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October 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: 10am-6pm

Air Grille, M-Su: 11am-4pm

LOVE sculpture, northwest corner of the park. Take a picture, tag it #LOVEatDilworth!

XFINITY WiFi is available throughout Dilworth Park.

October 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 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 performing arts. October performances showcase jazz and contemporary artists.

October 5: Ryan Tennis
October 12: Korey Riker
October 19: ArtistYear fellows from the Curtis Institute of Music
October 26: Jazz Lives Philadelphia

October 12-14, 5-9pm; October 15, 12-8pm; October 16, 12-6pm
Octoberfest presented by Saul Ewing

Celebrate fall in the heart of the city with live music and the Saultoberfest Beer Garden. This craft beer garden, offering a variety of craft ales provided by Penn Beer and Sales and autumn-inspired cocktails featuring Effen Blood Orange Vodka and Jim Beam Apple, will take center stage, along with live music and DJs, curated by Dilworth Park partner Live Nation. Dilworth Park Café will expand its selections, featuring a special German-inspired menu.






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 Imagination Playground, 10am-6pm
Starting October 6: Scarecrow Festival in the Discovery Garden presented by the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation's after school program, with 16 scarecrows!
215.440.5500, SisterCitiesPark.org

October Happenings @ Sister Cities Park
Some programs are weather permitting. Schedule and performances subject to change. SisterCitiesPark.org/events/

October 8 and 15, 11am-3pm
Fall Family Fun Days with Furry Friends
Presented by TD Bank, the Pet-Friendly Bank
Celebrate fall with activities geared for all ages in the park. Guests can take a hay ride around the park, which will be decked out with pumpkins, scarecrows and fall decor. Face painting, balloon art and lots of fun games will be on tap both days. Families can bring their dogs, or talk to local shelters that will have information on adopting a new pet.


October 22, 8am-5pm
Phila Flea Market

Over 40 antique and vintage vendors will be offering up their wares all around Sister Cities Park. Stop by for some wonderful gifts and finds! For more details, visit PhilaFleaMarkets.org.

Rain date is October 23.

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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