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On view at the Center for Art & Social Engagement in Westby Hall from October 4 through December 21, Gaia Theory, an exhibition of Emily Erb’s collage and silk paintings. Erb embeds within the boundaries of a larger-than-life human form, navigational charts such as road, topography, and war campaign maps to represent the different facets of the human physiological system. Road maps become the nervous system, topographical maps become the circulatory system, and war maps become the lymphatic system. Each work in the series stands at 9.5 feet high by 4.5 feet wide which are within the same dimensions as
The Clay Studio presents new exhibitions from alums of their Resident Artist program, including “Urschrei” by Better Lovers, the moniker for the evolving artistic practice of Layla Marcelle and Jacob Raeder. The duo launched Better Lovers in 2016 as a design company that applies contemporary dance methodologies to object-making. Raeder has exhibited, taught, and participated in artist residencies all over the world, sharing the view of an expanded field of ceramics that encompasses the 21st-century conception of a materially engaged maker not beholden to a single medium. Marcelle is an American artist who engages with multiple artistic mediums, including ceramics,
The Wyncote Audubon Society is hosting its first annual luncheon after many years of evening dinner events.The Wyncote Audubon Society is hosting its first annual Luncheon after over three decades of sponsoring our annual gathering as an evening dinner event. The luncheon will remain a wonderful opportunity for members and friends to enjoy the social setting, hear a program presented by an outstanding speaker, and celebrate the work of outstanding people who have made meaningful contributions to conservation.Featured ProgramLouis Agassiz Fuertes – A Celebration of BirdsRobert McCracken PeckIn a visually rich and stimulating PowerPoint presentation, Fuertes’ biographer, Robert McCracken Peck,
Meet at the Kiosk at Forbidden Drive and Northwestern Ave. Join us for our second seasonal walk through Andorra’s forest, meadow, and hillside trails. Expanded views of the terrain are possible once the leaves have fallen, making this early December walk a favorite. As we walk up to the meadow, the changing features of the Treehouse, food forest, and frog pond will be noted. This briskly paced walk will loop back to our starting point for those who prefer a 2 mile tour. To complete our 4 mile hike, we will continue on to explore additional hilltop forest trails before
In this class you will learn how to make your own pattern and make a half circle skirt In this class you will learn how to make your own pattern and make a half circle skirt. This is an advanced sewing class and Sewing 101 is required to have been taken beforehand. Four Sessions from 6:00pm-8:00pm, November 28, 30, Dec 5 & 7. Tacony LAB Class Enrollment and Attendance Policy The Tacony LAB’s classes are unique in Philadelphia: we do not charge tuition or any sort of fees for any of our classes. Our classes are popular and often have
This is a mix of training and work sessions so you can help us fight off invasive plants, and install and maintain native specimens.
Schedule your FREE Drop off of your working and/or Non-Working TV's & Tech for FREE recycling through Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County.
Explore if regulatory regimes are up to the task of coordinating an efficient and equitable climate transition. Please note this is a hybrid event. We look forward to welcoming guests to the Kleinman Center’s Energy Forum. In accordance with the University of Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 guidelines, masks are optional for all visitors. PennOpen Pass and PennOpen Campus screenings are no longer required for entry to our events. Further details for joining in-person or virtually will be emailed with your registration. Boxed lunches will be available to go following the event! Many of the industries on the front lines of the climate
This is a series of nature themed mostly outdoor activities and lessons aimed at elementary school aged children. Topic changes weekly.
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 apart Cleaning and sanitizing of volunteer stations and frequently touched surfaces will take place
Join Julie Woodard, founder of juicebox workshop in creating your own hand sewn holiday hearth out of textile scraps! Using textile scraps and yarn, participants will design a cozy little fireplace that can be hung as an ornament, or pinned to a coat or winter hat to add a pop of holiday cheer. Julie will demonstrate how these appliqued pieces can be further embellished with embroidered details. Special Note: A big part of Julie’s textile practice centers around repurposing items that belonged to her loved ones or were salvaged from interesting places. If you have some special scraps you’d like
Join Megan and Ariel at Francis Cope House for 90 minutes of relaxation. Megan will guide you through a restorative yoga class (we use lots of props and hold postures with support). Ariel will play crystal singing bowls and serenade you with a sound bath that will leave your body feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. At a cellular level, the sounds are harmonizing the frequencies both inside and outside of the body balancing the chakra. Location: The Francis Cope House, 1 Awbury RdCost: $30, Sign up below Instructor Biographies Ariel Monroe is a Holistic Wellness Practitioner, Reiki Massage Healer, owner of
We will brew a pot of hot or iced coffee to enjoy as well see what birds are around the grounds.
Join us as we explore the nature sanctuary in search of birds and Wildlife. Adults Only. Join us as we explore the nature sanctuary in search of birds and Wildlife. Adults Only. Parking is available at the center with additional street parking. The center, bathrooms, and picnic areas are all accessible, however, the trails are rocky and uneven. This is an all-weather, outdoor program. Please dress for the weather and hiking. Photos will be taken of participants during this program for use by the Pennypack Environmental Center and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. If you wish to opt out, please let
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
Ecological Gardening: The Basics Bess Trout Content and Production Specialist, Tyler Arboretum Have you ever looked at your backyard garden and wondered if there was a way to manage everything more sustainably? Do you feel like you are working against nature instead of alongside it? Join us to learn more about the process of ecological gardening, a practice that gives gardeners the power to effect real environmental change—right from your own backyard. We’ll discuss how you can build soil health, conserve water, recycle nutrients and create an ecosystem that will support local wildlife. The environmental challenges we currently face may
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 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
This is a series of nature themed mostly outdoor activities and lessons aimed at elementary school aged children. Topic changes weekly.
Fabric Workshop and Museum's educators will introduce you to monoprinting techniques that can be used to revitalize your old clothing! How can we bring clothing from our past into our present? Inspired by Fabric Workshop and Museum's current exhibition, Rose B. Simpson: Dream House, learn how to draw inspiration from your own memories to create unique motifs that can be converted into screenprinting stencils. FWM educators will introduce you to monoprinting techniques that can be used to revitalize and transform your old clothing! Bring existing articles of clothing or purchase recycled fabric from the FABSCRAP store. Participants are limited to
Give entryways a festive, elegant look from now until the new year with a classic outdoor urn arrangement. This hands-on class includes an introduction to design principles and all the elements needed to create a long-lasting display of native winterberry, magnolia, and evergreen branches. Bring hand pruners and a large box to transport your finished container home. This program takes place in-person (at Mt. Cuba Center) Friday, December 9, 2022 About the Instructor: Susan Dixon is the perennial plant buyer and department manager at Gateway Garden Center in Hockessin, DE. She has attended classes ornamental horticulture at New York Botanical
Join us for winter light and family fun at Jenkins!
“Feminist Flea Mini Market” is an evening market curated by Zissel of Feminist Flea Market & Craft Fair and designer Bokeum Jeon to highlight local artists and makers for the holiday season. Featuring 10 unique vendors, 50+ local artists currently selling at Baby Tooth, and the 1ST-floor shops of BOK, the market makes shopping from local small businesses for the holiday season easy! The market will be on December 9, 2022 from 6:00-10:00 PM at Building Bok, 821 Dudley Street. Masks recommended. For vendor list and more info, visit: www.babytooth.xyz and follow them on Instagram @feminist_flea @babytooth.xyz
As the days grow shorter, we invite you to join us at Jenkins for a celebration of winter light! The Arboretum will be aglow with luminary-lined paths, hot beverages, and the warmth of friends and neighbors. Bundle up for a walk down to the pond while enjoying luminary lanterns, then enjoy delicious bites and brews outside the John J. Willaman Education Center. Refreshments are pay as you go. Must be over 21 to purchase alcohol. Our giant wreath will also be on display creating the perfect backdrop for a holiday photo. A family-friendly event, not to be missed! $25/Member Car,
VU PHL is distributing food with Operation In My Back Yard on December 10th!Operation in My Back Yard is an anti-NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) group that advocates for harm reduction and provides free food and supplies to people, including Naloxone, safer injection supplies, safer smoking supplies, safer sex work supplies, and Fentanyl testing strips. OIMBY believes in empowering people who use drugs by educating them on how to do so safely.What we will be doing on 12/10: We will be supporting a community outreach event in Kensington:Setting up tables and suppliesDistributing foodBreaking down and cleaning upAdditional Details:Event capacity: 10 volunteersWe
Meeting Location TBD As we close out the end of the year, we have a variety of important tasks to complete to prepare for the long, cold winter months! We’ll be raking leaves, cleaning out storm drains, and removing litter. Come out to help us take care of the Wissahickon! No experience is needed. We provide gloves, tools and instruction – you just need to show up! Volunteer service Days are excellent, easy ways to help us take care of Wissahickon Valley Park. Be sure to wear sturdy footwear and long pants, and bring a water bottle with you. Detailed
Exciting changes are coming to FDR Park over the next several years as part of the FDR Park Plan. Join us for an approximately 2 hour tour (with many stops) to learn more about how the FDR Park Plan’s two main zones; the Ecological Core and Urban Edge will balance nature, water, and human activity into one unified, climate resilient system. COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: By registering for this event you are agreeing to follow ALL of these protocols: This event will be capped. Please only register if you fully intend to attend and let us know if you need to cancel ASAP. Please
VU PHL is phone banking with CeaseFirePA on December 10th!CeaseFirePA galvanizes the public to advocate for solutions, partners with those most impacted by gun violence, engineers rapid response campaigns, and holds politicians accountable for the votes they cast and legislation they draft, ensuring that those closest to the issues are receiving the support they need and bringing groups of all kinds together from all across the state.What we will be doing on 12/10: We will be doing virtual phone banking with CeaseFirePA:Calling their supporters to encourage them to attend virtual vigils for Sandy Hook victimsAdditional Details:Event capacity: 30 volunteersWe will meet virtually
After an introductory explanation of the iNaturalist app and its functions, Andrew Conboy, Morris Arboretum’s Martha S. Miller and Rusty Miller urban forestry fellow, will guide a tour through Mt. Cuba’s gardens and natural lands, logging observations of plants and wildlife found along the way. Leave inspired to continue to record observations in your own backyard, on your next hike or coordinate a community science initiative. Be sure to download the iNaturalist app before class. Dress for the weather, bring binoculars, and a water bottle. This program takes place in-person (at Mt. Cuba Center) Saturday, December 10, 2022 (Snow Date:
The 2022 Empowerment Experience. Bringing Joy and Power to the People!Join WURD for the 2022 Empowerment Experience – a time at the end of the year to reflect, refresh, and re-engerize for a new year. This year's event is also the kickoff to a yearlong celebration of WURD's 20th anniversary!Empowerment in 2022 is the first time since the onset of the pandemic that we are holding this signature event live and in person! Mark Saturday, December 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on your calendar for a day that has something for everyone:A live cooking demonstration with chef Chris
Fishtown BID and Fishtown Co, the minds behind Fishtown FestivAle, are excited to announce another year of our new frosty event, the Fishtown Freeze & Winter Wonderland! Now entering its fourth year, the event is a day-and-night-long family-friendly festival that brings dozens of custom-designed ice sculptures and an ice bonfire, carved by Ice Sculpture Philly, Santa, and more holiday fun to the streets of Fishtown! Event highlights include interactive live ice sculpture carvings throughout the day, holiday shopping at the area’s independent boutiques, fun stuff for kids, and food and drink specials. From 4-7pm, the outdoor lot at the Fillmore
Join the South Street Headhouse District and Sisterly Love Collective for a festive Holiday Market under the Headhouse Shambles! Mrs. Claus is breaking out on her own for two holiday markets at the Headhouse Shambles with the Sisterly Love Collective! Featuring small businesses, local vendors and creators, food & drinks, and lots of holiday cheer to go around!
Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse invites families to its historic 6 ½ acre Playground and indoor play space in East Fairmount Park to celebrate all things frosty and fun in the midst of the holiday season! Families will enjoy an ice carving demonstration by local sculptor Roger Wing, s'mores roasting over fire pits, an array of winter-themed crafts, and tasty treats. Admission is $10 per child or free for adults, Smith members, and ACCESS card holders. This event is rain or shine.
Head over to Northern Liberties and snag the most thoughtful gift for your loved ones. The Random Tea Room is offering a Holiday Make & Take on Saturday December 10th and 17th from 1-4pm. Tickets and timing are limited so snag one in your preferred time slot now. This class is self guided with visual prompts and interactive elements. Similar to choose your own adventure, but with Tea! Becky, the creator of RTR, will be on hand to assist you in the steps of blending and answer questions as needed. Your experience will start by sampling a few Random Tea
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Come light up the night with us!Looking for your local Holiday Lights Ride?Check out which stores are participating in this ride:Trek Bicycle Philadelphia ManayunkTrek Bicycle Valley ForgeTrek Bicycle Spring HouseTrek Bicycle ArdmoreTrek Bicycle Wayne Trek Bicycle Center CityLet's glow! Get in the holiday spirit with our Holiday Lights Ride. This holiday-themed group ride will be at a casual, no-drop pace and enjoyable for all riders and skill levels. What to expectRide starts and ends at the Philadelphia Canoe Club directly across from the Fairmount Park trail head at the confluence of Ridge and Main Streets. Ample parking on site. (Detailed
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Join the curators of Joyous Disruption for a night of community bonding through festive celebration!As part of the exhibition Joyous Disruption, curators David Acosta (Artistic Director of Casa de Duende), Bill Brookover, Selene Nunez-Cruz, Vicente Ortiz Cortez, and William Timmins have organized a night of performances and community celebration at the historic Fleisher Art Memorial Sanctuary on Saturday, December 10th, 2022, from 5 to 9 pm. This event pays homage to the tradition of bonding through festive celebration, and rounds out the exhibition through music, dance, poetry, theater, performance, as well as community artisans and culinary practitioners selling food. The
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Veteran hike leader of Brad Maule believes in you. Brad insists that a core group of morning hikers and and sun worshipers can achieve the impossible… starting a park event at the crack of dawn! So prove Brad right by joining us on the gorgeous Houston Meadows in time to watch the sun rise over the city. Then we’ll head on a morning loop hike through Houston Meadows and other Wissahickon trails. Can you sunrise to the challenge? : ) TICKET PRICES: Pay what you can – $15, $20, or $25 MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS: If Philadelphia’s parks make a difference in your life –
Shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, is rooted in the traditional Japanese reverence for the natural world and dedicated to promoting health, happiness, and a sense of awe. Anisa George, a certified forest therapy guide, facilitates a series of interactions with nature that cultivate presence, calm, and profound joy. Discover how to unlock the door to new connections and intimacy with the environment through this guided meditation. Dress for the weather and bring a water bottle and a snack, a light backpack to carry your belongings, and something comfortable to sit on in case of wet ground. This program takes place in-person
Meet at the Valley Green Inn Starting from the Valley Green Inn, we will head downstream along Forbidden Drive, talking about the history, geology and wildlife of the Wissahickon. We will descend the stone steps to the Livezey Dam and we will visit the little known Gorgas Creek Cave. After crossing the Mt. Airy bridge we will hike upstream on the very rocky, hillside trail. We will pass through the artistic, steel mesh structure known as Fingerspan Bridge and take a snack break on the stone steps high above the stream. We will continue past the historic Livezey House and
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Explore the Main House decked in holiday cheer.
Come and join us for the Holiday Open House at Historic Waynesborough! Family friendly crafts and snacks will be in the Carriage House where you can create Victorian holiday cards, pomanders, and paper German gingerbread hearts. Candlelight tours of the house will share stories of traditional holiday practices from Anthony Wayne and his family's era. Dress in your favorite holiday costumes to take photos in front of beautiful historic backgrounds. Tickets are: Children $5 Adults $10 Groups up to 4 people $25
Join Chef Kurt Evans for his End Mass Incarceration (EMI) Dinner to support individuals and organizations working towards prison reform.The goal of this EMI Dinner Series: Stories of Resilience is to center the voices of formerly incarcerated individuals and uplift their stories.On December 11th, starting at 5:30pm , we will be honoring Sergio Hyland, a Philadelphia native. Sergio is a writer, organizer and "The Hood Abolitionist" speaks about issues regarding racism in the United States, including police brutality, alternatives to police, wealth inequality and gun violence. Proceeds from this dinner benefit Sergio.---Menu:Winter Kale SaladButternut Squash , Pomegranate Seeds, Currants, SeedsRoasted