In October 2016, the Center City District broke ground on Phase 1 of The Rail Park. Stretching from Broad Street at Noble to Callowhill between 11th and 12th Streets, this historic quarter mile will soon become Philadelphia's newest elevated public park, with a distinctive design that celebrates the city's industrial past and cultural heritage.
Head to the Trestle Inn on the first Wednesday of every month, 5-8pm, for the Build the Rail Park Happy Hour, to help raise funds to close a $700,000 funding gap for Phase 1. Twenty percent of all sales from each monthly event will go directly to support construction. The January 4 event features: Happy Hour Specials & Snacks and a $7 Ryed The Rails Cocktail. So grab some friends and get on board! This event is free, but kindly register at RailParkHH.com
Build the Rail Park Happy Hour, Trestle Inn, 339 North 11th Street, 267.239.0290, RailParkHH.com
BHLDN in the New Year!
On January 12, 6-9pm, BHLDN at Anthropologie is hosting a grand opening Wedding Fair for all New Year's brides to be! Browse the latest BHLDN collection and talk to local wedding experts. Representatives from Terrain Gatherings, Nutmeg Cake Design, Papertree Studio, Tribe Beauty, Confetti & Co., Love Me Do Photography, Maggpie Rentals, and more will also be on hand to answer questions. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free, but space is limited and reservations are required.
BHLDN at Anthropologie, 1801 Walnut Street, 215.568.2114, BHLDN.com
New Year - Healthy New You
On January 14, Noon-2pm, stop by the Rothman Institute Rink and Cabin for lots of healthy winter-time activities. Stop by to learn more about keeping kids safe- including sports-related injury prevention- and pick up a free goodie from Rothman Institute.
Inside the Rothman Cabin, you can stay TRULY COMMITTED to your New Year’s Resolution and sample the varieties of Truly Spiked & Sparkling. Optimal Fitness will have professional trainers on site leading calorie-burning activities. To enhance the healthy eating aspect of New Year’s Resolutions, Brûlée Catering will be offering healthy samples from the Air Grille menu at the Rothman Cabin. This year for Center City District Restaurant Week, there's a focus on heart healthy dining out in partnership with Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia. Cuba Libre, a Restaurant Week participant, will have heart healthy samples from their special prix fixe menu to enjoy.
Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street, 215.440.5500, DilworthPark.org
Author Event Series at Parkway Central Library
A new season of Author Events begins! Hear from Bernard-Henri Lévy, Judy Collins, Richard Russo, Roxane Gay, Michael Eric Dyson, George Saunders, John Waters and more! For the full lineup, check out FreeLibrary.org/authorevents. Tickets go on sale January 17.
Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street, 215.686.5322, FreeLibrary.org
Philadelphia Sports Leagues Winter Season- Registration Now Open!
Philadelphia Sports Leagues (PSL) is now registering teams & players for its Winter 2 Leagues! With 14 different sports available, PSL offers leagues for just about everyone! Leagues include Basketball, Bowling, Cornhole, Dodgeball, Floor Hockey, Football, Handball, Kickball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis Ultimate Frisbee, and Volleyball Online registration available at PhillyLeagues.com.
Philadelphia Sports Leagues, Various Locations, 267.888.6085, PhillyLeagues.com
Philadelphia's great transit system and pedestrian-friendly streets make car-free travel, shopping and dining easy in Center City! Get information on routes, fares, schedules and more, at SEPTA.org or RidePATCO.org.