Memorial Day Parade - May 28, 2018 is Memorial Day, a day set aside for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. Narberth's Memorial Day Parade sponsored by American Legion Post 356 and the Narberth War Memorial Committee is scheduled for Monday, May 28th starting at 9:30 AM at the intersection of Windsor and Conway. The main viewing area is Downtown Narberth but travels through some neighborhood streets. More info here.
Trash/Recycling Collection this week - Due to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, trash will be moved to Tuesday, May 29. Recycling collection is moved to Friday, June 1.
NarBark Dog Parade/Narberth First Friday - June 1, 2018 6pm-8pm; Narberth has its silliest annual event on First Friday in June each year. Dog lovers from miles around dress up the family pooch in costume and parade them through the streets for fun and prizes. Local celebrity judges award prizes to owners in a variety of costume categories, from funniest to fanciest. No need to pre-register this year, and registration is free. Just arrive and sign in between 6 and 6:30pm, at the corner of Forrest Ave and Haverford Ave. The parade will start after 6:30. Stick around afterwards to enjoy First Friday. Have a bite or a cocktail with your friends and neighbors, and do a little shopping at stores staying open late. More info here.
Spring Clean-Up Week - The week of June 4, 2018, has been designated as Spring Clean Up Week in the Borough of Narberth. During this week, the Borough’s Public Works crew, along with a contracted trash hauler, will collect items that are not normally removed during weekly trash service. These materials are to be placed curbside and will be collected on the day of the week as listed below. Some items cannot be collected, and some have specific rules. Schedule and more info here.
Wynnewood Road Construction - On June 4, a section of East Wynnewood Ave, at Woodside Ave, will be be closed for an estimated six months to replace the under-the-road bridge and creek tunnel. During the construction, Wynnewood Ave traffic will be detoured around that section, and Woodside will dead-end at the intersection. Locals will likely get around it using Remington Road, and Bowman, etc., but the official mapped route will detour passers-through the long way around St. Charles Seminary. More info here.
Narberth Community Survey - Narberth Borough is in the process of drafting its first comprehensive plan and we need your input! The plan will outline the community’s goals and priorities and provide steps for implementation that will serve as a framework for the management of Narberth’s future development over the next twenty years. Your input as residents, stakeholders and business owners is critical in shaping the vision of how Narberth will look and function in the future. By sharing what you love about Narberth, and what you want to improve, you will help create a plan that reflects what is important to the community. Click this link for more info or to take the survey.
May 28, 2018 is Memorial Day, a day set aside for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. Narberth's Memorial Day Parade sponsored by American Legion Post 356 and the Narberth War Memorial Committee is scheduled for Monday, May 28th starting at 9:30 AM at the intersection of Windsor and Conway. The main viewing area is Downtown Narberth but travels through some neighborhood streets.
Parade Route: The parade starts at Windsor and Conway; Conway to Price; right on Price, to Narberth; right on Narberth, to Woodbine; left on Woodbine, to Iona; right on Iona, to Haverford; right on Haverford to Essex; right on Essex to Windsor; left on Windsor to the Memorial site, at Wynnewood.
The Memorial Day Parade needs at least 3 to 6 volunteers to be Parade Marshals. No experience is needed - just a couple hours of your time. These volunteers help with the line-up and then walk along with the parade to keep the parade moving in an orderly fashion. They would meet John Nardi at the Legion Hall at 7:45 am, where he will assign them their duties. Anyone adult interested should contact John Nardi either by email at email@example.com or by phone 610-664-5504.
7:00-9:30 PM - November 30, at Narberth Borough Hall
Residents, business and property owners are invited to attend an evening workshop about the future of downtown Narberth.
This public workshop, facilitated by a downtown revitalization consultant will provide feedback about the current issues and future plans for Narberth’s historic commercial downtown district.
1. Overview of the Main Street Approach™ for downtown revitalization
2. Small group discussion
3. SWOT Analysis (Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities and Threats)
4. Identification of key downtown issues
5. Identification of potential projects
6. Next steps for a project work plan
RSVP encouraged but not required:
610-664-2840 ext. 102
This event is hosted by Narberth Borough and Borough Council, and co-sponsored by the Narberth Civic Association and the Narberth Business Association.
On November 3, 2017, come out to visit your favorite Narberth shops, and one new one! Here are some of the things going on Friday. Activities continue on Saturday and Sunday, too.
Sweet Mabel: Join us for an opening reception Friday November 3, 6-9pm as we welcome local favorites Cynthia Murray and David Stehman. In addition to her well-loved ethereal landscapes, Cynthia brings a fresh series of abstract paintings, resplendent with rich layers of color and texture. David shows his latest collection of whimsical wood carvings and paintings. Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments!
Character Development: Every First Friday, Character Development stays open late and has a sale on books.
Nannygoat Antiques: Join us this weekend for our November Market!
1st Friday, November 3rd, 6 - 9 pm
Saturday, November 4th, 12 - 5 pm
Sunday, November 5th, 12 - 5 pm
Narberth Bookshop celebrates their one-year anniversary this Saturday. Food, fun, and plenty of giveaways. Two lucky attendees will receive lifetime bookshop memberships!
Pottery Corner: We are excited to open in our new location and hopefully see some of you again! We have returned with the same Polish Stoneware and many gifts for your home and garden. We will have a grand opening on this Friday, November 3rd, at 33, N. NarberthAve, Narberth, PA 19072. Our opening will be from 6-9 pm, but we will be open before that. We will treat you with some wine and cheese, so please come and have a good time!
Narberth and LM residents can participate in this "anything with a plug" electronics recycling event on September 23.
Note that there is a charge for recycling items that have recycling/disposal costs, like TVs and air conditioners.
Join your friends and neighbors for a night out in Narberth's downtown! Here are some of the things going on:
First Friday at Sweet Mabel
The Greeks Next Door
Tonight is First Friday! And we are happy to have Philadelphia Brewing Co. joining us for the free sampling from 5:00-7:00.
First Friday at Character Development
Nannygoat This Weekend
Just a quick reminder - Nannygoat's August Market is this weekend!
Join us tonight for our 1st Friday Pot-Luck Party for 1st dibs on our freshest finds - including decorative items, mirrors, frames, handpainted signs, an antique loveseat & more - PLUS the swingin' sounds of the Narberth Jazz Project in Nannygoat Alley!
Please bring a yummy snack or beverage to share and join us for a groovy night of smooth jazz and merriment with old friends and new!
Nannygoat Antiques & Vintage
Friday, August 4th, 6 - 9 pm
Saturday, August 5th, 12 - 5:30ish pm
Sunday, August 6th, 12 - 5:30ish pm
Looking for furniture? Come on in and grab a deal. Select pieces, including bureaus, bookcases, coffee tables, cabinets, a church pew & more, are all 25-50% off our already low prices - this weekend only! Find a new treasure and help us make room for a new look this fall!
Remember - every purchase - no matter how petite - helps us to pay the rent, which is always a challenge in the summer months. We appreciate each and every one of you for supporting Nannygoat, you mean the world to us.
Thank you, and hope to see you this weekend!
Join your friends and neighbors in downtown Narberth tonight to enjoy some amazing weather on this June First Friday. You know you don't want to cook, and you won't want to be inside once you see how nice it is after work tonight!
Start out at The Greeks Next Door's free beer tasting - they will have Thomas Hooker Brewing from 5-7 along with Katie the Baker, then from 5-7 Manayunk Brewing will be here with Jerry the Baker.
Many stores stay open late like Swan Dancewear, and Character Development with their First Friday book special.
Sweet Mabel invites everyone to join their open house, saying hello to summer with refreshments and exhibits from local artists: "This month we welcome in summer with a beach themed exhibit sure to bring back memories for all of us who have vacationed at the Jersey shore. Narberth artists Ann Simon and David Fox effectively capture the carefree spirit of summer with vibrant paintings illuminating warm, sunny days at the beach. And new to Narberth, model maker Phil Juska hand builds remarkable scaled renditions of iconic landmarks. Included here are a lighted Kohr's Bros Custard Stand plus two miniature golf courses that you can actually play."
All your favorite establishments will be hopping tonight, but no place will be bringing the funk more than McShea's, who host a street performance by Narberth fave, Nash and the KZP!
Spring Clean Up Week is June 5-9. Also known as "Junk Week", this is the week that the Borough collects items which are not normally removed by the garbage men. Items that are NOT collected include building materials, hazardous waste, like paint and pesticides, appliances, and lawn & garden waste. Appliances and anything with a plug can be recycled at the LM dump Saturday June 3. See below for details.
Put all your stuff out on the curb on Sunday, June 4. Some people will have yard sales that weekend (June 3-4) to try to sell items before they hit the curb pile. The Borough schedule of target dates for pickup is below, but the volume of stuff affects and can change the schedule. Unless you're certain, it's best to just put everything out on Sunday.
Browsing through your neighbor's curb pile is quite OK - nobody will mind as look as you leave the area looking as good as when you got there. (In other words, don't make a mess.)
People from neighboring towns may also cruise down the street, looking for things to reuse or recycle. It's important to make sure you don't leave bikes or other items near the curb that week, just so there are no misunderstandings as to what is or isn't free for the taking.
Anything with a plug event - Saturday June 3
There are plenty of family-friendly events happening in downtown Narberth this weekend, so come out and enjoy the beautiful Spring weather, and join your friends and neighbors for some fun. While you are in town, make sure to patronize your favorite shops and establishments. It's our support for each other that makes Narberth a special place, and our businesses need a little more love than usual as the road construction has added challenges to their usual routines. So shop, eat, and have fun this weekend! If you ever need details about a Narberth meeting, event or activity, keep this calendar bookmarked on your computer. Here's the mobile-friendly calendar for your phone.
On Friday night, the Mayor's Movie Night comes outside, to downtown Narberth. Grab a burger and a beer (in a to-go cup) and bring the family down to the corner of Forrest and Haverford Ave (Cadence Fitness property) for a movie at dusk. Tonight's film is "The Book of Life" . The Lunchbox food truck will be there with kid friendly food for sale.
Saturday at 4pm, we have a special treat from the Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet. At their Narberth Avenue studio "on the hill" they will have family-friendly live performance by advanced students. Classical and contemporary pieces. $10 admission - all proceeds benefit the nonprofit PA Academy of Ballet Society.
Finish off the weekend with the first of this year's Narberth Music & Art Festivals. Join your friends and neighbors for an afternoon of fun in downtown Narberth. The Music and Arts Fest runs from 2pm to 7pm on Sunday, May 21. It is a family event on Haverford Avenue featuring street food, drinks, and free live music all day. Artists Alley is right next door on Forrest Ave from Noon to 6pm.
How do you keep track of what's going on, in and around the Borough?
The official Borough website
The Business Association website, with a business directory and a comprehensive calendar that combines the Borough calendar with all the Narberth events and activities.
Civic Association website with info about important issues affecting residents, and NCA events.
Narberth Flash emails
Go to narberthpa.gov/narberth-flash/ to get on the Borough email list for important and emergency resident announcements
Facebook Page: Narberth Borough
News from the Borough office.
Facebook Page: Narberth Online (@NarberthOnline on Twitter)
Updates on Narberth news, with extra focus on the Narberth Business Association member activities and events
Facebook Group: Narberth
If you would like to add a member to this group, or to any group you are part of, it's a pretty simple procedure. Go to the home page for the Facebook group, (for this group, it is https://www.facebook.com/groups/NarberthGroup/, and locate the link that says "add members". This lets you add anyone who is a Facebook friend. In a closed group, the admin of the group will approve the add before it is official. That's it.
Facebook Group: Narberth Community Network
The two Narberth-themed Facebook groups have some crossover, but the "Narberth" group focuses mostly on news and events, while the NCN typically has more detailed issue discussion.
News compiled by Ed Ridgway, NBA president, and marketing consultant at Main Line PR