Center City Residents' Association, 1900 Market St, FL 8, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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News and Updates
Our New Board Members
On May 22, CCRA had its Annual Meeting at the Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA) where we elected new directors and officers. Click Here to read short bios of the candidates and learn about their interests and passion for the neighborhood.
Also on the agenda-- Rebecca Rhynhart gave a wonderful talk about her time
for the City of Philadelphia and what motivated her to run after serving
as the City's Budget Director under Mayor Michael Nutter and Chief
Administrative Officer under Mayor Jim Kenney. In a nutshell, it was
the waste and inefficiency she observed at every level of City
government. Two of my favorite questions: On a scale of 1 to 100, how
efficiently are our tax dollars being spent? (no percentage given--just "
there is much room for improvement"). And Will you run for mayor in
2024? ("I'm focusing on the job I've got now"). A politician in the
had a wonderful party in the beautiful AVA garden on a gorgeous May
evening. Many thinks to the AVA for their generous support of CCRA and
board members Donna Cordner, Barbara Halpern, and Richard Frey for
helping organize the event.
Help Keep Our Neighborhood Beautiful
We are very grateful of the responses so far to our Neighborhood Beautification Campaign. Thank you, your donations matter! The
campaign supports many initiatives - tree planting, historic
preservation, the Schuylkill River Park Community Garden, oversight of
neighborhood development and - last but not least - sidewalk cleaning.
Please consider donating to help keep our Neighborhood clean. To donate right now, visit our website, www.phillyccra.org.
Tonight! Movie Night at the Schuylkill Banks: "Romancing the Stone" Thursday, June 13, 8:30pm
Bring your friends, blanket and picnic basket on the east side of
the river (north of the Walnut Street Bridge) for a great time watching
viewer's choice movies by the river. All movies start at dusk. Come
early to participate in a free pre-movie raffle for gift cards from
Philadelphia Runner and Saxbys! Snacks and beverages will be available
on a first-come, first-served basis.
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
22 and 23 from noon to 6 p.m. at Ageless Gardens Gallery, 2503 Naudain
a Riverboat Tour on the Schuylkill River on select Thursdays,
Saturdays, and Sundays from June through October. One-hour Secrets of
the Schuylkill Tours and three-hour Boat to Bartram's Garden Tours.