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Midtown Village & The Gayborhood

Over the years, the rectangular section of Center City between 11th & Broad Streets, and Market & Spruce Streets has been divvied up and called different things by developers and realtors. But the current appellation - Midtown Village - serves it well: It resides in the dead-center middle of Center City, between the history-heavy mainstays of Old City and Independence National Historical Park, and the upscale cosmopolitan majesty of Rittenhouse Square.

As part of the larger umbrella known as Washington Square West, Midtown Village also contains the LGBTQ-centric Gayborhood, with its restaurants, galleries and hot spots; the popular dining destinations of the famed 13th Street corridor; and some of the biggest and best hotels and theaters in the city. The term “Gayborhood” was first used to describe OutFest by the City Paper, when David Warner described it as a “beautiful day in the gayborhood.”  Philly Pride immediately began to use to the term the following year to describe the area of our gay pride parade formation. It has now become a universally recognized term.

How to get there

Ride the Market-Frankford Line to 13th Street, Broad Street Line to Walnut-Locust, Trolley Routes to 13th Street, and any Regional Rail Line to Jefferson Station. There are also several Bus Routes that serve the Gayborhood including Routes 9, 12, 21, 23, 42, and 45. Plan your trip here.

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.

Upcoming Local Happenings
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Miller Theater

Catch The Simon and Garfunkel Story at the Miller Theater from 10/1 thru10/16. Get there on SEPTA. Hop Routes 4, 12, 27, 32 or the Broad Street Line to Walnut-Locust. 

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Music

Opening Night Celebration with The Philadelphia Orchestra

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads The Philadelphia Orchestra as it opens its 123rd season on Wednesday with a special concert event. The opening night program features Saint-Saëns’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and performances from celebrated pianist Lang Lang and dancers from Ballet X. Get there on SEPTA! Hop Routes 4, 12, 27, 32 or the Broad Street Line to Walnut-Locust.

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Midtown Village Fall Festival

Midtown Village

This daylong street fest on Saturday along 13th Street (and several surrounding blocks) is a can’t-miss party in Center City. Enjoy live performances across multiple stages, get a jump on holiday shopping at boutique pop ups, and enjoy food and drink samples from eateries in the neighborhood’s thriving restaurant scene. So easy to get here on SEPTA. A short walk from Jefferson Station on Regional Rail. Or hop the Market-Frankford Line or Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 & 36 to 13th Street, the Broad Street Line to Walnut-Locust or Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 or 125.

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Center City Fit

Dilworth Park

Dilworth Park at City Hall is once again home to free fitness classes on Monday and Tuesday evenings - open to the public with no advanced registration necessary from Center City Fit. Get here on SEPTA! Hop the Market-Frankford Line, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 & 36 to 15th Street, Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 or 125 or Regional Rail to Suburban Station.

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Music

Live at Lunch Presented by PNC

Dilworth Park

Take a break from the office at lunchtime to support local musicians! Every Wednesday and Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. now through 10/12, whether you pull up a seat in the PNC Terrace, or lounge under umbrellas along the fountain, these free concerts will set the tone for the rest of your afternoon. Get here on SEPTA! Hop the Market-Frankford Line, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 & 36 to 15th Street, Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 or 125 or Regional Rail to Suburban Station.

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