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Category: Arts + Culture

Bucks County Summer Concert Line-up: 15+ Places to Catch Live Entertainment

by Christina Cordaro on July 5, 2022

Bucks County is the perfect backdrop for the summer season! With all the art and culture our historic towns have to offer, there are many beautiful sights and sounds to hear during the warm months! 1. Bristol Riverside Theatre Bristol After having success from the first annual William Penn Bank Summer Music Fest, the event is taking place again this year throughout the months of July to…

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Theater Review: American Jade at the Bucks County Playhouse

by Heather McGurrin on May 26, 2022

The Bucks County Playhouse, located on the site of a former grist mill on the bank of the Delaware River in New Hope, is home of the first big show since being closed due to the pandemic. It is American Jade, featuring the first Asian-American actress to win an Emmy, Jodi Long. Jodi’s Chinese-Australian father, who was a tap dancer, and her Japanese-American mother were a popular nightclub act in…

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Tour de Doylestown while at the Bicycle Film Festival

by Heather McGurrin on May 11, 2022

The 22nd annual international Bicycle Film Festival was held in Bucks County’s Doylestown, Pennsylvania this year in partnership with Discover Doylestown and was an incredible experience to witness and a great excuse to get out and about downtown! Taking a stroll through the town with my friend before entering the Mercer Museum for the author visit was eye opening! I have only been to the…

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The Newtown Theatre Completes Phase I of Renovating its Iconic History

by Amanda Reiser on April 4, 2022

The Newtown Theatre has been a staple in the Newtown community since its inception in the early 19 th century. An Iconic History In 1831, the Newtown Theatre, or “Newtown Hall” as it was referred to back then, was the host to town gatherings and served as a non-sectarian church for traveling ministers. By the 1850s, the Newtown Theatre was in full swing with entertainment offerings like concerts…

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Afternoon Hisor-Tea: Renovated Grundy Museum & Bricky Girl Tea Room

by Christina Cordaro on April 9, 2021

"If a man does not take pride in his own town, he isn't likely to give a rap about his country", once stated by Joseph Ridgeway Grundy, a well-known man to this day of our local community here in Bucks County. Joseph Ridgeway Grundy was the son of William Hulme and Mary Ridgeway Grundy and the last generation to live in the Grundy residence in Bristol Borough. In 1884, the home, which today is the…

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Now Open! Tour the Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle

by Christina Cordaro on September 25, 2020

I recently took a tour at Henry Chapman Mercer’s Museum and Castle in Doylestown. It was wonderful to be able to safely experience the iconic architecture and collections from Doylestown’s own famous philanthropist, architect and collector. Here’s our experience… The Doylestown native, also known as “the man behind the castles,” became famous during the 20 th century Arts and Crafts movement for…

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Read Local: Books Written by Bucks County Authors

by Louise Feder on April 6, 2020

It’s fair to say this is not the entry I was planning on writing for Spring in Bucks County – I was thinking about hikes and road trips, Easter egg hunts and garden parties! But in the face of a pandemic, we all adjust. So now, as April begins, I am grateful to be safe at home with my family. And, if, like me, you are reading more these days than ever, we have recommendations for you! Our region’s…

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5 Bucks County Museums to Visit This Winter

by Christina Cordaro on December 23, 2019

Ever want to bring the beautiful countryside landscapes, charming small towns, rich history and uniqueness of Bucks County indoors? Below are five different museums that allows you to do so as we head into the winter months: 1. Bucks County Children’s Museum New Hope One of the many guiding principles of this museum is to be a resource for children, parents and schools by combining Bucks County…

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A Weekend Along the Bucks County Genius Belt

by Louise Feder on September 16, 2019

I don’t know about you, but back-to-school season always makes me want to return to a favorite subject. So, what better time to spend a weekend along the Bucks County Genius Belt? A term used in the first half of the 20 th century to describe the area’s wealth of artists, craftspeople, authors, and playwrights, it’s fair to say Bucks County’s cultural legacy is at the very heart of our region’s…

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