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Smiling young man gives a thumbs-up while sitting in a red and yellow kayak in the Schuylkill River

August 24, 2019 | , , ,

Saturday Free Boating (2019) – CANCELLED

**Free Boating is cancelled for this week due to summer recess. We will be back next week and offer Free Boating on Saturdays through mid-October. **   Kayak or rowboat on this quiet stretch of the Schuylkill River. No registration or boating experience necessary! All ages are welcome, minors must be accompanied by an adult. We provide the boats, life jackets and basic instruction. There are trained rowers available if you would prefer to not row or paddle yourself. Kayak…

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A man in a blue shirt checking the line on his fishing rod while others fish in the background

August 28, 2019 | , , ,

Last Wednesday Free Fishing (2019)

Learn how to catch one of the 42 fish species found in the tidal Schuylkill from Bartram’s Garden’s Community Boathouse. We provide rods, tackle, bait and basic instruction. Rods are available on a first come first served basis. No fishing license necessary, state license requirements are waived for these events. No registration required. Great for youth & adults who are new or intermediate anglers. Fishing is done from a dock, the riverbank or rowboats. This program is run in partnership…

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Smiling young man gives a thumbs-up while sitting in a red and yellow kayak in the Schuylkill River

August 31, 2019 | , , ,

Saturday Free Boating (2019)

Kayak or rowboat on this quiet stretch of the Schuylkill River. No registration or boating experience necessary! All ages are welcome, minors must be accompanied by an adult. We provide the boats, life jackets and basic instruction. There are trained rowers available if you would prefer to not row or paddle yourself. Kayak excursions limited to 30 minutes, rowboat excursions limited to 45 minutes. The last boat goes out at 3pm. We cancel in the event of rain, lightning, outfall…

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Full moon in purple and orange sky over silhouettes of treetops

September 4, 2019 | , , , , , ,

Harvest Moon Rowboating (2019)

Celebrate the Harvest 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   Location: Bartram’s Garden Community Boathouse Time: 7-10 PM with boating available from 7-9 PM FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC  

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Smiling young man gives a thumbs-up while sitting in a red and yellow kayak in the Schuylkill River

September 7, 2019 | , , ,

Saturday Free Boating (2019)

Kayak or rowboat on this quiet stretch of the Schuylkill River. No registration or boating experience necessary! All ages are welcome, minors must be accompanied by an adult. We provide the boats, life jackets and basic instruction. There are trained rowers available if you would prefer to not row or paddle yourself. Kayak excursions limited to 30 minutes, rowboat excursions limited to 45 minutes. The last boat goes out at 3pm. We cancel in the event of rain, lightning, outfall…

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A small parade of young children in a meadow, carrying a large paper mache bee and lead by an adult in a bee costume

September 8, 2019 | , , , ,

10th Annual Philadelphia Honey Festival (2019)

The FINAL day of the Philadelphia Honey Festival—Sunday, September 8th at Bartram’s Garden! Come celebrate 10 years of HoneyFest with us. Honey Festival is a Philadelphia tradition that kicks off the fall season in our region. Everyone is back from the shore and it’s a beautiful time to get outside and celebrate nature, from the busy honey bee to lesser-known native pollinators like solitary bees & wasps. Come try & buy local Philadelphia honey and enjoy all the free family…

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Smiling young man gives a thumbs-up while sitting in a red and yellow kayak in the Schuylkill River

September 14, 2019 | , , ,

Saturday Free Boating (2019)

Kayak or rowboat on this quiet stretch of the Schuylkill River. No registration or boating experience necessary! All ages are welcome, minors must be accompanied by an adult. We provide the boats, life jackets and basic instruction. There are trained rowers available if you would prefer to not row or paddle yourself. Kayak excursions limited to 30 minutes, rowboat excursions limited to 45 minutes. The last boat goes out at 3pm. We cancel in the event of rain, lightning, outfall…

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Smiling young man gives a thumbs-up while sitting in a red and yellow kayak in the Schuylkill River

September 21, 2019 | , , ,

Saturday Free Boating (2019)

Kayak or rowboat on this quiet stretch of the Schuylkill River. No registration or boating experience necessary! All ages are welcome, minors must be accompanied by an adult. We provide the boats, life jackets and basic instruction. There are trained rowers available if you would prefer to not row or paddle yourself. Kayak excursions limited to 30 minutes, rowboat excursions limited to 45 minutes. The last boat goes out at 3pm. We cancel in the event of rain, lightning, outfall…

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September 22, 2019 | , , , ,

Seed Cleaning (Volunteer Session, Autumn 2019)

Bartram’s Garden horticulturalist Mandy Katz will provide guidance as we hand-process a wide assortment of seeds collected from the garden. Support Bartram’s Garden while enjoying a relaxing, communal atmosphere with many hands at work. Some of these seeds will be sold out of our nursery while others will be planted in the garden in the spring. Each type of seed is handled a little differently, making this an excellent learning opportunity for those interested in learning the ancient practice of…

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