Thursday, May 17, 2018

CCRA Newsletter

Weekly E-Newsletter
News and Updates
Tonight! CCRA Public Meeting on Property Reassessments
Join CCRA on Thursday, 5/17, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Tenth Presbyterian Church (1701 Delancey Street entrance) for a public meeting on the issue of property reassessments.
A few weeks ago the City's Office of Property Assessment sent out reassessment notices to property owners throughout Philadelphia.  Many homeowners now have questions about the reassessment process and seek information on how to appeal before the 5/25 deadline for submitting a request for First Level Review.
Come out to our public meeting to get answers.  At the public meeting will be a representative from the Office of Property Assessment as well as other knowledgeable resources.  The meeting is free to attend and open to the public.
CCRA Annual Meeting, Wed, 5/23, Academy of Vocal Arts, 1920 Spruce St, 7pm
Join CCRA for its 2018 Annual Meeting.  
Following a brief business session, CCRA will turn the program over to an esteemed panel to discuss current issues in development in Center City.  The panel will include Anne Fadullon (Director of Philadelphia Department of Planning and Development), Jon Geeting (Director of Engagement for Philly 3.0) and Paul Steinke (Executive Director of the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia).  Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Inga Saffron of the Philadelphia Inquirer will serve as moderator. 
This is sure to be an exciting, through-provoking event.  The Annual Meeting is open to all, although only CCRA members are entitled to vote during the business session.  Food and refreshments will follow.

Volunteer to Plant the Garden at St. Mary's Church Shelter

Bethesda Project was honored to be a featured nonprofit at the CCRA's Annual auction in April. Stay involved with Bethesda Project this spring and summer by volunteering to plant the garden at St. Mary's Church Shelter! St. Mary's church has an attached small courtyard with raised garden beds. The guests of St. Mary's Church are looking for a group of individuals who can supply plants, garden soil, and time to help them make the garden beautiful. This activity can take place during the day or in the early evening with advanced planning. If you and your group are interested in this opportunity, contact Bethesda Project's Volunteer Manager, Sarah Erdo, at (215) 236-7850 or by e-mailing
 Ladybug Release Party Rescheduled, Wed, May 23, 25th and Spruce St.

CCRA's Schuylkill River Park Community Garden (SRPCG) invites all SRPCG and CCRA children (and their well-behaved adult guests) to their annual Ladybug Release Party at 5:00 PM, Wednesday, May 23, at the garden located at 25th and Spruce Streets, rain* or shine.
Hot dogs and drinks will be served, but all guests are requested to bring a healthy snack or dessert to share. If you plan to attend, please RSVP by Tuesday, May 22.

Click or tap on the image to register

Upcoming Events
Society Hill 40th Annual Open House & Garden Tour, Sun, 5/20, 1 to 5pm, rain or shine
Join Society Hill Civic Association for a delightful, self-guided walking tour of a collection of private homes and gardens in historic Society Hill.  Walk the same streets as Benjamin Franklin and George Washington.  All the houses' architectural and interior styles range from the 18th and 19th Century to the most contemporary.  All new selection of houses each year.
To purchase a ticket, or to get more information:
1.  Visit and click on Open House Tour. VISA & MC accepted.
2.  By phone or email:  SHCA 215-629-1288 or email:
3.  Day of the tour: At our headquarters, Old Pine Community Center, 401 Lombard Street Complimentary light refreshments; rest rooms available

Comfortable shoes recommended. No high heels. No interior photos permitted.
All proceeds benefit Society Hill Civic Association, sponsor of the tour
Free Access the Arts Concert Program at the Mann Music Center
The Mann invites you to enjoy a night of music under the stars on their Great Lawn. Please use the web address below to register for FREE TICKETS to any one of the three Mann Center performances listed.
Sat, May 26th - The Philly POPS Memorial Salute
Wed, July 18th - Bernstein: Broadway & Beyond with The Philadelphia Orchestra
Fri, July 27th - A Night of Gershwin with The Philadelphia Orchestra
Tickets redeemed via Access the Arts registration are only valid for lawn seating, only for the performances listed, and must be presented at our box office on the night of the performance. Please keep in mind that tickets are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and limited tickets are available.
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.

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)
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.
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