What to do: It’s a First Friday weekend!

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Chadds Ford Historical Society is hosting its ninth Annual Winter Plein Air Event at its Barn Visitors Center March 4 There will be something special in the air in Chadds Ford this weekend – art. On March 4, the Chadds Ford Historical Society will host its ninth annual Winter Plein Air Event at its Barn Visitors Center (1736 Creek Road, Chadds Ford, 610-388-7376,...

Art Watch: Playing games at the Art Trust

Plus, four First Friday art gallery openings By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times First Friday is always exciting as it heralds in new art shows for the month, and usually entertains us with fun, free, and friendly artist receptions that involve food, wine and lots of lively conversation. The most unusual new art show by far, very far, is the “Twister” exhibition opening at The Art Trust...

What To Do: No ‘Laboring’ to find First Friday fun

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Budweiser Clydesdales will be making a First Friday visit to West Chester. If you take a glance at the calendar, you might be surprised to see that we’re already into September. You might also notice that September 2 is the first Friday of the month. When the first Friday of the month comes around, it’s a good time to spend an evening in the heart of...

Art Watch (extra): Art abounds for First Friday

First Friday events in Kennett, West Chester highlight schedule By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times This Friday from 6-9pm, Mala Galleria at 206 East State Street will hold the opening reception for “New Leaf”, paintings by local artist Joanne Mark. New Leaf debuts her recent exploration of new techniques to increase the textural complexity of her works as she turns over a new artistic...

What To Do: Spring comes into bloom at Flower Show

Also: Multiple options to enjoy March’s First Friday By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times A harbinger of the coming spring: the Philadelphia Flower Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, which opens Saturday. Even though spring is almost a month away and snow keeps entering the forecast, you can get into a springtime mood by attending the 2016 PHS (Pennsylvania Horticultural Society)...

What to do: Hometown fun, fireworks & festivals

  By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times   The Philadelphia Museum of Art sets the backdrop for the annual Welcome America fireworks display. Independence Day has arrived and that means it is time for two of Chester County’s longest-running and most popular Fourth of July events — Downingtown Good Neighbor Day (Kerr Park, Downingtown, 610-285-1119, www.goodneighborday.com) and Freedom...

Art Watch: ‘Musical Chairs’, Photography, Plein Art and More…

By LeLe Galer, Columnist, The Times This first Friday in July is a First Friday Art Stroll for the towns of West Chester, Kennett Square and Phoenixville. Make sure to mark your calendars for this Friday, July 3rd and check out the various opening receptions, and pop up shows throughout the towns. First Fridays are a great way to introduce you to these wonderful downtown locations. Make sure to reserve...

What To Do: Super Sunday in West Chester

Also: First Fridays, garden and home and multiple festivals By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times When the first Sunday in June arrives, downtown West Chester becomes a huge block party as the borough hosts Super Sunday. This year, the 23rd Annual Super Sunday (610-692-7574, http://www.west-chester.com) will be held on June 7 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sponsored by West Chester Parks & Recreation,...