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September 8, 2018 | , , ,

Saturday Free Boating (2018)

Explore this quiet stretch of the Schuylkill River on one of our kayaks or rowboats. 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. Kayak excursions limited to 30 minutes, rowboat excursions limited to 45 minutes. Location Free Saturday Boating embarks from our Community Boathouse, which is located on the northern tip of Bartram’s Garden on the river. Walk past the free Parking…

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September 9, 2018 | , , ,

Philadelphia Honey Festival (2018)

Join us for a day of bee-related activities with the Philadelphia Beekeeper’s Guild including honey tastings, open hive demonstrations and honey extractions, a honeybee parade for kids, and Beekeeping 101. Plus, a honey marketplace and crafts, free river boating, pollinator plants for sale, and a children’s festival. “Bartram’s Garden is proud to host the Philadelphia Honey Festival and spread awareness about how much we rely on honey bees. Honey Fest is a fun family event, and it also shares the…

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September 12, 2018 | ,

Tidal Schuylkill Kayak Tours

This small group tour will educate paddlers on the tides, ecology, history, and fossil fuel industry of the lower Schuylkill. See sections of the river and oil refineries only visible from on the water. Kayaks, paddles, lifejackets and very basic instruction will be provided. This is a calm stretch of river, all skill levels welcome! Expect moderate physical exertion. Minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Children 11 years and younger are not allowed to be in a boat alone…

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September 15, 2018 | , , ,

Saturday Free Boating (2018)

Explore this quiet stretch of the Schuylkill River on one of our kayaks or rowboats. 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. Kayak excursions limited to 30 minutes, rowboat excursions limited to 45 minutes. Location Free Saturday Boating embarks from our Community Boathouse, which is located on the northern tip of Bartram’s Garden on the river. Walk past the free Parking…

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September 21, 2018 | , , ,

Family Outdoor Movie Night: The Good Dinosaur

Join us after sundown in the courtyard for a free screening of The Good Dinosaur. There will also be a guided, family-friendly tour of the garden starting at 5:45 pm. Movie starts at 6:45 PM. Presented by KenCrest West. FREE and open to all! FREE popcorn, lemonade, and water! Bring a blanket to sit on!

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September 22, 2018 | , , ,

Saturday Free Boating (2018)

Explore this quiet stretch of the Schuylkill River on one of our kayaks or rowboats. 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. Kayak excursions limited to 30 minutes, rowboat excursions limited to 45 minutes. Location Free Saturday Boating embarks from our Community Boathouse, which is located on the northern tip of Bartram’s Garden on the river. Walk past the free Parking…

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September 24, 2018 | , ,

Harvest Moon Rowboating (2018)

Part of our Full Moon Rowboating series. Enjoy Tide Field under the moonlight. Row the Full Moon tide in illuminated skiffs built by Philly youth while enjoying sounds by Osagie. Take in a nighttime cooking demonstration and a tasting of the season’s bountiful harvest with the Vetri Mobile Teaching Kitchen. Row in skiffs built by Philly youth. Boats, lights, lifevests and basic instruction provided. 30 minute time limit for boating. PLUS: On-location apple pressing and delicious cider-based drinks This event…

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September 29, 2018 | , , ,

Saturday Free Boating (2018)

Explore this quiet stretch of the Schuylkill River on one of our kayaks or rowboats. 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. Kayak excursions limited to 30 minutes, rowboat excursions limited to 45 minutes. Location Free Saturday Boating embarks from our Community Boathouse, which is located on the northern tip of Bartram’s Garden on the river. Walk past the free Parking…

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October 3, 2018 | , , ,

Little Explorers: Apple Cider, 18th Century Style (2018)

Take a turn crushing apples in an old cider press to make fresh apple cider. Monthly program for toddlers and preschoolers ages 2-4. Each session includes activities, performances, snacks, and walks through the garden, weather permitting. Pre-registration required, one adult chaperone for every two children. Bring a picnic lunch and stay for our free story hour at noon from April to November. Please note the program will be cancelled if the Philadelphia School District is closed for a weather emergency.…

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