Posts Tagged "poetry"

Poetry in the Garden Secret Garden Fundraiser

Posted by on Apr 20, 2018 in | 0 comments

Fundraiser for Secret Garden School

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An Afternoon of Verse

Posted by on Apr 7, 2018 in | 0 comments

Celebrate National Poetry Month with readings by poets Mohsen Harandi and Anthony Roberts at The Book Garden in Frenchtown. The event will be held on Saturday, April 7th at 3pm. Mohsen Harandi’s collection, Midnight Connections, offers simple expressions and deep visualizations of pre-existence, birth, the purpose of life, creativity, nature, love, death and reincarnation. Born and raised in Tehran, Harandi’s work provides his unique view into the soul of Persian poetry. When Harandi isn’t writing he is working as an engineering scientist. Poet Anthony Roberts takes readers to the gritty streets of Baltimore 30 years ago, today and back again in Pigtown. His poetry leaps off the page with an unflinching fury wrapped in a deep desire to reach for the light through the darkness and to speak for the silent. Both poets also draw inspiration from the Delaware River Valley they call home. The reading will be on Saturday, April 7th from 3pm to 4:30pm at The Book Garden, 28 Bridge Street, Frenchtown, NJ. 908-996-2022; contact@bookgarde.biz. Refreshments will be...

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Reading by Poet Ryan Torres

Posted by on Mar 18, 2018 in | 0 comments

Red Dashboard LLC Publications presents poet Ryan Torres, a Doylestown native who recently released 2 chapbooks, “Poems and Other Four-Lettered Words” and “A Rustle in the Attic”. “Poetry is the love that came out of countless horror stories.” That’s how Ryan Torres got his start with the written word. He was just a kid with an overactive imagination and an obsession with the poetry and horror stories at his local library. Torres, A Kutztown University of Pennsylvania graduate, still spends a lot of time scaring the hell out of himself in order to conjure his story ideas. But he also chases the muse by finding poetry in romantic spontaneity. His poetic voice is inspired by the realists, the freethinkers, and the lost souls. Ryan is a member of the great New Hope Beat Poets Society in New Hope, Pennsylvania. He also operates the blog “Screams of Perfected Madness” (www.ryanjtorres.blogspot.com). Aside from creative writing endeavors, Ryan Torres is also a freelance journalist, teacher, and editor. He has been published both nationally and internationally. Currently, Torres resides outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in a creepy house with his wife, Katie, and their dog,...

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Frenchtown’s Annual Riverfest Celebration

Posted by on Sep 3, 2017 in | 0 comments

Frenchtown’s Riverfest will celebrate the arts on Sunday, Sept. 3, from 10 a.m. until dusk. Bridge Street will be closed to vehicular traffic, noon-6 p.m., and local musicians will perform in two venues – in the middle of Bridge Street and in Sunbeam Park beside the Delaware River. Mike Tyksinski, who is coordinating the event for the Frenchtown Business & Professional Association, says, “Frenchtown is always a beautiful and welcoming place, but this will be Frenchtown at its liveliest, as we showcase all sorts of creativity. Don’t miss it!” At 10:30 a giant egg at ArtYard’s Old Hatchery Building at the corner of Lott and Front Streets, former site of Kerr’s Chickeries, will crack open and performers in bird costumes will emerge. All day, visitors will be invited to make paper boats in a riverside tent. As each batch of boats is completed, Vikings in full regalia, led by Eric Fiorito, will take the boats into the river for races. A photo exhibit and contest, “Summer on the Delaware,” can be viewed in the Brokaw Photographic Studio at 34 Bridge St. The contest, sponsored by New Hope Photo and Brokaw Studio, has a $250 purse. Photos will feature Delaware River scenes that were shot this summer. John Schmidtberger of SFA Gallery has invited fellow painters to set up their easels around town; Skye Van Saun will be at the Book Garden (28 Bridge St.) to create personalized poetry on demand; and at The Spinnery (33 Race St.) yarn-dyeing using natural colors will be demonstrated, 2-5 p.m. Rick Epstein, former editor of the Hunterdon County Democrat and Frenchtown’s Delaware Valley News, will conduct historical walking tours at noon, 2 and 4 p.m. No registration is needed; just meet in front of the Book Garden, 28 Bridge St. The price is $10. Performers on the Bridge Street stage will include the Saddletones (country swing), the Wallace Brothers (country), bluesman Alex Wolfson, Sara’s Jazz Band, and Baby Finster (rock band). Enlivening Sunbeam Park will be Native American drumming, an Eyes of the Wild display of wild animals, Lolly Hopwood singing children’s songs, Keith and Laura Strunk reading stories for children, singer/songwriters Nate Walker, Brian Fitz and Joe Cocco, and the Folkenpunk Trio (bluegrass). The offerings of Frenchtown’s restaurants will be augmented outdoors by the Lions Club and American Legion’s grills, and the efforts of Smokerhead BBQ, the Bridge Cafe’s pop-up restaurateur Graham Miller, Pirate Cupcake of Milford, Tyler’s Water Ice and Early Bird’s lemonade stand. Vendors and exhibitors will abound, with offerings including green products; information on protecting the environment; artisanal soaps, fishing lures and knives; and paintings, photos and objets d’art. Visitors are invited to register to vote, see Native American artwork, learn about water safety, and undergo henna adornment. During Riverfest the Bridge Cafe will offer bánh mì (Vietnamese bread) sandwiches and homemade ice cream sandwiches; Freedom Art will feature the works of new local artists Jim Colliert and Ryan Brooks Leslie; Olive with a Twist will offer a sampling of 45 different balsamics and olive oils, locally made marmalades, jams, and cheeses, along with artisan breads from the Wayfare Bakers; Country Chic Boutique will hold a 70 percent-off clearance sale; and River Gypsy will discount its new autumn inventory by 15 percent. Additional parking is available at Kathee’s General Store, at Frenchtown school, in the lot at Old Frenchtown Field, and at Artie’s Bar & Grill at 1121 Route 12 (GPS address: Frenchtown). Shuttle service will be available from Artie’s. Bike-check service will be available behind the Bridge...

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Imaginarium Summer Camp

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in | 0 comments

Spread your wings and let your inner fairy, griffin and dragon fly, or keep your feet on the ground and explore your inner gnome or elf! Over the week we will read about these wonderful beings and bring them to life with crafts, poetry, writing and through exploring the hidden wonders along the creek. Children will also create their own small garden for their chosen beings to live in. Facilitating this week of fun is Grace Stearns-Fiorito, a Frenchtown local and mother of two. Grace is a poet and lover of the written word and all things colorful, imaginary and adventurous. Please join us at the Book Garden and let your young ones imaginations bloom. Our campers will be spending time outdoors so please make sure your child has weather-appropriate clothing, sun screen and bug repellent. All of the materials for a fantastic week as well as snack will be provided. Campers will enjoy a special luncheon at the Lovin Oven on the last day of camp but are asked to bring a bag lunch the rest of the week. When: July 10-14; hours are 10:00am to 2:00pm (drop off at...

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