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EastoNow.com is brought to you by the Easton Business Association (EBA).
There will be additional listings for art & entertainment and businesses activities through out Easton and Phillipsburg. Events are generally free, attendance varies.
Sponsors are always welcome & Volunteers are needed to distribute eastonow postcards quarterly. www.EastonPA-EBA.org or www.EastoNow.com
Organizer: Easton Business Association (EBA)
Contact: Elizabeth Judge Wyant, EBA President # at Partyology 610-330-9535 partyology@verizon.net facebook: Liz Partyology

EBA Mixers - are held on the third Wednesday of each month in different host locations.
If you would like to host one at your location please contact Paul DiLiello. Mixers are an informal gathering for people to get to know each other in a friendly environment. Host locations serve refreshments at their expense from 5:15 PM to 7:00 PM, and the event is FREE to EBA members (membership is free)!
Organization: Easton Business Association www.EastonPA-EBA.org
Contact: Paul DiLiello, Mixer Coordinator at the Lafayette Inn

Live in the Square
FREE summerconcerts last Fridays of the month (May-Sept) in Centre Square
Volunteers are needed to distribute the cards, set-up and take down chairs.
Organizer: Easton Main Street Initiative
Contact: Amy Boccadori, Asst Easton Main St Manager
610-330-9947

Friday Dances in Easton
Oddd Friday of every month @ the Third St Alliance, N 3rd St, Easton.
Lesson from 7-8pm; General dancing 8-10pm. Light refreshments served. $10/person. Organizer: ?
Contact: Con Gallagher 610-433-7804 or Carol Coffinger 610-398-8312

Easton Restaurant Week
Sponsored by the Express Times and The Hawk 99
Contact: Brenda L. Basenese, Media Sales Consultant, The Express-Times (610) 258-7171 ext. 3525

Chocolate Lovers Soiree - January @ Bank Street Annex
The Annual Chocolate Lovers Soiree is filled with culinary delights from local chocolate makers.
Volunteers needed to distribute print materials, set-up & take down tables chairs linens, serve / bus tables during event.
Organizer: Easton Main Street Initiative
Contact: Amy Boccadori, Asst Easton Main St Manager
610-330-9947

Pearly Bakers Chili Cook-off - February @ Pearly Bakers Alehouse
The Annual event where local restaurant chefs compete & attendees decide who has the best chili. $5 approx. 500 attend.
Organizer: Pearly Bakers donated proceeds to a different local non-profit organization each year.
Contact: Dawn at Pearly Bakers Alehouse 610-253-9949

Annual Bistro – February 10, 2013, held by Third Street Alliance.
This annual marquee fundraising event was started in 1995 at Third Street Alliance, 41 N. 3rd St., to support the agency’s nonprofit programs and services. Fine food, silent auction, raffle, music; sponsorships available; call for personal invitation.
Organizer: Third Street Alliance for Women and Children
Contact: Paula Ream (610) 258-6271, www.ThirdStreetAlliance.org

GLVCC Easton Mayor's Update Breakfast - March @ The Acopian Ballroom/State Theater
The breakfast includes a presentation by Mayor Sal Panto on what is happening in Easton and what is planned for the future.
Approx $25 and 100 attend mostly Easton Area business leaders.
Organizer: Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce
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Shad Fishing Tournament & Festival - April to May at Scott Park ending with the DooDah Parade
The Annual Forks of the Delaware Shad Tournament, has entry fees $ and prizes. April 28 - May 5, 2012 - Festival & Cook Out TBA
Organizer: Forks of the Delaware Shad Fishing Tournament & Festival 2010
Contact: Pik Schoeneck 610-597-SHAD pschoenek@rcn.com or picthefisherwoman@rcn.com

Family YMCA Healthy Kids Day - April @ Family YMCA, 1225 W Lafayette Street, Easton
The annual event is held at the YMCA, and is FREE of charge. Celebrate healthy and active lifestyles! Healthy Kids Day will show kids that being physically active and healthy does not have to be boring. Put play in your day! Volunteers are needed to help with a variety of tasks. Approx 400 people attend.
Organizer: Family YMCA of Easton, Phillipsburg & Vicinity
Contact: Sharon Smith sharon@familyymca.org

Easton Farmers' Market - May to Oct in Historic Easton's Centre Square
The oldest continuous open air Farmers’ Market in the US. c.1752. Saturdays from 9 AM to 1 PM. The EFM holds FREE Events throughout season with some small $ admission fees. Events include; Grand Opening (first Sat in May), Kids Farm Day, Strawberry Fest, Junebug Jamboree, 259th Birthday, Zucchini 500, Sweet Corn Festival, Tomato Fest &Salsa Contest, Apple Fest, and on the final day Scarecrow Festival (last Sat in Oct). Also look for a special Thanksgiving market and possibly a pre-season Easter market. Volunteers are needed for special events to assist in set-up, take down and to coordinate activities.
Organizer: Easton Farmers Market Board
Contact: Megan McBride, EFM Manager 610-330-9942

House Tour
This Annual House Tour throughout Easton - $admission charged: The first Saturday in May
Organizer: Easton House Tour Committee, Benefits Easton Main Street Initiative a subsidiary of the Greater Easton Development Partnership.
Contact: Nancy Seksinsky 610-360-1182

FREDDY Awards Ceremony - May at State Theatre
3 hour, live televised awards ceremony honoring outstanding accomplishments in high school musical theatre from Northampton, Lehigh and Warren Counties www.freddyawards.org, State Theatre, 453 Northampton Street, Easton 610-258-7766 www.statetheatre.org 1,500; tickets made available to schools first, remaining tickets made public May 24th.
Organizer: State Theatre Center for the Arts
Contact: Jamie Balliet Senior VP Marketing, FREDDY Awards Producer 610-258-7766 x204

Memorial Day Parade
Organizer:
Contact: Joe Cuvo 610-258-5778
email: jacubojr@yahoo.com

EAChamber (formerly TRACC)Annual Dinner & Awards Banquet
June @ the Eastonian Banquet & Conference Ctr @ Holiday Inn
The annual event celebrates the Chamber's achievements and events during the past year. Awards are presented to various categories of business including; Outstanding Small Business and Outstanding New Business. Approx 150 attend mostly Easton Area business leaders at approx. $80 per person.
Organizer: Two Rivers Area Chamber (TRACC)
email: alisonm@lehighvalleychamber.org

St. Anthony's FESTA - 9th & Washington Streets
TBA - Fun, Food and Entertainment!

Tunes at Noon
FREE lunchtime concerts every Friday, May through June in Centre Square.
Volunteers are needed to distribute the cards, set-up and take down chairs.
Organizer: Easton Main Street Initiative
Contact: Amy Boccadoro, Asst Easton Main St Manager
610-330-9947

Easton Area Heritage Days - July 7, 2013 in Historic Downtown Easton
The Annual Easton Area Heritage Days... FREE activities (except trolley tours), history, heritage, entertainment, re-enactors and spectacular fireworks. 25,000 attendance and growing!Volunteers are needed for 5k and other fundraisers, then on event day for set-up, take down and booth volunteers. The committee is always looking for volunteers to complete committee work: sponsors, vendors, marketing, distribute info etc.
Organizer: Easton Area Heritage Days Inc
Contact: Diane Bower 610-258-9850

Contact: facebook: Easton Heritage Day. Visit www.heritageday.org for more information.

Derriere in the Delaware - The weekend after Heritage Day, in the Delaware River
Float down the river as many times as you can with a $ all-day pass, plus a $ tube rental. The event, which benefits the Easton Police Athletic League, lasts until 3 p.m. A school bus shuttle runs from Eddyside Pool down to Scott Park.
Organizer: Benefits PAL
Contact: John Piper 484-894-4682
email: eblack0131@hotmail.com

Lebanese Heritage Days
Organizer: Our Lady of Lebanon Church
The summer festival was established in 1978 to recognize and commemorate the rich traditions of the Lebanese-American community in Easton. Rain or shine, Lebanese Heritage Day has become one of downtown Easton's leading summer events. Each year, the festival draws thousands of people to the church parking lot at 4th and Ferry Streets, festooned with brightly colored tents and replete with the aroma and sounds of a traditional Lebanese celebration... Organizer: Our Lady of Lebanon Church www.mountlebanon.org
Contact:Fr. Paul Damien 610-252-5275 ololchurch@yahoo.com

LVHN Run
The Lehigh Valley Hospital Marathon for Via presented by 69 WFMZ-TV is a unique five-person team relay, individual run, 20-mile training run and 5K walk.
Organizer:VIA of the Lehigh Valley
Contact: Lisa Walkiewicz, Special Events l.walkiewicz@vianet.org #484-903-3782

Riverside Festival of the Arts - September at Riverside Park
This annual visual arts festival is FREE.
Organizer: Arts Community of Easton (ACE)
Contact: Carol Benner 908-794-3864 clbenner1984@hotmail.com

Lafayette Day - September in Historic Downtown Easton
Easton Main Street Initiative welcomes Lafayette College to Downtown Easton. Students & staff at Lafayette college enjoy a day of FREE activities and food and exploring downtown.
Organizer: Easton Main Street
Contact: Amy Boccadoro, Asst Easton Main St Manager
610-330-9947

Easton Garlic Fest - First Saturday in October, in Historic Downtown Easton
Sixth Annual Easton Garlic Fest motto is Eat Drink Stink. It features the Morning Call's Garlic Gastric Peoples Choice Awards $, Recipe Contest, chef demos, chef cook-offs and loads of Stinkin' fun. FREE admission, with $ admission areas.
Organizer: Easton Garlic Fest Committee www.EastonGarlicFest.com
Contact: Jo Moranville @ Quadrant Book Mart & Coffee House #484-903-3078

Haunted Walking Tour - October in Historic Easton
Local Business owners and a motley crew of volunteers organize this event to benefit Easton Main Street Initiative. - $admission charged. Volunteers needed with a sense of fun and who don’t mind lookin’scary!
Organizer: Local Business owners and volunteers through Main Street
Contact: Darrin Volk 215-817-1278
Email: werkinstf@yahoo.com

Halloween Parade - October 30th in Phillipsburg and Easton
Organizer:Warren County Chamber
Contact: James Graham #908.835.9200 jgraham@warrencountychamber.org

Veterans Day Service - November
Organizer:
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Live at Riverside
Free summer concerts first Fridays of the month (May - Sept) at Riverside Amphitheater. Volunters needed to distribute the cards, set up and take down chairs.
Organizer: Easton Main Street Initiative Contact: Amy Boccadoro, Asst Easton Main St Manager
610-330-9947

Peace Candle Lighting & Holiday Open House - Black Friday in Centre Square
The annual event includes a Santa Parade, Ice Carving, Horse-Drawn Carriage rides through the downtown, an Artisans’ Village, kids’ activities and photos with Santa. Over 30 downtown retail shops will be open late and kicking off the holiday shopping season. The Official Illuminator of the Peace Candle will light the Easton Peace Candle at 8pm. Easton's Peace Candle has been an area tradition since 1951. The largest non-wax candle in the country, and second in the world, the Peace Candle serves as a symbol of peace for all religions and denominations.  Volunteers needed for the committee, to distribute print materials and for set-up & take down during the event.
Organizer: Easton Main Street Initiative
Contact: Amy Boccadoro, Asst Easton Main St Manager
610-330-9947



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