The weekend weather is looking great across the area, I wanted to remind everyone of some events happening in Downtown West Chester this weekend!
This Friday, WCU Live! presents Taiko Drumming and Dance Troupe from Tamagawa University, Japan. Nearly thirty drummers and dancers perform thundering Taiko drumming and Japanese folkloric dance. Performance begins at 7:30pm at Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall at West Chester University. General admission: $5. Details at WCU Department of Cultural & Community Affairs.
Also, don’t forget that this Friday is the annual First Friday event! Stores are open late offering refreshments and special savings. It’s the perfect time to come to Downtown West Chester and see what’s new and what’s cool for Spring! Note that Fairman’s skate shop will join forces with Boxcar Brewing Co for Boards & Beers.
First Friday in Downtown West Chester is approaching! Come downtown on Friday, April 5th and see what’s new and what’s cool for Spring. Most stores are open late offering specials and refreshments. Also, make sure to stop by Fairman’s skate shop as they join forces with Boxcar Brewing Company for Boards & Beers. The special event will offer live music and beer tasting from 5:00-9:00PM. For more information check out the flyer below!
Home of professional skateboarders, Bam Margera and Mike Maldonado, Fairman’s skate shop has been a staple of the east coast skateboarding community for over 30 years. We are lucky enough to have this great skate shop right in downtown West Chester. For more information check out their website www.fairmans.com and “Like” them on Facebook by clicking here.
The extremely popular monthly event series at West Goshen Township Skatepark continues this week! Join the Fairman’s team this week for more fun than you’re ever supposed to have on a week day! Just a good old fashioned way to get together with a bunch of your friends and skate. Fairman’s teamriders will be showing off their stuff and staff members will be available to give instruction to the younger rippers. Click here to be re-directed to the skatepark’s website for rules, live web-cam, etc. and for more information check out the flyer!
The article below was originally posted by WestChesterPatch.com, You can check out the full article by clicking here.
Dave Fairman ran Fairman’s Skate shop in downtown West Chester for 24 years, but now he has a new gig as the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce Director of Membership. “I’ve experienced how the chamber can help as a business owner,” Fairman said. “The connections I built helped move my business forward. As the director of membership I will be primarily charged with engaging current members and using the benefits of the chamber to attract new members.”
Fairman also said that he’ll wear a lot of hats at this job, but his primary focus will be on building relationships in the community. “It’s called the ‘Greater West Chester Chamber,’” Fairman said. “We want to make sure we help people that don’t just live in the borough. We need to find out from all our members what their expectations are.” Fairman added, “My strongest attributes are my abilities to connect and relate to business owners. I understand their needs because I’ve been there myself.”
According to Fairman, he had been looking for an opportunity to take a step back from the skate shop when the position opened up at the chamber. “It really came together organically,” Fairman said. “It was a great opportunity, and it came around at a good time when I was considering moving on.” For now though Fairman is happy and proud to be working for the chamber. “I knew what I was getting myself into when I signed up for the job, and I am ready for it,” Fairman said. “I couldn’t be happier.”
Fairman added, “I’ve been involved with chamber for about three decades now. It’s a terrific organization, and I am proud to be a part of it.” “I just hope to make a positive impact,” Fairman said.
This Thursday June 21st is the 9th Annual International Go Skateboarding Day! Fairman’s skate shop will be having contests and giveaways at Robert E. Lambert park (Next to Wawa) starting at 1pm! Many of the Fairman’s team riders will be on hand for the session so be sure to stop by for a huge session on a beautiful day, featuring live music and a ton of skateboarding! For more information contact Fairman’s Skate Shop by phone 610-344-9959 or visit there website http://www.fairmans.com.
Come out to Fairman’s Skate Shop this coming Monday for a meet and greet with ERGO team riders at 5:00pm. The line up includes our very own Andrew Cannon, plus the legendary Dan Drehobl, David Loy, Shawn Hale, Preston Harper and Marisa Dal Santo. The riders will be on hand signing posters and interacting with fans. After the in-store appearance, perhaps we’ll gead up to the West Goshen Township Skatepark for a fun night of skating with the entire team!
We’re happy to announce that Fairman’s skate shop will be hosting four skateboarding day camps at two locations in our area! Please read the information below carefully. The camps have limited enrollment for the best counselor-to-camper instruction ratio and they sell out quickly! Please feel free to call Fairman’s at 610-344-9959 with any other questions.
All camps are held on weekday mornings from 9:00am – 12:00noon. One week at Upper Providence Township – Black Rock Park – 1286 Black Rock Road, Oaks, PA 19456.
- Monday through Friday, July 23 – 27, 2012: for skateboarders ages 8-12. $155.00 per skater.
All registration must be completed online at the township’s website: http://uptrc.com/camp-information.php
Thank you for your cooperation.
Three weeks at West Goshen Township – Robert E. Lambert Park – 1045 Pottstown Pike (Rte. 100 at Greenhill Road), West Chester, PA 19380.
- Monday through Friday, June 11 – 15, 2012: for skateboarders ages 8 – 12. $160.00 per skater.
- Monday through Friday, July 9 – 13, 2012. Sorry, this week is now SOLD OUT. Thank you!
- Monday through Friday, August 13 – 17, 2012: for skateboarders ages 8 – 12. $160.00 per skater.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE INFORMATION SHEET AND REGISTRATION FORM FOR WEST GOSHEN TOWNSHIP CAMPS.
Yesterday was Fairman’s skate shop’s second monthly skate jam of 2012 at the West Goshen Skatepark. It was a great time and everyone had a blast! Thanks to everyone who came out as well as the sponsors, Fairman’s Skate Shop of West Chester, Spitfire, and Vitamin Water! Check out the video of the event and we hope to see you there next month!