Friday, October 12, 2018

CCRA Newsletter

Weekly E-Newsletter
News and Updates
Ticket Prices Increase on Sunday. Get your House Tour Ticket Today. 

The weather is supposed to be nice and cool and the Eagles aren't playing. So, spend your Sunday  afternoon, October 14, 1-5pm, touring luxury homes, historic mansions, and beautiful condos in the historic Rittenhouse and Fitler Square neighborhoods. See the old architecture combined with new and innovative ideas.  You don't want to miss this tour.  

On the day of the tour, 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, visit Veda Restaurant at 1920 Chestnut St.  Show them your wristband and you will receive an appetizer and drink for $5.

After the tour, dine out at one of the participating restaurants (such as La Fontana Della Citta, Bellini Grill, Jane G's), to receive a 15% discount off your food bill.
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:
  • Online
  • CCRA Office, 1608 Walnut St, 12th Fl., 215-546-6719 (Last day to pick up your ticket at this location is Friday, 10/12)
  • Rittenhouse Hardware (cash or check), 2001 Pine St  (last day to pick up your ticket at this location is Thursday, 10/11.
  • The Good Karma Cafe (cash or check), 331 S. 22nd St  (last day to pick up your ticket at this location is Thursday, 10/11.
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
September 25th Zoning Committee Meeting Report is available
Provide Input about Preservation in our Neighborhood
The Mayor established a task force in 2017 to make recommendations about how to best consider and preserve historic buildings and other resources in neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia.  Many citizens have expressed concerns about properties that are being demolished and replaced by buildings that do not appear appropriate to the existing neighborhood.  Others have been concerned about the types of new construction or the overall ways neighborhoods are changing.  Please express your opinions by clicking the link below and taking the short survey so that your voice and opinions can be heard and incorporated into the Task Force's recommendations.  You have until October 12th to complete the survey. 
In last week's edition, we posted this story and only a few were able to complete the survey. Here is a new link to the survey. 
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
Philadelphia Open Studio Tour 

This Sunday, Oct. 14 studios and galleries in our neighborhood will be open from noon to 6. Naudain Street artists participating are Ed Bronstein, Bhavisha Patel, Karen Villarreal, and Sally Eisenberg. This event is free and open to the public. For addresses, click or tap here.

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)
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)
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)
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