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Mid-April 2019

Happenings Inside
IN Center City

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Boat Pond

Sister Cities Park Boat Pond Opens on April 26

Set sail once again in Sister Cities Park starting April 26! Enjoy the pleasures of sailing in the boat pond. Bring your own model boat or buy one at the park to navigate the shallow waters for hours of fun. Small boats are $3 and large boats are $5.

While visiting Sister Cities Park, don't forget to check out the all-new Sister Cities Café. The café features new seating and dining options, including kid-friendly fare like hot dogs, mac & cheese, grilled cheese, chicken fingers, and more!

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.


April 16 – August 18
The Impressionist’s Eye

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

April 20 - 21
African American History and Culture Showcase

Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street

April 26 - May 4
Philadelphia Science Festival
Multiple Locations

April 26 - May 5
Opera Philadelphia Presents La Bohème
Academy of Music
240 South Broad Street

April 26
Center City Jazz Festival

Multiple Locations

April 27
Lecture: Makeda Best on the Origins of Social Reform Photography in America

The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

May 1 - 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
Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival

Multiple Locations

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

Academy of Music
240 South Broad Street

Center City District Foundation

Center City District Parks Events


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

Boot Camp

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.

Dilworth Park
1 South 15th Street

Parkway Pals Play Day

May 18
Parkway Pals Play Day

Get outside for a gaggle of good times! From 11AM - 3PM, kids and their parents are invited to enjoy an array of free activities and entertainment, including readings from authors and illustrators, face painting, live music and more.

Sister Cities Park
210 North 18th Street

Shop Center City

Shop Center City - 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. Macy's Center City becomes one of 36 stores nationwide to launch STORY, a narrative-driven retail experience. The shop's inaugural theme of "Color" invites shoppers to explore and experience color through a curated assortment of merchandise for men, women, kids and home. More than 70 small businesses featuring more than 400 products come together to make STORY at Macy’s a unique gifting destination.With themes changing every few months, STORY at Macy’s will deliver new concepts through unique collaborations, narrative-driven merchandising and programming.

For details on this and more retail happenings this season, 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

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Center City District and Central Philadelphia Development Corporation
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660 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106