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Last Chance for Discounted Drink Tickets!

Discounted pre-sale drink tickets close TODAY, Friday, September 29 at midnight! Missed the deadline? Don’t worry, we’ll have plenty of tickets available at the event and all proceeds help Newbold CDC keep our streets clean!

Advanced drink ticket pricing is:

3 drinks = $12 ($4.00 per 16 oz beer or 10 oz cocktail)
10 drinks = $35 ($3.50 per 16 oz beer or 10 oz cocktail)
18 drinks = $54 ($3.00 per 16 oz beer or 10 oz cocktail)The 18 beer pack includes 1 FREE 2016 South Philly Sausage Fest t-shirt!


 Drink ticket prices will increase by at least $1 per drink the day of the festival from last year.

100% of drink sales support a great cause — Newbold CDC’s Street Cleaning Program — which provides employment to ten Philadelphia residents with disabilities!

South Philly SausageFest Returns To West Passyunk Avenue

The family-friendly food festival will take place on Saturday, September 30

PHILADELPHIA (August 31, 2017)  Get those grills ready, because the South Philly SausageFest is coming back!

The Newbold Community Development Corporation (CDC) is pleased to announce the return of the third annual South Philly SausageFest on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from noon to 8:00 p.m. on West Passyunk Avenue, from South Broad Street to 15th Street.

The neighborhood-favorite food festival will feature Autumn craft beer from local breweries, live music, and (of course) plenty of sausage and sausage dishes from South Philadelphia restaurants. This year’s festival will feature six diverse restaurants, eight local craft breweries and distilleries, six live music shows, and a variety of arts and crafts vendors, plus a special activities area for children.

Restaurants including Mike’s BBQ, Taproom on 19th, South Philly Tap Room, and Café y Chocolate will be serving up sausages in a variety of styles (including vegan options!), and offering their own unique take on this tasty dish.

Local breweries will also be getting in on the fun, with South Philly favorites like Brewery ARS and Point Breeze Brewing Company pouring classic drafts and special brews all day long.

“SausageFest has become a great event for the Newbold community, and we’re so excited to bring it back for a third year,” said Newbold CDC President Tim Lidiak. “This year’s festival will feature several new offerings – including Manatawny Still Works which will be teaming up with The Thirsty Soul’s Billy Hines, the New Orleans-inspired bar maestro, who will be serving up some delightful cocktails, including his famous Sucker Punch!”

Participating restaurants include:

  • Taproom on 19th
  • Mike’s BBQ
  • South Philly Tap Room
  • Café y Chocolate
  • The Station Bar & Grille
  • Maglio Sausage Company

Participating breweries include:

  • Brewery ARS
  • Conshohocken Brewing
  • Naked Brewing
  • Nodding Head Brewery
  • Point Breeze Brewing
  • Philadelphia Brewing Company
  • Vault Brewing Company


Participating distillery includes:

  • Manatawny Still Works is teaming up with The Thirsty Soul, a new craft cocktail bar and Southern-inspired comfort food restaurant opening on West Passyunk Ave at 16th Street in Fall 2017.

South Philly SausageFest is free to attend, with food and drink pay-as-you-go. Advance beer tickets are on sale now here. Pre-event beer tickets are 4 pack = $18, 10 pack = $35, and 18 pack = $54.

Proceeds from the South Philly SausageFest will benefit and fund Newbold CDC’s Street Cleaning Program, which provides employment for ten disabled Philadelphia residents.

South Philly SausageFest is produced by the Newbold CDC, with support from AFC Urgent Care, DJCRE Property Management, Vicki Neill – State Farm Insurance Agent at 2132 South Broad Street, Weisz Accounting Services, Carmana Designs Ltd, Mambo Movers, Richard L. Vanderslice, PC and Caiazzo Law Offices, Mark Cement Contractors, and The Thirsty Soul.

More information can be found at

First Annual South Philly SausageFest September 12th

New Street Festival in South Philadelphia Will Support Street Cleaning Program, Sponsored by AFC Doctors Express Urgent Care

South Philadelphia – This September 12th the Newbold Community Development Corporation (CDC) will launch the inaugural South Philly SausageFest, a local food and craft beer festival. The event, sponsored by AFC Doctors Express Urgent Care, will be a fundraiser for the Newbold CDC’s Street Cleaning Program.

The Newbold CDC’s Street Cleaning Program is a partnership with Horizon House, Inc. who provides a wide range of services for adults with developmental disabilities, drug and alcohol addictions, and/or homelessness. Newbold CDC employs its cleaning crew through Horizon House’s workforce program and puts these individuals to work in cleaning up the commercial corridors along West Passyunk and Snyder Avenues from South Broad to 19th Streets.

​The Cleaning Program has been underway since early 2014 and is supported by local business sponsors including Ultimo Coffee, AJ Appliance, and DJCRE Real Estate as well as the City’s Commerce Department.  Newbold CDC will use the proceeds from the South Philly SausageFest to support the Cleaning Program into the future.

South Philly SausageFest will include “sausage-themed” food from local restaurants including Cafe y Chocolate, Chaat and Chai, Grubhouse, Miss Rachel’s Pantry, Philly Pretzel Factory and Tap Room on 19th.  The festival will also feature Philadelphia regional breweries:   Conshohocken Brewing Company, Philadelphia Brewing Company, Point Breeze Brewing Company, Saint Benjamin BrewingCompany, Sly Fox Brewing Company, and Weyerbacher Brewing Company. The festival will also feature arts and crafts as well as children’s activities sponsored by Philadelphia Family Pride.

For more information about the festival go to:

The mission of Newbold CDC is to improve the quality of life within the Newbold community through commercial and residential development and by implementing programs designed to invest in the civic enrichment of the people of Newbold.


Save the date! South Philly Sausage Fest – Sept. 12


Holiday Party with the Newbold Business Council

Come to our Holiday Party & Networking Soirée

Who: Local Businesses, Property Owners, Civic Leaders

Why: Network with Your Fellow Businesses! Learn about Newbold CDC’s New Projects! Support Newbold’s Emerging Renaissance!

What: Buffet Dinner & Wine (courtesy of Mediterranean Banquet Hall and Newbold CDC)

When: Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Where: Mediterranean Banquet Hall, 2033 S. Bancroft St (between 16th & 17th, and McKean & Snyder)


Please RSVP to:

The Newbold Business Council is a project of Newbold CDC.  The Council represents and serves businesses located along the West Passyunk and Snyder Avenue commercial corridors and within the Newbold and West Passyunk neighborhoods.


Newbold CDC and volunteers give Melrose Garden a Facelift

Our thanks to Nu Way Discount Dry Cleaners for their generous support of the new plants.





Newbold CDC Cleaning Program Featured in the Daily News

NHSNEWB11C620In March of 2014, Newbold CDC, working with Horizon Employment Services, began a commercial corridor cleaning program on Snyder Avenue and West Passyunk Avenue from Broad St. to 18th Street. We are very grateful to our local business sponsors who made this program possible. Many businesses have sponsored the program including, but not limited to: AJ Appliance, DJCRE Real Estate, Ultimo Coffee, Prudential Savings Bank, Richard Vanderslice Realty, Mediterranean Banquet Hall, Lang’s Produce, Scioli Turco, Mediterranean Cafe, Philly Pretzel Factory, ORO Construction, LLC, Ciro Electric Supply, Mi-Pals Deli, Magnarelli Clergy Apparel, Leonardo Realty, Richard & Mark d’Auria, and Ritner Hardware.

Read the full story on our work on

#Flashmeal at Taproom on 19th Thursday

philly-taproom19th-before2_636_400_85_s_c1Join us on Thursday, March 27, 7PM at the Taproom on 19th. (19th and Ritner) This place is getting rave reviews all over the place and we can’t get enough of the pork belly snacks! Join us to check out the great beer list and tasty bites. (Vegetarian options are also available.)

#FlashMeal is back in 2014

FlashMeal is back in 2014 and we are planning ahead this year. Here are the first four FlashMeals of the year:

Thursday, Feb. 27 – Hardena
Thursday, March 27 –  Taproom on 19th
Thursday, April 24 – Circles
Thursday, May 29 – Sky Cafe

Join us at Hardena (1754 S Hicks St.) this Thursdayat 7:00 PM. Hardena is a hidden gem on the West Side of Broad that gets rave reviews from vegetarians on Yelp.

Looking forward to seeing you at all of these great spots!


We’re #4!

Newbold is rated one of Philly’s hottest neighborhoods by Redfin. Thanks, we couldn’t agree more. Read all about it.