Thursday, May 18, 2017

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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.  
CCRA Donates Ticket Revenue and Decorations From "School House Rock" Celebration Event to Greenfield School

As those of you in attendance can attest, CCRA had a terrific party on Monday night.  And aside from honoring Greenfield principal Dan Lazar with the Association's community service award, CCRA is donating 15% of the ticket revenue ($1,560.75) as well as all of the decorations (30 composition books; 288 pencils; 200 multi-colored pieces of pastel sidewalk chalk; 30 glue sticks; 12 multi-colored plastic sand buckets; and 12 multi-colored wooden rulers) to the school.
CCRA Zoning Committee Meeting
Tuesday, May 23, 7pm
Benjamin's' Desk, 1608 Walnut St, 12th Floor
Meet with Captain Robert Ritchie, Thurs, 5/25, 4pm, Police Headquarters, 401 N. 21 St.
Meet with Captain Ritchie to discuss 15th St. Corridor Solutions and nuisance drumming. 
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.
Dialogue & Drinks with PA Rep.  Brian Sims, Thurs, 6/8, 6:30pm, Baril Restaurant, 267 S. 19th St, 6:30pm

Discuss all the issues with PA Rep. Brian Sims in an informal setting

In addition, Rep. Sims will be collecting school supplies for Greenfield School.  Supplies needed are:

1. Standard file folders
2. Copy paper
3. Standard #2 pencils
4. Pens
5. Sharpie markers
6. Scotch tape (clear)
7. Packing tape
Baril Restaurant will offer Happy Hour food and drink pricing.

Click on the flyer to register.  Use password CCRA.
Neighborhood News & Events
Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival, Sat, 5/20, 12-5pm

The annual Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival will be held Saturday, May 20th, from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m., rain or shine. Streets will be blocked off so you can enjoy food, live music, arts, and fashion, free from traffic. Walnut Street between Broad and 19th Streets and 17th and 18th from Sansom to Locust Streets.
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.

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)
Rittenhouse Hardware, 2001 Pine St. (215-735-6311)

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