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November 2016

  Happenings Inside
IN Center City

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Construction Begins on the Viaduct Rail Park!
Yesterday, Governor Tom Wolf, Mayor Jim Kenney, State Representative Michael H. O’Brien, Councilman Mark Squilla, and Sarah McEneaney, President of Friends of the Rail Park and the Callowhill Neighborhood Association, joined Center City District (CCD) President Paul R. Levy to celebrate the groundbreaking for Phase 1 of the Viaduct Rail Park, which will turn a dilapidated quarter-mile portion of the former Reading Viaduct into a vibrant green park with walking paths, landscaping, lighting, seating and gathering spaces. Read the press release here.

To date $9.5 million has been raised of the $10.3 million project. Help us get to our goal today by making a gift or joining our new crowd-funding campaign.



The Rothman Institute Rink and Cabin open November 11 at Dilworth Park! Opening day hours are Noon-11pm and include a salute to veterans and active military, including free skating with military ID. All opening day visitors to the Rothman Rink are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for the Liberty USO Thanksgiving Basket Drive. On opening day in the Rothman Cabin, Pour One Forward with Sam Adams- Buy two Boston Lagers... one to enjoy and one to leave for military friends. Rink sponsors: Rothman Institute, Temple University, Capital One, Subaru, The Philadelphia Orchestra and 6abc. Cabin sponsors: Jim Beam Apple and Samuel Adams. For hours, prices and events, visit DilworthPark.org

November 5
Lewis Black

Academy of Music
240 South Broad Street

November 5-19
Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival

Various Locations

November 7
Concerts at the College: Philadelphia
Orchestra Musicians Chamber Concert

College of Physicians
19 South 22nd Street

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November 9
Morimoto - Mastering the Art of
Japanese Home Cooking

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street

Opens November 9

Philadelphia Theatre Company
Suzanne Roberts Theatre
480 South Broad Street

Opens November 10
Franklin Square Holiday Festival

Franklin Square
6th and Race Streets

November 13
The Philadelphia Orchestra Presents
Symphony Sundays

Rothman Institute Ice Rink
Dilworth Park
1 South 15th Street

Starting November 11, wander America's Garden Capital Maze at Dilworth Park, a holiday-inspired Garden that was created in partnership with Greater Philadelphia Gardens. Located on the Greenfield Lawn, children and adults will delight in discovering picture-perfect moments amid the vibrant plantings, topiaries, twinkling lights, and décor that showcases all 32 public gardens, arboreta, and historic landscapes that are located in the Philadelphia area.
Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street, 215.440.5500, DilworthPark.org


Trading Footballs for Fashion
This year's annual Zarwin Baum Fashion Touchdown, benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region, will feature designers Nicole Miller Philadelphia, Robbini Bespoke and ToBox, along with such Eagles players as Connor Barwin, Brent Celek, Najee Goode and Caleb Sturgis. On November 7, at the newly-remodeled Ballroom at the Ben, guests can enjoy cocktails and lite bites, while Eagles players and their wives participate in a fashion show, emceed by FOX29 Good Day Philadelphia co-anchors Mike Jerrick and Alex Holley. The event begins with a VIP reception at 5:30pm, with the main show starting at 6:30pm. Tickets: $200 VIP (no seating), $125 general admission.
Zarwin Baum Fashion Touchdown, Ballroom at the Ben, 834 Chestnut Street, 484.482.1426, FashionTouchdown.org

The Day Of
The Free Library of Philadelphia welcomes you to join your fellow Americans at Parkway Central Library for a unique kickoff to election night on November 8, 5:30-8pm. As part of the Library’s American Presidency Series, watch the polls, enjoy presidential trivia and other entertainment, and indulge in "red state" and "blue state" hors d’oeuvres, with other civic-minded Philadelphians in the Library’s Skyline Room and Roof Deck. Tickets include entrance and activities, open bar, food, and a memorable start to this historic night. Tickets, $15 are available here.
Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street 215.686.5322, FreeLibrary.org

Honoring Philadelphia's (and Music's) Best
This year's Marian Anderson Award Gala Concert on November 15 recognizes three individuals who have had a leadership impact on American popular music and who are long associated with Philadelphia – the Grammy-winning superstar Patti Labelle and the equally legendary Grammy-winning songwriting and record-producing team of Gamble & Huff (Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff). Monica Malpass of 6ABC will host the gala, with special appearances by artists whose careers began with Philadelphia International Records, including The Three Degrees, The Soul Survivors (singing Gamble and Huff classics), Philadelphia's own Kathy Sledge, and the amazing Ledisi. The Marian Anderson Award is conferred upon outstanding artists who have used their talents for personal artistic expression which has contributed to our culture in a singular manner. For more information on the award, visit MarianAndersonAward.org.
Kimmel Center, Verizon Hall, 300 South Broad Street, 215-893-1999, KimmelCenter.org

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