EARTH DAY TRIVIA CONTEST AT CCRA'S WED., APRIL 20 "EARTH NIGHT"
CELEBRATION, 6 - 8:30 PM, TRINITY CENTER, 22ND &
of our Auction Items in Cape May, NJ
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 hereto see current (and growing) list). Tickets, $35 for those under 35 and
$75 for everyone else, online at our website.
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
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.
Basketball Parade Road Closures
following roads are scheduled to close beginning at 11 a.m. on Friday,
* Market Street - 15th to 23rd Streets
* 15th Street - JFK Boulevard to Chestnut Street
Hall vicinity traffic will be diverted as
* 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
* I-676 15th St. and Broad St. ramps will be jammed. Please avoid the area if possible and to allow for extra driving
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
* Market Street - 15th to 23rd Streets
* 15th Street - JFK Boulevard to Chestnut
Your Elected Representatives
2016, 7 - 8
Beth Zion Beth Israel 300 South 18th Street:
Farnese Town Hall, 7-8pm.
Merchant Member Discount Program
local merchants and save money too. These local merchants will provide a
here) to any member
who shows a current CCRA membership card (Di Bruno Bros. has its own CCRA card)
and personal identification.
Subaru Cherry Blossom
Festival, Mon, 4/11 to Sun, 4/17
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.
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.
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
Dining Out for Life,
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
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.
your sidewalk need a tree? Does your block need several trees?
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
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
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
Institute Library needs Donations of Used Books, CDs, DVDs and Audiobooks for
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