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May 2017

IN Center City

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For up-to-date information on programs, events and updates for parks maintained by CCD, follow @CCDParks.

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-Su: 7am-7pm
Air Grille, M-Su: 11am-4pm

XFINITY WiFi is available throughout Dilworth Park.

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

Spring Training Fitness!
Free Spring Training workouts continue through May in Dilworth Park at City Hall! On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, join in on a variety of sports and fitness programs, conducted by experts in the field of personal fitness. Yoga, Zumba, fitness boot camp, running- it's all here to get you informed and in shape for spring and summer. All season long, you can also fuel up with healthy offerings from the Dilworth Park Café. Spring Training is presented by Rothman Institute with partners Optimal Sport Health Clubs and City Fit Girls.

Visit DilworthPark.org/springtraining/ for class schedules and more information.

Tuesdays (through May 22) at Noon
Take a moment to breathe, relax and quiet your mind midday while building up muscle, strength and balance with Optimal Sport instructors. Be sure to bring your own mat.

City Fit Girls Running Club
Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Each and every Wednesday, lace-up your running shoes for a 3-5 mile trek through Center City. City Fit Girls is an all-levels running and fitness community for women and meets at Dilworth Park near the information center.

Boot Camp
Tuesdays (through May 22) at 6pm
Push the physical limits of your body with these total body workouts. Each week, meet up with top-notch Optimal Sport trainers who have their own high intensity approaches to whip you into shape.

Thursdays (through May 31) at 6pm
Zumba gets your body going with a calorie-burning dance party set to Latin and pop music hits (powered by Live Nation), led by expert instructors from Optimal Sport. Dr. Wellens from the Rothman Institute will be at the May 24 session for a stretching demo!

Zumba® Fest - Dance for Peace
May 19, 1-4pm
Zumba® Fest - Dance for Peace is designed to show that Zumba® can be an outlet for love and togetherness creating "One Big Family" right in the heart of Center City Philadelphia. Zumba® is exercise in disguise, and good for one's mental and physical health, so come share the love, and dance your way to fitness. Free.

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, M-F: 9am-3pm; Sa-Su: 8am-3pm
215.665.8600, LoganSquareCafe.com

Boat Pond and Children's Discovery Garden, M-Su: 10am-5pm (Opens April 27)
215.440.5500, SisterCitiesPark.org

Sister Cities Park Visitor Center, Th-Su: 10am-5pm (Opens May 10)
267.514.4760, PHLVisitorCenter.com

Library in the Park Book Cart presented by TD Bank

AMOR sculpture, southeast corner of the park.

May Happenings @ Sister Cities Park
Some programs are weather permitting. Schedule and performances subject to change.

Storybook Weekend
May 12 and 13, 11am-3pm

This festival brings together cultural partners and visiting authors for a weekend of book-based fun in Sister Cities Park! Enjoy story readings by special guest readers and local authors, along with music, make-and-take crafts, face painting and balloon art. Kids can also meet Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat, a K-9 unit, a police horse, and tour a real-life Philadelphia fire truck! The Free Library of Philadelphia will be on-site with the Book Bike and library card sign-ups. You're also encouraged to bring gently used books to add to the Library in the Park Book Cart presented by TD Bank. Throughout the weekend, grab lunch or snacks at the Logan Square Café. Partners include WHYY and The Free Library of Philadelphia. Click here for a complete schedule and details.

Mother's Day Brunch
May 12 and 13, 10am

Bring the family to Logan Square Café for a special Mother's Day Brunch! Celebrate mom with a VIP meet-and-greet with your favorite super hero mom. Pair it with Storybook Weekend for two fun-filled days of activites, storytelling and more throughout the park. $10.95 for children 12 and under, $18.95 for adults, free for kids one and under. (Children one year and under must have a ticket if they require a seat.) Reservations required, please click here.

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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