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Riverfest Celebrates Life Along the River

Posted by on Sep 4, 2016 in | 0 comments

Frenchtown celebrates life along the Delaware River with acclaimed author.

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Frenchtown Riverfest Sunday Sept 4, 2016

Posted by on Aug 20, 2016 in In The News | 0 comments

Come celebrate the diverse range of avian wildlife in the Delaware Valley at this year’s Riverfest Celebration in Frenchtown on Sunday, September 4th.  Themed Wings Over the River, festivities kick off at noon and will go until 6pm.  Bird Hatching, a bird parade and a screening “Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill” will take place at Art Yard. The Paper Boat Riverfest Regatta, a wildlife show, live music, environmental exhibits, great food and much more family fun all around town. Visitors will be dancing in the streets to the sounds of local favorite bands and back by popular demand will be Star City Tribal Bellydancers. Live music will include Jon Savage and the Classic Rockers, The Revalotors, The Wallace Brothers, The Saddletones and Joe Cocco. Eyes of the Wild will be back to entertain and educate us on critters great and small. There will be a variety of local artists and environmental exhibits along Bridge Street, poetry by the river and shops will be featuring in-store entertainment and sales. Kids and adults can take part in paper boat building and boat races on the Delaware. Brokaw Photography will showcase The River Towns Photo Exploration Project. Learn about the rich and diverse heritage of the Delaware River Valley with historian Hal Taylor. He will be at The Book Garden speaking about the role of the river in U.S. history and the environment and signing copies of his book, The Illustrated Delaware River. Rick Epstein will conduct walking tours of downtown Frenchtown at 1, 3 and 5 p.m. cost $10. Meet in front of the Book Garden at 28 Bridge St. No reservations are needed. Epstein came to Frenchtown in 1977. As editor of the Delaware Valley News, he learned much of his history from chatting with the old timers. He also read all the history books and even unspooled some microfilm in the cellar of the county library.   “I tell about the Great Fire of 1878 and the time Sarge Russell’s wagon shed blew down on Louie Gelegonya’s Ford Falcon, which was around 1979,” says Epstein. “I can also show you an old leather mask used in the mystic rites of the Odd Fellows lodge, and explain how the guillotines of France sent our founder running to America in 1794.”   Because hot weather is likely, Epstein has arranged for all the talking and listening to take place in shady places. “The tour takes about 70 minutes unless everyone decides they want the long version,” says Epstein. For more information about the tour, call 908-200-0480.   Riverfest is organized by the Frenchtown Business and Professional Association; and sponsored by TD Bank, Stem Brothers, Shenberger Insurance, H.J. Opdyke Lumber and River Mills at Frenchtown.   Worried about parking? Valet bike service and free park and ride from Artie’s Free Park and Walk from DesignPlan Lighting.   Riverfest will be held on Sunday, September 4th starting at noon. For more information visit delawarerivertowns.com or Frenchtown Today on Facebook. Contact Mike Tyksinski at Frenchtown Home and Hardware, frenchtownhomeandhardware@yahoo.com, 908-996-2283.    ...

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Bastille Day Festivities in the Garden and Around Town

Posted by on Jul 16, 2016 in | 0 comments

  Frenchtown kicks off its Bastille Day Fete with a fashion show at high noon! The Frenchtown Couture will showcase fashions from local boutiques, shops and designers. Seth Andrew & Doug Miller Jazz Duo will accompany the fashion show and play throughout the early afternoon. The swinging sounds of Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra will be heard along Bridge Street from 2pm to 5pm. This year’s fete is full of fun for the entire family! Get your face painted, go on a scavenger hunt, enjoy a puppet show at the Book Garden and take home a balloon creature or two! Bastille Day certainly wouldn’t be the same without the Stilt Walker and Mime entertaining visitors as they stroll through town listening live music. We will have a special guest appearance by children’s musician and author, Lolly Hopwood! Time to be finalized soon. Shops and galleries throughout Frenchtown will have special sales, activities, food, raffles and much more. Madame DeFarge will be knitting away at The Spinnery and you might even run into Marie Antoinette at the Pirate Cupcake Truck. The Book Garden will once again welcome the River Union Stage Puppet Show to the backyard for two afternoon shows – times to be announced that day. Plus, we’ll have some in-store specials and a raffle! Learn more about Frenchtown’s rich history during one of Rick Epstein’s walking tours – he’ll be setting off on three tours during the festivities. They will be setting off from The Book Garden at 1pm, 2:30pm and 4pm! After walking through Frenchtown’s history, visitors are invited to end the day with a journey to Gertrude Stein’s famed Left Bank salon with Raconteur Radio who will be performing at 6pm at the new ArtYard space (formerly Two Buttons) next to the Lovin Oven. This theatrical experience will immerse visitors into an evening with Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso, Isadora Duncan, Henri Matisse, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Salvador Dali, Alice B. Toklas, and, of course, the Mother of Modernism herself! Visit us on Facebook or www.frenchtownnj.org for updates and join us on Saturday, July 16TH from noon until night for the 18th annual Bastille Day Fete....

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Riverfest

Posted by on Sep 6, 2015 in | 0 comments

Join us for a day of boat racing (paper boats), dancing along the river (belly dancing too!), learning about local wildlife (meet a furry friend or two) and just having a great time celebrating the wonderfulness of life in our fantastic river community! We will be offering specials all day and featuring some of our favorite local books, including our Frenchtown History Book of course....

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The Localist Author Visit April 4

Posted by on Apr 4, 2015 in | 0 comments

The Localist Author Visit April 4

Come meet the Queen of Shopping Local!

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