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January 2017

  Happenings Inside
IN Center City

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It's Almost Center City District Restaurant Week!
From January 22-27 & January 29-February 3, participating restaurants will offer three-course dinners for only $35 and three-course lunches for $20. Click Here for the full list of restaurants, menus, and easy online reservations through OpenTable. You can also enter the contest for 52 gift certificates from Center City restaurants! Follow us on Twitter, @PhilaRestWeek, for the latest #CCDRW news. During Restaurant Week, you can also enter our Instagram contest! Post your fav CCDRW photo (food, group dining, etc.) with the hashtags #CCDRW and #TreatMeTD. Win a $50 dining gift card and a $100 TD Bank VISA gift card.

Center City District Restaurant Week is presented by TD Bank, Open Table and Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia.


Enjoy daily open skating at the Rothman Institute Ice Rink or brush up on your skills with four-week Learn-to-Skate lessons on Sundays! Plus, you can even rent the rink and cabin for parties and special events. Presented by Rothman Institute with support from Subaru, Capital One, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Temple University and 6abc. Get regular and holiday hours, prices, rink rentals and group rates at DilworthPark.org/rothmanicerink/.

College Nights

$2 Admission!
Rothman Institute Ice Rink
Dilworth Park
1 South 15th Street

Cocktails and Cold Ones in the Cabin

CCD Sips-Style Specials!
Presented by Jim Beam Apple and Sam Adams
Rothman Institute Cabin
Dilworth Park
1 South 15th Street

The Philadelphia Orchestra Presents
Symphony Sundays

Rothman Institute Ice Rink
Dilworth Park
1 South 15th Street

January 6
Philly Film Showcase

Prince Theater
1412 Chestnut Street

January 7
Bulb Forcing Demonstration

Rothman Institute Cabin
Dilworth Park
1 South 15th Street

January 10
Tree Care for the Homeowner

Rothman Institute Cabin
Dilworth Park
1 South 15th Street

January 11
15th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute

Perelman Theater
Kimmel Center
300 South Broad Street

January 12
Artime Storytime: The Snowy Day

The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

January 13
Art After 5: Darryl Yokley

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

January 13
Zombie Skate

Rothman Institute Ice Rink
Dilworth Park
1 South 15th Street

Warm up in the Rothman Institute Cabin at Dilworth Park with hot seasonal cocktails featuring Jim Beam Apple, Sam Adams craft beer and food from Brûlée Catering's Air Grille. Brush up on your skating or just watch, while enjoying the great food and drink. Adults 21 and over can order wine, cocktails and beer starting at 5pm on weekdays, and 11am on the weekends. For a menu and hours, visit DilworthPark.org/rothman-cabin.

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All Aboard!
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

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.

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