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October 2017

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. The fountains are on 8am-10pm.
(Fountains will close for the season on October 10)
1 S 15th Street | DilworthPark.org | Facebook

Park Features

Dilworth Park Café, M-F: 7am-7pm; Sa-Su: 10am-7pm
Now offering beer, wine and cocktails M-F: 5-7pm; Sa-Su: All day
Air Grille, M-F: 11am-4pm

XFINITY WiFi is available throughout Dilworth Park.

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

Wednesdays, Noon-1:30pm
PNC presents Live @ Lunch
Philadelphia’s center stage shines every Wednesday afternoon with a showcase of local singer-songwriters performing familiar tunes, along with their own original songs. Follow us on Twitter to see how you can win a $10 PNC gift card at the show each week!

October 4: Nelly's Echo
October 11: Matt Cusson
October 18: Joy Ike

October 11, 5-9pm; October 12, 5-10pm; October 13, 5-9pm; October 14, Noon-8pm; October 15, Noon-6pm
Octoberfest at Dilworth Park

Octoberfest at Dilworth Park is like no other. Enjoy the crisp fall weather with warm and hearty food, beers and cocktails in the beer garden, while listening to DJs and live music from the stage.


October 13, 11-8pm; October 14, Noon-8pm; October 15, Noon-6pm
Made In Philadelphia Fall Market

New to Octoberfest at Dilworth Park! The Made in Philadelphia Fall Market showcases local crafters selling art, photos, accessories and jewelry, skincare, glassware, wood craft and more.


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-5pm, seven days a week.
215.665.8600, LoganSquareCafe.com

Children's Discovery Garden and Boat Pond 10am-6pm, seven days a week.
NOTE: The Boat Pond closes October 16, for the installation of the Imagination Playground, which opens October 20.
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

Library in the Park Book Cart presented by TD Bank

AMOR sculpture, southeast corner of the park.

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

September 28-October 1, 5:30-10:30pm
Logan Square Café Beer and Wine Garden

Part of the Parkway 100 celebration, Cai Guo-Qiang: Fireflies whisks passengers up and down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in fanciful, lighted pedicabs. One of the stops on the route? Sister Cities Park, at 18th and the Parkway! On Thursdays-Sundays during the art installation, Logan Square Café will have a special beer and wine garden, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the show.

Seven days a week, 10am-5pm (weather permitting)
Library in the Park Book Cart

Courtesy of corporate partner TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank® with support from the Free Library of Philadelphia, and the Lindback Foundation, the Library in the Park program has been refreshed with a larger, brighter cart, and it now includes more books for children to read. It is ongoing and available during park hours for children to select books to read while they are in the park. The program is geared toward toddlers and preschoolers with books specially selected for their age group. 

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

October Happenings @ John F. Collins Park
Some programs are weather permitting. Schedule and performances subject to change.

Wine Garden at Collins Park
Fridays, 4-9pm

Unwind with friends and begin the weekend early every Friday with the Wine Garden at Collins Park. Enjoy Chaddsford Winery wine and hard cider by the glass or by the bottle, in one of Center City's most picturesque parks.

Proceeds help support the Center City District Foundation, which owns and maintains the park for public enjoyment.

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-6:30pm; Sa & Su: 8am-6pm
Now offering beer, wine and cocktails after 11am!

215.735.9797, CapriccioCafe.com

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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