a comprehensive strategy for managing pests that combines everything from low-tech, practical tools to occasional use of chemicals if crops are under severe threat.

We’re also welcoming Wild Indigo Farm, to its first year at the market! Deirdre is starting to farm her own field and greenhouse area,  as part of a collaborative with a couple other farmers. She’ll have a variety of greens and other vegetables, grown chemical-free in Fleetwood, PA — as well as honey from suburban and urban hives (here on Philly rooftops!) harvested by her husband!

Plus, local business Green Aisle Grocery will bring a variety of locally-made treats from bakeries, restaurants, and artisanal food preservers, plus meats from pastured animals! A new bakery, Sweet Spice & Honey, will bring breads enriched with fruits or vegetables, a variety of grains, and lots of care for everyone’s health.

Berry Patch Produce: lots of strawberries, rhubarb, lettuce and spinach, cooking greens (chard, collards, kale), scallions; eggs, baked goods.
Fruitwood Orchards: asparagus, sugar snap peas, strawberries! plus, honey and maybe a few zucchini.
Wild Indigo Farm: spring vegetables including cooking greens and scallions; eggs, honey from urban hives in Philadelphia!

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Saturday, May 21, 1-2pm
Mifflin Triangle, EPA & Mifflin Street

The Joey Giardello Statue is complete and ready to be unveiled at a free event that is open to everyone who’d like to come to honor and celebrate Joey Giardello, Philly Boxing History and the fine work of art by Carl LeVotch. 70 other South Philadelphia Boxers are also honored on this monument, as well as 20 key South Philly boxing landmarks (venues & gyms). For more info, visit www.joeygiardello.net.

LET EPX ENTERTAIN YOU!

THANKS TO ALL OUR MEMBERS AND FANS, WE ARE SOLD OUT!!!

Come join the Board and members of EPX as they present A Winter REVUE: an evening of comedy and song.

Acts including mellow music to soothe you while you settle into a cabaret setting and enjoy light fare and libations.  The hilarious antics of a well-known local comedy troop are likely to follow, perhaps the hipster sounds of a very hot young guitar hero and friend, four-piece jazz quartet is planned…and maybe the night will culminate in “Show Stoppers Style” as a certain EPX Co-Chair belts out a few show-tunes and ballads!  MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW!

Friday February 25th starting at 8 p.m. in the Viking’s Hall 1815 S. 11th St. ( Free Parking in Ss. Neumann-Goretti HS lot!)

Tickets go on sale mid-January and are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, BUT seating is limited to first come, first served so book your seat NOW through any EPX Board member!

A very small number of SRO (Standing Room Only) tickets may be available at the door! EPX regrets having to turn anyone away, but we must obey maximum occupancy laws.

 

Come join all your EPX neighbors, family and friends on “the Avenue!” For the East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement Districts Tree Trimming this Wednesday December 8th from 6-8 p.m. at the Mifflin Street Triangle!!!

Enjoy Christmas Carols sung by the students of Alphabet Academy, Girard Academic Music Program and The Philadelphia Performing Arts School.

Help hang ornaments hand-made by the students of Annunciation BVM, St. Nicholas of Tolentine & JS Jenks Schools!

Enjoy complimentary warm beverages and snacks!

Special thanks to all of the students, teachers, volunteers and Urban Jungle for their support of this event.
Support your local businesses this holiday season! A thriving business corridor means a safer and sounder EPX! For a complete list of over 150 shops and restaurants on Passyunk Ave go to www.visiteastpassyunk.com

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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!!!