Your Monthly News & Updates
Summer is right around the corner and things are really heating up in Swarthmore Town Center! What's not to love? Read on to learn more about what's happening in late May and June, including the return of the Swarthmore Makers Market and Thursday Night Live! And be sure to visit our website for a directory of shops, restaurants, and services.
Graduation FIREWORKS Tonight..
Grab a few friends and neighbors on Saturday evening, May 25 to witness the fireworks show over the lawn of Swarthmore College (between Parrish Hall and the train station). The fireworks will begin around 9:15 pm and are in honor of the 2019 graduating class of Swarthmore College.
Author Reading and Book Signing
Elizabeth Coleman will discuss
HERE: Poems for the Planet
on June 1 at 2 pm in the Gathering Room of the Inn at Swarthmore. Coleman, who edited the book, will read poems from this "love song to a planet in crisis" and discuss the compilation of this anthology of "beautiful, generous poems and ideas for action."
Swarthmore Campus & Community Store will have copies of
HERE: Poems for the Planet
available for purchase and signing at the event.
D. Patrick Welsh Real Estate
16 Park Avenue, 5-7 pm
Join the team from D. Patrick Welsh as they celebrate 60 years doing business in Swarthmore! Complimentary wine and cheese, draft beer, appetizers from Occasionally Yours and cookies baked by Dave Welsh.
Harvey Oak Mercantile
102 Park Avenue, 4-7 pm
Join H.O.M. and Swarthmore Horticultural Society for an "un-bee-lievable" First Friday celebration. The Swarthmore Horticultural Society will be distributing sunflower seedlings and have seed packet give-aways, as well as educating all about the importance of planting these beautiful pollinator habitats to help nourish our bees. Also stop by to enjoy enjoy bee-inspired snacks and sunflower inspired crafts at the event. Open to all!
Indigo Healing Arts Collective
110 Park Avenue - 2nd Floor, 6:30-8 pm
Join Indigo for an anniversary celebration and the return of a First Friday flow yoga class, inspired by the music of The Beatles. Exchange = $20.
5 S. Chester Road, 3-7 pm
Kandy Kids is having fun with a special two-week event called "Spotlight Farm" from Melissa & Doug. Join them on First Friday for a "Make Your Own Salad" activity. Children will use kid safe knives to cut a variety of fresh vegetables to make a salad to take and eat with their evening meal. From June 7 through June 22, all Melissa & Doug farm-related toys will be 10% off. During these two weeks, Kandy Kids will offer coloring pages and information about farming. Come back on Friday, June 21 from 10 am to 5 pm when children can p!ant string beans in a paper cup to take home and re-plant in their garden.
10 Park Avenue, last seating at 7 pm
As always, Occasionally Yours - celebrating 30 years in Swarthmore - will offer their famous jumbo lump crab cakes and pasta with homemade sauce. Children's portions are available.
BYOB. Dine in, on the patio, or call ahead to pick up. 610-328-9360.
Swarthmore Campus & Community Store
Swarthmore Community Center | 715 Harvard Avenue, 6:30-8 pm
Join us in supporting the opening event of the Swarthmore Public Library's first annual One, Book, One Swarthmore. Bring a dish and come discuss Men We Reaped with neighbors and community members. For ages 16 and up. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, please click here. All titles can be purchased at the Swarthmore Campus & Community Store for 20% off.
Swarthmore Fire Station
121 Park Avenue,
All are invited to attend an open house at Swarthmore's Fire Station (on the Lafayette side of the building.) See the emergency vehicles up close, tour the fire house, meet the fire fighters, and maybe even try on their boots! Donations will be gladly accepted and concessions will be sold to further raise funds for our much-appreciated Swarthmore Fire and Protective Association.
100 Park Avenue, 6-9 pm
waR3house 3 is proud to host Suds and Soul: A Swarthmore Benefit for the Headstrong Foundation. Over the past year, Nick's House - located in Swarthmore - has hosted nearly 60 families from all over the country as they seek treatment for cancer-related illness. Join us for a night of local brews, hot dogs, cupcakes, and live music from G3 Soul.
to purchase tickets.
Check out the new logo and website!
The Library was so fortunate to work with local graphic artist, Amy Pollack of Twist'n'Shout to develop a new logo for the library. The colorful new design depicts our library as a hub of the community. To go along with the beautiful new logo, they have also designed a new and improved website. We hope you enjoy it:
One Book, One Swarthmore
Introducing, One Book, One Swarthmore, an inaugural community-wide reading program! From June 1 to 15, the Library will bring the community together through the reading, discussion, and celebration of a common book.
All Community Potluck - Book Club Gathering
Friday, June 7 | 6:30 - 8 pm
Swarthmore Community Center
I, Too, Am Swarthmore - Community Art Project
Saturday, June 8 | 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Swarthmore Farmers Market
Me and My Community - Poetry Workshop and Open Mic
Monday, June10 | 4:30 - 6 pm
Borough Hall Council Room
I Can Do Hard Things - Storytime
Tuesday, June 11 | 4 - 4:45 pm
Library Children's Room
Please shop local for the book selections. The Swarthmore Campus & Community Store has all of the titles in stock and available for a 20% discount.
|One Book, One Swarthmore reading selections are available at the Swarthmore Campus & Community Store for 20% off.
Summer Activities for Youth
In addition to the regularly scheduled storytimes & programs, the Library will also have a ton of special events for kids this summer! You can find out more, including the schedule, on the website.
Join us on Wednesdays at 6 pm in the amphitheater for a series of performances for kids and families. The Library will host music, puppets, comedy, and even science shows!
Kids ages 0-10 can come to the Library to get a game board. Complete the literacy activities listed and receive a prize when you land on a PRIZE space.
Great Swarthmore Scavenger Hunt
Take part in an eight week scavenger hunt around Swarthmore using clues to determine the answer to a burning question.
Journey Around DelCo
Visit libraries across Delaware County! Kids will come pick up a booklet at the Swarthmore Library, and visit other libraries in the county and complete various tasks.
Sign up to write and receive letters from a pen pal. You'll be assigned a pen pal from somewhere in Delaware County, with whom you can exchange letters. If you write at least two, you'll be invited to attend a party at Rose Tree Park and maybe you can even meet your pen pal face to face!
Special Events & Workshops at Indigo Healing Arts Collective
Indigo Healing Arts Collective, located on the second level of
110 Park Avenue, is offering a variety of interesting workshops in June. Additionally, they are excited to offer customized Yoga Therapy by in-house yoga therapist, Olivia Krawtchuk. Stella Marin of Vita Magic Alchemy has also recently joined the Indigo family and is offering reiki and intuitive healing sessions.
And finally, founder Jacqlyn Diamond LPC, NCC is also accepting new clients who wish to work through their empathic struggles. Clients are offered tools in how to ground, connect and understand this special gift.
To schedule, guests may visit their website
or call 610-308-0010.
Healing the Goddess Within: New Moon Womyn's Circle
June 1 at 1 pm | $30
Heal the Goddess Within during an afternoon of mindful connection, conscious creativity and soul-deep intention setting. This June we will explore and focus on our healing connection with Mother Earth. We will explore topics of grounding, being present in the body, and healing the connection with mind, body & spirit through the energetic heart center. Circle includes: gentle yoga, sharing circle, all craft materials & refreshment.
|The apothecary at Indigo Healing Arts Collective.
Breathwork and Crystal Healing Workshop
June 2 at 3 pm | $40
In this Breathwork group, we invite you to drop into your intuition and body wisdom. You will intuitively choose the stones you will work with for your Breathwork journey. As the energy builds, additional stones will be channeled and placed on your body to create a collective crystal grid that expands into a larger field of healing heart resonance and coherence. The breath will be the thread that carries you through your journey from head to heart.
Samantha Story is an Acupuncturist and Breathwork Healer working in NYC and co-founder of Ritual Moon.
Christel Alberez is a certified Crystal Resonance Therapist, and Circle Caller in Philadelphia and co-founder of Ritual Moon.
Open House Tarot Reading with Earth and Fire Tarot
June 8 from 12-3 pm
Butterfly Maiden Transformational Mini-Retreat
June 8 from 1-3 pm
Teas and Tonics Pop-Up Event
June 15 from 1-3 pm
The studio will be transformed into a cafe featuring our in-house mixologist who will be serving up botanical teas, cooling lattes and citrus tonics that highlight the seasonal array of floral and herbal flavors. Curious about CBD or ghee? Add either or both to your beverage of choice.
June 21 from 7-8 pm
Led by Mallory, we welcome you to join us to explore the five layers of the body, known as Five Koshas:
Using yoga techniques of breath control, clear intention setting and body scanning, students will be guided to connect to one's inner most self to activate the parasympathetic nervous system through guided meditation. Students will be fully support with the use of props to limit discomfort and distractions while gaining the full benefit of yogic sleep. This class is recommended for novice and seasoned students as well as students with limited mobility.
Compendium + H.O.M. Celebrate a New Partnership
Compendium and Harvey Oak Mercantile (H.O.M.) are excited to celebrate a wonderful new partnership in Swarthmore. Beginning June 4, a new Compendium collection will be available exclusively at Harvey Oak! New styles will arrive weekly.
Save on SALE Items!
Now thru June 2
Harvey Oak Mercantile is making room for new arrivals and for merchandise from Compendium to move in! Now thru Sunday, June 2, t
ake an additional 20% off all SALE clothing and shoes.
Compendium x H.O.M. Launch Soiree!
June 15 from 4-6 pm
To celebrate the launch, Compendium and H.O.M. are having a soiree on full of fashion, gifts (it's the day before Father's Day after all...hint, hint!), and sweet treats. Owners Shannon and Emily hope you can all come out and celebrate with them!
Pinch Pot Workshop at Gallery on Park
Gallery on Park will be hosting a pinch pot workshop on Sunday, June 23 from 1-4 pm. Through the expert guidance of Barbara Hanselman, you will create a wonderful work of art from a simple ball of clay! Many techniques will be taught, including carving, decorating, how to under glaze and more!
Workshop fee is $65 which includes all materials as well as Barbara firing your piece so that it is ready for you to pick up at a later date. Workshop is limited to 10 participants. To reserve your space email Martha at
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