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WHAT'S NEW IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
MARKET STREET BEER GARDEN POPS UP ANEW
Our July 2 edition featured the "pop up" of the Uptown seasonal beer garden at the BNY Mellon Bank Center, 1735 Market. It quickly popped down after the City's Licensing and Inspection Department stepped in citing zoning, building permit and certificate of occupancy issues. But Wednesday, July 15, brought joy to Mudville. The 9000 square foot venue with a 35 foot bar reopened. This is an L and I feel good story. An Uptown spokesperson graciously acknowledged that L and I properly enforced city regulations AND worked expeditiously with Uptown representatives to remedy the deficiencies. The promptness of L and I's action at the Uptown contrasts with press reports about the timeliness and priorities of the agency. In our community, 325 South 18th Street, the southeast corner of 18th and Delancey, has been abandoned and derelict for more than a decade. L and I's operations were the topic of an independent commission report instituted through the Nutter administration and published last September. That report provided a basis for a February news conference at City Hall cosponsored by CCRA. While some of that report's recommendations have been addressed, other topics impacting on speed and priority of enforcement issues have yet to be implemented.
HOMES NEEDED FOR CCRA'S 57TH ANNUAL FALL HOUSE TOUR, SUN, 10/18
Our 57th Annual House Tour will be held on Sunday, Oct. 18 This is an important fundraiser for the Association. As hundreds of your neighbors have done before, would you be willing to place your home, apartment, or condo on the Tour this year? We provide insurance and multiple on-site hosts/hostesses. You receive our deepest thanks, as well as recognition in our Tour Book and the Center City Quarterly. Please contact the CCRA office for further information at 215-546-6719 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CCRA MERCHANT MEMBERS DISCOUNT PROGRAM
Support our local merchants and save money too. These local merchants will provide a discount (described 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 code CCRA14.
Philly Foodworks - Use the code "CCRA" when signing up for home delivery and receive a $20 discount on delivery charges.
NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS AND EVENTS
HIDDEN HISTORY OF PRESIDENTIAL HEALTH, WED, 7/22, 2PM, WILLIAM PENN HOUSE COMMUNITY RM, 1919 CHESTNUT ST
Penn's Village introduces Dick Levinson from the Central Senior Services of the Free Library.
Dick will share dramatic stories that are not in the history books, challenging the notion that our presidents have always received the best medical care available.
Do immediate issues trump health care concerns? Did Washington die because his conservative doctors rejected an experimental treatment? Kennedy was charming, but was he a doctor's worst nightmare? Call 215-925-7333 or email email@example.com to register.
FREE FILM SCREENING: WOMEN ARE HEROES BY JR, THURS, 7/23, 6PM, DILWORTH PARK, 30 S. 15TH ST.
The Mural Arts Program is hosting a one-night-only screening of JR's Women Are Heroes in The Graham Building at Dilworth Park.
Stick around after the film for a live Q&A with JR, led by Open Source curator Pedro Alonzo. JR is one of 14 extraordinary artists participating in Open Source, Mural Arts' upcoming citywide exhibition of new public artworks, exploring Philadelphia's diverse urban identity.
All tickets must be reserved in advance. Click here to RSVP. This event is general admission and seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The first 25 attendees to arrive will receive a FREE Open Source tote bag! Doors open: 6 p.m. Screening begins: 7 p.m.
Summer Teen Reading Program at Phila City InsT, Tuesdays THRU 8/4, 3-4PM, 1905 Locust St.
The Philadelphia City Institute branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia located at 1905 Locust Street invites all teenagers (entering grades 7-12) to participate in our summer reading program. Interested teens should stop by the library anytime to enter the prize raffle (one hour of reading = one raffle ticket). Great prizes will be provided by the Friends of PCI Library. Teenagers can also participate in fun craft and cooking activities during the library's Teen Tuesdays program, which will be held on Tuesdays from 3:00 to 4:00 P.M. (beginning June 30 and ending August 4). Please visit the Reference Desk of the library or call 215-685-6621 for more information.
SUMMER GROUP SHOW, THRU 8/9, tWENTY-TWO GALLERY, 236 S 22ND ST.
Treat yourself to a wonderful piece of original artwork this summer... It will give you enjoyment for a lifetime and can be passed on for others to enjoy in the future....and you will be supporting local artists!
Volunteer To Sort And Inventory Books For The Philadelphia School District, 440 N. BROAD ST.
WePAC (West Philadelphia Alliance for Children) needs an incredible amount of help from the community to get this job done. Volunteer opportunities are available for a week, a day or a few hours.
You will work at district headquarters at 440 N. Broad Street
The work space is dusty so be prepared to get a little dirty. You will be on your feet so wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Dust masks are available.
Some assignments require heavy lifting. Many only require standing, so read the description for each volunteer shift.
Click hereto see current opportunities for this work and keep checking back to see new opportunities as they become available.