CCRA's next steps to Address the Local Issues of Safe Streets
We are continuing our efforts to address the issues of crime in our neighborhood. On Thursday, January 16, at 6pm, CCRA is taking the next step you asked for by meeting with a few of our members. Our
goal will be to listen and learn from each other, as we discuss some of
the challenges and strategies of living in Center City West. The meeting will be at We Works, 1900 Market Street, 8th Floor.
In his second inaugural speech, Major Jim Kenney promised to
tackle gun violence in the city. As members of our Center City West
neighborhood, we want him to hear our concerns about safe streets and
share with him some practical ideas to enhance the "feel" of our city
streets. As thePeople Powered Voice of Center City West, we needyour voiceto be heard and amplified.
Thoughts to share at the meeting:
1. A short introduction of who you are,
how long you've lived here and how you would describe your housing
setup, e.g., condo, apt, row house, park setting, etc).
2. If you are a member of any other groups
who may want to collaborate in finding ways to improve street safety
and comfort in Center City West, let us know.
3. What ideas, if any, would you like to see implemented?
If you would like to join us as we form a
small group to act as a "think tank" for new initiatives and local
collaborations, as we work with police, local businesses, developers and
each other towards safer streets, please call our Operations Manager,
Travis Oliver at 215-546-6719 to get on the list.
Pizza and light refreshments will be provided.
Philadelphia City Institute Library on Rittenhouse Sq. will be closed from 1/20 to 3/16, during the construction of the new lift
During this time, there will be no book drop-offs and no
holds available at PCI. At the time of closure, all available patron
holds will be transferred to the Central Library. Library patrons can
make new requests that can be picked up at the Central Library or a
branch library of choice.
Cookbook Club and Conversations with the PA Ballet will be
held at the Central Library. The LEAP After-school Program will be held
at The Church of the Holy Trinity on Rittenhouse Square (Monday through
Thursday 3:30 to 6 pm). English Conversations may be held at the Central
Library (not yet determined.) All other programs (including Story Time)
will be temporarily suspended.
Good news for CCRA foodies
We're pleased to introduce our new food and restaurant reviewer, Leo
Levinson. As a board member of Philadelphia's premier gourmet club, The
Chaine des Rotisseurs, former chair of the Union League's Grand Cru
Society wine club and accomplished amateur cook, Leo knows food. And as
an active foodie, resident and public relations guru in Center City
West, he'll give us the inside track, from pho to fois gras. Starting
next week, look for Leo's column in our digital and print newsletters,
sharing new finds, new foods, old favorites and more. No doubt the way
our district's food scene is bustling, Leo already has a lot on his
plate. Bon appetit!
Community Garden Plot Lottery
Please Help Keep our Neighborhood Beautiful
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 -
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. If you already donated, thank you :-)
Thanks for your support of CCRA and happy holidays to you and your family.
Structure & Purpose: The Legacy of Engineering at Keast & Hood
retrospective exhibition about the valuable contribution of structural
engineers to the safety of buildings, specifically illustrated by
original drawings of 20th century landmark architecture, will be at The
Athenaeum, 219 S. 6th Street, now through March 31. Free and open to the
public, Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the first three Saturdays of each month, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Academy of Vocal Arts
January 14 and 16, 2020
Maestro Christofer Macatsoris, Jeannine B. Cowles Music Director Chair
Come for this special two-night engagement, featuring
operatic duets from The Pearl Fishers, Carmen and others, and
selections by Cole Porter, Leonard Bernstein, and Kurt Weill.
Both performances are held in AVA's
Helen Corning Warden Theater at 7:30PM. Performers will be announced
soon! Tickets are on sale through the AVA website or by calling 215-735-1685.