Holiday Party & Fundraiser at Havana


Save the Date for Visit New Hope’s Holiday Party & Fundraiser on December 8th!
Join us from 6-9pm at Havana Restaurant & Bar.
The party will benefit Fisherman’s Mark, a Woman’s Place, and Doylestown Hospital Pediatrics.

Details coming soon!

Havana Restaurant & Bar
105 S Main Street
New Hope, Pennsylvania 18938

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Fall Mixer at El Tule in Lambertville


Join us for our Fall Mixer on Thursday, November 19th from 5:30 – 7PM at El Tule Restaurant in Lambertville! 
Enjoy a night of relaxation and mingling with your local business community before the craziness of the holiday season sets in!

Enjoy complimentary fare from El Tule, and wine provided by the New Hope Chamber.

About El Tule: 
Having relocated to the United States from Peru in 1992, the Egoavil and Anguino Family have realized their family dream of owning and operating their own restaurant.

El-Tule’s Mexican-Latin fusion includes traditional Mexican offerings as well as the addition of Peruvian menu items. Peruvian food has been gaining momentum among foodies across the nation for its unique harmonious flavors and mindfully crafted dishes that are both delicious and healthy.

We hope to see you there!
The Greater New Hope Chamber Board
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New Hope Library Needs You!

Library_LogoNovember 8, 2015

Dear Community Business Leaders, The Board of Trustees and staff of the Free Library of New Hope and Solebury wish to thank sincerely those area businesses that have supported our organization in the past and would like to extend an invitation to all businesses to join in the Library’s efforts to serve our community as we move into a bright future.

Our 110+-year-old building is currently undergoing an extensive renovation after over 40 years of continuous use without any major changes since we moved into the space in 1974. Not only will there be new paint on the walls and new flooring beneath you as you walk through the renovated space, updates to HVAC, electrical wiring and lighting will dramatically improve the comfort of the building for our patrons.

These changes, along with improvements to our website and continuation of the exciting programs and variety of services we already offer, will make the Library a stronger community center than it has ever been before. As we plan for the reopening of the renovated Library, we welcome area businesses to be a part of what we are doing. In the near-term, we have two ways interested businesses can be involved: — 3rd Annual Community Read-A-Thon – In the Read-A-Thon, held in January each year in connection with Winter Festival, participants compete for prizes by reading the most total minutes over a two-week (15-day) period. In addition to promoting literacy in our community, money is raised for the Library’s operations through pledges donated to support participants’ reading (e.g., $0.10 per minute read or a flat donation amount).

We still need at least TWO more $500 business sponsors to cover the costs of the event, so that 100% of reading donations can go directly toward operations of the Library. Sponsors get their business logo placed prominently on both the event poster placed around town as well as “Save the Date” Flyer sent out to the New Hope school district families.

Sponsor logos are also shown directly under each participant’s reading log, which is viewed daily by well over 300 readers as they record their daily minutes 2 read over the two-week reading period. This event is open to the entire community, but is especially popular for students in the local schools. Read-A-Thon sponsors must be committed by November 17th to ensure that their logos are displayed on the event’s print materials. — Children’s Garden – In conjunction with the renovation, a Children’s Garden will be installed outside in the back of the Library building for use by families and children of all ages off the back of the children’s library area on the lower level.

This collaborative effort will include a Tile Mural installed by local professional Artists in Residence (AIR), a “Pocket Meadow” donated by Bowman’s Wildflower Preserve, and an interactive and visually appealing overall space that will be designed in large part by a local Girl Scout Troop. We still need support for the garden, through contributions of money or materials, and will permanently recognize donations to the effort in a very visible way within the final space itself. If you have any questions about or would be interested in either sponsoring the Read-A-Thon or contributing to the new Children’s Garden, please contact me directly at

If you wish to indicate general interest in supporting another future Library event or activity, please contact Connie Hillman at Thank you very much for your support.

Beth Houlton, Vice President/Trustee

Board of Trustees

Jacqueline Griffith

Vice President
Beth Houlton

Ron Cronise

Polly Wood


Reid McCarthy
Kay Reiss
Jerry Ruddle
Carol Taylor
Gene Underwood

Library Staff

Library Director
Connie Hillman

Library Assistants
Patricia Lynch
Eric Jacobson
Darcy Fair
JoAnn Kern

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November 4th Mixer

Dear Members and Friends of the Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce:

The New Hope Historical Society and the Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce invite you to “Tapas at the Mansion”, a joint mixer sponsored The New Hope Historical Society and the Greater New Hope Chamber Of Commerce & Business Alliance.

Come mingle with your local business community while learning about the New Hope Historical Society!

Food & wine will be served.

Where & When:
Wednesday, November 4th, from 5:30-7:00PM.
The Parry Mansion
45 S. Main St, New Hope.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Best regards,

Your Chamber Board

The Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 633
New Hope PA 18938

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Stockton Ave Bridge Repair

The long awaited Stockton Ave Bridge repair project will begin on October 19th. Please see the below email from Borough Manager John Burke for further details.


Our office was contacted yesterday by one of our members who reported a Credit We have been informed that Bucks County’s Stockton Avenue Bridge Repair Project will begin on October 19th with the placement of detour signs. The project should be completed by early to mid December.The bridge will be closed to motor vehicles and pedestrians during construction. A more detailed schedule will be available from the county next week.

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October 20th Business Card Exchange

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October 20th, 5:30 – 7;00pm, Mansion Inn

On Tuesday, October 20th, from 5:30-7:00 p.m., the Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend a meet and greet/card exchange at the Mansion Inn, 9 S Main St ., New Hope. The Mansion Inn is one of our newest members and has opened their doors to us. This is a free event with light food and wine served. There will also be a cash bar. This event is open to both current members and those interested in joining the chamber. We hope to see you!

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Oct 17th Recommitment Ceremony

Mass Recommitment Ceremony to Your Spouse in New Hope

following Pope Francis’s historic visit

By Herb Millman

New Hope, Pennsylvania has always been known as one of the most romantic destinations on the East Coast. In going with the tradition of romance and marriage, the New Hope Business Alliance will be hosting for the first time “Renew Your Wedding Vows in New Hope” on Saturday, October 17th at 11:30 am . The event will take place at Ferry Street Park which is right on the Delaware River. Our Pennsylvania state representative Scott Petri will preside over the non-sectarian ceremony along with Pastor Ginny Miles.

The renewal of the vows will be for all married couples and for all those in a committed relationship to affirm their love for one another and will take place rain or shine.

This ceremony goes with our town’s tradition that “New Hope is Romance.”

New Hope is for Lovers

New Hope: a Romantic Getaway

New Hope: a Honeymoon Destination

New Hope: Gay Wedding Capital of the Northeast

New Hope is a special town for All

New Hope is a blessed community that believes in the family and believes in diversity. A statement from the New Hope Business Alliance reads: “We realize the cornerstone of any community is the loving bond that exists with couples who have pledged to each other “for better or worse.” Though we have been planning this for awhile, we are excited to be having it right after Pope Francis’s extraordinary visit to our area. When we show we are committed to each other and then to family and then to community, the world is a better place.”

For additional information about the event call 215-534-2169

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New Hope Halloween 2015


Your guide to everything Halloween in New Hope, Lambertville, and surrounding towns!
FF = Family Friendly

New Hope & PA

 Ghost Tours of New Hope – Main St. & Ferry St., Fridays and Saturdays in October, tour starts  at 8PM. Follow a lantern-led “walk” along picturesque streets where you’ll learn about the doings of such places as the towpath itself; or see the phantom Hitchhiker who may pass you in the moonlight; or see the historic inn where Aaron Burr appears from time to time and stares with sightless eyes… plus new exciting stories have been added to the Tour. – FF

– Haunted Halloween Rides – (Teen/Adult) -Take a ride on the dark side onboard the Haunted Halloween Train. Do you trust yourself to be at the mercy of your own Nightmares? When this train leaves the safety of the station, you are tossed into the hands of the unknown. Our creatures are sure to frighten the strongest of heart, and test the nerve of all onboard.  New Hope Ivyland Express

ONGOING –  Trick or Treat (Kids) Train Rides -Bring the kids to ride aboard this spooky train. Children of all ages are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite Halloween costumes, helping to make the train a scary sight. Afterwards, trick or treat around the New Hope train station for more surprises! Trick or Treat bags and assorted toys and candy will be given out onboard as well as at the station.  – New Hope Ivyland Express – FF

10/17Paper Mask Workshop with Art Teacher Cate Sewall –  12-4PM – Bucks Playhouse Riverview Café – FF

10/23 – Mystickal Tymes “Arabian Nights Ball” – Eagle Fire Company 5-11PM – A Gathering Of Witches, A Samhain Celebration. Ritual, Buffet, DJ, 50/50, Costume Judging and Raffles. $45.00 per person, doors Open at 5pm

10/23, 24, 30, 31The Original New Hope Rocky Horror Show LIVE. Audience participation packages will be on sale at the theatre prior to all shows – New Hope Arts Center

10/25 – New Hope Celebrate’s 12th Annual High Heel Drag Race – FF

10/25John Eddie’s Annual All Ages Halloween Show 2:00-6:30PM – Havana – **PLEASE NOTE: Project/Object show to immediately follow. All tables and seats are limited and on a first come, first serve basis. Arrive early if you would like a table or bar stool. Doors / Will Call 1PM, Show 2PM-6:30PM. Tickets: $15.00 Adults  /  $10.00 for Children Under 12 years of age. – FF

10/25 – 10/31 Séance Dinner Week with Mentalist Brandon Becker – Logan Inn – New Hope has been called the most haunted town in America and Logan Inn is no stranger to ghost activity in the past. Every evening we will be hosting a three-course dinner followed by a séance event hosted by mentalist Brandon Becker. Each evening is capped at 15 guests, so get your tickets fast! Sunday-Friday (Oct 25-30) 5:30 dinner, 7:30 séance begins. Saturday (October 31) 7:30 dinner, 9:30 séance begins.

10/26“Dia de los Muertos” theme Halloween party at Mojito Caribe – featuring “Costumes for Ciarlo”, a fundraiser for Spina Bifida research. Complimentary appetizers, no cover charge. Costume contest, games, and 50/50. 10% of all drinks and food purchased will be donated – half to the Spina Bifida Association and half a local child named Ciarlo, who needs our help to pay for the aquatic therapy he needs. 7-10PM. 21+ only.

10/27Miss Pumpkin’s Drag Extravaganza – 7:30pm – Bucks Playhouse Riverview Café – hosted by none other than the local icon Miss Pumpkin herself. The show will start at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 for presale general admission, $25 general admission at the door, and $50 for cabaret seating, which includes a split of champagne and a Halloween mask.

10/28 – Halloween Vaping Party – Fran’s Pub 5:15-9:15PM – VAPING ME CRAZY hosting A Spooky Evening Of Vaping! Cloud, Trick & Costume Competitions. Prizes & Drink Specials. Cloud & Trick Competition Sign Up 5-6:30. Come have a cloud of fun!

10/29The Raven “Heaven & Hell” Halloween Party & Costume Contest – $1,000 cash prize!

10-30 & 10/31 – The Rocky Horror Picture Show (The Movie) 5 Screenings at Bucks County Playhouse

10/31MIXXTAPE Halloween Party & Costume Contest – John and Peter’s – It’s that time of the year again! Halloween falls on a Saturday, so this will indeed be a crazy party!

10/31Halloween Party at Triumph of New Hope featuring Pumpkin Ale, drink specials, msuic by Tigerman, and a costume contest with a top prize of $200 cash! $5 Cover. 11:00PM – 1:00AM

10/31 – 11/1 – “Spritifest” by The Society for Metaphysical Enlightenment – New Hope Eagle Fire Department – Tune up your body, mind and spirit.  Come dressed up and surprise us and we will surprise you!  Featuring: Guest Speakers Every Hour, Psychics, Energy Healers, Shamanic Practitioners and much more!


Lambertville & NJ

all2ONGOING – Visit the intricate and spooky houses of Union Street, dubbed “Halloweenville” – FF

10/9-11, 16-18Sweeny Todd at The Open Aire Theater at Washington Crossing State Park – 7pm. When the unjustly imprisoned Benjamin Barker returns to London he becomes Sweeney Todd and vows revenge on those who framed him. Joining forces with Mrs Lovett, he kills and she bakes his customers into her meat pies.

10/10, 11, 17, 18 Great Pumpkin in the Park, 12-3PM, The Open Aire Theater at Washington Crossing State Park. A  spook-tacular, interactive Halloween event for younger kids with games, prizes and more.Kids will trick or treat through the Park and meet their favorite fairy tale and cartoon characters along the way ending with a visit from the Great Pumpkin himself! FF

10/17 – 11th Animal Alliance Annual Pet Masquerade 11:30AM – 2:30PM – Parade begins 12:30pm at Mary Sheridan Park on York. Prizes for multiple categories, plug goodie bags for the first 75 furry families! FF

10/18Lambertville Historical Society’s 33rd Annual Lambertville Autumn House Tour features beautiful homes and historic sites within walking distance of each other in Lambertville. This is a self-guided walking tour throughout homes. Purchase a ticket either in advance or on the day of the tour. With your ticket in hand on the day of the tour, pick up the tour booklet either at Marshall House (60 Bridge St.) or City Hall (18 York St.) and begin your walk to sites in town. Volunteer docents will help guide you through each site. There is a map that suggests a route to the tour sites in town, although tour sites can be visited in any order you’d like. The entire tour takes from 2-3 hours.

10/22 – Annual Pumpkin Carving and Kid’s Contest, 5PM – Inn of the Hawke  Fun for the whole family, there will be a Kid’s contest for best pumpkin! Whether you participate or just come and watch, the Inn of the Hawke will be providing pumpkins, but feel free to bring your own. – FF

10/23 – 11/1 – Roxey Ballet Company presents Bram Stoker’s Dracula – Canal Studio Theater

10/24Frenchtown Zombie Crawl! Zombies will descend on Sunbeam Park for make-up, registration and Scavenger Hunt Clues between 2pm and 4pm. The CRAWL begins at 4:00PM and culminates with a Monster Madness dance party and prizes!

10/25 – Annual Lambertville Halloween parade, starting at York Street by Mary Sheridan Park at 2:45PM. The parade will proceed north on Union Street to Perry Street, and east on Perry Street to the Little League Field where the judging will be held. – FF

10/23-25, 10-30-11/1 – Halloween Movie Weekend: Tales of Halloween – ACME Screening Room. Eleven directors, renowned for their contribution to the horror movie genre, have joined forces to create a series of interconnected stories, each with a unique Halloween theme. Ten short films have been woven together by a shared theme of Halloween night in an American suburb, where ghouls, imps, aliens and axe murderers appear for one night only to terrorize unsuspecting residents. Rated R; 1 hours 32 minutes

10-30-11/1 – Halloween Movie Weekend: Let the Right One In – ACME Screening Room. A fragile, anxious boy, 12-year old Oskar is regularly bullied by his stronger classmates but never strikes back. The lonely boy’s wish for a friend seems to come true when he meets Eli, also 12, who moves in next door to him with her father. A pale, serious young girl, she only comes out at night and doesn’t seem affected by the freezing temperatures. It doesn’t take long before he figures out that Eli is a vampire. In Swedish with English subtitles Rated R; 1 hours 54 minutes

10/30 – “Sights and Sounds of the Prallsville Mills” – a Halloween event featuring the gypsy jazz music of the River City Healers. Beer & wine are included in the ticket price Food will be available for sale. 6-9PM. Adults $30, Kids under 12 – FREE.  FF

10/31 – TRICK OR TREATING will take place on Saturday, October 31, 2015. North Union Street from York to Buttonwood Street will be closed to allow for trick or treating from 5:30 – 9 pm. Property owners are asked to move their cars prior to 5:30 pm.

To add your event to this list, please email

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