10 WAYS TO SPEND THE LONG WEEKEND AROUND BUCKS COUNTY

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Hearthside

With this Monday’s celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, many folks around Bucks County are getting an extended weekend! We’ve put together a list of ways to take advantage of the long weekend, including a couple of opportunities to honor the holiday. 

The James A. Michener Art Museum is providing unique opportunities to pay tribute to one of history’s most courageous and inspiring figures. The museum will host All Together Now, Martin Luther King Day of Service and Art, an afternoon featuring traditional and contemporary stories from African and African American oral and cultural traditions. Admission will be free on Sunday to celebrate this fantastic event which also provides visitors an opportunity to check out the A Time to Break Silence: Pictures of Social Change exhibit, featuring images of brave protest and revolutionary social change.

A Time to Break Silence: Pictures of Social Change at the Michener Art Museum

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s groundbreaking and most controversial speech entitled, “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence.” This exhibition surveys the modes in which visual culture documents protest, political transformations, and social change.

When: January 12 – 14, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: James A. Michener Art Museum
Price: $18/adult; $17/senior; $16.00/college student w/ ID; $8/kids 6-18; kids under 6 free

64th Annual Antiques Show

The annual Antiques show at the Yardley Community Centre returns, displaying a variety of antiques including country to formal furniture, quilts and other textiles, primitives, country smalls, silver, glass, china, pottery, early dolls, jewelry and more. Come by and find some hidden treasures!

When: January 12 – 13, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Yardley Community Centre
Cost: $6; $5 with card or ad

Live Music in 360! At Parx Casino

Parx Casino’s entertainment venue, 360, is hosting a night of live music performances, drink specials and dancing! Full Throttle, Drop Dead Sexy and DJ Capps are scheduled for January 12, while Buzzer Band, Don’t Call Me Francis and DJ Henz take over on January 13.

When: January 12 – 13, 5 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Where: Parx Casino
Cost: Pay as you go

Saturday, January 13

A Dummies’ Guide to Wine Tasting at Crossing Vineyards and Winery

Taste, tour and learn about wine around the gorgeous grounds at Crossing Vineyards and Winery this weekend.

When: January 13, 2 p.m.
Where: Crossing Vineyards and Winery
Cost: $30

Science Saturdays at Peace Valley Nature Center

Take the kids to Peace Valley Nature Center for fun hands-on experiments that explore how and why things work. Break, smash and spindle all in the name of science! Reservations are required.

When: January 13, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Where: Peace Valley Nature Center
Cost: $20

Mardi Gras Murder Mystery Dinner at Fisher’s Tudor House

Spend an evening investigating a murder at the annual VooDoo Ball while trying delicious cuisine during this Mardi Gras-themed murder mystery dinner at Fisher’s Tudor House.  

When: January 13, 7 p.m.
Where: Fisher’s Tudor House
Cost: $57.99

New Hope & Ivyland Railroad Traditional Excursions

The New Hope & Ivyland Railroad’s traditional excursions have returned, allowing passengers to enjoy a scenic journey through Bucks County’s historic countryside on a vintage diesel locomotive.

When: January 13 – 14, check online for train schedule
Where: New Hope & Ivyland Railroad
Cost: Check online for ticket prices

Sunday, January 14

Charlotte Blake Alston: All Together Now, Martin Luther King Day of Service and Art

Join the James A. Michener Art Museum for an engaging hour of stories and songs as special guest Charlotte Blake Alston breathes life into traditional and contemporary stories from African and African American oral and cultural traditions. Create an All Together Now hexagon using a variety of art materials following the performance in honor of Martin Luther King Day. The Michener is offering free admission this Sunday, inviting everyone to experience this fantastic event. Reservations are required.

When: January 14, 1 p.m. – 3p.m.
Where: James A. Michener Art Museum
Cost: Free to attend

January Sales Event at Peddler’s Village

Stroll through Peddler’s Village during its January Sales event to score great deals on everything from cozy winter clothing to beautiful trinkets from unique artisan boutiques.

When: January 12 – 14, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Friday & Saturday); 12 – 5 p.m. (Sunday)

Where: Peddler’s Village
Cost: Free to attend

Albert Lee at Sellersville Theater

Albert Lee is celebrating a career spanning more than 55 years and has been voted Guitar Player Magazine’s Best Country Guitar Picker five times. This is a performance you need to see live!

When: January 14, 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Where: Sellersville Theater
Cost: $29.50 – $40


*Courtesy of www.visitbuckscounty.com /Dan Lopez

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