Newbold Neighbors Association News

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.


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).



New Technology Committee Co-chair: Jake Liefer

We would like to introduce our newest board member and co-chair of the Technology Committee, Jake Liefer.

Jake is an IT security consultant and has lived in the neighborhood with his wife and daughter for two years. Jake's interests are in open data to provide better information to residents in the community and connecting residents to Newbold Neighbors through social media and the website. Jake looks forward to advancing these goals at Newbold Neighbors and serving the community through his role as the technology co-chair.


Thanks for a successful Beer Tour!

The 2014 edition of the Newbold Neighbors Beer Tour took place this weekend and was a smashing success.  We raised over $1500 for our general fund and had a ton of fun doing it.  We would like to thank a couple people specifically for their help

- Thanks to all of the breweries who donated kegs for our event.  We had delicious, free beer from Weyerbacher, Philadelphia Brewing, Yards, and Ithaca.  

- Thanks to Federal Beer Distributor (and Madira owner) for specially ordering all the other beer and donating taps and ice.

- Thanks to Joe/Tricia, Ali/Josh, Misty/Kim, Paul/Kathy, Shannon/Jamal, and Jesse/Nicole for opening up their houses as hosts.  We appreciate the hospitality and the rooftop views.  

- Thanks to AJ Appliance and Romeo Pizza for coordinating and donating food.  Having a good base of carbohydrates goes a long way for a long night of drinking. 

- Thanks to the NNA Beautification Committee, for donating time and pumpkins to help identify the houses,  and NNA Beer Tour Committee, for organzing everything else. 

 - Thanks for David/Melanie for checking people in, moving people around, and selling 50/50 tickets. 

Be on the look out for a survey coming from Brown Paper Tickets.  We want your feedback so we can do even better next year.  


Hopefully, we'll see some of your new faces tonight at the General Meeting


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.


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.