Celebrate Labor Day Weekend


Recent Posts


Celebrate Labor Day Weekend

Photo credit: Michael Becker

There’s lots going on around the Delaware River Towns this Labor Day weekend. Check out one of the events below while enjoying the last days of summer.
Car,Truck and Bike Last of the year, Outside bar, Music
Aug 27, 2017 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Artie’s Bar and Grill, Frenchtown, NJ
Waterfront Blue at the National Hotel
Aug 27, 2017 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The National Hotel, Frenchtown, NJ
Electro-acoustic wanderings and vocal explorations in a fresh blend of blues, rock and jazz.
Artie’s Bar and Grill, Frenchtown, NJ
This is the last car event of the year, lets close it with a bang. Gift certificate for the winner and discounted appetizers for all of those that bring a car. Live music at the outside beach barr area by non other then Baby Face Finster. Come out out bring the family.

Avi Wisnia, Live at Caffe Galleria, Lambertville NJ
Sep 01, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Caffe Galleria NJ,Address: 23 N Union Street, Lambertville NJ.
Avi Wisnia performs 2 sets at Caffe Galleria, followed by fireworks over the river by the city of New Hope PA Admission: no cover. More information at www.aviwisnia.com/tour
Friday Night Fireworks Lambertville – New Hope
September 1, 2017
Over the Delaware River in between New Hope & Lambertville
New Hope Lambertville Fireworks
18th Annual Art in the Garden
September 2, 2017  10:00 am – September 3, 2017  4:30 pm
Paxson Hill Farm, New Hope, PA
Paxson Hill Farm will host its 18th Annual Art in the Garden exhibit and sale on Saturday and Sunday, September 2 and 3, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., rain or shine. Seventy-five local fine artists and fine craftspeople will present their work outdoors in Paxson Hill’s extensive gardens. Among the numerous media presented are painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, fiber and book arts, jewelry, woodturning, and more.
This year’s featured artist is Sean Tucker, a Lambertville potter who is a familiar presence in many local arts festivals; he has been an exhibitor at Art in the Garden since 2005. Sean is inspired by the ceramic traditions of Asia, working with raku, a technique originating in Japan and Korea; he also works in stoneware. He prefers glazes with visual depth that seemingly interact with the shape of the pot, resulting in functional art that people can enjoyably live with daily. Tucker considers himself a people’s potter whose venues of choice are folk festivals and art shows, and he enjoys meeting his customers.
In addition to the arts and crafts on display, The Straight Ahead Big Band will perform on Sunday from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. The band is composed of local musicians who play everything from swing and big band to rock & roll and beyond. Also, representatives of WWFM The Classical Network will be on hand with program details, membership information, and more.
Bruce Gangawer, landscape architect and owner/operator of the nursery at Paxson Hill Farm, is both the sponsor of the event and the designer of the various themed gardens. These include shade and sun areas, water features, a hobbit house, and a boxwood maze which ends in a gazebo affording a sweeping view of the surrounding countryside. Visitors and patrons are invited to tour the gardens as well as to enjoy the artwork.
Paxson Hill Farm is located at 3265 Comfort Road, New Hope. There is no charge for admission or parking. On Saturday, food trucks from Nomad Pizza and Bonjour Creperie will be available to visitors; and on Sunday, Bonjour Creperie will be on site. For further information and a list of vendors, visit www.paxsonhillfarm.com.
Wine & Comedy Night Featuring Buddy Fitzpatrick
September 2, 2017  7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Old York Cellars Winery, Ringoes, NJ
Headliner: Buddy Fitzpatrick
Opener: Brett Druck
Feature: Jeff Hysen
Host: Helene Angley
Philadelphia may have been where Buddy Fitzpatrick was born, but it was in a Philadelphia Comedy Club where he came to life. And as any true Philadelphian, he now lives in New Jersey.
Buddy’s stand-up made him a regular on Comedy Central with appearances on ABC and A&E. Buddy can be seen in the Damon Wayans’ film, Harlem Aria, and in The Business of Strangers, starring Julia Stiles and Stockard Channing. His television credits include HBO’s “Sopranos.” Buddy has written, produced and performed his biographical play “Sides” at various NYC theatres.
JAERV (Swedish Quintet)
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 @ 8:00 pm – Sep 2, 2017 @ 10:00 pm
The Birdhouse Center for the Arts, Lambertville, NJ​
The award-winning Swedish quintet Jaerv, present an extroverted, vigorous and heartfelt folk music with influences from both jazz and pop music. Together, the five members have created a homogeneous, vivid sound which has established Jaerv on the folk music scene as well as in many other forums. Rooted in several different musical traditions, Jaerv offers a varied stage performance where vocal, five-voiced tunes blend in with energetic dances and free improvisations. Jaerv is an internationally well known act and has toured the U.S., Japan, Spain, Scotland, Ireland, Finland and Norway among other countries. Their discography includes Inrikes (2009), Vol 2 (2014) and the brand new and critically acclaimed album Under den linden (2016).

Frenchtown Riverfest
Downtown Frenchtown, NJ
September 3, 2017 from noon until 7pm

Come celebrate the arts at Frenchtown’s annual Riverfest Celebration, happening on Sunday, September 3, 2017 from noon until 7pm.
The day begins with a unique performance from the ArtYard at 10:30am – at the former site of Kerr’s Chickeries a giant egg with crack open and performers in bird costumes will emerge.

Labor Day Weekend at Rice’s Market
Mon, Sep 04, 2017 @ 7:00 am – Sep 04, 2017 @ 1:30 pm
Rice’s Market, New Hope, United States, 18938
Rice’s Market, New Hope, United States, 18938
We will be open Saturday, Monday and Tuesday for Labor Day Weekend!

Leave a Reply

Shad’Toberfest Canceled

As you may have heard, Lambertville was devastated by flooding from Ida.
We decided to cancel Shad’Toberfest. This decision was not made lightly. However, we could not burden the already stressed infrastructure of the City. The festival brings thousands of visitors to Lambertville and that burden would not help our City right now.
The need in Lambertville is great with over half the homes in the City affected by Hurricane Ida’s unprecedented flooding.
There are some people that will spend a year getting their house back to a livable condition and some who will never return to their beloved homes because of the severe damage they sustained. In light of this tragedy, we are working on a fundraiser to benefit those flood victims hit hardest by Hurricane Ida. Stay tuned for details.