Thursday, September 8, 2016

CCRA Newsletter

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Mark your Calendar

Early Dismissal of Public Schools - Fri, 9/9, 12:00pm

Save the Date: PA Supreme Court to Hear Argument in School Funding Lawsuit, Tue, 9/13

Public Mtg re Issue on Homelessness in Rittenhouse Sq, Wed, 9/14, 5:30pm, Tenth Presbyterian Church, 1700 Spruce Street

Street Scene Urban Garden Competition Awards Ceremony, Sun, 9/18, 2-3pm, Community Garden

Voter Registration Deadline: 10/11/2016

Save the Date:  58th Annual House Tour, Sun., 10/23, 1-5PM

See Details Below
CCRA News & Events
Early Dismissal of Public Schools Tomorrow, 9/9
Due to the high temperatures forecasted for tomorrow, all School District of Philadelphia Schools will dismiss early at 12:00 noon on Friday, September 9. The general public and media are urged to monitor the District website at for any updates. Updated information will also be posted on the District's Information Hotline at 215-400-INFO (4636).
 Construction Alert!  South Street Bridge, 2800 South Street - approx. 9/12 -  9/30, Night Work 9PM-3AM

Phase 3B (Paving) - One full drive lane and bike lane will be provided for both eastbound and westbound traffic, and be controlled via flagger

Astral Artists Presents " BACH VARIED", Sat, 9/17, 7:30 PM, Church of the Holy Trinity, 1904 Walnut Street
Variations on the great master's originals comprise the opening concert of the 
Center City Concerts  season. With its virtuosity and aria-like melodies, Bach's Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D minor was likely created as a transcription from an earlier violin concerto. The Goldberg Variations
stand as one of the greatest keyboard works ever written, making it a popular subject for arrangements. Sitkovetsky's arrangement, for string trio, opens up new dimensions for the listener with its luxurious string sound. CCRA members receive $10 discount tickets (use promo code CCRA).  To purchase tickets, click here.

Are you or your neighbors winners?
Plantings are Paying Off - $1100 in cash awards
DATE:  Sunday, September 18 (no rain date...bring your umbrella and wear your wellies if the weather doesn't cooperate)

TIME:   2pm to 3:30pm
PLACE:  Schuylkill River Park Community Garden 25th &Spruce Sts.
Light Refreshments
Hosts: Patsy Sauri and Street Scene Committee


CCRA 58th Annual House Tour

Sunday, October 23, 2016
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
(rain or shine)

Save The Date: Tuesday, 9/13
PA Supreme Court School Funding Lawsuit

On Tuesday, September 13, 2016, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Rm 456 in City Hall at 9 AM in the education funding lawsuit. 
This lawsuit seeks to ensure a long-term solution to the school funding crisis, so that all Pennsylvania children receive an adequate education, no matter where they live.

Citizens who attend the hearing can show the court that this case is an important civic issue.
Neighborhood News and Events
Art Exhibition at Twenty-Two Gallery: "GEOLOGIC," by Andrea Krupp, Fri, 9/9 thru Sun, 10/9

Volcano and sight lines - acrylic and graphite - 25 x 40 in. by Andrea Krupp
Opening Reception, Friday, Sept. 9, 6PM

 "Creating, exhibiting, thinking and writing about my creative/human process are acts that deepen my understanding of the "where," "when" and "why" of my existence. In the face of the Universe, human existence on Earth barely registers.  But with the recognition of the current pressures on Earth and all of its systems, with the recognition that we are living in the Anthropocene epoch, every human being must forge their own understanding of the future. I hope that my work will open new perspectives on the here and now and provoke questions about our future existence on Earth. By reflecting on my experience of Place in Iceland, by reflecting on the Geologic, I want to create images that evoke feelings of timelessness and universality.  I find solace in these silent meditations that anchor the present to a beyond-human scale of time and place." - Andrea Krupp
Art Exhibition:  Sat, 9/10, 11am - 7pm, Ageless Gardens, 2503 Naudain St.

The Naudain Street Art Collaborative will hold an exhibition of art works by Bill Silver and Leslie Sudock.  Bill Silver paints in oils and creates mosaics. Leslie Sudock is a textile artist and SAORI® weaver. (SAORI® is free-style hand weaving, originated in 1968 by Misao Jo, a Japanese woman.) The exhibition is free and open to visitors. Meet your neighborhood artists, view their work, and purchase directly. Refreshments will be served. For more information or to get on the email list, please contact
Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show

Friday, September 16, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 17, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, September 18, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Emergency Management Practice Exercise Needs Volunteers on Sat, 9/17

The Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is hosting the largest emergency management exercise in its history. Volunteers are needed to pull it off. On Saturday September 17th OEM is testing its Mass Care and Shelter Plan. The exercise will include establishing multiple no notice shelters across the City. OEM needs volunteers as exercise "actors" to play the role of "evacuees" at these shelters as part of "Operation SheltEx". All are welcome (including pets) and lunch is included! Click here for additional information and to register online.
Public Discussion: Protecting Our Most Precious Resources, Mon, 9/19, 5:30-8:30pm, Trinity Ctr., 2212 Spruce Street
Hosted by Judy Wicks and the Sustainable Business Network, join them in "Conversations Toward A Sustainable Philadelphia" - a series of talks. These events are intended to move our city toward a sustainable future by inspiring thought, discussion, and local action addressing climate change and environmental justice.  For more information, click here.

Are You Registered to Vote? 
If not, click here.

Voter Registration Deadline: 10/11/2016
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.

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)
Rim's Dry Cleaners & Tailors,2203 South St. (215-546-1889)
Rittenhouse Hardware, 2001 Pine St. (215-735-6311)
Crow & The Pitcher, 267 S. 19th St (267-876-2808)

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
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