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Aug
7
Sat
Arts in the Park: Kossler Duo! @ Glen Providence Park - main entrance
Aug 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Save the date for the third of four performances in our 2021 Arts in the Park… Classical Guitar with the Kossler Duo! With flawless virtuosity and sincere musicianship, classical guitarist brothers Adam and John Kossler perform works from Baroque to Bluegrass.
 

Rain date Sunday, August 8*
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, including COVID protocols, see our 2021 Arts in the Park announcement

 

Other performances in Friends of Glen Providence Park’s 2021 Arts in the Park:

  • Soul & Jazz Pop Fusion with Danie Ocean on June 26
  • Rhythm & Soul with Paul Downie & Friends on July 10
  • African Folkloric Performance Art with Malidelphia on September 11

 

Kossler Duo

Sep
11
Sat
Arts in the Park: Malidelphia! @ Glen Providence Park - main entrance
Sep 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Save the date for the final of four performances in our 2021 Arts in the Park… with Malidelphia! Malidelphia is a folkloric performance-art ensemble that serves to create a bridge between African immigrant and African-American communities through traditional and contemporary songs, dance, music, masquerade, and folklore. 
 

Rain date Sunday, September 12*
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, including COVID protocols, see our 2021 Arts in the Park announcement

 

Other performances in Friends of Glen Providence Park’s 2021 Arts in the Park:

  • Soul & Jazz Pop Fusion with Danie Ocean on June 26
  • Rhythm & Soul with Paul Downie & Friends on July 10
  • Charming & Virtuosic Classical Guitar with the Kossler Duo on August 7

 

Malidelphia

Oct
2
Sat
National Public Lands Day plantings [email registration required]
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Rain date Sunday, October 3. Meeting location TBD.

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, Friends of Glen Providence Park will again plant native trees and shrubs in the glen. This is our 1oth 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:

  • digging holes for the 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:

  • We will provide the equipment, including shovels, spades, rakes, and wheelbarrows – but if you have favorite tools, feel free to bring them!
  • Bring work gloves if you have them.

Rain plan:
Our rain date is Sunday, October 3 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!

 

Some of our 2019 National Public Lands Day planting volunteers

Nov
26
Fri
Green Friday Walk [email registration required]
Nov 26 all-day

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

SAVE THE DATE: After a day of feasting, family, or whatever Thanksgiving traditions you observe, come join us for a simple, refreshing walk to fill up on nature’s rejuvenating power. No purchase necessary! Led by Aura Lester and Holly Hoffmann. #optoutside

Geared towards families, but open to all.

Snow, drizzle, or shine

LOGISTICS:

  • Free!
  • Meeting time and location TBD.
  • Be prepared for stream crossings, steep hills, and uneven (possibly icy or muddy) terrain: wear sturdy walking shoes, bring a hiking pole if you use one, and you never know when you’ll want binoculars!
  • *Rain, snow, or shine – but in the event of high winds, we will post on Facebook and our website that morning whether we will meet.

 

Dec
18
Sat
Christmas Bird Count [email registration required] @ Glen Providence Park - 3rd & West entrance
Dec 18 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

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

 

SAVE THE DATE: 

Join Friends of Glen Providence Park in our 11th 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 post on Facebook and our website 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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