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June 2017

  Happenings Inside
IN Center City

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Center City District Sips Starts Wednesday!
Starting June 7, 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.

While there, visit the CCD Sips Style Guide for tips from our experts and Wednesday-only deals from Center City's top salons and shops, so you can hit your favorite CCD Sips spots in style all summer long. 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!


Philadelphia's center stage shines 12-1:30pm every Wednesday afternoon with PNC presents Live @ Lunch, a showcase of local music. June performances highlight the city’s active music organizations.
June 7: Dahi Devine
June 14: Julia Rainer + Special Guests
June 21: Make Music Philly w/ Hurricane Hoss
June 28: Nazir Ebo
Dilworth Park , 1 South 15th Street, DilworthPark.org

Wednesdays, 5-7pm
Sips at Dilworth

Dilworth Park
1 South 15th Street

Through June 11
Philly Beer Week

Various Locations

Through June 11
Motown The Musical

Academy Of Music
240 South Broad Street

June 9
Fresh Air with Terry Gross with guest Seth Meyers

Kimmel Center
Verizon Hall
300 South Broad Street

June 9
Philly Film Showcase: June

Philadelphia Film Society
Prince Theater Black Box
1412 Chestnut Street

June 13-18
Fun Home

Forrest Theatre
1114 Walnut St

June 13
BYO Quizzo with Johnny Goodtimes

The Market & Shops at Comcast Center
1701 John F. Kennedy Boulevard

June 14
PAFA After Dark: Revolution

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

June 20
Richard Russo: Everybody’s Fool and Trajectory

Free Library of Philadelphia
Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street

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 - June 8 & 22; 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


Pairings on the Parkway is back! Thursdays, 5-8pm!
This BYOB event returns for another season at Sister Cities Park, featuring 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.

June 8 - Birds Over Arkansas / Phillip & Billip
June 15 - Nelly's Echo
June 22 - Jamie Salvatore
June 29 - Matt Cusson
Sister Cities Park, 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, SisterCitiespark.org

Science So Close to Home
Experience the fascinating science that’s literally in your own backyard in a new exhibit opening June 9, at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. Backyard Adventures is filled with interactive play stations where families can investigate the great outdoors and discover a hidden world of science. Visitors can ride a bee bike, collect nectar, explore a food web pond, copy critter calls, and even dress up like a favorite animal. Engaging in fun activities like mini-golf, children will solve simple physics challenges and uncover the amazing interactions between insects and plants.
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 215.299.1000, ANSP.org

A Grand Old Flag
From star-spangled banners to five-star generals, the June 14 Stripes and Stars Festival celebrates the shared birthday of the American flag and the U.S. Army. Joining in the fun are locations throughout Independence National Historical Park and Historic Philadelphia, including Independence Hall, Betsy Ross House, Christ Church Burial Ground, and the National Constitution Center. Events include flag raising ceremonies, a patriotic parade, a swearing-in of Future Soldiers, a dramatic skydiving demonstration, displays and demonstrations of U.S. Army equipment, giant flag folding demonstrations, and a moving naturalization ceremony. Visit ConstitutionCenter.org/stripesandstars for a complete schedule.
Stripes and Stars Festival, Various Locations, ConstitutionCenter.org

All Aboard! Build the Rail Park Happy Hour
Construction of The Rail Park is underway! 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, celebrating the city's industrial past and cultural heritage. Head to the Trestle Inn on June 7, 5-8pm, for the Build the Rail Park Happy Hour. This month, there'll also be adoptable pets on-site and treats provided by Doggie Style. If you already have a beloved buddy, BYOD - Bring Your Own Dog! Twenty percent of all sales will help raise funds for Phase 1 construction. 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

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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