Thursday, October 18, 2018

CCRA Newsletter

Weekly E-Newsletter
News and Updates
Zoning Committee Meeting
Tuesday, October 23, 7pm, 1608 Walnut St, 12th Floor

Center City District Survey
The CCD has issued a survey and would like for our neighbors to complete.  If you have a moment, click or tap here.   
Children's Library is a special place. It should be accessible to all
Friends of PCI (Philadelphia City Institute), is raising funds to install a lift to the make the Children's Room on the lower level accessible to all. They have raised over $174,365 toward the goal of $400,000 needed to install a lift but there is still a long way to go. Thank you for contributions you have already given. Both large and small donations are much needed and appreciated. Please send a check to: Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation/PCI Lift, 1901 Vine Street, Suite 111, Philadelphia PA 19103.
"Small children visiting the library love to explore our preschool play area, filled with books, blocks, LEGOs, puzzles, stuffed animals, even a puppet theater! Our storytimes are very popular, each one attracting audiences of 30 to 50 people. School-age children and teenagers come every day after school to participate in our Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program (LEAP), where they can get one-on-one help with their homework and enriching literacy activities. Children and teenagers visit the library to read for school and for pleasure and to use computers in the Children's Room to complete homework and research assignments and to play games. I'm sad to have to tell those with mobility impairments that they must miss out on these opportunities." ~Erin Hoopes, Head Librarian, Philadelphia City Institute. 

Upcoming Events
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.

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)
Dom's Shoe Repair, 203 S. 20th St (215-972-0098)
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