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September 2016

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-F: 7am-7pm; Sa-Su: 10am-6pm

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

Capogiro @ Dilworth Park, 7 days: 11am-9pm

LOVE sculpture, northwest corner of the park. Take a picture, tag it #LOVEatDilworth!

XFINITY WiFi is available throughout Dilworth Park.

September Happenings @ Dilworth Park
Some programs are weather permitting. Schedule and performances subject to change. DilworthPark.org/events/



August 31-September 1, 11am-1:30pm
Dog Days

Stop by the Dog Days at Dilworth booth each day to check out a personal dog trainer, ask a local veterinarian a question or learn about adopting your own furry friend. Dog Days partners: The Philly Dog, Zoom Room, Muttropolitan, Whole Animal Gym, Queen Village Animal Hospital, Morris Animal Refuge, Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, Red Paw Emergency Relief Team and Dilworth Park Café.

Wednesdays, through September 28, 5-7pm
Yappy Hours

Come, sit and stay at Dilworth Park's Yappy Hours, part of Dog Days at Dilworth Park! Pets and owners are invited to come to the southern end of the park and join the Friends of Center City and Dilworth Park for CCD Sips-priced cocktails, featuring: $5 sangria, $4 wine and $3 beer. Also- post a photo to Instagram of your dog at Yappy Hours tagged #YappyHours and #DilworthPark and you could win prizes! Yappy Hours partners: Zoom Room, Whole Animal Gym, Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, Morris Animal Refuge, Red Paw Emergency Relief Team and Dilworth Park Café.


Wednesdays, 11am-2pm
Farmers' Market at Dilworth Park
Get your fill of fresh at this weekly farmers' market, where everything goes right from the dirt to Dilworth. Health is definitely in season, and with an abundance of delicious food direct from the farm, you never know what deals might crop up! Look for products from McCann's Farm and Mahogany Essentials, along with other special guest vendors throughout the season.

Wednesdays, 5-7pm
Center City District Sips at Dilworth Park

On Wednesdays, the Dilworth Park Café participates in this Center City summertime tradition, offering $3 beers, $4 wines, and $5 cocktails featuring Two Gingers Whiskey to sip on the large outdoor terrace adjacent to the Dilworth Park Café. There will be a DJ every week. For a full list of Center City District Sips participants, visit CCDSips.com.

Wednesdays, starting September 7, 12-1:30pm
PNC presents Live @ Lunch
Philadelphia's center stage shines every Wednesday afternoon with a showcase of performing arts. September performances carry a theme of world music.

September 7: Worldtown DJs Ben Arsenal & Oluwafemi
September 14: Arrastão do Dendê
September 21: Intercultural Journeys- Luigi Mazzocchi and Eddy Marcano
September 28: Dahi Divine and Friends


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, 8am-6pm, seven days a week.
215.665.8600, LoganSquareCafe.com

Children's Discovery Garden and Boat Pond, 10am-8pm, through September 5. After September 5, 10am-6pm. NOTE: The Boat Pond closes September 25, for the installation of the Imagination Playground.
215.440.5500, SisterCitiesPark.org

Sister Cities Park Visitor Center, M-Sa: 9:30am-5:30pm; Su: 9:30am-5pm
1.800.537.7676, PHLVisitorCenter.com, @PHLVisitorCntr

September Happenings @ Sister Cities Park
Some programs are weather permitting. Schedule and performances subject to change. SisterCitiesPark.org/events/

Pairings on the Parkway
Thursdays, 5-8pm

This BYOB event features singer-songwriter style live music from 5:30-7:30pm each week. Logan Square Café inside the park offers a special summer grilling menu and the Children's Discovery Garden offers extended hours on Thursdays.

September 1 - Hurricane Hoss*
September 8 - Matt Cusson
September 15 - John Grecia*

*Chaddsford Winery will be on site with samples and wine for sale by the glass or bottle.

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 Center City District.
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 Espresso Bar
M-F: 6:30am-6:30pm; Sa & Su: 8am-6pm
215.735.9797, CapriccioCafe.com
- Also offering bike rentals from Wheel Fun Rentals

Brought to you by the Center City District
and Central Philadelphia Development Corporation
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