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SUPER WEEK | June 1-8, 2013

Super Week in West Chester

Saturday, June 1
West Chester Growers Market -- 9:00am to 1:00pm at Chestnut & Church Streets. A locavore's delight with truly farm fresh produce.

Flea Market & Bike Sale -- 9:00am to 3:00pm at the Borough Municipal Building parking lot. Find your treasure in this open air flea market. Free.

Carmina Burana -- 7:30pm at Madeline Wing Adler Theatre, West Chester University. The Brandywine Singers present Carl Orff's famous Carmina Burana and Herbert Howells' new Requiem. TheBrandywineSingers.org for ticket information.

Longwood Gardens Wine & Jazz Festival -- 12:00 to 5:30pm. Savor fine wines as you enjoy the sights and sounds of live jazz at the Brandywine Valley's number one attraction.  

Furry Tales, 2pm -- A children's play by Joel Doty and presented by the West Chester Studio for the Performing Arts and Uptown Theater Alliance. Staged at the Chester County Historical Society. See show and ticket information.

Middle Class & Second Class, 7:30pm -- A play for young adults by Brad Slaight and presented by the West Chester Studio for the Performing Arts and Uptown Entertainment Alliance staged at the Chester County Historical Society. See show and ticket information.

Joel Roberts -- 9:00pm at The Note, 142 East Market Street. West Chester's award winning songwriter performs originals in a personal, refective style. Doors open at 8:00pm.

Sunday, June 2
Super Sunday -- 11:00am to 5:00pm along Gay Street. Downtown's biggest street festival. Free for the entire family.

Furry Tales, 2pm -- A children's play by Joel Doty and presented by the West Chester Studio for the Performing Arts and Uptown Theater Alliance. Staged at the Chester County Historical Society. See show and ticket information.

Monday, June 3 | 4-6pm
"Brother Outsider" -- Moody's Analytics is hosting an abridged screening of Brother Outsider, an award winning educational documentary about the fascinating life of Bayard Rustin, a West Chester native. Right after, there is a Panel Discussion on Diversity in the Workplace. The panel features Bennett Singer, Director of Brother Outsider; Walter Naegle, surviving life partner of Bayard Rustin; and Sandra Altiné, SVP Global Diversity and Inclusion at Moody’s, who will moderate. A networking reception follows. The event takes place at the Chester County Historical Society, 225 N High Street. The event is free, but attendees must RSVP by emailing Diversity@moodys.com with your name, title and organization by noon, Monday, June 3. For more information, call Esther Jeong at 212-553-4745.

Tuesday, June 4
Explore West Chester and the Brandywine Valley -- Anytime. Lot's of history, fun shops, and great restaurants in downtown. See a sampling at Fig Magazine History Issue online. Also tour Route 52 Scenic Corridor, an 18-mile drive through the Brandywine Valley starting at High & Price Streets. More than a dozen attractions including Longwood Gardens, Brandywine Battlefield, Brandywine River Museum, and Winterthur.

Wednesday, June 5
Discover Chester County History -- 9:30am to 4:30pm. Visit the Chester County Historical Society and explore the exhibits including On The Edge of Battle: Chester County and The Civil War. Admission fee.

Thursday, June 6
Swingin' Summer Thursday -- 6:30pm to 9:30pm on Gay Street between High & Darlington. Downtown's liveliest street music festival for the whole family. Free.

Friday, June 7
Gallery Walk -- 5:00pm to 9:00pm in Downtown West Chester. Enjoy art openings and special events throughout downtown including Classic Towns Photo Contest winners (17 East gay Street) and Vintage Garage Sale at Chestnut Street Garage. Free.

Ben Kenny -- 9:30pm at The Note (142 East Market Street) also rocker Ben Kenney along with Terrible Things. See show and ticket information.

Saturday, June 8
West Chester Public Library 125th Anniversary Celebration -- 10:00am to 2:00pm: Block party at the Historic West Chester Public Library, 415 North Church Street. Free. Then, from 6 to 8pm, enjoy entertainment and picnicing on the lawn of one West Chester's finest estates, Church & Marshall Streets.

Brandywine Food & Wine Festival -- 12pm to 6pm at the Myrick Conservatory. A festival to celebrate all things local, from food and wine to music and crafts. Ten Brandywine Valley wineries are on hand where attendees can sample quality regional wines.

Up On The Roof -- 7-10pm: A downtown fundraising event on the rooftop of the Chestnut Street Parking Garage. Food, drink and entertainment. Ticketed event.

Longwood Gardens presents Nation Beat -- 7:30pm. Outdoor concert of Brazilian maracatu drumming, New Orleans second line rhythms, and funk and country-blues. Free with admission.

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WHERE TO PARK

Downtown West Chester has ample parking available for visitors even during events. An easy way to learn about downtown parking is to watch Malena's Where to Park in West Chester which offers easy tips in an entertaining video.

Your best, worry-free options are the two municipal garages -- the Bicentennial & Chestnut Street garages -- located in the center of downtown. Each provides easy access to hundreds of businesses. You pay for just what you use and never have to worry about getting an overtime parking ticket. Many merchants and restaurants validate garage parking, so take your garage parking ticket with you.

Please note that the Justice Center Garage is free after 5:00pm on Friday and remains available for free parking through the weekend.

Questions? Call the West Chester Parking Department at 610-696-4521.

Metered Parking

There are meters on-street and in several parking lots. Meters take quarters only, 15-minutes for each quarter up to three-hours. Metered parking is enforced from 8am to 10pm Monday through Friday and 5pm to 10pm on Saturday. Parking on Sunday is free.

Once the time on the meter has expired, parked cars are subject to an overtime parking ticket.

 
 

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