CCRA & NEIGHBOR STAKEHOLDER GROUP PARTNER ON 1911 WALNUT HIGH RISE
The CCRA Board, at its January 12 meeting, voted to join in the formation of a neighborhood stakeholders group with respect to 1911 Walnut St (the L shaped vacant lot on the north west corner of Rittenhouse Square which abuts the north side of Walnut the south side of Sansom, and the east side of 20th Street ). The neighborhood stakeholders group will be composed of building residents' associations and institutions near the project. CCRA encourages the most effective and broadest possible community input into the development of this important location. All of us share a common goal: gracing Rittenhouse Square with a beautiful and successful new building that will compliment, complement & enhance our neighborhood. Because CCRA -- as a voice for neighbors near and far -- should not be bound by votes of the other group members (in the very unlikely event that near neighbors should agree on something detrimental to far neighbors), its role will be as "observer" with the stakeholder group (though we intend to be a vigorous champion of all area residents and this process). Recognizing that not everyone agrees on what beautiful is, the group is retaining noted architect Cecil Baker (who worked with a similar group on the Pearl Properties building at the Boyd Theater site and a former member of the zoning committee for Wash West Civic Ass'n), to facilitate and coordinate input and advise as to the merits and feasibility of alternative designs.
OFFICE HOLIDAY CLOSURE
In observance of the Martin Luther King Holiday, the CCRA office will close on Monday, 1/18.
NO TRASH COLLECTION MONDAY
In observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King holiday, all trash collection is suspended on Monday, 1/8. Trash collection will resume on Tuesday, 1/19.
COME ONE, COME ALL! TOWN HALL MEETING, THUR, 2/11, 7-8 PM, 2025 CHESTNUT ST
Come to the second in our series of Town Hall events featuring Philadelphia civic and political leaders. CCRA will be hosting Brian Sims, State representative for the 182nd district, for an interactive discussion, an event that was postponed from an original date in October. This is not a campaign event and discussion will be limited legislative and 182nd district issues being decided in Harrisburg and how they affect Philadelphia. We hope to see you there!
SAVE THE DATE
SCHOOL DAZE: CHOOSING THE RIGHT CENTER CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2016
TRINITY MEMORIAL CHURCH 22ND & SPRUCE STS.
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.
LES BALLETS JAZZ DE MONTRÉAL BY DANCE AFFILIATES WED, THRU SUN 1/17, THE PRINCE THEATER, 1412 CHESTNUT ST
Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, one of Canada's most popular touring companies, returns with three Philadelphia premieres. Rouge, choreographed by Rodrigo Pederneiras of Brazil's Grupo Corpo, is an ode to resilience and a discreet tribute to native peoples and their musicality and cultural legacy.TICKETS: $37 to $57 (reserved seating) CCRA members use promo code allattheprince to receive $10 off. You can purchase tickets online, by phone 215-422-4580 or at the box office.
Friday, January 15, at 8:00 PM Saturday, January 16, at 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM Sunday January 17 at 3:00 PM
WINTER GROUP SHOW AT TWENTY-TWO GALLERY, NOW THRU SUN, 2/7, 236 S. 22ND ST.
Treat yourself... or someone you know... to a wonderful piece of original artwork this winter... It will give you enjoyment for a lifetime and can be passed on for others to enjoy well in to the future....and you will be supporting local artists!
Surrounded by Stuff: Strategies for Decluttering and Simplifying Our Spaces, Wed, 1/20 5-7PM, Acad. House, 1420 Locust St
Penn's Village is hosting a discussion that could help you organize your home. This decluttering event is a panel presentation to address some of the reasons we hold on to things and tactics to get you started.
The panel of experts will include:
A care manager who will discuss our attachment to belongings and the challenges of letting go
A professional home organizer to offer tips and tricks
A representative from Kamelot auction house
This free event will be held at the Academy House at 1420 Locust Street on Wednesday, January 20th from 5pm to 7pm. (Enter on 15th Street.) Please RSVP by Monday, January 18th to confirm a space by calling Penn's Village at 215-925-7333 or sending an E-mail to email@example.com.
Naudain Street Art Collaborative holds first exhibit, Sat, 1/23, 11AM - 7PM, 2503 Naudain St.
The newly-formed Naudain Street Art Collaborative will exhibit works of local artists Ed Bronstein and Emily Squires Levine, at the home and studio of Bhavisha Patel. Ed Bronstein is an urban impressionist, who paints in oils, gouache, watercolor, and pen and ink. Emily Squires Levine designs and creates accent tiles, bowls, and eggs in polymer clay.The show is free and open to the public. For more information or for a private showing, email Bhavisha Patel.
ICE SKATING AT DILWORTH PARK, NOW THRU 2/28/16, CITY HALL
The Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park, offering the new Rothman Cabin, where skaters can enjoy warm drinks and food without having to take off their skates. The rink will also offer special sled skating accommodations for disabled skaters. Sled skating for children and adults will be supervised by trained staff to help push the sleds or train sled skaters in using the equipment. Sleds can be reserved during scheduled sessions that begin in January. For schedule and ticket prices, click here.