stuck inside? Want to know where you can go that’s interesting,
different, and safe right in town? This Book Event about little known
places is for you!
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
Win a Trip to the African Safari Ongava Game Reserve in Namibia for 2022
In this unique fundraising year, CCRA is excited to introduce our expanded Clean, Safe and Green Appeal to
fund our sidewalk cleaning and related programs. Two generous CCRA
supporters have pledged to match each gift of $100 or more received by
the end of the year, doubling the fundraising power of every qualifying
gift. Furthermore, anyone who donates $200* or more will be recognized
as a Green Star Donor and entered to win a 5-night, 4-day stay for
two at the Ongava Game Reserve hunting lodge in Namibia, Africa, in
2022. Each additional donation of $200 earns another entry into the
raffle. The winner will be selected in January. Please note that flights
are not included. To enter, we must receive your donation by December 31, 2020.
Click here for more information about the Ongava Game Reserve.
*If you are the lucky winner, please consult your tax advisor about the retail value of this prize ($3000).
Drexel University is
inviting you to participate in a short survey on greenspace and health.
Results will be used for a public health research study on greenspace
utilization and health during the pandemic. Anyone who is ages 18 and
older, lives in the Metropolitan Philadelphia region, and can access and
complete the survey online, is eligible to participate. The survey is available here.
SEPTA is inviting you to
participate in a short survey. COVID-19 pandemic has significantly
impacted many aspects of our daily activities, including how we utilize
public transportation. To help SEPTA better understand the changing
needs and demands of its customers, they are inviting you to take part
in a short online survey. This link
is for the SEPTA COVID-19 Travel Survey: Fall 2020, through which the
Authority hopes to glean information on customer sentiment, feedback on
the various health and safety measures SEPTA has implemented throughout
the system as well as trends and shifts in travel and overall mobility
amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The deadline for completing the survey is
Tuesday, Dec. 1.
Thanksgiving To-Go Dinners Available at the William Way LGBT Community Center
Thanksgiving, Nov. 26, the William Way Center will be giving out Boxed
Dinners to-go from 1 pm to 3 pm, or when the food runs out. The Center
is located at 1315 Spruce St.
Esquire: Philly’s Kalaya Best New U.S. Restaurant in 2020
Yes, there is good
restaurant news here in Philly in 2020. Esquire magazine has named Thai
eatery Kalaya as the best new restaurant in the U.S. for the year 2020.
Located on 9th St. above Christian, in Esquire’s words Kalaya
“absolutely purrs with spirit” and offers Thai dishes “with such depth
of soul and flavor that you’re left dreaming about them for days”.
a time when one beloved institution after another is falling by the
wayside, we can happily report that Sigma Sound Lives! The iconic N.
12th Street birthplace of the “Philly Sound” is now included in the
Philadelphia Register of Historic Places, which precludes the building
from being demolished. Fun Fact about Sigma: they had so many gold
records on the walls that they ran out of room and hung some in the
whole world was watching as ballots were being tabulated at the
Convention Center on Election Day and the days after. The boisterous
scene outside has been well documented. But what about what was going
inside the Convention Center? Not so boisterous. Methodical, precise,
to get rid of unused clothes or broken/unused small
electronics, including computers? This is a new environmentally friendly
contactless way to remove them from your home, via pickup at your
It is free and brought to you as a pilot program from the City to reduce landfill use. You can schedule a pickup at your house online at Retrievr.
Cherry St. Tavern to close for 2020
to the owners, Bobby and Billy, neighborhood tap house, Cherry Street
Tavern will close today, Thursday Nov. 19, for the remainder of the
year. If you have a chance, stop by one last time this year.
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.