May 2024

Sankofa Community Farm Volunteer Day

Sankofa Community Farm at Bartram's Garden
5400 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, PA

Volunteers will work alongside Farm staff to support seasonal plantings, harvesting, weeding, invasive species removal, and orchard support. Volunteers will meet at the Sankofa Community Farm at 9:30 AM and be separated into groups and provided with instructions and safety protocols for the day. Out of respect and safety for our staff and others, please...


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Event Series Saturday Free Boating

Saturday Free Boating

Dock & Community Boathouse
Bartram's Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA
Free

Join us for free kayaking and rowboating on the Tidal Schuylkill River! No pre-registration or experience is necessary. Suitable for all ages and skill levels. Equipment, life jackets, and basic instruction for kayaking and row boating provided--first come, first served. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. The program may be canceled in the event...


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Biking Level 1: Adults’ Learn to Ride Biking Class (16+) SOLD OUT-JOIN WAITLIST

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This FREE two-hour Learn to Ride class teaches participants how to ride a bicycle.  This class is perfect for those who have never ridden a bike or who may need a refresher. Staff and volunteers will teach participants how to: ·        Balance ·        Pedaling techniques ·        Starting and stopping ·        Steering and shifting gears You...


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Biking Level 1.5: Beginner Group Ride & Urban Riding Basics

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A slow-paced, all levels, little to no experience needed, beginner ride highlighting Bartram’s Bike Trail. Bike Ride Leader highlights how to properly wear a helmet, ABC quick check (Air, Breaks, Chain), basic hand signals, trail etiquette related to signaling, passing on the left, overview of the Circuit Trails, Swing Bridge Project, and future connection to...


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Meditations in the Garden: Internal Weather Check

Bartram's Garden Barn

Come rest and revitalize your physical and mental health with moments of mindfulness, meditation, and group yoga in the Garden. This free series, facilitated by Luna and organized in partnership with Family Practice and Counseling Network (FPCN) requires no prior registration and welcomes participants of all abilities! Please bring a yoga mat, towel, and water...


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Event Series Wednesday Free Fishing

Wednesday Free Fishing

Dock & Community Boathouse
Bartram's Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA

Wednesdays are for fishing! All ages are welcome, no experience is necessary. Free rods, tackle, bait and basic instruction for catch-and-release fishing on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. Catch and release only. No fishing license or pre-registration is required. Program may be canceled in the event of inclement weather or unsafe river conditions...


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I'm interested in:

Biking & Walking

Birds

Boating & Fishing

Flowers, Plants & Trees

Gardening

History

Kids' Activities

Sankofa Community Farm

Southwest Philadelphia

Water Quality

Workshops, Wellness & Culture

Youth Internships

I'm interested in:

Biking & Walking

Stroll the Schuylkill River Trail or join us for biking!

Birds

Look up! More than 100 species of birds rely on this ecosystem.

Boating & Fishing

Enjoy all that the Tidal Schuylkill River has to offer.

Flowers, Plants & Trees

See what’s blooming, find a favorite tree, and stroll the gardens and natural lands.

Gardening

Bring the Garden home! Shop for plants or grow food, trees, and more.

History

Uncover the interconnected stories of this historic site.

Kids' Activities

Join us year-round to learn, make, share, and wonder.

Sankofa Community Farm

“Go back and get it!” Growing food sovereignty with an African Diaspora focus.

Southwest Philadelphia

Resources and opportunities especially for neighbors in Southwest Philly.

Water Quality

Find our latest data on the river’s bacteria levels and recent rainfall.

Workshops, Wellness & Culture

Enjoy upcoming workshops, self-care, and events. Are you a Southwest artist? Let’s partner!

Youth Internships

Calling Southwest students: paid internships available with the river, the farm, and the trees.