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
This meeting is open to our active members. If you would like to attend, please email Travis Oliver, and he will send you zoom link.
Congratulations to our Halloween Challenge Winner:
If you like to see more of our "hauntingly" contestants, visit our Facebook page
Thank you to our long standing Merchant Partners.
Please support our local businesses!
Ursula Hobson Fine Art Framing
over 35 years, Ursula Hobson Fine Art Framing has been proudly serving
Center City. She is well known for her finest museum-quality framing and
craftsmanship for beloved artwork and photographs. Ms. Hobson combines
her extensive knowledgeable with great artistic design
vision. Exceptional personal service, an eye for detail and a vast array
of frame selections from period and traditional to contemporary and
modern styles. Other services include shadow box framing, mirror
framing, mounts for sculpture, and restoration services. Ursula Hobson
Fine Art Framing is an independently owned and operated small business.
CCCRA members get an additional 10% off most services- membership cards
must be presented. Call for an appointment today-215-546-7889. 1528
Waverly Street https://ursulahobsonframing.com
Good Karma Cafe
Good Karma Cafe and receive an additional 5% off at their Center City
West location. Founded in 2007, they are known for their delicious
organic and fair trade certified coffees in eco-friendly shops. Fair
Trade certification allows them to directly support the hardworking
farmers that grow the coffee. Along with their wide selection
of delicious coffee, are daily fresh-baked pastries, a variety of
healthy made to order bagel breakfast sandwiches, lunch sandwiches,
salads and seasonal soups and drinks. Vegan and gluten free options as
well. Only the freshest and best products are used in this cafe! Good
Karma proudly showcases local artists in all their cafes too. A true
neighborhood gem! Good Karma Cafe is located at 24th and
Walnut 215-546-1479 http://www.thegoodkarmacafe.com
Tasty-Sounding Pizza Joint Opens in Fitler Square
Pandemic be damned, co-owners and
pizzaiolos Davide Lubrano and Vinny Gallagher have opened their first
pizzeria in Fitler Square. Called Pizzata Pizzeria, it offers New
York-style, naturally leavened red and white pies, and is – for now at
least – takeout and delivery only.
Visit our special COVID-19 page on our website for more news and info.
Homeless man charged in attempted abductions in Philadelphia
Police say a man has been arrested
and charged in connection with two attempted abductions while a third
incident is under investigation. He has been charged with attempted
kidnapping, stalking and related offenses.
Take a Stroll to Raise Awareness for the Health of Black Men and Boys in Philadelphia
Stroll is a neighborhood-based walk for Black Men and Boys to gain
access to health resources and screenings, connect with neighbors, and
raise awareness about the issue of Black men's health.
Brothas Stroll event will take place in Philadelphia's 4th
District on November 7 at 11:00 a.m. and will start at the steps of the
Please Touch Museum.
Register for the Annual Brothas Stroll to receive more details about this event.
Iconic City Tavern Restaurant Closes for Good
The City Tavern Restaurant, one of
the city’s most historic taverns, has closed its doors permanently due
to the impact of the pandemic. Favored by locals and tourists alike, the
venue served as the unofficial meeting place for the first Continental
Congress in 1774.
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 email@example.com.
November Sale: 20% OFF all Bruce Murray historic baseball photographs and FREE SHIPPING
Murray, Sr., award-winning photojournalist between 1911 and 1958,
photographed baseball legends such as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Connie
Mack. His grandson, Shawn Murray, owner of Twenty-Two Gallery, is
offering Hall-of-Fame Baseball images, 11” x 14”, beautifully framed
& matted, limited edition, archival photographs hand printed from
the original 4" X 5" vintage negative on museum-quality acid free paper.
Each photograph is numbered and embossed with "The Bruce Murray
Collection" name. Each photograph is also accompanied by an "About the
Artist" biography, a Background Story of the photograph and a
Certificate of Authenticity individually signed by the grandson of the
photographer. (Framed dimensions: 20 x 21 inches)
USE CODE NOV2020 FOR DISCOUNT AT CHECKOUT. Please order as soon as possible for delivery for the holidays. Offer Expires on November 30, 2020 https://brucemurray.com/
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, Wednesday, November 11 to
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.
Monday, November 9 through 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.
Astral Artists - Use promo code "CCRA" to receive a $10 flat rate on all tickets to their concerts.