The Festival will host its inaugural Community Day event on Saturday, July 1, 2023. The event will take place on the Center Valley campus of DeSales University in front of the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts. PSF’s Community Day will celebrate the arts as well as the many local organizations that provide invaluable services to this community. “We are excited to collaborate and partner with local businesses to present a day full of fun, food, live performances, and more for the entire family,” says Jason King Jones Artistic Director.
Fun, food, live performances—and more for the entire family!
This event is rain or shine. In the event of rain there will be an indoor location on campus.
10am: Children’s programming includes story times, arts and crafts, face painting and a meet and greet with the cast of PSF’s James and the Giant Peach.
12 Noon: Event Kickoff Celebration: Food trucks, Seven Sirens Brewing, Triple Sun Spirits, information tables from our community partner spanning health, creative arts, and accessibility services. La Mega Radio Station’s Street Team will help kickoff the event with live entertainment from noon to 2pm.
Emily’s Hug Mee Drive
Gathering Squishmallows for Children with Cancer
Schedule of Events
10am-12pm Storytime and Children’s Activities
11am-12pm Meet and Greet with the cast of James and the Giant Peach
11am-2pm Face Painting by Masking Faces
12pm-2pm Music with La Mega Radio Station
12pm-5pm Food trucks/ Community Partner Info Tables
Food Vendors: Dunkin’, Greek Street, May Contain Foodity, Mon & Mel’s Sweet Scoops, Nick’s BBQ, The Perk Up Truck, Puerto Rican Cultural Preservation Kiosk, Sweet Treats Funnel Cake Bar, Take A Taco
Beverage Vendors: Seven Sirens Brewing Company, Triple Sun Spirits Co.
“On the Green”
2pm Live Music
4pm-4:45pm Combo Melaza Salsa Band
5pm-5:30pm Salsa Lessons with Héctor Flores Jr.
5:30pm-6:15pm Combo Melaza Salsa Band
6pm-6:30 Lehigh Valley Therapy Dogs
6pm Live Music
Trexler Library Stage
2pm Renaissance Music
3pm “Play On!” Community Tour: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (FREE)
4pm-5:30pm Lehigh Valley Therapy Dogs
5:30pm Renaissance Music
6:30pm The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] [again] (ticketed performance)
5pm 7/4/1852 | A solo piece by Gabe Moses (FREE)
2pm In the Heights (ticketed performance)
7:30pm In the Heights (ticketed performance)
The food & beverage community day partners include: Dunkin’, Take A Taco, Greek Street, The Perk Up Truck, Nick’s BBQ, Sweet Treats Funnel Cake Bar, Mon & Mel’s Sweet Scoops, Seven Sirens Brewing Company, and Triple Sun Spirits Co.
Small businesses community partners: Sunday Soap Body Care LLC, Wildes Adventures, Valor Insurance, Humble Imprints, and Masking Faces. Other community partner organizations include: Miller-Keystone Blood Center (Blood Drive), Civic Theatre of Allentown, Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital, Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, Therapeutic Arts Group, Lehigh Valley Arts & Cultural Alliance, American Cancer Society, La Mega Radio Station, Lehigh Valley Therapy Dogs, Puerto Rican Cultural Preservation, Swan Stars, DeSales University, OATH (Operation Address The Homeless), Community Music School, Second Harvest Food Bank, and Women Veterans Empowered & Thriving.
If you would like to get involved, please contact Anelise Rodriguez at Anelise.Rodriguez@pashakespeare.org.