Friday, August 24, 2018

CCRA Newsletter

Weekly E-Newsletter
News and Updates
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!

CCRA Zoning Committee Meeting
Tuesday, August 28, 7pm, 1608 Walnut St

Click or tap here for agenda

Your Home Could Be Famous!

Director M. Night Shyamalan (Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Split, Glass) is scouting for a home in your area to use for his next big project!  Filming will begin in the Fall of 2018.  He's looking for a brownstone type home with a contemporary design interior.  More details provided in the attached letter.  All interested homeowners should reach out to CCRA by Tuesday 8-28-18.   
Property Reassessment: How to Appeal

If your property was reassessed by the City this past spring and you want to appeal to the Board of Revision of Taxes, the filing deadline is 
October 1, 2018.

Do you want to know more information about the appeal process?  Then 
click here for a guide prepared by the Philadelphia Crosstown Coalition.  While this guide is not a replacement for competent legal counsel, it provides helpful pointers to any individual who is comfortable handling an appeal on their own.
Shoe Carnival Giveback Program

In a continued partnership with Shoe Carnival and Philadelphia School District, 10 percent of total purchases at select participating locations will go back to the shopper's school of choice upon checkout.  The program has since expanded to include 350 Philadelphia metro area schools.  The schools participating in our area are:
  • Albert Greenfield School
  • Freire School
  • Russell Byers Charter School
  • Science Leadership Academy
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

Upcoming Events
Labor Day Weekend Events at the Museum of the American Revolution

At the Museum of the American Revolution this Labor Day Weekend,
Saturday, Sept. 1 through Monday, Sept. 3. kids 12 and under will receive free admission. Museum hours on Saturday and Sunday are 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and on Monday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Tickets are available online here, by calling 215.253.6731, or at the front desk.
On Sunday from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m., Lauren Tarshis, author of the New York Times best-selling children's fiction series I Survived, will make a special appearance to talk about her book I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 and what life was like for real children on and off the battlefield during the Revolutionary War.
The Great River-to-River, Vine to Pine Walking Tour of Philadelphia, Sat, 9/22, beginning at 8am

Each September, the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides (APT) conducts Philly's greatest and possibly longest walking tour for hundreds of Delaware Valley residents and visiting tourists. This year's Great Tour starts 8am at the National Constitution Center and ends twelve hours later at the Waterworks on the Schuylkill River.You can take any or all of the tour. It's up to you.  For more information and to register, click or tap here.
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.

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.
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)

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