Saturday April 6th you are invited to help clean up East Passyunk Crossing. Neighbors will meet at the community garden for coffee, pastries, and instructions and then we’ll hit the streets with brooms and shovels to pick up trash around Mifflin, 7th, McKean, and 8th streets, as well as smaller streets in between. This is a family friendly event, and a great way to make an impact in your neighborhood.

Some Fall Cleanup Volunteers

Calling all volunteers! Are you a resident of EPX and looking for a way to get involved, besides buying a ticket? We need your help to make this popular event a success!  It will take a lot of hands pitching in to set up the space from the serving line to the tables, and then volunteers to serve gravy, sell tickets, bus and clean, and finally break it all down. Sign up here to let us know how you can help day of. 

We’re also accepting donations of baked goods. We’re happy to have a donation of a tray your favorite local pastry shop cookies or a pan of homemade brownies. Fill out this form to let us know what kind of sweet treat you plan to bring to the event

Some of the 2018 Dessert Offerings donated by neighbors

Taking place Sunday, March 31st, 2019, from 4-6pm at Ss. Neumann and Goretti High School (1736 S 10th St, Philadelphia, PA 19148), adult tickets are only $20. Children 12 and under are free.

Admission will get you samples of each 10 competing sauces, as well as a full serving of the gravy of your choice over macaroni cooked by Mama Maria herself, as well as vegan meatballs from Triangle Tavern.

You will also get complimentary bread from New York Bakery, salad, beverages, cold-brew coffee from Rival Brothers, and a homemade dessert buffet.

Those who are 21+ get a sample from Chaddsford Winery with additional glasses and bottles available for purchase.


Taking place Sunday, March 31st, 2019, from 4-6pm at Ss. Neumann and Goretti High School (1736 S 10th St, Philadelphia, PA 19148), a $20 ticket gets you entry to this popular local event celebrating the Italian heritage of the neighborhood.

Featuring 10 homemade gravies from local home cooks, the price of admission features samples of each competing sauce as well as a full serving of your choice over macaroni cooked by Mama Maria herself, as well as vegan meatballs from Triangle Tavern.

Visitors will also get complimentary bread, salad, beverages, coffee and desert, all while enjoying musical entertainment. Libations will be available for purchase, as well as 50/50 raffle tickets. Sample all the gravies and then vote for the Crowd Favorite, and local figures including Mama Maria, Larry Farnese, Elizabeth Fiedler, and Mark Squilla will award the Judges Choice.

Children 12 and under are free. Buy your tickets today before they sell out!

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!