Thursday, February 9, 2017

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CCRA News & Events
Survey: Electric Vehicle Parking

Current City law allows owners of electric vehicles (EVs) to obtain dedicated parking in front of their homes, so they can charge their EVs.  Any EV may park there but the owner controls who may charge.  A bill in City Council would freeze this program.  Supporters of the dedicated EV parking urge that EVs should be encouraged to reduce local pollution and encourage innovation.  Opponents object that it is a $3,000 (or so) gift to EV owners who would otherwise have to pay for garage parking.  Last June, CCRA's Board opposed dedicated spots but reserved judgment if charging was available to the public (commercially or otherwise).

What do you think?  Click Here to Take Our Survey   
CUBA's Malpaso Dance Company makes its Philadelphia Debut February 15-19 NextMove Dance, Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut 
Malpaso Dance Company, one of Cuba's hottest and newest multi-cultural contemporary dance troupes, performs two full-company works showcasing the company's Cuban roots, virtuoso technique and artistry.  24 Hours and a Dog is a 40-minute work choreographed by Osnel Delgado (Artistic Director Co-Founder/Malpaso). Set to the theatrical and evocative music by Grammy Award-winning jazz composer Arturo O'Farrill, 24 Hours is inspired by the daily life of a dancer in Havana -- the rhythms of everyday life and a mysterious invisible character of a dog. 
Performances take place Wednesday, February 15 at 7:30pm; Thursday, February 16 at 7:30pm; Friday, Friday February 17 at 8pm; Saturday, February 18 at 2pm and 8pm; and Sunday, February 19  at 3pm.  CCRA members can receive $10 off single tickets by using the code SAVE10. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Prince Theater box office, by phone 215-422-4580 or onlineFor more information visit
Restaurant Corner: Baril, 267 S. 19th St.

Baril is offering a special menu for Valentine's Day, February 14.  The menu is also available the weekends before (2/11 and 2/12) and after Valentine's Day (2/18 and 2/19).  CCRA member discount will be honored. To make a reservation, click here.
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. 
Society Hill Dance Academy Latin Nightclub
2nd & Pine Streets
Philadelphia, PA 

If you have ever thought about learning to Salsa and would like to feel comfortable dancing at a Latin night club, here's your chance!
A new 8-week group class for beginners starts Friday, 2/17, 7:45pm.

Come for the group class and stay for the dance party from 8:30-10pm

$250 couples, $125 singles

Click here to purchase tickets.

Neighborhood News & Events
Edible Flowers: Floral Teas & Sugars Workshop, Wed, 2/15, 10-12pm, Horticultural Society Town Hall, 100 N. 20th St.
Center city resident, Constance Kirker, co-author of Edible Flowers: A Global History, will conduct a workshop demonstrating how to create your own unique blends of floral teas at the Philadelphia Horticultural Society Town Hall, 1st Floor.  Learn the potential health benefits of floral infusions which have been touted by herbalists from Egypt to China for hundreds of years. Take home a jar of your own inspired, floral-infused sugar to match your floral teas and some seeds to start your own edible flower traditions. Fee$40 Members; $50 Non-Members. Registration is required.
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" 
February 10 thru March 5

Opening Reception: Fri, 2/10, 6 to 9 PM  
Artist Talk: Sat, 2/25, 11 AM 
Celebrate 15 Years of the Village Movement at a 
Live Broadcast featuring Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, 
author of "Being Mortal
Mon, 2/13, 4- 6:30 pm, Skyline Room, 4th floor, Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street

The three Philadelphia villages (Penn's Village, East Falls Village, and Northwest Village Network) will join other villages across the country in celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the Village Movement, which began with the founding of Beacon Hill Village in Boston.  The event is free, but space is limited and pre-registration is required by February 9. To register, please email or call 215-925-7333.

Get your Tickets to The Museum of the American Revolution, Wed, 2/22, 10am-12pm, 3rd and Chestnut St. 

The Museum of the American Revolution, at 3rd and Chestnut, will open to the public on Wednesday, April 19. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Wednesday, February 22 ONSITE at the Museum, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. At noon that day, tickets go on sale online.  Starting Wednesday, February 15, members of the Museum of the American Revolution can reserve their timed tickets online, using member ID, for Members' Preview weekend, Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 16. It is not too late to join the Museum. 

Free Library Branch on Rittenhouse Square collecting books for April sale

Donations of gently used books, DVDs, music CDs, and audiobooks will be accepted at the Free Library, Philadelphia City Institute (PCI) branch, on Fridays only from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donations must be in like-new condition with recent publication dates. The Annual Book Sale will be held on Saturday April 29. Proceeds will benefit the Friends of PCI, a membership organization that provides supplementary financial support to the branch. The last day for donations will be April 21.
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.

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.
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)

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