Thursday, February 16, 2017

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CCRA News & Events
EV Parking Survey Results
Our electric vehicle survey had 73 responses, 60 of whom were members.  41 (57%) opposed dedicated EV parking.  15 (21%) supported it if charging were available to the general public and 14 (19%) supported the existing program.  2 (3%) had no opinion.  Comments emailed to the office included one EV owner, who explained that it cost $15,000 to install curbside charging while an opponent noted that often only one side of the street could benefit.  
Office Closure

In observance of the Presidents' Day Holiday, CCRA is closed Monday, 2/20, and will reopen on Tuesday, 2/21.
Trash Collection
In observance of the Presidents' Day Holiday, there will be no trash collection on Monday, 2/20.  Collection will resume on Tuesday, 2/21.
Community Garden Plot Lottery
Each year five garden plots (four 10x10 and one 10x15) in the Schuylkill River Park Community Garden (located at approximately 25th and Spruce Streets) 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 the lottery, please 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 must reach the destination by March 6, 2017. The drawing will take place in early March and winners will be contacted by phone or email. One entry per household.
CUBA's Malpaso Dance Company makes its Philadelphia Debut Now thru February 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 tonight, 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
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.
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
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 
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 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 Street Trees 

The Friends of Schuylkill River Park Tree Tenders is accepting applications for free street trees to be planted by volunteers in 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.

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)
Dom's Shoe Repair, 203 S. 20th St (215-972-0098)

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