Meeting Wednesday March 4th

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There will be a meeting of the Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday March 4th at 7pm at the Eagle Fire Company.

This meeting is open to those merchants and business people who would like to see the Chamber remain and who are interested in helping to make that happen.

We invite all interested parties to join us and discuss how we can keep the Chamber alive.

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2015 Restaurant Week

New Hope Lambertville Restaurant Week
Participating restaurants in New Hope and Lambertville will offer a $30 Prix Fixe fine dining menu or a $20 Prix Fixe casual dining menu from Sunday to Thursday, March 22nd-26th. Call your favorite restaurants or check their websites to see if they will be participating.

Restaurant Week 2015

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Indoor Farmers Market Event Center By Cornerstone

Indoor Farmer’s Market at the Event Center by Cornerstone located at the New Hope Eagle Firehouse

THURSDAYS 4-7pm
NOVEMBER 6th until April 2nd

Please note the market will be CLOSED on the following dates:

11/28
12/2
12/25
1/1

Local purveyors of food, produce and handmade goods!
Located at the New Hope Eagle Firehouse Event Center by Cornerstone
Call 215-589-8473 for more information.
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New Hope’s 11th Annual High Heel Race

The 2014 High Heel Drag Race Benefits Animal Alliance and Kick’s Off The Halloween Week In New Hope

The Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce (GNHCC) presents the 11th Annual High Heel Drag Race on Sunday, October 26th 2014 to benefit Animal Alliance. New Hope’s own Miss Pumpkin will be hosting the race at 6:30p.m. held on W. Mechanic Street between Main Street and New Street. Road will be closed from 3:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. for this event.

Calling all high heel fashionistas to be part of this fantastic event. Racer registration is free of charge and begins at 4:30p.m. in front of the New Hope Visitor Center; racers must be dressed in Halloween attire with heels to match.

The most exciting part of this year’s activities is that the GNHCC has added even more fun activities to the day including a pet costume contest co-sponsored with Animal Alliance and a Red Carpet Photo Shoot with costumed animals and drag queens! Local businesses have also joined the excitement as sponsors of the event.

Registration for the pet costume contest is from 4:00p.m. to 4:30p.m. in front of the New Hope Visitors Center. There is a $10 entry fee with proceeds benefiting Animal Alliance & GNHCC. The pet costume contest will promptly begin at 5pm.

Pictures can be taken on the Red Carpet Photo Shoot with costumed dogs & New Hope’s finest drag queens for a $10 photo fee includes 4 snapshots on the red carpet. Proceeds benefit Animal Alliance & The GNHCC. Red carpet photos begin at 4pm.

The High Heel Drag Race will be the official kick-off to the Halloween Week, which consist in five participating bars and nightclubs hosting costume contests on specific days assigned; starting on Monday at Triumph Brewing Co., Tuesday at John & Peters, Wednesday at Fran’s Pub, Thursday at The Raven and Friday at Havanas. The top two winners of each location will be eligible to win a grand final prize of $1,200.00 sponsored by Ketel One Vodka and held on October, 31st at Havanas after their contest.

Don’t forget to visit the unique shops & restaurants on W. Mechanic St!

To learn more visit www.facebook.com/visitnewhope or call the GNHCC office at 215.862.9990.

High Heel Drag Race Event Timeline

3:00pm Set up registration/information table

4:00pm Drag Queen Photo Booth $10 Donation
Receive 1 strip of 4 photos with the ladies

4:30pm Registration for Runners No entry fee
Registration for Pet Costume Contest $10 entr
Animal Alliance Pet Adoption & Information

5:00pm – 6:00pm Dog Costume Contest – Animal Alliance Pet Adoption & Information

6:00pm Race Set Up

6:30pm High Heel Race Starts

7:15 – 8:00pm Breakdown & Clean Up

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Community Meeting Parking

The Directors of the Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone who attended Tuesday night’s Community Meeting. We appreciate the open exchanges with business people in town, and are delighted that five attendees signed on to serve as Block Captains in our Membership Program and another 18 volunteered to serve on various Chamber committees. Thank you volunteers, attendees and members.

Yesterday morning, we became aware of one dark spot in an otherwise successful evening. Upon leaving the meeting, participants who had assumed that parking would be free found tickets on their cars. This issue was discussed widely on Facebook and elsewhere in town.

Many of the Facebook comments complained about the Borough issuing tickets. This is not fair to the Borough, who informed us that our rental of the Community Room did not include free parking. Frankly, we did not understand that others might assume parking would be free. We all pay for our own parking whenever we attend Borough meetings despite the fact that one of our officers is a former Borough Council member and another is married to a HARB member.

Had we known that attendees would expect parking to be free, we would have posted notes on the front door of the Building and the entrance to the Community Room alerting you otherwise. We accept full responsibility for not having posted notices. That said, we were not willfully negligent. We simply did not know. We are exploring ways to be sure that this problem does not arise during future Community Meetings.

If you consider the Chamber responsible for your having received a ticket, please bring it to the Chamber office at 10 Stockton Street during office hours 10am-4pm Monday-Friday or leave it in the Chamber office mail box. Please note the office will be closed for Labor Day. We must receive your parking ticket by 4pm on Wednesday September 3rd in order for us to pay it on time.

Again, thanks for attending, sharing opinions and offering support. We live in a very special place, and look forward to working with the business community to make it even more special.

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First Fridays New Hope 2014

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First Fridays New Hope runs from August 1st through December 5th 2014

5:00PM – 9:00PM

DOWNLOAD OUR NEW FLYER & MAP: See you in September!

  • Enjoy an evening in New Hope browsing art galleries and discovering new talent.
  • Expect to meet some local artists.
  • Participating establishments will provide refresments.
  • 15 plus art & craft galleries
  • Dine & Shop local!

Refreshments, music and even a few surprises. Walk our historic town along the Delaware. Shop our galleries, sip a glass of wine on the river or enjoy a lovely meal at one of our many restaurants.

 

  • The Studio
  • Gallery Piquel
  • Sidetracks Art Gallery
  • Teardrop Memories Antiques Gallery
  • Fred Eisen Leather Design
  • Amano Gallery
  • Heart of the Home
  • Blank Canvas Gallery
  • Red Tulip Gallery
  • Creeper Gallery
  • The “A” Space Gallery
  • 43 Canal Studio
  • Topeo
  • Netherfield Gallery
  • Lilo Stained Glass Studio
  • Mechanic Street Mugs

Sponsored by the Bucks County Conference and Visitors Bureau and Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce

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Fifth Annual New Hope Film Festival

The 2014 Fifth Annual New Hope Film Festival Announces Official Selections & New Sponsor

New Hope, PA – New Hope Film Festival, touted as “this emerging ‘Sundance East’ festival” in a June 2012 article in The Huffington Post, is excited to announce our Official Selections and a new Sponsor for the 2014 Fifth Annual New Hope Film Festival that will take place from July 25th through August 3rd.

Judges selected 160 Official Selections from 16 countries. Countries represented are USA, Israel, United Kingdom, Canada, Honduras, India, Venezuela, France, Italy, Russian Federation, Australia, Belgium, China, Swaziland, Mexico and Uganda.

The Festival welcomes a new, national-level Sponsor, LaCroix Sparkling Water. We thank our other sponsors New Hope News, Comcast, and Calkins Media.

New Hope Film Festival was founded by D. F. Whipple, an author, screenwriter, and long-time resident of the New Hope area.

Visit www.newhopefilmfestival.com.

We look forward to seeing you at the Festival!

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