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A construction worker works on the Newkirk Monument, a squat, pale grey obelisk, sits on the grass by a path with a blue sky behind

Paint and Sip: Newkirk Monument (2019)

  • Date: August 28, 2019
  • Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Location: Bartram Mile North1699 S 49th St Philadelphia, PA 19143

NOTE: This event has been cancelled due to disruptions related to the construction of a pedestrian and bicycle bridge.

 


 

At the northern end of the Bartram Mile sits a nearly-forgotten piece of history. Built in 1838 and all but abandoned years ago, the Newkirk Monument was moved to Bartram’s Garden in 2016. Today, it can be seen and enjoyed by passersby and explorers on the Bartram Mile. Join us for a Paint & Sip event in this unique and beautiful spot. Beverages, instruction, and materials will be provided.

The entrance to the northern section of the trail is at 49th St. and Botanic Ave. Head north along the trail for a few minutes to reach the Newkirk Monument.

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 address or an ACCESS card, you can claim your $2 tickets to by visiting us in the Bartram’s Garden Welcome Center, emailing us at info@bartramsgarden.org, or calling us at 215 729 5281 x112. More info here.

Large portions of our 50+ acre botanical garden can be explored via wheelchair, though some of our paths are currently awaiting repairs and should be used at your own discretion. If you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out ahead of the event.

Southwest Resident or ACCESS Card Holder

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General Admission

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