Monday, November 25, 2019

CCRA Newsletter

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Community Meeting with Police Captain Michael Hooven
Monday, December 2, 6:30-8PM

The Church of the Holy Trinity
Rittenhouse Square
Join CCRA and Friends of Rittenhouse Square as Captain Michael Hooven discusses the recent incidents happening in our neighborhood and how the 9th District Police Dept. will address them.
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Friday, November 22, 2019

CCRA Newsletter

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On Thursday night [Nov 21] at approximately 10PM, there was an altercation at the entrance of Rittenhouse Square at 18th and Walnut street. As a result, one man was assaulted and died at Jefferson Hospital later that night as a result of his injuries. According to Office[r] O'Shea of the 9th District, there were several witnesses and they have all been interviewed. The police are pursuing several leads, and feel confident those responsible will be apprehended soon. Captain Hooven says that a greater police presence will be visible in and around Rittenhouse Square.  

CCRA is working with the Friends of Rittenhouse Square and the 9th Police District to schedule a community meeting addressing public safety the week of December 2. Stay tuned for exact details of the time and place.

Maggie Mund, CCRA President

Thursday, November 21, 2019

CCRA Newsletter

Weekly E-Newsletter
News and Updates
CCRA Zoning Committee 
Tuesday, November 26, 7pm
BEX, 1 Commerce Sq, 2005 Market Street

Please Consider Donating to the Winter Neighborhood Beautification 
As part of your year-end giving, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to CCRA so that we can continue to carry out our Sidewalk Cleaning Program for another year.  

The Neighborhood Beautification 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. 
Our neighborhood continues to be among the cleanest in the city, and that is because of YOU! Please help us keep our neighborhood clean with a generous donation this season.
Thanks for your support of CCRA and happy holidays to you and your family. 
House Tour Committee is looking for volunteers and homes/spaces
The House Tour committee is preparing for our House and Garden Tour in the spring.  The committee is asking members if they would like to join them in preparation of making our biggest fundraiser a success.  If you would like participate on the committee, email our Operations Manager, Travis Oliver, with the subject line: House Tour.  

Also, the committee has begun looking for unique homes and outdoor spaces for the tour.  Should anyone want to donate their home/space for the day, please let us know. 

Office Closure

observance of the the Thanksgiving Holiday, 
CCRA will being closing early on Wednesday, 11/27, at 1pm, and will reopen on Monday, 12/2.  We wish you a happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. 
Trash Collection
In observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, no trash will be collected on Thursday, 11/28.  Collection will resume on Friday, 11/29.

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Community Events
Rittenhouse Farmers' Market

On Saturday, November 23, the Rittenhouse Farmers' Market will be set up on the SOUTH side of the park, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. due to the Philadelphia Marathon. Tuesday, November 26, will be the final Tuesday for the Farmers' Market this year.
Annual Tibetan Bazaar, Philadelphia Ethical Society, 2nd floor, Friday Nov. 29 and Saturday, Nov. 30, 10am to 5pm
Shop for holiday gifts and help the Tibetan community preserve their culture and identity in the face of institutional efforts by the Chinese government in Tibet. Presented by the Tibetan Association of Philadelphia  .
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.

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)
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)
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)
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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

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Our new online business directory is an easy way to find local contractors, shops, wellness centers, pet stores, parks and more!

724 S 20th • (215) 880-4031

Kids After-School Yoga Program
Mondays 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Open to ages 5-13
Drop In through Dec 16th
Winter session begins Monday January 6th

Through the practice of yoga, children will learn to breathe deeply, develop body awareness, and improve flexibility, strength, and balance in a fun and engaging way. By practicing mindful activities, children will also learn new and exciting ways to calm their minds and strengthen their focus.

Drop In's are still available for November and December.  Next eight week session begins Monday, January 6th. Contact Kathy Revelle:

More Information
1923 Washington Avenue

Dance Classes | Mon-Tues, Thurs, Sat
BalletX is offering dance classes at the company’s new studio at 1923 Washington Avenue. Whether you want to work out, hone your technique, or just move and groove, BalletX has Adult, Youth, and Family classes for all levels and interests.

Check out the weekly schedule online, including classes in Ballet, Contemporary, Intro to Voguing, West African, and more! Drop in or save with multi-class cards and unlimited monthly passes.

��‍Dance Classes at BalletX  Sign up


BalletX Fall Series 2019
at The Wilma Theater, Dec. 4-15
BalletX, led by Christine Cox, presents its Fall Series 2019 with two world premieres by choreographers Matthew Neenan and Jo Strømgren.

The New York Times has named Matthew Neenan “one of the most appealing and singular choreographic voices in ballet today.” His new holiday-inspired ballet, 12 Bells, is co-created with composers Rosie Langabeer and Tara Middleton, and features sets by Maiko Matsushima and costumes by Christine Darch.

Jo Strømgren's work, known for its multi-disciplinary gusto, has been described by The Boston Globe as "fantastically beautiful... conjuring the poetic flight of a butterfly." His new space age ballet, The Moon, is set to the music of composer/saxophonist Mette Henriette, with video installation by Jorge Cousineau, and astronaut costumes by Martha Chamberlain.

BalletX, named “among America’s best” by The New York Times, was recently featured on the cover of Dance Magazine.

 BalletX Fall Series 2019  Buy Tickets

1931 Washington Avenue

Try your first Bootcamp class for free! Call or visit our website for more information.

1527 South Street • (267) 930-7645
  • Mention SOSNA at checkout and get 10% off all services.
  • Look out for amazing gift card and retail sales throughout the month

1715 South Street • (215) 560-8859
  • $10 off any full hair service for ALL NEW CLIENTS.
  • 10% off any product on our shelf.
  • Referral program: client to receive $10 off for referring new customers
2207 South Street • (215) 560-8859

Toy Store Day is Saturday, November 9th. Come celebrate with fun games, prizes, and crafts all day.

Customers can also take $5 off for every $50 they spend

1533 South Street
Food & Drink

Jet Wine Bar
1525 South Street
Saturday November 23rd 5:30pm-7:30pm
South American Wine Tasting Experience

Join us on Saturday November 23rd for a wine tasting experience like no other! We will be exploring the wines of South America that most are unfamiliar with, no Malbec or Cabernet Sauvginon will be involved.  Instead, we trek into the unknown parts of South American winemaking, including wines from Uruguay, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile and of course, Argentina.  We will be tasting 5 wines paired with 5 different small plates that exemplify what South American wine culture is all about. You won't want to miss this one!
Thanksgiving Wine To Go Bundles

Don't know what wine to bring to dinner, let us do the work for you! We are offering wine bundles perfectly paired for your thanksgiving dinner.  We have Juhfark for the adventurous, and Gamay for the traditionalist. Bundles must be pre-ordered by Tuesday 11/19 at 2pm to be picked up in time for Thanksgiving Day.  Email or call 215-735-1116 to place orders or for more information

Bundle 1 ($80)
-Aringa Doo, Portugeiser
-Ca' Lojera, Lugana
-Carpinus Winery, Tokaj

Bundle 2 ($80)
-Heinrich, Blaufrankisch
-Cesani, Vernacci
-Csetvei Pinceszet, Juhfark

Black Friday & Small Business Saturday
11/29 & 11/30 All Day 
Shop the best deals in wine to go during Black Friday (11/29) and Small Business Saturday (11/30) as we will be offering buy 3 get 1 free on all Wine To Go purchases! All purchases will also include a free wine tote bag perfect for taking to your holiday parties or a BYO!
*complimentary bottle of wine will be the lowest priced wine purchased  
Book your holiday party with us!
Looking for a place to hold your holiday get together, birthday party, work event, or wedding? We have the perfect place for you.  We have open bar, customized wine tasting packages, and more available.  Contact for details
REX 1516
1516 South Street • (267) 319-1366
  • Happy Hour, 7 days at week from 5-7p
  • Rex can also be rented out for private events!

2221 South Street
Make your next tailgate a touchdown with South Square Market's Tailgate Packages. With two sizes to fit everyone's appetite, game days have never been easier. 
The Low Rider feeds 5-10 fans, and the Monster Truck feeds 15-20. From hoagies and soda to chips, dip, and dessert. South Square Market will have you game day ready.
Stop by and order your crowd pleasing Tailgate package at the deli counter now.

Join a SOSNA Committee. SOSNA has six active committees that hold open public meetings every month. These committees develop and implement initiatives on an ongoing basis. 
Check the SOSNA Events Calendar for meeting dates and times.

Support SOSNA's programming and projects throughout the neighborhood. Between our rich, diverse history and bright, promising future, there’s a lot to celebrate in the South of South neighborhood. SOSNA is committed to strengthening our community, through a variety of initiatives and projects.

Learn more about SOSNA's projects and donate today
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