The 2018 Red Gravy Cook-Off samples

It’s finally back! The very popular EPX Red Gravy Cook-Off is now accepting entrants for the 2019 competition. You could be one of ten contestants to compete for the chance of taking home one of two prizes – Crowd Favorite or Judge’s Choice.

Taking place Sunday, March 31st, 2019, from 4-6pm at Ss. Neumann and Goretti High School, this event is a chance for residents to celebrate the heritage and traditions of the neighborhood. Be part of the action by entering to submit your homemade gravy to be judged and enjoyed by all.  

To enter, you will need to prepare approximately 3 gallons of homemade red sauce that is either vegetarian, meat, or seafood. Only ten entrants will be accepted; please register here.

Last year #2018RedGravyCookoff winner Laura Valenti took home BOTH Judge’s Choice and Crowd Favorite and the accompanying cash prizes.

Zoning meeting coming up this Wednesday, February 13th, 7pm. Location: 1025 Mifflin Street. We’ll hear about the following:

2025 South 12th Street: Use for two-family household living (duplex) in an existing semi-detached structure.

All are welcome. See you there!

Back by popular demand is the EPX Online Auction! Featuring dozens of unique experiences from local businesses, this is the perfect opportunity to show your love for your local civic while also getting a one of a kind experience to enjoy yourself or give as a Valentines’ gift.

Strong Neighborhoods make a strong city. Get two for the price of one: a great experience or item while supporting a great organization! All items have been generously donated to the East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association. All proceeds will directly benefit the work of our organization. Bidding is open now!

January Zoning Meeting – CANCELLED

Well, it’s happened again, folks. No new applications for zoning variances this month. Everyone must be in that post-holidays hibernation mode. So, our January meeting, originally scheduled for this Wednesday, has been cancelled. See you ’round the neighborhood!

Help us collect donations for Prevention Point Philadelphia!

As some of you have seen on your way to the subway or shopping on Broad Street, the opioid crisis is hitting close to home, right at Broad and Snyder. There are ways you can help those affected by this horrible epidemic. One is through a donation to Prevention Point! For those of you unfamiliar with Prevention Point, it is a local organization dedicated to ‘harm reduction’ – which aims to reduce the harm associated with drug use in people unable or unwilling to stop.  Prevention Point offers many free resources to those in need, such as a syringe exchange program (which helps prevent the spread of HIV and Hepatitis), HIV/HCV testing, medical clinics, legal clinics, and even shelter and meals. Prevention Point also provides overdose reversal training to teach organizations, providers, and community members how to properly use Narcan to save lives. For cities such as Philadelphia, organizations like Prevention Point play an important role by serving some of the most vulnerable members of society.  Numerous medical and professional organizations have studied syringe exchange and concluded that it is a highly effective way to prevent the spread of HIV and does not encourage drug use. It also creates a point of contact to link people who use drugs and sex workers with treatment, medical care, legal advocacy, housing, job training and other social services. For our annual charitable giving, we will be collecting physical items from the list below, as well as monetary donations, which will be given to Prevention Point in January.  A donation box will be located in the main lobby of the East Passyunk Crossing Recreation Center on the corner of 11th and Mifflin.
  • Toiletries (travel size preferred)
  • Gloves
  • Scarves
  • Hats
  • Feminine Products
  • Coats and Sweaters
Please consider donating to our cause – any amount will help!  (when donating via PayPal, please add a note that it is for Prevention Point) To learn more about Prevention Point www.ppponline.org

Help us provide 25 local families with a Thanksgiving Dinner

Councilman Mark Squilla’s office has generously donated 25 turkeys to help launch our campaign to provide 25 local families with a Thanksgiving dinner. We’re committed to raising $800 over the next few days to so that the families have a complete meal. Please consider donating towards our cause – any amount will help!

Each family will receive a full meal including, turkey, gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, shell pasta and cheese, string beans, peas, corn, candied yams, corn, cranberry sauce, apple sauce, desserts and more.

Please note that we are raising funds to purchase the items rather than asking for canned-good donations.

Every contribution counts. Please consider donating today.

EPX will be assembling the bagged meals Tuesday, November 20 from 6:00pm-7:30pm at the East Passyunk Community Center. We will be distributing the bagged meals to confirmed families from 7:30pm-9pm at the East Passyunk Community Center.

If you’re interested in volunteering in any capacity, or if you have a friend or neighbor struggling this season who could benefit from a Thanksgiving meal, please reach out to contact@epcrossing.org.

Thank you so much!