Calendar

May
21
Sat
Tremendous Trees! [email registration required] @ Glen Providence Park - main entrance
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Registration by email is required. Limit of 12 children. Please RSVP to FriendsoftheGlen [at] gmail [dot] com. 

They are all around us and seem to stand so still or maybe just sway in the breeze, but have you ever wondered what trees actually do?  Please join Friends of Glen Providence for a story about just one of trees’ important jobs. Then, let’s explore with our young naturalists to discover some of the work trees do for our world and share what we’ve found. Our Tremendous Trees never stop! 

The walk will be led by Julie Smith, a naturalist with a background in environmental geology – it is the second of four in a new Seasonal Children’s Series!

 

LOGISTICS:

  • Free!
  • Recommended for ages 4-8, but children of all ages are welcome (accompanied by an adult)
  • Registration limit of 12 children — registration by email is required
  • Meet at 10:30am at the park’s main entrance — use 525 West State Street, Media for Google Maps
  • Estimated time: 45 minutes to 1 hour
  • Rain date Sunday, May 22 – if the weather is iffy, we will email registered participants that morning whether we will us the rain date.

 

Jun
4
Sat
Arts in the Park: Blackbird Society Orchestra! @ Glen Providence Park - main entrance
Jun 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Save the date for the first of four performances in our 2022 Arts in the Park… Roaring 20s Jazz with Blackbird Society Orchestra! The Roaring 2020s are celebrated with the authentic sounds of Blackbird Society Orchestra with its unique style of early jazz, blues, swing, and popular music.

Rain date Sunday, June 5*
Free & family-friendly 

Bring a blanket or chair, and relax on the lawn by the historical stage for a late afternoon concert. After the performance, head into Media for dinner and shopping, just two blocks away on State Street!

Thank you to our concert sponsors, Shere-E-Punjab Indian Restaurant, Media Recreation Boardand West End Flats, and to Delaware County Parks & Recreation.

This summer’s Arts in the Park was made possible by funding from Program Stream, a grant initiative of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts that is regionally administered by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance.

*If the weather is questionable, we will post on Facebook and on our website by 2:00 Saturday whether we will use our Sunday rain date.

For full details & logistics, see our 2022 Arts in the Park announcement

 

 

Other performances in Friends of Glen Providence Park’s 2022 Arts in the Park:

  • Nothin’ But Voice with A Cappella Pops on Saturday, July 16
  • Melodic Beatlesque Pop with Jim Boggia on Saturday, August 13
  • Old-Timey Modern Bluegrass with The Cheddar Boys on Saturday, September 10
Jul
16
Sat
Arts in the Park: A Cappella Pops! @ Glen Providence Park - main entrance
Jul 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Save the date for the second of four performances in our 2022 Arts in the Park… Nothin’ But Voice with A Cappella Pops! They’re a high-energy, mixed-voice a cappella group of 20 singers who perform music from a variety of genres, including jazz, gospel, contemporary, and show tunes.

Rain date Sunday, July 17*
Free & family-friendly 

Bring a blanket or chair, and relax on the lawn by the historical stage for a late afternoon concert. After the performance, head into Media for dinner and shopping, just two blocks away on State Street!

Thank you to our concert sponsors, Seven Stones Gallery, Media Recreation Boardand West End Flats, and to Delaware County Parks & Recreation.

This summer’s Arts in the Park was made possible by funding from Program Stream, a grant initiative of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts that is regionally administered by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance.

*If the weather is questionable, we will post on Facebook and on our website by 2:00 Saturday whether we will use our Sunday rain date.

For full details & logistics, see our 2022 Arts in the Park announcement

 

 

Other performances in Friends of Glen Providence Park’s 2022 Arts in the Park:

  • Roaring 20s Jazz with Blackbird Society Orchestra on Saturday, June 4
  • Melodic Beatlesque Pop with Jim Boggia on Saturday, August 13
  • Old-Timey Modern Bluegrass with The Cheddar Boys on Saturday, September 10

 

Aug
13
Sat
Arts in the Park: Jim Boggia! @ Glen Providence Park - main entrance
Aug 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Save the date for the third of four performances in our 2022 Arts in the Park… Melodic Beatlesque Pop with Jim Boggia! An accomplished singer-songwriter and guitarist, his sonically intelligent retro-pop manifesto informs three studio albums – and he’s worked with a startling array of artists. Oh, and he plays a mean ukulele.

Rain date Sunday, August 14*
Free & family-friendly 

Bring a blanket or chair, and relax on the lawn by the historical stage for a late afternoon concert. After the performance, head into Media for dinner and shopping, just two blocks away on State Street!

Thank you to our concert sponsors, Dos Gringos, Media Recreation Boardand West End Flats, and to Delaware County Parks & Recreation.

This summer’s Arts in the Park was made possible by funding from Program Stream, a grant initiative of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts that is regionally administered by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance.

*If the weather is questionable, we will post on Facebook and on our website by 2:00 Saturday whether we will use our Sunday rain date.

For full details & logistics, see our 2022 Arts in the Park announcement

 

 

Other performances in Friends of Glen Providence Park’s 2022 Arts in the Park:

  • Roaring 20s Jazz with Blackbird Society Orchestra on Saturday, June 4
  • Nothin’ But Voice with A Cappella Pops on Saturday, July 16
  • Old-Timey Modern Bluegrass with The Cheddar Boys on Saturday, September 10
Sep
10
Sat
Arts in the Park: The Cheddar Boys! @ Glen Providence Park - main entrance
Sep 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Save the date for the final of four performances in our 2022 Arts in the Park… Old-Timey Modern Bluegrass with The Cheddar Boys! They’re an old-time string band with a modern flair. Blending on-point musicianship with delightful stage banter, it won’t be hard for you to smile and tap your foot to the beat!  

Rain date Sunday, September 11*
Free & family-friendly 

Bring a blanket or chair, and relax on the lawn by the historical stage for a late afternoon concert. After the performance, head into Media for dinner and shopping, just two blocks away on State Street!

Thank you to our concert sponsors, Sterling PigMedia Recreation Boardand West End Flats, and to Delaware County Parks & Recreation.

This summer’s Arts in the Park was made possible by funding from Program Stream, a grant initiative of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts that is regionally administered by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance.

*If the weather is questionable, we will post on Facebook and on our website by 2:00 Saturday whether we will use our Sunday rain date.

For full details & logistics, see our 2022 Arts in the Park announcement

 

 

 

Other performances in Friends of Glen Providence Park’s 2022 Arts in the Park:

  • Roaring 20s Jazz with Blackbird Society Orchestra on Saturday, June 4
  • Nothin’ But Voice with A Cappella Pops on Saturday, July 16
  • Melodic Beatlesque Pop with Jim Boggia on Saturday, August 13
Oct
1
Sat
National Public Lands Day [email registration required] @ Glen Providence Park - entrance TBA
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Rain date Sunday, October 2. Park entrance TBA.

Registration by email is required. Please RSVP to FriendsoftheGlen [at] gmail [dot] com. Covid protocols will be followed.  

Save the date for National Public Lands Day! Details to be determined, but Friends of Glen Providence Park will again work on maintenance of the more than 200 native trees and shrubs we have planted since 2012, and plant additional native trees and shrubs in the glen. This is our 11th year of planting projects, working to improve wildlife habitat, reduce erosion, and beautify the park! 

Our planting day is one of our most popular and fun events! We are incredibly grateful to Delaware County Parks & Recreation for providing funds for this project, and to the Delaware County Conservation District for the use of its Conservation Planting Trailer and supplies.

 

Volunteering details:

We will update this description as we identify other relevant details for volunteers. 

Estimated time: 9:00am-12:00pm

Activities will include:

  • maintenance of deer fencing including repair, replacement, and/or removal
  • weeding around native trees and shrubs
  • removal of invasive plants
  • digging holes for new trees and shrubs
  • spreading woodchips
  • installing deer protection around trees and shrubs
  • watering
  • Of course, we also welcome anyone who wants to participate by picking up trash along the trails and stream!

More logistics:

  • For planning purposes, registration by email is required. Please RSVP to FriendsoftheGlen [at] gmail [dot] com. 
  • We will provide the equipment, including shovels, spades, rakes, and wheelbarrows – but if you have favorite tools, feel free to bring them!
  • We highly recommend long pants and long sleeves. 
  • Bring work gloves if you have them.

Rain plan:
Our rain date is Sunday, October 2 at 9:00 am. If the weather is not clear, we will email registered volunteers by 8:30 am Saturday advising whether we will use the rain date.

Thank you, we hope to see you on National Public Lands Day!

 

Nov
5
Sat
Fall Nature Walk [email registration required] @ Glen Providence Park - main entrance
Nov 5 all-day

Join us for a late fall nature walk in Glen Providence Park! We’ll be led by Kayla Kehres, a Forester with the PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources. Kayla is a wealth of knowledge – see the park through a trained eye, in one of the glen’s most beautiful months!

Time & location TBA 

 

LOGISTICS:

  • Strict attendance limit of 12 people – please register by emailing FriendsoftheGlen [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Estimated distance: 1-1.5 miles
  • Estimated time: 2 hours
  • Free!
  • Be prepared for steep hills, and uneven (possibly wet) terrain: wear your hiking shoes, bring a hiking pole if you use one… and of course binoculars and your favorite bird field guide or app!
  • * Walk is rain or shine, but if the weather is miserable – or in the event of high winds – we’ll email registered participants that day whether we’ll need to cancel.

 

Dec
17
Sat
Christmas Bird County [email registration required] @ Glen Providence Park - 3rd & West entrance
Dec 17 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Registration by email is required. Limit of 10 people. Please RSVP to FriendsoftheGlen [at] gmail [dot] com. Covid protocols will be followed.  

Join Friends of Glen Providence Park in our 12th year participating in the Christmas Bird Count, the world’s longest-running Citizen Science survey! In this early-winter bird census, thousands of volunteers across the US, Canada, and many countries go out over a 24-hour period to count birds. Researchers and conservation biologists use the data to study the long-term health and status of bird populations.

Rain, snow, or shine*
Slow down for a morning and take a break from the holiday rush!

LOGISTICS:
— Please note the location – we will meet at the 3rd & West Street park entrance
— *Rain, snow, or shine – but in the event of high winds, we will email registered participants that morning whether we will meet.
— Be prepared for steep hills and rugged, possibly muddy and/or icy terrain
— Of course, bring your binoculars and bird guides!

Friends of Glen Providence Park will submit our results to the CBC Compiler for Delaware County. 

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