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
A Very Special House Tour
have some very exciting news about this year's house tour. In previous
years, this seasonal tour included several houses. This year, however,
the "tour" will consist of one spectacular, recently renovated historic
home on Rittenhouse Square -1914 Rittenhouse Square, the home of Jill
and Bart Blatstein. Famously known as the McIlhenney Mansion and vacant
since 1986, the property was featured in a previous CCRA House Tour
before the Blatsteins lovingly revived the house for modern living.
This exclusive tour, hosted by Jill and Bart Blatstein, will include
cocktails and hors d'oeuvres and plenty of stories about the extensive
renovation and construction that resulted in this magnificent private
residence. For more information, please see invitation below.
CCRA has never hosted an event of this
nature. In order to offer a chance to participate to all of our
members, we are sponsoring a raffle for five of the 25 tickets. Fifty
raffle tickets, at $100 each, will be sold for these five tickets-so
each entry has a 10 percent chance of winning. Raffle tickets will be
sold to the first 50 CCRA members who respond-so act now. For
information about the raffle, please click here.
I view this special house tour as a
once-in-a-lifetime event that will permit CCRA to reorganize our
fundraising events in a way that makes more sense. In the Spring of
2020, the CCRA will host a Home and Garden Tour comprised of several
neighborhood homes and gardens. And in the Fall of 2020, Casino Night
will return to the Ethical Society.
We received some emails from members
about the plans for the Spruce and Pine bike lanes and we hope this
clarifies any questions or concerns. The only flexi-posts will be at the
intersections to guide motorists into the correct lane.
Artist of Convergence Mural on the AT&T Building Talks at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Tuesday, September 17, 6-7 PM
Points of View Speaker Series: Rebecca Rutstein
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Rhoden Arts Center, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
128 North Broad Street, Philadelphia
Join the artist for a talk and toast to Convergence, her first
public mural. Hear about Rutstein's interests in geology,
microbiology and marine science; her passion for dialogue about
environmental stewardship in the face of climate change, and how the
Schuylkill landscape inspired Convergence. Rutstein's talk is part of
PAFA programming related to their current exhibition on view: From the
Schuylkill to the Hudson, Landscapes of the Early American Republic.
Free Admission to Celebrate the Reopening of the North Entrance of the Art Museum!
On Wednesday, September 18, after more than
40 years, the Art Museum is reopening their historic Kelly Drive
entrance and lobby, and they want to commemorate the occasion. Visit
on September 18, for "Pay What You Wish," admission all day and
experience their reimagined museum store, the new espresso bar, and the
historic Vaulted Walkway - a jaw-dropping architectural gem! Enjoy a
free croissant with your purchase of an espresso drink. Come early
to hear remarks by Mayor Jim Kenney and schools Superintendent William
R. Hite Jr. at 9:30 a.m., and music by trumpeter Arnetta Johnson. Doors
open at 10.
Peace Day Events at the Ethical Society
Friday, Sept. 20, 6:00 to 6:45 p.m.
In front of the Philadelphia Ethical
Society on Rittenhouse Square. Come sing some songs of freedom and
justice. Free and open to the public.
Friday, Sept. 20, 7:00 p.m.
Screening of the Film: "Before the Flood"
Free and open to the public. Donations of $10 suggested to benefit 350.org and
Peace Day Philly. This 2016 documentary about climate change has been
described by The Guardian as a "heartfelt, decent, educational"
documentary about the most important issue of our time.
Saturday, Sept 21, 11 am
Philly Peace Day and the United Nations Day of Peace
Philadelphia Ethical Society invites all to
join together to observe the International Day of Peace. Music, special
guests, global messages and the minute of silence at 12 noon (worldwide
action in all time zones). 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., center of Rittenhouse
Beginning Tuesday, 9/24. Achieve a healthier mind, body and spirit by practicing this Chinese martial art. To reserve a spot, click or tap here.
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.