Mid-August 2017

  Happenings Inside
IN Center City

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Only Three More Weeks of CCD Sips!
5-7pm every Wednesday through August 30, 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!


Pictures in the Park, Fridays, 8:30-10:30pm
Your favorite movies made even better- with beers, seasonal cocktails, and all your friends. Be sure to bring your own blanket or chair!
August 18 - Avengers: Age of Ultron
August 25 - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street, 215.440.5500, DilworthPark.org

Wednesdays, 5-7pm
Sips at Dilworth

Dilworth Park
1 South 15th Street

August 16-20
Come Together Dance Festival

Suzanne Roberts Theatre
480 South Broad Street

August 17 and 31
Nature in the Park

Sister Cities Park
18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

August 19
PNC Grow Up Great

Kimmel Center
300 South Broad Street

August 27
Resounding Voices Choral Series: Celebrate!

The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

August 24, 30 and September 6
Fierce Healing Yoga @ AAMP

The African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch Street

Center City District Restaurant Week is coming! 
From September 10-19, participating restaurants will offer three-course dinners for only $35 and three-course lunches for $20. Click Here for the full list of restaurants, menus, and easy online reservations through OpenTable. You can also enter the contest for 52 restaurant gift certificates! Follow us on Twitter, @PhilaRestWeek, for the latest news.
Center City District Restaurant Week is presented by TD Bank and OpenTable.

Lyft is the official rideshare partner! Download the app and use the code ccdRW17 to get $10 off your first ride!


Great American Solar Eclipse
On August 21, Philadelphia will be able to view the most spectacular astronomical event to be seen from earth: a solar eclipse. The Franklin Institute’s team of expert science educators will help YOU experience this science spectacle and learn about why this event is so remarkable. Solar eclipse-related programming will take place starting at Noon in the Fels Planetarium, Franklin Hall and even along Winter Street, where museum guests will have the opportunity to build a safe solar viewer, learn about astronomy, and prepare for the big moment at 2pm. Free with General Admission ticket purchase.
The Franklin Institute, 222 North 20th Street, 215.448.1200, FI.edu

Coming Soon: The Bar Method
The Bar Method is opening its first studio location in Pennsylvania in the fall. A one-hour class provides an inspirational full body workout that not only tones your whole body but forces you to connect your body with your mind, empowering you both inside the studio and out. The Bar Method uses isometric exercises to strengthen and tone all major muscle groups followed by stretching to elongate and lengthen the body. Sign up for a free class and learn more about the discounted Founder’s Membership.
The Bar Method Rittenhouse, 255 South 17th St, 2nd Floor, rittenhouse.BarMethod.com

Urban Oasis Turned Wine Garden
Unwind with friends and begin the weekend early every Friday with the Wine Garden at Collins Park. Enjoy Chaddsford Winery wine and hard cider by the glass ($5 to $9), or by the bottle ($10.49 to $21.99. Buy three bottles and save 10%!) in one of Center City's most picturesque parks. Proceeds help support the Center City District Foundation, which owns and maintains the park for public enjoyment.
John F. Collins Park, 1707 Chestnut Street, 215.440.5500, JohnFCollinsPark.org

Philly Sports Leagues Fall Registration Now Open!
Sign up now with friends or as a free agent and you'll be put on a team. Registration includes team shirts, prizes and post-game bar specials! Fall leagues include: basketball, bowling, cornhole, dodgeball, field hockey, floor hockey, football, kickball, soccer, softball, tennis, ultimate frisbee, volleyball and glow yoga.
Philly Sports Legues, Various Locations, PhillyLeagues.com

Pairings on the Parkway, Thursdays, 5-8pm
This BYOB series at Sister Cities Park presents singer-songwriter style live music each week, 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.
August 17 - Tim Williams
August 24 - Matt Santry
August 31 - John Grecia & Drew Nielands

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.

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