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August 24, 2019 |

Fourth Saturday Volunteer Day (2019)

We welcome volunteers on the second and fourth Saturday of most months from April to October, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Volunteers will work with our staff on seasonal tasks like weeding, planting, cleaning, pruning, and light maintenance. No special experience or skills required. Dress for working outdoors, and if you have them, bring work gloves and a water bottle. Out of respect for our staff and other volunteers, please make sure you are arrive promptly at 9:30 AM. Tours…

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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 25, 2019 | , , ,

Ofrenda: A Fundraiser for the Philadelphia Indigenous Community

Ofrenda is a fundraiser for the Philadelphia indigenous community featuring readings by Deadname. Poets, an outdoor bazaar + raffle, a body modification pop-up, storytime, and face-painting. Entry to the indoor event is on a sliding scale $7 – $10 or $2 for ACCESS card holders or SW Philly Residents. The outdoor bazaar portion of the event is free and open to the public. Please take time to donate to the fundraiser page if you’re able, for the Indigenous Peoples’ celebration…

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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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August 27, 2019 | ,

Tuesday Member Paddle (2019)

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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A construction worker works on the Newkirk Monument, a squat, pale grey obelisk, sits on the grass by a path with a blue sky behind

August 28, 2019 | , , , ,

Paint and Sip: Newkirk Monument (2019)

NOTE: This event has been cancelled due to disruptions related to the construction of a pedestrian and bicycle bridge.     At the northern end of the Bartram Mile sits a nearly-forgotten piece of history. Built in 1838 and all but abandoned years ago, the Newkirk Monument was moved to Bartram’s Garden in 2016. Today, it can be seen and enjoyed by passersby and explorers on the Bartram Mile. Join us for a Paint & Sip event in this unique…

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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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August 29, 2019 | , , , ,

Vibrations: August (2019)

Get ready to DANCE. VIBRATIONS continues in a quest to unite talented artists from Philly & beyond. DJ Osagie’s bringing in new, rising, and established artists from New York City, Atlanta, and elsewhere to share their art with Philadelphia’s own artists and audience. Build connections; meet the scene; get inspired. Dance! experience artist expressing rare luxury sounds of soul, jazz,house,& more on an open green field Delicious and refreshing beverages will be available throughout the evening. PERFORMERS: Sylo – soundcloud.com/deejaysylo…

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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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