Newbold Neighbors Association (NNA) is a non-profit civic organization established in 2007 serving residents, owners, and businesses in the Point Breeze area of South Philadelphia west of Broad St. to 18th St. and south of Washington Ave. to Passyunk Ave.

NNA strives to engage residents, support sustainable development, promote local businesses, and strengthen our community through clean streets, greening efforts, public safety, planning, zoning, and outreach.

We welcome all residents, property owners, and business owners to attend our general meetings, get involved with our committees, or help out at our community events.


Latest News & Updates

Beautification Meeting Minutes

Lots of plans are in the works and we're looking forward to a busy Spring and Summer!

Thank you to Bennett Compost for joining us at our January meeting! We learned so much about composting! Did you know we live in the densest of composting areas in Philly?! SO COOL! 

Tim was also kind enough to follow up one of the questions with an email and a link to information about a mayoral debate focusing on green issues:

PHS needs volunteers for the Flower Show! This is an awesome experience and a great way to gain FREE access to the show! Email: Mindy Maslin at for more info. The flower show runs Saturday, February 28th  to Sunday, March 8th

Fall 2014 Yard tree applications are due 2/4. If you are interested in a tree for your yard, fill out the application!

Learn the proper way to care for our neighborhood trees!

Brainstorming 'retreat': We would like to get together to brainstorm ideas to help move the neighborhood forward in 2015.
We have a few ideas already
Working with SPR to get distribution boxes
Working with Donnely Distribution to prevent advertisements being left at uninhabited homes, etc.
Town hall poster boards where community members can write what they want to see happen in the neighborhood.
Would you like to be a part of this? Have ideas for where/when this should happen? Email us at

PHS Grant: We have submitted a proposal to PHS for electricity and benches at Dickinson Grove. Fingers crossed! We should find out in a couple months if we were awarded this grant!

Mapping grant: What types of maps would be useful to you? Lets us know at

General Meetings and VOTING! January general meeting 1/27; February general meeting & elections 2/24
Abby and Jackie are excited to lead us next year, but they can't do that without your VOTE!
Come vote for Abby and Jackie at our general meeting on Feb 24th at 6:30pmin the Reed Street Presbyterian Apartments at 16th and Reed.

Join us for our next Beautification meeting on Wednesday, February 11th at 6:30pm email for the location.
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Beautification in 2014, By the Numbers

2014 was a successful year for the Beautification Committee, chaired by Jesse Leonard and Joe Suchma. Here's 2014 by the numbers:

  • Ten - the number of active, engaged members we've grow to in the beautification committee, from two at the begnning of the year
  • Zero - how many community maintained and sustained green spaces we started with, and now we're up to three! (15th & Dickinson, 17th & Tasker, 17th and Latona)
  • 25 - the number of recycling bins distributed by NNA this year 50 - no-circular stickers distributed (all we had!)
  • 28 - blocks involved in the neighborhood that participated in April's city-wide cleanup
  • Over 20 - other blocks that received cleaning materials (brooms, bags, gloves, etc) from NNA throughout the year
  • Ten - number of neighborhood walks co-hosted with the Public Safety committee, where we reported numerous quality of life violations through 311
  • Six (at least) - number of other neighborhood groups NNA has worked with throughout 2014 (NCA, Child's School, NICE, PMC, LoMo, PHS, etc.)
  • Ten - number of trees planted by our volunteers Tons - number of trees we've prunced throughout the neighborhood
  • Six - number of pumpkins carved by the committee for the Annual NNA Beer Tour
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2015 Christmas Tree Recycling Program

You can still get involved once the holidays have passed, by participating in the 2014 Christmas Tree Recycling Program. The program will run for two weeks from Monday, January 5, 2015 through Saturday, January 17, 2015. Citizens may drop off their trees for recycling at any of the following Streets Department Sanitation Convenience Centers Monday through Saturday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Click here to learn more.

New this year, the Streets Department is pleased to announce there will also be Christmas tree drop off sites located throughout the city at 23 designated locations on Saturday, January 10 and Saturday, January 17.

To find the location nearest to you, click here.

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Holiday Decoration Contest


Warm up some cocoa, put on your mittens and grab the family, because we need your help to find the Best Holiday Decorations in Newbold!


On the evening of December 19th everyone is invited to join the Newbold Neighbors Association for a stroll through the neighborhood as we gaze at the lights of the holiday season! All who join us, will help in choosing 3 favorite displays that will receive a holiday surprise from Newbold Neighbors.


Nominate your home or block by emailing


We'll meet at 6:30 pm on Friday, December 19th at Dickinson Grove (15th and Dickinson).


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PWD/PHS Rain Check Workshops

Lunchtime and Evening Workshops this Fall

Rain Check, the Philadelphia Water Department's residential stormwater management program managed by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia, is pleased to announce the upcoming schedule of workshops this fall. The Rain Check program is part of Green City, Clean Waters, a 25-year plan to protect and enhance Philadelphia's waterways by managing stormwater with innovative green practices.

Attend an educational Rain Check workshop for Philadelphia residents and have a rain barrel installed for free. Learn why stormwater management is important and how it contributes to the health and beauty of the environment and surrounding community.

Workshops will be held at PHS (100 N. 20th Street, Philadelphia) the third Wednesday of every month, from 12 to 1 p.m., and the third Thursday of every month, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Additional workshops will be scheduled throughout Philadelphia. To attend a workshop, register online here.

If you have question, contact PHS Information Services at or 215.988.1698.

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SBSNA's Broad Street Clean Up

South Broad St. Neighborhood Association is holding a clean up on September 27, 2014 - They will remove debris and graffiti from the light poles on both sides of the street. We will begin on Broad St. between Mifflin and McKean Streets and work in both directions (north-south). We encourage the participation of all residents and businesses in this event.

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