City OK’s Bus-Only Lanes for JFK, Market btwn 15th & 20th Sts
With strong support from CCRA and other
local organizations, the City’s Office of Transportation, Infrastructure
and Sustainability has given the green light to moving ahead with
creation of bus-only lanes on both JFK Boulevard and Market Street
between 15th and 20th Streets, the expectation being improved speed and
reliability of bus service on this corridor, the busiest bus corridor in
the region. Work could begin as early as next week. Details of the
project can be found here.
Masks required when visiting the CCRA Office
Starting today, if you wish to visit
CCRA at 1900 Market, masks must be worn at all times in the public areas
of the WeWork office space. You do not have to show proof of
vaccination. Hand sanitizer is available throughout the building. Please
contact Operations Manager Travis Oliver prior to visiting because he
needs to register your name.
Merchant Partner of the Week
Every week we spotlight a member of the
CCRA Merchant Partner ‘Deals & Discounts’ Program, which helps local
Mom and Pop businesses get back on their post-pandemic feet by
providing complimentary valuable advertising and exposure by encouraging
support from CCRA’s highly-engaged (and growing) membership. This week
we feature Rittenhouse Square’s Koresh Dance Company.
Move to the Groove at Koresh Dance
Not just another dance company, Rittenhouse staple Koresh Dance serves three missions:
Performance, Instruction and
Community. Founded in 1991 by Israeli-born Roni Koresh, the Koresh Dance
Company performs critically acclaimed works at its biannual
Philadelphia season as well as in touring performances. Located on 104
S. 20th St., the Koresh Dance Company offers both classes and workshops
for adults and children, and Koresh’s Community Outreach brings free
arts education to underserved youth in Philadelphia. Please contact
Koresh directly at (215) 751-0959 for the latest info about deals and
discounts available to CCRA members.
As cases continue to rise in the
Philadelphia area, CCRA will keep our members and friends posted on any
news the City distributes. Remember to keep updated on our news blog on
the CCRA website.
Local Businesses are Required Masks or Vaccine Cards for Customers
Starting today, all businesses are
required masks or proof of vaccination from customers. Large, outdoor
gatherings with no seating also must implement mask-wearing. In
addition, children under 12 cannot enter an establishment that
requires proof of immunization, since vaccines are not yet authorized
for them at this time. Families going to a restaurant must dine outside.
If you have lost your card or it is
damaged, you can get a replacement. Philly residents who need a new card
should contact Philly’s COVID Call Center at (215) 685-4588, or by
email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The COVID Call Center can also correct any misspellings and other changes on your card.
accordance with the city's new mandate, effective TODAY, Thursday,
August 12th, masks are required for all unvaccinated personnel and are
optional for those with proof of vaccination status.
you are signed up for a class, please bring your vaccination card when
you arrive or be sure to arrive wearing a mask. Vaccine cards will only
need to be shown one time and we will update your file accordingly.
back! The Academy of Natural Sciences, located at 1900 Ben Franklin
Parkway, presents a hybrid version of its annual creepy-crawly event.
Find live bug displays and shows, roach races, and fascinating Q&A
Church of the Holy Trinity, on Rittenhouse Resumes In-Person Sunday Worship
is limited to 30 households. You must register prior to attending.
All present in the building must wear a mask over their mouth and nose
while in the building at all times. Children attending the services will
remain with their families during the entirety of the
worship. Childcare will not be provided at this time.
ancient Egypt, Asia, Mesopotamia, the Americas and ancient Greece and
Italy are among the 1 million objects at the Penn Museum, and visitors
who register in advance can check them out for free on Sunday.
Highlights include the 25,000-pound, 3,000-year-old Sphinx of Ramses
II; recently renovated galleries devoted to Mexico and Central America,
and Africa; and the Artifact Lab, where guests can watch conservators at
New Soul Food Restaurant Rolls Into Reading Terminal
Reading Terminal regulars can soon
say “Hello” to Ma Lessie’s Chicken and Waffles, the new
southern-inspired eatery which will take over the spot formerly occupied
by KeVen Parker’s Soul Food Café.
On Ma Lessie’s menu are chicken and
waffles done four ways: fruit-infused, savory, specialty and
classic. Other entrees include chicken wings, fried catfish, tilapia,
shrimp, and turkey wings. Sides? Mac and cheese, collard greens and
In the spirit of never letting a good
crisis go to waste, the sinkhole created by a burst waterpipe at 6th
and Bainbridge Streets has been put into proper historical perspective.
SEPTA Launches YouTube Channel to Help Solve Crimes
As part of the effort to identify perpetrators of crimes on the transportation system,
SEPTA transit police have turned to a
YouTube channel to help solve crimes. Much like the Philadelphia Police
Department, SEPTA will now post surveillance video both for viewing by
the media and directly by the riding public. Details can be found here.
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.
Astral Artists - Use promo code "CCRA" to receive a $10 flat rate on all tickets to their virtual concerts.