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Center City District Parks May Happenings


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. 

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Park Features

Rosa Blanca Café, M-F: 8am-7pm; Sa & Su: 9am-5pm
Now with a full-service bar 5-7pm M-F and all day on the weekends.

Capogiro @ Dilworth Park (opens mid-May), 7 days: 11am-10pm (weather dependent)

XFINITY WiFi is now available throughout Dilworth Park!



May Happenings @ Dilworth Park

Some programs are weather permitting. Schedule and performances subject to change.


Tuesdays at Dusk

Pictures in the Park

Get lost in the latest Hollywood blockbusters right in the cozy confines of William Penn's new front yard. Bring your own chair, grab dinner and a drink at Rosa Blanca Café, and then settle in for a one-of-a-kind cinema experience.

May 5: The Hobbit -The Battle of the Five Armies PG-13 

May 12: Moms' Night Out PG 

May 19: The Imitation Game PG-13 

May 26: Edge of Tomorrow PG-13


Wednesdays, 12-1:30pm
XPN welcomes Live @ Lunch presented by PNC
Philadelphia's center stage shines every Wednesday afternoon with a showcase of local music. Events powered by Live Nation.

May 6: Milton 

May 13: Vita and the Woolf

May 20: Timbalona featuring

Mariano Medina

May 27: Pine Barons


Thursdays, 5-7pm

DJs & Drinks at Dilworth Park presented by The Graham Building

It's time to get down at Dilworth and our DJs are just the ones to get you moving. Grab a cocktail at Rosa Blanca Café and enjoy a different musical vibe every Thursday. Events powered by Live Nation.

May 7 - Urban Oldies, DJ Cutmaster

MC: WDAS' Mimi Brown

May 14 - Reggae, Philly Reggae Girls

May 21 - Alternative Rock, 

DJ Reed Streets

May 28 - Country, DJ E-Rock

from 92.5 XTU


May 27, 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!


May - June
Philly Photo Day Exhibit 

Center City District has partnered with the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center to create a unique walkthrough exhibit along the 15th Street Walkway in Dilworth Park. Over 1,900 photos from Philly Photo Day 2014 will be showcased on the sidewalks, letting you appreciate the beauty of the city, while strolling through it.


Sister Cities Park offers a variety of fun activities in a beautifully landscaped setting.

Open 7 days a week, 6am-1am. 

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Park Features
Logan Square Café, 8am-6pm, seven days a week.

Children's Discovery Garden and Boat Pond, 10am-6pm

Rita's Italian Ice, 7 days: 11:30am-8pm (weather dependent)

Sister Cities Park Visitor Center, M-Sa: 9:30am-5:30pm; Su: 9:30am-5pm
1.800.537.7676,, @PHLVisitorCntr


May Happenings @ Sister Cities Park

Some programs are weather permitting. Schedule and performances subject to change.


Pairings on the Parkway
Thursdays, 5-8pm 

Every week this summer, come to Sister Cities Park for BYO Thursdays. Take a seat at one of the tables inside or outside the cafe or bring a blanket and find a favorite spot under a tree or on the grass. Logan Square Café will offer a special summer grilling menu. Make it a romantic evening, a girls' night out, or bring the whole family and enjoy the Children's Discovery Garden Plus, there's live music every week!

May 7 - Jeffrey Gaines/Amy Faden

May 14 - Alfred James Band

May 21 - Joy Ike

May 28 - Jamie Salvatore


May 3, 10, 17, 9:30am
Soccer Shots
Soccer Shots is a quality, high-energy soccer program that focuses on character development and soccer education, all in the name of good fun and a rewarding experience. Pre registration required:


May 19 & 26, 6pm
Free Fitness Philly

Free weekly Pop-Up Fitness bootcamp classes in Sister Cities Park! Their goal is to make fitness a habit that you won't want to break! Superior classes facilitated by licensed fitness trainers.


Many of Sister Cities Park's weekly summer programs will start in June, so keep an eye out for next month's newsletter!


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
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Concerts in the Park
Enjoy live music every Tuesday and Thursday from Noon to 1:30pm in the park
(weather dependent).

May 5 - Umar Raheem, sax
May 7 - Rittenhouse String Quartet
May 12 - Abdur Rasheed, piano
May 14 - Rittenhouse String Quartet
May 19 - Elliot Levin, sax
May 21 - Rittenhouse String Quartet
May 26 - Cindy LeBlanc, flute
May 28 - Rittenhouse String Quartet

Performers are subject to change.


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.

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Park Features
Capriccio Café and Espresso Bar
M-F: 6:30am-6:30pm; Sa & Su: 8am-6pm

- Also offering bike rentals from Wheel Fun Rentals.