Thursday, June 22, 2017

CCRA Newsletter

CCRA News & Events
Requesting Your Input on Bike Lane Barriers to be Proposed for Lombard and South
Proposed Bike Barrier Lanes
On May 22, the City's Office of Transportation Infrastructure ("OTIS") presented a plan to install "flexible lane dividers" - plastic posts - between the bike and traffic lanes along Lombard (from 22nd to the South St. Bridge) and on South (21st-bridge) at a nonpublic meeting with CCRA, SOSNA and the Philadelphia School. 
OTIS declined CCRA's subsequent request that OTIS present its plans at a CCRA-sponsored community meeting this June (notwithstanding Councilman Johnson office's encouragement that they participate).  OTIS's plans are likely to be controversial with our residents and would benefit from more, rather than less, public input and review, this springrather than summer or fall.
CCRA, which taken no position yet, wants its decision making to be informed by our community.  Click here for OTIS's May 22 presentation materials.  

What do you think?  Email us at, subject "Bike Lane Barriers" with your comments, suggestions, support or opposition.  
Tonight! Meet & Greet Party in John F. Collins Park, Thurs, 6/22, 5:30PM, 1707 Chestnut St

The Center City District Foundation is pleased to invite the CCRA to a Meet & Greet Party in John F. Collins Park!  Complimentary appetizers by Brûlée Catering and wine from the Chaddsford Winery. Register here.
Your Home is Beautiful!  Show it off on CCRA's 59th Annual House Tour, Sunday, Oct 22, 1-5 pm. 
Call/email CCRA today if you want to show off your home on the House Tour.  We are looking for all types of properties, large and small, from stately rowhomes and high-rise penthouse condo units, to efficiently furnished trinities.  (nb. Eagles aren't playing on Oct. 22)
CCRA Zoning Committee Meeting, Tuesday, 6/27, 7pm
1608 Walnut St, 12th Floor Click here to view agenda
Save the Date Conversation with Councilman Kenyatta Johnston, Thurs, Oct 12, 6:30-8:30pm
Neighborhood News & Events
Dilworth Park, near City Hall, offers special attractions - food, drinks, music, and movies through the summer, weather permitting:
PNC presents Live @ Lunch, Wednesdays, 12 noon to 1:30 pm
Sips at Dilworth Park, Wednesdays, 5:00 to 7:00 pm
All-American BBQ, June 22 and 23, 5:00 to 9:00 pm; June 24, 12 noon to 8pm; June 25, 12 noon to 6:00 pm
Pictures in the Park, Fridays, July 21-August 25
Celebrate July 4th Weekend at the Museum of the American Revolution, 101 S. 3rd St

Sign a giant Declaration of Independence, meet costumed historical interpreters, enjoy America's 241st birthday cake, and explore the stories behind our nation's founding. Kids can try on Revolutionary-inspired clothing, design a flag, and make a sash to take home like the one worn by George Washington.

On July 1, 5-7pm, the Cross Keys Café will host an "Independence Ice Cream Social" 

On July 2, 1pm, visitors can enjoy birthday cake celebrating the country's 241st birthday. 

On July 3, the Old Barracks Fife and Drum Corps will perform on the Museum's outdoor plaza from Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Preview Group Show at the Naudain Street Art Collaborative, Fri, 7/7, Ageless Gardens, 2503 Naudain St, 6-8pm

Enjoy art, tapas, and cocktails; mix and mingle with local artists: Betsy Alexander, Sally Eisenberg, Karen Villarreal, Bill Silver, Ed Bronstein, Emily Squires Levine, Lauren Sweeney, Burnell Yow, Bhavisha Patel, and Leslie Sudock. Tickets are $40 per person or $75 for two people. All proceeds benefit Philadelphia Open Studio Tours and The Center for Emerging Visual Artists.
American Red Cross Blood Drive at Trinity Center for Urban Life, Sat 7/8, 10am-3pm, 2212 Spruce St

Pre register to donate blood. Make your appointment today: Click Here 

Call 215-824-6878 to register by phone or visit and enter the sponsor code: Trinity Center
Area hospital patients are counting on you! Remember to HYDRATE- drink plenty of water. Please remember your ID.
Art Exhibition at Twenty-Two Gallery, Carol Ashton- Hergenhahn, "The Structure of Things," Now thru Sun, 7/9, 236 S. 22nd St.

Carol Ashton-Hergenhan explores a few select plants from her garden in a show of new and recent work, "The Structure of Things," at Twenty-Two Gallery. Within the categories of "Different Views", "Different Times", Different Parts and  "Just Because"  Ashton-Hergenhan rotates specimens in a single image, has sets of pieces that show change over time, or selects different parts of a plant for individual focus.
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.

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)
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.

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