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June 2018

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.

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

Friday Night Live
Fridays, 5-8pm, starting June 1

Jam out with some of your favorite local bands heard on 93.3 WMMR with free live music from 5:30-7:30pm. Plus, look for appearances by WMMR DJs, and enjoy snacks and beer, wine and cocktail specials from the Air Grille.

June 1: Alright Junior
June 8: RFA
June 15: Levee Drivers
June 22: Greg Sover
June 29: Vital Stats

Center City Fit
Yoga: Mondays, 6pm, starting June 4
Boot Camp: Tuesdays, 6pm, starting June 5

It was so popular for Spring Training, that we're keeping it going! Come to Dilworth Park for free weekly group fitness programs! Top-notch trainers from Optimal Sport Health Clubs lead yoga and boot camp classes right at City Hall every Monday and Tuesday night.

PNC presents Live @ Lunch
Wednesdays and Thursdays, 12-1:30pm, starting June 6

Philadelphia's center stage, powered by Live Nation, shines every Wednesday and Thursday afternoon, with a showcase of live music from local musicians. In June, jazz will be at the forefront, showcasing some of Philadelphia's most groundbreaking and innovative artists.

June 6: Vertical Current
June 7: Tammy Huynh Trio
June 13: Chris Lewis
June 14: Maya Keren
June 20: Lee Mo
June 21: Make Music Philly Presents Matt Davis
June 27: Blend
June 28: Vanessa Moon

Sips at Dilworth Park
Wednesdays, 5-7pm, starting June 6

The summer's best happy hour is Sips at Dilworth Park. Enjoy $6 refreshing Hornitos and Effen Vodka cocktails, $5 wine, and $4 Michelob Ultra and Bud Light along with a DJ each week to get you in the mood to groove. Stick around for more fun after Sips, as the DJ spins until 8:30pm. Look for special Temple Take Over Nights presented by the Temple University Alumni Association.

Fine Art & Craft Fair
June 16, 11am-6pm

New to Dilworth Park this summer! The Fine Art & Craft Fair showcases local crafters selling hand-crafted jewelry and art, photographs, accessories and more. Shop for fabulous one-of-a-kind finds and support local artisans.

All-American BBQ
June 20-22, 5-9pm; June 23, Noon-8pm; June 24, Noon-6pm
This All-American BBQ will get your taste buds watering with the Bud Light Beer Garden and foods hot off the grill, plus tasty BBQ, by the Dilworth Park Café. A great lineup of DJs and live music, along with a series of fun activities and games, will make this one of summer's best events.

Summer Love Launch Party featuring Neighborhood Arts Celebration
June 28, 3-8pm

The first party of the Wawa Welcome America festival kicks off at Dilworth Park and the City Hall Courtyard. Enjoy nonstop entertainment on multiple stages celebrating Philadelphia artists and neighborhoods. From 5-8pm, beat the heat with refreshing summer cocktails and cold beers while sitting outside at the Dilworth Park Café and Air Grille. In partnership with Wawa Welcome America, City of Philadelphia and Center City District.

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-Su: 8am-5pm
215.665.8600, LoganSquareCafe.com

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

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

Library in the Park Book Cart presented by TD Bank

AMOR sculpture, southeast corner of the park.

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

Parkway Pals
Mondays and Wednesdays, starting June 4

Pack up the stroller, bring all the kiddos and let everyone know. Parkway Pals is here! Come outside for a gaggle of educational good times. The Pals are bringing their free museum fun, games and learning out to the park.

10:30am - Story Art

Enjoy stories from the Free Library of Philadelphia, followed by nature-themed crafts with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation.

11:30am- Young Science Hour
Join The Franklin Institute every Monday to learn how to bring the FUN back into science!

10:30am - Grow Up Green

Each week a different activity will be introduced by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation staff.

11:30am- Crafty Creations
Let your imagination and creativity come out to play with weekly craft projects inspired by The Fabric Workshop and Museum.

12:30pm- Nature in the Park
Join the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University for fun-filled natural science activities for budding young scientists!

Pairings on the Parkway
Thursdays, 5-8pm, starting June 7
This BYOB event returns for another season at Sister Cities Park, featuring singer-songwriter style live music each week. Logan Square Café inside the park will offer a special summer grilling menu and the Children's Discovery Garden will offer extended hours. You can also enjoy Chaddsford Winery 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).

June 7: Hadar
June 14: Jeff Campbell
June 21: Make Music Philly Presents Emily Drinker
June 28: Brian Fitzy

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

June Happenings @ Collins Park
Some programs are weather permitting. Schedule and performances subject to change.

Wine Garden at Collins Park
Wednesdays-Fridays, 4-9pm, starting June 6
Unwind with friends and in the Wine Garden at Collins Park. Conveniently located, for workers and residents, at 1707 Chestnut Street, the Wine Garden at Collins Park offers Chaddsford wines by the glass ($6 to $8) and PA craft beer cans ($6), or 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.

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

215.735.9797, CapriccioCafe.com

Sips at Cret
Wednesday, 5-7pm, starting June 6

This summer, Capriccio Café and Bar provides a CCD Sips oasis on the Parkway, with outdoor seating, $4 beer, $5 wine and $6 cocktails, and live music each Wednesday, 5-7pm!

June 6: Zeek Burse
June 13: Namarah McCall
June 20: Danielle Santilli
June 27: Gracie Martin

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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