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Transit Tuesday ☕️

Dunkin'

Celebrate Transit Tuesday with SEPTA and Dunkin'. Flash your SEPTA Key card to receive a MEDIUM Hot or Iced Coffee for only $1 (+ appl. tax) every Tuesday at any participating Greater Philadelphia-area Dunkin' location. To find your nearest Dunkin' click here. Offer valid on Tuesdays only. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Participation may vary. Limited-time offer. 



Phillies

Let's Go Phillies!

Citizens Bank Park

The Phillies play the Padres this Tuesday thru Thursday and the Dodgers Friday thru Sunday. Best way to Citizens Bank Park is the Broad Street Line. Hop it south to NRG Station (last stop). Load your SEPTA Key before you go!! 

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Theater

A Few Good Men

Bristol Riverside Theatre

See A Few Good Men at Bristol Riverside Theatre from 5/3 thru 5/22. Save 20% on tickets with this Perk! Take SEPTA to the show! Hop the Trenton Line to Bristol Station.

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Center city fit

Cardio Boxing

Dilworth Park

Come and learn some boxing basics with a professional instructor every Tuesday in the month of May. You'll get a great workout in this class that combines bodyweight exercises and boxing combinations. Get there 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.  

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Ballet X

The Mann

Catch Ballet X at The Mann on 5/18 and 5/19. Get there on SEPTA! Stopping at major locations in Center City, SEPTA's Mann Loop provides an easy, one-seat trip to the show. For more info and a map, click here.

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Deftones

The Met Philadelphia

Check out Deftones at The Met this Wednesday! Get here on the Broad Street Line. The Met is approximately 2 blocks south of the Girard Street Station & 3 blocks north of the Fairmount Station. You can also take the Route 4 or Route 16 to Poplar and Broad Street. Or take the Route 15 to the Girard and Broad Street stop. This stop is approximately 2 blocks north of the venue. Click Plan Your Trip to find your best way there!

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Theater

Sister Act

Media Theatre

See the smash hit musical, Sister Act, featuring Dené Hill and Jennie Eisenhower, on The Media Theatre stage on 4/20 thru 6/5. Get there on SEPTA! Take Trolley Route 101, Bus Route 110, or the Media/Elwyn Line!

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Restaurant week

Dining Under The Stars

Media, PA

Reminiscent of the open-air cafes on Paris’ Avenue des Champs-Élysées and in the piazzas of Rome & Venice, al fresco dining is enjoyed in Media all summer long. Every Wednesday evening, May through September, the Dining Under the Stars™ event closes State Street from Jackson to Orange. Get there on SEPTA! Take Trolley Route 101, Bus Route 110, or the Media/Elwyn Line!

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Union

Philadelphia Union

Subaru Park

The Union take on Miami on Wednesday, 5/18 at 7:30p. To get here on SEPTA, take the Wilmington/Newark Regional Rail Line or Routes 37, 109, or 113 to the Chester Transportation Center. From there - hop the shuttle bus to Subaru Park.

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Honeychile & Friends presented by SEPTA Sounds

The Porch

Under the moniker of Honeychile, Philadelphia-based musician, singer, and songwriter Becca Graham explores themes of identity and coming-of-age by taking on the roles of a hip-hop emcee and a jazz and blues diva. Join Honeychile & Friends this Saturday at 12:30 for an eclectic set featuring original songs, electronic mash-ups, and a few Philly favorites. Get here on SEPTA. Take the Market-Frankford Line or SEPTA's Subway/Surface Trolley Lines to 30th Street, Regional Rail to 30th Street, or a number of SEPTA Bus Routes also stop here including Routes 9, 30, 44, 78, 124, 125 and Route 49.

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Theater

Hairspray

Miller Theater

Get ready for a groovy time at this blockbuster musical about teenager Tracy Turnblad and her dancing dreams in 1960s Baltimore. The Tony Award-winning musical comedy is full of big dreams, big hair and big hit musical numbers like It Takes Two and Good Morning, Baltimore. Catch it now thru 5/22. Get there on SEPTA! Just a short walk from Walnut/Locust Station.

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Movies

Hiway Theater

Catch The Duke at Hiway Theater in Jenkintown this week. Get there on SEPTA! The Route 55 drops you right outside! And don't forget: you've got Perks! Get a free small popcorn when you flash your SEPTA Key card!

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Movies

Ambler Theater

Check out Petite Maman at The Ambler Theater. So easy to get here on SEPTA! Hop the Lansdale/Doylestown Line to Ambler or Bus Routes 94 or 95. And don't forget: you've got Perks! Get a FREE small popcorn when you flash your SEPTA Key card.

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Elmo's Springtacular at Sesame Place

Sesame Place

Elmo’s Springtacular at Sesame Place is filled with furry fun and exciting events! Join in on the fun today thru 6/19 for an exciting line up of meet & greets, music, magic, pirate adventures, and fireworks. Get there on SEPTA! Hop Routes 14 and 127 to get there!

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Farmers market

Bryn Mawr Farmers Market

Bryn Mawr Train Station

Head over to the Bryn Mawr to find fresh produce at Bryn Mawr Farmers Market. Now open every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm - conveniently located at Bryn Mawr Station on the Paoli/Thorndale Line! 

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Rittenhouse Farmers Market

Rittenhouse Square

Head to Rittenhouse Square every Tuesday and Saturday from 9a -3p for their Farmers Market. 

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Theater

School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play

Arden Theatre Company

School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play runs from 5/5 thru 6/5 at the Arden Theatre in Old City! It's so easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Routes 5, 17, 33, 48 or 57. Before you go - check out this Perk - it will save you $10!

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Movies

County Theater

See Everything Everywhere All at Once at County Theater this week. Get there on SEPTA. Hop the Lansdale/Doylestown Line or Warminster Line to Glenside Station, or Bus Routes 22 or 77. And don't forget - you've got Perks! Get a free small popcorn when you flash your SEPTA Key card.

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Free At Noon 🎶

World Cafe Live

WXPN's Free At Noon is held every Friday at World Cafe Live and always features fabulous music. Heading to the show? Get there on SEPTA. Take Regional Rail to 30th Street Station, the Market-Frankford Line to 30th, Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 or 36  to 30th or Bus Routes 21, 42, or 49.

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Harry Potter: The Exhibition

Franklin Institute

Opening on the 18th - the most comprehensive touring exhibition about the Wizarding World makes its world premiere this winter at Philadelphia’s iconic science museum. The immersive experience reveals the artistry and craftsmanship behind the props, costumes and environments from the blockbuster films of the Harry Potter series, as well as Fantastic Beasts. Note that tickets are in limited supply for opening weekend; however, the exhibit store will be open to all museum visitors. Get there on SEPTA. Short walk from Suburban, 15th, City Hall and 19th Street Stations. Or hop Routes 7, 33, 38 or 48.

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The Who Hits Back

Wells Fargo Center

Catching The Who at the Wells Fargo Center on Friday night? Catch the Broad Street Line to NRG Station. Last stop!

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Rothman Orthopaedics Roller Rink

Dilworth Park

Let the good times roll! The retro roller rink at Dilworth Park returns for the spring season - from 4/22 thru 6/17. Lace up your own skates, or rent a pair for $5. Note: Online reservations are strongly recommended for one-hour skate sessions. In between laps, an on-site beer garden serves up brews, cocktails and light fare. 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.  

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Food Trucks & Live Music

The Porch at 30th

Food trucks, pop-ups, and performances are back at The Porch! The schedule for April and May is: Tuesdays: Deke's BBQ serving slow-cooked BBQ favorites; Wednesdays: Burrito Feliz slinging Mexican menu items including some of the city's best birria tacos; Thursdays: Two Street Sammies offering traditional Philadelphia sandwich options including cheesesteaks, roasted pork, and more; Fridays: Pitruco brick oven pizza specializing in gourmet 12" Neopolitan style pizzas. Stay tuned for live music presented by SEPTA Sounds! Get here on SEPTA. Take the Market-Frankford Line or SEPTA's Subway/Surface Trolley Lines to 30th Street, Regional Rail to 30th Street, or a number of SEPTA Bus Routes also stop here including Routes 9, 30, 44, 78, 124, 125 and Route 49.

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Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest

Blue Cross RiverRink

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest, Delaware River Waterfront's outdoor roller skating rink, is back ! Get there on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Bus Routes 12, 21, 25, 42, 17, or 33.

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Restaurant week

Ardmore Restaurant Week

Ardmore

Too big for just one week, Ardmore Restaurant Week spans 11 days [from 5/12 thru 5/22] and features dining deals, drink specials and fixed menus from some of the most celebrated restaurants in Ardmore and on the Main Line. Foodies can find $20, $30 and $40 three-course menus at 14 participating restaurants, including the beautiful indoor/outdoor Lola’s Garden and the buzz-worthy Venezuelan restaurant Autana. It's so easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Paoli/Thorndale Line to Ardmore or Routes 44, 103 or 106.

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Our City, Your Orchestra Live!

Lincoln Financial Field

The Philadelphia Orchestra teams up with the Eagles Autism Challenge this Friday for an evening of free music in a sensory-friendly environment at the Linc. Orchestra members perform selections from the popular Our City, Your Orchestra digital series for those on the autism spectrum and their families. Tickets are free, but reservations are needed. It's so easy to get to Lincoln Financial Field on SEPTA - hop the Broad Street Line to NRG Station.

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Cauldron

Opening!

The Cauldron Philadelphia

Double, double, toil and trouble. Philly’s first potion bar this way comes - opening on Friday! Inspired by (but not affiliated with) several magical literary worlds, The Cauldron Philadelphia serves up inventive molecular cocktails and mocktails that smoke, change color or expand — just like, well, magic. Visitors can also purchase tickets to a potion-making class to brew their own alcoholic concoctions in a self-guided lesson with the aid of their very own “magic wand.” Note: Children’s classes are also available, but only on specified dates and times. Get there on SEPTA! Just a short walk from the Walnut-Locust Station on the Broad Street Line.

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Kayak

Kayak Tours

FDR Park

Serenity now. Keep your eyes peeled for rare birds and other wildlife as you row, row, row your boat through the calm waters of three connected waterways in FDR Park this Saturday. Instructors are on hand to teach the basics and guide you through the water. No gear or prior experience is necessary. Get there on SEPTA. Hop the Broad Street Line to NRG Station or Routes 4 or 17.

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Rittenhouse

Rittenhouse Row Spring Stroll

Rittenhouse Square

The Rittenhouse Square neighborhood transforms into the hot spot for outdoor shopping, fashion events and food from some of the city’s most renowned restaurants this Saturday. Leave the driving to SEPTA. Short walk from Suburban, 15th Street and 19th Street Stations, ride the Broad Street Line to Walnut-Locust or take Routes 2, 9, 12, 17, 21 or 42.

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Italian Market Festival

Italian Market

Famous for its delectable cuisine, the South 9th Street Italian Market puts on a boisterous weekend of food and culture, including the very-Philly greased-pole-climbing contest - this Saturday and Sunday. The real spotlight here though is on the food. We’re talking homemade sausages, delicious cannoli, imported meats and cheeses, cappuccino, beef and poultry, and fresh pasta. Get here on SEPTA. Short walk from the Ellsworth-Federal stop on the Broad Street Line or hop Routes 45, 47 or 64.

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Off the Wall

Northern Liberties Neighborhood Association

Get your back up off the wall! In Off the Wall, artists from The Painted Bride Art Center create “extroverted” environments designed to break the ice and break down barriers between strangers, artists and people who may feel excluded from traditional art galleries. Check it out this Saturday and Sunday! Get here on SEPTA. Take the Market-Frankford Line to Girard Station or hop the Route 57.

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Market of the Macabre

Laurel Hill Cemetery

Drop it like it’s goth! Laurel Hill Cemetery is the setting for this pop-up marketplace this Saturday featuring unusual antiques, vintage items and all sorts of other oddities. Just be careful about making wishes on monkey paws. Get here on SEPTA. Hop Route 61 to Clearfield Street and you're there.

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Clark Park Farmers Market

West Philadelphia

Clark Park is home to one of the largest and most well-populated farmers markets in Philadelphia, and boasts over a dozen vendors manning tables piled high with organic fruits, heirloom vegetables, milk, eggs, cheeses, meats and more. It's open year-round on Saturdays from 10a to 2p. Get there on SEPTA. Routes 13, 30 & 34 drop you right there!

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Museum of Illusions

Old City

Believe half of what you see. The Museum of Illusions opens a Philadelphia outpost in Old City on Saturday, 3/12, joining existing locations in Toronto, Paris, Chicago and New York. With over 80 exhibits meant to trick the eye, the attraction delights visitors with holograms, stereograms and optical illusions, all the while teaching about vision, perception and the human brain. Get here on SEPTA. Short walk from Jefferson Station or ride SEPTA's Market-Frankford Line to 5th Street/Independence Hall Station. Bus Routes 5, 9, 17, 21, 33, 38, 42, 44, 48, 57, and 121 also stop near the museum.

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Keith Haring: A Radiant Legacy

Michener Art Museum

Pennsylvania-born artist Keith Haring’s colorful, graffiti-inspired style catapulted him to the top of the modern art world in the 1980s. This new exhibition [3/12-7/31] features a private collection of more than 100 of Haring’s distinctive works, including paintings, prints, sculptures and street art. Save $2 when you flash your SEPTA Key card! Get there on SEPTA. Ride the Lansdale/Doylestown Line to Doylestown Station, a short walk from the Michener Art Museum. 

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The Spring in LOVE: Multicultural Marketplace

Love Park

Open select dates from 4/22 thru 5/28, this pop-up marketplace in LOVE Park features vendors from the African American and Hispanic Chambers of Commerce. New Black- and Brown-owned businesses rotate into the space each weekend, selling apparel, health and wellness items, pre-packaged goods and custom artwork from local artists. It's so easy to get to LOVE Park 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.

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Collingswood Farmer's Market

Collingswood

Collingswood Farmer's Market returns for a stellar 22nd season on Saturday, 5/7. The market is open on Saturdays from 8 am to 12 pm. Make a SEPTA to PATCO connection. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 8th & Market to connect to PATCO or the Broad Street Line Walnut-Locust for the PATCO stop at 15th & Locust. Tunnels connect the systems underground, just follow the signs. For more info, click here.

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Rodin Museum Garden Bar

Rodin Museum

The Rodin Museum’outdoor pop-up garden serves up summer cocktails and small plates in a beautiful green space. Open 5/13 thru 9/30. Get here on SEPTA Routes 7, 32, 38 and 48.

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Headhouse Farmers Market

South Street District

On Sunday stop by the Headhouse Farmers Market for fresh produce, baked goods, local meats, cheeses and wines. It's so easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop Route 12, 40, 47 or 57. 

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Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

Tower Theater

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is a 360º digital art exhibition in Philadelphia that invites you to step into the universe of the Dutch genius, Vincent van Gogh. It is brought to you by the organizers of a collection of widely successful exhibitions present in cities across Europe, Asia and the Americas. Take a bus, trolley, the Market-Frankford Line or the Norristown High Speed Line to 69th Street Transportation Center. Tower Theater is across the street. 

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PHS Pop-Up Garden

South Street

The popular Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) Pop Up Garden on South Street is open for another season of outdoor food and drinks within a tree-shaded space at 15th & South Streets. Get here on SEPTA! Ride the Broad Street Line to Lombard-South or hop Routes 4. 27, 32 or 40.

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Spruce Street Harbor Park

Penn's Landing

Enthusiasts of riverside chilling enjoy hammocks, patio and arcade games, musical performances, and tasty treats from local purveyors while strolling the boardwalk at this warm-weather attraction. The riverside Spruce Street Harbor Park is the perfect escape for visitors looking to relax and locals hoping to unwind. Get here on SEPTA. Short walk from 2nd Street Station on the Market-Frankford Line or ride Bus Routes 12, 21, 33, 42 or 25.

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Old City Eats Block Party

Old City

After a two-year hiatus, Old City Eats returns to the neighborhood for a fifth summer, with food and drink deals at more than 20 restaurants. Old City Eats kicks off the season with an outdoor Block Party along 2nd Street on Thursday, 5/26! Get there on SEPTA. Short walk from Jefferson Station or ride SEPTA's Market-Frankford Line to 5th Street/Independence Hall Station. Bus Routes 5, 9, 17, 21, 33, 38, 42, 44, 48, 57, and 121 also stop near the museum.

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Margarita Fest 2022

Xfinity Live!

Head over to Xfinity Live! on 5/28 for Margarita Fest 2022! Enjoy 🍹 Thirst-quenching Margaritas, 🌮 Food Trucks, and 🎸 Live Bands! Get there on SEPTA by hopping the Broad Street Line south to NRG Station.

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