Summer Lawn Care
Jul
3
9:30 am09:30

Summer Lawn Care

  • Station Avenue, near the farmers market Haddon Heights, N.J.

Sundays on Station with Sustainable Haddon Heights presents a demonstration on summer lawn care. Learn how to save time, energy and water.

sustainablehaddonheights.org

Free

Urban Medicinal Plant Walk
Jul
7
6:30 pm18:30

Urban Medicinal Plant Walk

  • Jewish Farm School

Herbalist Kelly McCarthy guides a walk around the neighborhood and teaches about the medicinal properties of plants. Plant identification and sustainable harvesting practices will also be covered.

jewishfarmschool.org

$10 donation suggested

Eat Healthy, Give Healthy! Fresh Produce Food Drives
Jul
9
10:00 am10:00

Eat Healthy, Give Healthy! Fresh Produce Food Drives

  • Check website for locations

Eat Healthy, Give Healthy! Fresh Produce Food Drives are back again at Clark Park and Headhouse Farmers Markets. Join the Coalition Against Hunger and The Food Trust bring fresh local produce to local food pantries by purchasing extra produce at Clark Park Farmers Market from 10am - 2pm on July 9th and Headhouse Farmers Market from 10am - 2pm on July 10th. Produce will be taken directly to pantries located near the respective markets.

Find out more information about EHGH! at:

hungercoalition.org

 

Wineberry Harvest
Jul
9
10:00 am10:00

Wineberry Harvest

  • Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

Bring your family and harvesting pails out to gather sweet, delicious wineberries—an invasive plant that the Schuylkill Center needs help removing from the forest. Take home your harvest and make wineberry pies, muffins and pancakes, or simply eat them fresh from the bramble.

schuylkillcenter.org

Free

Haddonfield Crafts and Fine Art Festival
Jul
9
Jul 10

Haddonfield Crafts and Fine Art Festival

  • Kings Highway & Tanner Street Haddonfield, N.J.

This annual celebration is one of the area’s premier events, attracting crowds of more than 100,000 people enjoying food, music and art.

downtownhaddonfield.com

July 9, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and July 10, noon to 5 p.m.

Free

Building with Biology
Jul
9
11:00 am11:00

Building with Biology

  • Franklin Institute

Scientists and engineers from the University of Pennsylvania, the Wistar Institute, Dow Chemical and other partner organizations lead this hands-on discussion about the future of technology.

fi.edu

Free with admission

Kitchen Science: Hydration Station
Jul
9
11:30 am11:30

Kitchen Science: Hydration Station

  • Franklin Institute

Ever wonder why athletes sometimes drink sports drinks with electrolytes? Kitchen Science will explain what electrolytes are and offer some tasty homemade hydrating beverages.

fi.edu

Free with admission

Camp Make It and Bake It
Jul
11
Jul 15

Camp Make It and Bake It

  • Reading Terminal Market

This five-day, half-day camp will instruct kids ages 6 through 11 how to bake and cook. Camp includes a camp journal, recipes to use at home and lots of tasty samples.

city-kitchen.ticketleap.com

July 11 through 15, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

$250

Life on the Main Line
Jul
14
5:30 pm17:30

Life on the Main Line

  • Chanticleer Garden

Explore how the Pennsylvania Railroad connected the Main Line towns in the early 20th century and learn about Chanticleer Garden's transformation from private estate to public garden. A tour of the garden and the first floor of the Chanticleer House is included.

pennhort.net/chanticleer

$20 for members; $30 for nonmembers

Gardening with Bats in Mind
Jul
14
7:30 pm19:30

Gardening with Bats in Mind

  • Mt. Cuba Center

Bats are considered a gardener's best friend, and these little flying mammals are great hunters of insects. This two-hour event will discuss the eight species of bats native to Delaware, where they live, and how to include suitable shelters and landscape elements for bats within a particular backyard.

mtcubacenter.org

$15

Philly Foodworks Annual Summer Bash
Jul
15
5:00 pm17:00

Philly Foodworks Annual Summer Bash

  • 2901 West Hunting Park Avenue Philadelphia, PA, 19129 United States

Philly Foodworks are having a FREE event at their space July 15th from 5-8 pm. Bring the whole family! There will be food, games, music, polaroids by Pop Up Polaroid, tours of Bennett Compost facility, adjusting and demos by Dr. Tripp from Brewerytown Chiroporactic and MORE!

RSVP HERE

From Plant to Paper, Paper to Book
Jul
15
5:00 pm17:00

From Plant to Paper, Paper to Book

  • Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

Paper artist Nicole Donnelly explores plant-based paper and bookbinding in this workshop on the process of making paper by hand, which starts by harvesting the plants. All materials and tools provided. Registration required.

schuylkillcenter.org

$75

Plant Clinic
Jul
16
9:00 am09:00

Plant Clinic

  • Camden County Parks Environmental Center

Bring your plants, or a piece of a diseased plant, and Rutgers Master Gardeners of Camden County will identify and suggest treatment and offer other advice on gardening and common insects that might be causing destruction.

camden.njaes.rutgers.edu

Free

Homemade Compost Tea Workshop
Jul
16
10:00 am10:00

Homemade Compost Tea Workshop

  • Mt. Cuba Center

Learn how compost tea adds life to garden soil and acts as an organic fertilizer through demonstrations and lecture. Receive practical advice on appropriate brewing times and leave with knowledge on how to enrich garden soil.

mtcubacenter.org

$30

Ricotta Lunch Class
Jul
16
11:00 am11:00

Ricotta Lunch Class

  • Cherry Grove Farm

In this hands-on class, watch side-by-side demonstrations of making ricotta two ways, then create a savory lasagna lunch with a sweet ricotta dessert using the cheese made in class. Then, ask questions over lunch during a tasting of Cherry Grove Farm treats.

shopcherrygrovefarm.com

$70

Urban Waters Teacher Workshop
Jul
19
8:45 am08:45

Urban Waters Teacher Workshop

  • Fairmount Water Works

The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary is helping educators explore the use of water in the city through tours of a wastewater treatment plant and the Fairmount Water Works. The event will include a discussion on Philadelphia Water’s Understanding the Urban Watershed curriculum and related materials.

delawareestuary.org

$25

Behind the Scenes at Chanticleer Garden
Jul
21
5:30 pm17:30

Behind the Scenes at Chanticleer Garden

  • Chanticleer Garden

Chanticleer Garden Head of Facilities Ed Hincken will instruct the public on how Chanticleer staff maintains water features, researches and constructs new buildings, and implements green design. This event will include a discussion about the garden’s sustainable design features.

chanticleergarden.org

$20 for members; $30 for nonmembers

Tall Trees Nature Playdate
Jul
22
2:00 pm14:00

Tall Trees Nature Playdate

  • Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

Children and parents are invited to explore nature and art during this educational, all ages playdate. Please dress for the weather—rain or shine. Registration requested.

schuylkillcenter.org

Free

Full Moon Owl Prowl
Jul
22
8:00 pm20:00

Full Moon Owl Prowl

  • Bucktoe Creek Preserve

Bucktoe Creek Preserve will host an educational search/discussion regarding its resident owls, which include the eastern screech, barred and great horned varieties.

tlcforscc.org

$5 for members; $10 for nonmembers

Exploring Ferns of Lancaster County
Jul
23
8:30 am08:30

Exploring Ferns of Lancaster County

  • Mt. Cuba Center

The lower Susquehanna valley has a variety of moist habitats for native ferns, and Mt. Cuba Center will host an educational trek through its own terrain. Information on transportation and carpooling are available through mtcubacenter.org.

$75

Open Hive Days
Jul
23
10:00 am10:00

Open Hive Days

  • New Leaf Eco Center

Apiarist Dan Borkoski from the Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County will examine the busy, buzzy world of honeybees, and attendees will get a close-up look at a hive during routine inspection to gain practical beekeeping knowledge.

tlcforscc.org

$5 for members; $10 for nonmembers

Truck & Wine Festival
Jul
23
2:00 pm14:00

Truck & Wine Festival

  • Alba Vineyard

Participating vendors include Farm Truck, Amanda Bananas, Empanada Guy, Sanducci’s Pizza Truck, and The Cow and The Curd. No pets, please.

albavineyard.com

$10 for adults 21 and over; $5 for ages 13 to 20; free for children 12 and under

Wacky Water Festival
Jul
24
10:00 am10:00

Wacky Water Festival

  • Tyler Arboretum

This new festival includes learning stations to hear about life in the water, and creative uses for water in art projects. Food trucks at the event include the Meat Wagon, Oink and Moo, and Weckerly’s Ice Cream.

tylerarboretum.org

Free with admission: adults $11, seniors $9, kids $7

March for a Clean Energy 
Revolution
Jul
24
12:00 pm12:00

March for a Clean Energy 
Revolution

  • City Hall

On the eve of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, join thousands of clean energy advocates from around the world who will gather and demand a more hopeful future for our planet. Hundreds of local, regional and national organizations will join together in downtown Philadelphia. If your organization would like to join the march, or if you want to add your individual voice, keep up to date on protest meeting times and locations by visiting the organizing website.

cleanenergymarch.org

Free

Jul
30
12:00 pm12:00

Mozzarella from Scratch

  • Cherry Grove Farm

Learn the basics of using rennet to turn milk into cheese in a mozzarella-making demonstration, then stretch fresh curd into your own fresh mozzarella. Wrap up class with a cheese tasting and instructor-led comparison between fresh mozzarella and aged cheeses.

shopcherrygrovefarm.com

$70

BlackStar Film Festival
Aug
4
Aug 7

BlackStar Film Festival

  • University City Philadelphia, Pa.

Independent black cinema is honored through 40 films from five continents in a celebration that Ebony magazine has named “the black Sundance.”

The theme for the festival’s fifth year is “migration,” an examination of the African diaspora through emerging and established filmmakers.

blackstarfest.org

COST: General admission $12; students and seniors $8; members $6 WHERE: Various venues in University City


Mozzarella from Scratch
Jun
26
1:00 pm13:00

Mozzarella from Scratch

  • Cherry Grove Farm

Learn the basics of using rennet to turn milk into cheese in a mozzarella-making demonstration, then stretch fresh curd into your own fresh mozzarella. Wrap up class with a cheese tasting and instructor-led comparison between fresh mozzarella and aged Cherry Grove Farm cheeses.

shopcherrygrovefarm.com

$70

Soap Making Workshop
Jun
25
6:30 pm18:30

Soap Making Workshop

  • Greensgrow Community Kitchen

Nichole Gerding from Thankful Sage Farm School will teach participants the recipes and techniques for both cold process (lye based) and pour-and-mold soaps. Everyone will get hands-on experience making melt-and-pour soaps and receive a bar to take home.

greensgrow.org

$10 suggested donation

Third Annual Hoedown
Jun
25
5:00 pm17:00

Third Annual Hoedown

  • Weavers Way Farm at Awbury Arboretum

The third annual Hoedown is an evening of locally sourced, farm-fresh food, live music and outdoor games, set against the backdrop of the Weavers Way Farm on the grounds of Awbury Arboretum. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic blanket.

weaversway.coop/hoedown

$15 to $85; free for children 5 and under

Great American Backyard Campout
Jun
25
Jun 26

Great American Backyard Campout

  • Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

Spend the night under the stars in the woodlands. The Schuylkill Center is joining the National Wildlife Federation to host the 12th annual Great American Backyard Campout. Go hiking, tell stories around the campfire, canoe and meet animals from the Wildlife Clinic. Picnic dinner and breakfast are included. Registration is required, and rental tents are available.

schuylkillcenter.org

$40

Summer Native Plant Sale
Jun
25
9:00 am09:00

Summer Native Plant Sale

  • Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

Celebrate summer by adding pollinator-friendly native plants to your garden. The Schuylkill Center nursery is stocked with a wide selection of flowering shrubs, vines and perennials that provide important food for insect larvae and pollinators throughout the summer. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to help you select appropriate plants for your garden.

schuylkillcenter.org

Pay as you go

Whitesbog Blueberry Festival
Jun
25
Jun 26

Whitesbog Blueberry Festival

  • Whitesbog Village

The 33rd annual celebration includes blueberry picking, wagon rides, a music stage, 40 crafters and artists, local food vendors, blueberry baked goods, native plants and cases of blueberries to take home.

whitesbog.org

$10 per car WHERE: 120 Whitesbog Road, Browns Mills, N.J.

Free Time Adventures
Jun
21
10:00 am10:00

Free Time Adventures

  • Bucktoe Creek Preserve

This interactive outdoor nature activity is designed for children ages 5 through 12. Each day will feature a different theme, focusing around activities such as bird watching, searching for salamanders or letterboxing. This program is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the summer.

tlcforscc.org

Members $10; nonmembers $20

Read & Pick Cherries
Jun
21
9:30 am09:30

Read & Pick Cherries

  • Terhune Orchards

Celebrate everything wonderful about cherries by reading books about this delectable fruit. An educational component follows. Farm staff will show you how cherries grow and how they should be picked, and children will have a chance to gather and take home some of their own. Registration requested.

terhuneorchards.com

$7 per child

Father’s Day Celebration at Alba Vineyard
Jun
19
12:00 pm12:00

Father’s Day Celebration at Alba Vineyard

  • Alba Vineyard

Treat Dad to an afternoon at New Jersey’s largest estate vineyard overlooking the Musconetcong Valley. Visitors will enjoy wine tasting, a cellar tour, live music and more. Bring a lawn chair, blanket or beach umbrella. No pets or EZ-Up shelters are allowed.

albavineyard.com

$10 for adults 21 and over; $5 for ages 13 to 20; free for children 12 and under

Juneteenth
Jun
18
10:00 am10:00

Juneteenth

  • Germantown Avenue

In commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, Juneteenth will kick off with a ceremony and parade on Germantown Avenue, with historic sites hosting entertainment, discussions, vendors and educational exhibits.

freedomsbackyard.com

Free

Community Gardens Day
Jun
18
10:00 am10:00

Community Gardens Day

  • Various locations

Celebrate the benefits of community gardening with the Neighborhood Gardens Trust. More than 40 community gardens across Philadelphia will welcome the public for tours, gardening advice, demonstrations and more. Walking, bike and bus tours available with pre-registration.

ngtrust.org

Free

Free Plant Clinic
Jun
18
9:00 am09:00

Free Plant Clinic

  • Camden County Environmental Center

Bring your plants or a piece of a diseased plant to get identification and suggestions on treatment and other gardening tips. Bring a sample in an empty pill bottle of any insect from your garden that requires identification.

camden.njaes.rutgers.edu

Free

The Bird Feeding Garden
Jun
17
7:00 pm19:00

The Bird Feeding Garden

  • Four Mills Barn

Join Steve Saffier of Audubon Pennsylvania and learn what plants our native birds look to for food, shelter and nesting and how you can turn your traditional landscape into an eating garden for birds in a short period.

wvwa.org

Free

Summer Solstice Celebration
Jun
17
6:00 pm18:00

Summer Solstice Celebration

  • Riverbend Environmental Education Center

Celebrate the longest day of the year and the kickoff to summer with live animal shows, field games, a campfire and crafts with Wayne Arts Center.

riverbendeec.org

$20/family, free to Riverbend members

Three Ring Circus Fundraiser for The Resource Exchange
Jun
17
6:00 pm18:00

Three Ring Circus Fundraiser for The Resource Exchange

  • The Resource Exchange

Acrobatic and theatrical performances, an outdoor movie screening, food, beer, and music by West Philadelphia Orchestra and Chickabiddy help raise funds for The Resource Exchange to continue its mission to promote creative reuse, recycling and resource conservation.

theresourceexchange.org

$15 

Movie Night: ‘A Sense of Wonder’
Jun
16
6:30 pm18:30

Movie Night: ‘A Sense of Wonder’

  • Collingswood Library

Rachel Carson, in the final year of her life and struggling with cancer, recounts with both humor and anger the attacks by the chemical industry, the government and the press as she focuses her limited energy to get her message to Congress and the American people as she emerges as an advocate for the natural world.

GMOFreeNJ.com

Free

Native Plants of Summer
Jun
16
10:00 am10:00

Native Plants of Summer

  • Mt. Cuba Center

Learn to identify 60 beautiful and functional native trees, shrubs and herbaceous perennials chosen by Mt. Cuba Center’s horticultural staff. Through lectures and outdoor labs, examine the key identifying characteristics of each plant, their preferred site conditions and environmental value. This is a six-session course on Thursdays.

mtcubacenter.org

$185

Natural Lands Management Workshop
Jun
15
9:00 am09:00

Natural Lands Management Workshop

  • Mt. Cuba Center

Experts present a variety of tools/procedures to assist public and private land managers in developing best management practices. Morning lectures on ArcGIS software, forest and stream restoration projects, and invasive species control programs are followed by afternoon tours of Mt. Cuba Center’s natural lands projects.

mtcubacenter.org

$90, (lunch included)

Flower Show and Rain Garden Presentation
Jun
12
7:00 pm19:00

Flower Show and Rain Garden Presentation

  • 820 Mercer St. Cherry Hill, N.J.

Hosted by Horticultural Society of South Jersey. Mike Haberland, associate professor and environmental agent for Burlington and Camden counties, will present the program Rain Gardens for Homeowners.

HSSJ.org

Free

Illustration Workshop: Bartram Trees
Jun
12
1:00 pm13:00

Illustration Workshop: Bartram Trees

  • Bartram’s Garden

From the stately Yellowwood to North America’s oldest ginkgo tree (ginkgo biloba), Bartram’s Garden plays host to a diverse array of trees. In this workshop, explore the garden and learn to render key elements of many different species of tree, from bark to crown. Step-by-step instruction and materials will be provided.

bartramsgarden.org

Free for members; $18 for nonmembers

Creekside Bird Garden Tour
Jun
12
12:00 pm12:00

Creekside Bird Garden Tour

  • Pick up the tour guide at Creekside Co-op

This self-guided tour features experts at each of five Cheltenham sites. Learn how to attract birds to your yard and protect local creeks at the same time.

ttfwatershed.org

$15 suggested donation

Workshop: Herbs for Heart Health
Jun
12
12:00 pm12:00

Workshop: Herbs for Heart Health

  • Bartram’s Garden

Explore how these plants can strengthen the heart muscle, reduce blood pressure and tone the cardiovascular system. The workshop will also touch on how these plants can affect emotions of joy, grief and heartache.

bartramsgarden.org

Free for members; $15 for nonmembers

 

Philly Pride Parade and Festival
Jun
12
11:30 am11:30

Philly Pride Parade and Festival

  • Penn's Landing

This year’s theme is “Are you connected?” at the region’s largest LGBT festival, which annually attracts more than 25,000 revelers for food, drink, entertainment and solidarity.

phillygaypride.org

WHEN: Parade starts at 11:30 a.m. and arrives at festival location around 1 p.m. COST: Festival admission $15 WHERE: Gayborhood to Penn’s Landing

Heartwood Music Festival
Jun
12
11:00 am11:00

Heartwood Music Festival

  • Awbury Arboretum

The Philadelphia Folksong Society is celebrating Awbury Arboretum’s centennial year with live music, circus performances, a petting zoo, a pop-up disc golf course, kids’ crafts, face painting, food truck vendors, a craft and flea market, and more.

awbury.org

$10 in advance, $15 at the gate; free for children under 12 and residents in 19138 and 19144