Friday, December 9, 2016

CCRA Newsletter

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     Our Sponsors:

      William Penn House   
      AMC Delancey   
      Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
      Di Bruno Bros.    
      The Franklin Institute
Mark your Calendar

Fri, 12/9, Society Hill Holiday Dance Gala, Society Hill Dance Academy, 2nd & Pine St, 8-11pm

Sun, 12/11, Sacred Spaces - Twelve Congregations open their Sanctuaries, 1-4pm

Mon, 12/12, "Hidden Gems in Philadelphia: 100 Things to do in Philadelphia Before You Die" Author Talk and Book Signing, Greenfield School, 2200 Chestnut St, 6:30pm

Wed, 12/14 Happy Hour w/ Council At-Large Mbrs, 6pm, 2101 Chestnut (Allan Domb, Helen Gym, David Oh, and Al Taubenberger)

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CCRA News & Events
happyhourHappy Hour with Council-at-Large, Wed, 12/14, 2016 at 6 PM, at Victor's Bar, 2101 Chestnut St.

Meet Council at-large members Domb, Gym, Oh and Taubenberger (and maybe Greenlee) to converse in a relaxed, informal setting.  The first round is on CCRA for CCRA members and their guests.  Victor's Bar will graciously provide the food and Happy Hour prices for the rest of your drinks.
Center City Sacred Spaces Free Tour Sun, 12/11, 1-4pm
For those who walk by our neighborhood's houses of worship but have yet  to view their splendid interiors, join CCRA's self-guided tour which can be commenced at any of twelve participating congregations each of which will have a map and booklet describing tour stops. The congregations opening their doors to the public are:
Arch Street Presbyterian Church, 18th & Arch       
Arch Street United Methodist Church, Broad & Arch
First Presbyterian Church, 21st & Walnut
First Unitarian Church, 22nd & Chestnut
Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square, 19th & Walnut
Liberti Church and First Baptist Church, 17th and Sansom  
Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion, 21st & Chestnut
St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Locust St. btwn 16th and 17th
St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, 20th & Locust
The Shambhala Meditation Center,2030 Sansom St, 4th Fl.
Tenth Presbyterian Church (2:15-4pm), 17th & Spruce
Trinity Memorial Church, 22nd & Spruce
Free to CCRA Members
Merchant Member Society Hill Dance Academy is hosting a

Holiday Dance Gala
Friday, December 9, 8-11pm
2nd & Pine St
Live Music, Cocktail Attire
Ladies Provide the Tasty Treats
Gents Provide the Spirits
For more information, call 
Friends of Greenfield and CCRA
invite you to
Hidden Gems
100 Things to do in Philadelphia Before You Die
Great Ideas for Having More Fun!
Author Talk & Book Signing

Monday, December 12, Time:   6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
 Albert M. Greenfield School, 2200 Chestnut Street 

Irene Levy Baker will speak about her newly-released book, 100 Things to do in Philadelphia Before You Die. This well-curated, easy-to-use guide includes the tried-and-true as well as little known gems and tips.
(click here for more information)

This is a joint event with CCRA and Friends of Greenfield
Neighborhood News and Events

Education: Our Human Right and All Rights on Human Rights Day, 
Thurs, 12/8, 5:30 - 8pm, Ethical Society, 1906 Rittenhouse Sq.

Be informed about the progress and struggle for quality public education on the global and local level.  Presentations and Q&As will allow you to offer your voice on this issue. Free to the public.  Light refreshments will be served. Click here for more info. 
Rittenhouse Row 
Holiday Fashion Crawl
Saturday, December 10, 12-3pm

Celebrate the holiday season with lights, trees, parades, fireworks, shows
 and more

Public Schools Survey

PennEnvironment are gauging public opinion about Philadelphia public schools. Please answer these 10 simple questions to help us with this important effort! All results are confidential. 
Astral Artists Presents Gabriel Cabezas, Cello, Sun 12/11, 3pm, American Philosophical Society, 427 Chestnut St.

(click image for more info)
Make Real Change: End the Cycle of Homelessness Open House, Thurs, 12/15, Convention Ctr, 12th & Arch St, Room 108 A

Amidst holiday shopping, parties or while finishing year-end projects, please take just a few minutes to stop by the Center City District's and Office of Homeless Services' Open House at the Pennsylvania Convention Center to help those who are homeless by supporting organizations that provide many things that we may take for granted. Light refreshments will be provided. 
CCRA's Government Relations Committee continues top be involved with this issue and will have representation at this meeting.  
Free Street Trees 

The Friends of Schuylkill River Park Tree Tenders is accepting applications for free street trees to be planted by volunteers next April. Help make Center City greener and healthier! For an application email  Susan Kahn.
Useful Links
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 and personal identification.

Society Hill Dance Academy, 2nd & Pine (215-574-3754)
Suga Restaurant, 1720 Sansom St. (215-717-8968)
Ursula Hobson Fine Art Framing, 1528 Waverly St (215.546.7889)
Astral Artists - Use promo code "CCRA" to receive a $10 flat rate on all tickets to their concerts.
Baril (formerly Crow & The Pitcher), 267 S. 19th St (267-876-2808)
Dance Affiliate - Get $10 off  Dance Performances with your CCRA Membership.  Members use  promo code SAVE10.
Di Bruno Bros., 1730 Chestnut St, (uses separate card, see info here)
Dom's Shoe Repair, 203 S. 20th St (215-972-0098)
Eye Candy Vision, 218 S. 20th St (215-568-3937)
Philly Foodworks - Use the code "CCRA" when signing up for home delivery and receive a $20 discount on delivery charges.
Home Helpers Philly, 1835 S. Broad St., Ste 2 (215-334-2600)
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)
Photo Lounge 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)

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