Thursday, May 11, 2017

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Ready to Rock the School? CCRA's May 15 "School House Rock" Party, 6pm, AVA, 1920 Spruce St

Party time IS THIS Monday, 5/15, at 6:00 pm. at the Academy of Vocal Arts - a building so beautiful, it's certified on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places, and, yes, those really are Frank Furness' touches in the building.
Get your ticket  HERE to rock out at CCRA's "School House Rock" Celebration, featuring music by Stone Age, a local rock band who graduated from "the garage" band of its school days and now plays the classic rock of the 60's-80's, a bit of Motown, Soul, Blues and Country Rock.
Get schooled on the finest wines, with complimentary pourings from Moore Bros. Munch out on snacks and desserts from Di Bruno Bros (thanks, guys!) Dance, sing, and celebrate Greenfield Elementary School's principal, Dan LazarAnd raise some money for CCRA and the kids of Greenfield (a portion of the proceeds goes to the school).
Gold Level Sponsors: AT&T and Brandywine Realty Trust.  Bronze Level Sponsors: Boyds Philadelphia, Clemens Construction Co., Firstrust Bank, and First Presbyterian Church. Tickets start at $75 per person ($40 for those under 40) and can be purchased online or by calling 215-546-6719. Inkind Sponsors: AVA, Di Bruno Bros, Moore Brothers Wine Company
Don't risk being sent to the principal's office (again?).  Come out and play!
Yo! Adrian! Let's Ride!  Rocky Ride, June 3, 10 AM at 21st & Shunk
A fun ride to support CCRA and the Bicycle Coalition, following 15 miles of Rocky's training run. Register Here for $35.
CCRA Annual Meeting, Wed, 5/24, 7 PM, Trinity Memorial, 22nd & Spruce

Keynote dialogue with David Thornburg and Chris Satullo, from the Committee of Seventy, discussing civic life in this green country town.  Election of new directors.  To be followed by food and liquid refreshments. 
Meeting with New District Captain Ritchie, Thurs, 5/25, 4pm, Police Headquarters, 401 N. 21st St

Meet with Captain Ritchie regarding the drummers and also his 15th Street Corridor plans.
Save The Date
Thursday, June 8, 6:30PM
Baril Restaurant, 267 S. 19th St
Monday, June 19th, 6-8PM
Pyramid Club, 1725 Market St, 52nd Fl.
Neighborhood News & Events
Fitler Square Spring Fair, Fri, 5/12, 10am - 6pm and Sat, 5/13, 10am - 4pm
Free admission. Raffle, plants, used books and children's clothing, baked goods, food, drinks, and music. Naudain Street Artists, craft and flea market on the perimeter.
PA Guild Fine Craft Fair, Rittenhouse Square, Fri, 5/12, and Sat, 5/13, 11am-7pm, and Sunday, May 14, 11am-5pm
Juried fair including 150 craft artists offering furniture, pottery, glass, photography, jewelry, clothing, handbags and accessories.
Celebrate Gardens and Parks in May

National Public Gardens Day will be celebrated on Friday, May 12, followed by Love Your Park Week, from Saturday, May 13 to Sunday, May 21. The Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society have planned eight days of festivities, events, workshops, and activities all over the city. The Friends of Rittenhouse Square will participate with a park clean-up on Love Your Park Day, Saturday, May 13. Volunteers meet at 9:00 am in Rittenhouse Square to plant flowers, weed, rake leaves, and collect trash until noon. Contact or 267-586-5675 to volunteer in Rittenhouse Square. Groups are welcome!
Society Hill 39th Annual Open House & Garden Tour, Sun, 5/21, 1-5pm
Walk the same streets as Benjamin Franklin and George Washington.  All the houses' architectural and interior styles range from 18th and 19th century to most contemporary.  Get decorating ideas for your home!
To purchase tickets, contact 215-629-1288, or email:  For more information, click here.  Day of Tour ticket purchase: Old Pine Community Center, 401 Lombard St.
Ticket holders enjoy a 15% discount for dinner after the tour at four area restaurants.
Tickets: $35/ticket in advance; $40 at door; Group rates over five available. Complimentary light refreshments; rest rooms available. Comfortable shoes recommended. Proceeds benefit Society Hill Civic Association.
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.

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 (267 687-2608)
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.
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)
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