Friday, April 8, 2016

CCRA News Letter

Earth Day Trivia Contest At CCRA's "Earth Night"
Town Hall with City Council President Darrell L. Clarke
Street Closure
CCRA Upcoming Events
CCRA Merchant Member Discount Program
Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival
Urgent Care Center Now Open
Dining Out For Life
Free Street Trees
Philadelphia City Institute Library need Donations



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On the first Earth Day in 1970, Phila. had its own event.  Who was the keynote speaker?  (Hint:  He was a Dem. Candidate for Vice Pres.)  Play our trivia contest and you could be a prize winner.  Come join your friends and neighbors as CCRA commemorates the 46th Earth Day and salutes Babette Josephs, the 2016 winner of the Lenora Berson Community Service Award.  Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and desserts, compliments of Di Bruno Bros.; wine tastings, compliments of Moore Bros.; assorted craft beers, compliments of Yards Brewing; "eco-inspired" music; and several "green community" organizations touting their eco-friendly wares and services.  There also will be a silent auction and a few live auction items (click here to see current (and growing) list).  Tickets, $35 for those under 35 and $75 for everyone else, online at our website.
Sponsors:  AT&T, Elfant Wissahickon Realtors, and Firstrust Bank.   Proceeds support CCRA's mission to make Center City a better place to live, work, and play through the preservation, enhancement, and celebration of urban living.
TONITE! Town Hall with City Council President Darrell L. Clarke, Thurs, 4/7, Temple Beth Zion - Beth Israel (18th & Spruce), 7-8 pm
Not only is he the president of City Council, but he is the councilperson for the 5th Councilmanic District, a portion of which falls within CCRA's boundaries.  Take advantage of this rare opportunity to dialogue with Councilman Clarke on issues of concern to you.
Villanova Basketball Parade Road Closures
The following roads are scheduled to close beginning at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 8 

* Market Street - 15th to 23rd Streets
* 15th Street - JFK Boulevard to Chestnut Street

City Hall vicinity traffic will be diverted as follows:

* Broad Street north bound vehicles will be diverted to eastbound on Chestnut, prior to reaching City Hall.

* Market Street East vehicles bound west will be diverted to North Board Street or to JFK Boulevard. 

* Broad Street south bound vehicles will be diverted to JFK Boulevard. 

* I-676 15th St. and Broad St. ramps will be jammed. Please avoid the area if possible and to allow for extra driving time.

No Parking Zones

All vehicles on the route will be towed, beginning at 6 a.m. on Friday, April 8 until at least 5 p.m. "No Parking" areas will include:
* Market Street - 15th to 23rd Streets
* 15th Street - JFK Boulevard to Chestnut Street
Meet Your Elected Representatives
Thurs. May 12, 2016, 7 - 8 pm, Temple Beth Zion  Beth Israel 300 South 18th Street:  Pennsylvania Senator Farnese Town Hall, 7-8pm.  
CCRA Merchant Member 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.

Rim's Dry Cleaners & Tailors,2203 South St. (215-546-1889)
Rittenhouse Hardware, 2001 Pine St. (215-735-6311)
Computer Troubleshooters,108 S. 20th St. (215-825-2101)
Crow & The Pitcher, 267 S. 19th St (267-876-2808)
Di Bruno Bros., 1730 Chestnut St. and the Market at the Comcast Center (215-665-9220)
Dom's Shoe Repair, 203 S. 20th St (215-972-0098)
Eye Candy Vision, 218 S. 20th St (215-568-3937)
Koresh Dance Company, 2002 Rittenhouse Sq St. (267-687-1769)
Liberty Vet Pets, 265 S. 20th St. (888-458-8587)
Nature's Gallery Florist, 2124 Walnut St (215-563-5554)
PhotoLounge 1909 Chestnut Street (267-322-6651)
Twenty-Two Gallery, 236 S. 22nd St, (215-772-1911)
Raven Lounge, 1718 Sansom St. (215-840-3577)

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.

Dance Affiliate - Get $10 off  Dance Performances with your CCRA Membership.  Members use  promo code allattheprince.

My Doc Urgent Care, - 1420 Locust St (215 800-1909). Show your membership card and for a $25 flu shot with this coupon

Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival, Mon, 4/11 to Sun, 4/17
For one  week, the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates both traditional and contemporary Japan with a variety of events, including demonstrations of martial arts, ikebana flower arranging, a restaurant week-Dine Out Japan, as well as live musical and dance performances.
The main event, Sakura Sunday (4/17, 9:30 am) is held at the Horticulture Center in Fairmount Park and features two stages of performers, arts & crafts, Little Akiba, tours of Shofuso, and much more. Other major events include a Silent Auction, Japanese Culture Week, and the Cherry Blossom 5K. For more details and events, click here. 
Urgent Care Center now open at 2021 Chestnut St.   
Jefferson Health has opened a new Urgent Care Center. Open 7 days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (limited hours on major holidays), and staffed by board-certified emergency medicine physicians.  No appointment necessary (FOR LIFE-THREATENING AILMENTS, GO TO HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM). For more information,click here.
Dining Out for Life, Thurs, 4/14
More than 200 restaurants and thousands of diners will participate in the biggest dining event of the year in the Philadelphia. Join them by helping make sure no one faces AIDS alone. Your participation will impact thousands of men, women, and children infected with HIV and AIDS in very real ways - medical care, life-saving medications, housing, energy assistance, education and prevention. 

All you have to do is dine out. You enjoy a wonderful lunch or dinner at one of the area's best restaurants, and the restaurant will donate 33% of your food bill to ActionAIDS! For a list of participating restaurants, click here.
Free Street Trees
Does your sidewalk need a tree? Does your block need several trees? 
The Friends of Schuylkill River Park Tree Tenders is the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) certified Tree Tenders group for the Plant One Million campaign for the CCRA area. They are currently collecting applications for the fall 2016 planting. Trees are chosen and supplied by the PHS and planted by volunteers. Property owners must agree to care for and water weekly during the growing season (April - October) for two years.
For more information, email Tree Tenders group leader
Susan Kahn or contact Andrew Terhune at 215 850 9957. Applications for the fall tree planting are due by April 23. Click here for the PHS tree request form which should be emailed to Susan Kahn or to Andrew Terhune ,or drop through mail slot at 2024 Pine St., 19103-6523.  

Help make Center City part of a greener and healthier region.
Philadelphia City Institute Library needs Donations of Used Books, CDs, DVDs and Audiobooks for Book Sale
The Friends of the Philadelphia City Institute Library on Rittenhouse Square seeks donated books, CDs, DVDs and audiobooks for its Book Sale on Saturday, April 30th, 2016, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Books must be in excellent or "like new" condition. Please bring books to the Reference Desk by Saturday, April 23. All proceeds from this event will be used to support the Philadelphia City Institute Library.
© 2016 Center City Residents' Association 

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