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WHAT'S NEW IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
THE UPTOWN BEER GARDEN: CONVENIENT SIPS FOR PARCHED LIPS
The Uptown Beer Garden (east of the BNY Mellon Bank Building on the 1700 block of Market and JFK) has opened, offering libations to CCRA members who, in past years, traversed South Street and Broad Street in a parched condition to enjoy a their liquid bread in a sylvan setting. The Uptown's hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 5 to 10 pm, Wednesdays from 4 to midnight and Fridays and Saturdays from 2pm to midnight. There's food too - bar snacks, sliders and sandwiches. When considering an outing to the Uptown, remember Homer Simpson's admonition: "Beer is so much more than a breakfast food."
CCRA will close on Friday, 7/3. The office will reopen on Monday, 7/6, at 9 AM.
STREET SCENE GARDEN COMPETITION: EXTENDED TO MON. 7/13
Due to popular demand the GARDEN entry deadline for the Street Scene has been extended to July 13. Photography entries are due by August 15. To enter, click here.
Sponsored by Reinhold Residential, Pam Rosser Thistle, REALTOR, and Friends in the City.
STREET SCENE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP AT THE COMMUNITY GARDEN, 7/11, 10AM, 25TH & SPRUCE ST
Join Schuylkill River Park Community Garden photographer Michael Stern for a flower photography workshop. Meet at the main (east) entrance gate and learn how to take effective and compelling photographs of gardens, flowers as well as the people that take care of them. This will be a hands-on workshop to help you get the best out of the equipment you have. Learn tips and tricks to help you win the Street Scene photography competition! Rain or shine.
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.
MEMBERSHIP HAS ITS PRIVILEGES: SKY HIGH BLOCK PARTY AT PYRAMID CLUB ON TUES., 7/14, 5-8PM
The Pyramid Club, at the top of the Mellon Bank Building, 1735 Market St., is hosting a party on Bastille Day for members of CCRA (and Logan Square Neighbors Association). The event is FREE to our members, and will include beverages and hors d'oeuvres with spectacular views from the 52nd floor, but you MUST PREREGISTER by clicking here and using the password Pyramid. For further information, call the Pyramid Club at 215-567-6510.
STREET SCENE TIP - WATERING YOUR WINDOW BOXES
Dilute fertilizer every time you water rather than a blast once or twice, to avoid salt buildup in soil. How and how often often to water - i.e petunias don't like to get their blossoms wet.
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
WELCOME AMERICA CELEBRATION, 6/27-7/4
The 2015 festival calendar brings you 8 days of free, exciting events for the whole family! Visit museums, see a movie, attend a block party, and much more. Click here for a full schedule of events.
FRIENDS OF GREENFIELD HAPPY HOUR, MON, 7/6, 5:30-8:30 PM, FOUNDING FATHERS BAR & GRILL, 1612 SOUTH ST
Friends Of Greenfield is hosting another Happy Hour at Founding Fathers. There will be drink specials, selected free appetizers served, and most importantly 10% of the bar proceeds will go to Greenfield! See the attached flyer for more information.
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, 7/10 - 8/9, tWENTY-TWO GALLERY, 236 S 22ND ST.
Opening Reception, Friday, 7/10, 6:00 PM
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!