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August 2018

  Happenings Inside
IN Center City

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Philadelphia's Cinematic History in Sister Cities Park!
On August 7, at 8:15pm, come to Sister Cities Park for a free outdoor screening of the new documentary, Before Hollywood: Philadelphia and the Birth of the Movies, by History Making Productions. The film tells the story of the city as the cradle of motion pictures, where movies took their first steps. Carrie Rickey, the film's producer, and director Andrew Ferrett will introduce the film. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. Wine from Chaddsford Winery, along with craft beer and movie snacks, will be available for sale at the screening.

Before the film, at 6:30pm, go to the Philadelphia Museum of Art Steps for a Parkway 100 Community Conversation, "The Rise of the Rocky Steps." Learn how the steps became famous with Steadicam inventor Garrett Brown, ROCKY Statue sculptor A. Thomas Schomberg, Greater Philadelphia Film Office Executive Director Sharon Pinkenson, and "Rocky Stories" author Michael Vitez.
Sister Cities Park, 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, SisterCitiesPark.org


There's no better way to spend a Friday night than watching a movie on the big screen right at City Hall, with Pictures in the Park presented by TD Bank! Films start at 8:30pm, bring your own blanket or chair! Plus, every week, there'll be free popcorn (first come, first served), courtesy of TD Bank! Pictures in the Park is not a BYOB event, but drinks are available for purchase onsite, at the Dilworth Park Café and Air Grille.

August 10: Ready Player One
August 17: The Greatest Showman
August 24: Wonder Woman

New this year- Pitchers in the Park at 7:30pm each Friday! Head to the park early and grab a pitcher of your favorite beverage, Bud Light, from the Dilworth Park Café, some popcorn and enjoy spoiler-free movie trivia led by the Philadelphia Film Society, and music soundtracks leading into each movie showing.
Dilworth Park, 1 South 15 Street, 215.440.5500, DilworthPark.org

Mondays and Tuesdays, 6pm
Center City Fit Yoga and Boot Camp

Dilworth Park
1 South 15th Street

Wednesdays - Fridays, 4-9pm
Wine Garden

John F. Collins Park
1707 Chestnut Street

Wednesdays, 5-7pm
Sips at Cret Park

Capriccio Café and Bar
Cret Park
16th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Garden Bar

Rodin Museum
2151 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

August 9
PAFA Performances:
Rhythm and Brews with Conjunto

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
118-128 North Broad Street

August 10
Drew Nugent Trio

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

August 11-12
Bug Fest

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

August 15
Sittin' In Featuring Jonifin Marvin and
The Philly Reggae Band

Commonwealth Plaza Inside the Kimmel Center
300 South Broad Street

August 17
Films at AAMP: Wall Writers with
Graffiti Legend Cornbread

African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch Street

August 18
Game Masters Presents:
Programming from Scratch

The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street

Every Wednesday from 5-7pm through August 29 enjoy food and drink specials at over 90 participating bars and restaurants in Center City. Get the full list and more at CCDSips.com. The Hornitos Paloma, the featured cocktail of Sips, a refreshing summer cocktail, found at several of the participating Sips locations. Click here to check out how to make this and other Hornitos cocktails at home here.

Hungry? Stay after Sips for 15% off dinner at participating restaurants including Bellini Grill, Fine Palate, and Davio's.

Follow @ccdsips on Instagram and Twitter for Behind The Bar interviews, insider tips and show us how you sip with #HowISip.

Lyft is the official rideshare partner of CCD Sips. New users to Lyft can receive $10 off their first ride by using the code SIPS2018. All summer long, Lyft is your responsible ride home.


Pairings on the Parkway- Final Month!
This BYOB event brings live, singer-songwriter style concerts to Sister Cities Park 5-8pm every Thursday through August. Logan Square Café inside the park will offer a special summer grilling menu and the Children's Discovery Garden will offer extended hours. You can also enjoy Chaddsford Winery wines by the glass ($6 to $8) and PA craft beer cans ($6), or purchase wine by the bottle to take home ($12 to $18).
- August 9: Matt Santry
- August 16: Nalani & Sarina
- August 23: Josh Howard
- August 30: Minerva
Sister Cities Park, 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 215.440.5500, SisterCitiesPark.org

Time is Back!
Time is open once again on Sansom Street, after the Great Water Main Break of 2018, with the same great music, food and whiskey! Stop by anytime, open daily 5pm-2am, with happy hour, Sundays-Fridays, 5-7pm.
Time, 1315 Sansom Street, 215.985.4800, TimeRestaurant.net

Do #CCDSips at City Hall!
The summer’s best happy hour is CCD Sips at Dilworth Park. Every Wednesday from 5–7pm, enjoy refreshing $6 Hornitos and Effen Vodka cocktails, $5 wine, and $4 Michelob Ultra and Bud Light along with a DJ to get you in the mood to groove. Stick around for more fun after Sips, as the DJ spins until 8:30pm, powered by Live Nation. Also- keep an eye out for Temple University Alumni Association Takeovers.

Need a ride to/from? Use the code DILWORTH for $10 off your first Lyft ride.
Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street, 215.440.5500, DilworthPark.org

Girls Who S.L.A.Y Yoga Benefit
Join Adriana Adele for a pop-up yoga class on August 11 at Athleta! Start your weekend off right with an all levels, donation-based yoga class that will benefit Girls Who S.L.A.Y. Girls Who S.L.A.Y (Self-Love and Yoga) is a week-long summer camp offered in partnership with Root2Rise, for girls ages 11-14 to explore the benefits of yoga, self-love, nutrition, breathwork and more. Suggested cash donation $5-10. Bring your own mat and click here to register.
Athleta, 1722 Walnut Street, 215.732.1983, Athleta.com

Masterpieces in the Park
The Philadelphia Museum of Art's Inside Out program brings large-scale replicas of favorite works from the Museum’s collection to neighborhoods in and around Philadelphia. This fall, the Museum is bringing some of its art down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to Sister Cities Park! Through October 28, works by Tanner, Saenredam, De Ribera and others will be displayed around the park. Stop by and enjoy some art Inside Out!
Sister Cities Park, 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 215.440.5500, SisterCitiesPark.org

Philadelphia Runner's All City Summer Beer Run
Meet Philadelphia Runner at their Center City store at 6pm on August 16 for a run to the Yards Brewing Company. All runners will receive a free raffle ticket at the door and can purchase additional tickets. Profits from the raffle and a portion of beer sales will benefit the Philadelphia chapter of Achilles International, an organization which empowers people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream running events. Bring what you can carry as the run will not return to the store and gear check at Philadelphia Runner will not be available. Don’t forget your ID.
Philadelphia Runner, 1601 Sansom Street, 215.972.8333, PhiladelphiaRunner.com

Parkway Pals - Only a Couple More Weeks of Learning and Fun!
Come outside for a gaggle of educational good times for kids in Sister Cities Park! On Mondays, through August 13, enjoy Story Art (10:30am) with the Free Library of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation; and the Young Science Hour (11:30am) with The Franklin Institute. On Wednesdays, through August 15, come out for Grow Up Green (10:30am) with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, Crafty Creations (11:30am) with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, and Nature in the Park (12:30pm) with the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. All programs are free.
Sister Cities Park, 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 215.440.5500, SisterCitiesPark.org

Take Transit
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. Visit ShopCenterCityPhilly.com to see the eclectic mix of national and independent retailers that await you downtown!


Know of any shopping, dining, happenings, or other inside information you think would be appropriate for IN Center City? Email us at: events@centercityphila.org

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Center City District and Central Philadelphia Development Corporation