What’s Happening: Events

What’s Happening: Events

August 7, 2018 | 2:45pm - October 15, 2018 | 2:45pm

Wissahickon Photo Contest

Artists, photographers, writers, poets, and musicians can all claim the Wissahickon Valley as a muse. So what’s stopping you from joining their ranks and entering the Biennial Wissahickon Photo Contest 2018? This year’s contest is being presented by FOW, the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association, and (for the first year ever) the Woodmere Art Museum. Entrants can submit up to 4 photos and submissions will be accepted from April 2 to October 15.

September 23, 2018 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm


Cruise to Bartram’s Garden and learn how 3 generations of the Bartram family helped Philadelphia become a mecca of natural science, education, and government. Their explorations of the wild American frontier not only altered the horticultural landscape of a young America itself, but also Great Britain, Europe, and the rest of the world.

Take a ¼ mile walk up the meadow to see amazing views of the skyline and explore the garden, community farm, and recreational trail. This 3-hour tour includes a 2-hour stop at Bartram’s Garden with guided tour of the 1731 house and Ann Bartram Carr garden.

September 23, 2018 | 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Evening with the Curator: The Evolution of McConkey Ferry Inn

Was General Washington really here the night of the crossing? Was McConkey Ferry Inn a ferry or a tavern? To find out, join Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA) curator Kimberly McCarty for a lecture on the rich history of the McConkey Ferry Inn on Sunday, September 23, at 7 PM.

This will be held in the park Visitor Center, 1112 River Rd., Washington Crossing, PA.

September 27, 2018 | 11:00am - 1:00pm

Ribbon-Cutting for the River Trail Gateway

The River Trail Gateway reveals an unparalleled and previously hidden view of Smith Run’s forested glen, includes a trail side gathering area, adds a bike rack and new signage, and weaves stone, metal and landscaping together to create our new entrance on the Schuylkill River Trail. Join us to officially dedicate this stunning connection.

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

September 29, 2018 | 9:00am - 1:00pm

Ride for the River Public · Hosted by Schuylkill River Trail

Celebrate the Schuylkill River Trail with bikes, beer and live music! Ride from Pottstown to Reading OR from Pottstown to Union Township and back along the Schuylkill River Trail, then kick back and relax at the Sly Fox Brewery's annual Can Jam Festival featuring great food, Sly Fox beer and eight hours of live music. All proceeds benefit the Schuylkill River Trail. All riders receive voucher for free food and one free beer! Fully stocked rest stops! Ride support! Complimentary pre-ride bike safety checks! Well marked route!

September 30, 2018 | 7:30am - 6:00pm


Are you up for the Walnut2Walnut River Challenge? Paddle or row down the Schuylkill River and up the Delaware for a scenic trip around Philadelphia's peninsula. The excursion begins at Schuylkill Banks and ends at Independence Seaport Museum's boat basin.

The challenge course offers spectacular views of the city, while traveling almost fifteen miles along both rivers. The Walnut2Walnut River Challenge is suitable for all skill levels, so whether you are an experienced rower or looking for a new way to get in touch with Philadelphia’s waterways, this event is for you!

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