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LOVE Park

LOVE Park (officially known as J.F.K. Plaza) was built in 1964 as a gateway to Fairmount Park and to mark the terminus of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, a one mile diagonal boulevard that connects Philadelphia’s central business district with a collection of cultural and educational institutions. LOVE Park was an internationally-known skateboarding destination in the late 20th century and has also been the site of numerous protests and demonstrations.

Today, the area surrounding the Park – Center City – is the largest place of employment in the city and region, with over 300,000 jobs. LOVE Park is a renowned gathering place and social destination for Center City residents and workers. Positioned between City Hall and The Parkway, and adjacent to the Suburban Station transit hub, the park is also an important stopping place for tourists. Countless photos are taken each year under Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture by visitors from across the country and around the world, making the park a top destination in the city.

LOVE Park is a high-quality space that prioritizes inclusivity and engagement.

How to get there

So easy to get here (and home from here) on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line or Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 & 36 to 15th Street, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 or 125 or Regional Rail to Suburban Station.

Fare

There are many ways to get here on SEPTA, there are also many ways to pay. Click here to learn which fare is best for you. ​

Things To Do

The Christmas Village in Philadelphia is modeled after 16th-century German Christmas Markets, the most famous one being in Nuremberg. Running from Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve, the village attracts thousands in Center City and is one of the most popular holiday events in Philadelphia. New features include:

  • A glowing, 27-foot-tall, walk-through holiday gift box presented by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy.

  • The Alm, an outdoor beer garden and seating area.

  • Beer-tasting tours in cooperation with Brewery Techne/Bar Hygge.

  • The first-ever Mascot Weekend on December 1-2, which will invite Philly’s favorite mascots for a parade and dance-off. This event is in cooperation with “Mascots for a Cure,” an effort to raise awareness for childhood cancer.

  • New vendors like Mike’s Hot Honey, Lovepop, and Momo’s Tree House.

  • A lantern parade for kids and a beer stein-holding competition during German-American Weekend.

Upcoming Local Happenings
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Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink

Dilworth Park

Those looking to ice skate in the heart of Philadelphia can pack up their cold-weather gear and head to the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink at Dilworth Park. Skaters of all levels and ages are invited to cruise around the rink while taking in skyline views just outside of City Hall. This Perk gets you $1 off admission! Afterward, check out the spectacular Dilworth Park Wintergarden or warm up in the Rothman Institute Cabin, offering a variety of eats and the ultimate post-ice-skating treat — hot chocolate. So easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line or Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 & 36 to 15th Street, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 or 125 or Regional Rail to Suburban Station.  

20181109 00:00 20190225 00:00 America/New_York Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink <p>Those looking to ice skate in the heart of Philadelphia can pack up their cold-weather gear and head to the <a href="https://centercityphila.org/parks/dilworth-park/winter/rothman-rink" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink</a><a href="http://centercityphila.org/parks/dilworth-park/winter/rothman-rink">&nbsp;</a><a class="trackingoutbound" href="http://www.ccdparks.org/dilworth-park/rothmanicerink">at Dilworth Park</a>. Skaters of all levels and ages are invited to cruise around the rink while taking in skyline views just outside of City Hall. This <a href="http://www.iseptaphilly.com/perk/143">Perk</a> gets you $1 off admission! Afterward, check out the spectacular Dilworth Park Wintergarden or warm up in the Rothman Institute Cabin, offering a variety of eats and the ultimate post-ice-skating treat &mdash; hot chocolate. So easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line or Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 &amp; 36 to 15th Street, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 or 125 or Regional Rail to Suburban Station.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> 1 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 Plan Your Trip


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#TrackTakeover

Walnut-Locust Station

This public art exhibit places work from 30 Philadelphia artists in the 110 advertising spaces located around the subway in Walnut-Locust Station. Notable artists featured include Loveis Wise, Gloss Black and Dewey Saunders. The station-specific exhibit ends on 3/10, after which the 30 pieces featured will be placed throughout SEPTA's subway system in various advertising spaces for the rest of the year. Get there on SEPTA. Hop the Broad Street Line to Walnut Locust Station.

20190219 00:00 20190311 00:00 America/New_York #TrackTakeover <p>This&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/tracktakeover/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">public art exhibit</a>&nbsp;places work from 30 Philadelphia artists in the 110 advertising spaces located around the subway in <a href="http://septa.org/stations/transit/subway/walnut-locust.html">Walnut-Locust Station</a>. Notable artists featured include Loveis Wise, Gloss Black and Dewey Saunders. The station-specific exhibit ends on 3/10, after which the 30 pieces featured will be placed throughout SEPTA&#39;s subway system in various advertising spaces for the rest of the year.&nbsp;Get there on SEPTA. Hop the Broad Street Line to Walnut Locust Station.</p> Walnut-Locust, South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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Save the Date: 2019 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show

Convention Center

The 2019 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show returns to the Pennsylvania Convention Center Saturday, 3/2 through Sunday, 3/10 with a combination of designs, live entertainment, workshops, and other events. Explore acres of amazing floral and landscape displays, plus extra activities for everyone like the Garden Tea and Butterflies Live! The 2019 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, "Flower Power," will celebrate the power of flowers. The Flower Show is a top destination and “must experience” horticultural event, attracting 250,000 visitors annually to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, a showcase of excellence that dates back to 1829. SEPTA Regional Rail trains, bus routes, trolleys and the Market-Frankford Line can get you to within walking distance of the convention center. Click here for more detail, including info on discounted show tickets available for purchase at all major SEPTA Transit Sales Offices and Regional Rail Ticket Offices.

 

20190302 00:00 20190311 00:00 America/New_York Save the Date: 2019 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show <p>The <a href="https://www.iseptaphilly.com/FlowerShow">2019 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show</a> returns to the <a href="https://www.iseptaphilly.com/destination/conventioncenter?center=39.954729068499994,-75.159694&amp;zoom=16">Pennsylvania Convention Center</a> Saturday, 3/2 through Sunday, 3/10 with a combination of designs, live entertainment, workshops, and other events. Explore acres of amazing floral and landscape displays, plus extra activities for everyone like the&nbsp;<a href="https://theflowershow.com/experiences/garden-tea/"><em>Garden Tea</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em><a href="https://theflowershow.com/experiences/butterflies-live/">Butterflies Live!</a></em> The 2019 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, &quot;Flower Power,&quot; will celebrate the power of flowers. The Flower Show is a top destination and &ldquo;must experience&rdquo; horticultural event, attracting 250,000 visitors annually to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, a showcase of excellence that dates back to 1829. SEPTA Regional Rail trains, bus routes, trolleys and the Market-Frankford Line can get you to within walking distance of the convention center. Click <a href="http://www.iseptaphilly.com/flowershow">here</a> for more detail, including info on discounted show tickets available for purchase at all major SEPTA Transit Sales Offices and Regional Rail Ticket Offices.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Cinderella

Academy of Music

Quintessential fairy tale Cinderella gets a modern twist at the Academy of Music 2/22 thru 2/24. Get here on SEPTA. Take Regional Rail to Suburban Station, the Broad Street Line to Walnut-Locust, the Market-Frankford Line to 15th Street, or Routes 4, 9, 12, 21, 27, 32 or 42. Check out this Perk for discounted tickets! 

20190222 00:00 20190225 00:00 America/New_York Cinderella <p>Quintessential fairy tale&nbsp;<em><a href="https://www.kimmelcenter.org/events-and-tickets/201819/broadway-philadelphia/cinderella/" target="_blank">Cinderella</a></em>&nbsp;gets a modern twist&nbsp;at the&nbsp;Academy of Music&nbsp;2/22 thru 2/24.&nbsp;Get here on SEPTA. Take Regional Rail to Suburban Station, the Broad Street Line to Walnut-Locust, the Market-Frankford Line to 15th Street, or Routes 4, 9, 12, 21, 27, 32 or 42. Check out <a href="https://iseptaphilly.com/perk/198">this Perk</a> for discounted tickets!&nbsp;</p> 240 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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Shen Yun

Merriam Theater

Don't miss Shen Yun at the Merriam Theater on select dates 2/8 thru 3/3! Get there on SEPTA. Hop Routes 4, 12, 27, 32 or the Broad Street Line to Walnut-Locust. Make sure to check out this Perk for discounted tickets!

20190208 00:00 20190304 00:00 America/New_York Shen Yun <p>Don&#39;t miss <em>Shen Yun</em>&nbsp;at the Merriam Theater on select dates 2/8 thru 3/3! Get there on SEPTA. Hop Routes 4, 12, 27, 32 or the Broad Street Line to Walnut-Locust. Make sure to check out <a href="https://iseptaphilly.com/perk/198">this Perk</a> for discounted tickets!</p> Merriam Theater, South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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Got Strings Youth Orchestra

Jefferson Station

Located in Perkasie, “Got Strings” is a 501c3 non-profit group comprised of talented young musicians from Bucks and surrounding counties. The two-level youth orchestra program was created to foster a passion for playing in students and to expand on lessons learned in schools or through private teaching. Rather than placing students in classes by age they sort by ability. “Got Strings” has performances all over Philadelphia. Their next four performances will be in Jefferson Station on Saturday, 3/2 at 10:15a, 11:15a, 1p, and 2p. You will be blown away by "Got Strings"! This is a performance you will NOT want to miss! Get here on SEPTA!

20190302 00:00 20190303 00:00 America/New_York Got Strings Youth Orchestra <p>Located in Perkasie, &ldquo;<a href="http://gotstrings.com/index.html">Got Strings</a>&rdquo; is a 501c3 non-profit group comprised of talented young musicians from Bucks and surrounding counties. The two-level youth orchestra program was created to foster a passion for playing in students and to expand on lessons learned in schools or through private teaching. Rather than placing students in classes by age they sort by ability. &ldquo;Got Strings&rdquo; has performances all over Philadelphia. Their next four performances will be in Jefferson Station on Saturday, 3/2 at 10:15a, 11:15a, 1p, and 2p. You will be blown away by &quot;Got Strings&quot;! This is a performance you will NOT want to miss! Get here on SEPTA!</p> Jefferson Station, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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Shows at Philly Improv Theater

Philly Improv Theater

With over 1,000 performances annually, there's always something going on at Philly Improv Theater! Best part - you've got Perks! Get $3 off tickets to any show! It's SO easy to get here on SEPTA! Just hop Trolley routes 10, 11, 13, 34, or 36 to 19th Street Station - PHIT is just a short walk away. If the Bus is more your speed, you can catch routes 9, 12, 17, 21, 33, 42, 44.

20190129 00:00 20191231 00:00 America/New_York Shows at Philly Improv Theater <p>With over 1,000 performances annually, there&#39;s always something going on at <a href="https://phillyimprovtheater.com/">Philly Improv Theater</a>! Best part - <a href="http://iseptaphilly.com/blog/PHIT">you&#39;ve got Perks</a>! Get $3 off tickets to any show! It&#39;s SO easy to get here on SEPTA! Just hop Trolley routes 10, 11, 13, 34, or 36 to 19th Street Station - PHIT is just a short walk away. If the&nbsp;Bus is more your speed, you can catch routes 9, 12, 17, 21, 33, 42, 44.</p> 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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