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Mid-July 2016

  Happenings Inside
IN Center City

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This week, before the Democratic National Convention, come to the Greenfield Lawn at Dilworth Park for the Political Moviefest! Four nights of free outdoor movies about Presidents and politics, to get you in the election year mood, right outside City Hall. Films will start at approximately 8:30pm.
July 20: Selma, PG13
July 21: The Manchurian Candidate (1962), PG13
July 22: The American President, PG13
July 23: All the President's Men, PG
Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street, DilworthPark.org


Center City District Sips happens 5-7pm every Wednesday through September 28, with $5 cocktails featuring 2 Gingers, $4 wine, $3 beer and half-priced appetizers all over Center City! Over 80 bars and restaurants are participating, including the new Dilworth Park Café. Get the full list and specials at CCDSips.com. Sponsored by 2 Gingers and American Express.

Pairings On the Parkway

Sister Cities Park
18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

July 20 & 27
PNC presents Live@Lunch
Dilworth Park
1 South 15th Street

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July 20
Natashia Deón: Grace

Free Library of Philadelphia
Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street

July 20
Laughs On Philly: Unpasteurized

Milkboy Philadelphia
1100 Chestnut Street

July 21
A Midsummer's Eve, Celebrating Life,
Love, and Tu B'Av

National Museum of American Jewish History
101 South Independence Mall East

July 21
Artime Storytime: Madeline

The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

July 22-27

Various Locations

July 29
Art After 5: Joanna Pascale

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway


DNC Happy Hours at Dilworth Park
With the Democratic National Convention in town, Dilworth Park is hosting All-American Happy Hours right in the middle of everything, alongside historic City Hall. Stop on by, July 26 and 28, 5-8pm, to take in the sights and sounds of the city, while enjoying music, games and great food and drink specials from the Dilworth Park Café and the Air Grille. Plus, the July 27 Center City District Sips at Dilworth Park will have extended hours- 5-9pm!
All-American Happy Hours, Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street, 215.440.5500, DilworthPark.org

Best of Philly® Soirée Returns to Dilworth Park!
Join Philadelphia magazine in the heart of Philadelphia on August 4 for an evening of award-winning food, summer cocktails and dancing under the stars in celebration of this year's Best of Philly® winners. Guests can taste food from the city’s best restaurants, enjoy live entertainment, and take part in some of the best that the city has to offer. Also, there will be a raffle, the proceeds of which will go to the Center City District Foundation. Tickets: General admission, $99 (for entrance at 6:30pm); VIP, $165 (entrance at 5pm). $80 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

On the Campaign Trail
In 1972, political journalist Timothy Crouse’s book Boys on the Bus captured the unique experience of covering the Presidential campaign. But the boys on the 1972 bus would not recognize the experience of their counterparts today, the young people (boys AND girls) covering the 2016 presidential election. Chris Satullo, former Philadelphia Inquirer columnist and Director of News and Civic Engagement at WHYY, now Civic Engagement Consultant for the Committee of Seventy, will lead a conversation on July 24 with four national journalists covering the 2016 race: Scott Detrow (NPR), Caitlin Huey-Burns (Real Clear Politics), Jenna Johnson (Washington Post), Dan Merica (CNN) and Zeke J. Miller (Time Magazine). Registration opens at 5:30pm, with the program at 6pm. Tickets are $15.
Girls and Boys on the Bus, Pipeline at The Graham Building, 30 South 15th Street, 15th Floor, 215.557.3600, Seventy.org

Seven Days of Happiness and Wine
The Di Bruno Bros. Bottle Shop at the Franklin now offers wine by the glass! The new wine options join a wide selection of craft beers, rotating taps, cheese boards, charcuterie plates and other great menu items. There's also a happy hour, 4-6pm, seven days a week, with $2 off all drafts, beer flights, and cheese flights and plates.
Di Bruno Bros. Bottle Shop at The Franklin, 834 Chestnut Street, 267.519.3115, DiBrunoBottleShop.com

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.

Brought to you by the Center City District
and Central Philadelphia Development Corporation
Public Ledger Building
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