Parties on the Plazas: Activating Center City’s Office District

The return of crisp leaves and chilly air not only signal the return of fall, but also the return of employees to their offices in Center City! To celebrate these workers — and encourage others to join them — Center City District is activating office plazas and public spaces with programs complementary to our fall park events, only steps away from their desks.

Center City Sunrise, Center City Social, and more build on the successful programming we organized with building owners and managers this spring and summer, as the number of downtown office workers approach 2019 levels. These programs included:

  • Center City FYI, an initiative between building owners, transit agencies, and public safety professionals to engage workers directly at lunchtime in building lobbies and share news and information about new initiatives and amenities in Center City.
  • Center City Social, a series of pop-up happy hours in office plazas featuring live music, lawn games, and more. Learn more about our next set of events below!
  • Live @ Lunch presented by TD Bank, our popular Dilworth Park lunchtime concert series that went on the road to various spaces around Center City. (If you miss this series, don’t fret; it’s back at Dilworth Park every Wednesday through October 4)

Check out our returning and new events below, and mark your calendars now!


Start Your Day at Center City Sunrise

What better way to be greeted in the city than with a surprise cup o’ joe? Every Tuesday and Wednesday morning, we’re giving away free coffee, partnering with local musicians, and more near transit hubs and office buildings across Center City as a welcomed way to start your workday! Thanks to our friends at Jawnt for supporting these popups!

📅 Tuesdays & Wednesdays through October 11, 7:30-8:30am
📍 Varies; Follow our Instagram for the morning announcements!
🔗 Learn more

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Catch Up with Colleagues at Center City Social

The end of the workday is just the start of the fun! Before you call it a day, stick around Center City for a variety of pop-up happy hours and events, ranging from bites and brews to goats and orchestras!

📅 Various Tuesdays & Wednesdays through October 11, 4-6pm
📍 Varies
🔗 Learn more


Compete Against Coworkers in Cornhole

Lace up your sneakers and grab your coworkers for a five week cornhole tournament at 4 Penn Center! In partnership with Heyday Athletic, we are challenging office workers to stay for fun and a chance to win $200 worth of Restaurant Week gift cards. Note that signups are now full for the tournament.

📅 Wednesdays through October 11, 5:30-7:30pm
📍  4 Penn Center
🔗 Learn more

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Try the Pickleball Craze at Dilworth Park

In partnership with CityPickle, two pickleball courts are available to reserve, right in Dilworth Park! The trendy sport is an accessible option for players, and the perfect way to get a fun workout in during lunch or after work.

📅 Daily through October 21, 10am-7pm
📍 1 S 15th St
🔗 Learn more

Looking for More to Do?

If you’re looking for more fun after these events, visit our explore page to see what else is coming to Center City. And be sure to subscribe to our (IN) Center City newsletter for news and updates delivered right to your inbox!    

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