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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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August 27, 2019 | , , , ,

Tuesday Free Yoga & Meditation (2019)

Join us for free indoor/outdoor yoga and meditation classes in the garden this summer, open to the public free of charge on Tuesday mornings thanks to a partnership with the Southwest Philadelphia’s Family Practice and Counseling Network Health Annex. Classes are conducted rain or shine on the porch of Bartram’s Garden’s Eastwick Pavilion. If you’re joining us for the first time, just follow the signs! Please wear comfortable clothes and show up early enough to allow yourself time to walk…

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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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Promotional image for Aquaman: Aquaman wears gold body armor and holds a gold trident while looking fiercely out-of-frame.

August 30, 2019 |

Family Outdoor Movie Night: Aquaman (2019)

Movie 7:30-10:00pm with Sunset Bike ride from 6:30-7:30pm Join us on the Ginkgo Lawn after sundown for a free screening of a family friendly film. Visit our free refreshment stand to grab some popcorn and lemonade to enjoy while you watch the movie or bring a picnic. Our all-ages bike fleet will be available one hour prior to the screening to explore the Bartram’s Mile trail. Safety equipment and basic instruction provided by the Bicycle Coalition of Philadelphia. Feel free…

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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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September 3, 2019 | , , , ,

Tuesday Free Yoga & Meditation (2019)

Join us for free indoor/outdoor yoga and meditation classes in the garden this summer, open to the public free of charge on Tuesday mornings thanks to a partnership with the Southwest Philadelphia’s Family Practice and Counseling Network Health Annex. Classes are conducted rain or shine on the porch of Bartram’s Garden’s Eastwick Pavilion. If you’re joining us for the first time, just follow the signs! Please wear comfortable clothes and show up early enough to allow yourself time to walk…

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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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September 6, 2019 | , , , , ,

Photo Show Opening: Ryan Hogan

Working at Bartram’s Garden has given Ryan Hogan the opportunity to capture moments in the garden that aren’t as obvious at a passing glance. Collected over several seasons, these photographs give a glimpse at the hidden life of the garden and its inhabitants. Please check out some of Ryan’s distinctive work here. His show will be up throughout the month of September inside the Barn Gallery. Refreshments provided. This event will take place in a space that is accessible via…

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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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