Friday, March 30, 2018

CCRA Newsletter

Weekly E-Newsletter
News and Updates
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.
Office Closure

In observance of Holy Week, CCRA will close at 2pm on Friday, 3/30, and will reopen on Mon, 4/1.
Bike Lanes on Spruce and Pine Streets

Join CCRA board members to learn more about plans for the existing bicycle lanes on Spruce and Pine Streets at a meeting hosted by Philadelphia's Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems on Wednesday, 4/4, 6-7:30pm, Merck Education Center, Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad Street.
CCRA board members will be there, identified by CCRA stickers.  Please identify yourself to them as we would like to hear our members' thoughts on the proposed changes.  Please see the embedded press release and flyers for more information. 
Spring Work Day at the Community Garden

The first of the three required work days begin on Saturday, 4/7, 9am - 1pm (rain date- Sun, 4/8), 25th and Spruce Streets. Lunch will be provided. If you have them, bring gardening gloves and hand-held clippers with you. If you're a new gardener, a list of the chores we need to accomplish is posted on the garden website.  

If you're unable to come on 4/7, you'll be contacted and given a list of alternate chores you can do. Waiting list plot holders are welcome to attend, but not required to do so.
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.
Click or tap here to view Zoning Committee Report of 3/27

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.

Home Helpers Philly, 1835 S. Broad St., Ste 2 (215-334-2600)
Koresh Dance Company, 2002 Rittenhouse Sq St. (267-687-1769)
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)
Suga Restaurant, 1720 Sansom St. (215-717-8968)
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)
Eye Candy Vision, 218 S. 20th St (215-568-3937)
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