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Mid-August 2019

Happenings Inside
IN Center City

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Center City District SIPS

Don't Miss Out on Center City District Summer Events

Summer may be winding down, but there is still plenty of time to soak up the sunshine and explore Center City! From learning, playing and creating with kids at Sister Cities Park to toasting with friends and colleagues at your favorite bar, don't miss your last chance to partake in Center City District's summer events. You can still enjoy these fun summer events through their end dates noted below:

Parkway Pals at Sister Cities Park: August 21
CCD SIPS: August 21 & 28
Wine Garden at Collins Park: August 22, 23 & 29
Live at Sister Cities Park: August 22 & 29
TD Bank presents Pictures in the Park at Dilworth Park: August 23

For more event details, visit CenterCityPhila.org. For the latest event updates, follow us on social media.


Through September 8
Sonya Clark: Self-Evident

African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch Street

Through September 15
I Do Not Know What It Is I Am Like:
The Art of Bill Viola

The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway 

August 22
Hands-On Tour: Sleuths and Spies

The Rosenbach
2008-2010 Delancey Place

August 23
Friday Nights: Kevin MacConnell-Dave Posmontier Quartet

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

August 23
Dinos After Dark

The Academy of Natural Sciences of 
Drexel University 
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway 

August 27
Science After Hours: Sci-Chella

The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street 

August 27-November 17

Forrest Theatre
1114 Walnut Street

August 28
Hua Mulan

Merriam Theater
250 South Broad Street

September 3-October 20
Young Frankenstein

Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut Street

September 5-October 13
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

St. Stephen's Theater
923 Ludlow Street

September 18
The Philadelphia Orchestra Opening Night Concert and Gala

Kimmel Center
300 South Broad Street

September 27
Young Professionals Night Out:
Orange Crush

The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Temple University

Coming Soon to Center City District Parks

Live @ Lunch

Wednesdays and Thursdays
September 4-October 17
PNC Bank Presents Live @ Lunch

PNC presents Live @ Lunch is a free, outdoor concert series that brings Philly-made musicians to Dilworth Park! Jazz and R&B tunes will be this season’s inspiration, featuring a unique selection of local talent, which will include Temple University students and alumni on select Thursday afternoons. 

Dilworth Park
1 South 15th Street

Live at Sister Cities Park

September 4-October 16

Rhythm & Brews
Every Wednesday night this season, Rhythm & Brews brings local blues artists to Dilworth Park for a soulful serenade. Refreshing $5 Jim Beam Peach Iced Tea, $6 Stella Artois and $7 wine will be available to guests 21 and older, along with delicious fall-inspired fare from the Air Grille.

Dilworth Park
1 South 15th Street

Friday Night Live

September 6-27
TD Bank presents
Pictures in the Park

For the first time, Sister Cities Park will host free movies under the stars every Friday night in September! Visitors young and old will love the all-star lineup of A-list films, including family favorites and seasonal staples. TD Bank will give away free popcorn to the first 100 guests.

Sister Cities Park
18th Street & the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Jim Beam Peach Stella Artois
Center City District SIPS

CCD Restaurant Week Returns September 15

Center City District Restaurant Week, the twice-yearly culinary event savored by savvy Philadelphia foodies, returns September 15 through September 27 with more than 120 participating restaurants serving up an exciting and delicious variety of three-course dinners for only $35 per person and many serving three-course lunches for $20 per person.

All participating restaurants will feature signature cocktails featuring Maker’s Mark Bourbon and Haku Japanese Vodka to complement their special Restaurant Week menus.

Restaurant Week patrons have the opportunity to win dinner for a year, shopping and 4 tickets to see the legendary icon Madonna live at the Met Philadelphia. Enter to win at CCDRestaurantWeek.com.

Visit CCDRestaurantWeek.com for a list of restaurants and links to make reservations via OpenTable.com. Follow @PhilaRestWeek on Twitter for event updates and share your favorite event photos on Instagram with @PhilaRestWeek and #CCDRW.

Makers Mark Haku Vodka
Open Table

The Met Philly

The Met Philadelphia
Shop Center City

Purchase Best of Philly Soirée Tickets and Support CCCDF

Philadelphia magazine’s Best of Philly Soirée presented by Your Local Mercedes-Benz Dealers returns to Dilworth Park on September 12. The Center City District Foundation is the beneficiary of this year’s event, and a portion of the proceeds from the event will go to the Foundation to support public space improvements in Center City Philadelphia.

Center City District Foundation will also be on-site with a raffle and silent auction! There will be suites to Eagles, Flyers, and Phillies games, gift cards to Philadelphia’s hottest restaurants and more! All proceeds raised will directly benefit the Foundation.

As a friend of the Center City District, we are pleased to offer you a 20% discount on tickets to the Best of Philly Soirée presented by Your Local Mercedes-Benz Dealers. To take advantage of this exclusive offer, visit the tickets section of the Best of Philly site and enter promotional code CCDF19 in the ticketing box at the top left corner. Act fast—this offer ENDS TOMORROW, August 21!

To buy Best of Philly Tickets, click here. To buy Raffle Tickets, click here.


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
Public Ledger Building
660 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106