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January 2017

IN Center City

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Sister Cities Park

Dilworth Park offers a place to sit and enjoy urban life on the west side of City Hall.
Open 7 days a week, 6am-1am.
1 S 15th Street | DilworthPark.org | Facebook

Park Features

Dilworth Park Café, M-F: 7am-7pm; Sa-Su: 10am-6pm

XFINITY WiFi is available throughout Dilworth Park.

January Happenings @ Dilworth Park
Some programs are weather permitting. Schedule and performances subject to change. DilworthPark.org/events/

Rothman Institute Ice Rink
M-Th: Noon-9pm; F: Noon-11pm; Sa: 11am-11pm; Su: 11am-8pm

The Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park is an unparalleled entertainment experience on Philadelphia's center stage in a wonderfully unique urban setting. The rink even has extended hours on holidays: Through December 30, 11am-11pm; New Year's Eve, 11am-12:30am; New Year's Day, 11am-11pm; January 16, 11am-9pm. Admission is $3 for children ages 10 and under and $5 for adults. Skate rental is $10. Visit DilworthPark.org/rothmanicerink for special events, rental information, and more.



Rothman Institute Cabin
M-Th: 11am-9pm; F-Sa: 11am-11pm; Su: 11am-8pm

Warm up with hot seasonal cocktails featuring Jim Beam Apple and Sam Adams craft beer and an artfully-crafted menu at Rothman Cabin with offerings from Air Grille by Brûlée Catering including items to savor and share such as poutine and chili. Brush up on your skating or just watch and enjoy the great food and drink. Adults 21 and over can enjoy a glass of wine, a specialty cocktail featuring Jim Beam, or a Sam Adams craft beer starting at 5pm on weekdays, and 11am on the weekends. For a complete menu, visit DilworthPark.org/rothman-cabin.

The Rothman Institute Ice Rink and Rothman Cabin are also the coolest places in Center City to host your winter event! From corporate holiday parties and cocktail receptions to team building activities, school groups and fundraisers, the twinkling holiday lights and bustle of Center City make Dilworth Park the perfect backdrop. For more information, or to book your special event, email rentals@centercityphila.org or call 215.440.5507.

Dilworth Park Café and Air Grille now have a rewards program and gift cards! Earn a point for every dollar you spend at either location. These Dilworth Perks can be earned and redeemed at both Dilworth Park Café and the Air Grille in the Rothman Cabin. That means you have more options! Visit the café's Facebook page for details.

Tuesdays, 5-9pm
College Nights

College students show their ID and pay $2 for admission plus skate rental for an evening of fun with friends at the Rothman Rink. Discount cannot be used in conjunction with other offers.

January 13, 7-11pm
Zombie Skate

Calling all zombies on Friday the 13th! Come dressed as a zombie and be entered to win a special prize that includes free tickets to the Rothman Rink, along with zombie-themed food specials in the Rothman Cabin. Partners: Eastern State Penitentiary and Capital One.

Wednesdays, 5-7pm
Cocktails and Cold Ones in the Cabin
From the folks that bring you Center City District Sips, enjoy this winter edition in the Rothman Cabin with $5 cocktails from Jim Beam and Effen Blood Orange, $4 wine and $3 Sam Adams drafts, along with specially-priced food items from the Dilworth Park Air Grille.

January 14, Noon-2pm
New Year - Healthy New You

Come on out and skate to a healthy new you! Ice skating burns 250-670 calories in 30 minutes! Explore resources from the Rothman Institute and others onsite to help you keep those New Year's resolutions!

January 8, 15, 22 and 29, Noon-2pm
The Philadelphia Orchestra presents Symphony Sundays
Enjoy music recorded by The Philadelphia Orchestra as you skate every Sunday at the Rothman Rink. Then, once a month, visit the rink to see professional ice skaters perform to music by The Philadelphia Orchestra.

January 21, Noon-2pm
Princess and Pirate Skate

Kids are invited to come dressed as their favorite princess or swashbuckler for an afternoon of fun at the Rothman Rink. Kids can also keep busy with make-and-take crafts, complimentary face painting, and other activities. Partners: 101 MORE FM and The Independence Seaport Museum.

America's Garden Capital Maze
Open through the end of February, 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 within 30 miles of Philadelphia. Anchoring the center of the maze is a welcoming gazebo.

Garden Programs
Feeling garden inspiration while visiting the Wintergarden and the America's Garden Capital Maze? This winter, join America's Garden Capital for a variety of gardening programs that will have you dreaming of spring!

All of the programs below are free and take place in the Rothman Cabin:

January 7, 10-11am
Bulb Forcing Demonstration

Escape the winter by inviting spring into your home with beautiful and fragrant flowers. Join us for a hands-on demo. Participants will leave with bulbs that can be tricked into blooming early.

January 21, 10-11am
Winter Plants for Home

No need to stop gardening during the chilly winter months. Join us as we demo some fun indoor horticulture projects that are great for the whole family.

January 10, Noon-1pm
Tree Care for the Homeowner

Join us to learn the basics of Tree-L-C including correct planting and mulching techniques, watering, pruning, and selecting the right tree for the right place in your home garden. Bring your tree questions too!

January 24, Noon-1pm (Adults)
January 28, 10-11am (Family)
Terrarium How-To

Learn how to create and maintain a beautiful, self-sustaining, indoor, miniature garden.

January 31, Noon-1pm
Orchids for the Office

Join us to learn the basics of proper orchid care and check out some of the varieties that will thrive in the office setting.

Sister Cities Park

Sister Cities Park offers a variety of fun activities in a beautifully landscaped setting.
Open 7 days a week, 6am-1am.
18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway | SisterCitiesPark.org | Facebook

Park Features

Logan Square Café, (Closed until January 3) 8am-2pm, seven days a week.
215.665.8600, LoganSquareCafe.com

Children's Discovery Garden and Imagination Playground, 10am-6pm, seven days a week.
215.440.5500, SisterCitiesPark.org

John F. Collins Park

John F. Collins Park is a small quiet oasis off busy Chestnut Street in Center City Philadelphia. It's a relaxing spot for lunch, reading, or just enjoying a beautiful day. Through the generosity of the William Penn Foundation, the Center City District has restored the park's fountain, benches, landscaping and lighting. John F. Collins Park is owned and operated by the Center City District Foundation.
M-F: 8:30am-5pm; Sa: 10:45am-5pm; Su: 12-5pm
1707 Chestnut Street | JohnFCollinsPark.org | Facebook

Three Parkway Plaza

Cret Park is a beautifully landscaped plaza and a great place to relax, grab a cup of coffee, or enjoy some light fare with a friend at Capriccio Café.
16th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway | CretPark.org | Facebook

Park Features

Capriccio Café and Espresso Bar
M-F: 6:30am-6:30pm; Sa & Su: 8am-6pm
Now offering beer, wine and cocktails after 11am!
215.735.9797, CapriccioCafe.com
- Also offering bike rentals from Wheel Fun Rentals

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


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