Thursday, July 26, 2018

CCRA newsletter

Weekly E-Newsletter
News and Updates
SAVE THE DATE - CCRA House Tour - Sunday, Oct 14, 1-5 pm 

CCRA's annual House Tour will be on Sunday, October 14th!  We're now on the search for houses and event volunteers.  If you want to show off your house, call or email CCRA today!   We are looking for all types of properties, large and small, from stately rowhomes and high-rise penthouse condo units, to efficiently furnished trinities and even micro-apartments!
Evening Street Work in Center City 

Click or tap here for more information and to see which streets are affected.

Friends of PCI is One Quarter of the Way towards their Goal of Helping Mobility-Impaired Children and Adults access our Neighborhood Library!

Friends of Philadelphia City Institute (PCI) reports $100,000 has been collected towards the goal of $400,000 for the purpose of installing a lift in our local branch library on Rittenhouse Square. Thanks to all the neighbors who have contributed to this campaign.

This branch is the third busiest branch in Philadelphia. Unfortunately, our mobility-impaired neighbors are shut out from two important parts of the library - the Children's Room and the Community Room, both on the lower level, accessible only by stairs. The lift will remedy this problem. They need all neighbors to contribute large and small amounts to this effort. Please send a check to Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation/PCI Lift, 1901 Vine Street, Suite 111, Philadelphia PA 19103.  Click or tap here for more info
Tonight: Solar Homeowners Happy Hour,  7/26, 6-8pm, Tavern on Broad, 
200 S Broad St

To thank you for your support and share the exciting news about the program, Solarize Philly invites you to join them for a happy hour. They'll be providing appetizers, and drinks will be available at happy hour prices. They will be joined by their installers and will give you Solarize materials that you can take back to your neighborhood!

RSVPs are encouraged but not required. Email at  and let them know if you're able to make it. 

Upcoming Events
Tomorrow: 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 the Mann Center performance listed.
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.
Summer Events on the Banks

Click or tap here to view what's happening on the Schuylkill River Trail.

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.

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)
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)
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Recent Crimes in the Neighborhood

Driving Under The Influence
2000 Block South St
2100 Block South St
2200 Block Lombard St
Narcotic / Drug Law Violations
500 Block S 20th St
2100 Block South St
2200 Block South St
Vandalism/Criminal Mischief
2300 Block Naudain St