on Late Night Wednesday, August 3

Morris Arboretum hosts Simon’s Absence on Wednesday, August 3, 6-7:30pm.  This advanced group of North Ridge Music School students perform a lively repertoire of jazz and Latin music, not to be missed!  The band performed for the 2016 Inaugural Ball for Philadelphia Mayor James Kenny at the Convention Center and soloed the 2015 Philadelphia Citizenship Award Ceremony honoring Comcast Co-founder Ralph Roberts and the Sound of Philadelphia songwriter and producer Kenny Gamble.  Free with admission. 

On late night Wednesdays, the garden is open until 8pm.  Stay the evening and watch fireflies light up the sky as you savor your own picnic dinner or purchase supper from the light fare menu at the Compton Café.

The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is located at 100 East Northwestern Avenue in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia.  The 92-acre horticulture display garden features a spectacular collection of mature trees in a beautiful and colorful landscape. The Arboretum includes numerous picturesque spots such as a formal rose garden, historic water features, a swan pond, and the only remaining freestanding fernery in North America. A permanent nationally award winning exhibit, Out on a Limb – a Tree Adventure Exhibit adds to Morris Arboretum’s allure by transporting visitors 50 feet up into the treetops on a canopy walk that requires no climbing.  Open weekdays 10am-4pm and weekends 10am-5pm.  Open late on Wednesdays in June, July, and August until 8:00pm.  For more information, visit www.morrisarboretum.org.


Photo Credit:  Ed Hoftneckt