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Mid-May 2015       Happenings Inside
IN Center City
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Pairings on the Parkway at Sister Cities Park!
Every week this summer, come to Sister Cities Park for BYO Thursdays, 5-8pm.  Logan Square Café offers a special summer grilling menu each week. Take a seat at one of the café tables inside or outside or bring a blanket and find a nice spot under a tree or on the grass to enjoy the free live music.

Make it a romantic evening, a girls’ night out, or bring the whole family and enjoy the Children’s Discovery Garden. Sister Cities Park is located at 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. For more details, visit SisterCitiesPark.org.


May 20
Target Community Night

The Franklin Institute
271 North 21st Street

May 21
Mega-Bad Movie Night: The Fly (1986)

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

May 21-June 28

Arden Theatre Company
40 North 2nd Street

May 28-June 28
The Hound of the Baskervilles

Lantern Theater Company
St. Stephen's Theater
10th & Ludlow Streets

May 29-June 21
The Three Christs of Manhattan

InterAct Theatre Company
2030 Sansom Street

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June 2
Vivian Gornick: The Odd Woman and the City

Free Library of Philadelphia - Central Library
1901 Vine Street

June 5
First Friday Movie Night Under The Stars & Stripes:
Evil Brain from Outer Space

Betsy Ross House
239 Arch Street
215.629.5801 x303

June 5, 7, 10, 12 & 14
Charlie Parker’s Yardbird

Opera Philadelphia
The Kimmel Center
Broad & Spruce Streets

Summer at Dilworth Park
Dilworth Park is full of free activities every week! Tuesdays at dusk, catch Hollywood blockbusters at Pictures in the Park. Wednesdays, 12-1:30pm, XPN welcomes Live @ Lunch presented by PNC brings the best in local music. On Thursdays, get down and unwind with DJs & Drinks at Dilworth Park presented by The Graham Building, 5-7pm. It all happens on the west side of City Hall. Schedule and programs subject to change. Visit DilworthPark.org for complete schedules and details.


Fourth Annual Great American Shake Sale
Throughout May, Shake Shack guests who donate $2 or more to No Kid Hungry will receive a card for a complimentary hand-spun shake—valued at $5—redeemable on their next visit. One hundred percent of donations will benefit No Kid Hungry.
Shake Shack, 2000 Sansom Street, 215.809.1742, ShakeShack.com

Free Teen Parkway Scavenger Hunt and Dance Party
The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance’s STAMP (Students at Museums in Philly) program is planning a free event for Philadelphia teens, STAMP on the Parkway, on May 28, 3-7pm. Hundreds of teens will embark on a scavenger hunt taking them up and down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway through five different museums. The event ends with a free dance party at The Barnes Foundation, hosted by West Philadelphia hip-hop artist Chill Moody. Register at PhillySTAMPPass.org/parkway. While RSVP is not required, teens who register in advance will be entered to win an additional special prize during the dance party.
STAMP on the Parkway, Various locations along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 215.557.7811, PhillySTAMPPass.org

A Lawn Tour Atop a Skyscraper
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society leads public tours of the green roof at PECO’s downtown Philadelphia headquarters on the third Tuesday of each month, April through October, at 5pm. The green roof helps keep rainwater out of Philadelphia’s aged sewer system and captures 60 to 70 percent (more during the growing season) of rainwater that falls on the roof, an estimated 1.6 million gallons per year. At 45,000 square feet, the PECO green roof offers stunning views of the city. Tours are $5 for PHS members and $10 for non-members. Pre-registration is required two days in advance of the tour and must be accompanied by payment. There is a short orientation preceding the tour.
PECO Building Green Roof Tours, 2301 Market Street, 215.988.8800, PHSOnline.org

A New Floral Subscription Service
Philadelphia’s first floral subscription service, The Flwry, launches next month and a limited number of memberships are available now. Each membership runs for six months and every floral bundle includes about two-dozen freshly cut, locally-grown flowers. You can choose a once- or twice-monthly pickup. The Center City pick up location is Elixir Coffee on 207 South Sydenham Street. Also, throughout May, Volver, a.bar, The Dandelion and others will have a special Flwry cocktail on the menu to remind diners that beautiful blooms are just a sign-up away. For more information, go to TheFlwry.com.

Brought to you by the Center City District
and Central Philadelphia Development Corporation
Public Ledger Building
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