Celebrate the arrival of West Chester’s new brewpub, hosted by Rams Head this Thursday October 16, 2014 at 5:00pm! Taste Boxcar’s brews, including Boomer (a medium-bodied ale), Passenger (a mildly-hopped session ale), and Pale Ale brewed with mango and ginger. Stop by and congratulate Kymberly and Jamie Robinson on their latest venture. For more information on the event click here.
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The Vintage Garage Sale Friday evening market will kick off at 4:0PM and close at 9:0PM tonight! The event provides shoppers time to peruse the vendors for vintage finds throughout the early evening with time to also walk the downtown shopping scene of First Friday and enjoy a delicious meal from any of West Chester’s premier restaurants.
Park and shop ’til you drop with vintage finds from a variety of vendors selling vintage home goods and accessories, antiques, collectibles, up-cycled, re-purposed and architectural salvage, vintage jewelry, clothing and original art and photography made with vintage components or vintage inspiration. Food vendors will also be on site along with a live jazz duo. For more information visit avintagegaragesale.com.
Join the fun on Sunday, July 20th, 2014 from 11:00am to 8:00pm for the 32nd annual Turks Head Music Festival at Everhart Park! The event features an array of popular regional bands performing on two stages, with numerous vendors and artisan booths. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. The event will feature FREE music & more for the entire family:
- Twelve Bands on two stages
- Over 70 craft and food booths
- Kid’s play area and moon bounce
- Free, no admission charge
- Misting tent to stay cool along with the Service Mark “Cool Zone”
- Zip Lines rides (new this year)
- Mini golf course and mobile arcade (new this year)
Next Wednesday, February 26 and Thursday, February 27 the Trail Creek Outfitters brings the country’s largest environmental film festival to our area with proceeds benefiting The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County and Stroud Water Research Center. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a celebration of grassroots solutions to environmental challenges. It has an enthusiastic following and has sold out every year. Doors Open at 6:00; films begin at 7:00 p.m. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
Next Saturday, November 30, is Small Business Saturday! The day for our community to support the small businesses owned by our friends and neighbors. Shop Small and turn the day into your Small Business Saturday! Remember, Parking meters are not enforced until 5pm. Take a look at the video below explaining a little more about the importance of Small Business Saturday.
This Friday, October 4th, enjoy four art openings and sixteen one-night-only special events throughout downtown from 5:00pm to 9:00pm as the semi-annual Gallery Walk takes place. Featured are many new works from the best artists in the Brandywine Valley. See the participating galleries and special events. The event is presented by the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce and supported by Sunset Hill Jewelers & Fine Arts Gallery and West Chester BID. For more information on the Gallery Walk visit http://www.downtownwestchester.com or click here.
The Rotary Club of West Chester is preparing for the Annual West Chester Chili Cookoff which will take place on October 13, 2013. If you think you make the best chili in town sign up now to enter your chili-cooking team. Several categories are available: business, restaurant, nonprofit, hometown cook/volunteer organization/Rotary Club. The cookoff is also accepting Sponsor and Vendor Applications at this time, for more information visit www.westchesterchilicookoff.com.
The Cookoff, which raises money for the Rotary mission of “Service Above Self,” is one of the borough’s most-anticipated annual events and is a terrific day for all who participate and attend! Follow all the fun on the official Facebook page by clicking here!
WCU LIVE!, in a collaboration with the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company’s Touring Theatre Troupe, presents the Summer Children’s Series at the Madeleine Wing Adler Theater of West Chester University. The Show will begin at 10:30am on Saturday July 27, 2013. Tickets for the performance are $10.00 and can be purchased online by clicking here or by visiting www.tickets.wcupa.edu.
About the show:
Two of literature’s most unforgettable young ladies get mixed up together in a magical meeting that produces hilarious results as the audience becomes reacquainted with a cast of familiar characters and sees them in a new light: the Cowardly Lion, the White Rabbit, the Tin Man, the Mad Hatter, the Scarecrow, the Dormouse, the Queen and the Witch from those enduring classics The Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland. This fun-filled romp follows Alice and Dorothy and their coteries as they try to unscramble their stories with the help of a contemporary young lad who started the whole thing to begin with when he put off a book report until the very last minute. Dorothy Meets Alice is a fun and fanciful fantasy at its finest. As the two girls would say, “Wiz you were Hare!”
“Into The Wild” is the theme of the next West Chester Story Slam, which takes place at Side Bar & Restaurant on Tuesday, June 11. According to West Chester Story Slam’s website:
The word “wild” is key here. Sure, we would like to hear stories about the plains of the Serengeti, the peaks of Kilimanjaro, and the base camp in Nepal, so bring your favorite outdoorsman story with you. These stories could be about survival, beauty, or solitude. Stories about self discovery. The term “wild” can also be used in other situations that occur closer to home. Did you find yourself in the thick of a potential protest or riot? Perhaps you visited a frat house where the party got a bit out of hand?
The event is sure to bring joy and laughter with the storytelling beginning at 8:00PM. Limited seating is available, so please reserve your seats online by clicking here. Last month’s event sold out so don’t wait get your tickets today!
Super Week continues in downtown West Chester today from 4-6pm! Moody’s Analytics is hosting an abridged screening of Brother Outsider, an award winning educational documentary about the fascinating life of Bayard Rustin, a West Chester native.
Right after, there is a Panel Discussion on Diversity in the Workplace. The panel features Bennett Singer, Director of Brother Outsider; Walter Naegle, surviving life partner of Bayard Rustin; and Sandra Altiné, SVP Global Diversity and Inclusion at Moody’s, who will moderate. A networking reception follows.
The event takes place at the Chester County Historical Society, 225 N High Street from 4pm till 6pm. The event is free, but attendees must RSVP by emailing Diversity@moodys.com with your name, title and organization by Wednesday, May 29. For more information, call Esther Jeong at 212-553-4745.