Saturday, September 1, 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!

Volunteers Needed for CCRA's 60th Annual House Tour, Sunday 10/14, 1-5PM
CCRA is seeking Hosts/Hostnesses to volunteer to help at this year's House Tour.  Hosts/Hostesses are stationed in beautiful homes and condos from 1:00PM until 3:00PM or from 3:00PM until 5:00PM.  Duties include greeting tour goers, protecting household items, and encouraging a safe flow of foot traffic.  As thanks for your gift of time, you will receive a free ticket to use either before or after your volunteer assignment to tour other homes. If you wish to volunteer, please fill out this form (make sure you click or tap the "submit" button in order to send the form).
Be on the Lookout for the Fall Edition of the Center City Quarterly

The Fall Edition in the mail and members should be receiving it shortly.  The online version is in color and the advertisements are clickable.  If you cannot want for your copy, click or tap the cover pic to view the CCQ. To view past editions, click or tap here.
Office Closure

In observance of the Labor Day holiday, the office will close on Friday, August 31,1pm, and will reopen on Tuesday, 9/4. 
Trash collection

In observance of the Labor Day holiday, no trash will be collected on Monday, 9/3.  Garbage collection will resume on Tuesday, 9/4. 
Your contribution is needed to help install a lift in our neighborhood library so everyone can access the lower level!
Each month, the Philadelphia City Institute (PCI), our neighborhood library branch on Rittenhouse Square, hosts about 12 storytimes for pre-schoolers, 34 programs for children and teens, and 14 events for adults, all on the lower level. Programs include author talks, book clubs, English conversation, movies, panel discussions, musical programs, information sessions, poetry readings, writers' clubs, crafts, and meetings. Unfortunately, our mobility-impaired neighbors are shut out from programs held on the lower level, accessible only by stairs. The lift will remedy this problem.
Friends of PCI needs to raise $400,000 for the purpose of installing a lift. The first milestone, $100,000, has been reached, thanks to all the friends and neighbors who have contributed to this campaign. We still need to collect $300,000.
The library needs all neighbors to contribute large and small amounts to get the lift installed. 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
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

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)
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)
Suga Restaurant, 1720 Sansom St. (215-717-8968)
Ursula Hobson Fine Art Framing, 1528 Waverly St (215.546.7889)

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