Attention Merchantville Friends and Neighbors! We have an update for Music Fest 2020. Regrettably, due to the impact and restrictions COVID-19 has had on live events and gatherings, we will be holding this fall's Music Festival 100% virtually on our FaceBook and Instagram pages. We will be live-streaming the best local bands and highlighting all that the great town of Merchantville has to offer. We will also have changed the date to Saturday, October 17th, 2020. Be sure to stay tuned right here for more updates as we post them. Thanks!
Looking forward to Starving Artist Pop-Up-Take II on March 7th from 5:00-10:00 p.m. at Ryan's Retail, hosted by Shop Merchantville. We will have up to 15 local guest artists at our venue and compliment your experience with live music and light refreshments. Public admission is free and we still have room for a few more artists. If interested please submit your work - wall art, sculpture, etc. - It's just $10 to display and could lead to a solo show in the building. Ryan's Retail is located at 22 North Centre Street, Merchantville just a hop, skip and jump from Philly.
Fragrant with herbs and rich with olive oil, focaccia is an Italian flatbread dating back to Roman times. There is no end to the variety of flavorings for this very easy dough and, whether you smother it lavishly in toppings or dress it simply with oil and sea salt, the foundation is the same. In our class, we use biga (a natural leaving) to ferment our dough and create a light, tender, utterly delicious flatbread that you will want to make often. Join us to learn how to make focaccia with Jolynn DeLoach in Merchantville on Sunday, July 26th from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Limited spaces. Register for the class here.
Help us make Mary fly on the Grandi Auditorium Stage! Just about one week remaining in Camden Catholic's performing arts Mary Poppins Ad & Patron Drive for their production on March 6th, 7th, 8th, 13th, 14th and 15th. Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stagecraft. This show is a perfect opportunity to showcase a strong, iconic female performer, as well as unique special effects and illusions. Come see our students at Camden Catholic perform for the first time ever, this cherished and timeless musical on stage. Click here to purchase tickets securely online to support the arts at CCHS!
Tickets are still available through Ticketmaster for the "We Three Kings: An Irish Tenors Christmas" concert staring Ronan Tynan, Anthony Kearns and Declan Kelly on Friday, December 13th at The Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood. The Irish Tenors have been the acknowledged Celtic music kings since they burst upon the scene during a 1998 PBS special. With 10 best selling CDs to their credit, they share company with the likes of The Three Tenors and Andrea Bocelli as the biggest money makers PBS has presented. The Irish Tenors rekindled the love of all things Irish in America, and opened the door for countless Irish music groups to hit the United States. But The Irish Tenors cannot be duplicated; The Irish Tenors have stood the test of time for audiences of all ages. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., showtime at 8:00 p.m.
Eilandarts Center is delighted to offer a six-week course where your child will learn how to keep and love an art journal, on Wednesdays, beginning November 27th. This workshop will enforce the participant's ability to observe his/her environment and channel creativity into art. During the course, we will collect items and fill up the journal with ideas and samples. There will be projects in drawing, painting, collaging and 3-dimensional. We will talk about different artists and their approach to art. The goal of the workshop is to help the young artist to discover their own creativity and find pleasure applying it into art form. Ages: 5-10 years. Cost: $90. Register online.
Do you have a curious scientist in your house? Looking for a fun way to introduce your little one to science and art? Step into the laboratory at Eilandarts Center on Wednesday, November 20th, from 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. as we create everything from slime to volcanic eruptions. The mini-scientists will help conduct experiments. Each class will be roughly 30-45 minutes depending on the experiment/craft. Ages: 2 - 5 (parent/guardian must be present). Cost: $60 (four classes, materials incl.)
Are you new to yoga? We've all been there! Enjoy a learning session with yoga teacher Rebecca at Soulfower Yoga, 19 West Park Avenue, on Saturday, 11/16. Take a Hatha Yoga practice class from 8:30-9:30 a.m. with a key focus on alignment. Learn to hold poses for longer to help your body learn and feel the proper alignment of each pose while learning deep breathing and relaxation. Or, experience a flow through the yoga basics at a Beginner Vinyasa Yoga class with the use of modifications and props from 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Learn how easy it is to make your favorite Italian cookies on Sunday, December 1st from 1:00-3:30 p.m. In this class you will make amaretti, classic biscotti, crumeri, giuggiuleani, the best pizzelles you've ever tasted and more. You'll amaze yourself and bring home a generous sampling to share with your family and friends. Register for this class with and individual deposit of $25 per guest is all you need to secure your place - or your party's place - in a class. The balance will be due at the start of class. We prefer check or cash for the balance. Pasta and pastry classes are offered individually for $75 each. Classes are limited to 6 students so that everyone has plenty of personal attention.