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November 2017

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-F: 7:30am-6pm; Sa-Su: 11am-6pm
Now offering beer, wine and cocktails M-F: 5-6pm; Sa-Su: All day

XFINITY WiFi is available throughout Dilworth Park.

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

New! Deck the Hall Light Show presented by Independence Blue Cross - Opening November 20
New to Dilworth Park this season- an animated light show, synchronized with holiday music and projected on City Hall. This choreographed light show will be presented multiple times nightly, seven days a week, highlighting the architecture of the west portal of City Hall and visible from Dilworth Park and along West Market Street. For more information, visit DilworthPark.org/wintergarden/light-show/





The Rothman Institute Ice Rink Opens November 10 at Noon!
M-Th: Noon-9pm; F: Noon-11pm; Sa: 11am-11pm; Su: 11am-8pm

The Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park is an unparalleled entertainment experience on Philadelphia's center stage in a wonderfully unique urban setting. Open daily, admission is $3 for children ages 10 and under and $5 for adults. Skate rental is $10. Visit DilworthPark.org/wintergarden/rothman-rink/ for special holiday hours, events, rental information, and more. Opening day will kick off the season with a salute to veterans and active military, including free skating with military ID until 11pm. Plus, all opening day visitors are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for the Liberty USO's Thanksgiving Basket Drive. Rothman Institute employees will hand out free flags to the first 300 people. There will also be performances from the Philly POPS and figure skating by the Philadelphia Symmetry Junior Team.


November 16, 23 (Closing at 8pm) & 30, 5-9pm
College Nights

College students show their ID and pay $2 for admission plus skate rental for an evening of fun with friends at the Rothman Rink. Discount cannot be used in conjunction with other offers.

November 24, 10:30am-Noon
Santa Express
All aboard! Santa Claus is comin' to the Rothman Ice Rink on SEPTA! Board specially decorated SEPTA trains filled with entertainment for a fun-filled holiday ride. Visit ISEPTAPhilly.com for train times and stations and to plan your trip to Dilworth Park. A festive parade will welcome Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves to the Rothman Ice Rink, where riders are invited to stay and skate with Santa.

November 28 and December 5, 12, 19
Learn to Skate

The Rothman Ice Rink at Dilworth Park offers skating lessons for children and adults. Basics are taught in 30-minute lessons, led by professional skate instructors. Each four-week session is $100 and includes lessons, admission and skate rental. Visit DilworthPark.org/wintergarden/rothman-rink/ for times, registration and age groups.

Rothman Institute Cabin - Opening November 10
M-Th: 11am-9pm; F-Sa: 11am-11pm; Su: 11am-8pm

Cozy up with warm cocktails like DeKuyper Cordial-spiked Hot Chocolate or festive drinks featuring Hornitos Tequila along with craft beers from Victory Brewing and Stella Artois. Many offerings to savor and share such as poutine and chili are available on the artfully crafted menu. Adults 21 and over can enjoy a glass of wine, a specialty cocktail and a selection of beer starting at 5pm on weekdays, and 11am on the weekends. On Saturdays and Sundays stop in for Brrrrrunch Cocktails like Bloody Marys or Blood Orange Effen Mimosas. For information and events, visit DilworthPark.org/wintergarden/rothman-cabin/.


November 15, 22, & 29, 5-7pm
Cocktails and Cold Ones

From the folks who bring you Center City District Sips, enjoy this winter edition in the Rothman Cabin with $6 Effen Vodka cocktails, $5 wine and $4 Bud Light draft beers, along with specially-priced food items from the Dilworth Park Air Grille. After a busy day of holiday shopping, pop into the cabin for a drink special, and get a Lyft. Lyft is the official rideshare partner for the Rothman Cabin.



America's Garden Capital Maze - Opening November 10
Stroll through America's Garden Capital Maze at Dilworth Park, a holiday-inspired garden created in partnership with Greater Philadelphia Gardens. Located on the Albert M. Greenfield Lawn, children and adults will delight in discovering picture-perfect moments amid holiday topiaries, twinkling lights, and seasonal plants that showcase more than 30 public gardens, arboreta, and historic landscapes located within 30 miles of Philadelphia. For more information, visit DilworthPark.org/wintergarden/maze/.

Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market - Opening November 18
Su-Th: 11am-7pm; F-Sa: 11am-8pm
Thanksgiving (November 23): 9am-5pm
Black Friday (November 24): 9am-8pm
This Holiday season, visit the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market at Dilworth Park, showcasing local artists, crafters, confectionaries and designers. The market will be open from November 18 through January 1. For a complete schedule, visit DilworthPark.org/wintergarden/market/.

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-F: 8am-3pm; Sa-Su: 8am-5pm
215.665.8600, LoganSquareCafe.com

Children's Discovery Garden and Imagination Playground, M-Su: 10am-5pm.
215.440.5500, SisterCitiesPark.org

Library in the Park Book Cart presented by TD Bank

AMOR sculpture, southeast corner of the park.

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

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
Now offering beer, wine and cocktails after 11am!

215.735.9797, CapriccioCafe.com

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