On Tuesday, November 10,
CCRA held its monthly board of directors meeting. If you would like to
see what was discussed, as well as decisions from previous meetings, you
can view the materials on our website.
To our new CCRA members: our
board meetings are held every 2nd Tuesday of the month (except July and
August). For now, our meetings are held via Zoom. All active members
are invited. If you would like to attend our meetings, please notify Travis Oliver.
Visit our special COVID-19 page on our website for more news and info.
CCRA and LSNA presents
There’s No Place Like Home: Fun in Philly
Tuesday, December 1, 6:30PM
Irene Levy Baker, author of “100
Things To Do In Philadelphia” and “Unique Eats & Eateries of
Philadelphia,” is here to explain how. She’ll help you plan a staycation
and make sure you never waste your free time doing laundry - based on
the newly-published second edition of “100 Things To Do In
Philadelphia.” (NOTE: Topic will be adjusted based on current
80 years Di Bruno Bros. has ben a culinary pioneer, offering the
highest quality products. Well known for their extremely knowledgeable
and friendly service, Philadelphia’s premiere flagship store in historic
Rittenhouse Square features local and international culinary delights.
This full fledged European style marketplace houses one of the largest
cheese caves, meat and seafood, wine, beer, produce, chef prepared
meals, home-made desserts and tons of gourmet products. Fully stocked
with everyday needs and unique specialty items Opened for in-store,
curbside pick-up and online gifts and gourmet baskets. No need for a big
box store with this famous neighborhood gem! CCRA members get an
additional 10% off- membership cards must be presented. 1730 Chestnut
Koresh Dance Company
studio is open! Since 1991 Koresh Dance studio has been fostering
creativity and art excellence in Philadelphia. Known for engaging
performances with superb dancers, they perform critically acclaimed
works in Philadelphia, the country and the world. Koresh School of Dance
was founded in 1993. In addition to performance and instruction, Koresh
Dance Company is committed to community building and outreach. Visit https://www.koreshdance.org to
learn about In-studio adult classes, virtual classes, virtual live
rehearsals, conversations with esteemed artists, and other online
programming. Let them know you are a CCRA member- discounts rates vary.
Koresh Dance Company is located at 2002 Rittenhouse
COVID Business Casualties
R.I.P Beloved Indie Venue Boot & Saddle
This is a tough one. Boot &
Saddle has called it quits, yet another Coronavirus casualty. Rather
than relate an all-too-familiar story, let’s hear the thoughts of Ben
Vaughn, a regular B & S performer. “It was incredibly easy for magic
to happen in that room”, says Vaughn. “The connection between th
audience and the performers was immediate, with no warmup necessary.
Very few venues have that, and the people could not have been nicer.” “A
Department’s annual Leaf Recycling Program returned on Monday, November
9th and will run through Saturday December 19th.
Check here to see where you can drop of your leaves.
Did you know?
Trees lower urban
air temperatures. Asphalt and concrete streets and parking lots increase
urban temperatures and increase energy costs. Neighbors in a properly
tree-shaded area pay reduced energy bills. It’s time to apply for a
street tree! The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society plants free street
trees twice a year and the deadline for the spring planting is at the
end of November. Apply here.
Fighting the Tide: 24 Newly-Opened Philly-Area Restaurants
Despite the unprecedented hardships,
more than a few local businesses have proceeded with plans to open new
eateries. From an American brasserie and raw bar to Asian fusion to
upscale steakhouse and beyond, a total of 24 new restaurants have opened
in the greater Philadelphia area.
welcome warming trend is Panama St.’s “Panama Holiday Block Sock.” The
idea? Bring Holiday cheer to both a neighbor and an inpatient at the
local VA hospital. The how? Purchase two pairs of funky socks – holiday,
ugly, funny – one pair of which will be given to a designated neighbor,
the other to a deserving VA inpatient. To participate? Contact Nan
Kneeland at email@example.com. You know you want to.
MANNA's Pie in the Sky
Buy a pie from the First Presbyterian Church Team of pie sellers!
Join First Presbyterian Church in
supporting MANNA's mission to use nutrition to improve health for people
with serious illnesses who need nourishment to heal. By providing
medically tailored meals and nutrition education, they empower people to
improve their health and quality of life. MANNA delivers 3 meals a day,
7 days a week, at no cost to their clients! Each pie purchased allows
them to provide a hot fresh thanksgiving meal to clients and their
family, in addition to their year round services.
Nov. 16 Blood Drive Sponsored by Church of the Holy Trinity
Looking to help out but not sure how? You
could do worse than donating blood to the American Red Cross on Nov. 16
at the Church of the Holy Trinity at 1904 Walnut St. Not only would you
be donating blood, but Holy Trinity will receive $10 for every pint of
blood donated, which will go directly to the Church’s Curbside Care
program which provides much-needed winter items. To cooperate in this
ideal pandemic activity, email the Church directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Admission to Vets and Blue Star Families
The Museum of
the American Revolution will offer free admission to veterans, those
currently serving in the military, and Blue Star Families, courtesy of
Comcast NBCUniversal on Veterans Day Weekend, now thru Sunday, November
15. The Museum will honor veterans through a virtual lecture, pop-up
talks and performances, take-and-make crafts.
The Museum is now
open Thursdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stories of the
diverse range of people who served and sacrificed during the American
Revolution are available anytime with the Museum’s free Virtual Museum Tour and Virtual Field Trip.
Last Night Thursday, November 12, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Online.
Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts invites you to our
fall virtual Open House, from Monday, November 9, through Thursday,
November 12. Each evening's presentation will include a
behind-the-scenes video of projects currently in our lab and follow-up
discussion from a panel of staff and experts. Featured objects will
include items from the Edward Hopper House, the Free Library of Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Masonic Temple Library & Museum.
When you register, you will be provided with a Zoom link that will work
for all four nights. More information on each night's program will be
sent a week before each program. Click here to register.
Love Your Park Day
Schuylkill River Park is participating in fall Love Your Park Day. Join
volunteers on November 14, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. to plant bulbs, mulch
trees and spiff up the park. Volunteers must wear masks and preregister
here - https://www.fsrp.org/events. The
group size is limited to 25. The park has been much loved at the same
time that Parks and Recreation has cut back significantly on
maintenance. Come out and give the park some much-needed TLC!
CCRA Merchant Partner Discount/Promotion Program
our local merchants and save money too. These local merchants will
provide a discount or promotion to any member who shows a current CCRA
membership card and personal identification.