Sunday, September 30, 2018

CCRA Newsletter

Weekly E-Newsletter
News and Updates
A Special Treat for House Tour Attendees.  Get your tickets today.

Sunday, October 14, (1-5pm rain or shine) is fast approaching, and our neighbors are getting their homes ready for this once-a-year event.  Tour from historic mansions, to luxury townhomes and gardens Rittenhouse Square and Fitler Square. Participants receive a House Tour Guide Book with home descriptions and a route map on the day of the event.  

As a special treat while walking around the beautiful Rittenhouse Square area on tour day, visit Veda Restaurant at 1920 Chestnut St.  Show them your wristband and you will receive an appetizer and drink for $5.
Tickets are available for $35 for advance sales.  Those under 40 may purchase tickets at a discounted Young Friends rate of $25.  On the day of the House Tour, tickets will be available for $40. For groups of 10 or more, please contact CCRA. You can purchase your tickets at:
  • CCRA Office, 1608 Walnut St, 12th Fl., 215-546-6719
  • Rittenhouse Hardware, 2001 Pine St
  • The Good Karma Cafe, 331 S. 22nd St
  • Online
They can additionally be purchased by calling the CCRA office or by sending a check to CCRA's offices at 1608 Walnut Street, 12th Floor, Philadelphia, PA, 19103, 

Sponsored by: William Penn House, Southern Land Company, AMC Delancey, Clemens Construction, Robin Apartments
Just a Few More Volunteers Are 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).
This Saturday: CCRA Day of Service:  Lunch for Hungry Neighbors - Our Chance To Help
On Saturday, 9/29, 9:30am - 2pm, at Liberti Church, 123 S. 17th St., come help feel our hungry neighbors and/or tour the New Adult Services Facility.  For more information, click or tap here.  This is a free event for all ages. 
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.
CCRA Sends Its Congrats to the Albert M. Greenfield School! 

Greenfield has been awarded a National Blue Ribbon from the U.S. Department of Education. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private schools based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. It is the highest honor that a school can receive.  Congratulations, Greenfield, for this much-deserved award.  
Register new citizens taking the oath of citizenship at the US Citizenship and Immigration Services office located at 30 N 41st St., Philadelphia, PA 19104.  Join fellow volunteers and sign up here. October sign-up calendar will be available September 28, 2018.
Phone bank to remind new citizens to vote. Just bring yourself! 
Tuesday, October 30 from 5:30-8:30 PM
Thursday, November 1st from 5:30-8:30 PM
Friday, November 2nd from 5:30-8:30 PM
Monday, November 5th from 5:30-8:30 PM
here is the link to phone bank and you will receive notification of the location.
Movie Nights at the Markward Playground, 400 S. Taney St.

The Markward Recreation Center Advisory Council in conjunction with CCRA are hosting two free outdoor family movie nights at the Markward Recreation Center this October.  Join us on Wednesday, October 3rd for "Inside Out" and then on Wednesday October 17th for "Black Panther"  Don't forgot to BYOB... bring your own blanket.

Upcoming Events

Tonight: International Ocean Film Tour comes to the Academy of Natural Sciences

Click or tap the poster for more information
Singing City Presents Street Requiem, Sunday, 10/21, 3pm, Old First Reformed Church of Christ, 151 N. 4th St

Singing City will perform the 
 Philadelphia premiere of Street Requiem. This 50-minute cantata features a powerful variety of musical styles, ranging from gospel to South African freedom music. It was written to bring a sense of peace, remembrance and hope to communities struggling with homelessness.  Special guests Rabbi David Straus and Rev. Rebecca Fitzpatrick will lead the choir and audience in a remembrance of those who have lost their lives on the streets. A collection of clothing and other items will benefit the Bethesda Project.  Liz Hersh, Executive Director of Homeless Services for the City of Philadelphia, will be on hand for a Q&A following the concert.  The work of Shoot From Within Photography will be on display-selected photos from Perseverance With Dignity, a series of images depicting homeless people in Philadelphia.
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.

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)
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)
215.546.6719 | |

No comments:

Post a Comment