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August 2018

IN Center City

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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.

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

Best of Philly® Soirée
August 2, 6:30pm

Join Philadelphia magazine in the heart of Philadelphia on August 2 for an evening of award-winning food, summer cocktails and dancing under the stars in celebration of this year's Best of Philly® winners. While there, be sure to stop by the Center City District Foundation's table. The Foundation is holding a silent auction and raffle, the proceeds of which will support the next generation of public space improvements. Click Here for a list of items up for auction. Best of Philly® Tickets: General admission, $110 (for entrance at 6:30pm); VIP, $165 (entrance at 5:30pm). $95 general admission tickets are available when purchased for groups of five or more. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit BestOfPhilly.com.

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. Starting in September- Zumba Mondays and Kickboxing Tuesdays!


Sips at Dilworth Park
Wednesdays, 5-7pm

It's the last month for 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 the special Temple Take Over Night on August 29, presented by the Temple University Alumni Association!


Pictures in the Park
Fridays, 8:30pm
There's no better way to spend a Friday night than watching a movie on the big screen right at City Hall, with Pictures in the Park presented by TD Bank! Films start at 8:30pm, bring your own blanket or chair! Plus, every week, there'll be free popcorn (first come, first served), courtesy of TD Bank! Pictures in the Park is not a BYOB event, but drinks are available for purchase onsite, at the Dilworth Park Café and Air Grille.

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

New this year- Pitchers in the Park at 7:30pm each Friday! Head to the park early and grab a pitcher of your favorite beverage, Bud Light, from the Dilworth Park Café, some popcorn and enjoy spoiler-free movie trivia led by the Philadelphia Film Society, and music soundtracks leading into each movie showing.

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.

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

Before Hollywood: Philadelphia and the Birth of the Movies
August 7, 8:15pm
(With a
discussion, "The Rise of the Rocky Steps," at the Philadelphia Museum of Art stairs beforehand, at 6:30)
See a free outdoor screening of the new documentary, Before Hollywood: Philadelphia and the Birth of the Movies, by History Making Productions. The film tells the story of the city as the cradle of motion pictures, where movies took their first steps. Carrie Rickey, the film's producer, and director Andrew Ferrett will introduce the film. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. Wine from Chaddsford Winery, along with craft beer and movie snacks, will be available for sale at the screening.

Before the film, go to the Philadelphia Museum of Art Steps for a Parkway 100 Community Conversation, "The Rise of the Rocky Steps." Learn how the steps became famous with Steadicam inventor Garrett Brown, ROCKY Statue sculptor A. Thomas Schomberg, Greater Philadelphia Film Office Executive Director Sharon Pinkenson, and "Rocky Stories" author Michael Vitez.

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.

Mondays (Through August 13)
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 (Through August 15)
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- Final Month!
Thursdays, 5-8pm
This BYOB event only has a few more weeks at Sister Cities Park, featuring singer-songwriter style live music each Thursday evening. 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).

August 2: Joy Ike
August 9: Matt Santry
August 16: Nalani & Sarina
August 23: Josh Howard
August 30: Minerva

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!

August 1: Bree Reed
August 8: Joshua Bation
August 15: Armani Lee
August 22: Brittany Byrd (Adrean Black)
August 29: Judah Kim

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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