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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. Row the full moon tide in skiffs built by Philly youth. Boats, lights, lifevests and basic instruction provided. 30 minute time limit for boating. Also featuring: Floaty tunes provided by DJ Osagie Wine/beer & popcorn available for cash donation

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September 25, 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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September 26, 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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September 28, 2018 | ,

8th Annual Tidal Schuylkill Boat Parade (2018)

Calling all gussied up sailors, tricked out skiff masons, heavily adorned floaters and bedizen paddlers!! Decorate anything that floats and bring it to the Bartram’s Garden Community Boathouse to be in our parade! No boat? No problem? We will have our entire fleet of kayaks and rowboats available for free for folks who want to join the parade. Trophies will be awarded for the most fabulous costumes, best decorated boat, leakiest boat and everything in between. Activities will include music,…

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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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September 30, 2018 | , ,

Nature Photography Series in the Orchard

Join Philadelphia Orchard Project (POP) at Bartram’s Garden to learn the basics of nature photography! In each 3-hour, stand-alone session, instructor Joshua Lee Mallory of Noise Soul Cinema will cover shot composition, lighting, autofocus, and pro-tips for editing photos through your phone or Instagram. Attendees will capture photos of the Bartram’s Garden orchard during three seasonal peak periods of blooming and fruiting and will have the opportunity to submit their photos to a summer photography exhibit (June 14th through August…

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September 30, 2018 | , , , , ,

Paint and Sip: Submerged Landscapes with Rob Boss

We’ll learn wet-on-wet oil speed-painting techniques during an intimate, experimental art workshop outside at the Community Boathouse. Employing equal measures of performance art and actual painting instruction, our teaching artists will ask you to dip your paintbrushes into the future. We’ll explore the warmer, wetter landscape of the tidal Schuylkill in a post-polar ice cap world along with Rob Boss, our ever-positive instructor. Remember — it’s okay if you make a mistake! You can always just cover it up with…

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October 2, 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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