Well there certianly is no Shortage of Great Fun to be had here in the Lehigh Valley this Summer! Music, Art, Food, Networking, Charity Events, Look over our Guide so you are in the know and Click on the highlit links to get complete information! Check back again as we’ll update the guide as the weeks go on and more events come to light! Have a great summer 2012!
Try out our delicious new menu at the Mike & Ike Bistro! While you’re dining, enjoy amazing free performances on the Air Products Town Square’s TD Bank Community Stage and the Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks!
Celebrate summer with a one-of-a-kind experience! Enjoy delicious appetizers, drinks and dinner as you listen to live music and watch the sun set on the captivating blast furnaces at SteelStacks!
Happy Hour, Every Thursday-Saturday from 4:30-6pm.
Raggae Party Friday July 20th, 8pm
Don’t miss a beat! Raggae Party at Allentown Brew Works Silk Lounge. Featuring 3 live bands. Doors open at 7pm, showtime at 8pm. $5 cover
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July 21 (Sat) “A History of Roseto, Part I,” Desiree DeNicola, Mayor of Roseto, 1:30 pm, Sigal Museum, 342 Northampton St., Easton.
Roseto residents are celebrating their Cent’Anni – the 100th anniversary of their town’s incorporation. Mayor Desiree DeNicola will recount and illustrate with photographs the coming of the first immigrants from Roseto Valfortore, Italy, and the incorporation on January 2, 1912, of their community, then a few houses along dirt streets. She will describe the activities and fundraisers that the current residents have been conducting since January: a borough-wide dinner, 5K run/1 mi. walk, walking tours, talk by guest author Adriana Trigiani, 3-day August celebration, and gala in September.
August 2 (Thur) “A History of Roseto, Part II,” Desiree DeNicola, Mayor of Roseto, 7 pm, Sigal Museum, 342 Northampton St., Easton.
Mayor Desiree DeNicola will continue her account of the celebration of Roseto’s Cent’Anni, 100th anniversary of the town’s incorporation, with photos and articles about the residents and about the DeNicola family itself and how it illustrates the tight community environment. She will describe the contents of the 1987 time capsule and the parade that will feature three judges and the district attorney, all with ties to the area.
ALLENTOWN, PA – The Lehigh Valley Arts Council is proud to announce the release of the new ARTIX Passport to the Arts in the Lehigh Valley. ARTix provides a buy one, get one free voucher to twenty-four arts and cultural venues and has a $400 retail value. Dance, musical, theatrical and historical offerings are just some of the options available to the arts traveler and a companion through June 30, 2013.
“This new edition of the ARtix Passport marks thirteen years of collaborative arts marketing among the region’s cultural groups,” says Randall Forte, Arts Council executive director. “When we come together to promote all of the arts in the region, everyone wins: The arts strengthen the Lehigh Valley brand, the cultural consumer has more choices, the organizations attract larger audiences—and local businesses thrive.”
A benefit of membership, the Passport is also distributed to real estate and corporate relocation offices as a way to introduce new residents to the variety and depth of programming in the region. Arts Council members are encouraged to use the Passport as an advocacy tool and introduce a friend to a whole world of extraordinary arts and entertainment produced in our region. With passport in hand, you can start planning a year’s itinerary to events at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre, Da Vinci Science Center, and Bach Choir of Bethlehem—and so many more!
The Lehigh Valley Arts Council is proud to provide regional leadership that advances the arts in the growing community, and welcomes new members. Membership benefits includeARTix; discounts to workshops and conferences; subscriptions to the bimonthlyInside the Arts/arts calendarandLehigh Valley Stylemagazine; and invitations to the annual spring and fall membership receptions.
Special thanks to our lead sponsor, Fegley’s Brew Works; and to Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.; Christmas City Printing; The County of Lehigh; PPL; and The Harry C. Trexler Trust for their additional support.
At the Edge Events
Join us at the Museum as we bring you fantastic lectures featuring artists, art historians, and experts in the field of imaginative realism.
Workshop with Mark Schultz of Xenozoic Tales
July 21, Noon-4 p.m.
Mark Schultz’s lifelong interest in adventure fiction and science led him to create the award-winning comics series Xenozoic Tales. Mark will identify some of the artists that inspired him and guide you through his process of creating an artwork in the dry-brush technique he’s mastered.
$35 members, $50 nonmembers. Call 610-432-4333, 110 to register or TICKETLEAP.
Historical Context of Fantasy Art with Peter Trippi July 22, 2 p.m.
Fantasy art has its roots deep in the history of Western art. Art historian Peter Trippi will identify the key artists who helped develop the genre we now know as imaginative realism. Trippi is the editor of Fine Art Connoisseur, the magazine that serves collectors of historical and contemporary representational painting, sculpture, drawings, and prints.
$5 members, $15 nonmembers. Call 610-432-4333, 110 to register or TICKETLEAP.
Flora and Fauna: Needlework Landscapes
It’s summertime outside–and it’s almost too hot to enjoy the beautiful blooming flowers! Beat the heat and check out Flora and Fauna: Needlework Landscapes inside AAM. Gorgeous embroidered gardens await you in the Goodman Gallery. And if you are feeling lucky, purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win the Redwork Coverlet! Tickets are $10, or purchase 3 tickets for $25.
Floral Tea Towel: Intro to Redwork Embroidery July 28, 1-3:30 p.m.
Redwork embroidery uses outline stitching to produce thread “drawings” of many delightful subjects. In this beginner-level class you will decorate a tea towel with a vintage redwork floral design from a coverlet with instructor Eileen Gilliland. A kit at a cost of $12 can be purchased on the day of the class.
$8 members, $12 nonmembers. Registration required, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-432-4333, ext. 110.
Sit ‘n’ Stitch: Demonstrations for Embroidery Techniques July 29, August 26, 1-3 p.m.
Come sit with members of the Lehigh Valley chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America while they stitch an assortment of techniques for all to see. This program is a part of FREE Sundays.
Ladies! Join us at ArtsQuest for Ladies’ Night to support the YWCA of Bethlehem with an evening of socializing, drinking, networking and shopping.
Musikfest! August 3 – 12, 2012
Festival Returns for 29th Year with New Performance Venue & More Free Music Than Ever
More free music than ever before awaits Musikfest guests when the nation’s largest free, non-gated music festival celebrates its 29th year, Aug 3-12 in Bethlehem. Over 500 performances will take place during the event’s 10-day run, with great, free music on 14 of the festival’s 15 stages.
When guests arrive at Musikfest 2012, they’ll discover an additional music venue where they can enjoy great, free music now that ArtsQuest Center’s Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas will host concerts throughout the festival, starting at 5pm each night.
Songs of Summer Free Event August 10, 2012 – 7 – 9 pm with Star of the Day Event Productions sponsored by Hosfield Insurance
Hosfeld Insurance and InsuranceChix.com sponsors SONGS OF SUMMER, a free family event featuring Star of the Day Event Productions Make it 3 trio and the Star of the Day All-Star Singers on Friday, August 10, 2012 from 7-9:30pm at the Emmaus Community Park Arts Pavilion.
Come hear some of your favorite music, get up and dance, and sing along as Star of the Day performs songs about summer and other favorites from Broadway, Top 40 and beyond. We will feature professional singers from NYC to the Valley backed by a 3 piece band including musical director and accompanist Nate Diehl. Singers include Andrea Cartagena, Nathan Chipman, Nina Elias, Stephen Molloy, Mim Paquin, and Peter Sikalias. Closing out the evening with be the All girl trio Make it 3 made up of Janis Greim, Christine Hjorth, and Star of the Day owner Kirsten Rani Almeida.
It’s fun for the whole family. So come on out and have some summer fun!
Sunday, August 19, 2012 12:00pm until 6:00pm
Admission $5, children ages 12 and under free
Pride in the Park Highlights include:
Over 100 Vendors/Merchants and Non-Profit Organizations.
Top-Notch Entertainment – Enjoy some of the best gay and allied entertainers under the covered, stage tent. Pride in The Park
Lehigh Valley Business Group and America On Wheels – Business -2- Business Mixer August 21, 2012
Stay tuned! More to come! Submit your events to be considered for inclusion in the Guide to Summer & our online Calendar!