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September 17, 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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September 19, 2019

Garden of Celestial Pleasures

A Queer Equinox Celebration and Magickal Bazaar An evening when the realms converge and we celebrate divine queer expression and share our energy by supporting local queer businesses, dancing the night away, winning costume contests and uplifting radical joy! 7 pm-Midnight $10 or $2 for ACCESS Card holders and SW Philly born n’ raised 18+ Afterparty at the Barbary $3 More information at @hawkmothevents on instagram This event will take place in a space that is accessible via wheelchair. ADA accessible…

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September 20, 2019 |

Family Outdoor Movie Night: Captain Marvel (2019)

Movie 7:00-9:00pm with Sunset Bike ride from 6:00-7:00pm 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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September 21, 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. Excursions limited to 30 minutes. The last boat goes out at 3pm. On busy days this means we will close the sign up early, we recommend arriving before…

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September 21, 2019 | , , , , , , , ,

Weaving the Meadow

Explore the basics of weaving in the Bartram’s Garden Meadow! Learn how to use a free-stranded rigid heddle loom, constructed by artist Enrica Ferrero along the banks of the Schuylkill River. Use meadow plants to create unique textures and patterns. During open hours, you can find this hidden loom by following signs from the Community Boathouse or the bike path. Large portions of our 50+ acre botanical garden can be explored via wheelchair, though some of our outdoor paths are…

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September 21, 2019 | , ,

Fringe Show: Sunset cypHER

Saturday, September 21st 7-8pm Ani/Malayaworks & Drum Like a Lady bring to you Sunset CypHER. This is an improvisational performance between the dance and the drum in harmony of each other, flourishing in the garden, by the water, in the company of trees, sun, moon, wind, and you, as active participants. Sunset cypHER is based on a Filipino mythological folktale about the goddess of the rainbow, Bighari. The story begins with Bighari’s fascination for earthlings. She is entranced by the…

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September 22, 2019 | , , , ,

Seed Cleaning (Volunteer Session, Autumn 2019)

Bartram’s Garden horticulturalist Mandy Katz will provide guidance as we hand-process a wide assortment of seeds collected from the garden. Support Bartram’s Garden while enjoying a relaxing, communal atmosphere with many hands at work. Some of these seeds will be sold out of our nursery while others will be planted in the garden in the spring. Each type of seed is handled a little differently, making this an excellent learning opportunity for those interested in learning the ancient practice of…

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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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September 24, 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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