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July 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: 8am-7pm

Air Grille, M-F: 11am-7pm; Sa-Su: 11am-6pm

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.

Now Open- The new Dilworth Park Café and Air Grille!
Dilworth Park Café & Air Grille are open all summer long, serving up American cuisine made with seasonal, local ingredients. Chef's creations include burgers made with a private blend of all natural brisket, short rib and other steaks, and topped with PA bacon and brie. The menus also include salads made with locally-grown lettuce and New Jersey heirloom tomatoes, hummus blended with PA-made tahini, sandwiches and many other grab-and-go delicacies. Plus, there's ample seating inside the café and outdoors on the PNC Terrace. Stop by and try these great new dining additions to Dilworth Park today! For more information, visit DilworthPark.org/dining/.

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

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, Philly Bread and Mahogany Essentials, along with other special guest vendors throughout the season.

Wednesdays, 12-1:30pm
PNC presents Live @ Lunch
Philadelphia's center stage shines every Wednesday afternoon with a showcase of local music.

July 6: Brooke DiCaro
July 13: Everything Turned to Color
July 20: Nathan Allebach
July 27: The Plants

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.

Plus, there's a Sip & Snap Instagram contest, until July 10! Post your photos of CCD Sips at Dilworth Park and you could win food, drinks, concert tickets and more! Click here for details!

July 20-23, 8:30pm
Political Moviefest at Dilworth Park

The week before the Democratic National Convention comes to town, head to the lawn at Dilworth Park for four nights of free outdoor movies about Presidents and politics, to get you in the election year mood.

July 20: Selma, PG13, 2015
July 21: The Manchurian Candidate, PG13, 1962
July 22: The American President, PG13, 1995
July 23: All the President's Men, PG, 1976


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-5pm
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

July 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.

July 7- Brian Fitzy
July 14 - Anna Rose*
July 21 - Jeff Campbell | Megan Slankard | Matthew Szlachetka*
July 28 - Pat McGee | Sangre Luna

*On these days, Chaddsford Winery will be on site, offering guests wine tastings and the opportunity to purchase a variety of their Pennsylvania local wines, a true "pairing" to the locally-sourced fresh summer menu offered by Logan Square Café.

Mondays, 10:30am
Story Art

Join Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Free Library of Philadelphia for a nature-inspired story and craft. A new nature theme - frogs, flowers, fish and more - will be featured each week as kids discover the fun of being read to outdoors and creating their own make-and-take nature craft. Free.

Wednesdays, 10:30am
Children & Nature: Grow up Green

Outdoor play inspires a greater connection with the outdoor world. Each week a different activity will be introduced by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation staff. Children ages 3 and over are encouraged to attend. Free.

Mondays, 11:30am
Art in the Park presented by the
Philadelphia Museum of Art

Museum educators will be on hand to show how to be inspired by the different works from the Museum's renowned collection. Art projects will change weekly. Free.

July 7 & 21, 10:30am
Nature in the Park
Join the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University at Sister Cities Park at 10:30am for fun-filled natural science activities for your budding young scientist! Free.


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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