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October 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

Pulse light installation, 7 days a week, 7:45am-1am

XFINITY WiFi is available throughout Dilworth Park.

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

Octoberfest at Dilworth Park
October 17-18, 5-9pm; October 19, 11am-9pm; October 20, 12-8pm; October 21, 12-6pm
This annual five-day festival and fall tradition is sponsored by Lyft, the official ride to Dilworth Park. Wednesday-Sunday, enjoy craft beer in the Goose Island Beer Garden, fall-themed cocktails featuring Maker's Mark, cider from Stella Artois Cidre, along with warm and hearty fall foods from the Dilworth Park Café and Air Grille. Wednesday evening, Octoberfest will kick off with a pop-up Pep Rally to celebrate Temple University's Homecoming. All Owls Fans and Temple Alumni should make sure to stop by and show their school spirit!

Stop by for DJs and live music on The Met Philadelphia stage all weekend, and a beer stein holding contest on Saturday. Also on Saturday, Lyft is presenting a pumpkin carving contest (Click Here to register your carving creation to win a Jim Beam electric fireplace and $100 ride credit from Lyft!), along with pumpkin tic-tac-toe, cornhole bean-bag toss and other family fun!

Plus, there will be free apple cider every day (while supplies last) courtesy of Lyft, your responsible ride home from Octoberfest.

Get the complete schedule of fun, music and more, at DilworthPark.org/octoberfest.

Made in Philadelphia Fall Market
October 19, 11am-8pm; October 20, 12-8pm; October 21, 12-6pm

The Made in Philadelphia Fall Market returns for its second Octoberfest! All weekend, this outdoor market brings together regional vendors selling a wide variety of handmade art, photos, accessories and jewelry, holiday gift items, and more.

Center City Fit
Cardio Kickboxing: Tuesdays, 6pm
Zumba: Mondays, 6pm
Come to Dilworth Park for free weekly group fitness programs! Top-notch trainers from Optimal Sport Health Clubs lead Zumba and cardio kickboxing classes right at City Hall every Monday and Tuesday night.

Dance for Peace with Zumba®
October 13, 1-4pm

Dance for Peace with Zumba® is designed to show that Zumba Fitness can be an outlet for love and togetherness creating "One Big Family" right in the heart of Center City Philadelphia. Join expert instructors for a great Saturday afternoon of dancing and fitness.

PNC presents Live @ Lunch
Wednesdays and Thursdays, 12-1:30pm

Philadelphia's center stage shines Wednesday and Thursday afternoons with a showcase of international sounds from local musicians. PNC presents Live @ Lunch is curated by The Met Philadelphia, opening December 2018.

October 3: Francois Zayas
October 4: Laurin Talese
October 10: Conjunto Philadelphia
October 11: Sam Greenfield
October 17: Joe Divita
October 18: Hadar featuring The Template

Blues, Booze & Brews
Wednesdays, 5-7pm
A new event this fall, through a partnership with The Met Philadelphia, brings the blues to Dilworth Park. Visitors can relax and enjoy the soulful vibes with drinks including $5 beer featuring Bud Light, $6 wine, and $7 cocktails featuring seasonal specialties from Maker's Mark. Fall fare from Brûlée Catering will be available at the Air Grille.

October 3: S.T.O.P.
October 10: John Train Band

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.

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

Vintage Picnic
October 26, 5:30-8:30pm

Celebrate the era the Parkway got its start with a Vintage BYO Picnic at Sister Cities Park, part of the Parkway Soiree, a celebration of 100 years of the Parkway. A grassy spot will be waiting for you to enjoy your food and drink while listening to the sounds of hot jazz, pop and blues. Philadelphia's favorite vintage band, Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society will be playing, along with dancers from the Old City Sweethearts. Plus, play some of the classics, like croquet, chess, checkers and more! Come dressed in your vintage finery and commemorate the Parkway's early days.

Art Inside Out- Final Month!
The Philadelphia Museum of Art's Inside Out installation at Sister Cities Park ends October 28! The program brings large-scale replicas of favorite works from the Museum's collection to neighborhoods in and around Philadelphia. Take these last few weeks to stroll around the park and enjoy works by Tanner, Saenredam, De Ribera and others. Stop by and enjoy some art Inside Out!

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

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

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