Saturday, February 25, 2017

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CCRA News & Events
JoinJoin Our Board of Directors!

Love living in Center City Philadelphia?  Important to you that Center City West is enjoyable and safe for you and your family?  Want to be there when important Center City West development/infrastructure projects are reviewed?   Click here to learn more.
We work on projects, large and small: zoning, parks, schools, tree planting, clean sidewalks, neighborhood safety, recycling, community events, and more!
If you're ready to make a difference in our neighborhood, please send a brief cover letter along and a resume/cv/bio to Deadline is Wednesday, March 22, 2017.
Could the Proposed Sansom St. Jewelers' Row Development Project Happen in our Neighborhood?

Many blocks on Walnut and Chestnut and smaller streets (e.g., Sansom) are outside the Rittenhouse-Fitler Historic District.  Like Jewelers' Row, these properties are not historically protected.  If you are interested in joining a team of people who will help identify buildings that might be considered historic or if you are aware of buildings in our neighborhood worth to considering for nomination, please email Historic Preservation Chair Pip Campbell (via by March 10.  
CCRA Zoning Committee Meeting
Tuesday, February 28, 7pm
1608 Walnut St, 12th Fl
Schuylkill River Park Community Garden Plot Lottery
Each year, 5 plots (four 10x10 and one 10x15) in the Community Garden (located 25th & Spruce Sts) are awarded to non-members of CCRA for a one season term. To be eligible, candidates must be bona fide residents of CCRA's geographic boundaries, defined as residing in the area encompassed by South Street, Broad Street, John F. Kennedy Boulevard and the Schuylkill River.  Winners pay a one-time fee of $65 for a 10x10 or $85 for a 10x15.
To enter, submit a postcard, letter, or email with your name, residential and email addresses, and phone number to the following address (NOTE: requests MUST include your residential address and email):

Center City Residents' Association
1608 Walnut Street, 12th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Requests are due by 3/6. The drawing will take place in early March and winners will be contacted by phone or email. One entry per household.
Astral Artist Presents Sejoon Park
Sunday, 3/5, 3:00pm 
American Philosophical Society, Ben Franklin Hall, 427 Chestnut St.

For more info and to purchase tickets, click here.  CCRA members use promo code "CCRA" to receive tickets for $10 each.
Restaurant Corner: Baril Restaurant, 267 S. 19th St

CCRA Members can use their membership card to receive a discount.
Neighborhood News & Events
Art Exhibition at The Naudain Street Art Collaborative, Sat, 3/4, 11am-7pm, Ageless Gardens, 2503 Naudain St.

The Naudain Street Art Collaborative will hold an exhibition featuring two of its member artists, Lauren Sweeney and Burnell Yow! as well as guest artist, Jean Jaffe.  This event is free and open to public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Bhavisha Patel. 
Monument to Lullaby by Joseph Brodsky 54" x 54" oil on canvas
Art Exhibition at Twenty-Two Gallery
236 S. 22nd St.

Gigi Louise Lawrence
"Paintings, Drawings & Collage" 
Now thru March 5

Artist Talk: Sat, 2/25, 11 AM 
Rittenhouse Writers' Group at the Parkway Central Library, Tues, 3/7, 7:30-9pm, 1901 Vine St
Rittenhouse Writers' Group authors James Rahn, Diane McKinney-Whetstone, and Tom Teti will speak at the Parkway Central Library.  James Rahn, center city resident, founder, and leader of the Rittenhouse Writers' Group, will read from his memoir, Rittenhouse Writers/Reflections on a Fiction Workshop, describing his complex feelings about coaching writers with varied talents and personalities. Free and open to the public.
Free Organ Concert, Sun, 3/12, 3-4pm, at Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion, 2110 Chestnut St. 

The Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion will host a free organ concert by Wesley Parrott, assistant Wanamaker organist. He will be playing selections from Fran├žois Couperin, Franz J. Haydn, J. S. Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, Louis Vierne, and Margaretha Christina de Jong. In order to fundraise for the vital repair of the church's Hook & Hastings Opus 726 organ the concert will be followed by a tea reception and a 50/50 cash raffle. While it is a free concert, there will be a "freewill" offering.

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.

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.
Baril, 267 S. 19th St (267-876-2808)
Dance Affiliates - 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)

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Recent Crimes in the Neighborhood

Motor Vehicle Theft
2000 Block South St
Other Assaults
1900 Block Naudain St