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July 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.

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

Center City Fit
Yoga: Mondays, 6pm
Boot Camp: Tuesdays, 6pm

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

Philadelphia's center stage, powered by Live Nation, shines every Wednesday and Thursday afternoon, with a showcase of live music from local musicians. Throughout the month of July, alternative R&B will be in the spotlight, providing a soulful soundtrack to the summer.

July 5: Balmour
July 11: Tsehaitu
July 12: Selena Carrera
July 18: Orion Sun
July 19: HoneyChile
July 25: Jakeya
July 26: Ty LeMar

Sips at Dilworth Park
Wednesdays (Except July 4), 5-7pm

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.

Friday Night Live
Fridays (Through July 13), 5-8pm

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

July 6: Jamie and the Guarded Heart
July 13: Rob Clancy

Pictures in the Park
Fridays (Starting July 20), 8:30pm
There's no better way to spend a Friday night than watching a movie on the big screen al fresco at Dilworth. Just be sure to bring your own blanket or chair! New this year- Pitchers in the Park at 7:30 each Friday! Head to the park early and grab a pitcher of your favorite beverage from the Dilworth Park Café, some popcorn and enjoy spoiler-free movie trivia and music soundtracks leading into each movie showing.

July 20: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
July 27: A Wrinkle in Time
August 3: Black Panther
August 10: Ready Player One
August 17: The Greatest Showman
August 24: Wonder Woman

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-8pm
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.

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

Parkway Pals
Mondays and Wednesdays

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!

Wednesdays (Except July 4)
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
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).

July 5: Nelly's Echo
July 12: Matt Cusson
July 19: Everything Turned To Color
July 26: Amy Fairchild and Thomas Juliano

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

Wine Garden at Collins Park
Wednesdays-Fridays, 4-9pm
Unwind with friends 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
Wednesdays (Except July 4), 5-7pm

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!

July 11: Emily Drinker
July 18: Rachel Andie
July 25: Kyle Sparkman

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