Thursday, May 13, 2021

CCRA Newsletter

  Center City Residents' Association | 1900 Market St, FL 8, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Call Us Today:
CCRA This Week: May 13, 2021
News And Updates
Winning the Waiting Game
Useful Links
Our Sponsors:
CCRA Annual Meeting
Thursday, May 27, 6pm
The 2020 Pandemic dragged CCRA, as well as the rest of us into the 21st Century’s world of Zoom, searching for how to “raise our hand” digitally and discovering how to “unmute ourselves” before people missed our comments completely. When our bylaws were written (back in the ‘50’s), we didn’t even have color TVs!

We are excited to present to you fully modernized, updated CCRA Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation. And we’ll make it easy (ok, easier) to follow by including a Summary, highlighting the most important updates and changes. YOUR JOB IS TO ATTEND THE ANNUAL MEETING AND VOTE ON THEM. Digital copies of all documents will be sent in a special edition shortly.

Following the business section, stay tuned in to hear PA’s Attorney General, Josh Shapiro talk about how he has developed the courage to take on the biggest fights, as he leads a national battle against drug companies over the opioid crisis.  They’ll be plenty of time for Q&A from you, our members. Here’s a sneak peek at Josh, as seen through the eyes of the Committee of Seventy. 

CCRA Board of Directors Meeting

CCRA held its monthly board meeting on Tuesday, May 11. Many topics were discussed including an update on the ATV/dirt bike issue, 2012-18 Chestnut Street, and other business. The materials are ready for review on our website.
CCRA Gives Thumbs-Up to City Budget for FY 2022

In testimony as a member of the Controller’s Community Advisory and Accountability Council, CCRA has expressed its support for the Operating and Capital budgets as presented to City Council by Mayor Kenney. Among other things, CCRA stressed the need for a well-trained, professional police force, more housing for people in crisis, and education and other neighborhood support services. Text of the testimony can be found here.
Renaming Taney Street
In the wake of the murder of George Floyd in Spring 2020, Taney Street residents publicly questioned the appropriateness of the street’s name. Named in 1858, one year after the Dred Scott Decision, it honors an individual whose actions conflict with the city of Philadelphia's values of being a diverse and inclusive city.
COVID-19 Updates
Community Info and Events
Cheers! Reading Terminal Market Welcomes Booze Shop
Now you can get everything for dinner at Reading Terminal, as early June will see the arrival of Pennsylvania Libations, a wine and spirits shop that is the first privately-owned and operated liquor store in Pennsylvania history and which will feature Pennsylvania-made wine, spirits and cider. Salut!
Bethesda Project Virtual Party & Auction
After all the challenges of the past fifteen months, organizations like Bethesda Project provides a home and a family to people who need it most right now. You can join Bethesda Project in their mission by joining them on May 20th at 6pm for the 24th Annual Party & Auction. Event tickets, as well as the 50/50 raffle and silent auction items can be found at All event proceeds benefits our life-changing and essential programs and services supporting those experiencing homelessness in our city.
Real Live Music – With Audiences – to Return to Verizon Hall Oct. 5
Music-lovers can rejoice, as the Philadelphia Orchestra will once again perform before live, in-person audiences in Verizon Hall starting Oct. 5. That’s the date of the season-opening gala featuring no less than superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma. And that’s just the beginning; for more, go here.

Just In Time: Center City Restaurant Week Is Here! Well, Almost
Outdoor dining, indoor dining, take-out & delivery…. Have it your way from May 17 through May 28 as Center City Restaurant Week is just around the corner. If for no other reason, show the local eateries large portions of love after the year they’ve had.
Free Admission to the Museum of the American Revolution

This Memorial Day Weekend, Thursday, May 27 to Monday, May 31, 2021, veterans, military, and Blue Star Families will receive free admission to the Museum of the American Revolution, courtesy of Comcast NBCUniversal.

CCRA Merchant Partner "Deals and Discounts" Program

Please support our local merchants and save money too. These local merchants will provide a deal or discount to any member who shows a current CCRA membership card and personal identification.

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)
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 
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. (215-665-9220)
Dom's Shoe Repair, 203 S. 20th St (215-972-0098)
1900 Market St, Fl 8
Philadelphia, PA 19103

No comments:

Post a Comment