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New Hope’s “second Saturday” Chocolate Fest, September 13
September 13th Second Saturday in New Hope to feature "Chocolate Fest" See some great artwiork, and antiques, eat some deliciuos food at out outstanding restaurants, stay at one of our many bed and breakfasts, and bring a friend.
By: Howard Cooperman
Second Saturday also marks the kick-off of “Toast of the Town,” a benefit for Embraceable You, a documentary film capturing the history and diversity of the accepting community of New Hope. From September 13 through September 27, participating bars throughout town offer Embraceable You libations, with half the price going directly to the making of the film. Responsible drinkers can vote for the “best drink” and “best presentation.”
Among the highlights of Second Saturday in New Hope:
Art’s Fox and Hound Bed & Breakfast (246 West Bridge Street) offers a special Chocolate Lover’s Romantic Weekend Package featuring a private patio, balcony or secluded sun deck room plus gourmet hand dipped chocolates, champagne and fresh flowers.
Gallery Piquel (39 North Main Street) hosts a champagne reception for landscape artist Adriano Farinella.
Howard Gallery of Fine Art (77 West Bridge Street) showcases work by Bucks County artists Dot Bunn, Steve Messenger and Christine Drewyer.
Image Makers Art Gallery (12 West Mechanic Street) spotlights newly-acquired work from David Crosby and Bill Kreutzmann, and recognizes its current exhibit of Jerry Garcia paintings and limited edition prints with complimentary chocolate covered cherries (á la Ben & Jerry’s popular ice cream tribute).
J & W Gallery (20 West Bridge Street) presents new works by Provincetown artists Michael McGuire (oils) and Marc Kundmann (encaustic), and offers 15 % off any purchase.
Logan Inn (10 West Ferry Street) hosts musician Jon Ashe in the outdoor Magnolia Terrace.
Mechanic Street Mugs (10 West Mechanic Street) shows off ergonomic bowls made by owner Joel Roberts and shares a complimentary glass of wine with visitors.
Michener Art Museum – New Hope (500 Union Square Drive) continues its fall exhibit Art and the River, which explores the iconic influence of the region’s waterways as seen through the eyes of the area’s famed artists.
New Hope Arts Center (2 Stockton Avenue) welcomes Roger Steffens for a multi-media presentation of unreleased footage, film and music of Reggae mega-star Bob Marley. As a friend of Marley’s, Steffens amassed an amazing oral history of the Reggae movement and serves as caretaker for the musician’s largest existing archives. Tickets are $20 for the public or $15 for New Hope Arts Center members.
New Hope Sidetracks Art Gallery (2A Stockton Avenue) celebrates with upbeat music by Fiddlesticks, performed by husband and wife duo Nancy Shill and Charlie Pellegrino. These multi-talented artists are also featured in Sidetracks’ current exhibit, Naked in New Hope.
Tear Drop Memories / NorthFork Pet Antiques (12 West Mechanic Street, 2B) presents a special exhibition of over a hundred rare Victorian pet and wildlife photographs. From great Grandma’s tabby cat to Civil War bald eagles, scarce Victorian daguerreotypes, stereoviews, cabinet cards and Glass Magic slides detail America’s passion for animals. Both animal and human refreshments will be served at this pet-friendly gallery.
Triumph Brewing Company (400 Union Square Drive) taps a barrel of Chocolate Stout for the occasion. Brewed in the style of Irish Dry Stout with roasted barley and a toasted nutty flavor, Triumph’s creamy Chocolate Stout includes tastes of real milk chocolate. Triumph also features chocolate martinis for $5.00 all evening.
The Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce is organized to promote the economic, civil, commercial, cultural, artistic, historical and educational interests of the area. For more information, visit secondsaturdaysnewhope.com or call (215) 862-5272
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Second Saturday is a monthly event to celebrate the arts. Every month of the year, the art galleries, restaurants, antique shops, and boutiques remain open until 9 p.m. or later. Some times during the year we offer free guided gallery tours while most shops feature a special event relevant to their specific business. visit www.secondsaturadysnewhope.com for up to date information or call Howard Cooperman 215 862.5272