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Mid-June 2018

  Happenings Inside
IN Center City

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All-American BBQ at City Hall!
Come one, come all, to a summertime staple, the All-American BBQ, June 20-24 in Dilworth Park! Five days of live music and DJs powered by Live Nation, food, games, line dancing, contests and more. Chefs will turn the park into a BBQ pit, grilling pulled pork sandwiches, house-pulled chicken, smoked BBQ wings, and burgers, along with all sorts of sweet county fair treats. To wash it all down, stop in the Bud Light Beer Garden or try a handmade cocktail, featuring Maker’s Mark Bourbon. The All-American BBQ at Dilworth Park is free and open to the public, with food and drinks pay-as-you-go.

On Thursday, meet George and Martha Washington, while sampling Budweiser Freedom Reserve Lager! Dress up your four-legged friends on Saturday for a patriotic pooch pet costume contest and a chance to win a brand new Bud Light gas grill! Compete in a watermelon-eating contest on Sunday for a chance to win a grill tool set, courtesy of Budweiser! For menus and a complete schedule, click here.
Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street, 215.440.5500, DilworthPark.org


Every Wednesday, 5-7pm, enjoy $6 cocktails, $5 wine, $4 beer and half-priced appetizers all over Center City! Get the full list of participants and specials at CCDSips.com. While you're there, check out featured drink recipes to create Hornitos Tequila cocktails at home. Stay after Sips for 15 percent off dinner at select restaurants. Follow @CCDSips on Twitter and Instagram and tag your pics #HowISip. Lyft is the official rideshare partner for Center City District Sips. Download the app and use the code SIPS2018 to get $10 off your first ride.

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

Dilworth Park
1 South 15th Street

Mondays, 10:30am and 11:30am
Wednesdays, 10:30am, 11:30am and 12:30pm
Parkway Pals

Sister Cities Park
18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Wednesdays and Thursdays, Noon-1:30pm
PNC presents Live @ Lunch

Dilworth Park
1 South 15th Street

Thursdays, 5-8pm
Pairings on the Parkway

Sister Cities Park
18th Street & the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Through June 24
Don’t Dress for Dinner

Lantern Theater Company
St. Stephen’s Theater
923 Ludlow Street

June 20
Jamie Bernstein- Famous Father Girl:
A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein

Free Library of Philadelphia
Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street

June 25
Conquering Cancer

The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street

June 29
Final Fridays: All That Jazz

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

July 1
PECO Free First Sunday Family Day:
Summer Games

The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Everyone's invited to City Hall on June 28 from 3pm-8pm for the Summer Love Launch Party featuring the Neighborhood Arts Celebration! It's the first party of the Wawa Welcome America festival, taking over Dilworth Park and the City Hall Courtyard. Enjoy non-stop entertainment on multiple stages celebrating Philadelphia artists and neighborhoods along with food and drink. From 3-8pm, beat the heat with refreshing summer cocktails and cold beers while sitting outside at the Dilworth Park Café & Air Grille. Produced in partnership with Wawa Welcome America; the Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy; the Office of the City Representative; and Center City District.
Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street, DilworthPark.org


Friday Night Live at Dilworth Park
Jam out with some of your favorite local bands heard on 93.3 WMMR with free live music from 5-8pm. Plus, look for appearances by WMMR DJs and enjoy Bud Light specials and cocktails featuring Effen Pure Vodka.

• June 29: Vital Stats
• July 6: Jamie and the Guarded Heart
• July 13: Rob Clancy
Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street, 215.440.5500, DilworthPark.org

The Philly Ice Cream Scoop
On June 30 the largest ice cream festival in the country returns to the Reading Terminal Market. Enjoy ice cream from Bassetts Ice Cream, Bright Yellow Creamery, Cappogiro, Chilly Philly, Franklin Fountain, Kreider's, Lil' Pop Shop, Little Baby's Ice Cream, Miller's Twist, Weckerly's Ice Cream, and Zsa's Ice Cream, plus ice cream specials from dozens of Reading Terminal Market merchants.
Reading Terminal Market, 12th & Arch Streets, 215.922.2317, ReadingTerminalMarket.org

Wine Garden at Collins Park
Every Wednesday-Friday this summer, unwind with friends 4-9pm in the Wine Garden at Collins Park, a green oasis with the intimate look and feel of a private garden located at 1707 Chestnut Street. Enjoy Chaddsford 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). Proceeds from the Wine Garden at Collins Park will help support the Center City District Foundation.
John F. Collins Park, 1707 Chestnut Street, 215.440.5500, JohnFCollinsPark.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