Goodbye April showers, hello May Flowers. As we transition into a brand new month and move closer to summer day by day, why not spend as much time as possible basking in the Montco sunshine? Check out our newest list of awesome events that'll have you wanting to stay out and stay over, all month long!
Calling all who want to celebrate and save our dear Earth! The 30th annual NarbEarth Day will be held on Saturday May 4th, from noon to 4 p.m. Come connect with the EPA, Clean Air Council, and Citizens Climate Lobby, as well as local groups such as GMO Free PA, Providence Animal Center, and Roughwood Seed Collection.
Presented by the Narberth Civic Association, the event will be held outdoors in Narberth Park, right next to the Narberth Community Library. Walk over or ride your bike. A free bike valet will be provided! The rain date is Sunday, May 5th.
KENTUCKY DERBY RUN
The Colebrookdale Railroad has teamed up again with the Pottstown Carousel for the Kentucky Derby!
An evening to remember with riding the rails to the carousel. Sure to be a great time playing games, participating in contests, taking a spin on the carousel, having a great meal, delicious drinks and then coming back to Boyertown on the train! Train departs Boyertown at 4pm for the festivities and then returns to Boyertown at approximately 9pm, leaving Pottstown at 8pm.
Beer, Wine & Spirits Events
FOOD TRUCK CRAZE CINCO BASH!
May 4 - May 5
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks
Join Food Truck Craze for our Cinco De Mayo Bash on May 4th and 5th, located OUTSIDE at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA!
Your ticket gives you access to a wide variety of pay-as-you-go food trucks and vendors, live music, adult beverage tents, larger-than-life oversized inflatable games, sponsor activation's, table and seating areas and MORE! Other onsite activities available for additional cost on the day of event, including zip line and axe throwing! This is a rain or shine event, with a limited number of tickets available for each session.
THE ART OF PASTA MAKING
Who can resist a plate of fresh, handmade pasta? VisitDavio’s King of Prussia on Saturday, May 4th at 11:00amand learn how to create your very own little pillows from heaven, otherwise known as ricotta gnocchi, as well as Farro pasta from Italian cooking legend and TV Host Mary Ann Espositoand Davio’s Chef/Owner Steve DiFillippo. The pasta class is $100 per guest (excluding tax & gratuity) and includes pasta & wine tasting,mascarpone cake, berries fordessert as well as a copy of Esposito’s latest book, CIAO ITALIA: My Lifelong Food Adventures in Italy.
DRAG BRUNCH: GALS OF GLENSIDE
Glenside Ale House
Join the Gals as they return to Glenside for the Brunch of your life! They will put on a great show, and leave you wanting more! your host Fanci DisMount Stratton is ready to show you what her and her gals are made of. Brunch starts at 1 PM and the show begins at 2 PM. Purchase your tickets now at https://squareup.com/store/Fanci
PADDLE PENN'S LANDING
May 3 - September 29
Independence Seaport Museum
Paddle your way around the Penn's Landing basin in a kayak, rowboat, swan, or dragon for the perfect outdoor recreational activity. Located near Spruce Street Harbor Park and the Hilton Penn's Landing, Paddle Penn's Landing is a unique afternoon adventure with family and friends or a memorable date with your sweetheart on the Delaware River in Philadelphia.
ANNUAL COLONIAL MAYFAIR
Dance, play, and be a part of colonial history at Pottsgrove Manor’s Annual Colonial Mayfair, on Saturday, May 4th, from 11:00am to 5:00pm.
Start your spring season with the historic delights of Mayfair. Grab a ribbon and skip around the Maypole with the Amity Colonial Dancers and then take a lesson in 18th century dances. Discover the trades of the colonial life, from shoe making to tailoring, blacksmithing and woodworking. Kids can get into the spirit of the fair with make-and-take crafts and races around the Maypole. Gather the entire family and prepare to be amazed at the magic of Levram the Great. Sing and laugh with Tucker’s Tales Puppet Shows. Hear the wonders about Dr. Balthasar’s Magic Medicine and ponder if it can cure all your ails. Find the Ratcatcher roaming the grounds and stroll through the rows of vendors at the fair to discover local and handmade crafts and foods. Join the famous Dr. Benjamin Franklin in one of his historic science experiments. Indulge in a taste of history at the Tasting Tent, with beverage samples from Pottstown United Brewing Company, historic ciders from Pommel Cyder, sodas from Reading Soda Works, and historic hot chocolate, tea, and coffee. IDs will be check for samples of beer and cider. Snack on baked goods from The Georgian Kitchen or enjoy lunch options thanks to Boy Scouts Troop 7155 with baked goods from Troop 99. Entertainment shows, demonstrations, manor tours, and more are ongoing throughout the day, so be sure to listen for the Town Crier’s bell so you do not miss a moment of Mayfair!
RECEPTION FOR THE 2019 SEASON
Eastern State Penitentiary hosts a changing series of exhibits and artist installations as part of its ongoing programming. Join us as we celebrate our 2019 season with an after-hours reception, free and open to the public! You'll have the chance to preview three new artist installations and meet the artists themselves. Light refreshments will be served.
New artist installations include #BlackGirlhood by Dehanza Rogers; Airplanes by Benjamin Wills; and A Climber's Guide to Eastern State Penitentiary or, Eastern State's Architecture and How to Escape It by Alexander Rosenberg.
Ardmore Music Hall
Valerie June Hockett, known as Valerie June, is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Her sound encompasses a mixture of folk, blues, gospel, soul, country, Appalachian and bluegrass
LARRY CAMPBELL AND TERESA WILLIAMS
Ardmore Music Hall
Larry Campbell is a lauded multi-instrumentalist that has played with Levon Helm, Phil Lesh, and many other players. Teresa Williams is a singer-guitarist who has also played in Levon Helm's band.
On The Stage
May 3 - May 12
Steel River Playhouse
Can one word alter the course of your life? Through a dizzying fugue of vignettes, audiences watch as Marianne and Roland’s relationship unfolds across time and space, with each variation sending their relationship on an entirely new trajectory. Science and romance collide in this unusual love story that’s delighted audiences in New York and London.
THE ENCHANTED BOOKSHOP
May 3 - May 12
A Likely Story looks like any old bookstore, but at dusk, the story book characters residing on the shelves inside come to life! Dorothy Gale, Robin Hood, Pollyanna, SherlockHolmes, Heidi, and Tom Sawyer are determined to help the store owner, Margie, and protect their home from thieves in search of a necklace concealed inside a book. However, being seen by a human could cause them to lose their magic and vanish. Together these beloved fictional characters will have to face this challenge and save the store!
COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS: TEDDY SMITH
Valley Forge Casino Resort
Headliner Teddy Smith Teddy Smith has appeared Sirius XM Radio with John Fugelsang, NextVR Gotham, Gotham Live on AXS TV, The Apollo & in the Movie Charlie Boy
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) [REVISED]
May 4 - May 12
Methacton Community Theater
Have a couple of hours to spare? Then why not take in the entirety of Shakespeare’s oeuvre in a single evening. This irreverent romp through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories and tragedies leaves audiences breathless with laughter. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] employs a madcap pace and contemporary tropes to delight audiences and demystify some of the most fundamental pieces of English theater.
The hilarity begins with a cynically narrated version Romeo and Juliet, then veers farther off the rails as the actors present Titus Andronicus as a cooking show and Othello as a rap number. Julius Caesar and Antony & Cleopatra get very short shrift and the players liven things up by presenting the historical plays as a football game. The players tackle the Sonnets in Act II followed by a famously brief production of Hamlet.