Join us for our September General Membership meeting on Wednesday, September 9th as we officially accept nominations for the SOSNA Board of Directors (elections take place Oct 14th, register to vote here). For more facts about SOSNA's board, nominations, and voting, click here. We'll also have an update on creating Carpenter Green during our September meeting! Don't miss it, the meeting will be held at SOSNA (1901 Christian) and start at 7pm.
We're collecting school supplies, specifically copy paper and pencils, for our neighborhood schools! We're challenging the neighborhood to help us collect 20,000 pencils and 2,000 reams! We're accepting donations at the SOSNA office until the end of September, but if you can't get to the office you can always order through the schools amazon wish lists or online and ship to the SOSNA office. More info on how you can give, here.
On September 9, 2015 SOSNA will be soliciting nominations from neighbors for candidates for the SOSNA Board of Directors during the September General Membership Meeting. Details about the elections procedure and serving on the Board are below, or click here. The Elections will take place on Wednesday October 14th!
The summer is coming to a close, that means it's time for back to school! Help us collect the items our schools really need this year- pencils and paper! We're challenging the neighborhood to help us collect 20,000 pencils and 2,000 reams of paper for Stanton and Chester Arthur Elementary Schools!
Attention SOSNA members! Come out and vote to elect up to 5 new members of the SOSNA Board of Directors! Nominations were accepted at the September 9, 2015 General Membership Meeting. Details about the elections procedure and serving on the Board are below. The Elections will take place Wednesday October 14th at Shiloh Baptist Church (2040 Christian St)! Polls will be open from 6:30pm-8:30PM, and the candidates will give their brief speeches at 7:30PM.
Every Thursday night this summer come and enjoy live music, good food and meet your fellow neighbors at the Triangles Summer Music Series! Meet us at the Triangles Plaza (23rd and Grays Ferry Ave/South Street) starting at 6pm. Thursday, September 3rd, we'll have music by Tropical Disease and food from the Flying Deutschman food truck!
The following parking lane closures will be taking place over the next 1-2 weeks in relation to CHOP construction. Closing the parking lanes will be necessary to allow large vehicle deliveries to take place without endangering cars and property of near neighbors. The affected intersections are:
Stay informed with the latest news about the World Meeting of Families, scheduled for the weekend of September 26th and 27th, by signing up for alerts through the Papal Visit Playbook. This site will be continuously updated with new information as the event approaches.
What better way to farewell to the fading days of summer than a Sunday morning walk/run through a beautiful, part of our city? Join Penn’s 5K for IOA and Memory Walk on Sunday, September 20th, at 8am at Shoemaker Green!
From our friends at Rita's South Street West... We will be doing a school supply fundraiser for all our local schools through the first week of school in September. Please come support the kids and your local school!
If you wou ld like to donate to CCRA, click below.
WHAT'S NEW IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
NORTH SIDE, SOUTH STREET...
CCRA won't be tripping the light fantastic on the sidewalks of New York (though your usual author is tippling the wine fanastique en les bistros de Paris), but CCRA is hosting the Philadelphia City Planning Commission at a public meeting to discuss proposed zoning changes to the north side of South Street between Broad Street and the Schuylkill River. The meeting will be held on September 15, 2015 at 7 PM in the Independence Charter School at 1600 Lombard Street.
The meeting will be an open house with maps and plans on display. Planning Commission staff will be present to answer questions and concerns. A link to a map of the proposed changes can be found byclicking here.
Please mark your calendars now and make plans to attend this important meeting.
AMBASSADORS needed for Papal Visit
There's been some talk of 1.5 million or more people stopping by with him. While the scuttlebutt suggests that the Bishop of Rome will cause more disruption than Category 3 Hurricane, this is an opportunity for us to show everyone what a great place Center City is. To that end, CCRA is looking for volunteers who can serve as "civic ambassadors" during the papal visit. We're looking for people who are willing to go on the streets, greet our visitors and help them find their way around town while they're here. Let's make Philly shine!!! If you're interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org (using the subject "Pope Visit").
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CCRA'S 57TH ANNUAL FALL HOUSE TOUR, SUN, 10/18
Hosts/Hostesses are stationed in beautiful homes and condos from 1:00PM until 3:00PM or from 3:00PM until 5:00PM. Duties include greeting tour goers, protecting household items, and encouraging a safe flow of foot traffic. In thanks for your gift of time, you will receive a free ticket to use either before or after your volunteer assignment to tour other homes. If you wish to volunteer, email us at email@example.com.
COME ONE, COME ALL! Quarterly Town Hall-type meetings to begin this October
As an added benefit of membership, CCRA will be organizing informal get-togethers with various government officials to provide a forum for some direct discussions on issues that concern our members. Our first such meeting will be with Kenyatta Johnson, Councilman for the Second District in October (specific date, time, and location TBD). Other city agency reps may be present depending on the issues identified. Members should submit emails to firstname.lastname@example.org , identifying issues they wish to have on the agenda by September 12, 2015. Further information about these meetings will be contained in our weekly eNewsletters and CCQ.
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
ANNUAL SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE FOR ANDREW JACKSON K-8 SCHOOL, THRU SUN, 8/30, FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH, 2125 CHESTNUT
Donations of school supplies are now being accepted. Click here to view a list of supplies needed. All supplies can be dropped off in the box located in the Lobby of the Church.
In addition to the school supplies, monetary donations can be made to purchase additional supplies at a discount. Checks or cash can be made to the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia with School Supplies Drive 2015 in the memo line. Bring or mail to the Unitarian Church -2125 Chestnut St. Phila. Pa. 19103.
LAST SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AT PHILA CITY INST LIBRARY, MONDAY, 8/31, 6:30 - 7:30 PM, 1905 LOCUST ST.
Visit the PCI Library this August to cool off and enjoy the last of an exciting series of diverse musical programs in the library's lower level and are free. Everyone is invited. Please note there is no elevator in the building. For more information, please stop by the Reference Desk, or call 215-685-6621.
Monday, August 31: Hidden Treasure Jazz Group
ART EXHIBIT: PHYLLIS ANDERSON "PARALLEL PATHS," THRU SUN 9/6, TWO GALLERY, 236 S 22ND ST.
"Peonies in an Urn" acrylic on canvas, 24" x 30", 2015, by Phyllis Anderson
Recent paintings by local artist Phyllis Anderson.
"I approach painting as an exploration of process which takes on meaning and personal metaphor. With many layers, each painting has a history, no matter the subject. Whether an abstract study, a commissioned portrait or a still life, my pieces are on parallel paths where I find poetry in the physical properties of paint." - Phyllis Anderson
FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH RUMMAGE SALE, SAT, 9/12, 10 AM - 2 PM, 2125 CHESTNUT ST
Sneak Preview, Friday, 9/11, 5 PM - 7 PM
You may drop off your items and leave them in the Sanctuary from Tuesday, 9/8, until the afternoon of the sale. Please do not donate any large electronics, computers or clothing other than scarves and jewelry. If you have any questions, email email@example.com.
Penn's 5K for IOA (Institute on Aging), SUN, 9/20, 8AM, PENN PARK, 33RD ST BTW WALNUT AND SOUTH
What better way to welcome the fading days of summer than a Sunday morning walk/run through a beautiful, part of our city? Penn's Institute on Aging is once again hosting both a 5K through Penn Park and a serene 1-mile walk through Penn's shaded campus. Penn Park- easily accessible by South Street Bridge- offers unique views of the city skyline, while traversing through maintained green space. Likewise, dogs and strollers are welcomed on the Memory Walk through Penn's historic campus. Join your neighbors and register today to support this leading national facility on age-related research!