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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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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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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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Full moon in purple and orange sky over silhouettes of treetops

September 4, 2019 | , , , , , ,

Harvest Moon Rowboating (2019)

Celebrate the Harvest 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   Location: Bartram’s Garden Community Boathouse Time: 7-10 PM with boating available from 7-9 PM FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC  

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September 6, 2019 | , , , , ,

Photo Show Opening: Ryan Hogan

Working at Bartram’s Garden has given Ryan Hogan the opportunity to capture moments in the garden that aren’t as obvious at a passing glance. Collected over several seasons, these photographs give a glimpse at the hidden life of the garden and its inhabitants. Please check out some of Ryan’s distinctive work here. His show will be up throughout the month of September inside the Barn Gallery. Refreshments provided. This event will take place in a space that is accessible via…

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blue and gold marbled paper

September 12, 2019 | , , , ,

Paper Marbling (2019)

Marbling is a centuries-old process of decorating paper. Frequent Bartram’s Garden visitor Benjamin Franklin used this technique as an anti-counterfeiting device for paper currency. Decorate your own paper through the Suminagashi marbling technique. 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 & ACCESS cardholders: $2…

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A woodland path bordered by green trees

September 12, 2019 | , , ,

Make + Take: Full Moon Medicine Magic (2019)

In this season of plant abundance and full moon magic, we’ll talk about creating rituals with the moon – ways of bringing the energy of the full and new moon into one’s life and how some of our local weeds can support that magic. Everyone will make a bundle of herbs to burn for clearing energy and other ritual purposes, as well as an infused oil to charge under the full moon. This workshop will encourage participants to reach into…

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A light blue fabric flag with the word "Peace" written on it, other colors of fabric sewn below, and arabesque doodle. There is a red peace sign but someone left out the bottom middle line, so it is actually just a circle divided into thirds.

September 14, 2019 | , , , ,

Garden Sanctuary Workshop: Peace Flags (2019)

Peace flags are made as a visual expression of dreams and hopes, and used to create sanctuary in various spaces. For this workshop, we draw from the ancient and sacred practice of prayer flags, which began in India thousands of years ago before spreading to Tibet. These flags are hung outside with the belief that the intentions described on them will be carried with the wind to all corners of the Earth. All participants will have the opportunity to create…

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Group of people seated at a few picnic tables under trees, writing in journals

September 22, 2019 | , , , ,

Wilderness Garden Journals (2019)

Continue in the tradition of innumerable Philadelphian artists and naturalists – from William Bartram to Sarah Mapps Douglass—and discover the joys of nature journaling in our Wilderness Garden. Explore historic Bartram’s garden and learn sketching techniques for creating on the go. For beginning to intermediate artists. Members: $5 Non-Members: $18 Southwest Neighbors & ACCESS cardholders: $2 $2 tickets for this event are available to eligible Southwest Philly neighbors and/or ACCESS Card holders! If you have either an ID with a SW Philly…

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