Friday, March 8, 2019

CCRA Newsletter

Weekly E-Newsletter
News and Updates
Casino Night with Governor Rendell

We rolled the dice and are happy to announce that Governor Edward G. Rendell will receive this year's Lenora Berson Community Service Award at Casino Night. So Save the date! Thursday, May 9, 6pm, Ethical Society, 1906 Walnut Street. Tickets will go on sale soon. 
Center City Quarterly

The Spring edition of the CCQ is ready!  Click or tap here to view the color version.  If you are interested in any of the ads, you can click on them to visit their websites.  Members, be on the lookout for your copy in the mail. 
Wanted: Board Member Candidates

CCRA is looking to fill several Board seats for our fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019.  Board members generally serve a term of 3 years. The Board is a working Board.  We are seeking CCRA members who have a passion for living in "CCRAville;" are interested in issues of quality of life and community service; and are committed to active Board participation.  Successful candidates must serve on at least one committee and agree to fulfill the responsibilities set forth in our Board Pledge, which includes devoting at least four hours per month on CCRA activities, not including time spent attending, and preparing for, monthly Board meetings. See website for full Pledge and list of committees.

Interested members are encouraged to forward a resume or summary of qualifications as soon as practicable to:  CCRA; 1900 Market St., 8th Fl.; Phila., PA   19103 or by email:, with "Board Candidate" in the subject line.
Di Bruno Bros. Discount Cards Are Now Available
Di Bruno's continues to offer their 10% discount to our members.  If you would like to use Di Bruno's discount, please visit the location at 18th & Chestnut to receive their discount card.  Make sure you bring your CCRA membership card to show the cashiers.  Please note, the discount does not apply to alcohol.
LAST CHANCE: Greenfield Home and School Association Annual Auction
Join the Greenfield Home and School Association on March 15, 2019 at 6:30pm for our 12th Annual Auction & Social Greenfield 2.0 - Auction for Upgrades 2019 @ Dorrance Hamilton Hall, University of the Arts, 320 S Broad Street.  For more information, click or tap here.
Free Street Trees 

Do you have space for a tree in front of your property? The Friends of Schuylkill River Park PHS Tree Tender group plants free street trees in our area. Property owners must remove dead trees and stumps but PHS will arrange for free concrete removal where necessary. Apply online here. The deadline for the fall planting is at the end of April. Help make our neighborhood green and clean!  Email Susan Kahn with any questions. 

Community Events
In the Studio: "La Danse." Exclusive preview of Roni's latest work! Saturday, 3/23, 8pm
Koresh Dance Company invites you on Saturday, March 23 to an intimate evening exploring Artistic Director, Ronen Koresh's exclusive preview of his latest work at our home studio on 2002 Rittenhouse Square. Roni's new work is inspired by Henri Matisse's painting "La Danse" and will premiere at their Philadelphia Home Season April 25-28 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre. Doors will open at 8:00pm. Performance will begin at 8:30pm at our David Cooper Black Box Theater followed by a Q&A with the artists. Guest are then invited to enjoy a post-performance reception will include wine, beer, food and music. Click or tap here for tickets.  

Classes at the Markward Playground
Mondays: Zumba at 6:00pm
Wednesdays: Ceramics at 7:00pm
Thursdays: Zumba Toning at 6:00pm

Classes are $10 per person 
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)
Jason Matthew Salon, 1735 Chestnut St, 2nd Fl (215-665-8030)
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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