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July 2017

  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


From 5-7pm every Wednesday, enjoy $5 cocktails featuring Effen Vodka, $4 wine, $3 beer and half-priced appetizers all over Center City! Get the full list and specials at CCDSips.com. Also, the CCD Sips Style Guide has expert tips and Wednesday-only deals from Center City's top salons and shops. Take pics of your style and post them to Instagram tagged #CCDSipsStyle, for your shot at a Center City shopping spree! Sponsored by Effen Vodka and American Express.

This summer, Lyft is the official rideshare partner for Sips! Download the app and use the code CCDSIPS to get $10 off your first ride!

Wednesdays, 5-7pm
Sips at Dilworth

Dilworth Park
1 South 15th Street

July 5
Build the Rail Park Happy Hour

Trestle Inn
339 North 11th Street

July 7
Pearl Street Micro-Project:
Big Bright Monster

Asian Arts Initiative
1100 Block of Pearl Street
(Beneath the viaduct)

July 8
Midnight Vigil: A Delirious Encounter with
Divine Inspiration

The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

July 8
ShowStoppers Musical Theater Camp
Presents: The Wiz

Merriam Theater
250 South Broad Street

July 12
Pop-Up in the Plaza: An Open Air Market

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

July 13
Night Skies in the Observatory

The Franklin Institute
271 North 21st Street

July 14
The Ultimate Supa Sistas! With Ursula Rucker,
Sonia Sanchez & Jessica Care Moore

The African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch Street

Philadelphia's center stage shines 12-1:30pm every Wednesday afternoon with PNC presents Live @ Lunch, a showcase of local music.

July 5: Jacqueline Constance
July 12: Members of Prometheus Chamber Orchestra
July 19: Brianna Cash
July 26: Laura Lizcano
Dilworth Park , 1 South 15th Street, DilworthPark.org


Coming Soon: Pictures in the Park!
Spend Friday evenings in Dilworth Park this summer. Sit and have a cocktail or beer while watching movies on the big screen al fresco. Be sure to bring your own blanket or chair! Films begin at 8:30. Powered by Live Nation.
July 21- Beauty and the Beast (2017)
July 28 - Central Intelligence
August 4 - Jurassic World
August 11 - Trainwreck
August 18 - Avengers: Age of Ultron
August 25 - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

This Summer, Bask in a Book!
Whether you're at the beach, abroad, on a road trip, or having a staycation, you can bring the Free Library with you—so this summer, show them what you're reading! Snap a photo and share it on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram using the hashtag #FreeLibraryAnywhere. Be sure to tag the @FreeLibrary! And while you're reading, why not participate in the Summer of Wonder summer reading program? It's for all ages, at your neighborhood library and online!
Free Library of Philadelphia, 215.686.5322, FreeLibrary.org

“Let them eat Tastykake!”

Eastern State Penitentiary is teaming up with The Bearded Ladies to present the French Revolution as a spectacle of song, dance, and raining Tastykakes for the penitentiary's annual Bastille Day festival on July 15. This "completely historically accurate" reenactment will include appearances by Joan of Arc, Benjamin Franklin, Sojourner Truth, and a six-foot French Baguette. The performance will begin at 5:30pm, culminating in a reenactment of the storming of the Bastille. This event is free and open to the public, though VIP tickets (Which include reserved seating, beer and refreshments, heckling from the lower classes, and revolution goodie bags) are available. For more information, visit EasternState.org/bastille.
Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Avenue, 215.236.3300, EasternState.org

Pairings on the Parkway, Thursdays, 5-8pm
This BYOB series at Sister Cities Park presents singer-songwriter style live music each week through August, 5:30-7:30pm. Logan Square Café inside the park will offer a special summer grilling menu and the Children's Discovery Garden will offer extended hours. Chaddsford Winery will be on-site every week of the series, so for your convenience, you don’t have to BYOB- you can buy a bottle or glass at the park.

July 6- Joy Ike
July 13 - Minerva
July 20 - Elliven
July 27 - Kwesi

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.

Sister Cities Park is full of educational fun all summer long! Bring the kids to take advantage of these free programs, right on the Parkway.

Story Art - Mondays, 10:30am; Nature-inspired stories and crafts with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Free Library of Philadelphia. Presented by TD Bank, along with the Library in the Park Book Cart.

Grow Up Green
- Wednesdays, 10:30am; Outdoor play activity with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation.

Nature in the Park
- July 6 & 20; August 3,17 & 31, 10:30am; Fun-filled science activities from The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.
Sister Cities Park, 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, SisterCitiesPark.org

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