EPX has been informed that due to filming for footage for Wheel of Fortune, there will be limitations on parking on the 1600 block of East Passyunk as well as some spots on the west end of the 1100 block of Morris and the 1700 block of East Passyunk on October 28 until 6PM. Affected residents can park in the Acme parking lot from the night of October 27 until October 28. Flyers will soon be distributed to neighbors and cars in the area by the production company, so please see them for more details.
Check out our first ever harvest donation day at East Passyunk Crossing Community Gardens. So thrilled to be working with our new partners at Southeastern Asian Mutual Assistance Associocations Coalition (SEAMAAC) and to be able to donate fresh produce to folks who can use it!
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From Beth, EPX Eductation Committee Chair:
Southwark had a terrific visit from Mayor Nutter and Dr. Hite yesterday. They met with parents, teachers, and community partners, and toured several classrooms. They visited the kindergarten two-way immersion classroom, a sixth-grade classroom which was having a career day, and one of Southwark’s English Language Learner (ELL) classrooms. We discussed Principal Lukov’s innovative and ongoing use of community partners and the success of the TWI program, and heard from parents and teachers about Southwark’s successes and challenges.
It was quite an honor to be there and speak on behalf of the work the Education Committee is doing, and to hear from all of the other participants. The kids were so excited to have the Mayor there, and he was completely charmed by them. Our school is really something special, and if you haven’t had a chance to visit, stay on the lookout for an open house or two before the end of the year.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is sharing its art. This summer and fall, sixty high-quality replicas of Museum masterpieces will find their way into communities around the region. Each participating neighborhood will feature about ten artworks within a short distance of each other. Walk through the park, hop on a bike, or meander down Main Street through each exciting outdoor exhibition.
Join your family and friends and encounter art in unexpected places. Picnic next to Claude Monet’s iconic Japanese Footbridge, stop to smell the flowers near Georgia O’Keeffe’s Calla Lilies, or shine a flashlight on Paul Gauguin’s Sacred Mountain during a midnight stroll. Never been to the Museum? Inside Out brings treasures from its collection to you. Pick a neighborhood, grab your friends and family, and explore.
EPX and adjacent South Philadelphia neighborhoods will be home to eleven replica paintings.
There will be no EPX zoning meeting for May due to a lack of zoning applications. Our next zoning meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 10 at 7PM.
From 5/11 – 5/22, Castle Ave. will be closed from 7:00am to 3:30pm to allow delivery of the crane and steel. You will recall that during our last Community Advisory meeting we discussed a plan that would eliminate approx. 4-5 parking spots on Castle Ave. due to the construction fence being expanded. This would allow delivery of the crane and steel to take place in a safer environment.