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
Green Infrastructure at Greenfield School Slows Sewer System Overflow
Neighborhood heroes: Rob Rumburg and Fred Kaulbach at the Greenfield playground.
Greenfield's playground has a soft,
artificial surface that is permeable, meaning it has small holes that
let raindrops pass through. Below ground is a network of perforated
pipes that collect and channel the rainwater to soil and rain
gardens-where Fred Kaulbach, Lisa Armstrong and other volunteers have
planted 40 trees-thereby diverting it from the overtaxed sewer system.
It's a bonus that this green infrastructure supports trees, some
fruit-bearing, in an area where children play.
District, located between 9th and 12th on Market St., is Philly's
newest destination for shopping, dining, entertainment, art and culture.
three city blocks, it features over 800,000 square feet of flagship,
traditional, and outlet shopping, as well as destination dining,
entertainment, and art and cultural exhibits. Whether you're in
the mood for a cocktail after work, a family movie night, a spontaneous
shopping spree, or just bowling with friends, head to Fashion District.
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
Pennsylvania will present a concert to benefit immigrants and refugees
in Philadelphia. Tuesday, September 24, 8:00 p.m. to 9:30
p.m. Philadelphia Ethical Society, 1906 Rittenhouse Square. $20. To
register, click here.
Tai Chi at Markward Playground
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.
Shop Center City Saturday
the final day of Philadelphia Fashion Week, Saturday, September 28,
center city retailers and restaurants will offer exclusive specials and
The Silver Binder Presentation: Organize Your Personal Information for Safe Keeping
William Penn House, 1919 Chestnut, Community Room, 1st Fl, Tuesday, 10/15, 2 PM
are your important documents such as insurance policies, the deed to
your home, bank and investment statements? Who will take care of your
pet if you have an emergency? Who will take care of you? Mario
Oropeza, a Penn's Village volunteer, developed this workshop to get you
started on what may seem like an intimidating task: organizing the
vital details about your legal, health, and financial affairs as well as
important contacts. A binder will be available at the workshop with
forms which will enable you to document everything your family and
friends need to know.
cost of the binder is $35 for Penn's Village members and volunteers; $45
for other guests (cash or checks only please) and includes a digital
version of the forms. Guests are welcome to attend three Penn's Village
programs at $10 per program before becoming a member and/or volunteer.
The guest cost for this program is included in the cost of the binder.
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.