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What's Happening in Philly

Rosemont is located right outside Philadelphia—home to thousands of college students from hundreds of different colleges. Within the city, there are so many free or cheap events to help students experience the most on and off campus. Getting in and out of the city via public transportation is easy. The SEPTA Regional Rail stop is a quick walk from campus and a direct route into the heart of the city! 

  • Need a place to relax off campus? If your answer is yes, then you need to go to Gryphon Café, right past Rosemont train station. Perks include a frequent buyers card (10 purchases = a free drink), open mic nights on Thursdays, and much more. Click Here
  • Need a break from Cardinal, but don’t know what to do? Parents are in town and you don’t know where to take them? The Main Line has tons of places to eat, from local favorites like Gullifty’s to Italian cooking at Bertucci’s
  • Visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art and see works by Cezanne, Strand, Manet, and more. Pay what you can on Wednesday after 5! Click Here 
  • MilkBoy Philly is a restaurant/bar/café that prides itself on good food, good drink, and good music, as well as a cool, cosmopolitan locale in the heart of Center City Philadelphia. For more information and to check out the upcoming performances Click Here.
  • If you’re walking down Lancaster Avenue, you come across interesting places such as Ludington Library and the Bryn Mawr Film Institute. Have you ever considered visiting? There are a ton of borrowing options at the library. Read by Clicking Here. 
  • The Bryn Mawr Film Institute is always showing old favorites and new, soon-to-be favorites alike. For more information, Click Here

Winter Events:

During the Mummers Parade, an only-in-Philadelphia New Year’s Day tradition that dates back to 1901, thousands of men, women and children delight and dazzle crowds with feathers, sequins, music and merriment during a day-long romp along Broad Street. Stretching from City Hall to Washington Avenue, the parade offers plenty of spots exist to catch all of the action. Indoors, watch the Fancy Brigade Finale competition at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, where clubs perform their Broadway-style music-and-dance routines for prizes and bragging rights.

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Center City District Restaurant Week
January 14-26, 2018 (TBA)

Treat yourself to a fantastic meal without breaking the bank during the always popular Center City District Restaurant Week. Diners can enjoy a three-course lunch for $20 or a three-course dinner for $35 at some of the best restaurants in the city. Stay tuned to learn more about this winter’s participating restaurants!

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Dilworth Park Wintergarden

The heart of Center City surrounds itself with wintertime popups, including the the outdoor Rothman Institute Ice Rink & Rothman Institute Cabin, which offer ice skating, skate rentals, twinkling lights and indoor space to warm up and fill up on snacks, cocktails, beer and hot drinks. At the south end of the park, America’s Garden Capital Maze, a partnership with Greater Philadelphia Gardens, is a living labyrinth of seasonal plants and lights.

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Winter Fountains on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Through Sunday, March 18, 2018

All winter long, the centerpiece exhibition of Parkway 100 lights up the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Set along various points of the boulevard, Winter Fountains features four massive outdoor domes — surreal, glowing circular surfaces displaying video projections inspired by the Parkway’s grand fountains.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Every year the Rosemont College celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a time to volunteer and give back. It is a day on, not off. Campus Ministry picks out many locations within the area where students, faculty, friends, and family can give a few hours of their day for community service. The locations change each year and can range from volunteering at a shelter or other organization in the heart of Philadelphia to volunteering for a project that improves life on campus.

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