The Bucks County Audubon Society will hold its annual Earth Day Festival on Saturday April 22nd at the Audubon Society Visitor Center from 11:00am-4:00pm. There will be vendors, exhibits, demonstrations, presentations, hikes around their beautiful property, activities, crafts, live animals, and so much more during this exciting event. Admission in FREE. Click their link above for more information.
Earth Day Activity Schedule:
11am – Doors Open!
11:15 – Bug Hunt (1hr), Bird Blind Walk (45 min), Creek Exploration (45 min)
11:30- Little B Natural Organics Presentation (30 min)
12pm – Nina’s Waffles!!! (2 hrs)
12:15 – Eeyore House Building (45 min)
1:30 – Heritage Conservancy Property Tour (45 min)
1:45pm – Creek Exploration (45 min)
2:30pm – Tree Planting Demonstration for 4 groups. First come, first serve! (45 min)
3pm – Pond Bird Walk (45min), Bug Hunt (1hr)
Two-time Emmy Winner Sally Struthers and Tony Nominee Erin Dilly lead the cast in Bucks County Playhouse’s premiere production of “Clue: On Stage,” starting May 2.
Directed by Hunter Foster, the new comedy is adapted from the cult classic film and based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn, with additional material by Eric Price and Foster.SEE NEW HOPE FREE PRESS for full article!
We ask everyone to follow the link to vote for New Hope in USA Today's Favorite Small Town in the Northeast Readers Choice Contest! We just received an email from USA Today, and as of this post, New Hope is NUMBER 2! We need your support. Log on and vote today. Voting ends on April 24th. Please share this with your friends so they can vote as well! Thanks for your support!
Philly-area antique malls: Where you can get taxidermy and mid-century modern coffee table all in one place
New Hope has always been known as a great place to hunt for antiques. Here is a great article highlighting a few of our establishments, including chamber members New Hope Antiques Center and sister location in Lambertvile the People’s Store! For Full article see Philly.com.
As reported by the New Hope Free Press, some exciting changes happening at The Rodeway Inn. A rebranding to Clarion, major room renovations, a new chef, and the homecoming of The Rrazz Room. For full article see New Hope Free Press.
New Hope's own WEEN will hit the road this summer! Pre-sale for the dates go on sale tomorrow, February 28th at 10:00am... (use special code: mollusk). Tickets for the general public go on sale Friday March 3rd, at 10:00am. GO TO http://ween.shop.ticketstoday.com/calendar.aspx to order tickets.
‘My Son The Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy’ Schleps Its Way Onto Bucks County Playhouse Stage In MarchWaiting tables while struggling through one’s early career is nothing unique to acting or being Jewish. But Brad Zimmerman’s ‘My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy’ is the universal story of one person’s struggle ... See NEW HOPE FREE PRESS for article!
The nine wineries of the Bucks County Wine Trail will hold its annual Holiday Celebration on Dec. 10 and Dec. 11. Guests can experience the wineries decorated for the holidays while enjoying delicious spiced wine tastings, sampling Christmas cookies and artisanal cheeses and relaxing with the sounds of live music.
During the Holiday Celebration, visitors can also get a jump start on holiday shopping with special discount pricing, wine gift packs, gift baskets and unique wine accessories.
Here’s a look at some of the weekend’s highlights:
A CHRISTMAS CAROL AND A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS SET FOR DECEMBER RUN WITH WINTER CLOTHING DRIVE TO BENEFIT FISHERMAN'S MARK OF LAMBERTVILLE, NJ
Curtain Up Productions and the Downtown Performing Arts Center of Lambertville, NJ are ready to ring in the holiday season with the annual return of two special productions: A Christmas Carol and A Charlie Brown Christmas. Both shows, set to run from Friday, December 16 through Sunday, December 18, will be performed at the South Hunterdon Regional High School Theatre located at 301 Mount Airy-Harbourton Road in Lambertville, New Jersey.
A Christmas Carol will be performed on Friday, December 16 at 7:30, Saturday, December 17 at 3 pm and 7:30 pm and Sunday, December 18 at 3 pm. Tickets are $18.00 for adults, $13.00 for children (12 and under) and seniors. Special rates are available for groups of 12 or more. Tickets can be purchased online at www.downtownpac.com.
This season's production will include a first. On Sunday, December 18, A Christmas Carol will be ASL-interpreted for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Prior to each show, audience members are asked to bring new or gently used mittens, hats and scarves that will be donated to Fisherman's Mark in Lambertville, NJ. For over 30 years, Fisherman's Mark has supported low-income individuals and families with programs designed to create a sense of dignity by providing basic needs and the skills necessary to become self-sufficient.
Called by The New York Times "a tonic for adults, and for children a transfixing journey," A Christmas Carol ran for ten years at Madison Square Garden and in 2004, became the basis of an NBC Hallmark Entertainment special starring Kelsey Grammer as Ebenezer Scrooge. But even without starry casts and spectacular trappings, this A Christmas Carol retains its emotional power and pure joy, thanks to the marvelously-told story by Mike Ockrent and Lynn Ahrens, and the Alan Menken and Lynn Ahrens score filled with beautiful melodies and emotional lyrics. In fact, their song "A Place Called Home" has become a holiday standard.
Since 2010, the Downtown Performing Arts Center and Curtain Up Productions have made A Christmas Carol a holiday staple featuring several actors who return annually to perform in the production. Lambertville resident David Whiteman reprises the role of Ebenezer Scrooge, a part he first played in 2010. David has performed extensively on Pennsylvania and New Jersey stages and appeared this past summer in numerous productions at the Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre. Louis Palena will again play Bob Cratchit. Louis has entertained audiences on both sides of the Delaware River for almost two decades and has been the Artistic Director for the Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre. The cast of A Christmas Carol also includes Jill Palena who returns as the Ghost of Christmas Past, Michael Moeller as the Ghost of Christmas Present and Damian Bartolacci who will once again play Jacob Marley along with many performers from the Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre.
In addition to A Christmas Carol, A Charlie Brown Christmas returns for two special performances on Saturday, December 17 at 11 am and 1 pm. Tickets are $6 for children and adults and available on the day of the performance prior to each show.
Based on the holiday television special and featuring Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang, A Charlie Brown Christmas touches on the commercialization of Christmas and serves to remind audiences of the true meaning of the season.
A Christmas Carol and A Charlie Brown Christmas presented by Curtain Up Productions and the Downtown Performing Arts Center and winter clothing drive to benefit Fisherman's Mark in Lambertville, NJ will take place on Friday, December 16 through Sunday, December 18 at the South Hunterdon Regional High School Theatre located at 301 Mount Airy-Harbourton Rd. in Lambertville, New Jersey. Reserved seating for A Christmas Carol may be purchased in advance online at www.downtownpac.com. Tickets for both productions will also be available at the door prior to each performance.
ACC-1: The cast of A Christmas Carol presented by the Downtown Performing Arts Center and Curtain Up Productions returns to Lambertville, NJ in December. photo by CHRIS GREEN
ACC-2: David Whiteman as Ebenezer Scrooge and Jill Palena as the Ghost of Christmas Past in A Christmas Carol. photo by CHRIS GREEN
We've enjoyed tremendous growth in the last two months, with new members from all over the Greater New Hope area. We'd like to introduce you to our newest members!
Hotel du Village • hotelduvillage.com
New Hope Celebrates • newhopecelebrates.com
Left Bank Home • Peddler's Village • www.leftbankhome.net
The Mansion and Royal T's at the Mansion • themansioninnnewhope.com
What's in Name/ Village Name Store • Peddler's Village • www.villagenamestore.com
Design Pretty • www.designpretty.com
Skip's Candy Corner • Peddler's Village • www.skipscandycorner.com
Bucks County Home Management • www.buckscountyhomemanage.com
Zero Café Ice Cream & Tea House • www.zeropluspa.com
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