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June 17, 2019 | , , , ,

Vibrations: SP 404 Beat Session (2019)

VIBRATIONS continues in a quest to unite talented artists from Philly & beyond. DJ Osagie’s bringing in new, rising, and established artists of color 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. Delicious and refreshing beverages will be available throughout the evening. PERFORMERS: Hann 11 Shane Great DistantStarr Osagie \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ General Admission: $5 Southwest Neighbors & ACCESS cardholders: $2 No one turned away for…

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June 18, 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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June 18, 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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June 20, 2019 | , , , , , ,

Strawberry Moon Rowboating (2019)

Celebrate the Solstice & Strawberry 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 Special live performance by Samantha Rise who weaves together improvised, mountain folk and neo-soul styles, crafting a unique fabric in her original music– described in her…

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June 21, 2019 | ,

Garden of Earthly Delights (2019)

Join the fairies for the Garden of Earthly Delights! A queer Summer Solstice spectacular curated by Hawkmoth Events! A bacchanal of drag and queer performances! Food by local, black-owned vegan caterer We Are Earf! Dancing with sets by BB Basura! Come costumed in your botanical magickal best and win fantasmic prizes! First 25 in costume gets a FREE drink ticket! $10 online or at the door. $2 for SW Neighbors and ACCESS card holders. Accessible Space! Hosted by Moth-er Hawkmoth…

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June 22, 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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June 22, 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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June 23, 2019 | , , , ,

Make + Take: Summer Solstice Flower Essences (2019)

In this workshop, participants make flower essences– energetic plant medicines that are especially well suited for emotional issues. The process is simple, empowering, and ecologically sustainable. We’ll talk about the history of flower essences, and when and how to use them. With this basic knowledge, participants will know how to make flower and environmental essences and can continue to do so on their own. Everyone will go home with a flower essence they make. Kelly McCarthy is a clinical herbalist…

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June 24, 2019 | , , , ,

Garden Sanctuary Workshop: Garden Totems (2019)

Totems are representational symbols of peace, community, family, and culture. They depict personal stories using symbols, motifs, words, colors, and patterns. You will be encouraged to explore and learn techniques that will help you discover and express your true spirit. This workshop will be led by Denys Davis who is a visual artist, published author, museum curator, and award winning interior designer who has traveled across the country speaking on African art & design. Members: $15 Non-Members: $20 Southwest Neighbors & ACCESS…

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