Chrysanthemum festival blooms at Longwood

Longwood Gardens Chrysanthemum Festival is on view now through November 19. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Autumn is in full swing and so is the much-anticipated Chrysanthemum Festival at Longwood Gardens, when the 4-acre grand Conservatory is bursting with fall’s quintessential flowers. From the thousands of colorful Chrysanthemum blooms to the one-of-a-kind Thousand Bloom Chrysanthemum, the Chrysanthemum...

Longwood to extend fountain garden performance season

Longwood Gardens will extend its Fountain show season through Oct. 31. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Longwood Gardens announced Tuesday that its popular Main Fountain Garden performances are being extended through October 31. After an extensive two-year revitalization, the Main Fountain Garden returned in May with a season of celebration featuring fountain performances, concerts, and special events. The newly...

What To Do: get out there and enjoy summer festivals

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Kountry K-9 Show at the Kimberton Fair. This is the time of the year for outdoor festivals. Every summer, this area is a hotbed for festivals — blueberry festivals, peach festivals, county fairs, firemen’s festivals, state fairs and plain old country fairs. If you enjoy country fairs, you can also check out the 89th Annual Kimberton Community Fair...

What To Do: Longwood celebrates new fountains with Gilbert & Sullivan

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times HMS Pinafore at Longwood Gardens. In addition to the re-opening of its fountains in June, Longwood Gardens (Route 1, Kennett Square, 610-388-1000, www.longwoodgardens.org) is hosting a special live production by the Savoy Company on June 9 and 10. The Savoy Company, which is the oldest amateur theater company in the world, is dedicated solely to the production...

What To Do: Hello, Summer, Memorial Day fun opens season

Longwood Gardens By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Memorial Day Weekend is a time for mini-vacations, barbecues and traditional events. Longwood Gardens (Route 1, Kennett Square, 610-388-1000, www.longwoodgardens.org) will have an eagerly-anticipated special event this weekend. “Summer of Spectacle” will open on May 27 and run through September 30.

What To Do: Yellow Springs Art Show celebrates 44 years

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Yellow Springs Art Show The Yellow Springs Art Show got its start back in 1973 as a free event featuring a variety of artists displaying their work on clotheslines. It has changed immeasurably since then and has become one of the largest and most prestigious annual art shows in the Delaware Valley. The Yellow Springs Art Show, which is still free and open...

What To Do: Chester County Antiques Show is back

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times History and antiques go hand-in-hand – especially at one special event in Chester County every spring. From April 7-9, the 35th Annual Chester County Antiques Show (610-692-4800, http://www.chestercohistorical.org), a major fundraiser for the Chester County Historical Society (CCHS), will be held at the Phelps School (583 Sugartown Road, Malvern).

Longwood previews new tech, new features from fountain renovation

Visitors, starting in late May, to see familiar but improved complex  By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Workmen at Longwood Gardens put the finishing touches on some of the thousands of limestone elements that have been rehabbed or replaced as part of the fountain renovation project. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Imagine combining the elegance of the past with state of the art technology. That’s exactly...

What To Do: A twist at Winterthur, news about ‘fakes’

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times A real Chanel suit and a fake one, side by side, as part of a display on fake goods at Winterthur. In this newly-developing era of “fake news,” Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (Route 52, Wilmington, Delaware, 800-448-3883, www.winterthur.org) is opening a new exhibition with a timely theme – fakes. “Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of...

What To Do: Kennett Symphony’s annual Children’s concert

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Children of all ages can benefit from being introduced to the joy of listening to classical music. The Kennett Symphony of Chester County (610-444-6363, www.kennettsymphony.org) supports this premise by presenting its “Annual Children’s Concert & Post-Concert Instrument Zoo” every spring to give young children exposure to live classical music. This...