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July 2018

  Happenings Inside
IN Center City

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Do #CCDSips at City Hall!
The summer’s best happy hour is CCD Sips at Dilworth Park. Every Wednesday from 5–7pm through August 29 (except July 4), 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. On July 11, sip on #TempleMade cocktails and hangout with fellow Owls during the Temple University Alumni Association Takeover.

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


Philadelphia’s favorite lunchtime concert series presented by PNC continues! For July, alternative R&B is in the spotlight. From 12-1:30pm every Wednesday and Thursday, enjoy lunch alfresco in Dilworth Park as the city’s left-of-center crooners and songstresses provide a soulful soundtrack to the summer.
- July 5: Balmour
- July 11: Tsehaitu
- July 12: Selena Carrera
- July 18: Orion Sun
- July 19: HoneyChile
- July 25: Jakeya
- July 26: Ty LeMar
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

July 4
Party on the Parkway,
Wawa Welcome America Concert and Fireworks

Benjamin Franklin Parkway

July 5
Stars of Page and Screen

The Rosenbach
2008-2010 Delancey Place

July 6
First Friday! Rhythmic Fireworks:
Cotler and Velez

The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

July 6
Films at AAMP: Collective Conscious Shorts

African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch Street

July 7-8, 14-15
Messy Marvelous Mixtures

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Through July 8
Keith Smith at Home

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

July 10
Night Skies in the Observatory

The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street

Opens July 11
BalletX Summer Series 2018

The Wilma Theater
265 South Broad Street

July 12
We (Too) Are Philly Poetry Festival

Friends Center
1501 Cherry Street

The Friday Night Live free concert series is almost over! It's your last chance to jam out with favorite local bands heard on 93.3 WMMR, powered by Live Nation, 5-8pm. The live music runs 5:30-7:30pm, but you can grab snacks, Bud Light specials and cocktails featuring Effen Vodka from the Air Grille all night long.
- July 6: Jamie and the Guarded Heart
- July 13: Rob Clancy
Dilworth Park, 1 South 15 Street, 215.440.5500, DilworthPark.org


Celebrate summer with Center City District Sips!
Every Wednesday from 5-7pm through August 29 (except July 4) enjoy food and drink specials at over 90 participating bars and restaurants in Center City. Get the full list and more at CCDSips.com.

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

Hungry? Stay after Sips for 15% off dinner at participating restaurants including Bellini Grill, Fine Palate, and Garces Trading Company.

If you need a ride to or from CCD Sips, use the code SIPS 2018 for $10 off your first Lyft ride.

Bottomless Brunch Debuts at Veda
Veda Modern Indian Bistro has just unveiled a new brunch menu featuring bottomless mimosas for $15 per person. On Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30am-2:30pm, Veda offers classic brunch dishes with an Indian twist. The new à la carte brunch menu also includes suggested pairings of $8 wine and cocktails to guide those who are less familiar with the tastes and flavors of Indian cuisine. For those looking for a healthy alternative to brunch cocktails, Veda also offers a selection of seasonal mocktails including the Turmeric Bliss made with turmeric ginger-tea, mint and lime.
Veda Modern Indian Bistro, 1920 Chestnut Street, 267.519.2001, VedaPhilly.com

Activate Your Brand on Philadelphia's Center Stage
Are you trying to build consumer awareness of your brand? Start the conversation and drive engagement by hosting your experiential event at Dilworth Park, where you can reach an average of 35,000 visitors every weekday.

Contact Venue Sales Specialist Sarah Anello, at 215.440.5507 or rentals@centercityphila.org, or visit or visit DilworthPark.org/rentals/ for more information.

A Farm for the City, in Center City
This summer, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has opened Farm for the City, a pop-up urban agriculture project on Thomas Paine Plaza, next to the Municipal Services Building. The project highlights the role community gardeners play in strengthening neighborhoods and the gardens' positive impact on some of the most pressing issues facing our communities, such as food insecurity. The interactive exhibit and working farm invites the public to learn more about community gardening through free workshops, public forums, and activities during the growing season. The farm is open Monday-Friday: 8am-8pm, Saturday and Sunday: 10am–6pm.
Farm for the City, 1401 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, 215.988.8800, PHSOnline.org

Pairings on the Parkway
This BYOB event brings live, singer-songwriter style concerts to Sister Cities Park 5-8pm every Thursday this summer. 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).
- July 5: Nelly's Echo
- July 12: Matt Cusson
- July 19: Everything Turned To Color
- July 26: Amy Fairchild and Thomas Juliano
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!

Parkway Pals - Learning and Fun all Summer Long!
Come outside for a gaggle of educational good times for kids in Sister Cities Park! On Mondays, 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 (except July 4), 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

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