The Morrisville Free Library recently received materials from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries to implement a series of Block Play Parties for young children and adults through the Cruise into Kindergarten program grant. Blocks offer children an almost infinite variety of opportunities to express themselves, from constructing simple designs to veritable engineering feats of bridge building.
Hands Across the Canal Path is the 30th anniversary celebration of Hands Across America, which took place right in the heart of Morrisville in May of 1986. During Hands Across America, people from all walks of life put their differences aside and joined hands to raise money and awareness for the underprivileged and hungry within our borders.
Hands Across the Canal Path is being held in Morrisville Borough on Saturday, May 21st along the Delaware Canal path, north of Maple Avenue, with the main staging area for vendors, community groups and activities being at the corner of Delmorr and E. Trenton Avenue, next to Actor’s NET of Bucks County.
The Philadelphia Saxophone Quartet will be performing a concert on Saturday, May 7th, 7:00pm, at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing, 101 Scotch Road, Ewing Township, New Jersey. Tickets are $20, $15 for patrons, and $5 for students.
The 1867 Sanctuary, a former Presbyterian church which was restored as a historic haven for the arts, is easily accessible from I-95. The facility is wheelchair accessible, with free parking across the street.
The first half of the concert will include “Tango” from “Espana Suite” by Albeniz, excerpts from the Pierre Max DuBois Saxophone Quartet, parts of Bach’s Toccata In D Minor, selections from Tchaikowski’s “Seasons,” and an exciting piece by Milan Kaderavek.
In observance of National Train Day, the Morrisville Public Library and the Delaware Valley Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society (NRHS) will present “A Celebration of American Railroading” on Saturday, May 14th, from 10:00am to 3:00pm in the lower level of the Morrisville Public Library, 300 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Morrisville.
This event will feature displays of railroad artifacts and memorabilia, operating toy train layouts and multi-media programs highlighting historic and contemporary railroading. For kids there will be a hand operated toy train layout, Thomas the Tank Engine videos and other activities.
Children bring their own bikes – or tricycles and scooters – to school for a morning of exercise fun on “Bring Your Own Bike to School Day” at The Montessori School (TMS). This year the annual event will be held on May 17th.
TMS students eagerly look forward to this day. They ride their bikes around obstacles, throw newspapers into a bin, and practice stopping at a stop sign.
“’Bring Your Own Bike’ was initiated to remind our children of the joy of riding their bikes outside,” said Mary Ann Jackson, Head of School. “We felt a responsibility to encourage our children to learn the healthy habits promoted by First Lady Michelle Obama.”
On Saturday, May 14th, from noon to 4:00pm, Historic Fallsington, Inc. will hold their Spring Open House in downtown Fallsington. Enjoy self-guided tours of the Stagecoach Tavern and the Moon-Williamson Log House. Learn about Spinning with Nora at the Log House, and Colonial textiles and the dye pot with Clarissa at the Tavern.
Children’s activities will feature quill pen writing at the Tavern with Steve, and Colonial children’s games on the Tavern Lawn with Gregory. Admission is free. For more info call 215-295-6567.
The Annual Morrisville Spring Carnival comes to Williamson Park, located at N. Delmorr Avenue and E. Bridge Street, Tuesday, May 17th through Sunday, May 22nd. This community event, which has attracted thousands from all over the Delaware Valley, will feature thrill rides, carnival games, food, live entertainment and more. Returning this year is ‘Charlie Chopper,’ a first of its kind helicopter ride that combines high-flying fun and technology.
Hours of operation will be 6:00pm to 10:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights; 6:00pm to 11:00pm on Friday night; 2:00pm to 11:00pm on Saturday; and 2:00pm to 6:00pm on Sunday.
by Rachel M. Romano
Take 1,000 pounds of colored cornstarch, 125 volunteers and 1,500 runners/walkers. Add crazy costumes, music, vendors and food. Mix it all together with smiles, and you have the recipe for the Second Annual ColorFun 5K Run/Walk set for Sunday, May 22nd at 8:00am at Williamson Park in Morrisville.
The event, organized by Morrisville’s Oakville Girl Scout Unit, is the group’s largest fundraiser for the Girl Scout Global Travel Program, which is sending 70 Girl Scouts and family members on a 15-day service learning trip to Europe this summer.
Local author Becky Libourel Diamond will discuss and sign copies of her new book, “The Thousand Dollar Dinner,” the tale of an unusual 19th century “Top Chef” competition, at the Yardley-Makefield Library, 1080 Edgewood Road, Yardley, on Saturday, May 7th, at 2:00pm.
The first part of this culinary challenge was held at Delmonico’s famous New York City restaurant, but Ms. Diamond’s book focuses on the extravagant feast held in Philadelphia and prepared by Chef James Parkinson.
The 12-hour, 17-course feast was dubbed by Philadelphia newspapers as the “Thousand Dollar Dinner” because it reputedly cost the Philadelphians $1,000 (approximately $32,000 in today’s dollars) to prepare.
The show will take place at Pennsbury High School East Auditorium, 705 Hood Boulevard, Fairless Hills, and will include a piece composed for a baby elephant by Stravinsky, “Molly on the Shore” by Grainger, “Suite of Old American Dance” by Robert Russell Bennett, as well as the music of Ron Nelson and Dana Wilson.