Fringe Festival
Sep
7
to Sep 24

Fringe Festival

This showcase of contemporary performance is held at various venues throughout the city. National and international performances are curated by FringeArts, which hosts an after party every night of the festival at its spot on the Delaware River waterfront.

fringearts.com
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Linvilla Orchards’ Pumpkinland
Sep
9
to Nov 5

Linvilla Orchards’ Pumpkinland

Linvilla Orchards, 137 Knowlton Road, Media, Pa.

Tons of pumpkins of all shapes and sizes will be on display, which visitors can pick out while enjoying live music and entertainment. There will also be pick-your-own apples available and fall activities, including an apple slingshot and pumpkin ring toss.

linvilla.com

COST: Pay as you go

 

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Backyard Permaculture Workshop
Sep
10
to Sep 23

Backyard Permaculture Workshop

September 10 & 23
Greensgrow West, 5123 Baltimore Ave.

Once the class has learned the fundamentals of permaculture, instructor Ari Rosenberg will help them build their own backyard conversion plan, including a personalized fruit and vegetable list to help their gardens flourish. greensgrow.org

COST: $15

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Making in America: How DIY Technology is Transforming Industry
Sep
19
5:30pm 5:30pm

Making in America: How DIY Technology is Transforming Industry

The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St.

Explore the history of makers in America and discover the impact that the maker movement has had on technologies of today. The Franklin Institute’s Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts will lead a conversation with Dale Dougherty, the founder of MAKE magazine and Maker Faire.

fi.edu

COST: Free

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Delaware Valley Green Building Council’s Groundbreaker Awards
Sep
19
6:00pm 6:00pm

Delaware Valley Green Building Council’s Groundbreaker Awards

DVGBC hosts a celebration of green building leadership and innovation in the region, honoring recent projects that emphasize leadership, innovation and commitment to sustainability in the built environment. This event will be held at The Atrium, a commercial office property that utilizes green practices in lighting, waste management and promoting transportation alternatives.

dvgbc.org

COST: Members $100, Nonmembers $150

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Delaware Valley Green Building Council’s Groundbreaker Awards
Sep
19
6:00pm 6:00pm

Delaware Valley Green Building Council’s Groundbreaker Awards

DVGBC hosts a celebration of green building leadership and innovation in the region, honoring recent projects that emphasize leadership, innovation and commitment to sustainability in the built environment. This event will be held at The Atrium, a commercial office property that utilizes green practices in lighting, waste management and promoting transportation alternatives.

dvgbc.org

COST: Members - $100; Nonmembers - $150

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What is a Monument in the 21st Century?
Sep
23
9:30am 9:30am

What is a Monument in the 21st Century?

Begins at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust St.

In partnership with the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, this teacher workshop uncovers the Philadelphia monuments of the past and questions what makes a monument in the 21st century. After a walking tour of some monuments in Center City, the workshop reconvenes at PAFA, situated as the central hub for the Mural Arts Monuments Lab project. Teachers will participate in a workshop to develop classroom projects that encourage civic engagement and student leadership.

hsp.org

COST: $10

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Beekeeping 101
Sep
23
10:00am10:00am

Beekeeping 101

Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Ave.

Backyards (and even rooftops) are often excellent locations for beehives, which can produce several gallons of honey every year. This one-session workshop will cover what it takes to keep a busy, productive hive of bees happy; where to get bees of your own; how to set up and maintain a hive; and what types of activities and time commitment are required throughout the year. This is a beginner’s course, so no previous knowledge is required. The workshop will include time for Q&A, and a honey tasting.

COST: Members $25; nonmembers $30

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Chestnut Hill Fall for the Arts Festival
Sep
24
11:00am11:00am

Chestnut Hill Fall for the Arts Festival

Germantown Avenue, between Willow Grove and Rex avenues

Germantown Avenue will be transformed into an outdoor arts and crafts marketplace, serving as a backdrop for more than 150 artists. The Makers Village will be back for its third year to celebrate both the beauty of a finished piece of art as well as the act of making it. Stroll down the avenue and enjoy an array of artistic choices such as watercolors and wood crafts, live entertainment, and children’s rides and activities.

chestnuthillpa.com

COST: Free

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Intro to Nature Play with NaturePHL
Sep
30
2:00pm 2:00pm

Intro to Nature Play with NaturePHL

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy’s Mill Road

With a Schuylkill Center educator and a pediatrician from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, kids can climb, explore and learn more about the health benefits of outdoor activity and time in nature.

This program is part of NaturePHL, the Schuylkill Center’s new health initiative in collaboration with CHOP.  

schuylkillcenter.org

COST: Free

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Tiny Tot Explorers
Oct
2
11:00am11:00am

Tiny Tot Explorers

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Children ages 3 to 5 years old and their guardians are invited to explore nature through songs, games, museum adventures and hands-on activities every Monday throughout October.

ansp.org

COST: Members $20; nonmembers $25  

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Go West! Craft Fest
Oct
7
11:00am11:00am

Go West! Craft Fest

The Woodlands, 4000 Woodland Ave.

More than 100 local makers sell handmade jewelry, ceramics, knitted accessories, clothing, prints, stationery, children’s items, home wares and more. This kid-and-dog-friendly event will also have food trucks, live music, children’s activities and acrobatic performances.

gowestcraftfest.com

COST: Pay as you go

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Mt. Airy Village Fair
Sep
17
11:00am11:00am

Mt. Airy Village Fair

Greene Street and Carpenter Lane in West Mt. Airy

Along with live music and dance performances on multiple stages, food trucks, children’s games, and vendors with handmade crafts for purchase, there will also be interactive activities for all ages, including a

slow ice cream eating contest, pet parade, face painting and children’s games. An artisan village will include a potter’s wheel, a blacksmith, community weaving, a beekeeping demonstration and more. mtairyvillage.com

COST: Pay as you go

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Roots and Bluestems
Sep
16
4:00pm 4:00pm

Roots and Bluestems

Natural Lands Trust Stroud Preserve,454 N. Creek Road, West Chester, Pa.

Live music, craft beer and food truck treats amid Stroud Preserve’s rolling hills and butterfly-filled meadows. Featured acts include Man About a Horse and Sparkle Pony—high energy, newgrass Americana.

natlands.org

COST: $30 to $40

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Restoration Volunteer Workday
Sep
16
10:00am10:00am

Restoration Volunteer Workday

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy’s Mill Road

Volunteers will help remove invasive plants, plant native species, and maintain and improve trails near the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education. Long pants, sturdy boots and a water bottle are recommended. Gloves, tools, instruction and snacks will be provided. Preregistration is encouraged.

schuylkillcenter.org

COST: Free

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Bartram’s Five Miler and Freedom Walk
Sep
16
9:00am 9:00am

Bartram’s Five Miler and Freedom Walk

Starts atSchuylkill Banks at Paine’s Park, MLK Jr. Drive

Celebrate the 25th birthday of the East Coast Greenway along the scenic Schuylkill Banks with 5 miles of cycling or walking with FreeWalkers to the newly completed Bartram’s Mile. At Bartram’s Garden, enjoy a garden tour, kayaking and tree planting. Return on bike or foot, or take the trolley back to 30th Street for the 15-mile Freedom Walk, starting at noon.

freewalkers.org

COST: Free

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Liberty Lights Walk
Sep
15
4:00pm 4:00pm

Liberty Lights Walk

Fairmount Water Works, Waterworks Drive

The East Coast Greenway’s River Relay on the banks of the Schuylkill features notable speakers, elected officials, local food and drink, music and more. Afterward, participants can enjoy an evening 5-mile walk about town with FreeWalkers, with optimal vantage points for viewing and photographing the city at night. Please arrive by 6:45 p.m. for the walk. freewalkers.org

WHEN: 4 to 9 p.m.  COST: Free

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Permaculture Workshop
Sep
10
12:00pm12:00pm

Permaculture Workshop

Designing your garden with permaculture can transform any space into a sustainable ecosystem. Once the class has learned the fundamentals, instructor Ari Rosenberg will help them build their own backyard conversion plan, including a personalized fruit and vegetable list to help their gardens flourish.  

greensgrow.org

COST: $15

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Greenfest
Sep
10
10:00am10:00am

Greenfest

Bainbridge Street between 3rd and 5th streets

This is the largest environmental festival in the area, with more than 100 exhibitors and vendors. Featuring local green wares for sale, live music, live demonstrations, kid-friendly activities, educational information on sustainable living and more.

cleanair.org

COST: Free

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Community Garden Days
Sep
9
to Sep 10

Community Garden Days

Greensgrow Farms, 2501 E. Cumberland St.; & Greensgrow West, 5123 Baltimore Ave.

Receive 10 percent off of purchases made for your community garden. Gardens must be preregistered to receive the discount at the time of purchase. Discount applies to nursery items only.

greensgrow.org

COST: Pay as you go

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Urban Farm Bike Ride
Sep
9
8:00am 8:00am

Urban Farm Bike Ride

Starts at Philadelphia Brewing Co., 2440 Frankford Ave.

Pedal through the city and celebrate Philadelphia’s thriving farm ecosystem. Cyclists will explore urban agricultural sites and chat with the farmers who help maintain the city’s farm landscape. Hosted by Weavers Way Co-op and presented by Lindy Communities. All funds raised will support Food Moxie. foodmoxie.org

COST: $47
 

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United by Blue’s Darby Creek Cleanup at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge
Aug
26
9:00am 9:00am

United by Blue’s Darby Creek Cleanup at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge

  • 8601 Lindbergh Blvd. Philadelphia, Pa. (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join United by Blue to clean up Darby Creek at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge. United by Blue will provide all of the cleanup supplies, and volunteers will have the chance to win prizes. Please be sure to wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty or wet.

unitedbyblue.com

COST: Free

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