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January 2018

IN Center City

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Sister Cities Park

Dilworth Park offers a place to sit and enjoy urban life on the west side of City Hall.
Open 7 days a week, 6am-1am.
1 S 15th Street | DilworthPark.org | Facebook

Park Features

Dilworth Park Café, M-F: 7:30am-6pm; Sa-Su: 11am-6pm
Now offering beer, wine and cocktails M-F: 5-6pm; Sa-Su: All day

XFINITY WiFi is available throughout Dilworth Park.

January Happenings @ Dilworth Park
Some programs are weather permitting. Schedule and performances subject to change.

Rothman Institute Ice Rink
M-Th: Noon-9pm; F: Noon-11pm; Sa: 11am-11pm; Su: 11am-8pm
The Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park is an unparalleled entertainment experience in a wonderfully unique urban setting. Open daily, admission is $3 for children ages 10 and under and $5 for adults. Skate rental is $10. Penguin skate aids, $10. Visit DilworthPark.org/wintergarden/rothman-rink/ for special holiday hours, events, rental information, and more. Also, January 2-14, post your skating photos online with #RothmanRink and you could win tickets to see the Eagles and James Taylor, as well as tickets to the Rothman Rink!


Wednesdays, 6pm
Start the new year off right with weekly workouts led by professional trainers on the Rothman Rink. Regular admission and skate rental fees apply. Class is designed for intermediate and experienced skaters.

College Nights
Thursdays, 5-9pm
College students show their ID and pay $2 for admission plus skate rental for an evening of fun with friends at the Rothman Rink. Discount cannot be used in conjunction with other offers.

Sled Skating presented by Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
January 3, 10:30am-Noon; January 13, 9:15am-10:45am; January 31, 10:30am-Noon
The Rothman Rink is accessible for everyone again this season! With sled skating, adults and children with disabilities can reserve a sled to use during the scheduled sessions. Reservations are required. Click here for a complete schedule and to register.

Skate. Pride. Love.
January 23, 6-9pm
In partnership with the Philadelphia Gay News, celebrate universal love for everyone. Enjoy entertainment from Brittany Lynn of Philly Drag Mafia and DJ Carl Michaels, along with drink specials and specially priced menu items. Join the rainbow of fun. Also- performances by Temple University's LGBTQIA+ advocacy a cappella group, Pitch, Please.

Silent Philly
January 19, 6-10pm
Listen to tunes via headphones that allow you to choose the music! Select between three different live DJs who are each competing for your attention! Be sure to warm up after you skate inside the Rothman Cabin all night long with Victory Brewing! Be one of the first to try their all new brew with chances to win prizes and gift baskets. To register to skate, click here.

Zombie Skate
January 26, 7-10pm
Calling all zombies! Victory Brewing will be choosing the best dressed zombie for a prize including a Victory gift card, Eastern State Penitentiary tickets and Rothman Rink passes. Be on the lookout for zombies from Eastern State Penitentiary's Terror Behind the Walls lurking around. Zombie-themed food specials and Victory's HopDevil will be available for purchase in the Rothman Cabin.

Princess and Pirate Skate
January 20, 2-4pm
Kids are invited for pirate adventures and princess tales. Come dressed as your favorite princess or swashbuckler for an afternoon of sailing and twirling around the Rothman Rink. Kids can also keep busy with make-and-take crafts and complimentary face painting. Also- a treasure hunt through the America's Garden Capital Maze!

Rothman Institute Cabin
M-Th: 11am-9pm; F-Sa: 11am-11pm; Su: 11am-8pm

Cozy up with warm cocktails like DeKuyper Cordial-spiked Hot Chocolate or festive drinks featuring Hornitos Tequila along with craft beers from Victory Brewing and Stella Artois. Many offerings to savor and share such as mac and cheese and chili are available on the artfully crafted menu. Adults 21 and over can enjoy a glass of wine, a specialty cocktail and a selection of beer starting at 5pm on weekdays, and 11am on the weekends. On Saturdays and Sundays stop in for Brrrrrunch Cocktails like Bloody Marys or Blood Orange Effen Mimosas. For information and events, visit DilworthPark.org/wintergarden/rothman-cabin/.


Game Nights
Tuesdays, 6-8pm
Whether it’s Battleship, Checkers, or Operation, Rothman Cabin has the games, playful cocktails- featuring Hornitos Tequila- and food to keep the fun and laughter flowing.

Cocktails and Cold Ones
Wednesdays, 5-7pm
Enjoy this winter happy hour in the Rothman Cabin with $6 Effen Vodka cocktails, $5 wine and $4 Bud Light draft beers, along with specially-priced food items from the Dilworth Park Air Grille. Need a ride? Lyft is the official rideshare partner for the Rothman Cabin.

Karaoke Nights
Fridays, 6-9pm
Sing the night away in the Rothman Cabin with tunes, drinks, food, and good times!


America's Garden Capital Maze
Stroll through the America's Garden Capital Maze at Dilworth Park, a holiday-inspired garden created in partnership with Greater Philadelphia Gardens. For more information, visit DilworthPark.org/wintergarden/maze/. The maze is also supported by Ambler Arboretum of Temple University.

Feeling garden inspiration? Join the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society for a variety of gardening workshops that will have you dreaming of spring! All programs are free, but registration is required at PHSOnline.org/wintergarden. All garden programs are held in the Rothman Cabin.

Terrarium How-To (Adults)
January 9, 5:30-6:30pm
Learn how to create and maintain a beautiful, indoor, miniature garden. 

Create a Succulent Dish Garden (Adults)
January 23, 5:30-6:30pm
Learn how to create and maintain a beautiful succulent dish garden. 

Terrarium How-To (Family)
January 13, 10-11am
Learn how to create and maintain a beautiful, indoor, miniature garden. 

Seed Starting (Family)
January 27, 10-11am
Get a jump on Spring! Learn the basics of starting seeds indoors and out. Participants will take home newly planted seeds to transplant in their garden.

Sister Cities Park

Sister Cities Park offers a variety of fun activities in a beautifully landscaped setting.
Open 7 days a week, 6am-1am.
18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway | SisterCitiesPark.org | Facebook

Park Features

Logan Square Café, (Closed until January 8) M-F: 9am-3pm; Sa-Su: 8am-3pm
215.665.8600, LoganSquareCafe.com

Imagination Playground sponsored by Beneficial Bank and
Children's Discovery Garden, M-Su: 10am-5pm.
215.440.5500, SisterCitiesPark.org

Library in the Park Book Cart presented by TD Bank

AMOR sculpture, southeast corner of the park.

John F. Collins Park

John F. Collins Park is a small quiet oasis off busy Chestnut Street in Center City Philadelphia. It's a relaxing spot for lunch, reading, or just enjoying a beautiful day.

Through the generosity of the William Penn Foundation, the Center City District has restored the park's fountain, benches, landscaping and lighting. John F. Collins Park is owned and operated by the Center City District Foundation.
M-F: 8:30am-5pm; Sa: 10:45am-5pm; Su: 12-5pm
1707 Chestnut Street | JohnFCollinsPark.org | Facebook

Three Parkway Plaza

Cret Park is a beautifully landscaped plaza and a great place to relax, grab a cup of coffee, or enjoy some light fare with a friend at Capriccio Café.
16th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway | CretPark.org | Facebook

Park Features

Capriccio Café and Bar
M-F: 6:30am-10pm; Sa & Su: 8am-10pm
Now offering beer, wine and cocktails after 11am!

215.735.9797, CapriccioCafe.com

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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