Center City Residents' Association, 1900 Market St, FL 8, Philadelphia, PA 19103
William Penn House
Southern Land - The Laurel
Crumpet the Movie
Di Bruno Bros.
News and Updates
It's almost time!
we are week out from our Casino Night fundraiser with Governor Edward
G. Rendell and I sincerely hope you are planning to attend. Thanks to
all who sent in your memories of the times when Governor Rendell was our
mayor. He did a lot for the City, and I will be highlighting two
special BIG IDEAS he had that really transformed our neighborhood.
Here's a few hints:
know the idea of a Casino Night may be daunting. I myself have never
played craps or roulette. But I look forward to learning, as the
friendly croupiers will be teaching as they go. And there's a silent
auction, food from DiBruno Bros, Veda and El Rey, a martini bar, wine
and soft drinks. All we need is YOU to make it a party! Click or tap here to get your ticket today!
I know this may be repetitive, but just in case you've forgotten:
Fabulous Raffle prizes at Casino Night.
May 9, Ethical Society, Rittenhouse Square, 6-10pm
We would like to thank our Sponsors: Lead: William Penn House; Platinum: Southern Land - The Laurel and Starr Restaurants; Gold: AT&T; Crumpet the Movie; Bronze: Boyds Philadelphia, City Fitness, Pod Hotel, Schlesinger's, Robin Apartments; In-Kind: Philadelphia Ethical Society, Di Bruno Bros., Starr Restaurants, Veda, Little Red Fish
CCRA Annual Meeting, Wednesday, May 22, 7pm, Academy of Vocal Arts, 1920 Spruce St
Finally, one more CCRA event in May - our Annual Meeting with Rebecca
Rhynhart! May 22, 7 PM at the Academy of Vocal Arts. Meet our current
board and staff, vote for new Board and Executive Committee elections,
hear what Rebecca Rhynhart thinks about being Controller after 18 months
in office, and celebrate the beginning of summer with old and new
friends. Light refreshments and wine will be served afterwards.
Anyone interested in helping organize and publicize this event, please contact the office. CCRA's all volunteer board is pretty taxed with "Casino Night."
Some Spring Things
spring, it's time to celebrate! In addition to our Casino Night, there
are a number of other galas in the area. These include:
LadybugReleaseParty at Schuylkill River Park Community Garden, 25th & Spruce, Sat, May 11, 11am, Rain* or Shine
*Check email for last minute cancellation in the event of a thunderstorm.
Drinks and snacks will be served. Please bring a healthy snack or dessert to share. RSVP required to Katie Tremont by Mon, 5/6.
Event sponsored and food provided by
CCRA / SRPCG
This is a popular annual event to welcome and introduce children to the garden. There is typically a brief activity, ladybugs are released, and snacks are enjoyed by all. The following volunteer opportunities are available:
Provide healthy snacks and/or desserts
Help supervise activities
you are interested in helping with either of these tasks or have any
additional ideas or services you would like to contribute to the event,
please contact Event Chair Katie Tremontatkatie.firstname.lastname@example.org
There are also a number of volunteer opportunities in the neighborhood. They include:
Library needs volunteers with
muscle power to help with book sale
Friends of Philadelphia City Institute Library on Rittenhouse Square needs muscle power to lift bags of books out of storage and place them on tables on Thursday, May 16 from 4:00 p.m.to 6:00 p.m. and on Friday, May 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm. More muscle power is needed to put leftover books in bags at the end of the book sale on Saturday, May 17 at 3:00 p.m. Please contact Pat McGovern Gorchov, with date and time when you can help. Thank you! The book sale will be held Friday, May 17 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Friends of Rittenhouse Square and Friends of Schuylkill River Park are
looking for volunteers on May 11 for Love your Park Neighborhood
Cleanup. Click or tap hereto learn more and sign up.
Finally, three neighborhood events worth celebrating
If you have never experienced the
Society Hill Open House & Garden Tour, this is a good year to start.
You will see first hand the interiors of up to eight private homes,
most with gardens, plus several large additional gardens.
This is a self-guided tour so wear
your most comfortable shoes. The properties are located in all parts of
the neighborhood. House sizes vary from large to smaller ones; the
interiors range from period to the most contemporary. Come and see for
yourself! Each year, we have an all new collection of properties, so if you went last year, it's all different this year.
Tickets are now on sale.
Advance ticket purchase is suggested and available through these ticket options: