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Group of people painting at easels along the dock at 56th street at sunset

June 6, 2019 | , , , ,

Paint and Sip: 56th Street Plaza (2019)

Join us for an evening alongside the river. This Paint & Sip Workshop will feature the southern end of Bartram’s Garden and the stunning vista it presents at sunset. Beverages, instruction, and materials will be provided. Teaching artist Heather Rinehart approaches fine art through her love of science and history. She has a professional background in illustration and design and a deep interest in nature and storytelling, offering her student’s instruction in multi-disciplinary place-based art. Members: $5 Non-Members: $18 Southwest Neighbors…

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June 13, 2019 | ,

Feel the Love Happy Hour at The Trestle Inn

Show your love for Bartram’s Garden–and enjoy a great night out–at The Trestle Inn’s famed happy hour, known for its whiskey selection and themed go-go dancers. Featuring Feel the Love IPA brewed exclusively for The Trestle by Love City Brewing, Happy Hour Specials and 20% of all Feel The Love Happy Hour sales donated to Bartram’s Garden!

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Full moon in purple and orange sky over silhouettes of treetops

June 20, 2019 | , , , , , ,

Solstice & Strawberry Moon Rowboating (2019)

Celebrate the Solstice & Strawberry Moon! – Venture out onto the water in illuminated skiffs built by Philly youth – Take in the wonders of the Schuylkill River by moonlight while enjoying sounds by DJ DuiJi 13 – Safety equipment & basic instruction provided – Telescope available for night sky viewing – Refreshments available Special live performance by Samantha Rise who weaves together improvised, mountain folk and neo-soul styles crafting a unique fabric in her original music, described in her…

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Illustration of fantastical figures lying together in a colorful garden

June 21, 2019 - June 22, 2019 | ,

Garden of Earthly Delights (2019)

Join the fairies for the Garden of Earthly Delights! A queer Summer Solstice spectacular curated by Hawkmoth Events! A bacchanal of drag and queer performances! Food by local, black-owned vegan caterer We Are Earf! Dancing with sets by BB Basura! Come costumed in your botanical magickal best and win fantasmic prizes! First 25 in costume gets a FREE drink ticket! $10 online or at the door. $2 for SW Neighbors and ACCESS card holders. Accessible Space! Hosted by Moth-er Hawkmoth…

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shallow-focus image of pink roses with the Bartram House in the background

June 23, 2019 | , , , ,

Make + Take: Summer Solstice Flower Essences (2019)

In this workshop, participants make flower essences– energetic plant medicines that are especially well suited for emotional issues. The process is simple, empowering, and ecologically sustainable. We’ll talk about the history of flower essences, and when and how to use them. With this basic knowledge, participants will know how to make flower and environmental essences and can continue to do so on their own. Everyone will go home with a flower essence they make. Kelly McCarthy is a clinical herbalist…

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close-up image of red dahlia flower

June 30, 2019 | , , , ,

Botanical Illustration (2019)

Bartram’s Garden boasts a rich history of observers who have used their artistic talents to describe the natural world around them. In this workshop, we’ll practice the time honored tradition of botanical illustration. Working from live specimens, participants will hone their drawing skills and stretch their creativity to new limits using watercolor, ink, and other materials. This program is designed for all skill levels; materials and instruction will be provided as needed. Teaching artist Heather Rinehart approaches fine art through…

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July 11, 2019 | , , , ,

Paint and Sip: The Bartram House (2019)

A National Historic Landmark, John Bartram’s 18th century stone farmhouse sits upon a rise at the center of the garden, overlooking the Schuylkill River. Join us for an evening of art, drinks, and stories as we paint the Bartram House. Materials, beverages, and instruction will be provided. Teaching artist Heather Rinehart approaches fine art through her love of science and history. She has a professional background in illustration and design and a deep interest in nature and storytelling, offering her…

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Full moon in purple and orange sky over silhouettes of treetops

July 18, 2019 | , , , , , ,

Thunder Moon Rowboating (2019)

Celebrate the Thunder Moon! – Venture out onto the water in illuminated skiffs built by Philly youth – Take in the wonders of the Schuylkill River by moonlight while enjoying sounds by DJ DuiJi 13 – Safety equipment & basic instruction provided – Telescope available for night sky viewing – Refreshments available Special performance by Drum Like A Lady led by women and governed by percussion. All are welcome to enjoy and join this thunderous jam. Feel free to bring…

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Fresh & pressed flowers laid out on a worktable along with paper and pencils, with hands working

July 21, 2019 | , , , ,

Botanical Paper-Cutting (2019)

Learn about the cut paper herbarium specimens assembled by fascinating 18th-century artist-botanist Mary Delany, and create your own using similar techniques. Teaching artist Heather Rinehart approaches fine art through her love of science and history. She has a professional background in illustration and design and a deep interest in nature and storytelling, offering her student’s instruction in multi-disciplinary place-based art. Members: $5 Non-Members: $18 Southwest Neighbors & ACCESS cardholders: $2 $2 tickets for this event are available to eligible Southwest Philly neighbors…

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