Thursday, April 13, 2017

CCRA Newsletter

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     Our Sponsors:

     William Penn House   
     Brandywine Realty Trust
     Academy of Vocal Arts
     Di Bruno Bros.    
     Moore Brothers Wine Company
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CCRA News & Events
New Police Capt. Richie to Discuss Plans for 15th St. Area, Thurs. Apr. 13, 6:30 p.m., Peirce College, 1420 Pine
A town hall with new 9th Dist. Capt. Bob Richie, to update the neighborhood on the trends on 15th St. and what the police have, are and will do with 15th betw. Market & Spruce.  Bring your questions and concerns.
Last Chance To Promote Your Business By Donating an Auction Item to CCRA's Celebration Event 
The theme for CCRA's 2017 Celebration of Center City Living is "School House Rock," with a share of the proceeds donated to Greenfield School, our public elementary, along with school supplies (notebooks, pencils, crayons, etc.) used as decorations.  Promote your business by donating a tax-deductible item to our silent or live auction.  Donors and their auction items will be recognized daily on CCRA's website through the event date and weekly with a link in this newsletter, as well as in the Celebration program and our hardcopy magazine, the Center City Quarterly.  Interested? Click here.  
District Attorney Candidates Debate, Sat., Apr. 15, 10:30am, Saxbys HQ, 2300 Chestnut St, Suite 310
Tough questions for a tough job, up close and personal. Become more informed about the candidates to help you make the right choice. All candidates have been invited.  Please email your questions to by 4/12.  Larry Platt, Daily News and Philly Mag. fmr ed. and Philadelphia Citizen co-founder, will moderate.  Complimentary Saxbys specialty coffees!  (Imp.:  It's at Saxby's offices at 2300 Chestnut, not their coffee shop at 2000 Chestnut) 
Neighborhood News & Events
The Chinese Opera Society perform at the Free Library on the Parkway, Sat, 4/15, 1pm. Free and open to the public. RSVP 267-481-2439 or email
Easter Brunch at Baril Restaurant
CCRA Membership Discount will be honored.

Click the picture for more information and to make a reservation. CCRA membership discount will be honored for event.
"Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)" Free Opera Preview at the Academy of Vocal Arts, Wed, 4/19, 5:30, 1920 Spruce St
A young boy reads the fantastic tale of The Queen of the Night persuading Prince Tamino to rescue her daughter Pamina from captivity under the high priest Sarastro. Picturing himself as Tamino, the boy learns the high ideals of Sarastro's community and seeks to join it. Separately, then together, Tamino and Pamina undergo severe trials of initiation, which end in triumph with the Queen and her cohorts vanquished.  For more information and to RSVP,
Wanamaker Organ Spring Concert, Sat, 4/22, 4pm., Macy's, 13th & Market

Free and open to the public. Free organ Concerts are also held daily -- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, at noon and 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday and Friday, at noon and 7:00 p.m.  Please go to website to check for last minute changes. 
Trinity Memorial Church Jumble Sale, Sat, 4/29, 22nd and Spruce St.

Trinity Memorial Church, 22nd and Spruce, will hold its annual Jumble Sale on Saturday, April 29. Drop off items for the sale from Monday, April 24 to Thursday, April 27, 9:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, call 215-732-2515.
Norman Rockwell Exhibition at the Philadelphia History Museum, thru Sun, 4/30, 15 S. 7th St.

42 Norman Rockwell illustrations for the Saturday Evening Post are on exhibit at the Philadelphia History Museum in the Made in Philadelphia Gallery. The Saturday Evening Post was published from 1897 to 1969 by the Curtis Publishing Company in Philadelphia. Between 1916 and 1963 Rockwell illustrated 322 Post covers. In 1998, Marshall and Donald Stoltz donated the complete collection of Rockwell's covers to the Atwater Kent Museum. 
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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.

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)
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.

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