Thursday's Inquirerheadlined Penn State's iconic (iconeic?) ice cream shop, the Creamery, BUT the Inky missed the BIG STORY: Forget Happy Valley, authentic Penn State Creamery flavors have been available in our backyard since last April's grand opening at Ventuno, 2111 Chestnut (next to Mix, across the street from Caffeination). Twelve fav flavors churned at State College are for sale, including Peach Paterno, Death by Chocolate and Coffee Break along with a menu of sandwiches, soups and, yes, even salads. Proprietor Gabe Fellus says " I have it from sources that our ice cream is exactly what they feed the Nittany Lion on game days". Lion lovers homesick for Happy Valley (and others) can enjoy Creamery products on weekdays from 11 am to 8 and until 9 on the weekend.
57TH CCRA HOUSE TOUR, SUN, 10/18,1-5 PM
Visit ten residences including a traditional Delancey Street brownstone, the repurposed Swedenborgian Church, the inside/outside gardens of a sleek Chestnut Street bi-level apartment, 37th floor views from the Murano and a Lombard Street hideaway featuring an indoor Roman bath and outside shower designed by mosaic artist Isaiah Zagar. Thanks to this year's tour sponsors: AMC Delancey, Clemens Construction, Allan Domb Real Estate, Robin Apartments and Dranoff Properties.
The self-guided tour begins at ticket stands at Trinity Church, 2212 Spruce Street in or Beth Zion Beth Israel (BZBI) at 18th & Spruce Streets. Participants receive a booklet with complete tour information, house descriptions and route map which entitles them to a day-of-tour 15% discount on food for dinner at area restaurants (reservations are suggested), including: Aldine, Audrey Claire, Twenty Manning Grill, and The Crow and the Pitcher. Parkway Corporation (31 S. 19th Street & 23rd and Market Streets) will offer $10 flat rate parking during the afternoon and evening of the tour.
Tour tickets are $35 each ($30 prior to 10/16). Tickets are available with a credit card through the CCRA web site www.centercityresidents.org, by calling (215) 546-6719, mailing a check to CCRA (1600 Market St., Suite 2500, Phila. 19103) and, after 10/1, in person at the following locations:
Rittenhouse Hardware, 2001 Pine St.
Pure Florist Design, 500 S. 22nd St.
Jomici Apothecary, 273 S. 15th St.
Maxx's Produce, 255 S. 20th St.
Waffles & Wedges, 1511 Pine St.
Good Karma Café 2319 Walnut
On the day of the tour tickets will be sold at:
18th & Spruce Streets, Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel
22nd & Spruce Streets, Trinity Center for Urban Life
The One Riverside Construction site on 25th & Locust is preparing for a very large concrete pour involving 300 trucks arriving in ten-minute intervals. The following streets will be closed EXCEPT FOR RESIDENT ACCESS (residents will be permitted to come and go as needed):
Locust Street (25th to 23rd)
25th Street (Spruce to Locust)
In addition, No Parking signs will be posted for the street closure along 25th and Locust Streets 24 hours prior to the pour.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW CCRA DISCOUNT OPTIONS FOR DANCE AT THE PRINCE THEATER, OCT 14-18, 7:30 PM, 1412 Chestnut St
Under the direction of former Ailey superstars Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, Complexions Contemporary Ballet (CCB) launches Dance Affiliates' inaugural NextMove Series, October 14-18 in six performances. Program highlights include two Philadelphia premieres choreographed by Dwight Rhoden and repertoire favorites showcasing Rhoden's unprecedented approach to contemporary ballet.
Tickets cost $20-$57 and can be purchased in person at the Prince Theater Box Office, by phone 215-422-4580 by email or online. CCRA Members use promo code allattheprince to obtain a $10 discount.
CCRA PRINT CENTER COCKTAIL PARTY, MON, 10/26, 5-7 PM 1617 LATIMER ST
Join CCRA and the Temple University LGBTQ Alumni Society for a COMPLIMENTARY happy hour at The Print Center, a bi-level photography and print gallery, as part of their Centennial Celebration of its 100th anniversary.
Come out for free beer, wine and light hors d'oeuvres as well as a chance mingle with friends and view The Print Center's stunning featured exhibition "Bayside Revisited" which is artist Gabrial Martinez' reflections on the history of the iconimc gay mecca, Fire Island. To RSVP, click here.
Preservation easements provide tax Incentives which encourage current owners of historic properties to restrict the development options of future purchasers. If you wish to ensure that future owners will "do the right thing" with your property, you should explore the merits of a preservation easement.
Find out more at a special workshop by the Center City Resident's Association and the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia. It is sponsored by George C. Pilallis, Connelly & Moore Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors. The meeting will begin at 6:00 with a wine and cheese reception in the Wells Fargo banking museum, at Broad and Walnut Streets. The registration fee is $15 for an individual, $20 for a couple and seating is limited. For more information and to make a reservation, click here.
Supreme Crt. Candidate forum COSPONSORED BY CROSSTOWN COALITION, Sat. 10/17, 12-2pm @ Phila Community Coll
On Nov 3, voters will elect 3 Pennsylvania Supreme Court justices for 10- year terms from a 7 candidate field. All are invited to this forum and, so far, five are expected to attend. The Court could address key community issues - a school funding formula providing our City's children their fair share of resources; the retention of the death penalty. For more information check the Supreme Court Voter Guide.
WHERE: Bonnell Building, Phila Community College. Enter on 17th Street betw. Spring Gdn & Callowhill
HEAR YE HEAR YE
Representatives from 2nd District City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson's office and possibly from Philadelphia's Fleet Management, City Commissioners', Office of Support Housing, and the Streets Departments will discuss neighborhood issues such as questions already suggested by CCRAers re the city's aging emergency vehicles, voter turnout, ending homelessness, broken sidewalks and curb cuts.
November 12, 2015, 6-7:30 pm, Albert M. Greenfield School, 2200 Chestnut Street. Light refreshments will be served.
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.
Dance Affiliate - Get $10 off Dance Performances with your CCRA Membership. Members use promo code allattheprince.
Uber - Limo service Uber provides $20 off a first ride, Good for new users only. Members use promo 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
FORUM: HOMELESS IN PHILA: CHALLENGES/SOLUTIONS, TUES, 10/13, 6 PM, TRINITY MEMORIAL CH, 22ND & SPRUCE ST
If you're safe home disappeared tonight, what could you face?Hear answers regarding issues peculiar to Philadelphia, the toughest issues women face. Speakers from Peace Islands Institute, Church Shelter Program, and Welcome Church. For more information, click here.
Public SPACE EXHIBITION at Grace Tavern & The Igloo, Wed, 10/14, 5-7PM, South St & Grays Ferry Ave.
DesignPhiladelphia presents an exhibition of the ongoing design efforts to turn an underused portion of Grays Ferry Ave at South Street into a Public Plaza that provides a public realm that serves the community.
This workshop will explore parenting from a mindfulness perspective. Participants will examine common themes of parenting all ages of children from infancy through teen years, and will practice experiential exercises to support our children to grow and be themselves, and to better notice how our own thoughts and emotions get in the way. Participants will be introduced to a variety of mindfulness techniques designed to enhance awareness of attention, intention, mindful communication, and presence within the parenting experience, and consider how to apply these tools to decrease stress in the experience of parenting. Ticket price: $59. For more information and to register, click here.
Refund Policy: Full refunds are available up until Thursday, October 15th. After this date the program is non-refundable. No exceptions.
save the date - Schuylkill River Park Fall Festival, Sat, 10/17, 11AM - 3 PM, Schuylkill RIver Park
Come join the Friends of Schuylkill River Park for their annual Fall Festival. Fun for the whole family including your dog! Food, raffles, DJ, petting zoo, crafts and dog activities including a doggy costume parade. The festival opens at 11:00 and runs until 3:00pm. Rain date is Sunday October 18th.
PENN'S VILLAGE PRESENTS DAN COREN, MUSICOLOGIST, TUES, 10/20, 3 PM, ACAD OF VOCAL ARTS, 1920 SPRUCE ST
Enjoy a series of music discussions. The first will focus on theme and variations, a musical form in which a composer states a melody and then repeats with changes. Examples from Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, and American jazz. Please RSVP by calling 215 925 7333 or emailing email@example.com. Ask if you need handicap access since there is an alternative entrance.
COUNTRY FAIR, CITY STYLE, SAT, 10/24, 7-11 PM TRINITY MEM CHURCH, 2212 SPRUCE STREET
Come to the Country Fair inside Trinity Memorial Church. There will be games, contests, dessert and pet photo contest, dancing, food and friends. Tickets are $10/person and will be available to purchase online or at the door. Please RSVP by Friday, 10/16. Food provided by Bacchus Catering and beverages will be available. Music provided by Silver Sound DJ's.