Jul
15
Aug 23

Free Summer Activities at The Oval

  • 2601 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy Philadelphia, PA, 19130 United States

Beginning July 15 and running for six weeks, the Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation will host the third summer of free, day-to-night activities at the Oval on Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The Oval will feature food trucks, a pop-up beer garden with local drinks and food, interactive games, mini-golf, live music, film screenings and more. There will be “Wellness Wednesdays,” “Arts & Culture Thursdays,” “Food & Flicks Fridays,” “Game Day Saturdays,” and “Family Fun Sundays.”

  theovalphl.org

 

Jul
29
7:00 pm19:00

Cold Process Soap Making

  • Department of Making and Doing

This hands-on workshop will walk you through the steps of cold process soap making, all while teaching you the underlying chemical reactions and principles that are occurring each step of the way! In this workshop, participants will produce a half-pound of customized scented, vegan soap that will be ready to be taken home and used within days.

Register at dmdphilly.ticketleap.com. . dmdphilly.org/events


Jul
28
1:30 pm13:30

Deadout Reading and Discussion

  • Rydal Park

 

Come out for a discussion with Philadelphia author Jon McGoran about his new book Deadout, the sequel to his acclaimed biotech thriller Drift, which expands on the theme of genetically modified foods. Deadout also explores Colony Collapse Disorder, which threatens the world’s honeybee populations.

 Rydal Park, 1515 The Fairway, Jenkintown, Pa. rydalpark.org

 

 

Jul
25
10:00 am10:00

Knowing Native Plants: Meadows

  • Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve

Explore a five acre meadow to see native meadow plant species, including wildflowers and grasses. Learn about successional stages and some of the animals that depend on this habitat. Find out why it is important to plant native species and avoid some popular non-native ornamentals that have escaped from cultivation.

$15 for member,$20 for nonmembers. Register by calling 215-862-2924. bhwp.org

 

Jul
25
9:00 am09:00

Summer Flea Market & White Elephant Sale

  • Cope House at Awbury Arboretum

Shop, sell and donate to support Awbury Arboretum, its landscape preservation and its community programming.  You’ll find furniture, vintage items, jewelry, art, housewares, instruments and more. Donation items may be dropped off now through July 20.

awbury.org/events

Jul
24
7:30 pm19:30

Courtyard Concert Series: Second Sky

  • Grounds For Sculpture

Discover something new at the Grounds for Sculpture and enjoy music under the maple trees during the summer Courtyard Concert series, featuring live music from notable up-and-comers and legendary locals.

$15 in advance, includes park admission; $18 on the day of show, includes park admission after 5 p.m. Register online by calling 609-586-0616groundsforsculpture.org/Events

Jul
24
6:00 pm18:00

Kidchella

  • Smith Memorial Playground

Join Smith Memorial Playground and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation for an exciting night at Smith’s second annual kids music festival for children ages 10 and under and their caregivers. There will be performances by The Alphabet Rockers, Play Date and Shine and the Moonbeams, presented by Jeff Bogle of Out With The Kids.

Tickets $10, free for Smith members. smithplayground.org

Jul
23
8:30 pm20:30

Moth Mania

  • Bowman’s Hill

National Moth Week (NMW) is a week-long global mothing event to promote the understanding and enjoyment of moths and to raise awareness about biodiversity. Join Elena Tartaglia for a presentation about the important role of moths in the ecosystem. Then head out for up-close observation of these fascinating insects. All ages and experience levels are welcome.

$3. Register by calling 215-862-2924.  bhwp.org

Jul
23
5:30 pm17:30

Mega-Bad Movie Night: Deep Blue Sea

  • Academy of Natural Sciences

Enjoy a science fiction horror movie night at the Academy of Natural Sciences with Mystery Science Theater 3000. The movie Deep Blue Sea will be showing, along with onstage experts and their sidesplitting comments on the many scientific absurdities.

 $15. ansp.org/Visit

 

Jul
19
1:00 pm13:00

Grist Mill Demonstration Day

  • Morris Arboretum

The Springfield Mills at Morris Arboretum has been carefully restored and made operational once again by a dedicated group of volunteers. Come visit this 19th century mill and see how corn was milled for meal and flour.

Free for members, $5 for non-members, or free with regular garden admission.  morrisarboretum.org

Jul
19
9:30 am09:30

Sundays on Station with Sustainable Haddon Heights

  • Station Ave. and Atlantic Ave. Haddon Heights, N.J. United States

Come out every Sunday to “Sundays on Station” located next to the Haddon Heights Farmers Market. Each week, the Sustainable Haddon Heights will have demonstrations on various aspects of sustainability and gardening. July’s topics include, recycling, composting and weeding.

 sustainablehaddonheights.org

 

Jul
18
8:30 am08:30

Integrated Pest Management

  • Mt. Cuba Center

Join in for this event happening on both July 18th and 25th

Learn how to manage insect pests in your garden using a sustainable “toolbox” approach. Focus on integrated pest management techniques, as well as the identification of both detrimental and beneficial organisms. Go home powered with the knowledge to control pests in your garden using wildlife-friendly practices.

$240, register calling 302-239-4244mtcubacenter.org

 

Jul
17
6:00 pm18:00

Local Plant Dyeing Hike & Workshop

  • Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

Learn to use plants to produce natural dyes. The series starts with a hike to identify and collect plants. On day two, there will be a discussion about the history of plant dyes and the group will dye silk scarves with the collected material.

$20 for the hike only, $75 for both sessions. Register by calling 215-482-7300

Saturday Session. July 18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m

Jul
17
8:00 am08:00

Woody Plant Conference

  • Swarthmore College

At this conference for horticulturists and avid gardeners, topics will range from underutilized woody trees and shrubs to fine gardening and fine dining. The conference is co-sponsored by Chanticleer, Longwood Gardens, The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College and Tyler Arboretum.

Register at woodyplantconference.org

 

Jul
15
6:30 pm18:30

Commonwealth Classic Theater presents The Tempest

  • Morris Arboretum

Enjoy theater under the summer skies as the Commonwealth Classic Theatre Company presents William Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Directed by Allen Radway, this production seeks to enchant audiences as it charts a journey of self-discovery and redemption.

Free with admission. morrisarboretum.org

Jul
12
12:30 pm12:30

Save Our Monarchs

  • Mt.Cuba Center

Join in the fight against the habitat destruction of the Monarch butterfly and learn about the key factors negatively affecting their environment. Learn about the beautiful and fascinating world of these incredible insects and find out what you can do to help conserve their way of life.

$45. Register by calling 302-239-4244. mtcubacenter.org.

Jul
12
11:00 am11:00

Heartwood Music Festival

  • Awbury Arboretum,

Be a part of the first ever Heartwood Music Festival. Come out to this brand-new, one-day festival that will feature local music, food, crafts and more.

$10 online or $15 at the gate. pfs.org/heartwood

 

Jul
12
9:30 am09:30

Sundays on Station with Sustainable Haddon Heights

  • Station Ave. and Atlantic Ave. Haddon Heights, N.J. United States

Come out every Sunday to “Sundays on Station” located next to the Haddon Heights Farmers Market. Each week, the Sustainable Haddon Heights will have demonstrations on various aspects of sustainability and gardening. July’s topics include, recycling, composting and weeding.

sustainablehaddonheights.org

 

 

 

Jul
11
1:00 pm13:00

Intro to Woodworking

  • The Department of Making + Doing

Learn the basics of woodworking by building a simple box for your knick-knacks, jewelry or your favorite bottle of… whatever. You will use the table saw, chop saw and drill press, along with a variety of hand tools. Emphasis is placed on good layout, marking and measuring technique.

 $59 for individual, $55 for early bird special. dmdphilly.org

 

Jul
11
1:00 pm13:00

Medicinal Trail Plant Walk

  • Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve

Discover some of the most cherished medicinal herbs and hear about their significance and historical uses. 

Jul
11
Jul 12

Hispanic Fiesta

  • 101 Christopher Columbus Blvd. Philadelphia, PA, 19106 United States

Join in the Hispanic Fiesta at Penn’s Landing, one of Philadelphia’s premier Latino events that draws 15,000 people each day. The festival involves a combination of music, dance, entertainment, ethnic foods and artisan crafts from nearly all Latin American countries.

delawareriverwaterfront.com

Jul
11
Jul 12

23rd Annual Haddonfield Crafts and Fine Art Festival

  • Kings Highway and Tanner St. Haddonfield, N.J. United States

At this two-day outdoor festival, you can enjoy a wide range of arts and crafts, including ceramics, glass, jewelry, wood, fiber, metal, paper, drawings, paintings, photography and wearable art. Area restaurants will be setting up outdoor cafés, and there will be musicians and face painters to entertain attendees.

 Free. downtownhaddonfield.com

 

Jul
11
10:00 am10:00

Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends Weekend

  • Morris Arboretum

Come visit the Garden Railway and see Thomas & Friends take over the tracks. The Garden Railway features a quarter mile track with loops and tunnels, bridges and trestles and miniature buildings created entirely of natural materials. This years “Arts & Architecture” will include iconic Philadelphia miniatures throughout the railways.

Free with garden admission. morrisarboretum.org

 

Jul
11
10:00 am10:00

Wineberry Harvest

  • Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

Have you ever eaten a wineberry? Bring your family and your pails out to gather these sweet and delicious gems of summer. Take home your harvest and make wineberry pies, muffins and pancakes or simply eat them fresh from the bramble.

 Free event . schuylkillcenter.org

 

Jul
11
9:00 am09:00

Keep Your Trees Alive

  • Mt. Cuba Center

This homeowner-friendly workshop will present the basics of tree care. Starting with proper tree selection and planting procedures, teacher Peg Schofield will explain how trees function and point out the missteps homeowners sometimes make. Find out what you can do to optimize the health and longevity of trees in your landscape.

$30. Register by calling 302-239-4244mtcubacenter.org