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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
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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 www.philasd.org 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.
URBAN GARDEN COMPETITION AWARDS CEREMONY
COME FOR THE FUN and PRIZE MONEY!!!
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.
Hosts: Patsy Sauri and Street Scene Committee
SAVE THE DATE
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 Courtwill hear oral argumentin Rm 456 in City Hall at 9 AM in the education funding lawsuit.
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
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 Naudainartcollaborative@gmail.com.
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 herefor 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.
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)