for something to do after your (Virtual) Thanksgiving? Do you need a
gift to get that person who loves Philly? 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
Last year, I and several other CCRA board members attended the Philadelphia Citizen’s Second Annual Ideas We Should Steal Festival . If you are not familiar with the Festival, the organizers convene severalof the nation’s most innovative urban thinkers and global thought leaders sharing
bold ideas that can move our city forward. The festival provided an
inspiring look at how others have solved pressing social problems with
the mantra “It can happen here”.
I am pleased to tell you that this year CCRA is a community sponsor of the Third Annual Ideas We Should Steal Festival,
which means our members are entitled to a 33% discount on tickets. And
this year’s festival is all online, making attendance even easier. The
festival will be held on the first four Tuesdays in December, from 5:30-7:30pm, December 1, 8, 15, 22; guests may attend one week or all four weeks.
Panels will address changing police
culture, curbing gun violence, moving the needle on poverty, using
capitalism for good, and art as a force for social change.
Please Donate and 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).
What? Something Good? About Lanternflies, no Less?
Just when you think you know something….
out the hated plague known as the lanternfly produces some very
delicious honey, if you can believe it. Tastes “oaky”, “the epitome of
autumn”. Goes well on poppy biscuits. And you can buy some, from the
Philadelphia Bee Co., at $14 per jar. Just ask for “Doom Bloom”.
Deck the Hall Holiday Lightsstarted
on Monday, November 23 at Dilworth Park. Illumination and sound effects
on the west façade of City Hall, Sunday through Thursday 5 p.m. to 9
p.m. and Friday and Saturday 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. through January 1.
Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market started
on Saturday, November 21 at Dilworth Park. Support local small
businesses by buying handmade gifts, treats and crafts, through January
Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink at
Dilworth Park is open seven days a week, now through February 28, with
limited number of skaters at one time. Purchase tickets in advance
online for 90-minute, timed skating sessions all season long.
Do you have the time to take a couple of surveys?
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.
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.