Thursday, March 9, 2017

CCRA Newsletter

Sunday, March 12
Remember to change your clocks one hour ahead!

New CCRA logo
     Our Sponsors:

      William Penn House   
      AMC Delancey   
      Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
      Di Bruno Bros.    
      The Franklin Institute
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CCRA News & Events
Meet The New Police Captain & Hear His Plans For Rittenhouse Square & 15th Street

CCRA will host two town hall forums to give residents an opportunity to meet the new incoming Captain of the 9th Police District.
Town Hall Police Forum # 1 - Crime in Rittenhouse Square
Date : Thursday 3/23 at 6:30 p.m.
Place : Tenth Presbyterian Church, 1700 Spruce St (enter on 1701 Delancey)

Town Hall Police Forum # 2 - Crime on 15th Street
Date : Thursday 4/13 at 6:30 p.m.
Place : Peirce College, 1420 Pine Street
 The High School Daze
Navigating the Maze
     Thursday, March 30th, 7:00-8:30pm
 Trinity Memorial Church * 22nd and Spruce, Philadelphia

You are invited to a panel discussion on what to look for in a high school for your child.  Click here for more information. Click here to register.

House Tour Committee Forming
We're looking for volunteers for our House Tour Committee.  Be a part of the fun.  Yes, the House Tour is in late October.  Yes, it's early March.  But now is when we get organized.  Email us at, subject line "House Tour"
Join 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.
Neighborhood News & Events
"Out of the Nest" 48 x 36 Oil on Canvas
Art Exhibition at Twenty-Two Gallery
236 S. 22nd St

Katayoun Stewart: "Healing"
  March 10 thru April 9
Opening Reception: Friday, March 10th, 6 to 9 PM   
Opening Reception for "Healing," paintings and drawings by local Persian artist, Katayoun Stewart. 

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 François 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.

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.

"Prelude to Spring" at the PA Horticultural Society McLean Library, 100 N. 20th St, 1st Fl, Now thru Thurs, 4/13
Visit the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's current exhibition of botanical paintings, "Prelude to Spring" by members of the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators. Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Free and open to the public.
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.

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)
Philly Foodworks - Use the code "CCRA" when signing up for home delivery and receive a $20 discount on delivery charges.
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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