Thursday, July 18, 2019

CCRA Newsletter

Center City Residents' Association, 1900 Market St, FL 8, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Weekly E-Newsletter
News and Updates
Zoning Committee Meeting
Tuesday, July 23, 7pm
BEX, 1 Commerce Sq (2005 Market St)

City to Address Congestion on Chestnut Street through engineering and enforcement

"You can't get there from here!" I used to say that when trying to describe how to get to Glenside or some other suburban community without easy car access (forget mass transit!). But now you can pretty accurately say that when trying to get across town. The City has a plan to address some of the most egregious congestion, on Chestnut Street, through better curbside management and bus operations, and in August will work with SEPTA and DVRPC on the Chestnut Street Loading Pilot Project .   On July 11, CCRA executive committee members voted to support this  Pilot Project.  Attached is a flyer concerning the pilot and the letter of support sent to Chris Puchalsky, PhD, Director of Policy and Strategic Studies, oTIS.  CCRA looks forward to continuing cooperation with oTIS as the Chestnut Street Congestion is addressed.
Office Closure

CCRA is closed from Monday July 21, and will reopen on Monday, July 29.  All emails and phone messages will be answered when the office reopens.
By Rebecca Rutstein

This summer, a new Mural Arts Philadelphia mural meditation on the Schuylkill River is soaring above the popular Schuylkill Banks multi-use trail. Painted directly on the facade of a building belonging to technology and entertainment company AT&T, the vibrant geometric design is the first mural by noted Philadelphia artist Rebecca Rutstein. It is the first mural from an artist known for her work at the intersection of art, science, and technology. For more information, click or tap here.
PGW Worksites this summer

PGW will be installing new lines in the following areas:

19103: 2000 block of Waverly and 2000 block of Spruce (thru 8/8)
19146: (thru 8/29)
  • 400 S 18 ST
  • 300 S 17 ST
  • 400 S 17 ST
  • 1700 ADDISON ST
  • 1800 ADDISON ST
  • 200 S 18 ST
  • 1800 DELANCEY ST
  • 1700 LOMBARD ST
  • 1700 DELANCEY ST
  • 1700 PANAMA ST
  • 1700 SPRUCE ST
  • 1800 SPRUCE ST
  • 1600 PINE ST
Markwood Movie Night: First Man
Friday, July 19, 8:30pm

The movie begins at sunset in the bowl across from the dog park

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Community Events
7th annual Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy Festival

Organized by Ching Yun Hu, center city concert pianist, offers musical events every day, Friday August 2 to Sunday, August 11. For tickets and more information, go to: Young artists concerts on August 6 and 8 are free. Friday, August 2, 7:30, Ching Yun Hu will perform the opening concert at the Kimmel Center. From Saturday, August 3 to Sunday, August 11, all events will be held at the Academy of Vocal Arts, 1920 Spruce Street. 

"Sounds of the Revolution" Series of Free Musical Performances, Saturdays thru August 17

Every Saturday through August 17 starting at 11 a.m., the Museum of the American Revolution will host Sounds of the Revolution, a series of free musical performances and hands-on demonstrations inside the Museum and on the outdoor plaza. Includes African Drumming, Fife & Drum, Gourd Banjos and More! For details please go to:
Naudain Art Collaborative Call for Artists

Naudain Art Collaborative (NAC), a group of artists in the Fitler Square area, is now accepting entries for its First Juried Community Exhibition to be held on November 2 and 3, 2019 from 12 noon to 6 pm. Center city artists age 18 and older are invited to submit entries no later than Saturday, September 7. For rules and requirements, please go to link:

Enjoy 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.
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.

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)
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)
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