The County of Bucks will close the Stockton Avenue Bridge in New Hope Borough on Tuesday, April 30th, from 8 am to 4 pm, and on Wednesday, May 1st, from 8 am to 2 pm, weather permitting, to repair and pave the asphalt approaches to the County-owned bridge.
Friday Night Fireworks over the Delaware River
Every Friday Night at 9:30PM
May 24 (Memorial Weekend) to August 30 (Labor Day Weekend)
The fireworks displays will occur every Friday evening starting 24th May (Memorial Day weekend) through 31st August (Labor Day weekend) at 9:30 PM and last between 8 and 10 minutes.
Friday Night Fireworks are fun summer events for residents and visitors.
Fireworks launch from about 500 feet south of the New Hope Lambertville Free Bridge, about 500 feet offshore on the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware river. This is strategically located so viewers from both Lambertville and New Hope will be able to see the display. Most of the towns’ river merchants will have a great view of the fireworks, some of which reach 280 ft above the launch site.
If the weather is clear, we will set off the fireworks, so you don’t to contact anyone.
Fireworks will be cancelled for adverse conditions, (i.e., 25 miles per hour), thunderstorms, or lightening. Cancellations are decided by noon of the Friday of the event.
If the weather is threatening, you can call the New Hope Chamber of Commerce at 215-862-9990, or the Bucks County Visitors Center at 215-862-5030 or the Lambertville Chamber of Commerce at 609-397-0055, between noon and 5:00 PM.
Sponsored by: NewHopeChamber.com and Lambertville.org
10th Annual Pride Celebration May 12th – 19th
A fun-filled week in New Hope, Bucks County, PA. and Lambertville, NJ. There is something for everyone. Great LGBT events, the area’s largest parade, block party, vendor fair, theater, arts, history, shopping, charming accommodations, great dining, live music, dancing and much more. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Annual NHC Pride Parade on May 18th
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
Marching from the New Hope High School, down Bridge St.
then proceeding south on Main St. The Parade begins at 12 noon
with special guest hostess Victoria Lace, parade performances
can be seen at the reviewing stand located at the cannon on Ferry St.
and at key spots along the parade route. Additional viewing hot
Karla’s on Mechanic St, John & Peters, Havana and Fran’s Pub on South Main St.
For more information go to www.newhopecelebrates.com
New Hope Film Festival July 12th – 21st
New Hope Film Festival takes place July 6th through July 15th with a total of 81 films from 13 countries with many U.S. and world premieres. The schedule and a description for each film is located online at www.newhopefilmfestival.com at their 2012 Film Guide. Watch previews of some of the films on the New Hope Film Festival blog.
Films will be screened in three venues: New Hope Arts Center, Stephen J. Buck Memorial Theater at New Hope-Solebury High School and The County Theater in Doylestown. Filmmakers from around the country and abroad will attend the screenings. There will be opportunities to meet filmmakers at the question and answer sessions after the films.
About the Festival
New Hope Film Festival was founded by D. F. Whipple, an author, screenwriter, and long-time resident of the New Hope, Bucks County area. Whipple formed New Hope Film Festival with a group of artists who shared his passion for discovering and nurturing independent filmmakers, especially those who’ve been overlooked by established festivals. This includes international films, which the Festival is eager to attract.
What Makes the Festival Different
Every film submitted will be watched with a keen perspective on quality and artistic expression. Our artistic standards are extremely high and neither budget nor name recognition will be a determining factor—the art must shine through. The best films will be selected.
Over the years, New Hope has attracted and been home to many talented producers, screenwriters, actors, playwrights, and performance art enthusiasts. Home of the Bucks County Playhouse, where actors such as Robert Redford, George C. Scott, Helen Hayes, Andrea McArdle and Colleen Dewhurst have graced the stage. The village is centrally located less than an hour from Philadelphia and an hour and a half from New York.
New Hope Automobile Show August 10th – 11th
Sponsored by: New Hope-Solebury Community Association
This 55 year old two day show featuring a different roster of cars each day showcases classic automobiles and motorcycles. Featuring a live band, delicious food and vendor’s, this is a show you must see.
Following the show be sure to visit downtown New Hope to shop, dine and stay overnight in one of our treasured B&B’s!
See you in August!
Admission $5, seniors $3, kids under 12 free, servicemen free
Contact: 215-862-5665 www.newhopeautoshow.com firstname.lastname@example.org
See all of the 2012 winners on the Auto Show’s website!
Might Be Something Big! Might Not”
Two Nights Only At The Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope, PA
Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Tickets On Sale Now!
New Hope, PA – Comedian David Steinberg whom The New York Times called “a comic institution all by himself,” performs for two nights only at the Bucks County Playhouse. Following his recent sold-out shows at the prestigious La Jolla Playhouse, Steinberg will perform two exclusive shows entitled, “David Steinberg: Might Be Something Big! Might Not” in New Hope on Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 7:30 pm. Tickets on sale now! Ticket prices are $36 and $48. To order, visit www.bcptheater.org or call 215.862.2121.
Steinberg is no stranger to the world of comedy. Having appeared more times (140) than any guest other than Bob Hope on Johnny Carson’s “The Tonight Show,” Steinberg went on to enjoy great success as a television producer and director for shows such as “Seinfeld,” “Friends” and most recently “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” He and co-executive producer, Steve Carell are launching season two of their popular Showtime series, “Inside Comedy” which premieres on Monday, February 11, 2013. Steinberg has also won numerous Grammy and Emmy awards and nominations. Visit www.TheDavidSteinberg.com for more information and follow on Twitter @David_Steinberg.
Located 90 minutes from New York City, the Bucks County Playhouse opened in 1939 on the site of a gristmill dating from the late eighteenth century. Ironically, the structure was at that time in danger of demolition; however playwright Moss Hart and the local community rallied to save the building and re-opened it as a theatrical venue, which quickly became one of the country’s most famous regional theaters, with a veritable who’s who of American theatrical royalty including Kim Hunter, Helen Hayes, Kitty Carlisle, Colleen Dewhurst, Shirley Booth, Lillian Gish, June Lockhart, Grace Kelly, Robert Redford, Bert Lahr, Leslie Nielsen and Walter Matthau and remained in continuous operation until December 2010. Thanks to the Bridge Street Foundation, the non-profit family foundation of Kevin and Sherri Daugherty with Tanya Cooper as President, this beloved theatrical landmark was re-opened and celebrated on July 2, 2012, exactly 73 years and day from when it originally opened in 1939. The Bucks County Playhouse is located at 70 South Main Street, New Hope, PA 18938.
David Steinberg Mini Bio
Recently The New York Times has called David Steinberg “a comic institution all by himself.” A legendary comedian, David is now regarded as one of the best and most creative directors working in television today. After his first appearance on Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show” he became one of Johnny’s favorite guests and hosts, with 140 appearances, second only to Bob Hope. He began his comedy career with Second City and influenced the careers of John Belushi, Bill Murray, John Candy and others who followed him there. Steinberg capped a prolific career as a stand up comedian with four Grammy winning comedy albums. Famous for being funny on both sides of the camera, he has directed countless shows, including “Friends,” “Newhart,” “Seinfeld,” “Mad About You” and most recently Larry David’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” for HBO. His work on “Seinfeld,” “Mad About You” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” has earned him several DGA and Emmy awards and nominations. Currently, Steinberg has teamed with Steve Carell as Executive Producer and host of “Inside Comedy,” a comedy documentary series on Showtime featuring some of the biggest names in comedy with season two premiering on Monday, February 11, 2013.
Thursday, May 9, 2013 at Washington Crossing Inn
Three-course Lunch, Shopping, Silent Auction, Restaurant Raffle & More!
To Benefit Arts Programs In Bucks County Public Schools
New Hope, PA (April 24, 2013) – Artists In Residence (AIR) will be presenting their third annual fundraiser, “Spring Luncheon for the Arts” on Thursday, May 9 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Washington Crossing Inn located on River Road (32) and Washington Crossing Road. Tickets are $50 and may be purchased online through Paypal at www.bucksair.org or phone by calling 215.901.7849.
Guests will enjoy a three-course meal along with a spectacular raffle chance to win gift baskets and restaurant gift cards and the opportunity to bid on unique silent auction items. Plus various vendors selling original art, jewelry, handbags and lingerie will be exhibiting. All proceeds raised go directly to AIR, which funds arts programs to under-funded schools in Bucks County.
AIR president, Terri Herring said, “We are fortunate to provide this wonderful exposure of so many forms of art to these schools that have little to no arts budget. It brings great satisfaction to everyone involved knowing that we’ve positively enhanced and hopefully created a life long love of the arts. ”
With the funds raised from last year’s luncheon, AIR funded various art installations and hands-on workshops to the following schools: Bristol Township’s Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary, Mary Devine Elementary, John Fitch Elementary and Maple Shade Elementary; Morrisville’s Grandview Elementary and Trenton’s Cadwalader Elementary
AIR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is dedicated to fulfilling its mission of exposing children to the arts by placing visual, performing and literary professional artists into regional schools. Research has proven that exposure to the arts improves a child’s ability to think, express themselves and succeed academically. Since its inception in 1998, AIR has expanded from serving one elementary school with approximately 500 students to serving ten schools in Pennsylvania. Approximately 5,000 students and teachers will participate in AIR residencies during the current school year. Please visit A.I.R. at www.bucksair.org or call 215.901.7849.
The Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Health, Wellness and Safety Fair Saturday, April 20th, 2013 from 10AM to 4PM
New Hope Solebury High School
180 West Bridge Street
New Hope, Pennsylvania 18938
To apply, Download the Application (Word Doc)
Playing Three Weeks at the Bucks County Playhouse
APRIL 3 – 21, 2013
Tickets on SALE NOW!
HILARIOUS ONE-MAN COMEDY STARRING PETER J. FOGEL
The international hit comedy MY MOTHER’S ITALIAN, MY FATHER’S JEWISH & I’M IN THERAPY!, starring Peter J. Fogel, will come to the Bucks County Playhouse, 70 South Main St. in New Hope, for a 3-week engagement, April 3 – 21, 2013.
Described as “One part lasagna, one part kreplach, and two parts Prozac,” you don’t have to be Jewish or Italian to love this show. All you need is to know what it feels like to leave a family dinner with heartburn and a headache! MY MOTHER’S ITALIAN, MY FATHER’S JEWISH & I’M IN THERAPY! played for two years in New York City and has toured internationally in more than 100 cities. For more information, visit www.ItalianJewish.com.
“Amazing! Hysterical! A wonderful show! I still hurt from laughing!”
“A 90-minute laugh-fest!” – Hadassah Magazine
“Hysterically funny! Non-stop laughs all the way! I can’t recommend this show enough, it’s just great!” – Regis Philbin, Live With Regis & Kelly
“As heartwarming as comfort food. Everyone can relate to this!”
– Martha Stewart Living Radio
Written by award-winning author Steve Solomon, the hilarious one-man comedy is based on his life growing up in a wacky family noted for its bi-ethnic diversity and aptitude for dysfunctional behavior, and all the people in his life whose sole purpose was to drive him into therapy! The author, whose mother is from Palermo and whose father is from Russia, grew up as one of two siblings in Brooklyn, NY.
The show stars award-winning actor and comedian Peter Fogel, who has appeared in more than 20 television programs including Married With Children, Unhappily Ever After and Men Behaving Badly.
Tickets are $40.00 for Wednesday and Thursday performances and $45.00 for Friday, Saturday and Sunday performances. Performance times are: Wednesdays at 2 and 7pm; Thursdays at 7 pm; Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 2 and 8pm; & Sundays at 2 pm. Group and military discounts are available. Tickets are available now and can be purchased at www.ItalianJewish.com or www.bcptheater.org or by calling 215-862-2121. For group discounts (15 or more), call 1-888-264-1788.
The production won ”Favorite New Play” by Broadway.com and won the “Broadway Theater Fans Choice Award” on BroadwayWorld.com. The Connecticut Critics Circle and the San Francisco Drama Desk also nominated the show for awards.
The show is produced by Philip Roger Roy, Dana Matthow, and Bud Martin.
Located 90 minutes from New York City, the Bucks County Playhouse opened in 1939 on the site of a gristmill dating from the late eighteenth century. Ironically, the structure was at that time in danger of demolition; however playwright Moss Hart and the local community rallied to save the building and re-opened it as a theatrical venue, which quickly became one of the country’s most famous regional theaters, with a veritable who’s who of American theatrical royalty including Kim Hunter, Helen Hayes, Kitty Carlisle, Colleen Dewhurst, Shirley Booth, Lillian Gish, June Lockhart, Grace Kelly, Robert Redford, Bert Lahr, Leslie Nielsen and Walter Matthau and remained in continuous operation until December 2010. Thanks to the Bridge Street Foundation, the non-profit family foundation of Kevin and Sherri Daugherty with Tanya Cooper as President, this beloved theatrical landmark was re-opened and celebrated on July 2, 2012, exactly 73 years and day from when it originally opened in 1939.
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Sunday, March 17 – Friday, March 22, 2013
$29.95 Prix-Fixe Fine Dining or $19.95 Prix-Fixe Casual Dining
22 Restaurants Participating
Make Reservations Now!
New Hope, PA (February 6, 2013) – The Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce has announced the fourth annual New Hope & Lambertville Restaurant Week scheduled for Sunday, March 17 through Friday, March 22, 2013. This year, 22 restaurants will participate in the week, long promotion of either a fine dining $29.95 prix-fixe dinner or $19.95 prix-fixe dinner. The following sponsors make New Hope & Lambertville Restaurant Week possible: E&J Gallo Winery, Tito’s Vodka, Doylestown Brewing Co., Local Living Magazine and Packet Publications. Please visit www.VisitNewHope.com and www.Lambertville.org to view the prix-fixe menus and detailed information on all of the restaurants.
Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce president, Caleb Lentchner commented, “Everyone loves restaurant week. It’s an ideal time to check out a new place or return back to a favorite. Either way, it’s still the best dining out value around.” Both New Hope and Lambertville Chambers of Commerce anticipate that diners taking advantage of the promotion will patronize additional businesses in the historic river towns.
Participating restaurants for fine dining/$29.95 include:
Anton’s at the Swan, Black Bass Hotel, Centre Bridge Inn, D’Floret, Golden Pheasant Inn, Hamilton Grill Room, Italian Cucina, Karla’s, Marsha Brown, Martine’s River House, Nikolas at the Logan Inn, Inn at Phillips Mill, Sprig & Vine and The Raven.
Participating restaurants for casual dining/$19.95 include:
Bitter Bob’s BBQ, Buddies, El Tule, Lambertville Station, Marhaba, Rick’s Italian, Tortuga’s Cocina and Triumph Brewing Company.
The Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce is organized to promote the economic, civil, commercial, cultural, artistic, historical and educational interests of the area. Visit the Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce at www.VisitNewHope.com or call 215.862.9990. Visit Lambertville Chamber of commerce at www.Lambertville.org or call 609.397.0055.