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May 2019

Happenings Inside
IN Center City

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Parkway Pals Play Day

Parkway Pals Play Day - Saturday, May 18

Get outside for a gaggle of good times! Play Day at Sister Cities Park is the official kick-off celebration of the 2019 Parkway Pals season. This day-long celebration of laughter and learning will debut on Saturday, May 18 from 11AM-3PM.

Kids and their parents are invited to enjoy an array of free activities and entertainment, which will include book readings from authors and illustrators, B101’s Jessie Jordan and more. The park’s lawn will transform into a playing field during an energetic Soccer Shots demonstration, while Silly Joe leads a sing-along and the Geography Lady gives a lesson on world travel.

Don't miss special appearances from Marty the Moose from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University as well as everyone’s favorite pups on patrol. These meet-and-greet characters will be joined by a real-life Philadelphia Police K-9!

For more event details, visit CCDParks.org. Follow @CCDParks on Twitter for event updates and share your favorite event photos on Instagram with @CCDParks and #SisterCitiesPark.


Through May 11
Philly Tech Week


Through May 31
Celebration of Black Arts

Multiple Locations

May 10 - 11
The Illusionists - Live from Broadway

Merriam Theater
250 South Broad Street

May 10 - 12
Rittenhouse Square Fine Craft Fair

Rittenhouse Square
18th and Walnut Street

May 14 - July 14
Legally Blonde: The Musical

Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut Street

May 18
Barnes Takeover: "P is for

The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

May 18
Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival

Multiple Locations

May 20
In Focus Gallery Talk:

Scabello Side Chair
The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

May 28 - June 9
Broadway Philadelphia Presents
The Book of Mormon

Academy of Music
240 South Broad Street

June 2
PECO Free First Sunday
Family Day: Summer Solstice

The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

June 7 - 9
Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show

Rittenhouse Square
210 West Rittenhouse Square

Vikings: Beyond the Legend at The Franklin Institute

Rothman Orthopaedics Presents Center City Fit at Dilworth Park

Disco Skate

Mondays Through October 14

Rothman Orthopaedics presents Center City Fit wants you to be the best version of yourself. Zumba® dance fitness is a great way to stay in shape while having fun. Trainer Dwayne Townsend will instruct free sessions from 6PM - 7PM.

Dilworth Park
1 South 15th Street

Stortytime with Marty the Moose

Tuesdays Through July 23
Boot Camp

Rothman Orthopaedics presents Center City Fit is a one-of-a-kind fitness program that welcomes participants of all skill levels. Check out this Boot Camp class with trainer Guy Nanni on Tuesdays through July 23 from 6PM - 7PM.

ilworth Park
1 South 15th Street

Sweetheart Skate

June 1
Zumba® Dance for Peace

Rothman Orthopaedics presents Center City Fit is hosting a special event. This expression of love and togetherness will help participants become a part of “One Big Family.” A variety of professional instructors will lead this event from 2PM - 4PM.

Dilworth Park
1 South 15th Street

Center City District SIPS

Center City District SIPS Returns June 5

This summer, Center City District and EFFEN Original Vodka partner for the return of Center City District SIPS, the highly anticipated, Happy Hour tradition.

Beginning June 5, Center City District SIPS takes place in bars and restaurants on Wednesday evenings from 5:00PM - 7:00PM through August 28. More than 80 participating bars will offer $6 signature cocktails featuring EFFEN Vodka, $5 wine, $4 beer and half-priced appetizers.

This summer, follow @CCDsips on Instagram for pics of your favorite bars, your favorite drinks and people telling us how #EverySipHasAStory!


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Shop Center City

Shop Center City - May Retail Events

ShopCenterCityPhilly.com is THE source for what's in and of the moment. Learn from those in-the-know why Condé Nast Traveler named Philadelphia the Best Shopping City in America.

Shop, savor and explore great deals and retail events you can only find in downtown Philadelphia. Shopping for the perfect gift for Mom this Mother's Day? On May 10 - 11, you can meet designer Gretchen Ventura and enjoy a day of shopping gorgeous jewelry with (or for) the special women in your life at Joan Shepp! Visit lululemon's Mother's Day Pop-Up Shop at 1720 Walnut Street on May 11 from 11AM - 3PM to view unique, locally-made jewelry from designer Jamie Sosonkin. Wedding season is also right around the corner! Brides-to-be can find some wedding inspo at Jewelers' Row District Bridal Showcase on May 11.

For details on these and more retail happenings, visit ShopCenterCityPhilly.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
660 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106