Christkindlmarkt Performers Schedule 2016

November 18, 2016 – December 18, 2016

Thursday, December 1, 2016
11:30 am – 12:30 pm – South Mountain Middle School Choir
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Saucon Valley Middle School Choir
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Elaini Arthur
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Kendal Conrad
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm – Kato Duo

Friday, December 2, 2016
11:30 am – 12:30 pm – East Hills Middle School Chorus
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Brandywine Heights Middle School
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Brandywine Heights High School
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Kayla Avitable
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm – Lehigh University Melismatics
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm – Lehigh’s Off the Record
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Lehigh University Clarinet Choir

===> Complete Performers 2016 Schedule HERE

The Bethlehem School District has embraced solar power. Tangent Energy Solutions has completed solar energy generation installations at 3 Bethlehem Area schools. The three schools are Spring Garden and Buchanan Elementary schools plus East Hills Middle School. There are an additional 2 schools that are scheduled to be commissioned in the coming weeks.
    The 5 schools in total will provide the Bethlehem Area school district with roughly 2 million kwh (kilowatt-hour) per year of clean electricity and save nearly 2.75 million pounds per year of CO2 and other greenhouse gases.

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The South Side of Bethlehem will host a third of the venues for the 2011 Musikfest. A new main stage and the move of Americaplatz to the south side of Bethlehem are the major changes to Musikfest in 2011. The new main stage at PNC Plaza will be able to seat 7,200 people. The city’s historic district on the north side will continue to have Musikfest shows at Banana Island, Central Moravian Church, Festplatz, Handwerkplatz, Liederplatz, Lyrikplatz, Main Street, Plaza Tropical and Volksplatz.

Americaplatz is moving to the new Levitt Pavilion at SteelStacks. Approximately 2,500 people will be able to bring blankets or lawn chairs and sit on the grass for performances of local, regional and national rock, blues and Americana music. Three performers have been announced. Love in Stockholm will perform on Aug 5. Entrain will appear on Aug 6 and Bill Kirchen and Too Much Fun will appear on Aug 14.

Another new venue on the south side will be the ArtsQuest Center’s Musikfest Cafe stage which will show performances that were formerly held at Zoeller and Foy Hall. The Cafe stage has a capacity seating of 350 and about 900 for standing room.

Musikfest 2011 Scheduled Performers and New South Side Venue Information

Bethlehem’s new south side restaurant and bar “The Bookstore” is located at 336 Adam’s Street. The restaurant setting is “retro” and lit with flickering votive lights and makes you feel like you are stepping back in time to a 1920’s speakeasy.
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The 14th annual “Spring on Fourth! What’s on Third? festival runs from 11:30 am to 4 pm. along 3rd & 4th streets in Bethlehem on Saturday April 25, 2009.

Free music, crafts, children’s activities, gallery browsing, food & chili-tasting contest. The chili contest runs from Noon to 2 pm. Performances by Jamani Drummers & Steve Brosky & Jimmy Meyer, BMX biking & skateboard demonstrations by Homebase.

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Bethlehem city police will return to mounted horse patrols. 1st time since 1940’s they’ll patrol parks, festivals & downtown on horse patrols. The city plans to buy 2 horses for officers. The horses will be housed in the historic Burnside Plantation. The last time the city had a mounted unit was 1941. Police on horseback have been a big hit in recent years during Musikfest.

Lehigh Valley “Tea Party” – tea parties throughout the area
April 15:

Easton area: Kickoff at 2711 Freemansburg Ave., Palmer Township: 5:30-10 a.m. with WAEB radio host Bobby Gunther Walsh, tea party speech from 9-10 a.m.

Northampton County Courthouse, Easton, 6-7 p.m. After-hours tea party

Bethlehem: Lunch-hour rally from noon to 1 p.m. in front of City Hall.

        After-hours rally: City Hall Plaza, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Stroudsburg: Courthouse Square, noon to 2 p.m.

Lynn Township: Lunch rally at Leaser Lake, noon to 1 p.m.

April 18:

Bethlehem Township: Grand Lehigh Valley Tea Party Rally, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bethlehem Municipal Park on Farmersville Road.

The Ultimate in “Traffic Calming” has arrived on Bethlehem’s south side. Not one but two main entrances to Bethlehem are being worked on at the same time. Great planning!

The Hill-to-Hill bridge along route 378 is being prepared for a $807,000 paint job. That must be some “good paint”. It will have restricted traffic during April and the beginning of May ( 24-7 ). Estimates of 36,000 vehicles a day pass over the bridge.

The work in front of the Casino near the Minsi Trail bridge is the other traffic bottleneck. Plus the intersection work on 3rd and 4th streets.
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The Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem has not open yet and it’s parking garage already needs repairs even before the first car has arrived. Cracks have developed in some concrete columns in the 3,500 space five story garage. A Casino spokesman said that the facility will be open on time and it will be “beyond safe” when it does open.

I never heard the phrase “beyond safe”. If you are “safe” isn’t that good enough? How can you be beyond a state of “safeness”? This is starting to sound like an Andy Rooney commentary.

Lehigh Valley Restaurant Guide is a convenient directory of the best restaurants in the greater Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and surrounding area.

The Lehigh Valley is the third most populous region of Pennsylvania, following metropolitan Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

Companies based in the Lehigh Valley include Air Products & Chemicals (in Trexlertown), Crayola LLC (in Easton), Buckeye Partners (in Emmaus), Just Born (in Bethlehem), Olympus Corporation USA (in Center Valley), PPL Corporation (in Allentown), and Rodale Press (in Emmaus).

The Lehigh Valley is also one of the larger areas on the east coast for the location of warehouses and distribution centers. This is due to the Lehigh Valley’s central location. Most of these distribution centers are located along the U.S. Route 22 and Interstate 78 corridors.

The Lehigh Valley is a center of post-secondary education, with seven four-year colleges and universities. These include:

Cedar Crest College (in Allentown)
DeSales University (in Center Valley)
Lafayette College (in Easton)
Lehigh University (in Bethlehem)
Moravian College (in Bethlehem)
Muhlenberg College (in Allentown)
Penn State Lehigh Valley (in Fogelsville).
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The Allentown Art Museum, based in center city Allentown, is the Lehigh Valley’s largest museum. The museum’s collection includes more than 11,000 works of art. Lehigh University’s Zoellner Arts Center and Lafayette College’s smaller Williams Center for the Arts host a wide variety of plays, concerts and performances throughout the year.

The Lehigh Valley is home to Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, a popular amusement and water park. Located in South Whitehall Township, Dorney Park is known nationally for its elaborate roller coasters and water rides

The Lehigh Valley is served by air transportation through Lehigh Valley International Airport located in the Lehigh Valley’s Hanover Township, three miles northeast of Allentown.

Several private bus lines, including Bieber Tourways, Susquehanna Trailways and Trans-Bridge Lines, provide bus service from various Valley locations to New York City’s Port Authority Bus Terminal, Philadelphia’s Greyhound Terminal, Atlantic City’s Bus Terminal, and other regional locations.

In early 2008, Coca-Cola Park, an 8,100-seat Minor League baseball stadium, opened in east-side Allentown. The stadium hosts the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the Philadelphia Phillies’ AAA-level International League franchise.
The Lehigh Valley also is the home of pre-season training camp for the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles, which is held each summer on the practice fields of Lehigh University in Bethlehem.

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