As reported by The Patch, A new brewery tour will run from Reading to Phoenixville while highlighting the history and environment of the Schuylkill River Watershed. It's organized by the Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area (NHA).
The tour, which is sold out already, will take place on February 24th and costs just $55. There are 45 participants on a tour of the beer and culture and the Schuylkill River.
"You can't make great beer without clean water," Schuylkill River Greenways NHA Executive Director Elaine Schaefer said in a statement. "We know the people who will take this tour all enjoy local beer. But they may not consider how integrally beer making is connected to protecting and preserving the Schuylkill River, which is a source of drinking water for over 1.5 million people."
The tour will run from Oakbrook Brewing in Reading, to Sly Fox in Pottstown, to Hidden River in Douglassville, and will end at Root Down in Phoenixville. The topic of discussion at Root Down: the history of the borough and the building's industrial past, organizers said.
Schaefer is hopeful that the tour will help promote the history and conservation of the region to an even wider audience.
"Beer and breweries are a valuable and fun piece of our regional culture. We want people to recognize the role the river and the Schuylkill River Trail play in building that culture," she said.
Frederick Douglass "His Life and Times" is a one-man show featuring renowned reenactor Fred Morsell as Frederick Douglass. It will be performed on Thursday, February 15th at 7:30 PM at the Phoenixville Area Middle School. Sponsored by the Phoenixville Area School District - there is NO CHARGE TO ATTEND!
“This event is a bicentennial celebration of the birth of Frederick Douglass and his life’s journey. Born a slave, he eventually escaped to freedom, and became a voice for all of the oppressed. His message resonates still and can be heard in the struggles faced by all of those who have experienced discrimination of any kind. The evening promises to be a cultural, spiritual and educational experience of great significance for Phoenixville.”
- Sandy Claus, Community Relations Coordinator - Phoenixville Area School District
The Eagles Super Bowl victory parade is expected to be the biggest in the city's storied history.
The Patch reports that it will commence at Lincoln Financial Field near Broad and Pattison streets at 11 a.m. on Thursday. It will traverse to S. Penn Square, head west on S. Penn Square to 15th Street, north on 15th to JFK Boulevard, and then west on the Parkway before ultimately ending at the Art Museum steps.
Along the route, there will be video screens and numerous Eagles-related attractions for fans. The Parkway will be lined with food trucks and port-a-potties.
Following the parade, a formal program will take place on the Art Museum steps at 1 p.m.
Plainclothes police officers will be patrolling the crowds, and barriers along the parade route will allow cops to move swiftly from point to point.
Officials are not expecting the chaos and destruction of Sunday night to repeat itself.
"I doubt even the hardiest partiers will be drinking that much at 10:45 a.m.," Mayor Jim Kenney said during a press conference Tuesday morning. "I think you'll have a different element of a crowd along that parade route."
Police Commissioner Richard Ross said that the demographics of the parade will differ from that of the Sunday night celebrations; hinting that the city expected families and people of all ages on Thursday morning, while Sunday night was more "people in their 20s who were drinking."
The occasion will mark the first Super Bowl victory in Eagles history and the first championship parade in the city of Philadelphia since 2008. The Eagles parade is expected to be even bigger.
"This was a crowd like we've never seen," Ross said, alluding to the post-game celebrations Sunday night.. "There were crowds from Vine Street to South Street. There were instances when police saw things but they couldn't get there in time."
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Authorities offered the following tips for fans attending the parade:
No parking restrictions are in place along the entirety of the parade route and adjacent streets will go into effect at 6 p.m. on Wednesday night.
Some wintry weather is expected Wednesday but is predicted to pass in time for the parade. Expect mostly sunny skies with a high in the mid-30s.
Bus, trolley, regional rail, subway, and other services will change for the parade. The Regional Rail will operate inbound trains only during the morning Thursday. Following the parade, Regional Rail lines will operate outbound only. Stops will also be consolidated along the rail lines to streamline the service. Click here for full details on the SEPTA schedule changes.
Kenney said that ending the parade at the Art Museum instead of the stadium complex - as the Phillies parade ended in 2008 - will help alleviate the tremendous pressure on SEPTA. Fans will be able to disburse in many different directions after the parade from the Art Museum, instead of all trying to cram into the subway at the stadiums.
Residents and commuters should plan on "significant" delays if they are traveling in the area. Road closures will be fully implement by 10 a.m. and will begin at around 5 a.m. on Thursday.
The following roads will be closed from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday:
Local access only will be allowed on Wallace, Mt. Vernon, Green, Judson, and Brandywine streets.
The following roads will be closed from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.:
These roads will be closed from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.:
These roads will be closed from noon to 9 p.m.:
On the first and third Sundays of every the month at noon, do yourself a favor and go for a FREE tour (no tickets required) of the historic Colonial Theatre!
You'll visit the interior of the newly acquired bank building, and learn the story behind the theatre. Step “backstage” and peer into the projection booth where the Blob oozed its way into the theatre and became Phoenixville legend.
The tour lasts approximately an hour, with plenty of time for you to buy your tickets and popcorn for their Sunday matinee.
Call 610-917-1228 to RSVP no later than 5pm the Thursday before the tour.
This Friday starting at 9 PM, 228 Productions presents five bands for five bucks (ages 21+).
PAPER LANTERNS, a Green Day tribute band with a few original songs is headlining the evening.
SON & HEIR from Philly play second to last. They've have crafted a brand of heavy, melodic, rock that links back to the group's collective hardcore and punk roots, all while progressing in a modern rock direction.
WXPN welcomes Five for Fighting
Sunday, March 11 @ 7:30 PM
Al Di Meola
Saturday, February 10 @ 8:00 PM
Hot Rize with Red Knuckles & The Trailblazers
Thursday, February 15 @ 7:30 PM
Two Funny Philly Guys -
Joe Conklin & Big Daddy Graham
Saturday, March 24 @ 8:00 PM
Monday, April 2 @ 7:30 PM
Billy Cobham Crosswinds Project
Wednesday, April 4 @ 7:30 PM
Friday, April 13 @ 8:00
More Info & Tickets
For more info, go to www.firebirdfestival.com
The inaugural Phoenixville Harvest Fest begins Thursday, November 2nd; with events scheduled through Sunday, November 5th. The event aims to celebrates community gems, parks, and recreation. The following schedule information is from the festival organizers.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND
The event kicks off with a Night Market from 6 - 10 PM at Riverworks Apartments. It will feature food trucks, vendors, live music, and more.
The Cow and the Curd
Uncle B's BBQ Shack
Bridge Street Chocolates
Colleen Elizabeth Designs
I Heart Art Signs
Nourish Mobile Market
The Stone Fairy
- Don't miss Conshocken Brewing Co. in the clubhouse pouring samples!
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD
Friday night is movie night! Don't miss Movie in the Park, an evening in Reeves Park with fun vendors and the 2017 version of "Beauty and the Beast"!
The fun will begin at 5:30pm, and the movie kicks off at 6:30pm.
Enjoy popcorn supplied by Your Moms Place, and a public reading of the Disney story of "Beauty and the Beast"!
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH
Harvest Breakfast: A Farm to Table Event
8:00am - 11:00am | The Colonial Theatre
Crepes, Omelets and Quiche, oh my! The Harvest breakfast is a can't-miss food event. Held in the new Colonial Theatre lobby and catered by Chef Bill Rutter of Your Moms Place, this farm-to-table meal will not leave you hungry.
Pre-purchased: $18/adults, $12.50/kids
At door: #23/adults, $15/kids
*service not guaranteed at door
*Credit is accepted, with $1 service charge
Get tickets at the Chamber Office or at Your Moms Place!
Chamber: 171 E. Bridge Street, Phoenixville
Your Moms: 324 Bridge Street, Phoenixville
In person purchase only, please check hours in advance
*Please note: Tickets should be purchased in advance. Seating / breakfast will not be guaranteed to those at the door.
Phoenixville Farmers' Market
9:00am - 1:00pm | Under Gay Street Bridge
The Saturday staple features local farms and vendors, and is slated to boast a speaker and activities for kids. Stay tuned!
11:30am - 12:30pm | Schuylkill River Trail - Walking Bridge
Family fun on the trail! Don't miss this laid back fun-run, while sporting a silly mustache!
Thanks to our friends at Activate Phoenixville for organizing!
Sign up day of in person, or in advance online at Activate's website!
Harvest Pop-Up Garden
12:00pm - 5:00pm | Phoenix Village Parking Lot
This pop-up garden will feature grains, grapes and spirits! Don't miss the Phoenixville craft alcohol scene, all in one place!
Sponsored by: Black Walnut Winery, Crowded Castle Brewing Company, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, Root Down Brewing Company, and Stable 12 Brewing Company
Crowded Castle Brewing Company
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
Stable 12 Brewing Company
Root Down Brewing Company
Black Walnut Winery Tasting Room & Wine Bar
The Cow and the Curd
Uncle B's BBQ Shack
Waffles & Wedges
Bistro on Bridge will be offering small food options as well!
Cost: Ticket system once admitted. $5/ticket, $20/5 tickets
*Guests will be carded at entrance. Any and all vendors reserve the right to card at their booth, and reserve the right not to serve VIPs(visibly intoxicated person).
12:00pm - 4:00pm | Andre Thornton Park
This family-friendly event includes hand-made craft vendors, and crafts, games and activities for kids!
Craft Vendors include:
The Stone Fairy
Kids Activities and Games include:
Can you guess my weight pumpkin
Guess how many candy corn
Ring toss pumpkins
Candy corn bowling
Jack-O’-Lantern bean bag toss
Jack-O’-Lantern can toss
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH
Pet Parade & Pet Day
12:00pm - 3:00pm | Reeves Park
Presented by Buds
A fun event celebrating our fur-friends and family! The "Walking Buds" Pet Parade will begin at 12pm, around Reeves Park. The event will also feature vendors, vets and experts, and fun for our pets!
Event Sponsors on site: Affinity Veterinary Center, Ardent Credit Union, Buds and Piazza Subaru
Find face painting by Community Arts Phoenixville, and the following vendors:
Nationwide - Jillian O'Brien Insurance - providing Pet Insurance info
Maddie's Castle - Phoenixville's Pet Boutique
The Spayed Club - A non-profit focused on spay/neuter
All 4 Paws rescue will have a puppy kissing booth and adoptables, and Home at Last will have adoptables, too!
We didn't forget about the food! Don't miss the Tot Cart - which will be on site from 12-3pm!