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Weekly E-Newsletter - March 18, 2021
News And Updates
ICYMI: We're Vaccinating; Now What?
Now that the vaccine is rolling out, what do we do next? Can we visit our loved ones? Can we return to the gym? Can we go shopping? What can we do? Dr. Sandra Brooks from Thomas Jefferson Hospitals and Dr. Jay Kostman from Philadelphia FIGHT joined us to answer all of our questions. We received much-needed answers to help us understand what we can do once we're vaccinated.
Zoning Committee Meeting
Tuesday, March 23, 7 pm
via Zoom

Focus on the 15th St area by the Crosstown Coalition 
The Center City Coalition which originated in August 2019 from conversations initiated by CCRA President Maggie Mund convened to address quality of life/street ambience issues in the area between Broad St. and 19th street with a particular focus on the environs of 15th Street, the locale of the CCC’s charter members.
Wanted: New Zoning Committee Members
The Zoning Committee is now seeking applications to join this active group. Meetings are once a month, and active participation is required. Community engagement is a must; knowledge of the zoning code can be learned on the job. You must be a CCRA Member.

If interested, please send your bio/resume to Operations Manager Travis Oliver - with the subject line "Zoning Committee."
COVID-19 Updates
Community Info and Events
Farmers to Families Food Box Distribution
Nutritional Development Services is hosting a Farmers to Family meal distribution this Saturday 3/20. They have 7 days of breakfast and lunch meal boxes for children who are virtually learning for ages 2-18 and USDA meal boxes that have milk, meats, cheeses and vegetables. Individuals can come for just the USDA boxes or both.
Pandemic Silver Lining: Drive-Ins are Back!
Social distancing notwithstanding, many folks are not comfortable at an indoor movie theater. But an outdoor movie theater?

That was the thinking of the Philadelphia Film Society, hence the PFS Drive-in at the Navy Yard, which can accommodate up to 180 cars to enjoy films on the venue’s two screens which are fastened to stacked shipping containers.
Phila Open Studio Tours
Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST) invites you to attend free virtual tours on four Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., including 200 artists at 30 studio spaces. Each of the 4 evenings features artists in different parts of Philadelphia. Center City West is included in the West section on Wednesday, April 14. (Other areas: Northwest on April 7, Northeast on April 21, and South including Center City East on April 28.) Tours are free; registration is required.
Not Perennial: All-Different, Much Bigger Phila Flower Show for 2021
Under normal circumstances, the Flower Show is held in early March indoors at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Not. This. Year. In 2021, the largest, longest-running horticulture event will not be indoors but outdoors, at FDR Park, and not in the beginning of March but in June, June 5 through 13, specifically.

If nothing else, it will be bigger. How much? 15 acres, which is a 45% increase in size over the norm.
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.

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, (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)
1900 Market St, Fl 8
Philadelphia, PA 19103