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Mid-June 2017

  Happenings Inside
IN Center City

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Great Games, Cold Drinks and Hot Food at City Hall!
Celebrate summer in the city with an All-American BBQ at Dilworth Park, June 21-25. That's five days of games, grilling, genuine BBQ and fun. Enjoy live music and DJs, curated and powered by Live Nation. Hop in a Lyft and beat the heat in the beer garden with a cold Bud Light or Victory Summer Love Ale and tasty cocktails featuring Effen Vodka and Hornitos Tequila.

The red-white-and-blue festival will offer activities for all ages; guests can enjoy the fountains at Dilworth Park, as well as play cornhole, lawn games and board games all weekend for free. On Saturday, there's also a Patriotic Pooch Pet Costume Contest and a Brûlée Catering BBQ sauce competition. Come and vote! Visit DilworthPark.org for menus, schedules and more.
Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street, 215.440.5500, DilworthPark.org


From 5-7pm every Wednesday, 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!

Wednesdays, 5-7pm
Sips at Dilworth

Dilworth Park
1 South 15th Street

Through July 16
Saturday Night Fever

Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut Street

June 22
Cocktails in the Courtyard:
Summer Down the Shore

Philadelphia History Museum
Marian Mitchell Garden
15 South 7th Street

June 23
Diana Krall

Academy Of Music
240 South Broad Street

June 24
Caribbean Day

Reading Terminal Market
12th and Arch Streets

June 24 – July 9
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

Kimmel Center
Perelman Theater
300 South Broad Street

June 27
Harvey Sachs- Toscanini: Musician of Conscience

Free Library of Philadelphia
Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street

June 30
Faculty Recital: Flute and Voice Programs

The Curtis Institute
Field Concert Hall
1726 Locust Street

July 2
Free First Sunday: Freedom Calling

The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Sister Cities Park is full of educational fun all summer long! Bring the kids to take advantage of these free programs, right on the Parkway.
Story Art - Mondays (Except July 3), 10:30am; Nature-inspired stories and crafts with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Free Library of Philadelphia. Presented by TD Bank, along with the Library in the Park Book Cart.

Grow Up Green - Wednesdays, 10:30am; Outdoor play activity with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation.
Nature in the Park - June 22; July 6 & 20; August 3,17 & 31, 10:30am; Fun-filled science activities from The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.
Sister Cities Park, 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, SisterCitiesPark.org


Philadelphia's center stage shines 12-1:30pm every Wednesday afternoon with PNC presents Live @ Lunch, a showcase of local music.

June 21: Make Music Philly w/ Hurricane Hoss
June 28: Jacob Kelberman
July 5: Jacqueline Constance
July 12: Prometheus Chamber Orchestra
Dilworth Park , 1 South 15th Street, DilworthPark.org

Celebrate the 4th in America's Birthplace!
Wawa Welcome America is a 6-day festival with over fifty free multicultural and multigenerational events celebrating America’s birthday in America’s birthplace – Philadelphia. From June 29-July 4, this citywide festival is jam packed with fireworks, free concerts, free museum days, community events, free outdoor movie screenings, block parties and more! From Hoagie Day on Independence Mall, to Culture on Tap at City Hall, to the big July 4 concert on the Parkway, there's something for everyone. For a complete schedule of events, visit WelcomeAmerica.com
Wawa Welcome America, Various locations, WelcomeAmerica.com

Have a Drink and Support the Rail Park
On June 29 from 7-11pm, stop by Prohibition Taproom to help raise funds for the Rail Park and close the funding gap for Phase 1 construction. Proceeds from the sale of select drafts and a signature cocktail that evening will go directly to support construction.
Prohibition Taproom, 501 North 13th Street, 215.238.1818, Eventbrite.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.

Tickets now on Sale- Best of Philly® Soirée in Dilworth Park!
Join Philadelphia magazine in the heart of Philadelphia on August 3 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 and silent auction, 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 5:30pm). $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

Pairings on the Parkway, Thursdays, 5-8pm
This BYOB series at Sister Cities Park presents singer-songwriter style live music each week through August, 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.

June 22 - Jamie Salvatore
June 29 - Matt Cusson
July 6 - Joy Ike
July 13 -
Sister Cities Park, 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 215.440.5500, SisterCitiesPark.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
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