The Crossing Returns for a Repeat Performance
We are excited to announce that The Crossing will be returning to Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve for a reprise of The Forest, their choral performance that quickly sold out at the Preserve last October, during their Month of Moderns 2021 series. This performance is presented by The Crossing and The Annenberg Center.
We are also excited to share that we have a limited block of tickets reserved specifically for our community. A small number of tickets is available for each of the scheduled time slots, every night of the performance, which will take take place June 3 to 6. This block of reserved tickets are only available through the unique links below. In addition, these tickets are discounted 15% specifically for our community.
These tickets will only be available for a limited time, so get yours today! If you have any difficulty purchasing your tickets, please reach out to the The Annenberg Center Box Office at 215.898.3900 and they will assist you.
To purchase your BHWP Community tickets, please click on one of the following performance dates.
This linear work is experienced via a 1/3-mile self-paced walk through Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve. Entry is timed and the singers and audience are spatially distanced using The Crossing’s Echoes Amplification Kits, which allow an intimate aural performance while observing pandemic-time protocols.
Advanced purchase is required as there will be no on-site sales. No printed tickets will be sent so ticket holders should be prepared to show their email confirmations upon arrival. Audience members should arrive 10 minutes prior to the entry time to check in with the Box Office staff and queue for staggered entry. In order to maintain safe distancing, late arrivals cannot be guaranteed entry.
All attendees are expected to wear a mask and maintain 6-feet social distancing from those not in their immediate party. The experience will last approximately 20 minutes on a 1/3-mile well-worn loop trail that connects back to the entrance, ensuring different audience groups do not cross paths. Comfortable shoes appropriate to hiking or long walks are encouraged. The path cannot safely accommodate personal mobility devices. An additional ½ mile of walking along a paved road is required to return to the parking area. In the case of inclement weather, this event will likely be canceled, and ticket holders will be notified.
Call for Volunteers for the Philadelphia Flower Show
For the first time, Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve will host an exhibit at this year's Philadelphia Flower Show, "Habitat: Nature's Masterpiece." Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has moved its annual Philadelphia Flower Show outdoors to FDR Park from June 4 through June 13—allowing the Preserve to showcase our amazing collection of native plants for sale and on display in our designed exhibit.
We need your help! We are looking for volunteers who enjoy meeting new people, sharing information about the importance of native plants and selling our native plants as a "piece of the Preserve" for visitors to plant in their own gardens.
Volunteers will answer questions about the Preserve and our plants, as well as sell small daily supplies of native plants. Volunteer shifts at the Flower Show site, which is across South Broad Street from the stadium complex in South Philadelphia, will be 3 to 3 1/2 hours long for the run of the show. Additionally, extra hands are needed for: load-in on Tuesday, June 1, to set up the exhibit; water plants on Wednesday and Thursday, June 2 and 3; and load-out on Monday, June 14.
Our volunteers are welcome and encouraged to enjoy the Flower Show before or after their shifts at our booth.
Please click here to view the available Philadelphia Flower Show shifts and sign up. We could use your generous support!