Thursday, May 16, 2019

CCRA Newsletter

Weekly E-Newsletter
News and Updates
A Heartfelt Thank You  
A heartfelt thanks to all of our sponsors, donors, volunteers, members and guests for making this year's Celebration of Center City Living- Casino Night and More a memorable success! Congrats to our grand prize winners- the excitement in the room was palpable when the lucky ticket holders were announced.
We all enjoyed Governor Rendell's personal stories and appreciated his respect for the tenacity of CCRA in keeping "CCRAville" resident friendly despite the many changes and challenges over the years. Without your support, we couldn't continue to do this. See you next year!

CCRA Annual Meeting, Wednesday, May 22, 7pm, Academy of Vocal Arts, 1920 Spruce St

CCRA's Annual Meeting with Rebecca Rhynhart is on Wednesday, May 22, 7 PM at the Academy of Vocal Arts. Meet our current board and staff, vote for new Director and Officer positions, 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.

Set forth here are the Officers and Directors who are being nominated for terms commencing July 1, 2019. The election will take place at CCRA's Annual Meeting on May 22, 7 PM, at the Academy of Vocal Arts, 1920 Spruce St. Note that Director candidate Harvey Ostroff, a local developer, has been advised that he may not serve on the Zoning Committee, and that he will be expected to recuse himself from certain Board votes, as appropriate, and as is consistent with CCRA's conflict of Interest Policy. 
Primary Elections

Remember, the primary election is coming up on Tuesday, May 21.  This being Philadelphia, the primary is often the election that counts.  Click or tap here to see the responses of 16 City Council candidates to a questionnaire distributed by the Crosstown Coalition.  PLEASE VOTE!

New Merchant Member
CCRA welcomes new merchant member, Good Karma Cafe, located at 331 S. 22nd St.  Good Karma will offer a 5% discount of your purchase to our members.  You must show your membership card in order to take advantage of the discount and you can only use your card at this location.   

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Community Events

Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival, 18th and Walnut Sts
Saturday, May 18 at noon
The 41st Society Hill Open House & Garden Tour, 
Sunday, May 19, 2019, 1 TO 5 PM
SHCA needs 10 more volunteers for Sunday, May 19 Open House & Garden Tour.  All volunteers get a free tour ticket in exchange for their two hour shift at a house. Shift needed is 3-5 PM.

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:
-   Online-VISA, and MC are accepted. 
  -   Email - SHCA administrator 
                                      -   Phone-SHCA 215-629-1288
                                      -   At the door on the tour day-- Old Pine
                                         Community Center, 401 Lombard St.
Join Penn's Village and Roger Allen, Professor Emeritus of Arabic & Comparative Literature at the University of Penn, for this talk on The Islamic State.

Meet in the Empowerment Room at the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce (200 S Broad St), 7th Floor at the Mars Drinks Conference Center. This is in The Bellevue and is handicap accessible.
Register by emailing or by calling 215-925-7333 .There is no charge for Penn's Village members and volunteers. We would appreciate a $5 donation from other guests. Other guests are welcome to attend three programs before joining and/or volunteering.

Click or tap here for more information.
Art Exhibition at the Ageless Gardens Gallery

The Naudain Art Collaborative invites you to attend an exhibition of artworks by center city artists Lauren Sweeney, Ed Bronstein, and Betsy Alexander and guest artist Sandy Cadwalader on Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and 9, from noon to 6 p.m. at Ageless Gardens Gallery,  2503 Naudain Street. 
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.

Good Karma Cafe, 331 S. 22nd St, (215-546-1479)
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)
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)
East West Acupuncture, 419 S. 19th St (415-758-1057)
Eye Candy Vision, 218 S. 20th St (215-568-3937)
Home Helpers Philly, 1835 S. Broad St., Ste 2 (215-334-2600)

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