Friday, March 23, 2018

CCRA Newsletter

Weekly E-Newsletter
News and Updates
Looking for a Tax Donation this year? Donate an item to the Celebration of Center City Living
We are currently collecting items for our silent auction. So, if you have that unused Wedding Day or Birthday present you don't want, please consider donating it to us. [shhh..don't worry, we won't tell the other person where we got it ;-)] .  Print and fill out this form, then  mail it to our office along with your item (1608 Walnut St, 12th Floor, Phila. PA. 19103) or contact Travis Oliver (215-546-6719) our Operations Manager, if you would like to drop it off.
On Thursday, 5/10, 6pm, at the Ethical Society on Rittenhouse Sq. (1906 Rittenhouse Sq.), CCRA will hold its annual Celebration of Center City Living event. This year's theme is "Urban Village," where will we celebrate and honor Paul Levy, CEO and Founder of Philadelphia Center City District. CCD is known for creating Dilworth Park, Two Sisters Park, Restaurant Week and other events which brings our Urban Village to life.
Schuylkill River Park Community Garden Annual Meeting

Tonight, Thursday, 3/22, at 7pm, the Annual Meeting will be held at Trinity Memorial Church, 22nd and Spruce Streets.  There will be light refreshments offered before the meeting starts, so plan on coming a little early.  A speaker from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society will be there.

CCRA Zoning Committee Meeting, Tuesday, 3/27, 7pm, 1608 Walnut St, 12th Fl.

Click or tap here to view agenda.

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 centercity@centercityresidents.orgDeadline is Saturday, April 14, 2018.

Di Bruno Bros Membership Update
Di Bruno Bros. will continue to offer a 10% discount for all CCRA individuals that were members as of 2/28/18 and who were members in calendar year 2017 at the Rittenhouse location and at Di Bruno Bros. Catering. Show your CCRA membership card to the cashiers and they will hand you a Di Bruno discount card.  The discount will only apply to the Rittenhouse location located at 18th & Chestnut. 

Parking Amnesty from the Parking Authority

Click or tap here to find additional information regarding the amnesty program.
Need a Tree Planted in front of your Home?
Fill out this form to request a street tree from Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. Approved trees will be planted in April or November if the local Tree Tenders group is planting at that time. Approved trees will be planted free of charge.
Upcoming Events
 Save the Date:

Thursday, May 10, 6-9pm - Celebration of Center City Living
Ethical Society on Rittenhouse Sq, 1906 Rittenhouse Sq.

Wednesday, May 23, 6pm - CCRA Annual Meeting
Academy of Vocal Arts, 1920 Spruce St

Monday, June 18 -  4th Annual Sky High Block Party
Pyramid Club, 1735 Market St


For more information about neighborhood events, check out CCRA's Community Events Calendar
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.

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)
Nature's Gallery Florist, 2124 Walnut St (215-563-5554)
NextMove Dance - Get $10 off  Dance Performances with your CCRA Membership.  Members use  promo code SAVE10.
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.
Di Bruno Bros., 1730 Chestnut St, (uses separate card, see info here)
Dom's Shoe Repair, 203 S. 20th St (215-972-0098)

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