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shallow-focus image of pink roses with the Bartram House in the background

April 28, 2019 | , ,

WomanUP! Hat & Tea Party

Enjoy a luxurious afternoon tea party in the garden to celebrate local women who are making a difference by stepping up in their communities, businesses, and society. Honorees are women often unrecognized for their service or advocacy and who unify neighborhoods, volunteer regularly at their places of worship, or open doors to those in need. The day will include great food, live entertainment, and an awards presentation, with all proceeds benefiting the Sankofa Community Farm at Bartram’s Garden.

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Philadelphia skyline from north meadow, Bartram's Garden.

May 12, 2019 | , , , ,

Paint and Sip Workshop: Meadow Pastels (2019)

A special Mother’s Day Paint & Sip! Enjoy beverages and pastel painting inspired by one of the best views Bartram’s Garden has to offer. With the Philadelphia skyline in the distance, you’ll enjoy a lively social atmosphere surrounded by our riverfront native grass meadow. Stretched canvass included. Teaching artist Heather Rinehart approaches fine art through her love of science and history. She has a professional background in illustration and design and a deep interest in nature and storytelling, offering her…

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Full moon in purple and orange sky over silhouettes of treetops

May 16, 2019 | , , , , ,

Flower Moon Rowboating (2019)

Row the tide under the glow of the moon in skiffs built by Philly youth. Boats, lights, life vests and basic instruction provided. 15 minute time limit for boating. Also featuring: Floaty tunes provided by DJ DuiJi Refreshments Activities themed with each moon

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Group of people painting at easels along the dock at 56th street at sunset

June 6, 2019 | , , , ,

Paint and Sip: 56th Street Plaza (2019)

Join us for an evening alongside the river. This Paint & Sip Workshop will feature the southern end of Bartram’s Garden and the stunning vista it presents at sunset. Beverages, instruction, and materials will be provided. Teaching artist Heather Rinehart approaches fine art through her love of science and history. She has a professional background in illustration and design and a deep interest in nature and storytelling, offering her student’s instruction in multi-disciplinary place-based art. Members: $5 Non-Members: $18 Southwest Neighbors…

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shallow-focus image of pink roses with the Bartram House in the background

June 13, 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. Members: $15 Non-members: $20 Southwest Neighbors…

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Full moon in purple and orange sky over silhouettes of treetops

June 20, 2019 | , , , , , ,

Solstice & Strawberry Moon Rowboating (2019)

Row the tide under the glow of the moon in skiffs built by Philly youth. Boats, lights, life vests and basic instruction provided. 15 minute time limit for boating. 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 own words as “High-Country Soul.” Also featuring: Floaty tunes provided by DJ DuiJi Refreshments Activities themed with each moon

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June 30, 2019 | , , , ,

Botanical Illustration (2019)

Bartram’s Garden boasts a rich history of observers who have used their artistic talents to describe the natural world around them. In this workshop, we’ll practice the time honored tradition of botanical illustration. Working from live specimens, participants will hone their drawing skills and stretch their creativity to new limits using watercolor, ink, and other materials. This program is designed for all skill levels; materials and instruction will be provided as needed. Teaching artist Heather Rinehart approaches fine art through…

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July 11, 2019 | , , , ,

Paint and Sip: The Bartram House (2019)

A National Historic Landmark, John Bartram’s 18th century stone farmhouse sits upon a rise at the center of the garden, overlooking the Schuylkill River. Join us for an evening of art, drinks, and stories as we paint the Bartram House. Materials, beverages, and instruction will be provided. Teaching artist Heather Rinehart approaches fine art through her love of science and history. She has a professional background in illustration and design and a deep interest in nature and storytelling, offering her…

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Full moon in purple and orange sky over silhouettes of treetops

July 18, 2019 | , , , , , ,

Thunder Moon Rowboating (2019)

Row the tide under the glow of the moon in skiffs built by Philly youth. Boats, lights, life vests and basic instruction provided. 15 minute time limit for boating. Special performance by Drum Like A Lady led by women and governed by percussion. All are welcome to enjoy and join this thunderous jam. Feel free to bring an instrument of your own or use one of the extra instruments on site. Also featuring: Floaty tunes provided by DJ DuiJi Refreshments…

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