Art Exhibit: Prelude to Spring—Botanical Paintings
Jan
17
Apr 13

Art Exhibit: Prelude to Spring—Botanical Paintings

  • PHS McLean Library

This art exhibit features small works from members of the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators, a group of artists who have exhibited at the Philadelphia Flower Show for several years. Runs through April 13.

phsonline.org

Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Free

Israeli Film Festival
Mar
4
Apr 2

Israeli Film Festival

  • Philadelphia, Pa.

Thirteen acclaimed Israeli films will be screened at various theaters throughout the city and suburbs.

iffphila.com

See website for screening times and locations
$13 to $18


BLACK-TIE GayBINGO
Mar
25
Mar 26

BLACK-TIE GayBINGO

  • Loews Philadelphia Hotel

A more formal version of the monthly event, Black-Tie GayBINGO is held every spring and features a silent auction, dinner and dancing. GayBINGO raises funds for HIV/AIDS services in the Greater Philadelphia region.

aidsfundphilly.org

$175

Play-A-Palooza
Mar
25
12:00 pm12:00

Play-A-Palooza

  • Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse

Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse celebrates its seasonal grand opening party, where families can take part in games and activities in the 6.5-acre playground before the official start of the season.

smithplayground.ticketleap.com

$10 per child; free for members

Birding and Bagels: Bird Watching Basics
Mar
25
9:00 am09:00

Birding and Bagels: Bird Watching Basics

  • Riverbend Environmental Education Center

Are you interested in bird watching but not sure where to start? Riverbend Environmental Education Center will teach attendees how to use binoculars, what field guide to choose, what clothing to wear, and tips and tricks to finding and identifying local winter birds. Open to all ages.

riverbendeec.org

Free 

RESCHEDULED: From Soup to Owls
Mar
24
6:30 pm18:30

RESCHEDULED: From Soup to Owls

  • Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association

Join Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association for a soup dinner and conversation about all things owls. After dinner, everyone will head out for a moonlight walk in search of these nocturnal wonders. Dress in layers and sturdy shoes for uneven surfaces. Please bring a flashlight or headlamp.

wvwa.org

$0 to $10 

Deadline to apply for Spring 2017 Citizens Planning Institute
Mar
22
12:00 am00:00

Deadline to apply for Spring 2017 Citizens Planning Institute

  • 1515 Arch St. Philadelphia, Pa.

Apply to be part of the Citizens Planning Institute to learn about the nuts and bolts of planning, zoning and development in Philly. Classes are on Wednesday evenings in April and May. Citizens Planning Institute is the education and outreach arm of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission.

citizensplanninginstitute.org

$100 to $125 

Founders Day
Mar
20
10:00 am10:00

Founders Day

  • The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is offering pay-what-you-wish admission to celebrate the founding of the nation’s oldest natural history museum. The Academy officially was founded in 1812 for “the encouragement and cultivation of the sciences and the advancement of useful learning.”

ansp.org

Pay what you wish 

Philly Wine Week
Mar
19
Mar 26

Philly Wine Week

  • Philadelphia, Pa.

Eight days of events highlight the range, diversity, quality and dedication of wine-obsessed restaurants and bars in Philadelphia. Contact participating venues directly for additional information, reservations and ticketing options. The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University will host a kickoff party March 19—tickets $65.

phillywineweek.com

Pay as you go
See website for participating venues

Seed Starting Workshop
Mar
18
12:00 pm12:00

Seed Starting Workshop

  • Greensgrow Farms

Greensgrow’s farmers host a hands-on workshop on how to plant your own trays of pea shoots and veggie starts to take home. Learn how to choose a location and plan your planting timing, with information on what kind of soil to use, soil temperature and watering for success. Registration required.

greensgrow.org

$25 

Mercer Green Fest
Mar
18
11:00 am11:00

Mercer Green Fest

  • Rider University Student Recreation Center

Formerly the Living Local Expo, this festival features sustainable local businesses, community groups, demonstrations and speakers throughout the day. Visitors can learn about a variety of sustainability issues and community projects such as bike paths, food waste, recycling, energy efficiency and wellness. A farmers market will feature local farms and artisan food producers, and a lunch celebrating locally sourced, seasonal ingredients will be available for purchase.

mercergreenfest.org

Free 

Designing Your Backyard Eco-Orchard
Mar
14
7:15 pm19:15

Designing Your Backyard Eco-Orchard

  • Carmen Tilelli Hall

Robyn Mello, orchard director for the Philadelphia Orchard Project, will talk about the fundamentals of eco-orchard design, touching on soil building, plant niches, and pest and disease management. Participants will have the option to go home with a berry cutting for a small donation.

hssj.org

Free 

S'more and More
Mar
12
2:00 pm14:00

S'more and More

  • Riverbend Environmental Education Center

Enjoy afternoon s'mores by the fire. Riverbend Environmental Education Center will host nature hikes and up-close meetings with animals.

riverbendeec.org

Individuals $5; families $10; free for members 

Night in the Museum
Mar
11
Mar 12

Night in the Museum

  • The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Experience the Academy of Natural Sciences’ towering dinosaurs after dark. Go on a scavenger hunt, meet live animals up close or conduct a science experiment. Afterward, roll out your sleeping bag among the dinosaurs and get some shut-eye before breakfast.

ansp.org

Members $50; nonmembers $55 for nonmembers; VIP $80

Media 2nd Saturday Arts Stroll
Mar
11
6:00 pm18:00

Media 2nd Saturday Arts Stroll

  • On and around State Street Media, Pa.

More than 30 shops, galleries and cafes in Media stay open late to host live music and display the work of local artists. Visitors can contact the Media Arts Council for a map to help navigate participating locations.

mediaartscouncil.org

Free 
On and around State Street in Media, Pa.

Women’s History Essay Contest
Mar
11
1:00 pm13:00

Women’s History Essay Contest

  • Historic Fair Hill

Hear the winning essays from this year’s Women’s History Essay Contest, read aloud by students from seven local elementary schools. Kids range in grade level from third to eighth and will be asked to write an essay based upon a predetermined question. Essays will be due March 3.

historicfairhill.org

Free 

PHS Philadelphia Flower Show
Mar
11
Mar 19

PHS Philadelphia Flower Show

  • Pennsylvania Convention Center

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society will showcase extraordinary plants from the region’s top horticulturists and designers along with award-winning landscape and floral designers from the Netherlands.

theflowershow.com

Times vary per day
$15 to $35
 

World Culture Days: Hello, India!
Mar
11
11:00 am11:00

World Culture Days: Hello, India!

  • Penn Museum

From henna dye tattoos to traditional dance, discover some of the arts, crafts, music and cultural practices of India during a day that culminates with a Holi celebration—the traditional festival of colors—in the Warden Garden at Penn Museum.

penn.museum

Free with museum admission, $10 to $15 

Creating a Farm Food Safety Manual
Mar
11
10:00 am10:00

Creating a Farm Food Safety Manual

  • Lancaster Farm & Home Center, Room 149

This workshop will cover key aspects of developing a customized food safety manual that complies with the USDA Harmonized GAP standards for field, harvest and post-harvest operations. Attendees will receive templates for their manual: a food safety plan, risk assessments, standard operating procedures and logs.

pasafarming.org

$30 

Organic Gardening
Mar
11
10:00 am10:00

Organic Gardening

  • Primex Garden Center

Master gardener and experienced organic vegetable grower Ron Kushner will teach a workshop on how to apply organic methods to your home garden. Learn the basics of soil amending and controlling insects and disease. Registration required.

primexgardencenter.com

$10 

Cuban Conjunto Night
Mar
10
5:00 pm17:00

Cuban Conjunto Night

  • Philadelphia Museum of Art

A lively mix of art, cocktails and live music. Conjunto Philadelphia pays homage to Cuba’s deep and treasured musical history.

philamuseum.org

Free with admission to the museum 

Seed Circle Library
Mar
9
7:00 pm19:00

Seed Circle Library

  • Collingswood Public Library

South Jersey Seed Circle Library will hold a presentation on plant propagation, in which participants can learn how to germinate seeds and start plants from cuttings.

gmofreenj.com

Free