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September 2017

  Happenings Inside
IN Center City

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Center City District Restaurant Week Starts Sunday!
From September 10-19, more than 120 participating restaurants will offer three-course dinners for only $35 and three-course lunches for $20. Click Here for the full list of restaurants, menus, and easy online reservations through OpenTable. You can also enter the contest for 52 restaurant gift certificates! Follow us on Twitter, @PhilaRestWeek, for the latest news. During Restaurant Week, you can also enter our Instagram contest! Post your fav CCDRW photo (food, group dining, etc.) with the hashtags #CCDRW and #TreatMeTD for a chance to win $150 in restaurant gift certificates.

Center City District Restaurant Week is presented by TD Bank and OpenTable.

Lyft is the official rideshare partner! Download the app and use the code ccdRW17 to get $10 off your first ride!


Philadelphia's center stage shines 12-1:30pm every Wednesday afternoon with PNC presents Live @ Lunch, a showcase of local singer-songwriters. On September 6, PNC will bring the PNC Prize Vault, from 11am-6pm where consumers can take a try at cracking the 4-digit code to open the vault and win a prize. Giveaways will be a surprise to those who win! Every other week, Stop by the PNC booth during Live@Lunch to see how PNC can serve your banking needs and for a chance to get a $10 PNC Bank gift card (first five people) when you show the weekly @CCDParks Twitter post. September 20, Noon-5pm is a special Neighborhood Arts Celebration supported by PNC. Celebrate the third anniversary of Dilworth Park with special performances by arts groups from across Philadelphia.

September 6: Nalani & Sarina
September 13: Matt Santry
September 20: Joy Ike
September 27: Ernie Halter
Dilworth Park , 1 South 15th Street, DilworthPark.org

Wednesdays, Noon-2pm
Game On!

Dilworth Park
1 South 15th Street

September 8
Dino Drafts: The Academy Beer Garden

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

September 9
The Rittenhouse Craft Beer &
Restaurant Stroll

Various Locations

September 9
WITNESS: Documenting Our Stories.
Preserving Our Legacy

African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch Street

September 11
Film Series: La Haine

The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

September 15, 17, 20, 22 and 24
The Magic Flute

Opera Philadelphia
Academy Of Music
240 South Broad Street

September 18
Constitution Day

National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street

Celebrate the centennial of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on September 8! CCD Parks, along with the cultural and educational institutions, businesses and residences along the Parkway, will present more than 100 family-friendly activities! Sister Cities Park (18th and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway), Cret Park (16th and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway) and Dilworth Park (1 South 15th Street) will host live music, happy hours and more! Visit CCDParks.org/events/ for details!


All Aboard! Build the Rail Park Happy Hour
Construction of The Rail Park is underway! Stretching from Broad Street at Noble to Callowhill between 11th and 12th Streets, this historic quarter mile will soon become Philadelphia's newest elevated public park, celebrating the city's industrial past and cultural heritage. Head to the Trestle Inn on September 6, 5-8pm, for the Build the Rail Park Happy Hour. This month's highlight: Bryan Hanes and Inga Saffron in Conversation. Space is filling fast, but there will be standing room! Twenty percent of all sales will help raise funds for Phase 1 construction.
Build the Rail Park Happy Hour, Trestle Inn, 339 North 11th Street, 267.239.0290, RailParkHH.com

Reading Terminal Market Wants Your Input!
Reading Terminal Market is undertaking a survey to gauge customer input related to its fresh food offerings (produce, meat, seafood, dairy, baked goods and ingredients), product mix, market environment, parking, and more. Your input is vital! The Market will use the survey results to evaluate its fresh food offerings and elevate your overall shopping experience. To take the survey, click here.
Reading Terminal Market, 12th and Arch Streets, 215.922.2317, ReadingTerminalMarket.org

Great Style Gala
Join the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator for an exciting runway show and shopping event featuring 16 past and present Designers-in-Residence! On September 18, 6-9pm, see creations by Lucy & Leo, Supra Endura, Rebeca Imperiano, Victoria Wright, Nigel Richards and many more. Tickets, $40, are available here.
Philadelphia Fashion Incubator Style Gala, Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street, PhiladelphiaFashionIncubator.com

Wine Garden at Collins Park
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.
John F. Collins Park, 1707 Chestnut Street, JohnFCollinsPark.org

Take Transit
Philadelphia's great transit system and pedestrian-friendly streets make car-free travel, shopping and dining easy in Center City! Get information on routes, fares, schedules and more, at SEPTA.org or RidePATCO.org.


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

Brought to you by the
Center City District and Central Philadelphia Development Corporation
Public Ledger Building
660 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106