IN AND AROUND YARDLEY: Harvest Day, Lake Afton Jazz Festival and Entertainment | Yardley area
YARDLEY >> Mark your calendars for these upcoming events in the Yardley-Morrisville area:
Harvest Day in the Borough of Yardley
Harvest Day returns to the streets of Yardley Borough on Saturday September 18th. After being canceled last year due to the pandemic, the late summer festival returns with record vendors, lots more food trucks, more things to do for the kids, and lots of fun. The event will take place in the streets of the riverside community from 10 a.m. and will continue until 5 p.m. It will again take place at the south end of Canal Street, along East College Avenue from Main Street to the River, on Bell Avenue and at Fitzgerald Field. A new addition this year will be a children’s entertainment area at the north end of Bell with an all-day animal and reptile zoo and a magician. There’s more for the kids to do at FitzGerald Field with a giant inflatable slide, pony rides, two free face painting, and two free balloon tornadoes. Harvest Day visitors can grab a bite to eat at FitzGerald Field where they will find 20 food trucks this year serving everything from crab sandwiches to pancakes. While eating their food, visitors can sit back and enjoy live performances from three groups, which are scheduled to appear on the Harvest Day entertainment scene in the afternoon. Programming includes Red Sea, a local group of students from Pennsbury, from 12 noon to 1:15 p.m. power pop music group from the 70s Creem Circus from 1.30pm to 2.45pm; and famed Philadelphia guitarist Chris Forsyth from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. At the heart of the event will be over 150 vendors, with a mix of nonprofits and local artisans.
Harvest day fun at Lake Afton
The Friends of Lake Afton will once again be offering their fundraiser by boat on Harvest Day, Saturday September 18th. Canoe and pedal boat rentals will be available at the lake between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. at a cost of $ 10 per ride. Visitors are invited to take a walk around Lake Afton, passing large rubber ducks in a canoe or pedal boat.
At the Old Library on West Afton Avenue, a miniature model train display will show a bit of what’s to come in December, Yardley gifts and vintage pieces from Department 56 Dickens Village will be available for purchase, and Exchange books will be offered free of charge. In addition, the Yardley Historical Association will display its “Yardley The Way We Were” signs on the grounds of the Old Library for visitors to remember, read and enjoy.
Morrisville Jazz Festival
The 18th annual Jazz Festival sponsored by the Michael F. Sherlock Foundation and the Friends of the Foundation. The event will take place on Sunday, September 19 from noon at Williamson Park. The free concert, which will take place rain or shine, will feature music from the Suzette Ortiz Latin Jazz Ensemble, Pro Line Young Musicians, Paula Johns with Warren Vache and Harry Allen and the Renditions Big Band. In addition to music, the event will feature an art exhibit by Morrisville artists and a food truck. Bring a chair, blankets, pop-up tents, picnics and chess sets and enjoy a day of relaxation and jazz. The event takes place rain or shine.
KidsFest at Morrisville High School.
State Senator Steve Santarsiero will host a KidsFest on Saturday, September 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Morrisville High School, Palmer Avenue in Morrisville Borough. The free event will offer free information on children’s health and safety, including demonstrations by local police and firefighters, as well as information on vaccines and health care for children. Family entertainment will also be offered, including a magician and local food trucks.
Learn Irish Dance
Adult Irish Dancing Classes for Beginners in-person will return to Bucks County when the Crossroads School of Irish Dancing begins weekly classes on Wednesday October 6 at Shady Brook Farm. Beginner classes will be held every Wednesday from 7:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the dance studio at 927 Stony Hill Road in Yardley. No previous dance experience is required. The teaching is aimed specifically at adult learners. Students should wear comfortable clothes and shoes with soft soles; bottled water is recommended. Masks are mandatory. Access to Studio 927 Stony Hill Road is via a private lane immediately north of the office complex at 777 Township Line Road. Classes will be taught by Joanne Collins Schneider, TCRG, and Colleen Erb, TMRF. For more information, please contact Crossroads School by email at [email protected] (please include “Beginner Classes in the subject line) or by SMS to 215.208.8346.