9 hours ago

Timeless, Longstanding, Fiscally Sound : Thes...

Timeless, Longstanding, Fiscally Sound : These are the aims of Morris Arboretum's Ever Green campaign: to sustain and grow the Arboretum as a premier public garden and as a center for botanical and horticultural research in Greater Philadelphia and beyond. To learn more about our Ever Green campaign and to contribute a gift, go to: https://powerofpenn.upenn.edu/school-and-center/morris-arboretum/. #PowerOfPenn

    Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
    Timeless, Longstanding, Fiscally Sound : These are the aims of Morris Arboretum's Ever Green campaign: to sustain and grow the Arboretum as a premier public garden and as a center for botanical and...
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14 hours ago

Roxborough PA added 2 new photos.

Head to Tavern on Ridge on Saturday, May 5th from 7-10 PM for Cinco de Mayo Night, benefiting Friends of Gorgas Park! Enjoy raffles, drink specials, live music and make your own tacos. Tickets are going fast, pick yours up today at the Roxborough Development Corporation office for $25!

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15 hours ago

Using traditional tools and safe, modern prac...

Using traditional tools and safe, modern practices, we will explore the craft of green woodworking by making a simple stool. Wednesday sessions start on May 16th! Each student will split out legs and a seat, and will have the opportunity to hew, shave, bore, and plane the parts, and assemble a three-legged stool. Register Here: https://online.morrisarboretum.org/page.aspx?pid=362

    Creative Expressions Classes - Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
    https://online.morrisarboretum.org

18 hours ago

In March our 6th Annual Hoops Madness Basketb...

In March our 6th Annual Hoops Madness Basketball Tournament brought over 250 kids and adults to Chestnut Hill to enjoy a day of competition and fun. There were prizes, teamwork, and dedicated volunteers who helped organize and referee the games. This fun, family event is a community favorite and your support makes it possible! Please make your contribution before our annual appeal ends April 30. There is still time to give. The Chestnut Hill Community Association, a 501(c)3, works on your behalf in this special place. Please join your friends and neighbors and donate to the Annual Appeal to help us continue our good work in the community for another 70 years. https://www.chestnuthill.org/donate.php

    Chestnut Hill Community Association
    In March our 6th Annual Hoops Madness Basketball Tournament brought over 250 kids and adults to Chestnut Hill to enjoy a day of competition and fun. There were prizes, teamwork, and dedicated...
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18 hours ago

Aqua Stretch and Strength tonight at 7:30pm i...

Aqua Stretch and Strength tonight at 7:30pm is canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience! Try out a land class like Zumba at 7:30pm in Studio A.

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34 hours ago

We had such a great time on Saturday celebrat...

We had such a great time on Saturday celebrating Art Is Life with you all! A special thank you goes to our sponsors and supporters, Philadelphia Folksong Society, Philadelphia Woodworks, PHS : Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and 101.1 More FM Philly. Relive the excitement by watching the official Art Is Life re-cap video today!

    2018 Arts is Life Re-cap Video
    On Saturday, April 21st, Roxborough celebrated Art Is Life, a spring street festival that showcases the way art enters our everyday lives. It was a day filled with creative energy and art of just about every kind.
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34 hours ago

Find out WHAT'S IN BLOOM in April and where t...

Find out WHAT'S IN BLOOM in April and where the blooms can be found in the gardern. http://bit.ly/April_InBloom

    Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania | What's in Bloom
    Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is a historic public garden and educational institution. It promotes an understanding of the relationship between plants, people and place through programs that integrate science, art and the humanities. Learn More
    http://www.morrisarboretum.org

36 hours ago

Tonight's 6pm TABATA class will run as Combat...

Tonight's 6pm TABATA class will run as Combat with Nicole!

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37 hours ago

FOW is Hiring- Seasonal Field Coordinator

Friends of the Wissahickon is hiring for the following seasonal position.  Applications are being accepted and considered on a rolling basis.  Please visit the Idealist posting for a detailed job description and application details.

    FOW is Hiring- Seasonal Field Coordinator - Friends of Wissahickon
    Friends of the Wissahickon is hiring for the following seasonal position. Applications are being accepted and considered on a rolling basis. Please visit the Idealist posting for a detailed job description and application details. Position Description: Seasonal Field Coordinator Temporary/Part Time: May 29 - December 22, 2018 Schedule: 30 hours Tuesdays - Saturdays Salary: $20/hr ...
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39 hours ago

How to Report a Problem w/ Textizen

With an office of only 11 full time staff members, FOW relies on the public to report issues they observe in the park in order to address them in a timely manner, and ensure the preservation of Wissahickon Valley Park for generations to come. These problems can range from not urgent (for example, a fallen tree blocking a trail) to emergency situations (someone is hurt in the park). All emergency situations should be reported to 911 first and foremost, but to quickly and efficiently alert our staff to a non-emergency issue, park visitors can use our Report a Problem text system.

    How to Report a Problem w/ Textizen - Friends of Wissahickon
    With an office of only 11 full time staff members, FOW relies on the public to report issues they observe in the park in order to address them in a timely manner, and ensure the preservation of Wissahickon Valley Park for generations to come. These problems can range from not urgent (for example, a fallen ...
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40 hours ago

Got Penn Card? Just 13 miles from the Penn Ca...

Got Penn Card? Just 13 miles from the Penn Campus, Morris Arboretum is accessible by car, bike, and public transportation. Admission is free with your PennCard. Come and spend the day with us!

    Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania | Penn Students
    Walk to 30th Street Station. Take Chestnut Hill West Line Train towards Chestnut Hill West (31 mins, 10 stops). Walk to Germantown Avenue & Bethlehem Pike (1 minute). Wait for "L" bus toward Plymouth Meeting or Plymouth Meeting Mall. Bus MUST say "Plymouth Meeting" or it won't pass close enough to the Arboretum.
    http://www.morrisarboretum.org

2 days ago

Zumba Gold tomorrow at 11:05 a.m. will run as...

Zumba Gold tomorrow at 11:05 a.m. will run as one full hour of stretch and balance with Mike!

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2 days ago

Vibrance and energy shimmer on the canvas of ...

Vibrance and energy shimmer on the canvas of the impressionist painter. Learn how to develop your own personal intuitive style of painting while out in the breathtaking gardens of Morris Arboretum. This class will take place at 12noon on Sunday, May 6th. Register Here: https://online.morrisarboretum.org/page.aspx?pid=362

    Creative Expressions Classes - Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
    https://online.morrisarboretum.org

2 days ago

Thanks for stopping by today FOX 29, our Seni...

Thanks for stopping by today FOX 29, our Seniors impress us everyday!

    Old City Dancers stop by Good Day
    Watch the latest video reports from FOX 29 News in Philadelphia.
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2 days ago

Roxborough PA added 88 new photos.

On Saturday, April 21st, Roxborough celebrated Art Is Life, a spring street festival that showcases the way art enters our everyday lives. It was a day filled with creative energy and art of just about every kind. Thank you to all who came out and enjoyed the festival! We'd also like to thank our dedicated team of volunteers, who gave their time and efforts to help make Art Is Life a successful event. Photography by Christy McMahon

    Roxborough PA
    On Saturday, April 21st, Roxborough celebrated Art Is Life, a spring street festival that showcases the way art enters our everyday lives. It was a day filled with creative energy and art of just...
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2 days ago

Combine your favorite things, nature and exer...

Combine your favorite things, nature and exercise! Head out to Camp Speers on May 19th for a 5K around camp! This is a great way to experience Camp Speers before summer! Follow the link for more information http://bit.ly/2Hi65m4

    Taking Our Shot at Inspiring Hope
    As we begin 2018, we look forward to a new year of raising funds to rename Type 1 Diabetes to Type None.
    https://www.racemenu.com

2 days ago

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsyl...

ON THE BLOG: "One man's quest to cultivate iconic southern trees in Philadelphia", contributed by Sarah Kennedy. Read here: http://bit.ly/southernliveoaks.

    Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
    Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania added 230 new photos.
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2 days ago

Cherry Blossoms 🌸 + Bride & Groom 👰🏼🤵🏼= Weddi...

Cherry Blossoms 🌸 + Bride & Groom 👰🏼🤵🏼= Wedding Photo Perfection 👌🏻 • #Repost Valorie Kelley Studios ・・・ The most magical cherry blossom in all the land! 😍❤ . Congratulations Ben and Kate🍾

    Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
    Cherry Blossoms 🌸 + Bride & Groom 👰🏼🤵🏼= Wedding Photo Perfection 👌🏻 * #Repost Valorie Kelley Studios ・・・ The most magical cherry blossom in all the land! 😍❤ . Congratulations Ben and Kate🍾
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3 days ago

Chestnut Hill Community Association added 3 n...

Sneak Peek: Explore extraordinary houses at our Great Houses Tour on May 20! Exquisite wallpaper, beautiful woodwork, and great architecture await you! Thank you to our sponsors like Digital Sponsor- Main Line Kitchen Design, who make this tour possible! https://chestnuthillcommunity.ticketleap.com/greathousestour/ https://www.mainlinekitchendesign.com/ #CHGreatHousesTour

    Chestnut Hill Community Association
    Chestnut Hill Community Association added a new photo.
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3 days ago

Wilderness and exploration are calling this s...

Wilderness and exploration are calling this summer! Register your children now for a summer they won't forget at @CampSpeers overnight camp! Register at campspeersymca.org

    Roxborough YMCA
    Wilderness and exploration are calling this summer! Register your children now for a summer they won't forget at @CampSpeers overnight camp! Register at campspeersymca.org
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3 days ago

ON THE BLOG: "Spotted Lanternfly", contribute...

ON THE BLOG: "Spotted Lanternfly", contributed by: Eric A. Moore, M.S., Martha S. Miller & Rusty Miller Endowed Urban Forestry Intern at Morris Arboretum http://bit.ly/spttdlanternfly.

    Spotted Lanternfly
    Morris Arboretum Blogs
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4 days ago

8am aquacize on Monday morning is canceled. W...

8am aquacize on Monday morning is canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience!

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4 days ago

If you haven't done so already, it's time to ...

If you haven't done so already, it's time to register for camp! philaymca.org

    Roxborough YMCA
    If you haven't done so already, it's time to register for camp! philaymca.org
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4 days ago

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsyl...

On The Blog: UNTOLD STORIES OF COMPTON: THE DOCTOR, contributed by Joyce H. Munro, Morris Arboretum Archives Volunteer http://bit.ly/UntoldComptonDoctor

    Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
    Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania added 229 new photos.
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5 days ago

Listen to Paul Meyer and Edward Sibley Barna...

Listen to Paul Meyer and Edward Sibley Barnard talk with Morning Edition host Jennifer Lynn about what constitutes a Philadelphia tree. https://whyy.org/articles/best_trees/

    The Philly tree? Yes, it's a thing - and there's a guide for that.
    A new resource is available to help nature lovers reach a greater understanding of the trees that line streets, parks, and other spaces in Philadelphia and the region. "Philadelphia Trees: A Field Guide to the City and the Surrounding Delaware Valley," published this year by Columbia University Press, is handy for quickly identifying trees as well as pinpointing the best places to see trees unique to Philadelphia.
    https://whyy.org

5 days ago

It's National Parks Week! Find a park near yo...

It's National Parks Week! Find a park near you and get outside and enjoy this beautiful day! http://bit.ly/23f7COH

    Find a Park (U.S. National Park Service)
    Find a national park by selecting from a list or choosing a state on the map.
    https://www.nps.gov

6 days ago

Find out WHAT'S IN BLOOM in April and where t...

Find out WHAT'S IN BLOOM in April and where the blooms can be found in the gardern. http://bit.ly/April_InBloom

    Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania | What's in Bloom
    Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is a historic public garden and educational institution. It promotes an understanding of the relationship between plants, people and place through programs that integrate science, art and the humanities. Learn More
    http://www.morrisarboretum.org

6 days ago

Join us for a three-week session of children'...

Join us for a three-week session of children's yoga. Class begins with a themed story and your little one will learn activities including breathing, movement, focus and relaxation. Come prepared to stretch, and learn some fun poses with your little one! Register Here: https://online.morrisarboretum.org/growingminds,

    Growing Minds at Morris Arboretum - Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
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6 days ago

Ridge Avenue Car Show

Come bring the whole family to the 16th annual Ridge Avenue Car Show Saturday may 12th, 2018 ! Antique, Classic, muscle car and specialty vehicles are on display FREE to the public. Music, DJ, fun stuff for the kids, food vendors and more ! Held annually by the Roxborough Ridge Runners Car Club, a non profit 501k organization that benefits the Park as well as many LOCAL youth organizations such as PAL, the 5th District Children's Christmas Party, the Little...

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Come bring the whole family to the 16th annual Ridge Avenue Car Show Saturday may 12th, 2018 ! Antique, Classic, muscle car and specialty vehicles are on display FREE to the public. Music, DJ, fun stuff for the kids, food vendors and more ! Held annually by the Roxborough Ridge Runners Car Club, a non profit 501k organization that benefits the Park as well as many LOCAL youth organizations such as PAL, the 5th District Children's Christmas Party, the Little Leagues and pee-wee football teams, North Light Food bank, and much more. The Ridge Runners will also gladly accept your donations of canned goods for area food banks. If you would like to enter YOUR antique, classic or special vehicle in the show then email the below address for an application. If you are an area business person that would like to help your neighbors as well as get some AWESOME advertising for as little as $50 you can sponsor some of the award trophies or place an ad in the ad book that will be given away to hundreds of attendees. Deadline is MAY 2nd so email Now !

6 days ago

Join us for Healthy Kids Day tomorrow from 10...

Join us for Healthy Kids Day tomorrow from 10am-1pm on the outdoor field. Kick-off your weekend with this great event!


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Apr 19

8 a.m. Aquacize on Friday, April 20th is canc...

8 a.m. Aquacize on Friday, April 20th is cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Apr 19

Combine your favorite things, nature and exer...

Combine your favorite things, nature and exercise! Head out to Camp Speers on May 19th for a 5K around camp! This is a great way to experience Camp Speers before summer! Follow the link for more information http://bit.ly/2Hi65m4

    Taking Our Shot at Inspiring Hope
    As we begin 2018, we look forward to a new year of raising funds to rename Type 1 Diabetes to Type None.
    https://www.racemenu.com

Apr 19

It's almost time, Summer Camp Staff shirts ar...

It's almost time, Summer Camp Staff shirts are in! Register for Summer Camp and gain a Role Model this summer!


Apr 19

Spring is here! Come see the garden as it awa...

Spring is here! Come see the garden as it awakens from its slumber once again. Plan your visit here: http://bit.ly/MorrisHoursandAdmission.

    Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
    Spring is here! Come see the garden as it awakens from its slumber once again. Plan your visit here: http://bit.ly/MorrisHoursandAdmission.
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Apr 19

‪April showers have magical powers. Come see ...

‪April showers have magical powers. Come see all the #cherryblossoms! 💦☂️🌸‬ ‪•‬ ‪📷: Susan Crane, Morris Arboretum Director of Marketing‬


Apr 19

CHCA Annual Appeal Make the World a Better P...

CHCA Annual Appeal Make the World a Better Place, Start Right Here at Home! Make your contribution before our appeal ends April 30 Imagine Germantown Avenue without Trees! Even in 1948 the Community Association recognized the importance of a green tree-filled business corridor. 70 years later the CHCA and our community partners continue the work to keep Chestnut Hill green and tree-filled—the garden district of Philadelphia! Photo by Peter Gilchrist, courtesy Chestnut Hill Conservancy. https://www.chestnuthill.org/donate.php


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