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Wissahickon Trail Classic

The Wissahickon Trail Classic is back for the 2023 season! Back for its 14th anniversary after a 3 year hiatus, the Wissahickon Trail Classic is back and ready to provide a unique race experience for hundreds of runners! Benefiting Friends of the Wissahickon, funds raised through the Trail Classic will go directly back into the stewardship of the Wissahickon trail system and watershed. Join us on Saturday, June 3rd at 8:30am for this 10K trail race or 1 mile family-friendly nature walk. Registration is required for this event. Click here sign up! Thank you to our race partner!   Thank

RittenhouseTown Fair

Historic Rittenhouse Town 6035-6049 Wissahickon Ave, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Join Historic RittenhouseTown at our 2nd Annual Town Fair! This is a free event hosted on our 20-acre parks & rec site nestled in the heart of the Wissahickon Valley of Philadelphia. The event features local vendors, food and drink, hands-on activities, hearth cooking & papermaking, along with an assortment of wellness classes throughout the day - rain or shine!


FREE EVENT: Strawberry Mansion Fest with The Philly Goat Project

Mander Rec Center 2130 north 33rd street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

FREE! Join the Philly Goats and the Philadelphia Orchard Project at the annual Strawberry Mansion Strawberry Festival in East Fairmount Park! Meet the goats from 12-1 at Mander Rec (2130 north 33rd street) and then walk them over to the Strawberry Festival for free strawberry picking and other treats from 1-3!(2450 Strawberry Mansion Drive) At the Festival there are FREE strawberries, strawberry plants to take home, and FREE tours of the historic mansion itself, where you can learn about Strawberry Mansion’s connection to the abolition movement. The goats will be on hand to walk and read stories with friends of all ages! Rain date

Walk Around Philadelphia – 2023 Exhibit Closing, Film Screening and Q&A @ Studio 34

Studio 34 4522 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Philadelphia is large and contains multitudes. This exhibit, curated by longtime Studio 34 collaborator JJ Tiziou, features images from the city’s edge created by artists who’ve set out to explore the city’s margins on foot. Since 2016, Walk Around Philadelphia has evolved into a citywide public program that has facilitated the exploration of the city’s furthest (and wildest) reaches for hundreds of Philadelphians. Join us on June 4th 7-9pm for last chance to check out the exhibit, film screening of footage from the walk, and conversation / Q&A between JJ Tiziou & Morgan Andrews at 8pm.

Ecotherapy in the Park: Guided Hike & Meditation

Shofuso Japanese House and Garden Lansdowne and Horticultural Drives, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Celebrate spring with a peaceful hike and meditation! DATE Sunday, June 4, 2023 TIME 3:00pm - 5:30pm LOCATION Shofuso Japanese House and Garden Lansdowne and Horticultural Drives Philadelphia, PA 19131 Ecotherapist Krista Nelson will lead a guided hike and meditation to help you rekindle your love of nature as we celebrate spring. Find strength and companionship in a community of fellow nature lovers. We’ll start our hike with a tour of the Shofuso Japanese House and Garden where we’ll take in the beauty of the gardens while hearing about the unique architecture of the house. Our journey will then lead us

Annual Members Meeting

Valley Green Inn Valley Green Road, Philadelphia, United States

Members are invited to gather with us in person at Valley Green Inn on June 6 at 6 PM to review the past year, elect members to the Board of Directors, and learn about upcoming projects and Friends of the Wissahickon’s plans for stewardship in 2023. We will also be joined by Jude Husein, the Director of State Advocacy for the Pennsylvania State Senate, who will speak to us about the importance of community support for green spaces. Registration is required for this event.  Limited seats will be available at the Valley Green Inn, and this event will also be

Art for the Cash Poor

InLiquid Gallery 1400 N American St, Gallery 108, Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Join InLiquid Saturday, June 10th from 12 - 6 pm for our annual affordable art fair, Art for the Cash Poor! Enjoy local art at the 23rd annual installment of this art fair that directly benefits visual artists, designers, and craftspeople. InLiquid invites the public to experience and support an accessible and thriving Philadelphia creative community, on the 1400 + 1500 blocks of N. American St. Enjoy art, crafts, music, and more! With more than 100 artists, all work is priced under $250 and all proceeds from art sales go directly to the artists. For more information please visit https://www.inliquid.org/aftcp/aftcp2023


Nurture with Nature: Therapeutic Horticulture

West Laurel Hill Cemetery 225 Belmont Ave, Bala Cynwyd, PA

WHEN Saturday, June 10, 2023 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm WHERE Laurel Hill West Nature's Sanctuary Working with the healing power of plants can help to decrease stress and anxiety, process grief, and improve focus, mood, and overall wellbeing. Through nurturing activities that combine plant materials with eco-mindfulness and creative tools, each session is an invitation to relax, reflect, and restore. Join Kate Irvine, a trained horticulturist and mixed media artist with a certificate in Horticultural Therapy, for one, some, or all four sessions of this outdoor workshop series offering therapeutic practices that honor and preserve our connection with nature.

Juneteenth Freedom Market

NextFab North 1800 N. American St, Philadelphia, PA, United States

An exciting Juneteenth celebration filled with joy, community, and support for a great cause. This family-friendly event is packed with engaging activities for everyone to enjoy. Explore our diverse array of vendors offering unique products and delicious food options. Children will have a blast with games, face painting, and interactive entertainment tailored just for them. Don't miss your chance to participate in our raffle and win exciting prizes while contributing to a meaningful initiative. As the rhythmic beats fill the air, groove to the soulful tunes of live music performances. This Juneteenth event is a perfect opportunity to come together,



The Wilma Theater 265 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Come celebrate the turning of the wheel with the bewitching Wilma HotHouse Company. Join us for a night of live entertainment, seasonal surprises, and magical mischief in our lobby. You’ll get a sneak peek of our enchanting 2023-24 Season, and a chance to win some wickedly wonderful raffle baskets. Look out for some captivating special guests. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also get a tarot reading from our mystical seers and see what the cards have in store for you. Don’t miss this spellbinding fundraiser to support the Wilma HotHouse. The Good Karma Cafe will be open for libations

Hand Printing from Nature

morris arboretum 100 E Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Join Laura Bethmann, artist and author of Hand Printing From Nature, to learn about and create detailed, life-size prints of fresh garden plants in this hands-on workshop. Practiced by luminaries such as Leonardo da Vinci and Ben Franklin, we will explore the intriguing ancient art and science of nature printing using fresh botanicals. The nature-printing technique is a simple, direct-printing process that stirs our kinship with the earth and charges our creative energies. Laura will discuss some of the fascinating history of this practice and demonstrate basic techniques. No previous art experience is necessary, just bring your love of plants!

$75 – $80

Resistance Garden Community Celebration & Fundraiser

One Art Community Center 1431-39 North 52nd Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Join us for our community gathering in honor of Painted Bride's Resistance Garden project! This past year, our Resistance Garden project saw over 2,350 Philadelphians engage with the vibrant urban gardens of our city in fun, creative ways – including foraging tours, educational zines, and youth arts programming. We’ll celebrate our year’s work together with food, drink, family-friendly activities, and live music. Performances include SNACKTIME, Ursula Rucker & Tim Motzer, and Oluwafemi. Admission is free, but donations are much appreciated. Your contribution would support our celebration of our partners’ vital cultural work, as well as our future growth as a


Without a Cue presents: Who Cracked The Liberty Bell? A Historical Mystery

Red Rūm Theater 601 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

America just won its Independence from Great Britain and the new nation is abuzz with talk of liberty! The old “State House Bell” has been rehung and now rings out to signify important events, the coming of news…and the start of classes for students at the University. YOU are now one of those students and you are eager to get to class. Shockingly you’re not sure when class will begin because the great big bell that has tolled so faithfully all school year has been CRACKED! Who could it have been? A fellow student playing a prank? Someone who works


Geographic Perspectives on Climate Change Mitigation in Urban and Rural Environments

The first edition of the Geographic Perspectives on Climate Change Mitigation in Urban and Rural Environments conference aims to discuss and elaborate on topics pertaining to climatic mitigation in urban and rural environments in nations and cities, specifically in a geographic context. These geographic contexts include Hydrology, Climatology, Digital Geography, and more. The conference will aggregate research that innovates and disseminates upon topics pertaining to climatic mitigation in urban and rural environments, weather forecasting, atmospheric pollution, governmental policies affecting climate change, geographic cultural shifts due to climate change, sustainable transit systems, and more.