The monthly board and general membership meeting will be held in the Community Room of the Church of the Mediator at 7:00pm. State Representative Michael Schlossberg will be speaking. The church is on the corner of Turner and West Streets. Everyone is welcome.
Bring a brunch to our beautiful park. We will have tables and tablecloths. Hector RosadoLatin Jazz Experience will provide the music. See complete information on the poster below.
Members of WPCA are invited to join the association’s pot luck brunch. We will have a tent set up with tables for contributions of food. WPCA supplies paper goods, utensils, and cups.
Want to participate but not a member? Please click here to sign up! Annual membership is $10 per family
Join West Park Civic Association & Old Allentown Preservation Association for a Halloween Mixer at Theatre 514. There will be cocktails & appetizers followed by the movie Rosemary's Baby. Historian Frank Whelan will give a talk about The Dakota in New York, the location of the film. More information to follow. Tickets will go on sale here September 1.
Dinner at 6:00pm. Bring your favorite picnic dinner items and enjoy the company of friends and neighbors.
Movie at dusk. Watch Oscar winner La La Land.
Contact Marwpca@Verizon.net or 610-434-9035 for table reservations.
The West Park Civic Association is delighted to announce the 35th annual Historic House Tour in Allentown, PA, held on Sunday June 25 from 11 A.M. to 4 P.M.
This year’s House Tour features 10 properties; from a majestic meticulously-restored mansion to a spectacularly-renovated 1912 townhouse with the latest fashionable amenities and contemporary decor. Homes range in style from a turn-of-the-century Victorian to a 1930s Neoclassical Revival. Whether you are a lover of antiques or a fan of the latest in home fashion, you'll find something to inspire you on this year's tour.
Music and refreshments will be provided at various locations throughout the tour.
Free parking provided at the Masonic Temple, 16th and Linden streets. On-street non-metered parking is also available.
A program with a description of each property and a tour map will be provided on the day of the tour.
Please wear soft-soled shoes that will not damage floors or rugs.
Boutique To Go
C. Leslie Smith
Art-in-the-Park, Saturday, June 17th
Tickets can also be purchased for $15 the day of the tour at 1620 Turner St. on the front lawn of the Episcopal Church of the Mediator.
Restrooms will be available at the church and at the Allentown Preservation League Warehouse, 1518 West Walnut Street. The warehouse will also be open for those seeking an architectural treasure for your next restoration project.
The Historic House Tour is presented by the West Park Civic Association, a 501(c)(3) all-volunteer organization, and sponsored by Jaindl Properties, City Center, and Bell Gate Farm.
Moved to Masonic Temple due to weather
Due to uncertain weather and the risk of thunderstorms we are moving the show into the Masonic Temple, 1524 Linden Street. The temple is a large beautiful and historic building immediately across from West Park and is on the National Register of Historic Places. There are beautiful architectural details such as Moravian Tiles and painted murals. Exhibitors will be separated into two large rooms on the main level and downstairs. There will be ample bathroom facilities on both floors. Food service will go on as planned.
We hope you will still come and enjoy the wonderful art and demonstrations.
Too bad Mother Nature didn’t cooperate but we hope to have a good show anyhow!!! Thank you for your support and participation.
Christine and Deborah
& The West Park Civic Association
10:00 to 11:30 Andrew Mark Shaffer
11:45 to 12:30 Ell Sistema String Orchestra
12:30 to 1:15 Repertory Dance Theatre of the Lehigh Valley
1:30 to 3:00 The Allentown Band
1:00 to 4:00 Acoustic Project
4:00 to 5:00 Ritmo Viejo
Painters of all skill levels are invited to Allentown's historic West Park for three full days of plein air painting from 9am to 4pm. Students will receive a study guide, personalized instruction, and daily demos by instructor Adriano Farinella. Students must provide their own materials.
The special discounted rate of $125 for this workshop will be donated in full to fund the West Park Civic Association Arts Education Scholarships at The Baum School of Art.
For more information on what to expect, please visit
Cocktails at 5:30 - 44 N West Street
Dinner & Dancing at 7:00 - 1509 W Linden Street
By reservation only with paid 2017 membership
Contact Merrily Starkey to make reservation and coordinate your covered dish: email@example.com or 610-351-0174
$10 donation to help support Art-in-the-Park is suggested
From 6 to 7 make edible ornaments for our West Park furry and feathered friends at the Church of the Mediator, 1620 W. Turner St.
From 7 to 8 help decorate the West Park tree with the edible ornaments, enjoy a musical performance and refreshments, and light the tree.
Everyone is welcome and it's free!
The Livingston Roof Top
1411 Hamilton Street
Friday, September 30
6:00 to 8:00
To Promote the West Park Neighborhood and Local Businesses
Cocktails, Hor D’Oeuvres,
Live music with Andrew Mark Schaeffer,
A Silent Auction featuring local restaurants & services,
a night at the Renaissance, hockey tickets, and more.
Tickets are sold out.
This will be an elegant and fun evening not to be missed.
PLEASE JOIN US FOR A PERFORMANCE BY TWO GREAT LEHIGH VALLEY MUSICIANS! LEHIGH VALLEY'S LONGTIME BLUES-ROCKER CRAIG THATCHER HAS PERFORMED AT CONCERT HALLS, THEATERS, FESTIVALS AND CLUBS NATIONALLY AND IN EUROPE. AN OUTDOOR SUMMER BASH IN STOCKERTOWN IN 2009 BROUGHT HIM TOGETHER WITH A THEN-UNKNOWN VIOLINIST WITH THE UNLIKELY NAME OF NYKE VAN WYK. THE TWO REMAIN STRONG PERFORMING AND RECORDING COLLABORATORS TO THIS DAY.
THE DYNAMICS AND ENERGY OF THEIR PERFORMANCE CAPTIVATE LISTENERS OF ALL AGES WITH A UNIQUE BLEND OF STYLES RANGING FROM BLUES TO ROCK, FINGERSTYLE TO CELTIC AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN. THESE AWARD WINNING MUSICIANS DELIVER THEIR EXCITING SETS WITH A VAST SELECTION OF BOTH ORIGINAL PIECES AS WELL AS MANY SONGS YOU WILL CERTAINLY RECOGNIZE, BUT PERFORMED IN A WAY YOU'LL ONLY BE ABLE TO EXPERIENCE WITH CRAIG AND NYKE.
Please note event is weather permitting!
We will be collecting donations for the William Allen High School Uniform Fund.
Please bring your favorite brunch items and enjoy music presented by
CRAIG THATCHER & NYKE VAN WYK
PLEASE EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org for Table Reservations
Or call Mar Haeussler 610-434-9035
Bring your own picnic dinner & beverage to enjoy with family and friends while enjoying a concert by the Pioneer Band. Reserve seating at one of the tables complete with flowers and tablecloths by calling Peggy at 610-434-0657. STRUT Catering Company (2 meatball sliders with a side of pasta salad-$7; assorted beverages also available) and Kona Ice food vendors will also be available to purchase food items. Then sit back and enjoy the movie, Spectre(PG-13)!! Movie begins around 8:15PM.
The West Park Civic Association will be collecting donations of art, craft, and sewing supplies (yarn, crochet hooks, knitting needles, fabric, thread, drawing paper, canvases, watercolors, paintbrushes, colored pencils, scissors, glue, etc…) for the new Refugee Community Center at The Episcopal Church of the Mediator. Thank you!
RAIN DATE: AUGUST 14
Bring a picnic dinner & beverage to enjoy with family and friends in the serene setting of West Park. Three food trucks & Paint and Party Studios will be there. Reserve Seating at one of the tables complete with tablecloths & flowers by calling 610-434-0657. See the poster below for details.
Rain Date: July 24
34th Annual House Tour
Sunday, June 19, 2016
11 A.M. TO 4 P.M.
Advance tickets are no longer available. Tickets may be purchased the day of the tour in front of the Church of the Mediator on the corner of Turner and West Streets.
West Park Civic Association to Host 34th Annual House Tour June 19th from 11:00 to 4:00
Join us for a beautiful day in the West Park Historic neighborhood. Enjoy fine examples of architecture ranging from early 20th century American Craftsman style to a French Empire Revival style. Your ticket grants you access to thirteen unique locations. Experience the recently restored LVHN Edward Harvey Memorial College for Nurses building at 1628 Chew Street, a shining example of sensitive restoration and adaptive reuse. Wander through homes with beautifully carved woodwork, stained glass, and unique irreplaceable architectural features. Journey through a pre-restoration project of an Arts and Craft home for its debut on the West Park Historic House Tour. Live music will be provided at various locations along the tour.
The Queen Anne style Clauss mansion (1509 Linden), featuring a recently renovated designer kitchen, vintage style powder room, and spa bath with steam shower, is a true architectural gem bordering Allentown’s West Park. Visit the Shingle style home of Mar Haeussler and John Clarry, the former Society of the Arts Show House. Cross Millionaire’s Row and experience the 1908 French Empire Revival style home, built by John Taylor, owner of the Globe Dry Goods Store. Marvel at the beautiful decorative plaster relief attributed to Herman Merkel, who was a commercial artist and expert in ornamental plaster. This home is an ongoing restoration project by Jaindl Properties. Enjoy a brief talk on Millionaire’s Row by local historian, Frank Whelan to be held at 1:00 pm at the John Taylor House.
Continue downtown to learn more about the rich and varied architectural history of Allentown. Vintage trolleys will transport you from Church of the Mediator on 1620 Turner Street to several historic downtown locations. Continue your tour at Trout Hall, built in the Georgian style, Allentown’s oldest surviving home. There you will find docents in period costumes to transport you to the late 18th Century. Visit a charming mid-19th Century townhome retaining most of its original features. Enjoy a tour of Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, home to the 112- year-old Lehigh County Historical Society. Restroom facilities and light refreshments will be available at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum.
Tickets can be purchased the day of the tour for $15 at the Episcopal Church of the Mediator, 1620 W. Turner Street. Advance tickets are available for $12 and may be purchased online or at the following locations: Albrights Hardware, C. Leslie Smith, Phoebe Floral, Walter’s Pharmacy, Hummus House, BoutiqueToGo, and Re:find. Tickets will also be available at Art-In-The-Park on June 18th. Free off street parking is available at Masonic Temple, 16th and Linden Streets and at 1425 Hamilton Street (rear of John Taylor House). This year’s tour, hosted by West Park Civic Association, is sponsored by Jaindl Properties, City Center Lehigh Valley, and BB&T. Please wear soft soled shoes, no heels that may damage floors.
Interested in helping support the West Park Civic Association and its Annual House Tour? Here is how you can help:
Volunteer to be a docent.
2 shifts available: 11 to 1:30 or 1:30 to 4. It’s free and you get to meet a great bunch of people!
Be a Patron!
$25 Silver, $50 Gold or $100 Platinum donation gets your name listed in the Patron section of the tour booklet.
1/3 page black & white ad (business card) is $60. Full color is $75.
1/2 page black & white ad (4.25” x 5.5”) is $75. Full color is $115.
Full page black & white ad (8.5” x 5.5”) is $125. Full color is $165.
Ad pricing above is for camera ready ad in .jpg, .png, or vector format files. PDF files will also work. There will be a modest charge if an ad must be created for you. Deadline for advertisers is May 20.
To place an ad, email Bob Berner at email@example.com, or call 610 762-5061.
To be a patron or volunteer, email WPCA at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Tom Yuracka at 610 737-7132.
Your continued support is greatly appreciated.
Saturday, June18, 2016
Congratulations to the 2016 winners!!!
Watercolor: 1st Karen Benco, Allentown, PA; 2nd Lee Baldwin, Allentown, PA; 3rd Karen Dyche, Bethlehem, PA; HM Andy Smith, Lititz, PA Photography: 1st Bill Cooperman, Allentown, PA; 2nd Pamela Eden, Columbia, NJ; 3rd James Villaume, Allentown, PA; HM Carol Stephens, Center Valley, PAGraphics: 1st Jordan Koch, Glendele, CA; 2nd Richie Pacheco, Allentown, PA; 3rd Valerie Martz, Kintnersville, PA; HM Leah Joseph, Allentown, PAOils& Acrylics: 1st Claudia McGill, Wyncote, PA; 2nd Carol Perlowski, Easton, PA; 3rd Joseph Kwaw, Allentown, PA; HM Joy Barnes, Allentown,PA 3-D: 1st Svetlana Howells, Allentown, PA; 2nd Karen Kane, Easton, PA; 3rd Robert Jenkinson, Bethlehem, PA; HM Jon Harrington, Bethlehem, PA Pastels: 1st Ron Mansley, Quakertown, PA; 2nd Audrey Altemose, Saylorsburg, PA Student Artists: 1st Derek Reynoso, Allentown, PA; 2nd Katie Lutterschmidt, Whitehall, PA; 3rd Kira Butz, Allentown, PA; HM James Heckenberger III, Mertztown, PA.
for more information call (610) 434-0657