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Awbury Arboretum

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1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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September 2016

5th Annual Farm to Table Dinner

September 29, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States

Join FOOD MOXIE for an evening of fine dining at Awbury Arboretum, including a social hour of locally-sourced wine and hors d'oeuvres on the beautiful Weavers Way farm, and a delicious farm-to-table dinner at the historic Cope House. Wine provided by Moore Brothers Wine Company, social hour and dinner catered by Weavers Way Co-op catering, and dessert provided by High Point Cafe. Seating is limited, so be sure to reserve your tickets today! All proceeds support FOOD MOXIE's farm, nutrition, and…

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December 2017

Winter Wassailing

December 2, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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$30

Join POP and Awbury Arboretum for an evening of winter wassailing with music by Women's Slavic Choir & West Philly Orchestra! The British tradition of wassailing involves visiting orchards in cider-producing regions of England, and singing to the trees to promote a good harvest for the coming year. Toast to good company and bountiful harvests with mulled apple cider, signature Ploughman farm cider infused with herbs from POP orchards. Enjoy a cider raffle, snacks, and a warming fire pit.

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January 2018

Plants for Pollinators – Make and Take Seed Ball Workshop

January 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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Plants for Pollinators – Make and Take Seed Ball Workshop Thursday, January 18, 2018, 6:00 - 8:30 PM Come learn about plants that support pollinators, and create seed balls to take home and toss in your desired location or to inoculate the Awbury landscape this winter.  Enjoy tea and cookies as participants discuss spring gardening plans to enhance our gardens for pollinators.  All ages are welcome! This workshop kicks off our “2018: Year of the Pollinator” series at Awbury Arboretum! Cost:  This class is free, registration…

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Tea Making Workshop

January 24, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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$15.00

Join us for a tea-making workshop at Awbury’s Cope House with community herbalist and gardener Alyssa Schimmel. We’ll explore the best preparation methods for infusing or decocting local healing herbs from our landscape whether fruit, flower, leaf, seed, bark, or root. Some sample preparations will include burdock, marshmallow, hawthorn, linden, nettle, elder. We’ll discuss methods for drying and preserving herbs and mushrooms, sip and savor preparations together, and make simple formulations to support seasonal wellness. Participants will leave with their own…

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February 2018

Workshop: Paw Paws, Figs, and Other Unusual Fruits for Philly

February 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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$20 – $30

Learn about Paw Paws, Figs, Kiwiberries, and many other unusual fruits that grow in our climate.  These lesser known fruits are delicious and easy to grow!  Philadelphia Orchard Project’s Phil Forsyth will share experience and tips from 10 years of growing them in the city.   Location: the Education Center at the Awbury Arboretum Agricultural Village, 901 E. Washington Ln, Phila, PA 19138 ?For more information: http://awbury.org/events/paw-paws-figs-and-other-unusual-fruits-for-philly/

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Winter Book Club with Longwood Community Read

February 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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Join Awbury’s Book Club in the celebration of women in science by reading with this year’s Longwood Gardens Community Read, Lab Girl by Hope Jahren. Come to the Kick Off to pick up your copy of the book and to meet other book club participants. Those who cannot make the Kick Off may schedule another time during Awbury office hours to get their free copy.  Light refreshments will be served.

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Jazz Age Murder Mystery Dinner

February 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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$65

 Step back into the raoring twenties and join fellow participants for live jazz, a "speakeasy supper," and a participatory murder mystery. Costumes welcome! A buffet style dinner will be served, and you may BYO favorite libation.

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March 2018

Winter Warm Up

March 5, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, repeating until March 26, 2018

Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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$5

  This is a one hour workout includes a 30 minute walk through the arboretum on soft surface trails, followed by a 30 minute gentle stretch and strengthening session indoors. Mondays, March 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th Spring is around the corner, and now is the perfect time to get in shape and shake off the winter blues.  The exercises will focus on building stamina and using safe movements to build up muscle strength to prevent injury.  We welcome neighbors and…

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Grow What You Love, a Herb Gardening Workshop

March 6, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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$10.00

Join us for an herb gardening workshop. We’ll explore how to successfully propagate and tend to a thriving herb garden with author and organic gardener, Emily Murphy. Learn which herbs to grow from seed and which to grow from cuttings. We’ll also make paper pots for starting your garden, and take a closer look at herbs for cooking, fragrance, and pollinators. Participants will leave with herbs started in class using handmade paper pots.

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Grow What You Love, a Herb Gardening Workshop

March 6, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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$10.00

Join us for an herb gardening workshop. We’ll explore how to successfully propagate and tend to a thriving herb garden with author and organic gardener, Emily Murphy. Learn which herbs to grow from seed and which to grow from cuttings. We’ll also make paper pots for starting your garden, and take a closer look at herbs for cooking, fragrance, and pollinators. Participants will leave with herbs started in class using handmade paper pots.

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“Spring Greening” Awbury Volunteer’s Season Opener

March 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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Instead of “spring cleaning” Awbury is calling St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th “spring greening” day!  From 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM volunteers will meet at Awbury’s Cope house sheds to gather tools and set out to “spring green” the arboretum. Family and community groups welcome! Led by Leslie Cerf – Volunteer Coordinator and Penn State Master Gardener Please wear layers and closed toed work shoes. In case of snow or temperatures below 40 degrees event will be rescheduled the next…

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Eating Antiquity Supper Club – Colonial Dinner with Ben Franklin

March 23, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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$65

Awbury Arboretum & Chef Claire Phelan’s Eating Antiquity Supperclub goes on the road! March 23rd 6:30-9:30PM Grumblethorpe | 5267 Germantown Ave. PhilaLandmarks and Grumblethorpe are partnering with Awbury Arboretum on a series of programs starting with the Antiquity Supperclub! Come sample five hearty and comforting courses in the cozy front room of Grumblethorpe, a Germantown house built by the Wister Family in 1744. Start the evening exploring the house museum’s downstairs with a tipple of wine in honor of John Wister, family patriarch and wine merchant. Then, meet…

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Welcome Spring! Egg Hunt and More

March 31, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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An annual favorite!  Children should bring their own Easter baskets or bags. ? Spring bulb sale – daffodils and hyacinths  – (cash only) ? Bring a picnic and spend the day at Awbury with family and friends ? Light refreshments for sale ? Adventurewoods Natural Materials Playground will be open

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April 2018

April In Paris Dinner

April 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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$40

Awbury’s Germantown Supper Club with Chef Gail Hinson Presents: APRIL IN PARIS Please join us for dinner on the Cope House veranda (weather permitting, or indoor weathering not permitting) Featuring cuisine inspired by Paris

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Awbury Arboretum Orchard Work Day

April 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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Lend a hand with the Philadelphia Orchard Project at Awbury Arboretum's community food forest!  Help out with seasonal tasks to care for the food forest's diverse fruit trees, berry bushes, pollinator and medicinal plants.  Part of the larger 3rd Saturday volunteer days at Awbury Arboretum every month.

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Pollinators FOUND – art exhibition and scavenger hunt

April 21, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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The unveiling of our interactive art exhibition and scavenger hunt for all ages   Join us for the signature event for the Year of the Pollinator!  The day will include… Scavenger Hunt We are unveiling our Year of the Pollinator tiles!  Each one will be mounted in its own “habitat” throughout the Arboretum, and guests may use our specially designed map to find all twelve beautiful pieces. Parlor Exhibition Celebrate the opening of “Botanically Inspired: Ceramic Tiles and Related Work” by Karen Singer, which will…

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May 2018

Pollinator Friendly Plants and Hints for Community Gardeners

May 19, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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How do pollinator friendly plants and gardening techniques benefit community gardeners and the community at large? Learn easy techniques and types of plants to incorporate into community garden plots that improve the yield of the garden while supporting a healthy balance of insect life that is important to the natural environment. Each participant will receive a free pollinator friendly plant. Presented by Leslie Cerf, Awbury Arboretum Volunteer Coordinator, Penn State Master Gardener, and Awbury Pollinator Habitat Garden Co-Leader

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Pollinator Friendly Plants and Hints for Community Gardeners

May 19, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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How do pollinator friendly plants and gardening techniques benefit community gardeners and the community at large? Learn easy techniques and types of plants to incorporate into community garden plots that improve the yield of the garden while supporting a healthy balance of insect life that is important to the natural environment. Each participant will receive a free pollinator friendly plant. Presented by Leslie Cerf, Awbury Arboretum Volunteer Coordinator, Penn State Master Gardener, and Awbury Pollinator Habitat Garden Co-Leader

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Spring Wild Edibles Dinner

May 31, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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$40

Awbury’s Germantown Supper Club with Chef Gail Hinson Presents: Spring Wild Edibles Dinner With a Q&A led by Lynn Landis Founder of the Wild Foodies of Philly The dinner will be served buffet style, community seating and BYO. Meet new people, try new tastes, enjoy new things!

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June 2018

Leaves of Grass Reading with Big Blue Marble Bookstore

June 3, 2018 @ 2:00 am - 6:00 pm
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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I lean and loafe at my ease observing a spear of summer grass Big Blue Marble‘s 2nd annual Whitman Community Read will be on the beautiful grounds around the Cope House.  This year they will be reading aloud all of the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass. All are welcome, and we invite volunteers to read sections or personal favorites. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and snacks or drinks if you like – they provide some snacks and also, of course,…

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Juneteeth Jubilee Dinner

June 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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$35

Juneteenth commemorates the June 19, 1865, arrival of Union soldiers in Galveston, Texas to announce to the last enclave of remotely located slaves that they were free.  It is the oldest and only celebration that commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States. A Jubilee dinner is a perfect way to honor and celebrate the contributions made by African Americans to the progress of society and the roots of American cuisine.

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Juneteeth Jubilee Dinner

June 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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$35

Juneteenth commemorates the June 19, 1865, arrival of Union soldiers in Galveston, Texas to announce to the last enclave of remotely located slaves that they were free.  It is the oldest and only celebration that commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States. A Jubilee dinner is a perfect way to honor and celebrate the contributions made by African Americans to the progress of society and the roots of American cuisine.

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Celebrate the Summer Solstice: Sculpting en Plein Air

June 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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$65

Create original raised relief ceramic tiles with artist Karen Singer. Creating art is about slowing down, looking, and making choices. Artist Karen Singer will inspire participants to create an original raised relief ceramic tile based on direct observation. In the spirit of the Impressionist painters, Karen will encourage you to trust your eyes, and experience the calm of the creative process. Each participant will sculpt and paint a 6? x 6? tile based on what they choose to look at. All…

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Stars in the Garden! Pollinator Garden Seasonal Tour Series

June 23, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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$5

Stars in the Garden!  A Series of Seasonal Tours of Awbury Arboretum’s Pollinator Habitat Garden Three dates: Saturday, June 23rd, 1:00 – 2:00 PM Friday, August 17th, 6:00 – 7:00 PM Thursday, October 11th, 5:00 – 6:00 PM Awbury’s volunteer pollinator gardeners will lead seasonal tours during each of the three blooming seasons. The tours will focus on three important pollinator friendly plants and a few sustainable gardening practices that benefit pollinators in particular. There will be time left at…

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July 2018

“Experience the Issue” Dinner

July 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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$30

Meet Philadelphia’s Urban Farmers and Experience the Issue Join Edible Philly and Awbury Arboretum to meet some of the city’s urban farmers featured in Edible Philly’s summer issue, including Charlyn Griffith, the program curator of Farm for the City. Enjoy dinner, featuring local ingredients and drinks, presented by Birchtree Catering on the Arboretum grounds.

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September 2018

Richard Metz Art Opening

September 23, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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Come explore the mystic world of nature through the creative mind of Richard Metz! The artist behind Awbury's new exhibits will be giving a talk September 23 about his inpsiration behind his work here at Awbury. From September 23 to November 30, visit Awbury’s AdventureWoods Natural Materials Playground to view Metz’s new outdoor art exhibit – a series of site-specific works created by applying natural, non-toxic pigments directly to the bark of living trees. The outdoor exhibit will be paired…

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Design Your Own Jewelry

September 25, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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$30 – $35

If you have always wanted to learn about making jewelry, need a lovely gift for someone else, or just want to treat yourself,  join us for one of Y’vonne Page-Magnus’s ‘Design-Your-Own’ classes. See our website for the full list of reoccurring dates.

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October 2018

Native American Inspired Dinner

October 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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$35

Come celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day this year with a Native American-inspired dinner prepared by Sue Wasserkrug of Zea May’s Kitchen. The meal will feature dishes made with ingredients that were common in pre-conquest indigenous cuisines of the Americas. Many of these ingredients were subsequently adopted by cultures around the globe; ironically, the tomato is considered a staple of Columbus’ homeland of Italy, when in fact it comes from Central America. The experience is $35.00 per person and BYOB. The dinner…

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Harvest Fest 2018

October 13, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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Join us for the 2018 Awbury Harvest Festival! Bring your family to enjoy: ? Hayrides to AdventureWoods playground ? Meeting the goats from the Philly Goat Project ? Face painting and other kids’ activities ? Live music by Danie Ocean, Ryan Pomante, and Sweetbriar Rose, brought to you by All Entertainment ? Entertainment by Gtown Radio ? Cider pressing ? Farm fresh food for sale from Awbury’s Teen Leadership Corps ? An apple market stand with Weavers Way Co-Op ?…

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November 2018

Fall Open House and “Beyond Pollinators” Presentation

November 4, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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Join us for a lively presentation on insect pollinators, meet our 4-legged friends from the Philly Goat Project, and enjoy a reception catered by Birchtree Catering during our November 4th Open House! Dr. Daniel Duran from Rowan University will be speaking on the importance of pollinators, followed by a reception catered by Birchtree Catering. While you eat and mingle, you can check out our community photography exhibition, a series of photos capturing the beauty of our local environments.

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Autumn Flavors Dinner

November 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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$35

Awbury’s Germantown Supper Club with Chef Gail Hinson presents: AUTUMN FLAVORS OF THE SEASON COOL SEASON VEGETABLES, ROOTS & WILD EDIBLES

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Exhibition Opening: Photographs by Iman Jones

November 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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“In my photography, I try to slow the pace of life down for my viewer so the experience transcends vision, to where one can imagine the smell of the roses, so to speak. I would like people to come away with the feeling of wonderment and curiosity after viewing my images. I would want to them to feel what I felt in capturing the photograph.” - Philly photographer Iman Jones On November 30th, come view the work of award winning…

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December 2018

Holiday Greens Sale and Open House

December 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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Thank you for your support!  100% of proceeds support the Arboretum and our mission.  By purchasing, you help provide our community free access to nature and history 365 days a year. Come enjoy FREE light refreshments, holiday music, marshmallow roasting around our fire pit, cookie decorating, and more as you shop for your holiday greens and gifts.

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January 2019

Spin In for St Distaffs Day

January 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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Join us on January 12th and watch the Philadelphia Guild of Handweavers recreate the “sheep to wool” process. Members will card wool, spin it into fiber and weave with the spun wool on a loom. They will also demonstrate spinning flax, cotton and wool on looms from various time periods, ancient to modern.  Feel free to try your hand at any of these activities. Judy Donovan, a PGHW member and award winning fiber artist, will give a short talk on the…

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Native American Inspired Venison Dinner

January 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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$35

Join us on January 24 for a Native American-inspired dinner that honors the abundance of Awbury and the surrounding land. The menu will include: • Main Course options: (1) Venison Stew OR (2) Wild Rice and Mushroom “risotto” (VG) • Salad of Wild Greens (VG) • Fry Bread or Corn Bread (V) • Cranberry Crumble (V) • Navajo Tea (V=vegetarian; VG=vegan)

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February 2019

Straw Weaving Class

February 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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$10

Learn to make your own loom from straws and use recyclable paper straws to make a book mark, bracelet or necklace. This colorful project is perfect for kids and adults!  Ages 6 and up. $10, includes materials.  Space is limited. This class will be held at the Francis Cope House. The class is taught by members of the Philadelphia Guild of Handweavers.  PGHW is a non-profit organization whose mission is to foster the art and craft of weaving and the fiber arts. PGHW is located…

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Valentines Dinner

February 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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$40

Come spend such an evening with Awbury! prepared by Chef Claire Phelan. Celebrate this year’s Valentine’s Day through the menus of an intriguing couple, the avant-garde pioneer Gertrude Stein, and her “secretary-companion,” Alice B. Toklas. Glimpses into their complicated and intense relationship were documented in Stein’s poems, their exchanged love notes, peers’ memoirs, and even between-the-lines in Toklas’ cookbook.

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The Underground Railroad Quilt Code – Fact or Fiction?

February 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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Sharon Tindall, an advocate and educator of African history expressed through quilt code, shares her passion to preserve African heritage. Ms. Tindall shared “before conducting research on the existence of the Underground Railroad quilt codes, I had to examine the authenticity of textile and quilt codes and how they delivered slaves into the Promised Land.” To authenticate African quilt code, she has written and been awarded grant funding to extend her research on quilt code messages in fabric and cotton’s history.…

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March 2019

Welcome Spring! Egg Hunt and More

March 21, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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Global Comfort Food: Dinner and Conversation

March 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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$35
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April 2019

Fiber Fantasy Yarn Bombing Community Art Installation

April 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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Finger Weaving Class

April 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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$10
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BioBlitz at Awbury

April 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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“Seedfolks” Longwood Community Reading

April 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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This program is in correlation with Longwood Garden’s Community Read Program This year Longwood Gardens Community Read is featuring several books including Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman.  Join us in reading this short novel that tells the story of a garden that transforms a neighborhood.

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May 2019

Awbury al Fresco

May 15, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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$30 – $75
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September 2019

Movies on the Block: The Secret of Kells

September 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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Join Awbury, Weavers Way Co-Op, and the Philadelphia Film Society for Movies on the Block – an exceptional outdoor movie event in an extraordinary setting! Come see “The Secret of Kells,” a beautiful international animated film for audiences of all ages. Location: the tented patio at the Cope House, Awbury Arboretum, 1 Awbury Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19138 Film starts promptly at 7:30 PM, rain or shine.  Please allow time to park and walk to the tent next to the Cope House. Stroll into the…

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“Waterview”: a Participatory Procession

September 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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Waterview is a participatory procession in search of the Wingohocking Creek, an historic Philadelphia waterway that was converted into sewers in the late 19th century, except for a small remaining tributary located on the grounds of Awbury Arboretum. Guests will be invited to join the procession through the fields and along the Arboretum’s watercourse. There will be instruments, props and costumes, and guests will be encouraged to pay close attention to sights and sounds they encounter along the way. The…

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December 2019

Winter Wassailing

December 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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$20 – $30

Join POP and Awbury Arboretum for an evening of winter wassailing with musicians from West Philly Orchestra and a local chapter of Threshold Choir! The British tradition of wassailing involves visiting orchards in cider-producing regions of England, and singing to the trees to promote a good harvest for the coming year. There will be mulled cider, hard cider offerings from Ploughman Cider and other local cideries, light bites, fire pits, and a raffle. Tickets $30 - General admission ticket + a signature POP pint glass $25 - Early bird admission +…

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April 2021

Awbury Nature Preschool Open House

April 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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Did you know that Awbury Arboretum is launching a new nature based preschool program?!  Come learn all about it and experience the magical AdventureWoods site, meet the teachers, join us for nature story time and  enjoy arts and science projects in the forest!  www.awbury.org/nature-days 

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Awbury Nature Preschool Open House

April 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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Free

Did you know that Awbury Arboretum is launching a new nature based preschool program?!  Come learn all about it and experience the magical AdventureWoods site, meet the teachers, join us for nature story time and  enjoy arts and science projects in the forest!  www.awbury.org/nature-days 

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May 2021

Craft, Geocache, & Pond Walks- Saturdays

May 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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One event on June 12, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on July 10, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on August 14, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on September 11, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on October 9, 2021 at 1:00 pm

Awbury Arboretum, 1011 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 United States
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Awbury Arboretum has teamed up with Let's Go Outdoors to offer FREE, family friendly programming at Awbury's in-progress pond restoration area. You will be greeted by friendly LGO educators who will give you the opportunity to participate in one or all three activities for the day: 1) A fun, easy, craft that you can take home with you, 2) Learn to Geocache (kind of like hide-and-seek where you find items using a GPS device), and/or 3) A nature walk around…

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