The neighborhood of Point Breeze lies in the South Philadelphia section of Philadelphia. The generally agreed-upon boundaries are from Washington Avenue in the north, 25th Street in the west, Mifflin Street to the south, and Broad Street to the east. To the east of Point Breeze is Passyunk Square, and to the north is Center City.
Throughout the mid-20th century, Point Breeze suffered a radical decline in populace. These days however, it is very much under revitalization due to the efforts from groups such as Point Breeze Community Development Coalition as well as a number of other prominent collectives and organizations within the area.
Point Breeze’s Education
The residents of Point Breeze are zoned to the School District of Philadelphia. There are four catchment areas within the neighborhood, namely:
– Delaplaine McDaniel School K-8 located at 22nd & Moore which serves the western catchment area.
– Edwin M. Stanton School K-8 located at 17th & Christian which serves the northern catchment area.
– George W. Childs School K-8 at 16th & Wharton serves the eastern catchment area.
– Stephen Girard School K-4 at 18th & Snyder at 18th & Snyder serves the southern catchment area.
Things To Do in Point Breeze
In summertime there is the Summer Jazz series. This is hosted at the Point Breeze neighborhood’s outdoor Concert Garden located at 2056-58 Ellsworth St. This takes place every 3rd Sunday between 1pm and 5pm. This series offers both local musicians and special guest stars. The concert is free and open to all ages.
Point breeze is also a host to many block parties one of the more famous being Greenstreet Coffee Company which is in its 4th year. This benefit block party, which all proceeds go to local artists programs, offers beer, bbq, coffee, music and games.
Like many other parts of the city bike riding, dog walking and lounging in the local park are also favorite past times. For the children, Point Breeze has a number of recreational areas, both indoor and outdoor:
• Wharton Square at 23rd and Wharton • Chew Playground at 19th and Washington • DiSilvestro Playground at 15th and Morris • Smith Playground and Wilson Park at 24th and Snyder
Where To Eat In Point Breeze
Breezy’s Café located on 1200 Point Breeze Ave is a favorite among locals. With built in games boards on the table tops it’s easy to keep yourself entertained while waiting for your order. A casual dining establishment with both American standards and inventive vegan and vegetarian dishes. Open Tuesday to Friday 10:30am to 8:30pm Saturday Sunday 9am to 5pm
American Sardine Bar is located 1800 Federal St is among a growing number of gastro pubs popping up in the city. Known for its cans of beer, growlers and ever changing draft beer menu this has become popular among craft beer connoisseurs. Its eclectic menu ranges from a Sardine Sandwich to Onion Rings to a Braised Short Rib entrée. Open 7 days a week from 11am to 2am.
K & A Sandwiches & Grocery located at 1439 S 20th St. is another favorite among locals. Not only does it offer fresh sandwiches but grocery items as well. They import there bread from local bakeries which as many locals claim is one of the reasons there sandwiches are so good. Open Monday to Saturday 7am to 6pm.
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