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You are viewing 9 events for 16 April 2016

Save the Date: Opening Weekend for the Circuit Trails!

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Join Us to Celebrate Opening Weekend for the Circuit Trails! We’ll Unveil a Whole New Look!

Friday, April 15 at 11:00am, Race Street Pier

April 16 & 17: Weekend of Events to Follow Across the Region to Celebrate the Beginning of Trail Season on the Circuit Trails

2016 Run for Clean Air

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2016 Run for Clean Air

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Hosted by Clean Air Council

  • 10K Run : A new and exciting longer distance Run
  • 5K Run: A flat, fast, scenic course along MLK Drive 
  • 3K Walk: A fun and spirited stroll to celebrate Earth Day
  • Kids Fun Run: A 1/2 mile fun run for ages 6 - 12 and 250 yard dash for ages 5 & under

Celebrate Earth Day at the Run for Clean Air 

For the past 35 years, Clean Air Council has held the Run for Clean Air in Philadelphia to celebrate Earth Day. The Run for Clean Air is one of the region’s longest-running charity races and its largest Earth Day event. It has grown to 2,500 registrants, become a certified green event, and in 2015 added 10K distance. Located on the beautiful banks of the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, the Run is a celebration of sustainable and healthy neighborhoods, clean air, and improvements in the region’s overall environmental health. Year after year, sponsors, volunteers, runners, walkers, and their families choose to celebrate Earth Day with Clean Air Council. 


National Opening Day of Trails - Chester Valley Trail

The Transportation Management Association of Chester County, Friends of the Chester Valley Trail, Bike Chester County, and Chester County Facilities and Parks are hosting a celebration for the National Opening Day of Trails.  Join them along the Chester Valley Trail for fun events like nature walks, health walks, informational mini-sessions on the trail, and more!

Full Details: under events calendar

Volunteer in Camden

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Join the NJ Tree Foundation, Urban Promise Ministries, and N. 36th Street neighbors as they dig holes, plant trees, and lay mulch along this residential on-street portion of the Circuit Trail. Volunteers will be planting 30 large trees to beautify the community while also providing cleaner air and water along the trail. Tools, gloves, water, and refreshments will be provided. Space is limited and volunteers must register in advance by contacting Jessica Franzini at .

Full Details:

Delaware Gardens Community Day

Join UrbanPromise and partners for the Delaware Gardens Community day!  Participate in tree-planting with the New Jersey Tree Foundation, a community flea market by either buying or selling goods, or bring your bike for minor repairs or maintenance from the Rails to Trails Conservancy pop-up bike clinic.  Lunch will be provided at noon for all participants.   

Clean Up Hugh Moore Park!

Celebrate Earth Day, National Volunteer Month and Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Opening Day for Trails by giving back to the D&L! Come out to help D&L clean up Hugh Moore Park, home of their office and a trailhead on the 165-mile D&L Trail.

Volunteers will meet in the main parking lot in Hugh Moore Park at 9 a.m. to break into groups for various activities including litter clean-up along Lehigh Drive, installing safety signs along the trail, clearing branches, planting flowers and more. All volunteers are welcome, even if you can only participate for part of the three hours. Please wear appropriate clothing – long pants and long sleeve shirts are best. A free lunch will be provided at noon for volunteers. Afterward, L.L. Bean Center Valley and the D&L Staff will lead a guided bike ride on the D&L Trail begining at 1 p.m. 

Full Details: Visit the D&L Trail website.

Join our inspirational Phoenixville healthcare professionals!

Join inspirational Phoenixville healthcare professionals for a brief, brisk walk on the beautiful Schuylkill River Trail. Dr. Smith will give a brief 10 minute overview on the importance of keeping our bodies healthy through exercise and then take a 45 minute walk with the group on the trail. Get your healthcare questions answered in an informal setting, while connecting with the great outdoors. Walkers will meet at the covered bridge next to the Phoenixville Foundry. Parking will be available at the municipal lot next to the Farmer’s Market. In case of inclement weather, the walk will be cancelled.

Explore the Circuit: Barnes to Barnes, via Manayunk

Join Bicycle Coalition staff and members for a Saturday afternoon educational ride from the "new" Barnes-Parkway, past the Barnes-Merion, then continue to the Cynwyd Heritage Trail, the Manayunk Bridge, and return to the Parkway along the Schuylkill River. This ride includes some on-road riding, and some elevation as it climbs up near the Belmont Plateau. (This is compensated by a glorious downhill glide along the Cynwyd Trail.) In total, this ride is 18 miles, roundtrip. 

Full Details: To register, please visit the Bicycle Coalition website.

Celebration of Daffodils at Bartram’s Garden with Sara L. Van Beck

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Sara L. Van Beck, author of Daffodils in American Gardens, 1733-1940, visits Bartram’s Garden to tell the fascinating story of the genus Narcissus and its journey from the Mediterranean basin to the gardens of historic Philadelphia. The talk will be followed by a Bartram’s Bitters cocktail reception and book-signing along with curator’s tours of the Bartram’s daffodil collection—living relics of bulbs brought to Bartram’s Garden centuries ago, blooming in the same place year after year.


2:30 pm – 4:00 pm


4:00 pm – 6:00


Bartram’s Garden Members: $35, or $70 with a pre-ordered copy of Daffodils in American Gardens, 1733-1940

Non-Members: $45, or $80 with a pre-ordered copy of Daffodils in American Gardens, 1733-1940


Bartram’s Garden

5400 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia, 19143 United States