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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 2, 2018 | , , , , , ,

Mycomedicines: Mushrooms for Human and Ecosystem Health (2018)

A Four Part Course Dates: Mondays – 7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23 Time: 6-8pm Americans have long been averse to mushrooms, arguably due to British colonial influence on our attitudes regarding the kingdom Fungi. Many of us learn to fear wild mushrooms as kids, but very few move beyond that fear and into a more complex understanding of the numerous mushroom species native to Philadelphia, many of which have been used as medicine since ancient times. In recent years, we have…

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July 3, 2018 | , ,

Tuesday Member Paddle (2018)

A special benefit for members of Bartram’s Garden, this 90-minute flatwater, small-group paddle is from the Bartram’s Garden to Center City and back. Kayaks, paddles, life jackets, headlamps, and basic instruction are provided. Volunteers paddle with the group as safety boaters. Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult in a tandem kayak. Kayaking experience is not necessary but expect moderate physical exertion. To get to the Boathouse, you can park at 51st and Botanic and walk along the…

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July 5, 2018 | , , ,

Little Explorers: Caterpillars, Dragonflies, and Butterflies (2018)

Search for cool bugs in the Garden and make your very own insect sculpture. *Note this is a Thursday 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…

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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 8, 2018 | , , , ,

Moss and Lichen: Painting with Living Ink

Back again by popular demand! We will discover the fascinating, tiny world that exists all around us. We will hone our observational drawing skills while taking a close look at the unique structures of mosses and lichens. Then, each participant will create a piece using live moss as the medium. Take it home and watch it grow! No experience needed. Step by step instruction and materials will be provided. Workshop Fees: $18 Non-Members $5 Members

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July 9, 2018 | , , , , , ,

Mycomedicines: Mushrooms for Human and Ecosystem Health (2018)

A Four Part Course Dates: Mondays – 7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23 Time: 6-8pm Americans have long been averse to mushrooms, arguably due to British colonial influence on our attitudes regarding the kingdom Fungi. Many of us learn to fear wild mushrooms as kids, but very few move beyond that fear and into a more complex understanding of the numerous mushroom species native to Philadelphia, many of which have been used as medicine since ancient times. In recent years, we have…

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July 10, 2018 | , ,

Tuesday Member Paddle (2018)

A special benefit for members of Bartram’s Garden, this 90-minute flatwater, small-group paddle is from the Bartram’s Garden to Center City and back. Kayaks, paddles, life jackets, headlamps, and basic instruction are provided. Volunteers paddle with the group as safety boaters. Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult in a tandem kayak. Kayaking experience is not necessary but expect moderate physical exertion. To get to the Boathouse, you can park at 51st and Botanic and walk along the…

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