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May 24, 2018 | , ,

BirdPhilly Presents: Low Tide Birding by Kayak (2018)

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT Renowned Philly birder and environmental educator Tony Croasdale will take us out on the Schuylkill at for an informal low-tide bird paddle. We’ll get a unique opportunity to glide along the shoreline in kayaks and canoes and scope out mudflats and wooded riverbanks for bird life. Life jackets and boats will be provided, and we’ll have at least a couple pairs of binoculars to let you borrow if you don’t have a pair of your…

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May 25, 2018 | , , ,

Family Outdoor Movie Night: JUMANJI in partnership with the SWCDC

Our May family movie night is presented in partnership with the Southwest CDC. Join us after sundown in the courtyard for a free screening of JUMANJI: Welcome to the Jungle. Arrive early, at 7:15 pm, for a free one-hour twilight tour of the garden. FREE and open to all!

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May 26, 2018 | ,

Fourth Saturday Volunteer Day at the Farm (2018)

We welcome volunteers on the second and fourth Saturday of most months from April to October, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Volunteers will work with our staff on seasonal tasks like weeding, planting, cleaning, pruning, and light maintenance. No special experience or skills required. Dress for working outdoors, and if you have them, bring work gloves and a water bottle. PLEASE NOTE: Each adult must register individually in order to complete the waiver.

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May 26, 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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May 29, 2018 | ,

Flower Moon Rowboating (2018)

Part of our Full Moon Rowboating series. Take in the wonders of Stacy Levy’s Tide Fields in the evening and row the full moon tide in brightly lit skiffs built by Philly youth. Each event is themed to the moon (Flower, Solstice, Thunder, Sturgeon, Harvest). At all events: Basic instruction & safety boaters will be provided by Boathouse volunteers. 30-minute time limit for boating per participant. Sounds provided by Osagie. Light snacks, cocktails, and refreshments available by donation. A telescope…

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May 30, 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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May 31, 2018 | , ,

BirdPhilly Presents: Sunset Bird Walk (2018)

Historic Bartram’s Garden is perhaps the best 45+ acres of birding in Philly! With river access, fields, woodlands, wetlands, and ornamental plantings, this spot has an amazing diversity of bird-attracting habitat. We expect to see late wintering waterfowl with early arriving breeders and migrants like warblers and Orioles (both species). Led by BirdPhilly’s Daniel Kobza. This event is FREE, but we suggest registering to secure a spot. Meeting Location: Bartram’s Garden Welcome Center

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June 1, 2018 - June 2, 2018 | , ,

Hiphop Hoedown

Dance party to support the Sankofa Community Farm at Bartram’s Garden! Featuring DJs Oluwafemi, Matthew Law, and lil’dave. Ticket includes entry and first drink. All guests must be over 21.

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June 2, 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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