Thursday, January 19, 2017

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CCRA News & Events
S P E C I A L  E V E N T

Mayor Kenney Live with Larry Kane
(limited seating, please see below)
Jan. 25, 2017, 7pm @ Plays & Players, 1714 Delancey  

Jan. 25, 2017, 7pm @ Plays & Players, 1714 Delancey  
Mayor Kenney Live 
Answering Questions from 
Broadcast Legend Larry Kane
Up Close & Personal, Very Unique Setting
Non-members Welcome!
As an added bonus to you, non-members who register for this event receive a $15 discount for joining CCRA at the same time.  Join ONLINE (use discount code MAYOR) or call (215) 546-6719 or email (use subject line "Mayor's Interview").  Non-members, if you wish to register without joining CCRA, click here.
Please direct questions to Harvey C. Sacks at  
Rittenhouse Square Sitting Ban

CCRA is glad that the Rittenhouse Square sitting ban is over.  Some 70% of member responses in our survey this past Monday opposed those signs, as did a majority of our Board.  The comments to our survey indicate that most felt that the sitting-ban was overly broad.  One-third of the comments (often from people opposing the ban) mentioned marijuana use in the park, indicating concern about that issue, though mostly in a second-hand smoke context.  Fewer people expressed concern over vandalism/graffiti, which is generally cleaned within 24-48 hours of appearing. 
Full survey results can be found here.
Most important is continued dialogue among everybody about the space we all cherish.  We believe the Friends of Rittenhouse Square, as well as those who objected to the sitting ban, acted in good faith to make the Square better for all people.  
Street Closures Due to Movie Production

Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston's latest project, Untouchable, is set to film a scene in Center City on Friday, Jan. 27.  The Untouchable project will film at Market Street and John F. Kennedy Blvd. between 15th Street and 20th Street from 7 p.m. on Jan. 27 to 7 a.m. on Jan. 28. Hart and Cranston are not scheduled to be at the location.
Ballroom Dance Classes at Society Hill Dance Academy, beginning TONIGHT, 1/19, 7pm, 2nd & Pine St.

Society Hill Dance Academy wants to introduce you to the Wonderful World of Ballroom Dancing. The class starts January 19th and meets on Thursday nights at 7 pm for 8 weeks. $250 a couple. You can register online for the class J. 

Lane Closure on the South Street Bridge thru 2/28

CHOP has secured a permit from the Philadelphia Street Dept. for a temporary lane closure on the South Street Bridge that will allow them to load materials on the South Street Plaza. The intermittent closures will take place starting today, through 2/28 on an as-needed basis. Any deliveries will be limited to the hours between 10:00am - 2:00pm to avoid impacting rush hour traffic. Pedestrian traffic will be maintained but detoured to the opposite side of the street at controlled intersections. 
Neighborhood News & Events
An Introduction to Meditation, Sat, 1/28, 10am, Shambhala Center, 2030 Sansom Street

This program is a thorough introduction to meditation practice. This simple and effective course introduces 2500 year-old wisdom that is fresh and applicable in today's world. Meet in the main shrine room at the Shambhala Center. There is a $10 charge for Penn's Village members and volunteers; $15 for other guests, payable at the event. The center is handicapped accessible. Register by emailing If emailing is inconvenient, call 215- 925- 7333.
Attention Property Owners: 

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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.

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)
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.

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