Get ready for an evening of oohs and ahhs, as Longwood Gardens presents a spectacular display of Fireworks & Fountains this weekend, July 20th at 9:15pm. The show is guaranteed to make your summer memorable. The shows theme is Festive Fireworks and will be featuring the famous works by the celebrated Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich. The program features Shostakovich’s joyful Festival Overture and Jazz Suite No 2. To purchase tickets online visit http://www.longwoodgardens.org or by phone at 610-388-1000 (additional fees apply for phone orders).
This Thursday, Friends of West Chester Parks & Recreation presents the Marshall Square Park Summer Concert Series starting at 6:30pm and is free for the entire family! Featured is a special Billy Joel night with John Grecia. Bring blankets or chairs and enjoy a community picnic.
Also, if your into local music make sure to check out Turks Head Music Festival this Sunday. Over a dozen bands will share two stages at the 2013 Turks Head Music Festival. The day-long celebration of regional music will be held at Everhart Park starting at 11am. Up to 90 artists set up booths throughout the park to sell their high quality arts and crafts. Local food vendors will keep everyone well-fed. Presented by the Borough of West Chester’s Parks and Recreation Dept. Rain date: July 28. FREE for the whole family.
I spend my Fourth of July evening enjoying a nice dinner at Iron Hill Brewery in downtown West Chester. After enjoying a great beer and some amazing food I was reminded that The Annual Twilight Criterium is happening this Saturday (July 7th) right in downtown West Chester! The Iron Hill invites the crowd to make the restaurant their home base throughout the race, enjoying the action on live closed-circuit television, and of course, enjoying great food and house-brewed beers. Check out the schedule below for all the action!
The race will take place on Saturday, July 7 beginning at 5 p.m. drawing professional racers and amateur enthusiasts alike for two days of cycling and craft beer in West Chester. Presented by the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce, a friendly children’s race will take place at 5 pm, followed by the Amateur Men’s Criterium 6 p.m., the Elite Women’s Criterium 6:45 p.m. and the Pro Men’s Criterium 7:45 p.m.; on Sunday, riders of all levels are encouraged to enjoy recreational bike tours through the countryside.
Tomorrow is the Fourth of July! Since we will be grilling and laying poolside with our families we wanted to say Happy Independence day to everyone! Remember tonight Longwood Gardens will be hosting fireworks as well as there “Light” feature throughout the gardens! “Wander through a field of light reminiscent of flowers, discover a meadow of glowing towers changing hues, and delight in a shower of cascading raindrops fashioned from delicate lights as you are immersed in a new and truly unique garden experience. Both indoors and outdoors, by day and by night, Light! will change the way you see gardens.” For more information visit www.longwoodgardens.org. I will leave you with a picture I recently shot in Black&White of our beautiful town of West Chester!
Iron Hill is releasing a very patriotic Beer today (June 28th) just in time for the Fourth of July! It’s just what you need before heading off to the shore or a family BBQ this weekend. Swing by by Iron Hill and grab growlers of their three special Fourth of July releases; Cherry Wheat, Belgian White & Blueberry Wheat. They’ll serve as the greatest addition to your holiday gatherings, pairing perfectly with your festive food! Below are the three new beer releases:
Cherry Wheat – Pale, unfiltered Belgian-style wheat beer flavored with dark sweet cherries. light-bodied, sweet, and refreshing.
Belgian Witbier – Pale, unfiltered Belgian-style wheat beer. Although light-bodied, it has complex orange citrus and spice flavors that are very refreshing.
Blueberry Wheat – Pale, unfiltered wheat beer fermented with Blueberry juice. Although light-bodied, it has a very refreshing palette that finishes on the sweet side.