Don't miss the 11 homes
including: two handsome St. James St. brownstones; two residences designed by
distinguished architect and Schuylkill River Development Council founder, John
Randolph; an insider's look at the painstaking historic renovations of a
magnificent Delancey Street mansion with the contractor and architect on hand to
answer questions. We are grateful to tour sponsors: AMC Delancey, Allan Domb
Real Estate, Clemens Construction, Dranoff Properties, and Robin
Oct. 16, Tour tickets are $25 each ($30 thereafter) and are available: with a
credit card through the CCRA website; by calling
215-546-6719; or in person at the following locations:
Rittenhouse Hardware, 2001 Pine St
Florist Design, 500 S. 22nd St.
Apothecary, 272 S. 15th St
Maxx's Produce, 255 S. 20th St.
The self-guided tour begins at tour day ticket sale
locations: Trinity Center for Urban Life, 2212 Spruce Street in Fitler Square or
Beth Zion Beth Israel (BZBI) at 18th & Spruce Streets (½ block
from Rittenhouse Square). Participants receive a booklet with house
descriptions, and route map and a 15% food discount at neighborhood
restaurants: Audrey Claire, Friday Saturday Sunday, Square 1682, El Rey, and
Twenty Manning Grill.
WHAT'S NEW IN THE
SPEAK UP FOR
NEIGHBORHOOD SPOKES BY 10/20
As we have reported here previously, the City has proposed about 100
potential locations for bike share bike stations (each equipped to hold 10-20
bikes) and has requested feedback before the number is whittled down to 60.
These locations have been marked on sidewalks with stencils and also appear at
www.phlbikesharemap.com, (a site which favors Mozilla and Chrome browsers over
Internet Explorer), which also contains
information about the upcoming bike share program and how the station locations
will be finalized. The siting of the stations is made particularly difficult by
the fact that our sidewalks are relatively narrow compared to other large cities
who have successfully implemented bike share (e.g., New York and Chicago), and
the City's desire not to take away on-street parking spots. Only eight of the
proposed stations are within CCRA's boundaries:
22nd and Market
19th and South
24th and Sansom
Cor. of Ritt. Sq.
Taney & Pine (Markward Rec. Ctr.)
Cor. of Ritt. Sq.
If you are in
favor of bike share and want to have conveniently located stations, be sure to
record your views before Oct. 20.
School Fair : Choosing the RIGHT SChool, Wed, 10/22, 5-7 pm, Franklin Inst. 222
N. 20th Street
Parents and caregivers of preschool and elementary age children are
invited to a free elementary school fair.
Light refreshments will be served. Free
admission at the Franklin Institute on 10/22 for all attendees and discount
representatives from: Albert M Greenfield Elementary School, Bache Martin
Elementary School, The Baldwin School, Chester A. Arthur School, Edwin M.
Stanton School, Friends' Central School, Friends Select School, Germantown
Friends School,Independence Charter School, Philadelphia Classical School,
Philadelphia Free School, Russell Byers Charter School, Saint Francis Xavier
School,Saint Gabriel School, Saint Mary Interparochial School, Saint Peters
School, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy,The City School, The Philadelphia
School, Waldron-Mercy Academy and William Penn Charter
While you are taking your young ones trick or
treating, drop by the judging table at Fitler Square and enter your child
in the Association's inaugural Halloween Costumer Contest - it should take two
minutes at most. Winners in age categories from under 2 to 12
years of age will earn a $50 donation to their
schools. Sponsored by Superfunder The Childrens Boutique and funders:
Metro Kids' Club, My Fabulous Mama, Rittenhouse Market, and South Square
WE STILL NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR
CCRA'S HOUSE TOUR, SUN, 10/19. RECEIVE FREE TICKET
are stationed in homes from 1-3:00PM or from 3-5:00PM to greet tour goers and
receive a free Tour ticket. If you wish to volunteer, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AND PARKING RESTRICTIONS AT CHOP PROJECT
South X Schuylkill Task Force, CCRA has been working for almost three years on
the CHOP project just south of the South St. Bridge. Here is a letter from CHOP regarding near-term
demolition activities and related traffic and parking
COLUMBUS DAY; MON, 10/13,
OFFICE CLOSURE AND NEIGHBORHOOD TRASH PICK UP
office will be closed on Monday, 10/13, and neighborhood trash will not be
collected. Addresses with Monday trash pick up will have collection on Tuesday, 10/14.
MERCHANT MEMBERS DISCOUNT PROGRAM
local merchants and save money too. These local merchants will provide a
here) to any member
who shows a current CCRA membership card (Di Bruno Bros. has its own CCRA card)
and personal identification.
Uber - Limo service Uber
provides $20 off a
first ride, Good for new users only. Members use
Philly Foodworks - Use the
code "CCRA" when signing up for home delivery and receive a $20 discount on
NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS AND
GIARGIARI BEL CANTO COMPETITION, SAT, 10/11, 7:30PM, KIMMEL CTR, BROAD &
Academy of Vocal Arts' Resident Artists will perform
in the annual favorite Giargiari Bel Canto Competition in the Perelman
Theater. Joining AVA's Resident Artists will be faculty member Master Vocal
Coach Danielle Orlando.
Many of AVA's Resident Artists will perform opera
arias at the competition, scored by three experienced judges to receive the
evening's prizes. The audience itself
will vote on which Resident Artist receives the coveted Audience Favorite Award.
Tickets ($45 adult, $25 under 30, $10
students) are available by calling the Kimmel Center's Box office at
215-893-1999. For more information, click
Fun with Furry Friends, 3 SatS, 10/11 - 10/25, 10AM-2PM, SISTER CITIES PARK,
18TH & LOGAN SQ.
Celebrate fall with
music, family-friendly activities and a salute to our furry friends. Free hay
rides around the park, animal-themed face painting and storytelling, balloon
twisting and pumpkins for sale, along with a fall-themed menu from Logan Square
Cafe. For more information, click
HIGH SCHOOL FAIR, FRI,
10/17, 3-7PM AND SAT, 10/18, 9AM-3PM, DREXEL ARMORY, 33RD &
your options! Get information about high schools, and partnering &
volunteering. Learn about academic and special programs, extracurriculars,
admissions criteria, how to apply, and more. For more information, click
TEEN PROGRAM SERIES
AT THE INST. BRANCH LIBRARY, 1905 LOCUST ST, NOW THRU 12/15
all teens! The Philadelphia City Institute Branch Library will hold a series of
teen programs this fall and early winter. For a list of events, click
FSRP FALL FESTIVAL,
SAT., 10/18, 11AM-3PM(rain date 10/19) TANEY & PINE
Join Friends of
Schuylkill River Park for family fun, including:
Music and Dancing
Food and Drink
Operetta Theater opens 14th season, SAT, 10/18 and SUN 10/19, 4PM, ACAD. OF
VOCAL ARTS, 1920 SPRUCE
Hear International star Cristina Nassif
as Luisa Fernanda and the Philly premier of Luisa Fernanda with music director
and pianist Jose Meléndez. Tickets are $30.00/general admission, $20.00/seniors,
$10/students, under 16 years old are free. For more information call
Listening Tour meeting with Councilman
Johnson and the GPCC, MON, 0CT 20, 6-7:30 pm,
Shiloh Baptist Church, 2040 Christian
Johnson and the Greater Phila. Chamber of Commerce will hold a Listening Tour
Community Meeting to discuss the Chamber's Roadmap for
is focused on job creation, economic growth, and an agenda for city government.
Refreshments will be served. For more information
about this Listening Tour meeting, please contact Brittney Miller at the Chamber
of Commerce at email@example.com or (215) 790-3732. You
may also contact Steve Cobb in Councilman Johnson's Office at (215)
FREE STREET TREES!
APPLICATIONS DUE FRI, 10/24
Street Trees - (those in the side walk) are available through the Friends of
Schuylkill River Park Tree Tenders. For more information about the Street Tree
program, click here. To download an
application, click here.