Around the Square                                        July  2019

Happy 4th of July! Summer in the Square is in full swing, which means free Wednesday evening concerts at Anson B. Nixon Park, time to enjoy the outdoor spaces at The Creamery or Braeloch Brewing, and al fresco dining during Third Thursdays on State Street (including a "bonus" Third Thursday on August 1st).
Summer also brings an abundance of bounty from our local growers and producers as we continue to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Kennett Square's vibrant and flourishing Farmers Market. Sign up for the Farmers Market newsletter and stay tuned to social media (@ksqfarmersmarket) for updates about special anniversary events throughout the month of July. 

Check out the First Friday Flea Market this week and stop in to March é to see the amazing new backdrop created by Daniel Chow, in addition to other works by Chow alongside March é's regularly featured artists. The gala opening for Square Pear Gallery's new show,"A Day at the Beach", will be on Third Thursday this month, July 18th. 
One great way to celebrate Independence Day is by supporting Kennett Square's "Independents" - our unique locally owned small businesses. At the annual Summer Sidewalk Sale on July 12th and 13th, shops will be offering some of the best sales of the season on accessories, apparel, gifts, books, kids' toys and clothes, home décor, sustainable, ecofriendly, and fairly traded merchandise, and much more. Take a break from bargain hunting to enjoy coffee, lunch, or dinner at any of our fantastic coffee shops or restaurants - to refuel or just to watch the world go by.
Speaking of coffee, Historic Kennett Square is pleased to share the unique and inspiring story of Valerie Machorro, chef-owner of Kennett Square's newest café (and possibly Kennett Square's youngest business owner), in our Meet Our Merchant series this month:

For Valerie Machorro, chef-owner of the new Evergreen Café, Bakery & Juicery, the pleasure of food is wrapped up in family, culture, and tradition. Some of her most treasured memories growing up include making soup with her grandmother and driving into Philadelphia every weekend from their home in West Grove for bread and coffee, pan con cafe. "I only recently found out that was weird," she says with a laugh. Click here to continue reading.
As you savor summer in Kennett Square, remember to #loveitlikealocal and support our independent, locally owned small businesses and restaurants. #shopKSQ #deliciousKSQ
See you around the Square.
-Historic Kennett Square
This month's art events kick off with the amazing work of Dan Chow at Marché
Square Pear Gallery will be closing for a long holiday weekend but will reopen next week with a new show "A Day at the Beach." The o pening reception for the new show will be held on Third Thursday, July 18th from 6-9 pm to coincide with Third Thursday on State Street when the streets are closed and restaurants have their tables in the street.  Come enjoy the art and stay for some great food as well. Follow the art scene in Kennett Square by liking the KennettARTS facebook page.


Check out the Historic Kennett Square website, www.historickennettsquare.comfor the latest listing of Kennett Square events and news.
THE FLASH is an all ages concert venue where national, regional and local recording artists get up close and personal with fans.  Check out the July calendar for a noteworthy line up of shows including Heather Gillis. Heather Gillis is the TOTAL package as a guitar player, lap steel player, singer, songwriter, and arranger. You may not know her yet BUT listen up, as you are going to hear a lot about this young lady in the next few years!  Tickets are available at Advance tickets are $15.
Don't miss the return of Charlie Hunter with vocalist Lucy Woodward. As for what to expect from Hunter and Woodward, the two - as rounded out by a drummer - will be performing pocket-heavy renditions of vintage blues and classic vintage pop, including covers of Nina Simone, The Animals, Bessie Smith and Terence Trent D'Arby. Tickets are now available for $23.
Through September 29th
See summer's every hue as fountains dance, gardens shine, and spirits soar during the vibrant Festival of Fountains. From colorful Illuminated Fountain Performances (including some nights when you pick the performance!) ... to lively family programming ... to good-as-gold horticultural displays, a splashy summer awaits you ... day and night.
Let Longwood's colors wash over you.
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The Market is a great place to grab a glass of wine or beer and a bite to eat. Weekly specials and events at the Market include a Happy Hour with great music and great discounts Fridays from 5-7pm.

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