The Awbury Arboretum maintains a full calendar of events in September, from Saturday public hours in their AdventureWoods, “Awbury's natural materials playground- a mixture of structures, paths, and loose materials that invites families to play in nature” and Sunday Fun Days at the Farm, to a Blues Concert Series continuing September 17 with Sidewinder. awbury.org/event/, 6336 Ardleigh St.
Cliveden House, 6401 Germantown Avenue, is open for inside-and outside-tours, by appointment. In addition, they’re offering yoga on the lawn every Saturday and the occasional free croquet game. Masks are required in all indoor spaces. The next croquet sessions are Thursday September 16 and 30 at 5pm. (Equipment supplied for free, or bring your favorite mallet.) cliveden.org
Historic Rittenhouse Town, Lincoln Drive and Wissahickon Avenue, is a collection of colonial mills and houses, and a starting point for many hikes and bikes in the Wissahickon. There’s the Paper Trail Bike Café, where you can get a cappuccino and watch the Instar Apiaries from a safe distance, or get your bike fixed. Every second Saturday of the month there’s a Fermentation Farmers Market, dedicated to “bring people together through fermented culture and to celebrate fermented foods and beverages by featuring local artisans who make and sell items such as sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, mead, coffee, chocolate, bread, beer and beyond.” Vendors usually include such local names as Kismet Bagels, Upper Reach Meadery, East Coast Empanadas, and Fishtown Pickle Project. September 18 there’s the Drink History Beer Garden & Fundraiser, to support preservation of the historic mill buildings. More at rittenhousetown.org