Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the heart of Center City Philadelphia
February 02, 2017
Four Days of #LOVEatDilworth Park
WHEN: February 11 – February 14, 2017
WHERE: Dilworth Park at City Hall
WHAT: Center City District is throwing a long LOVE weekend in honor of Valentine’s Day and the LOVE sculpture departure. Stop by Dilworth Park over four days to craft, toast, photograph, dine, drink, skate, and celebrate. This is your last chance to take yourself in front of the iconic LOVE sculpture at Dilworth Park. Make it official on social media with the #LOVEatDilworth contest. Post your picture while you’re at Dilworth Park on Instagram, use #LOVEatDilworth to enter to win. You could win a gift basket with tickets for you and a date to major attractions in Philadelphia, libations, and a gift card for a romantic dinner. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @CCDparks.
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Learn how to craft a gorgeous display at Valentine’s Day Floral Arranging, led by Shawn Alexandra Graham, Floral Stylist/Event Designer, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. in the Rothman Institute Cabin. Participants can enter to win a raffle for the flower arrangement made during the seminar. After the demo, stay for lunch at the Cabin, and then take a romantic stroll through America’s Garden Capital Maze, with evergreens and twinkling lights. Greater Philadelphia Gardens, which partnered with the CCD to create America’s Garden Capital Maze, presents free horticultural programs for both families and adults through February 25. All programs will be held in the Rothman Institute Cabin and are made possible by generous funding from the William Penn Foundation.
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Feeling classical this Valentine’s Day? Bring your date to glide on the ice to the sounds of music recorded by The Philadelphia Orchestra, noon – 2 p.m., as part of Philadelphia Orchestra presents Symphony Sundays at the Rothman Rink. After skating, cozy up with your sweetie around firepits in the backyard at Rothman Cabin, where wine, beer, cocktails and hot cocoa are available for purchase.
Sweetheart Skate at the Rothman Ice Rink, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m., features buy-one-get-one-free admission, and lots of love-themed fun. Come skate to love songs new and old, and remember this special evening with a complimentary rose and keepsake photo from the photo booth. Inside the Rothman Cabin, there will be Make-and-Take Valentines. There will be specialty Champagne and Chambord drinks, small packages of Brûlée's chocolate truffles and heart-shaped red and white macarons available for purchase. SEPTA is asking “Did you find love on Septa?” Stop by the Septa table and share your love story. Sweetheart Skate is also sponsored by Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia and Subaru’s Share the Love program.
Monday, February 13, 2017
Join Delaware Valley Legacy Fund and Philadelphia Gay News for a night of ice skating at Rothman Ice Rink for Skate. Pride. Love: An LGBT Soirée, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Dance to music from DJ Carl Michaels, as host for the evening Brittany Lynn entertains the crowd. Inside the Rothman Cabin, enjoy a rainbow-themed drink specially priced for $5, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., and specially priced menu items. $20 includes admission and skate rental, plus donation to Delaware Valley Legacy Fund. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.dvlf.org.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
It’s the Last Chance for LOVE at Dilworth Park, noon – 2 p.m. Bid farewell to the LOVE sculpture as it leaves Dilworth Park. Join MORE FM for love songs, free red roses for the first 200 guests, giveaways, and to take one last selfie with the sculpture. Don’t forget to post your photo on Instagram #LOVEatDilworth to enter for a chance to win the gift basket for an excellent date night. SEPTA is asking “Did you find love on Septa?” Stop by the Septa table and share your love story.
Learn how to craft a gorgeous display at Valentine’s Day Floral Arranging, led by Shawn Alexandra Graham, Floral Stylist/Event Designer, noon – 1 p.m., in the Rothman Institute Cabin. Participants can enter to win a raffle for the flower arrangement made during the seminar.
Students can take their sweeties skating on Valentine’s Day for an affordable date. Enjoy College Night, where college students pay just $2 for admission (skate rental not included) for an evening of fun with your sweetie or group of friends at the Rothman Ice Rink. Every Tuesday night, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. through February 21, stop by and enjoy what Rothman Ice Rink and Cabin have to offer.
On Wednesday, February 15, the LOVE sculpture will be removed from the park to be restored before it moves back to its original home at LOVE Park.
Hurry in to enjoy skating and sipping hot cocoa before the season ends. The Rothman Institute Ice Rink and Rothman Institute Cabin will close for the season February 26, 2017.
The Winter Season at Dilworth Park is presented by Rothman Institute, William Penn Foundation and through the generous support of Subaru, Capital One, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Temple University and 6abc.
For up-to-date schedule and information on all activities at Dilworth Park, please visit dilworthpark.org.
The Center City District, a private-sector organization dedicated to making Center City Philadelphia clean, safe and attractive, is committed to maintaining Center City’s competitive edge as a regional employment center, a quality place to live, and a premier regional destination for dining, shopping and cultural attractions. Find us at www.centercityphila.org and on Facebook and Twitter.