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August 2015
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.
Broad and Market Streets | DilworthPark.org | Facebook

Park Features

Rosa Blanca Café, M-F: 8am-9pm; Sa & Su: 11am-7pm
Now with a full-service bar 5-9pm M-F
and all day on the weekends.
Plus, Happy Hour 5-7pm M-F!

Capogiro @ Dilworth Park, 7 days: 11am-10pm (weather dependent)

XFINITY WiFi is now available throughout Dilworth Park!

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

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. Get fresh breads, meats, plants and a wide array of produce: peaches, tomatoes, sweet corn, kale, cabbage, yellow summer squash, string beans, zucchini and more! All of it, right in the heart of everything, alongside City Hall.

Wednesdays, 5-7pm
Center City District Sips at Dilworth Park
Every Wednesday, Rosa Blanca Café at Dilworth Park will participate 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 café. Plus, there's a DJ every Wednesday, 6-8pm! For a full list of Center City District Sips participants, visit CCDSips.com.

August 5 - DJ Chillio Ortiz, Latin
August 12 - Roger Culture, Island Vibes
August 19 - Philly Reggae Girls, Reggae
August 26 - DJ Chillio Ortiz, Latin

Thursdays, 10:30am
Soccer Shots

Soccer Shots is a quality, high-energy soccer program that focuses on character development and soccer education, all in the name of good fun and a rewarding experience. Registration for the fall session is also underway! Preregistration required: SoccerShots.org/philadelphia/.

August 13, 20, 27, 5:30-7:30pm
Rhythms at Rosa Blanca

Philadelphia's center stage shines every Thursday evening with a showcase of local summer music, right at the PNC Terrace. Plus, you'll be able to enjoy great happy hour specials from Rosa Blanca Café.

August 13 - Trinidelphia
August 20 - Rafael Pondé Trio
August 27 - Trinidelphia

Dog Days at Dilworth Park
National Dog Day is in August and Dilworth Park is celebrating with TD Bank!

August 19 & 26, 5-7pm
Yappy Hours
Come to the southern end of Dilworth Park and join the Friends of Center City District for SIPS-priced cocktails, featuring $5 sangria, $4 wine, $3 beers and snacks for you and your best friend. Meet adoptable pets from the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society and learn more about TD Bank, the pet friendly bank.

August 25, 26 & 27, 11am-1:30pm
Dog Days
Stop by each day to check out a pet product retailer, ask a question of a professional trainer or learn how to adopt your own furry friend. Meet Barkley, the mascot from Central Bark Doggy Day Care in Philadelphia and ask their experts about your dog's peculiarities at the dog park or when socializing with other dogs. Plus bring your dog by for free nail trims from the team at Central Bark.



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.
Stop by for BYO table service brunch, Sa-Su: 10am-3pm!

215.665.8600, LoganSquareCafe.com

Children's Discovery Garden and Boat Pond, 10am-8pm
215.440.5500, SisterCitiesPark.org

Rita's Italian Ice, 7 days: 11:30am-8pm (weather dependent)

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

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

Pairings on the Parkway
Thursdays, 5-8pm

Every week this summer, come to Sister Cities Park for BYO Thursdays. Take a seat at one of the tables inside or outside the cafe or bring a blanket and find a favorite spot under a tree or on the grass. Logan Square Café will offer a special summer grilling menu. Make it a romantic evening, a girls' night out, or bring the whole family and enjoy the Children's Discovery Garden; Plus, there's live music every week!

August 6 - Birds Over Arkansas
August 13 - Kwesi K
August 20 - Tim Williams
August 27 - Eric Himan

Tuesdays, 6pm
Free Fitness Philly

Free weekly Pop-Up Fitness bootcamp classes in Sister Cities Park! Their goal is to make fitness a habit that you won't want to break! Superior classes facilitated by licensed fitness trainers.

August 5 & 12, 10am
Children and Nature: Growing 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.

Sundays, 8:30am
Soccer Shots

Soccer Shots is a quality, high-energy soccer program that focuses on character development and soccer education, all in the name of good fun and a rewarding experience. Registration for the fall session is also underway! Preregistration required: SoccerShots.org/philadelphia/

August 5 & 12, 12-1pm
Young Performers Theater Camp Performance

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation's Young Performers Theater Camp is a performing arts camp for children with a passion for theater and the arts. For more information, visit PerformingArtsPDPR.org.

August 3 & 10, 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.

August 6 & 20, 10:30am
Nature in the Park

Join the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University at Sister Cities Park every other Tuesday at 10:30am for fun-filled natural science activities for your budding young scientist! Free.

August 19, 10:30am
ArtSee in the Park

Grow your imagination muscles with delightful ArtSee activities and stories from your friends at the Barnes Foundation. Take a line for a walk! Discover space! Find colors! Light the way with play! With plenty of projects designed to tickle your creativity, there is much to see, do, and try as you explore the wonderful world of art and nature. 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

Concerts in the Park
Enjoy live music every Tuesday and Thursday from Noon to 1:30pm in the park
(weather dependent).

August 4 - Abdur Rasheed, piano
August 6 - Rittenhouse String Quartet
August 11 - Frank Butrey, guitar
August 13 - Rittenhouse String Quartet
August 18 - Elliott Levin, sax
August 20 - Rittenhouse String Quartet
August 25 - Dave Posmontier, piano
August 27 - Rittenhouse String Quartet

Performers are subject to change.

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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