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Photo of Strawberry Festival, courtesy of Anthony Sinagoga Photography (above)
Photo of A Very Furry Christmas, courtesy of Sesame Place (right)

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08-27-2014

Special Events

8th Annual Upper Black Eddy Fireman's Carnival

  • August 27, 2014 to August 31, 2014
  • Recurrence:Recurring daily
  • Event Location: Bridgeton Athletic Association
  • Address: 1340 Bridgeton Hill Road, Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972
  • 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Sponsored by the Upper Black Eddy Fire Company #1. Rides, food, games, music and fun! Entertainment: Wednesday - DJ Broken Arrow; Thursday - Cncourse; Friday - Audience of O... more »

Dance performance and Meet-the-Artist, featuring Nai-Ni Chen Company

  • August 27, 2014
  • Event Location: James A. Michener Art Museum
  • Address: 138 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901
  • 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Admission:$20 per member/$25 per non-member/$10 per student with valid ID, includes museum admission.

Join us for a special dance performance at the Michener Art Museum of new works developed by award winning choreographer Nai-Ni Chen for Steve Tobin's sculptures on exhibit in... more »

Harvey

  • August 27, 2014
  • Sponsoring Partner: County Theater
  • Event Location: County Theater
  • Address: 20 E State St, Doylestown, PA 18901
  • Phone:215-345-6789
  • 7:00 PM
  • Admission:General $10, Member $5

Jimmy Stewart plays Elwood P. Dowd, a pleasant fellow whose best friend is Harvey, an invisible 6-foot-tall rabbit. There are those in Elwood’s life who accept his eccen... more »

Mary Poppins Sing-a-long

  • August 27, 2014
  • Event Location: Bucks County Playhouse
  • Address: 70 S Main St, New Hope, PA 18938
  • 7:30 PM
  • Admission:$10

50th Year anniversary to the day that it came out in theaters, now this timeless classic is coming to the Bucks County Playhouse! London banker George Banks advertises for a ... more »

Naturalist Skills

  • August 27, 2014
  • Event Location: Silver Lake Nature Center
  • Address: 1306 Bath Rd, Bristol, PA 19007
  • Phone:215-785-1177
  • 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission:$6 members, $8 non-members

This group usually meets on the third Wednesday of every month from 6 pm to about 8 pm. But, due to vacations, this month it will be the fourth Wednesday,... more »

TDBA Concert: The Blues Brotherhood

  • August 27, 2014
  • Event Location: TD Bank Amphitheater
  • Address: 2400 Byberry Road, Bensalem, PA 19020
  • 7:00 PM
  • Admission:Adults $5 (CASH ONLY), Seniors 65+ $2.50 (CASH ONLY), Children 12 & under Free. No advance ticket sales. Tickets can be purchased at amphitheater entrance starting at 6pm on concert nights

Join us for the music of The Blues Brotherhood- The Ultimate Tribute to The Blues Brothers. The Blues Brotherhood covers the best material from the original "Blues Brothe... more »

On-Going Events

10th Annual Bucks County Quilt Showcase

  • July 14, 2014 to September 22, 2014
  • Recurrence:Recurring daily
  • Event Location: Bucks County Visitor Center - Bensalem
  • Address: 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020
  • 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission:Free to Attend

This annual event, provided by the Bucks County Visitors Center, The Quilt Academy and Quilts for Kids, features local artisans displaying their passion for quilting. Over 100... more »

Ain't Misbehavin'

  • August 17, 2014 to September 07, 2014
  • Recurrence:Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Event Location: Bucks County Playhouse
  • Address: 70 S Main St, New Hope, PA 18938
  • Phone:215-862-2121
  • Visit Website for Show Times
  • Admission:$29 - $59.50

AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ is baased on an idea by Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby, Jr. Directed by Hunter Foster and choreographed by Lorin Lotarro. This joint is jumpi... more »

Art Exhibit by Shelley Weiss - An Artist's Journey

  • August 03, 2014 to September 13, 2014
  • Recurrence:Recurring daily
  • Event Location: Bucks County Visitor Center - Bensalem
  • Address: 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020
  • Phone:215-639-0300
  • 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission:Free to Attend

Shelley Weiss - An Artist’s Journey After retiring from teaching I decided to try my hand at painting, something I always thought I might enjoy, but never found the tim... more »

Art in the Garden

  • July 16, 2014 to August 30, 2014
  • Recurrence:Every Wednesday, Saturday
  • Event Location: Hortulus Farm Garden & Museum
  • Address: 60 Thompson Mill Rd, Wrightstown, PA 18940
  • 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Admission:Requested donation $12/person.

Jeff Kahn’s kinetic sculptures are a study in the art of emotional and physical movement. Their mesmerizing beauty and intricate, ever-changing designs have been exhibit... more »

Behind the Lens: Raymond Pitcairn and Photography

  • February 10, 2014 to November 14, 2014
  • Recurrence:Recurring every week day
  • Sponsoring Partner: Bryn Athyn Historic District
  • Event Location: Glencarin Museum
  • Address: 1005 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009
  • Phone:267-502-2993
  • With Tour or by appointment
  • Admission:Donations Welcome

Raymond Pitcairn (1885-1966) is remembered primarily for his two remarkable architectural achievements: Bryn Athyn Cathedral, and Glencairn, the Bryn Athyn home he built for h... more »

Book Discusion: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

The monthly book discussions continue. All of these moderated events begin at 6:30 pm and no registration is required. The August 27, 2014 title is "We Are All Completely... more »

Brown Bag- It with the Arts

  • August 27, 2014
  • Sponsoring Partner: Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce
  • Event Location: Bucks County Courthouse Lawn
  • Address: 55 East Court Street, Doylestown, PA 18901
  • Phone:215-348-3913
  • 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • Admission:Free to Attend

A celebration of the arts bringing various musical performances to the courthouse lawn every Wednesday from May until August. Family Friendly! 3rd Fred will be taking photos. more »

Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American Exhibition

  • March 13, 2014 to October 26, 2014
  • Recurrence:Recurring daily
  • Event Location: National Museum of American Jewish History
  • Address: 101 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106
  • Tue-Fri 10 AM to 5 PM, Sat & Sun 10 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Admission:Adult $12, Youth (ages 12-21) $11, Child (12 & under) Free, Senior (65+, ID required) $11, Active Military with ID Free

Chasing Dreams celebrates baseball and the many fans, players, and characters who helped shape our American story. Every triumph and defeat, every hero on and off the field, ... more »

Dinner and a Stroll

  • August 05, 2014 to August 28, 2014
  • Recurrence:Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Sponsoring Partner: Grounds for Sculpture
  • Event Location: Rat's Restaurant
  • Address: 16 Fairgrounds Rd, Hamilton, NJ 08619
  • Phone:609-584-7800
  • 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Admission:$44 + beverages, tax & gratuity

The perfect mid-week reason to visit Grounds For Sculpture! In the months of July and August, guests can enjoy the park (admission included) and a three-course prix-fixe meal ... more »

Films at the Farmstead

The Thompson-Neely House & Farmstead in Washington Crossing Historic Park will play host to an outdoor family film series on the lawn of the historic farmhouse (all movies... more »

Guided Wildflower Walks

  • June 01, 2014 to August 31, 2014
  • Recurrence:Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Event Location: Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
  • Address: 1635 River Rd, New Hope, PA 18938
  • 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Admission:Tour included with paid admission. Members Free

See flowers and fruits in season and discover fun facts about their use. Learn about the Preserve's history, habitats, and important plant-animal interactions while enjoying t... more »

Morning Meadow Walk

  • July 23, 2014 to September 10, 2014
  • Event Location: Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
  • Address: 1635 River Rd, New Hope, PA 18938
  • 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Admission:Members: Free; Non-members: Included with Preserve admission.

Amidst a sea of waving green grasses, native bees and butterflies gather nectar or pollen from milkweeds, mints, bonesets and coneflowers. Before the day heats up, take a guid... more »

Out of this World: Works by Steve Tobin

  • June 28, 2014 to October 26, 2014
  • Event Location: James A. Michener Art Museum
  • Address: 138 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901
  • Tues through Fri 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Sat 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Sun 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission:Included with Paid Admission

Internationally recognized for his strong yet elegant interpretations of elements from the natural world, Tobin receives well-earned recognition in his hometown with this exhi... more »

Playwicki Farm Farmers Market

  • June 04, 2014 to October 29, 2014
  • Recurrence:Every Wednesday
  • Event Location: Playwicki Farm
  • Address: 2350 Bridgetown Pike, Feasterville, PA 19053
  • Phone:215-357-7300 x326
  • 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Admission:Free to Attend

The Market runs every Wednesday, RAIN or SHINE. All the fruits and vegetables at the market are from local farms, grown in-season, in healthy soil, and picked ripe - giving us... more »

Ride the Josiah White II Canal Boat

  • August 01, 2014 to August 31, 2014
  • Recurrence:Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Sponsoring Partner: Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Alliance
  • Event Location: National Canal Museum
  • Address: 2750 Hugh Moore Park Road, Easton, PA 18042
  • Canal boat tours are 45 minutes long and leave the dock at 12 Noon, 1 PM, 2 PM and 3 PM.
  • Admission:Adults $12; Seniors & Military $11; Children (3-15) $9; Children under 3 Free. Group rate available.

Take a ride back in time aboard the Josiah White II! Pennsylvania’s only mule-drawn canal boat cruises Section 8 of the Lehigh Canal in Hugh Moore Park during the summer... more »

Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello

  • April 09, 2014 to October 19, 2014
  • Recurrence:Recurring daily
  • Event Location: National Constitution Center
  • Address: Independence Mall 525 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
  • Mon-Fri 9:30am - 5pm; Sat 9:30am - 6pm; Sun 12noon - 5pm
  • Admission:$14.50 Adults, $13 Seniors/Students, $8 Children ages 4-12

Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello features more than 280 artifacts including Jefferson's walking stick, chess set, books, spectacles, and replica of the portable desk used to ... more »

Tai Chi in the Garden

Taught by Al Smith, Practitioner Member, National Qigong Association - Do you want to reduce stress, quiet down, move in a slow, balanced way, and cultivate energy? In the bea... more »

The Holy Experiment: Violet Oakley Mural Studies Exhibit

  • June 27, 2014 to December 31, 2014
  • Recurrence:Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Event Location: Pennsbury Manor
  • Address: 400 Pennsbury Memorial Rd, Morrisville, PA 19067
  • Phone:215-946-0400
  • 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Admission:$9 Adults, $7 Seniors, $5 Children (3-11)

The Holy Experiment: Violet Oakley (1874-1961) Mural Studies, will be on display through the end of the year. The exhibit features thirteen original oil on canvas studies for ... more »

Wendy Paton: Nuit Blanche

  • August 23, 2014 to December 07, 2014
  • Recurrence:Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Event Location: James A. Michener Art Museum
  • Address: 138 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901
  • Tues through Fri 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Sat 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Sun 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission:Included with Paid Admission

An award winning fine art photographer, Wendy Paton was in the throes of a successful, ground breaking career training and driving Standardbred race horses in New York, when i... more »

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