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Rothman Roller Rink
The Rothman Roller Rink offers daily outdoor roller skating at Dilworth Park. Hour-long sessions are available Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m.-8:45 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m.-11:15 p.m. Admission is $8 for children 10 and younger, and $10 for adults; roller skate rental is $5. Mondays and Tuesdays from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. is Matinee Skate, when admission is $5 off for guests of all ages. Rink patrons are encouraged to book all sessions in advance. The Rothman Roller Rink season will come to an end on July 11. So, during the last chance to roller skate, July 1-11, all skaters at the Rothman Roller Rink will receive a complimentary admission to skate at the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink.

Rewind at the Rink
Lace up your skates and get ready to roll back in time as live DJs spin throwback tunes at the Rothman Roller Rink, including hits from the 80s, 90s and early 2000s. Adults 21 and over can also enjoy delicious food and beverage options at the Air Grille beer garden, like refreshing Michelob Organic Seltzer and fun Hornitos Tequila cocktails. Rewind at the Rink in Dilworth Park every Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. through July 8. 

The Arts on Center Stage
Now through August 25, Philadelphia’s arts and cultural organizations will be showcased from 5-7:30 p.m. every Wednesday as they perform in Dilworth Park. Shows will range from orchestral pieces to ballet ensembles to jazz and tap. Support local restaurants and bring your takeout to the park or order from the Air Grille's special menu. Cocktails to-go, made with Maker’s Mark Bourbon and Michelob Ultra Organic Seltzer, will be available for purchase for guests 21 and older.

Live at Sister Cities Park
Spread out and relax on the lawn as local singer-songwriters perform every Thursday evening from 5-8 p.m. through August 26 in Sister Cities Park at Logan Square. Beer, wine and cocktails will be available for purchase at the Sister Cities Café, along with snacks and treats for the kids. So, pack a blanket, pick a spot and enjoy an evening of live music. Please note that this program is not BYOB.

Live at Lunch Presented by
PNC Bank

Every Wednesday and Thursday noon-1 p.m. through July 29, Philadelphia’s eclectic musical talents will be showcased during outdoor concerts In Dilworth Park. In partnership with REC Philly, performances throughout the month of June will feature musicians selected as part of their Black Music City grant program. Grab a take out lunch at the Dilworth Park Café or Air Grille and enjoy this weekly outdoor concert on the PNC Terrace.
Parkway Pals
This summer, young children and their families are invited to Sister Cities Park every Monday and Tuesday from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10:30a.m.-11:30 a.m. to learn and play with help from some of the city’s most prominent cultural institutions. Now through August 17, interactive storytelling, nature-inspired crafts and science lessons will be some of the many diverse programs to be offered.