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Events Coming Up in Downtown West Chester

THE LUKENS BAND at MARSHALL SQUARE PARK | Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Friends of West Chester Parks & Recreation continue the Marshall Square Park Summer Concert Series starting at 6:30pm. Free for the entire family. Featured are sounds of The Lukens Band. Bring blankets or chairs and enjoy a community picnic. For more information click here.

COMMUNITY DAY at the MELTON CENTER | Sunday, August 18, 2013

The Charles A. Melton Arts & Education Center (501 East Miner St) presents Community Day from 10am to 8pm. Family activities include a scavenger hunt, live music, food, championship basketball, and a dessert competition. Click here for more information.

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Hops and Helicopters Craft Beer Tasting

This Friday, July 26, join the American Helicopter Museum in West Chester for a beer and wine tasting event! Enjoy food and beverages from Box Car Brewing Co., Kennett Brewing, LuLu Food Truck, Dia Doce cupcake truck, and more. Fiorenza Dowlin, a three-piece band, will be playing tunes from the 80’s, 90’s, as well as top 40 music. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. You can purchase tickets online by clicking here or by visiting www.americanhelicopter.museum.

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West Chester Story Slam

“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!

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Swingin’ Summer Thursdays

This Thursday come downtown to enjoy Swingin’ Summer Thursdays! The event brings great bands, great food, crafters, clowns, jugglers and more to downtown starting at 6:30pm. Did we mention it’s free for the whole family! Also, both the Black Bird Society Orchestra and Victory Jazz Orchestra will be on hand playing the Blues between High & Darlington streets. Swingin’ Summer Thursdays is produced by the West Chester Parks & Recreation Dept and sponsored by the West Chester BID. For more information visit Downtownwestchester.com or click here.

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What’s Coming up in March?

March is right around the corner, do you know what that means? We’re that much closer to the warm weather Spring and Summer has to over! Also, this March Downtown West Chester has a ton of exciting events in store for everyone!

BRIAN CONWAY, BILLY McCOMISKEY & BRENDAN DOLAN | March 8, 2013 | 7:30pm 

Brian Conway, 1986 senior all-Ireland champion on fiddle; Billy McComiskey, winner of seven all-Ireland button accordion championships; and keyboardist Brendan Dolan will present an evening of traditional Irish music at the Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre. Ticket information at theDepartment of Cultural & Community Affairs.

CHILDREN’S CONCERT by KENNETT SYMPHONY | March 10 | 2:00pm

Jack and the Beanstalk and other Orchestra Favorites are performed at the Annual Children’s Concert and Instrument Petting Zoo presented by the Kennett Symphony. Performance at Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, West Chester University. Tickets: $5. See details atKennettSymphony.org.

POPOVICH COMEDY PET THEATRE | March 15, 2013 | 7:30pm

The world famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre offers a family-oriented blend of the unique comedy and juggling skills of Gregory Popovich with the extraordinary talents of his performing pets. Each of the show’s 15 cats and 10 dogs were rescued from animal shelters, given loving care, and taught to show-off onstage. Performance at the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall. Ticket information at the Department of Cultural & Community Affairs.

  • See the upcoming events at The Note, West Chester’s premier music venue.

BROADWAY’S NEXT HIT MUSICAL | March 22, 2013 | 7:30pm

Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. Every night is different. It’s all improvised musical comedy — and it’s all funny! The New York Timescalls Broadway’s Next Hit Musical “Hilarious.” But don’t take their word for it. Come see theater’s best improvisers use song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor, and laughter. The next great American musical will be written in West Chester at the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall. Ticket information at the Department of Cultural & Community Affairs.

 

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Pay WC Parking Tickets Online!

If you visit West Chester regularly I’m sure you have most likely received a parking ticket and know how annoying it can be to trek down to the borough offices or mail in the fines. Lucky for us the West Chester Borough recently unveiled (back in December) a new feature that allows people to pay their parking tickets online on the borough’s website!

In order to pay a parking ticket, simply go to the borough’s website and click the blue “Parking Fine Payments” button on the right side of the screen or simply click here to be directed. The service requires that you enter your e-mail address as well as your citation number or license plate number. Let’s face it, no one likes getting a parking ticket, but it happens. At least now we can pay the parking violations from the conviance of our homes. To learn how to avoid getting a parking violation in Downtown West Chester check out this awesome video explaining the best places to park in WC!

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West Chester Restaurant Week is Coming | May 19th-27th

Block off your calendar from May 19 until May 27 for an 8 day celebration of culinary magic! Downtown West Chester will become even more of a lively area, as restaurants extend an extra welcoming hand to passerby’s and locals, offering special multi-course, fixed-price menues for lunch and/or dinner. Chefs all around the block are pulling out the stops for West Chester Restaurant Week so now is the time, more than ever, for diners to experience some place new or get reacquainted with an old favorite. A complete list of participating downtown restaurants is mentioned HERE. Pick a favorite and enjoy!

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