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August 29, 2018 | ,

Wednesday Free Fishing

Learn how to catch one of the 42 fish species found in the tidal Schuylkill. We provide rods, bait and basic instruction. First come, first served. Supplies are limited.   No fishing license necessary, state license requirements are waived for these events. Great for youth & adults who are new or intermediate anglers.

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August 30, 2018 | , , ,

Make + Take: Aerium Workshop with StitchPrism

Join StitchPrism for a hands-on Aerium-making workshop. Each participant will design and walk away with their own Aerium, an indoor mini air plant garden. Choose from a selection of dried moss, colorful flowers, seedpods, and pinecones (most harvested or grown locally!) to create a nest for a tillandsia air plant to live in. 3 different shapes and sizes of glass available (medium-large sized). All materials provided. General Tickets: $28 Member Tickets: $22 Southwest Neighbor Discount Tickets: $5 (please contact Zach…

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August 31, 2018 | , , ,

Family Outdoor Movie Night: Peter Rabbit

Join us after sundown in the courtyard for a free screening of Peter Rabbit. There will also be a guided, family-friendly tour of the garden starting at 6:30 pm. Movie starts at 7:30 PM. Presented by Elwyn Seeds. FREE and open to all! FREE popcorn, lemonade, and water!   Bring a blanket to sit on

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September 1, 2018 | , , ,

Saturday Free Boating (2018)

Explore this quiet stretch of the Schuylkill River on one of our kayaks or rowboats. 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. Kayak excursions limited to 30 minutes, rowboat excursions limited to 45 minutes. Location Free Saturday Boating embarks from our Community Boathouse, which is located on the northern tip of Bartram’s Garden on the river. Walk past the free Parking…

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September 4, 2018 | , ,

Tuesday Member Paddle (2018)

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 5, 2018 | , , ,

Little Explorers: Summer Harvest Celebration (2018)

Harvest the Garden’s bounty and taste an array of fresh flavors. Monthly program for toddlers and preschoolers ages 2-4. Each session includes activities, performances, snacks, and walks through the garden, weather permitting. Pre-registration required, one adult chaperone for every two children. Bring a picnic lunch and stay for our free story hour at noon from April to November. Please note the program will be cancelled if the Philadelphia School District is closed for a weather emergency. $12 per child or…

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September 5, 2018 | ,

Tidal Schuylkill Kayak Tours

This small group tour will educate paddlers on the tides, ecology, history, and fossil fuel industry of the lower Schuylkill. See sections of the river and oil refineries only visible from on the water. Kayaks, paddles, lifejackets and very basic instruction will be provided. This is a calm stretch of river, all skill levels welcome! Expect moderate physical exertion. Minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Children 11 years and younger are not allowed to be in a boat alone…

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September 5, 2018 | , , , , ,

Verse & Vinyasa (2018)

Contemplate the wonders of Tide Field during this all-levels workshop that engages the sacred combination of mantra-based poetry, alignment-based Vinyasa Yoga and sound to deepen one’s connection to nature, identity, purpose, power, and healing. This riverside workshop will be led by Nina “Lyrispect” Ball and Jean-Jacques Gabriel. Bring your own mat! This event is FREE and open to the public! This is part of our Art@Bartram series. Art@Bartram’s is a multi-year collaborative initiative between Bartram’s Garden and Mural Arts Philadelphia,…

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September 7, 2018 | , ,

Free Yoga and Meditation Classes

Join us for free indoor/outdoor yoga and meditation classes in the garden this summer, open to the public free of charge on Fridays thanks to a new partnership with the Family Practice and Counseling Network. Classes are conducted rain or shine on the porch of Bartram’s Garden’s Eastwick Pavilion.   Yoga class will begin promptly at 10:30 and run through 11:30. Walking meditation will begin promptly at 11:30 and run through 12:15.   Please wear comfortable clothes and show up…

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