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October 2017

  Happenings Inside
IN Center City

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Next Week- Octoberfest at Dilworth Park!
Autumn sweeps into Dilworth Park with our annual five-day celebration, October 11-15, presented by Live Nation. Try the beer and cocktail garden, offering Bud Light, Victory Brewing Company Festbier, and other beers, as well as specialty cocktails featuring Effen Vodka and Maker’s Mark. Live Nation will curate an entire weekend of live bands and DJs. Dilworth Park Café and Brûlée Catering will offer a special German-inspired menu. New this year - the Made in Philadelphia Fall Market, October 13-15, with local vendors offering handmade goods! Need a ride? Lyft is the official rideshare partner! Download the app and use the code CCDOCT to get $10 off your first ride! Visit our site for menus and info about contests, tastings and more!
Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street, 215.440.5550, DilworthPark.org


For more than 25 years, the Center City District has been making downtown clean, safe and attractive. How are we doing? What can we do better or differently? Take our survey and you could win $250 in restaurant gift certificates! CCDSurvey.com

October 5
Opening Night of The Philadelphia Orchestra

Kimmel Center
300 South Broad Street

October 6
Monument Lab Presents Promument

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
118-128 North Broad Street

October 7
Midtown Village Fall Festival

Between Broad and 11th,
Market and Spruce Streets

October 7 (South) and 15 (West)
Philadelphia Open Studio Tours

Various Locations
215.546.7775 ext. 13

Opens October 12
The Sleeping Beauty

Pennsylvania Ballet
Academy of Music
240 South Broad Street

October 13
Bibliococktails: Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven”

The Rosenbach
2008-2010 Delancey Place

October 13
5th Anniversary Celebration - Fête the Fifth

The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Philadelphia's center stage shines 12-1:30pm Wednesday afternoon with PNC presents Live@Lunch, a showcase of local singer-songwriters. Stop by the PNC booth during Live@Lunch to see how PNC can serve your banking needs and for a chance to get a $10 PNC Bank gift card (first five people) when you show the weekly @CCDParks Twitter post.
October 4: Nelly's Echo
October 11: Matt Cusson
October 18: Philly Keys
Dilworth Park , 1 South 15th Street, DilworthPark.org


All Aboard! Build the Rail Park Happy Hour
Construction of the Rail Park is underway! Stretching from Broad Street at Noble to Callowhill between 11th and 12th Streets, this historic quarter mile will soon become Philadelphia's newest elevated public park. Head to The Trestle Inn on October 4, 5-8pm, for the Build the Rail Park Happy Hour. Twenty percent of all sales will help raise funds for Phase 1 construction. This month, Greensgrow Farms will be there with a pop-up farmers market! Get seasonal vegetables and other produce, plants from their garden center and information on their CSA program, workshops, and ways to get involved at their locations in Kensington and West Philadelphia.
Build the Rail Park Happy Hour, The Trestle Inn, 339 North 11th Street, 267.239.0290, RailParkHH.com

Warby Parker Fall Frames Are Here!
Warby Parker's pairing colorful facefronts with complementary—and still colorful—temples for a dazzling outcome. The rich, scholarly palette is inspired by leather-bound books at a college library (Baltic Blue, Merlot, Amber Tortoise, etc.). Keep an eye out for two new favorites: Cora, a feminine frame with a slight cat-eye, and the rectangular Becker. Warby Parker was founded with a rebellious spirit and a lofty objective: to offer designer eyewear at a revolutionary price, while leading the way for socially conscious businesses. Visit the Warby Parker store in Philadelphia Monday-Saturday 11-7pm; Sunday 11-6pm.
Warby Parker, 1523 Walnut Street, 215.845.0987, WarbyParker.com

Support the Rail Park on Friday the 13th!
Join Atlas Obscura and Timberland on Friday the 13th, 4-7pm, for a spooky gathering at Roy Pitz-Barrel House. Over food and libations (including custom cocktails designed by Roy-Pitz’s mixologists), guests will be treated to a magical evening of tarot reading, storytelling, tunes by the West Philadelphia Orchestra and other evocative wonders. Ticket sales will be donated to the Center City District Foundation for their continued effort to transform the Rail Park. Tickets, $15, include light bites and an open wine, beer, and specialty cocktail bar. Click here for tickets and more information.
Roy Pitz-Barrel House, 990 Spring Garden Street, 215.995.6792, RoyPitzBarrelHouse.com

Power of Pink

Nicole Miller boutique owner Mary K. Dougherty and Jefferson University Hospital Radiologist Dr. Annina Wilkes invite you to embrace the "Power of Pink" on October 12, 6-8pm- a special charity shopping event at Nicole Miller at the Bellevue! Ten percent of event sales will benefit Living Beyond Breast Cancer, a nonprofit organization that provides programs and services to help women whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer. Nicole Miller limited edition pink baseball caps will also be for sale, with 100% of the proceeds donated to the cause. RSVP at 215.546.5007.
Nicole Miller at the Bellevue, 200 South Broad Street, 215.546.5007, NicoleMillerPhiladelphia.com

Big Denim Sale
This month, South Moon Under is offering 20% off ALL Denim (excluding Free People). The sale's on through October 22, so get over there today!
South Moon Under, 1731 Chestnut Street, 215.563.2298, SouthMoonUnder.com

Wine Garden at Collins Park
Unwind with friends and begin the weekend early every Friday with the Wine Garden at Collins Park. Enjoy Chaddsford Winery wine and hard cider by the glass, or by the bottle in one of Center City's most picturesque parks. Proceeds help support the Center City District Foundation, which owns and maintains the park for public enjoyment.
John F. Collins Park, 1707 Chestnut Street, 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.


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