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3rd Annual Black Cannabis Week

Philadelphia

The 3rd Annual Black Cannabis Week powered by the Diasporic Alliance for Cannabis Opportunities (DACO) will return to Philadelphia on September 18-25. In collaboration with local organizations and elected officials, the week will feature the 5th Annual Cannabis Opportunities Conference at The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University on September 23-25 and other virtual and in-person educational and informational experiences designed to elevate, educate, and celebrate the Black experience, voice, and longstanding history of contributions to the cannabis industry.

PHS Tree Tenders – Fall Basic Training

Become a neighborhood greening hero and enjoy the fellowship of more than 6,000 Tree Tenders in the Greater Philadelphia area!Register for the upcoming PHS Tree Tenders Fall Basic Training webinar to learn the basics of tree biology, identification, planting, and care. As a participant, you will be joining one of the nation’s oldest and most respected volunteer urban tree care programs.This four-part program will take place virtually over Zoom from 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Thursdays beginning September 22 through October 13.Participants will also be invited to attend one of the optional hands-on Outdoor Workshops on Saturday, Oct. 15 10:00

5th Annual Cannabis Opportunities Conference

The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University 3500 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

As part of the 3rd Annual Black Cannabis Week powered by the Diasporic Alliance for Cannabis Opportunities (DACO), the 5th Annual Cannabis Opportunities Conference will be held on September 23-25 at The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. The conference will feature in-person educational and informational experiences designed to elevate, educate, and celebrate the Black experience, voice, and longstanding history of contributions to the cannabis industry.

Free – $30

Macramé Workshop

PHS Pop Up Garden 106 Jamestown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Afternoon Activities/Home School Programs

Wissahickon Environmental Center (Tree House) 300 West Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

This is a series of nature themed mostly outdoor activities and lessons aimed at elementary school aged children. Topic changes weekly.

The World Today: Global Food Security: COVID, Climate Change, Conflict

Perry World House 3803 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA

A confluence of events threatens food security around the world.The risk of severe famine in some developing countries is growing ever greater. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has disrupted crucial supplies of grain and fertilizer, and while a deal to allow grain exports is now in place, its future is unclear. Extreme heat in India, Europe, and the US has stunted crops, with India banning wheat exports to assure its own needs are met. Oil prices have shot up, increasing costs for the global agricultural complex. Meanwhile, pandemic-related supply chain disruptions have roiled the global economy, making key staples harder

YPE and PECO, Energy & Sustainability Forum

PECO 2301 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

Join the YPE Philadelphia Chapter and PECO, an Exelon Company, to hear from their leaders in our local energy industry.We will be hearing from PECO leaders to learn about their focus in the energy and sustainability industry in their service territory and within their asset base. and the future they are paving to a cleaner environment. The speakers that we will be hearing from are: 1.) Elizabeth Finocchio - Senior Manager Energy Efficiency and Marketing: Welcome2.) Frank Nicosia – Senior Program Manager: Overview of PECO and Exelon business and operation3.) Jackie Golden – Director of Strategy: PECO’s Path to Clean.

Yoga On The Pier

Pennypack on the Delaware Pennypack on the Delaware Park, 7801 State Road, Philadelphia, PA

Group Yoga On The Pier with Roots2Rise Yoga

Movies By The River – “Encanto” – Pennypack on the Delaware

Pennypack on the Delaware Pennypack on the Delaware Park, 7801 State Road, Philadelphia, PA

Free Flicks in the Riverfront ParksFree Flicks in the Riverfront ParksNortheast Philadelphia’s biggest outdoor movie series, presented by Riverfront North Partnership, is kicking off on 8/30 at Bridesburg Rec CenterCheck out entire lineup below:2022 FREE OUTDOOR MOVIE SCHEDULE8/30 – Luca (Bridesburg Rec Center – 4601 Richmond St, Philadelphia, PA 19137)*9/27 – Encanto – (Pennypack on the Delaware – 7801 State Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19136)*10/25 – Hocus Pocus – (Glen Foerd – 5001 Grant Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19114)*Luca and Encanto begin shortly after sunset. Hocus Pocus will begin around 7pm.

Moth Night

Wissahickon Environmental Center (Tree House) 300 West Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Learn about the moths of Wissahickon ParkMoth NightTuesday September 27 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Celebrate the beauty, life cycle, and habitat of these stunning nocturnal fliers! During this annual twilight event, you’ll learn fascinating facts about the elusive nighttime pollinators. We’ll attract moths with three kinds of lures: two kinds of light lures and one sexy pheromone lure made with my top secret “3B Moth Bait” recipe. This sweet mixture attracts moths that are not attracted to light, and we paint it on tree trunks. Please bring a flashlight and be prepared to walk quietly in the dark. Download

American Beers with Wissahickon Brewing

Drexel Gateway Garden 3200 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

PHS presents, 'Meet the Makers,' a series where you'll meet and get to know local brewers and taste through your favorite beer and cider.Wissahickon Brewing Company is a family owned & operated brewery located in East Falls, Philadelphia. Founded by a local neighborhood family, they attribute the conception of their business to a Father's Day home brewing kit received 10 years ago. They have a great space with an outdoor beer garden, food trucks every day, and yoga classes & quizzo weekly. They'll be in the garden chatting about and serving American styles of beer ranging from NE IPAs, American

Dendrochronology Lecture & Pizza at the Homestead

Historic Rittenhouse Town 207 Lincoln Drive, The Homestead at RittenhouseTown, Philadelphia, PA

This presentation will explore the science of dendrochronology (tree ring dating) and its applied use Dendrochronology Demystified This presentation will explore the science of dendrochronology (tree ring dating) and its applied use for dating and interpreting historic structures. We will examine the principles of the science and the more recent developments of isotopic dendrochronology in the UK. Several case studies will be presented featuring local examples of dated structures along with some prominent projects from overseas. While this science can offer conclusive felling dates for timbers used in building, interpretation and context for this information relies on both documentary and

Freshwater Talks: How Cultural Behaviors Endanger Mussel Species

Cherry Street Pier 121 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA

Hear from artists, scientists, historians for perspectives on the Freshwater exhibition.In the 19th century the pearl button industry obliterated freshwater mussel populations in the midwest, while in the northeast industrial pollution poisoned the Delaware River for a generation. Drawing on material histories and conservation science, Freshwater is a reflection on the compounding effects of industrial waste and overconsumption. This talk takes a look at how industrial waste and cultural behaviors such as overconsumption endanger the health of the Delaware River watershed. Speakers include Paul Callomon, Collection Manager at The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and Billy Dufala, co-founder

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Myrick Conservation Center 1760 Unionville-Wawaset Road, West Chester, Pennsylvania

Mark your calendars for the 15th Annual Trail Creek Outfitters Wild and Scenic Film Festival to benefit the Stroud Center and Brandywine Red Clay Alliance!

Richard’s Rambles: South Farm & Serpentine Barrens

FOR ADULTS (18+) AND YOUTH AGES 15+ This Ramble will explore the fields of South Farm, passing by the Wister Specimen Tree Collection, the American Chestnut Nursery, and the ruins of the old German-style barn of this tenant farm. Then it’s on to the serpentine barrens, where we expect to find silverrod, goldenrod, and other fall-blooming wildflowers, including the globally rare serpentine aster. This Ramble involves a moderate amount of hiking on rocky terrain. Sturdy hiking boots, bottled water, and insect spray are recommended. There’s more to discover in Tyler’s 650 acres. Join Dr. Richard Brenner for a walk through the various

FTQ (Femme/Trans/Queer) Gravel Giggles

Fairmount Bicycles 2015 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

15-20mile FTQ Gravel RideCome out and join us in the woods for a beginner/intermediate ride on Boxer's Trail into Belmont! This is a no-drop ride that is around 15-20miles long. If trails are not rideable, we'll take to the road for some hills. Bring your 35mm (&up!) tires, Boxer's can be surprisingly loose gravel and Belmont is nice and twisty with some fun logs. We can show you how to take a picture of your bike in the beautiful morning light and giggle our way over to some coffee. We'll aim to end around 9:30, but you're always welcome to

Afternoon Activities/Home School Programs

Wissahickon Environmental Center (Tree House) 300 West Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

This is a series of nature themed mostly outdoor activities and lessons aimed at elementary school aged children. Topic changes weekly.

Evening Wine and Cheese Wander

morris arboretum 100 E Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Evening Wine and Cheese Wander Erin Conley, Rosarian, Morris Arboretum Trevor Schulte, Azalea Meadow Horticulturist, Morris Arboretum Jen Monico, Compton Horticulturist, Morris Arboretum Join us for an after-hours wander through the Garden at your leisure. You’ll be able to explore the Rose Garden with Erin Conley, the Azalea Meadow and Ha-Ha Wall with Trevor Schulte, and the Compton Area Gardens with Jen Monico. Each site will feature staff-favorite wines and cheese plates to enjoy as you wander and enjoy these remarkable locations. Sites will be open from 5:30—7:30 pm and guests can arrive when it is convenient for them. Last

$45

HOT•BED presents: WAITING ROOM/Immersive Art for Wellbeing

HOT•BED 723 Chestnut Street, Floor 2, Philadelphia, PA

HOT•BED is pleased to present WAITING ROOM, a six person show featuring works by Aidan Fowler, Alyson Denny, Lyn Godley, Jessica Judith Beckwith, Philip Hart, Yael Erel, and the winners of the 2022 Immersive Arts for Health Student Design Competition (IAHSDC). Research shows that art can have a positive impact on healthcare environments. Most existing research in this field focuses on painting, prints, and sculpture. More recent studies examine the use of virtual reality in pain management and anxiety reduction. One of the methods in this process is the use of immersive experiences. Artists and interactive designers have long used

Free

Glamsino Royale: Speakeasy Soirée

Crystal Tea Room 100 East Penn Square The Wanamaker Building 9th Floor, Philadelphia, PA

Action Wellness is hosting their glamorous fundraising event Glamsino Royale. Proceeds benefit Action Wellness and their initiative to spread awareness and help those living with HIV and other chronic illnesses. The event features casino games, dancing, a live DJ, hors d’oeuvres provided by Finley Catering, 1920s-themed decor and a very special performance from GayBINGO's Bingo Verifying Divas. Swap your winnings for raffle tickets and enter for a chance to win fabulous prizes! Tickets include beer, wine, signature cocktails, and heavy hors d’oeuvres.

$100 – $150

Sankofa Farm Stand at Bartram’s Village

Bartram’s Village, 54th & Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, 19143

Come purchase fresh, chemical-free inspirited local produce straight from Sankofa Community Farm every Thursday at the Bartram’s Village apartments (54th & Lindbergh Blvd entrance), now through mid-November! EBT, cash, WIC Farmer’s Market vouchers, and Senior vouchers are all accepted methods of payment (standard retail WIC vouchers not accepted).   You can also catch the Sankofa Farm Stand at Clark Park Farmer’s Market in West Philadelphia every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month from 10am-1pm!  

WeWalkPHL Thursday Walking Group

Bartram’s Garden Welcome Center

Come out for a walk in the park! Join neighbors for a free, easy 1-hour walk on the Bartram’s Mile Trail with a group. Come every week or just when you can! All walks will be led by a trained We Walk group leader from the community. Thursday walks will be held weekly at 5 PM between September 1 and October 27, 2022.  

Seed To Supper 15 Yr Anniversary Farm To Table Dinner Fundraiser

The Farm at Awbury Arboretum 6336 Ardleigh Street, Philadelphia, PA

A farm to table harvest celebration + fundraiser to benefit Food Moxie's work supporting growing, cooking and eating healthy food in the NWFeaturing: Music by local singer/songwriter, organizer, educator and farmer Sam Rise and local musician and Henry Got Crops Farm Market Manager Ash PhillipsFood by Weaver's Way Executive Chef Bonnie Shuman and Students from Food Moxie programming with the help of Chef Gail HinsonDrinks from BoardRoom Distillery, Philadelphia Brewing Company and Moore Bros Wine A signature cocktail made by Food Moxie staff with culinary herbs grown from our garden Flowers from Food Moxie Gardens and TrueLove SeedsACTIVITIES INCLUDING: -

What Have We Learned About Emergency Rental Assistance?

220 S 34th St 220 South 34th Street, Philadelphia, PA

A convening of leading researchers to understand the scope, impact, and future policy implications of pandemic emergency rental assistance.The Housing Initiative at Penn, in partnership with the Housing Crisis Research Collaborative, is pleased to invite you to participate in an closed-door convening to consider the lessons of Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) programs on Friday, September 30th at the Kleinman Center on the University of Pennsylvania's West Philadelphia campus.This event will provide an opportunity for leading ERA researchers to assess the state of our knowledge about pandemic-era rental assistance and to consider how these findings should inform future housing policy.The convening

VOLUNTEER – Youth Bike Fridays

Bike Container

The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is hosting FREE biking days at Bartram’s Garden through the end of November. Volunteers help with setup and breakdown at the outdoor Bike Hub, assist with helmet fitting, hand out snacks, and lead free bike rentals registration while BCGP staff is teaching classes, giving tours, or taking a bathroom break. No previous knowledge or experience in cycling required. We are ideally looking for volunteers to commit to our Friday volunteer days throughout the season, including a few of our Saturday and Sunday Open Bike Hubs. Volunteers must be able to complete a minimum of

Fall Fundraiser – Helping Replenish Radnor’s TREE CANOPY

752 Brooke Rd 752 Brooke Road, Wayne, PA

Join us, at the beautiful Stables at Berkley V Farm in Wayne, PA. Help support our local environmental efforts around native trees!Join us for an evening with friends and colleagues to help raise funds for local environmental projects, including our beloved free tree giveaway - coming up this October. The act of planting trees helps support our ecosystem, providing food and habitat, cooling temperatures, filtering and cleaning air and water, slowing stormwater, bringing a sense of tranquility to our lives.We are pleased to honor the thoughtful leadership of Eileen Brett, who served as the past Chair of Radnor's Shade Tree

Final Fridays at the Rail Park

The Rail Park 1300 Noble Street, Philadelphia, PA

Friends of the Rail Park presents: Final Fridays at the Rail Park! Every last Friday of the month from May to September.

Suburban Jungle Seed Saving Workshop

Hub:868 868 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ

Join us for a seed saving workshop to learn how to harvest, process and save seeds for the next growing seasonJoin us for a seed saving workshop at Hub:868, a local co-working community. Learn how to harvest, process and save seeds for the next growing season. The workshop will include Swamp Milkweed, Butterfly Weed Milkweed, Coneflower, Blue False Indigo, Shasta Daisy, Garden Phlox, Zinnia, Cosmos, Calendula and Sunflower seeds. Envelopes will be provided for attendees to bring seeds home.

Backyard Chickens 101

morris arboretum 100 E Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Backyard Chickens 101 Maureen Breen President, Philadelphia Backyard Chickens Learn the basics of keeping backyard chickens! This class will cover everything from choosing the right chicks, setting up a coop, and keeping them happy and healthy year round. After the class you will have the knowledge to decide whether backyard chickens are right for you and the confidence to start a flock of your own. Maureen Breen is a veteran chicken keeper and the president of Philadelphia Backyard Chickens. She also conducts research on the role of backyard chickens in reducing food waste. Saturday, October 1 10:00 am–12:00 pm Morris

$35

South Street Fest

South Street from 2nd to 8th streets Philadelphia, PA

South Street Fest is a family-friendly festival presented by South Street Headhouse District where visitors can support local businesses while enjoying international food and drinks, handmade crafts, and live music. With over 70 unique vendors, South Street Fest is sure to have something for everyone.

Free

Goldenrod Herbal Studies: Nervous System Materia Medicas

Bartram’s Garden Conference Room, 5400 Lindbergh Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, 19143, United States

  ​Do you… Want to expand and deepen your understand of some of the primary herbs to keep in your home apothecary? Want to study herbal medicine with others, in person?  Have a hard time finding reliable, well sourced info when trying to research herbal medicine online?  Want to know the best way to use each herb and what dosage to take Enjoy lecture-style learning? The Nervous System Herbs Materia Medica workshop is part of the Goldenrod Herbal Studies series, taught by Clinical Herbalist Kelly McCarthy of Attic Apothecary. This workshop is divided into two days: October 1-2, 9am-3pm. It

The Magic of Nature: The Wonder of Trees

FOR CHILDREN AGES 6-11 Take a walk with your child through the ‘Old Arboretum’ to explore a variety of different trees. As we touch the different bark, smell the sap and listen to the leaves, we will talk about how vital trees are for all life. Are you looking for ways to increase your child’s awareness of the natural world? Then, join us as we begin a new adventure at Tyler for youth ages 6-11: The Magic of Nature! Barbara Frank, one of our experienced Docents and a PA Master Naturalist, will guide you. Seeing our youth fall in love with nature

Cobbs Creek Community Water Testing Program

Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center 700 Cobbs Creek Parkway, Philadelphia, PA

We're inviting you to join our efforts to monitor the quality of water in the Cobbs Creek.   Hello Friends,   We cordially invite you to join us in our mission to monitor water quality in Cobbs Creek. On the 1st Saturday of every month we collect water samples from the Cobbs Creek, conduct a series of water quality tests, and record the data. We then share the data with the Philadelphia Water Department and the Parks and Rec. We're looking forward to meeting you.

Adults’ Learn to Ride Biking Classes (ages 16+) (SOLD OUT)

Bike Container

This FREE two-hour Learn to Ride class teaches participants how to ride a bicycle.  This class is perfect for those who have never ridden a bike or who may need a refresher course!   Staff and volunteers will teach participants how to: ·        Balance ·        Pedaling techniques ·        Starting and stopping ·        Steering and shifting gears   You can bring your own bike and helmet or rent a bike and helmet for free at the class.  This class is for individuals ages 16 and up. For children under 16, check out our Kids’ Learn to Ride Classes!   Registration in

Plant Division, and Fall Trees and Shrubs

Many experienced gardeners spend very little money on plants – they have mastered the techniques of seed collection, plant division, plant swaps, and other frugal methods to create a diverse and vital garden without constant trips to the nursery or garden center. Learn how to divide and propagate your most prolific perennials to grow your garden year-after year. Explore a variety of easy-to-grow native trees and shrubs that will enhance your landscape. This program takes place in-person (at Mt. Cuba Center) Saturday, October 1 About the Instructor: Leah Brooks is Mt Cuba’s Public Programs Assistant. She is a University of

$19

Food Beneath Our Feet: Foraging Tours in Fairmount Park

Belmont Plateau Parking Lot 1800 Belmont Mansion Drive, Philadelphia, PA

Join us for “Food Beneath Our Feet in Fairmount Park” tours with expert forager and naturalist Lynn Landes and Lady Danni Morinich. Lynn is the founder of The Wild Foodies of Philly, a 6000+ member educational foraging meetup since 2010. This will be the last in a 3-part series in Fairmount Park. On these tours you will learn about the wonderful world of wild plants and their “uses” for food, fiber, and medicine. Wild edible plants and animals are the only truly sustainable food source, in that they can reproduce themselves without human help. Wild foods also add diversity and

Sankofa Farm Stand at Clark Park Farmer’s Market

Clark Park, 4300-4398 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia, 19104

Come purchase fresh, chemical-free inspirited local produce straight from Sankofa Community Farm every Saturday at the Clark Park Famer’s Market, now through mid-November! EBT, cash, WIC Farmer’s Market vouchers, and Senior vouchers are all accepted methods of payment (standard retail WIC vouchers are not accepted).   You can also catch the Sankofa Farm Stand at the 54th and Lindbergh Blvd entrance of Bartram’s Village every Thursday from 3-6pm!  

Saturday Free Boating

Dock & Community Boathouse, Bartram's Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, 19143-6128, United States

Join us for free kayaking and rowboating on the Tidal Schuylkill River! No pre-registration or experience necessary. Suitable for all ages and beginners. Equipment, life jackets, and basic instruction provided–first come, first served. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Spaces for PEC’s Fall Festival and Arts & Crafts Show

Pennypack Environmental Center 8600A Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA

Artists and Crafters needed for our Annual Fall FestivalArtists and Crafters are invited to join us for this annual fall festival and enjoy a day in the park. $20.00 per 10x10 space. Tents are allowed, but not provided. If paid online, you will be responsible for eventbrite fees. HANDMADE CRAFT DESCRIPTION Please provide some information about your craft. We do not accept registrations for booths containing direct sales, imports, flea market items, or live animals. If your booth is an assortment of crafts, please indicate what the main crafts will be. This will help us better place your booth. As

UTC Fall Farm Party

Neighborhood Foods Farm 608 N. 53rd Street, Philadelphia, PA

Come celebrate the season with us at our annual Fall Farm Party at Neighborhood Foods Farm!We are grateful for another abundant growing season and an opportunity to gather together to celebrate another year of community-building! Join us for music, food, vendors, farm tours and rich conversation on envisioning and bringing to life thriving food systems in our communities.*Rain date: October 8

Community Collage Make-In

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

Please join InLiquid and Philadelphia Collage Works (PCW) on Saturday Oct 1, 2022 for a free community collage make-in. Come see collage demonstrations, and explore your creativity through collage.Participants will be given pre-cut 5 inch paper squares and supplies, allowing them the freedom to create, no matter what their experience with art making may be. The collaged paper squares created will be assembled into larger "quilts” representing the magnificent diversity and cultures that make up our city. All needed supplies will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their favorite paper, photographs, magazines, etc and scissors. Philadelphia CollageWorks is

Tacony Creek Park Music & Arts Festival

Tacony Creek Park East Olney Avenue and East Clarkson Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Community event celebrating Tacony Creek Park with live music, performing arts, crafts & games and family fun!Olney Culture Lab of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia and Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership is happy to present the 2nd edition of the freshly dubbed Tacony Creek Park Music & Arts Festival! Hot off the heels of last year's successful inauguration of this event, we are bringing it back on Saturday, October 1, 2022 from 1 pm - 5 pm at the Big Field in Tacony Creek Park. The Big Field is located on East Olney Avenue between Rising Sun Avenue and Tabor Road.There will be music

Intro to Papermaking

The Soapbox: Community Print Shop & Zine Library 4700 Kingsessing Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

An introduction to making paper at the Soapbox Community Print Shop & Zine Library.About This EventIn this introductory course you will learn the basics of western-style papermaking including sheet forming, and how to easily modify moulds to create different shaped sheets, as well as proper studio cleanup. A materials fee covers pre-beaten cotton/abaca pulp, as well as use of moulds, deckles, felts, and drying system. Students will need to pick up dry paper from the studio the following week.Please note: We require all visitors to the Soapbox wear masks, regardless of their vaccination status. The instructor reserves the right to

WeWalkPHL Saturday Walking Group

Bartram’s Garden Welcome Center

Come out for a walk in the park! Join neighbors for a free, easy 1-hour walk on the Bartram’s Mile Trail with a group. Come every week or just when you can! All walks will be led by a trained We Walk group leader from the community. Saturday walks will be held weekly at 3 PM between September 3 and October 29, 2022.  

Paradigm Gallery is pleased to present Lauren Rinaldi “Second Shift”

Paradigm Gallery + Studio 746 S. 4th Street, 1st Floor, Philadelphia

Paradigm Gallery is pleased to present "Second Shift" a solo exhibition of new work by Philadelphia artist Lauren Rinaldi. Self-constructed “Fashion Plates” inspired by the popular Takara Tomy brand 80s/90s-era toy serve as the basis for Rinaldi’s updated compositions of everyday women. Societal expectations, impossible aspirations, and the never-ending laundry heap of women’s labor in the home and workplace come together in Second Shift. Rinaldi modifies the idealistic scenes of her childhood fashion plates to reflect the complex reality behind the archetype of “having it all.” Interchangeable, handmade stencils of heads, torsos, and legs offer 261 possible combinations for a

Sound Healing Meditation on the Trolley Trail

Belmont Plateau Parking Lot 1800 Belmont Mansion Drive, Philadelphia, PA

Join us for a one of a kind immersive experience with Reiki Master and Sound Meditation Practitioner Tamara Murphy El. Let the soothing sounds of nature meld with rhythmic echoes of bowls. Manage your stress, improve your wellbeing, and literally find your grounding on a historic Fairmount Park trail. Hear the singing of meditation bowls from where clang clang once went the trolley! PLEASE NOTE: There will be a very short group hike (1/2 mile) departing at 8:35 am from the parking lot of the Belmont Plateau. What is a Sound Bath? Essentially, a sound bath is a meditation class with ambient sound played by the instructor that aims

October Plant Swap

PHS Pop Up Garden 106 Jamestown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Monthly Plant Swap where you can share your plants and bring home some new ones!PHS Plant Swaps are a free, family-friendly event. Bring plants, plant cuttings, or any garden-related items (i.e., books, tools, vegetables from your garden, etc.), then come to our garden to swap and meet new plant enthusiasts. It’s a one-for-one exchange; if you bring five items, you'll go home with five new items! We will have plant experts on hand to help identify unknown plants and special plant society guests with demonstration specimens. Please register before the swap and check in with us when you arrive. By

Afternoon Activities/Home School Programs

Wissahickon Environmental Center (Tree House) 300 West Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

This is a series of nature themed mostly outdoor activities and lessons aimed at elementary school aged children. Topic changes weekly.

FABSCRAP PHL Volunteer Session: Tuesday, October 4, PM session

BOK 1901 S Ninth St., Unit 601A, Philadelphia, PA

FABSCRAP needs your help to save designer textiles from landfills! It's easy to learn, fun to do, and a safe way to help out.FABSCRAP Philly needs your help to save designer textiles from landfill! Volunteers will sort through fabric samples and swatches, separating fabric from paper headers and folding large, usable fabric to be saved for reuse.FABSCRAP Philly is committed to keeping our volunteers, community, and team safe:Masks are required to enter the FABSCRAP warehouse.Volunteer stations are spaced at least 6 feet apartCleaning and sanitizing of volunteer stations and frequently touched surfaces will take place between all volunteer sessionsThe FABSCRAP

Growing Organics: Inside or Out

1329 S 15th St 1329 South 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Turning Your Household Waste into Worm Compost ‘Black Gold’This hands-on workshop aims to teach the audience the benefits of, and start-to-finish process for, creating one’s own cache of vermicompost; as well as demonstrate how to build a worm bin from two designs currently used by the presenter in her own Philly rowhome. One design is intended for indoor use, using affordable materials found in most discount big-box stores. The second design is an outdoor bin that has proven to sustain a healthy worm population year-round in the City’s climate. Following a discussion containing samples of all things vermicomposting, participants will

Gardening with Pets in Mind (Online)

Many backyard plants are listed as “toxic” to cats and dogs, but toxicity can range from simple stomach irritation to life-threatening illness. Learn how to identify the most common garden plant offenders and which ones are cause for real concern in this talk. Basic at-home care will be discussed, as well as when, and how, to seek appropriate emergency veterinary care for a potential toxic plant exposure. Dr. Danielle Downs also shares her practical approach to native garden design with pets in mind. This program takes place online Tuesday, October 4, 2022 About the Instructor: Dr. Danielle Downs is a

$19

Artrageous: Creating Art for Social Justice IN PERSON

The Tacony LAB Community Arts Center 6918 Torresdale Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

This 4 week multi-media class will enable participants to create art about specific political, social or emotional issuesThis 4 week multi-media class will enable participants to create art about the specific political, social or emotional issue that is important to them. Issues discussed will include justice, equality and human rights. Students will spend each class creating mixed media works using any or all of the following: drawing, painting, collage, photography and writing. These works will showcase the artists’ ideas, translating the issues they are passionate about into works of art.About the teacher:Carolyn Harper is a Philadelphia based artist who creates

Global Water Alliance 15th Annual Conference

Perry World House 3803 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA

Are We There Yet? United Nations Goal of Universal Access to Sanitation Services by 2030 – Progress, Challenges, and SolutionsThe lack of adequate sanitation and hygiene kills over 4,500 people per day, many of them children. It also results in many illnesses, and disruptions to education. This year marks the midpoint between when the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) were set (2015) and the deadline for when they are to be accomplished (2030). SDG 6 includes universal access for sanitation services as one of its goals and there is still a great amount of work to be done to meet

Afternoon Activities/Home School Programs

Wissahickon Environmental Center (Tree House) 300 West Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

This is a series of nature themed mostly outdoor activities and lessons aimed at elementary school aged children. Topic changes weekly.

HOT•BED presents: WAITING ROOM/Immersive Art for Wellbeing

HOT•BED 723 Chestnut Street, Floor 2, Philadelphia, PA

HOT•BED is pleased to present WAITING ROOM, a six person show featuring works by Aidan Fowler, Alyson Denny, Lyn Godley, Jessica Judith Beckwith, Philip Hart, Yael Erel, and the winners of the 2022 Immersive Arts for Health Student Design Competition (IAHSDC). Research shows that art can have a positive impact on healthcare environments. Most existing research in this field focuses on painting, prints, and sculpture. More recent studies examine the use of virtual reality in pain management and anxiety reduction. One of the methods in this process is the use of immersive experiences. Artists and interactive designers have long used

Free

After Hours at The Woodlands

The Woodlands, 4000 Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

Explore The Woodlands after dark on Friday, October 7th. BYO chairs or blankets, picnics, and beverages warm up by a fire pit and wander the historic Hamilton Core of The Woodlands by moonlight. This After Hours will feature a spooky outdoor concert by the Philadelphia Viola Quartet at 6:30pm. After Hours events are free for members. (Members will receive an email with a registration code in September.) $10 for nonmembers. Pre-registration is required. Registration will close at 12 PM on the day of the event. *REGISTRATION COMING SOON* PLEASE NOTE: The grounds will only be open to active members and After Hours

Moonlight Hike

SUITABLE FOR ADULTS AND TEENS AGES 15-17 Experience the magic of Tyler’s natural areas at night! Join guides Dick Cloud and Richard Brenner as we head into the forest under the light of the nearly full moon. Hiking at night is a unique sensory experience. We will use our senses of hearing, smell and touch to navigate the forest. Our guides will share points of special interest and seasonal highlights. In addition, we hope to see and hear some of the nocturnal wildlife that makes a home in Tyler’s natural areas! This moderately-paced hike is for adults and teens. All youth must be accompanied

Fall Florals Centerpiece (AM Workshop)

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA

Bring beautiful blooms indoors this fall!Fall Florals CenterpieceSaturday, October 8, 10:00 – 11:30 am Presented by Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens StaffBring beautiful blooms indoors this fall! Join us for a hands-on workshop to create your own seasonal masterpiece. Play with colors and textures as you arrange your centerpiece with flowers and foliage. All materials provided – just bring your creativity!Members: $35; Non-Members: $45*we are also holding a Fall Florals Centerpiece workshop from 12:30 – 2:00 pm

2nd Annual Camden Vegan Festival 2022

Camden Waterfront Lot 13 NE Delaware Ave & Cooper Street, Camden, NJ

Vegan Food FestivalFOE wellness presents: The 2nd Annual Vegan Food Festival; bringing awareness to injustices related to health and wellness! It will be a fun filled day full of the best plant based goodies and music that the city of Camden, NJ and surrounding areas have to offer! Our mission is to educate families on preventive methods that are proven to maximize life and quality of life. Please join us as we educate and celebrate with one another!If you have any questions or concerns contact: foewellness@gmail.com.

Fall Florals Centerpiece (PM Workshop)

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA

Bring beautiful blooms indoors this fall!Fall Florals CenterpieceSaturday, October 8, 12:30 - 2:00 pm Presented by Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens StaffBring beautiful blooms indoors this fall! Join us for a hands-on workshop to create your own seasonal masterpiece. Play with colors and textures as you arrange your centerpiece with flowers and foliage. All materials provided – just bring your creativity!Members: $35; Non-Members: $45*we are also holding a Fall Florals Centerpiece workshop from 10:00 – 11:30 am

Herbalism Workshop

Haverfarm 370 Lancaster Ave, Ardmore, PA

Learn the basics of herbal medicine with us! Learn from, and with, plants found all over campus.We'll discuss the foundational knowledge for making herbal tinctures, teas, and salves and dive into the properties and benefits of a handful of easily accessible herbs. Use all of your senses to get to know an herb and go home ready to explore and create on your own! This event is free for Bi-Co students, and open to the entire community.

All Aboard! Philly’s Trains & Trolleys

Meet inside 30th St Station, on the east end next to the Archangel Michael statue 2955 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, North Philly, Philadelphia, PA

Jerry Silverman will lead us on a tour of the MFL, trolley lines, BSL, Patco, and subways...what is no longer is and what never was.We’ll begin at 30th Street Station and learn some Market Street Elevated Railway history, hop on a subterranean trolley to City Hall, then transfer to the Broad Street Line.  We'll travel the subway south to the stadiums, and north to Fern Rock where the subway actually exits the tunnel. From there we’ll take the Broad-Ridge Express Spur to 8th and Market, then board PATCO to Camden and back.Along the way, we’ll check out the eagles salvaged

Walking Tour with Ecological Artist, Susan Hoenig

Mountain Lakes House 57 Mountain Ave, Princeton, NJ

Walk + Talk about Ecological Leaf Sculptures with Artist Susan HoenigSusan Hoenig will lead a Walking Tour of Ecological Leaf Sculptures in the Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve on Saturday October 8, 2022, 2-4pmYou will see the White Oak and the American Chestnut Leaf Sculptures. Susan will talk about the importance of integrating art and conservation and her collaboration with Friends of Princeton Open Space. Attendees will walk around the mountain lake on the trails. This event is free and space is limited! Meeting Location: Mountain Lakes House | 57 Mountain Ave | PrincetonDress in layers and boots or

Paradigm Gallery is pleased to present Lauren Rinaldi “Second Shift”

Paradigm Gallery + Studio 746 S. 4th Street, 1st Floor, Philadelphia

Paradigm Gallery is pleased to present "Second Shift" a solo exhibition of new work by Philadelphia artist Lauren Rinaldi. Self-constructed “Fashion Plates” inspired by the popular Takara Tomy brand 80s/90s-era toy serve as the basis for Rinaldi’s updated compositions of everyday women. Societal expectations, impossible aspirations, and the never-ending laundry heap of women’s labor in the home and workplace come together in Second Shift. Rinaldi modifies the idealistic scenes of her childhood fashion plates to reflect the complex reality behind the archetype of “having it all.” Interchangeable, handmade stencils of heads, torsos, and legs offer 261 possible combinations for a

Afternoon Activities/Home School Programs

Wissahickon Environmental Center (Tree House) 300 West Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

This is a series of nature themed mostly outdoor activities and lessons aimed at elementary school aged children. Topic changes weekly.

Book Party & Exhibition Opening – “Inland: The Abandoned Canals of the Schu

Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center 640 Waterworks Drive, Philadelphia, PA

Please join Sandy Sorlien and other contributors to celebrate the launch of Inland with an interactive talk and preview of the exhibition.Please join Sandy Sorlien and other contributors to celebrate the launch of Inland, a new book of photographs, maps, and essays about the historic Schuylkill Navigation system and its mostly-hidden ruins. Inland was published in hardcover by George F. Thompson Books, designed by Deborah Larkin in Philadelphia, and printed by Brilliant Graphics in Pennsylvania. Main Point Books will be on site with books available for purchase ($45).An exhibition of prints and maps from the book will be on view

Afternoon Activities/Home School Programs

Wissahickon Environmental Center (Tree House) 300 West Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

This is a series of nature themed mostly outdoor activities and lessons aimed at elementary school aged children. Topic changes weekly.

HOT•BED presents: WAITING ROOM/Immersive Art for Wellbeing

HOT•BED 723 Chestnut Street, Floor 2, Philadelphia, PA

HOT•BED is pleased to present WAITING ROOM, a six person show featuring works by Aidan Fowler, Alyson Denny, Lyn Godley, Jessica Judith Beckwith, Philip Hart, Yael Erel, and the winners of the 2022 Immersive Arts for Health Student Design Competition (IAHSDC). Research shows that art can have a positive impact on healthcare environments. Most existing research in this field focuses on painting, prints, and sculpture. More recent studies examine the use of virtual reality in pain management and anxiety reduction. One of the methods in this process is the use of immersive experiences. Artists and interactive designers have long used

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DesignPhiladelphia: Gardens in the City Keynote: Susannah Drake

Thomas Jefferson University - East Falls Campus 4201 Henry Avenue, DEC Forum, Philadelphia, PA

Susannah Drake, Principal SasakiGardens in the City: Beauty & Industry - A series of events organized and curated by Marina Della Putta Johnston, Studio DPJ and Barbara Klinkhammer, TJU College of Architecture and the Built Environment"Found Space: Gardens and Public Space as 21st Century Infrastructure"Keynote Speaker: Susannah DrakeIn-person & Virutal Event Susannah C. Drake is a principal at Sasaki. Prior to merging her practice with the firm, she founded DLANDstudio Architecture + Landscape Architecture pllc. Her work has received city, state, and national AIA and ASLA awards. Susannah was awarded the AIA Young Architects Award, Fellowship in the AIA, Fellowship

Energize Philly 2022

Crane Center, Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation 1001 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA

Please join ECA for our annual conversation on advancing a sustainable and equitable energy future for homes and communities.This fall, ECA returns to the in-person conference format. Energize Philly will host utilities, regulators, advocates, community organizations, legislators, innovators, partners, and supporters for conversations on the next year of advancing energy efficiency and equity. For sponsorship information, or to table as a vendor, please contact Chris Petersen at cpetersen@ecasys.org See featured sessions below!Community Action Track:Managing Utility and Energy CostCommunity ServicesEnergy Future Track:Workforce Development Energy Innovation

Philly Bike Ride

2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy

Philly Bike Ride invites you to a completely car-free and non-competitive bike ride to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, serving as a new tradition to recognize our work and legacy, bring the community together, and support our youth cycling program! Pedal past the historic sites of Center City and Independence Hall, enjoy water views along Penn’s Landing and Kelly Drive, and take in charming neighborhoods such as Manayunk. Whether you own a bike or not, all are welcome to ride with us! See you on October 15, on this unique opportunity to bike through our vibrant city on 20 miles of completely car-free streets. MEMBER PERK ALERT! Bicycle

Teaching Environmental Justice: A Celebration of Writing and Literacy

Penn Museum 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA

PhilWP, Teachers Institute of Philadelphia, and the Penn Museum host their annual conference presented by and for Philadelphia educators.The Celebration of Writing and Literacy is an annual two-day conference presented by and for Philadelphia educators. The focus is teacher research and knowledge.​ This year’s theme, Teaching Environmental Justice, asks how, at a moment when the effects of climate change and environmental contamination are increasing, especially for poor communities and communities of color, educators in all disciplines teach their students the facts they need to take action to renew the earth around them.Featured Speakers:Jerome Shabazz, founder and Executive Director of the

The Magic of Nature: The Ground We Walk On

FOR CHILDREN AGES 6-11 With magnifying glasses in hand, we will walk into the woods and get a hands-on, close-up look at the ground we walk on. Let’s find out what’s under our feet, talk about how it got there, and why it’s important to the natural world. Are you looking for ways to increase your child’s awareness of the natural world? Then, join us as we begin a new adventure at Tyler for youth ages 6-11: The Magic of Nature! Barbara Frank, one of our experienced Docents and a PA Master Naturalist, will guide you. Seeing our youth fall in love

Paradigm Gallery is pleased to present Lauren Rinaldi “Second Shift”

Paradigm Gallery + Studio 746 S. 4th Street, 1st Floor, Philadelphia

Paradigm Gallery is pleased to present "Second Shift" a solo exhibition of new work by Philadelphia artist Lauren Rinaldi. Self-constructed “Fashion Plates” inspired by the popular Takara Tomy brand 80s/90s-era toy serve as the basis for Rinaldi’s updated compositions of everyday women. Societal expectations, impossible aspirations, and the never-ending laundry heap of women’s labor in the home and workplace come together in Second Shift. Rinaldi modifies the idealistic scenes of her childhood fashion plates to reflect the complex reality behind the archetype of “having it all.” Interchangeable, handmade stencils of heads, torsos, and legs offer 261 possible combinations for a