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April 2, 2020 | , , , , ,

[CANCELLED] Urban Beauty Cabinet Workshop: Cold Process Soap 101

Due to the unfolding situation regarding COVID-19, this program will no longer take place as scheduled, but may be rescheduled. Future programming will be assessed on a rolling basis. Please follow our Facebook page for more updates and information. See our full statement here. Cold process soap is made by combining oils and sodium hydroxide lye, causing a chemical reaction called saponification. Melt-and-pour soap workshops generally use premade soaps that have already gone through that process—but now you can learn how to…

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April 4, 2020 | , , ,

[CANCELLED] Stitch + Sip

Due to the unfolding situation regarding COVID-19, this program will no longer take place as scheduled, but may be rescheduled. Future programming will be assessed on a rolling basis. Please follow our Facebook page for more updates and information. See our full statement here. Join Tahnisha Thomas of Nana’s Hook at Bartram’s Garden for an informal meetup of knitters and crocheters. All levels of experience are welcome. Guidance will be available for beginners, and both wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided!…

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April 7, 2020 | , , , ,

[CANCELLED] William Bartram’s Travels Mini-Course 

  Due to the unfolding situation regarding COVID-19, this program will no longer take place as scheduled, but may be rescheduled. Future programming will be assessed on a rolling basis. Please follow our Facebook page for more updates and information. See our full statement here. Consistently in print since it was first published in Philadelphia 1791, William Bartram’s remarkably unique text, Travels, played an remarkably prominent role in shaping hundreds of years of American literature. Professor William Cahill invites us to investigate…

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April 7, 2020 | , , , , ,

[CANCELLED] Urban Beauty Cabinet Workshop: Toothpaste & Mouthwash Workshop

Due to the unfolding situation regarding COVID-19, this program will no longer take place as scheduled, but may be rescheduled. Future programming will be assessed on a rolling basis. Please follow our Facebook page for more updates and information. See our full statement here. For fresh breath and healthy teeth, you do not have to rely on an over-the-counter product full of alcohol, chemicals, sweetener, and synthetic flavors. Learn to use plant-based ingredients to create healthy alternatives. This is one in a…

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April 16, 2020 | , , , , ,

[CANCELLED] Urban Beauty Cabinet Workshop: Natural Deodorant Workshop

Due to the unfolding situation regarding COVID-19, this program will no longer take place as scheduled, but may be rescheduled. Future programming will be assessed on a rolling basis. Please follow our Facebook page for more updates and information. See our full statement here. Conventional antiperspirants and deodorants often contain harmful ingredients like aluminum, parabens, and triclosan. Learn the difference between an antiperspirant and a deodorant and create a healthy alternative. This is one in a series of Urban Beauty Cabinet Make…

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April 25, 2020 | , , , , , , , , ,

[POSTPONED] Southwest Spring Fest! (2020)

Due to the unfolding situation regarding COVID-19, this program will no longer take place as scheduled, but may be rescheduled. Future programming will be assessed on a rolling basis. Please follow our Facebook page for more updates and information. See our full statement here. Join us as we celebrate our new season at Southwest Spring Fest! We’ll have a huge variety of hardy perennial plants for sale, as well as a selection of edible plants and houseplants! Enjoy workshops lead by Bartram’s…

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May 3, 2020 |

WomanUP Initiatives Hat & Tea Party: It’s Time to Unwind

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 fourth annual tea 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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May 7, 2020 | , , , , ,

May Moonlight Rowboating (2020)

Currently, this event is anticipated to take place as scheduled. We will be evaluating our programming on a rolling basis in light of the COVID-19 outbreak and will take appropriate measures to safeguard our visitors, community, and staff in that regard. In the event of cancellation and rescheduling, this page will be updated accordingly. More Info Take in the wonders of the Schuylkill River as the sun set and the moon appears above the city skyline. Venture out onto the water…

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May 14, 2020 | , , , , ,

Urban Beauty Cabinet Workshop: Lotion Bars Workshop

Think of a lotion bar as a lip balm for the body. Shaped like a bar of soap, it’s perfect for really rough patches like knees, elbows and feet! Learn how to use natural ingredients to create these fun and unique moisturizer delivery systems. This is one in a series of Urban Beauty Cabinet Make + Take workshops in the Natural Hair Care series. Each of these classes will be taught by herbalist and educator Nyambi Royster, who uses a…

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