Weekly farmers’ market returns to Washington Crossing Historic Park

Area residents looking for fresh produce can come to Washington Crossing Historic Park on Saturdays for a weekly farmers’ market.

The market will be open from 9:00am to 1:00pm and feature produce from up to 12 local farms and vendors with all-natural products. Farm stands will be set up near the corner of River Road and Route 532 or in the Visitor Center parking lot in case of rain.

Individuals with disabilities who need special assistance or accommodations to participate in this event should call 215-493-4076. For more information visit WashingtonCrossingPark.org.

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New Hope Celebrates Pride Parade is May 16th

Join local residents and tourists as they gather for the New Hope Celebrates parade on Saturday May 16th, where the signature event of Pride Week will kick off in Lambertville, before marching into New Hope. The parade will begin at Lambertville City Hall before continuing down Bridge Street into Pennsylvania, making it the only Pride Parade, which crosses a state line. This year’s theme, “Be Yourself,” highlights the diverse and inclusive communities of New Hope and Lambertville.

The parade begins at 11:30am and will conclude at approximately 1:00pm. Following the parade will be the much-anticipated Vendor Fair and Block Party.

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USTA hosting free Family Fun Day

Spring is here, and for those at the United States Tennis Association (USTA) it means one thing – It’s time for some tennis. USTA Middle States is hosting its first-ever Free Family Fun Day on Sunday, May 17th at Central Park in Doylestown. Numerous sports activities, including tennis for all ages and abilities, will be featured at the park from 11:00am until 2:00pm. A special focus will be placed on families playing and staying active together. Cardio Tennis will run from 11:00 to 12:30. Those on hand for Family Fun Day will learn about local play opportunities and will get a chance to receive giveaways, experience games and earn a multitude of prizes. There will be various sports activities to enjoy on the courts and the grass fields of the park.

For more information on USTA Middle States, or for questions about the event, e-mail communications@ms.usta.com, or visit playtenniswithus.com.

Also join one of the other free family tennis and fitness events being held at:

Upper Bucks site:

Kulp Park Tennis Courts, 50 South Second Street, Perkasie, 18944

Tuesday, May 19, 6:30–7:30 pm

Central Bucks site:

New Hope Solebury High School tennis courts, 182 West Bridge Street, New Hope 18944

Saturday, May 16, 2:00–3:00 pm

Lower Bucks site:

Newtown Middle School, 116 Newtown-Richboro Road, Newtown, 18940

Saturday, May 16, 2:00–3:00 pm

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Friends of the Delaware Canal Meet and Greet

Join the Friends of the Delaware Canal for a Meet and Greet on Thursday, May 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the mural plaza next to the Locktender’s House, 145 South Main Street, New Hope.

Find out what is in store for the 59-mile-long Canal and how the Friends’ organization helps the Delaware Canal State Park maintain and improve the waterway and towpath. Meet members of the Friends’ Board of Directors while enjoying wine and hors d’oeuvres. Five murals depicting scenes along the Canal will provide the backdrop for an evening of conversation and good information.

Tours of the site of the proposed Delaware Canal State Park Visitors Center will be given as well as Lock 11, the only lock on the Canal that is operable, and the Locktender’s House, a small historic house museum with a “Life at the Lock” exhibit.

This casual event is free. For more information, call 215-862-2021, e-mail friends@fodc.org, or visit www.fodc.org.

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New Hope Art League Juried Show coming in May

The Sixth Annual New Hope Art League Juried Show will be held May 15th through 25th at the Rolling Green Barn, Route 202 and Aquetong Road, New Hope. The awards reception is Saturday, May 16th from 5:00-8:00pm and is free and open to the public. Classical guitarist Michael Notarangelo will perform. The Art League is supporting the Bucks County Housing Group with a non-perishable food drive. Please bring food to feed the needy.

The record amount of entries this year, a testament to the growing reputation of the league and show, kept jurors Stanley Bielen and Georganna Lenssen busy. All art is for sale. A portion of the proceeds goes towards the NHAL art scholarship for a worthy high school senior pursuing art in college.

Come out and enjoy some wonderful art and support your community. Open Thursday through Sunday and Memorial Day, noon to 6:00pm. Visit NewHopeArtLeague.com for more information.

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New Hope & Ivyland Railroad’s May events

The Fourth Annual National Train Day is Saturday, May 9th, so come out to the railroad for a Family Fun Day Celebration. They will be running their hourly excursions, as well as a model train exhibit for you to see, face painting for the kids and much more!

Mother’s Day Brunch Train is Sunday, May 10th. Celebrate Mom in a truly classic and unforgettable fashion. Take a beautiful, scenic tour of the Bucks County countryside while enjoying a carefully prepared gourmet brunch aboard their vintage train.

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‘Landscapes and Wildlife of the Delaware Valley’ photography exhibit

The Bucks County Audubon Society (BCAS), in conjunction with the Bucks County Project Gallery, is hosting “Landscapes and Wildlife of the Delaware Valley,” a juried photography exhibit through Sunday, May 3rd. The framed work may be viewed and purchased at the BCAS Honey Hollow Environmental Education Center, 2877 Creamery Road, New Hope. Artists are donating a portion of their sales to benefit the environmental education programs provided each year to children and adults across the Delaware Valley. For more information call 215-297-5880 or visit online at www.BCAS.org.

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Cantus Novus celebrates ‘love’

Cantus Novus, an auditioned chamber choir based in Bucks County, completes its 15th anniversary year with its spring performances of “Roses and Thorns: A Love Story.”

As our world hurtles through anxious times, the singers of Cantus Novus will celebrate love in all its joyous complexity. The concerts feature works of Mozart, Halley, Mealor, Victoria, Lauridsen, Casals, Whitacre, Forrest, Clausen and others.

Lauded by composers for “sensitivity and elegance” in performance, Cantus Novus’ recent holiday concerts were virtually sold out, so be sure to get tickets in advance.

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Carversville Christian Church to host ‘Hootenanny Number Two’

Following their successful Pete Seeger-oriented musical session a few months ago, a number of area performers will be re-grouping at Carversville Christian Church for “Hootenanny Number Two” on Sunday afternoon, May 3rd at 4:00pm. Singing and playing songs with a folk or folk-rock theme, local musicians Michael Orrell, Suzan Bartels, Ralph Smith, Elizabeth Bowman, Nancy Shill, Steve Feuerstein, and Rick Rosen will present individual sets, play and sing in a variety of combinations, and, in true hootenanny fashion, perform several songs designed to include full sing-along audience participation.

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Wrightstown Farmers Market celebrates ninth season opening

The Wrightstown Farmers Market opens the 2015 season at 9:00am Saturday, May 2nd with a ribbon-cutting, veggie plant giveaway, monster bubbles, Goose Creek Pioneers’ rousing music, and 30 local farmers and producers offering fresh, top quality products.

According to market manager, Cheryl Gilmore, Bobolink Farm, with aged cheeses and artisan breads, and Nina’s Waffle Truck are two new vendors welcomed this season.

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