Thursday, April 8, 2021


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Weekly E-Newsletter - April 8, 2021
News And Updates
A Sense of Where We Are

In our neighborhood at least, things seem to have settled down a bit, most notably due to the twin arrivals of vaccines and Spring. Seems a good time to exhale(!) and take a look around.

And so what do we see?

As always, the lay of the land Philadelphia constitutes a unique blend of past, present and future, often side-by-side if not on top of one another.

Architecturally alone, the colonial past lives cheek-by-jowl with the very modern present and the future yet to come. (Think the Laurel across the Square from homes built in the 1700’s.)

And so while even on a good day it can all be a bit headspinning, would we really want it any other way? Nah. Certainly not in this neighborhood. It’s too much damn fun.

Useful Links
Our Sponsors:
CCRA Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 6pm
via Zoom

CCRA Members are welcome to attend. Please contact Travis Oliver and he will send you the link to the meeting once it's available.
Last Chance to tell us what you think!
If you want to make your opinion known about historic preservation in our neighborhood, now is your last chance. Survey closes on Friday April 9th. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey by clicking below.
COVID-19 Updates
Safe, Clean, and Green
Celebrate Earth Day: Plant a Tree
Celebrate Earth Day by helping to plant street trees in our neighborhood. Join the Friends of Schuylkill River Park PHS Tree Tenders on Saturday morning, April 24. No experience necessary! For more details and to sign up, click below.
Greening Greenfield
School Yard Cleanup

Thank you to everyone who attended the March school yard cleanup! Please join them for their next cleanup in April.

If you would like to support the Greenfield School, click here to see the teachers' wish list. All donations will be treated as anonymous.

If you would like to learn more about the Greenfield School "Hybrid Expansion Program," click here.
Community Info and Events
MANNA Needs Your Help
Their highest need shifts this week are our 3:30-6:30pm shifts and our 1-4pm shifts. These are worth double points in VolunteerHub- getting you one step closer to whatever your dream prize is (the prodigal 1000pt black MANNA apron?). MANNA is located at 420 N. 20th Street.
Get Out: Park Programs to Resume
Yes, the world is coming back to life, but how to go about things safely? A big part of your plans could be state parks, as outdoors and in-person parks programs have resumed as of April 4. Outdoors and socially distanced? Sign us up.
Cherry Blossom Alert! Where They @?
After the most eagerly-awaited Spring in recent (or any) memory, you are going to check out the cherry blossoms, yes? (You know there’s only one right answer to that question.) No worries; we got you covered. Go here for all the what-and-where details.
Is Philly Qualified for the Civilian Climate Corps? Yes, We Are!
Philadelphia is uniquely equipped to respond to Biden’s call for a 21st-century CCC to mobilize the nation in service of a vibrant, just, and climate-resilient future.
Leftovers No More. Check Out “Too Good To Go”
No doubt you’ve found yourself musing “I wonder what happens to all the food left over at a restaurant when it closes for the evening”. Unfortunately, it is typically thrown away.

Introducing “Too Good To Go”, a service (and app) that makes that end of-the-day grub available to consumers for roughly one-third the normal price. The eateries win, the consumers win, and it’s good for the environment.

To learn more: TooGoodToGO. Get the app:
CCRA Merchant Partner Discount/Promotion Program

Please support 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 virtual concerts.
Blue Sole Shoes, 1805 Chestnut St, (215-496-9244)
Branzino Italian BYOB, 261 S. 17th St (215-790-0103)
Di Bruno Bros., 1730 Chestnut St, (uses a separate card, see info here)
Dom's Shoe Repair, 203 S. 20th St (215-972-0098)
East-West Acupuncture, center city office closed, but you can use the 10% discount at her Narberth office (415-758-1057)
Eye Candy Vision, 218 S. 20th St (215-568-3937)
Good Karma Cafe, 331 S. 22nd St, (215-546-1479)
Koresh Dance Company, 2002 Rittenhouse Sq St. (267-687-1769)
Liberty Pet Vets, 265 S. 20th St (888-458-8587
Mlkmn, - Use code CCRAMlkmn to receive free membership
Nature's Gallery Florist, 2124 Walnut St (215-563-5554)
Photo Lounge, 1909 Chestnut St (267-322-6651)
Raven Lounge, 1718 Sansom St. (215-840-3577)
Rittenhouse Hardware, 2001 Pine St. (215-735-6311)
Seafood Unlimited, 270 S. 20th St (215-732-3663) (REOPENING SOON)
The Bake Shop on 20th, 269 S. 20th St. (215-644-9714)
Ursula Hobson Fine Art Framing, 1528 Waverly St (215-546-7889)
Veda Modern Indian Bistro, 1920 Chestnut St, (267-519-2001)
Alimentari Restaurant at Di Bruno Bros., 1730 Chestnut St, 2nd Floor 
1900 Market St, Fl 8
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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