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June 26, 2018 | , ,

Southwest Community Line Dance (2018)

Featuring DJ Osagie. Organized by Ms. Pumpkin, hosted by Bartram’s Garden. Come out, have fun, and DANCE. All ages and levels of experience are welcome! Free water and lemonade. Registration not required, but encouraged. Location: 56th Street Pavilion @ Bartram’s Garden Rain Location: Eastwick Pavilion @ Bartram’s Garden.

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June 27, 2018 | ,

Wednesday Free Fishing

Learn how to catch one of the 42 fish species found in the tidal Schuylkill. We provide rods, bait and basic instruction. First come, first served. Supplies are limited.   No fishing license necessary, state license requirements are waived for these events. Great for youth & adults who are new or intermediate anglers.

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June 29, 2018 | , , ,

Family Outdoor Movie Night: The Wiz Presented in partnership with MythMedia Studio’s AfroFuture Cinema Classics

Join us after sundown in the courtyard for a free screening of The Wiz. Ease on down the road with Li Sumpter of MythMedia Studios for an interactive screening of The Wiz (1978)—a classic Afrofuturist tale of a young Harlem woman’s quantum quest to the magical City of Oz. Attendees of all ages are invited to sing along with this beloved Motown musical production and make cool collage art inspired by the film. Lyrics and art supplies provided! Come early for MythMedia prize…

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June 30, 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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July 6, 2018 | , , , , , , ,

River Down the Street (2018)

A night of history, art, food, community and the sharing of stories inspired by the river and the people who live along its shore. A showcase of various performers and speakers will shed light on the complex and rich history of Kingsessing and Southwest Philadelphia. Sample some of Southwest’s finest flavors provided by local vendors and enjoy a relaxing evening by the water’s edge. This is part of our Art@Bartram’s series. Art@Bartram’s is a multi-year collaborative initiative between Bartram’s Garden…

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July 7, 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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July 12, 2018 | , ,

Free Fishing Workshop with Coach Todd

For adults and children (children must be accompanied by an adult) For Beginners and Experienced Anglers Learn about the various types, techniques and uses of equipment, live and artificial bait and lures for fishing the Schuylkill and Delaware River, as well as streams, ponds and lakes. Learn about “What to buy” from stores Q&A This workshop is free, supported by a grant from the William Penn Foundation You must register in advance. Registration is capped at 25 participants. Coach Todd…

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moth observation

July 13, 2018 - July 14, 2018 | , , ,

Moth Observation (2018)

We’ll be celebrating National Moth Week by hanging out with naturalist Ken Frank and woodland gardener Mandy Katz in the lower garden, luring at an incredible array of nocturnal insects with black lights, overripe bananas and molasses. Intrigued? Come out for a rare opportunity to get an up-close look at some of the ethereal animals that spend the days hidden in plain sight in Philly’s urban wilderness. Open to seasoned entomologists and curious newcomers alike, we’ll work together to observe,…

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July 14, 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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