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Mid-July 2018

  Happenings Inside
IN Center City

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Free Films and Free Popcorn at Dilworth Park
Start Friday!

There’s no better way to spend a Friday night than watching a movie on the big screen right at City Hall, with Pictures in the Park presented by TD Bank! Films start at 8:30pm, bring your own blanket or chair! Plus, every week, there'll be free popcorn (first come, first served), courtesy of TD Bank!

July 20 - Star Wars: The Last Jedi
July 27 - A Wrinkle in Time
August 3 - Black Panther
August 10 - Ready Player One
August 17 - The Greatest Showman
August 24 - Wonder Woman

New this year- Pitchers in the Park at 7:30pm each Friday! Head to the park early and grab a pitcher of your favorite beverage, Bud Light, from the Dilworth Park Café, some popcorn and enjoy spoiler-free movie trivia led by the Philadelphia Film Society, and music soundtracks leading into each movie showing.

Pictures in the Park is powered by Live Nation.
Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street, 215.440.5500, DilworthPark.org


Celebrate summer with Center City District Sips!
Every Wednesday from 5-7pm through August 29 enjoy food and drink specials at over 90 participating bars and restaurants in Center City. Get the full list and more at CCDSips.com. The Hornitos Paloma, the featured cocktail of Sips, a refreshing summer cocktail, found at several of the participating Sips locations. Click here to check out how to make this and other Hornitos cocktails at home here.

Hungry? Stay after Sips for 15% off dinner at participating restaurants including Bellini Grill, Fine Palate, and Davio's.

Follow @ccdsips on Instagram and Twitter for Behind The Bar interviews, insider tips and show us how you sip with #HowISip.

Lyft is the official rideshare partner of CCD Sips. New users to Lyft can receive $10 off their first ride by using the code SIPS2018. All summer long, Lyft is your responsible ride home.

Mondays and Tuesdays, 6pm
Center City Fit Yoga and Boot Camp

Dilworth Park
1 South 15th Street

Wednesdays - Fridays, 4-9pm
Wine Garden

John F. Collins Park
1707 Chestnut Street

Wednesdays - 5-7pm
Sips at Cret Park

Capriccio Café and Bar
Cret Park
16th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

July 17
Dino Drafts Beer Garden

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

July 18
Erasure - World Be Gone Tour

Merriam Theater
250 South Broad Street

July 20
Hands-On Tour: Dracula

The Rosenbach
2008-2010 Delancey Place

July 27
Final Fridays: Summer Magick

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

July 28
Minecraft Day

The Franklin Institute
222 North 21st Street

August 1
Who Got The Jazz: Charlie Parker

African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch Street

August 5
PECO Free First Sunday Family Day:
Story Sharing

The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Philadelphia’s favorite lunchtime concert series presented by PNC is almost over! You only have a few more chances to enjoy a soulful summer soundtrack at City Hall. Shows are 12-1:30pm every Wednesday and Thursday.
- July 18: Orion Sun
- July 19: HoneyChile
- July 25: Jakeya
- July 26: Ty LeMar
Dilworth Park, 1 South 15 Street, 215.440.5500, DilworthPark.org

Parkway Pals - Learning and Fun all Summer Long!
Come outside for a gaggle of educational good times for kids in Sister Cities Park! On Mondays, enjoy Story Art (10:30am) with the Free Library of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation; and the Young Science Hour (11:30am) with The Franklin Institute. On Wednesdays, come out for Grow Up Green (10:30am) with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, Crafty Creations (11:30am) with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, and Nature in the Park (12:30pm) with the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. All programs are free.
Sister Cities Park, 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 215.440.5500, SisterCitiesPark.org

Tickets now on Sale- Best of Philly® Soirée in Dilworth Park!
Join Philadelphia magazine in the heart of Philadelphia on August 2 for an evening of award-winning food, summer cocktails and dancing under the stars in celebration of this year's Best of Philly® winners. While there, be sure to stop by the Center City District Foundation's table. The Foundation is holding a silent auction and raffle, the proceeds of which will support the next generation of public space improvements. Best of Philly Tickets: General admission, $110 (for entrance at 6:30pm); VIP, $165 (entrance at 5:30pm). $95 general admission tickets are available when purchased for groups of five or more. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit BestOfPhilly.com.
Best of Philly® Soirée, Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street, BestOfPhilly.com

Do #CCDSips at City Hall!
The summer’s best happy hour is CCD Sips at Dilworth Park. Every Wednesday from 5–7pm, enjoy refreshing $6 Hornitos and Effen Vodka cocktails, $5 wine, and $4 Michelob Ultra and Bud Light along with a DJ to get you in the mood to groove. Stick around for more fun after Sips, as the DJ spins until 8:30pm, powered by Live Nation. Also- keep an eye out for Temple University Alumni Association Takeovers.

Need a ride to/from? Use the code DILWORTH for $10 off your first Lyft ride.
Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street, 215.440.5500, DilworthPark.org

Rodin Museum Garden Bar
While away your summer evenings in the urban oasis of the Rodin Museum sculpture garden. Enjoy beer, wine, outdoor music, and gallery 5-8pm Wednesdays through Sundays (weather permitting).
Rodin Museum, 2151 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 215-763-8100, RodinMuseum.org

Celebrating Philadelphia's Place in Cinematic History
On August 7, at 6:30pm, come to the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps for a Parkway 100 Community Conversation, "The Rise of the Rocky Steps." Learn how the steps became famous with Steadicam inventor Garrett Brown, Rocky Statue sculptor A. Thomas Schomberg, Greater Philadelphia Film Office Executive Director Sharon Pinkenson, and “Rocky Stories” author Michael Vitez. The talk's followed at 8:15pm by a free outdoor screening in Sister Cities Park of the new documentary, Before Hollywood: Philadelphia and the Birth of the Movies, by History Making Productions. The film tells the story of the city as the cradle of motion pictures and the place where movies took their first steps. Carrie Rickey, the film's producer, and director Andrew Ferrett will introduce the film. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. Wine from Chaddsford Winery, along with craft beer and movie snacks, will be available for sale at the screening.
Philadelphia Museum of Art and Sister Cities Park, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Parkway100.org

Pairings on the Parkway
This BYOB event brings live, singer-songwriter style concerts to Sister Cities Park 5-8pm every Thursday this summer. Logan Square Café inside the park will offer a special summer grilling menu and the Children's Discovery Garden will offer extended hours. You can also enjoy Chaddsford Winery wines by the glass ($6 to $8) and PA craft beer cans ($6), or purchase wine by the bottle to take home ($12 to $18).
- July 19: Everything Turned To Color
- July 26: Amy Fairchild and Thomas Juliano
- August 2: Joy Ike
- August 9: Matt Santry
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. Visit ShopCenterCityPhilly.com to see the eclectic mix of national and independent retailers that await you downtown!


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