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
Get your ticket for the 2019 House Tour, featuring one
spectacular, recently renovated historic home on Rittenhouse Square
-1914 Rittenhouse Square. This exclusive tour, hosted by homeowners 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.
The tour will take place on Tuesday, October 22, from 5:30 to
7:30 PM. Tickets cost $1,000 each and are limited to 25. For
complete information about the house tour please see the invitation
In order to offer a chance for all of our members to see this
fabulous home, 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 before September 27. After that date, the raffle will be posted on
CCRA's FB page. The raffle drawing will be held on October 11, with
winners notified on that date by email. To sign up for the raffle, please click here.
Remember, proceeds from this Very Special House Tour support CCRA's
efforts to preserve, enhance and celebrate this wonderful neighborhood
we call home. - Maggie Mund, President
The Invasion of the Spotted Lanternfly
Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) is an invasive planthopper native to China,
India, Vietnam. It was first discovered in Berks County, PA and has
spread to other counties in the southeast portion of the Commonwealth.
Now they have reached center city. Harmless to humans, this insect has
the potential to greatly impact agricultural crops such as grapes, hops,
and hardwoods. It is also reducing the quality of life for people
living in heavily infested areas.
adults are currently swarming the neighborhood because it's their
mating season. If you happen to come across these insects, the
Pennsylvania Dept. of Agriculture recommends that you exterminate
Visit here to read more information on the SLF and how to deal with them.
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.