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July 2016  
Shopping Happenings Inside
IN Center City
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CouponMcGillin’s Olde Ale House is the oldest continuously operating tavern in Philadelphia and one of the oldest in the country. Buy one lunch/get one free. Hearty homemade comfort food - Sandwich Platters, Shepherd’s Pie, Meatloaf and more! All of it paired with 30 beers on tap.
McGillin's Olde Ale House, 1310 Drury Street, 215.735.5562, McGillins.com


The week before the Democratic National Convention comes to town, head to the Greenfield Lawn at Dilworth Park for the Political Moviefest! Four nights of free outdoor movies about Presidents and politics, to get you in the election year mood, right outside City Hall. Films will start at approximately 8:30.
July 20: Selma, PG13
July 21: The Manchurian Candidate (1962), PG13
July 22: The American President, PG13
July 23: All the President's Men, PG

PNC presents Live@Lunch
Dilworth Park
1 South 15th Street

Pairings On the Parkway
Sister Cities Park
18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Through January 16
Dinosaurs Unearthed

The Academy of Natural Sciences of
Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Get More Info

Through July 23
Or Else: Cautionary Tales for Children

Free Library of Philadelphia
Rare Book Department
Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street

July 8
Art After 5: Bakithi Kumalo

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

July 10 and 17
Family Tour: Artsee Highlights

The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

July 13
Young Friends Night: Art and Politics with
Young Involved Philadelphia

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

Center City District Sips happens 5-7pm every Wednesday through September 28, with $5 cocktails featuring 2 Gingers, $4 wine, $3 beer and half-priced appetizers all over Center City! Over 80 bars and restaurants are participating, including the new Dilworth Park Café. Get the full list and specials at CCDSips.com. Sponsored by 2 Gingers and American Express.


Now Open: Arterial Agents
Located on the corner of historic Jewelers' Row, Arterial Agents coffee & shop brings together a full coffee bar, a careful selection of independent magazines, and specialty groceries from Green Aisle Grocery. Stop in for a super smooth cold-brew coffee or refreshingly tart iced hibiscus ginger tea! Hours are Monday-Friday, 7am-8pm and Saturday-Sunday, 8am-8pm.
Arterial Agents coffee & shop, 700 Sansom Street, ArterialAgents.com

Broad to Schuylkill Scavenger Hunt
Join the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and the Wagner Free Institute of Science on July 9 for Broad to Schuylkill, a competitive cultural scavenger hunt. Round up your most clever friends (21+) and create a team of up to five people to conquer lists of challenges at 14 arts and cultural institutions located between Broad Street and the Schuylkill River. Get points for Instagramming your completed challenges. Find out the winners and collect prizes at an after-party in celebration of all things Philly culture. Registration ($20/person) begins at the Academy of Natural Sciences at 11:30am and the scavenger hunt runs 1-5pm. Prizes include goodies and discounts to cultural institutions. Click here to register.
Broad to Schuylkill Scavenger Hunt, Various Locations, ANSP.org

The Oval Opens in July!
Open July 15-August 21, The Oval presented by PNC will feature a mix of free movies, live music, kid-friendly activities, interactive games, a rotating lineup of food trucks, a beautiful beer garden, and an original mural across 25,000 square feet of concrete, all located on the southeastern edge of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Eight acres of London Plane trees, grass lawns, and public art encompass Eakins Oval, a public space which is transformed into a summer oasis. For hours and a full schedule of events, visit TheOvalPHL.org.
The Oval, 2451 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 215.422.4169, TheOvalPHL.org

"Let them eat Tastykake!"
Eastern State Penitentiary is teaming up with The Bearded Ladies, an experimental cabaret troupe, to present the French Revolution in a spectacle of song, dance, and beheading for the penitentiary's annual Bastille Day festival on July 16. Attendees can expect confetti cannons, stilt walkers, a cardboard horse, and a catwalk so long it divides Fairmount Avenue. The performance will begin at 5:30pm in front of Eastern State Penitentiary, and will culminate in a reenactment of the storming of the Bastille. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit EasternState.org/bastille.
Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Avenue, 215.236.3300, EasternState.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.

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