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New Hope & Lambertville The Bucks County Playhouse Key West - Our Sister City & The Rainbow Flag Celebrating Life, Diversity & Community

New Hope, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

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Celebrating Life, Diversity & Community

New Hope

Welcome to our town...

On behalf of all members of New Hope Celebrates, The Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce, New Hope Borough Council and Visit Bucks County, we welcome you to New Hope – a gem of diversity that sparkles along the Delaware River in Bucks County, PA.

Contents New Hope Lambertville Bridge - Cover photo by ffolkes Sedneff

Initially settled by the Lenape Indians, a group known for their hospitality, New Hope has long been recognized for it’s unique mix of eclectic commercial and artistic establishments, as well as its charitable and humane service organizations. Binding them all together is a veritable “stew” of different kinds of people who coexist peacefully and equally. For LGBTA individuals, New Hope is a Mecca – where discrimination and segregation are non-issues. Blessed with scenic beauty, New Hope is nestled alongside the lowlands of the Delaware River and surrounded by lush mountains, forests and lakes. Water sports abound and yet there is acreage to explore-from hillsides of horse farms and historic sights

to cozy countryside dotted with covered bridges. You can explore by foot, bicycle or car, by motorcycle, trolley or train! You will experience what folks in New Hope and Bucks County know best–that life is meant to be lived and embraced. This LGBTA guide will help you navigate through what we, the locals are so proud of, and help you discover our many attractions and treasures of our area. We ask that you patronize our loyal supporters listed throughout The Guide as they are the ones who have reached in their pockets to make this Guide and festival possible. Now exhale, open your eyes and enjoy! Your New Hope experience is about to begin!

Sleep........................................ 2 Eat............................................ 6 Shop....................................... 13 Health & Beauty...................... 22 Explore................................... 26 Service.................................... 40 The Arts.................................. 48 Lambertville............................ 52 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

NHC Annual Highlights........... 25 What’s A NERP?..................... 30 Acknowledgments.................. 32 Key West - Our Sister City...... 34 The Bucks Co. Playhouse...... 38 2012 Events Calendar.................62

Sleep Hotel Du Village

2535 River Rd. New Hope, PA 18938 North River Road & Phillips’ Mill Road 215-862-9911

The Lodge

The Stephen House

Logan Inn

Wishing Well Guest House

The Raven

28 West Bridge St. New Hope, PA 18938 215-693-1592

400 West Bridge St. New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-2737

114 Old York Road New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-8819

10 West Ferry St. New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-2300

The Lambertville Station 11 Bridge St. Lambertville, NJ, 08530 609-397-8300

Get ready for a surreal experience as you plan your stay in beautiful Bucks County. With elegant surroundings and tranquil landscapes, let us help you find the best that Bucks County has to offer. Let history inspire you at one of the many bed & breakfasts or be pampered at a hotel near ideal dining and shopping locations. Whether you decide to soak in the picturesque countryside or place yourself in the center of Bucks County nightlife, we guarantee you won’t want to leave.

385 West Bridge St. New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-2081

For additional listings

Additional information is available online @


Friday Night Fireworks Displays Over The Wonderful Delaware River.

In the heart of New Hope Bucks County, Pa.

Every Friday Night at 9:30PM May 25 (Memorial Weekend) to August 31 (Labor Day Weekend)

144 Old York Road New Hope Pa. 18938 215. 862. 8819 2

28 West Bridge St.

New Hope, PA

HOTEL DU VILLAGE Intimate Country Dining & Lodging Banquet & Wedding Facilities Available Corner of North River Road and Phillips’ Mill Road, New Hope, PA

8 Priviate Bedrooms with bath, relaxing common areas, roof deck, FREE Parking






Logan Inn


Circa 1722

Dine Splendidly ⌘ Rest Luxuriously, Ten West Ferry Street, New Hope 3



We Love Food! You will discover a truly unique dining experence while in the New Hope/Lambertville area. With a wide range of style, flair and food, you’ll enjoy hamburgers to haute cuisine. The area also offers a wide variety of ethnic and contemporary fare sure to suite any palate. Additional information is available online @


Bitter Bobs 110 South Main St. New Hope, PA 18938 Great BBQ + Comfort Food 215-862-0262 Blue Tortilla 20 North Main St. New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-5859 Bowman’s Tavern 1600 River Rd. New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-2972 Cafe Europa Local Bar & Great Italian Food Route 202 North Logan Square 11 Market Place, New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-9600 Fran’s Pub 116 South Main St. New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-5539 Havana 105 South Main St. New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-9897 Hotel Du Village Dining & Catering Hall 2535 River Rd. New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-9911 John & Peter’s 96 South Main St. New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-5981 Karla’s Restaurant 5 West Mechanic St. New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-2612

Country Fair Chocolates 93 South Main St. New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-5359

The Landing Restaurant 22 North Main St. New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-5711

Duck Soup Cafe Logan Square - Village Row #10 New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-5890

Logan Inn 10 West Ferry St. New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-2300

Felix’s Caketeria 5 West Washington Avenue Newtown, PA 18940 215-860-2444

Marsha Brown 15 South Main St. New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-7044 6

Martine’s River House Restaurant & Bar 14 East Ferry St. & The River New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-2966 The Italian Cucina 95 South Main St. New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-3818 The Last Temptation 115 A South Main St. New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-3219 The Raven 385 West Bridge St. New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-2081 Triumph Brewing Co. 400 Union Square Drive New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-8300 The Sandbar Restaurant 90 South Main St. New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-3030 Villa Vito Ristorante 26 W. Bridge St. New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-9936 Zoubi - A Restaurant, A Bar 5-7 West Mechanic St. New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-5851

Karla’s Restaurant & Bar offers European inspired cuisine, an eclectic selection of wines and our famous martinis.


5 West Mechanic St New Hope, PA 215. 862. 2612

A New Hope tradition for more than 25 years.

BEST Martini Ever!

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A New Hope tradition for over 34 years

Ice Cream & Coffee Shop

Famous for our delicious and juicy Chocolate Covered Strawberries and our very own fresh hand made chocolates. Favorites include Chocolate Dipped Bacon, Twinkies® and Devil Dogs®...

Featuring Thomas Sweet Ice Cream

115 South Main Street, No. A, New Hope, PA 18938


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A great place to meet friends, listen to music, and party!

Simply Great Pizza & Italian Food Restaurant & Bar • Live Entertainment 105 S. Main St. New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-9897

“Great Local Bar” Route 202 Logan Square In front of GIANT

215-862-9600 • FREE PARKING 8

Duck Soup Cafe

Celebrate With Us...

Duck Soup Is One Of New Hope’s Hidden Treasures.

Open for Breakfast & Lunch Tuesday - Sunday Sunday 9:00am - 3:00pm Friday night dinner 8:30pm 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Outside Seating - BYOB - Catering Logan Square - Village Row #10 New Hope, Pa 18938 • 215-862-5890 BitterBob_pride



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Refined Creole Kitchen & Lounge

A unique yet authentic style of BBQ and some great comfort food!

15 South Main St. • New Hope, PA 18938

Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • BYOB • 215- 862-7044 •

110 S. Main Street, New Hope, PA 18938 215.862.0262 • 9

Classic Cuban & Southern Cuisine

90 South Main St. New Hope Pa.

“Best Happy Hour in town” Monday-Friday 4:30 - 6:30

“20% off Food Bill” Every Monday

“2fer Tuesday”

2 for $20, 1 appetizer & 2 entrees

“Local Night”

Villa Vito Ristorante

Wednesday 3 amazing courses for just $16.

Outdoor Patio & Bar

The Favoroso Family Welcomes You!

“Poker Night”


Thursdays with drink specials all night!

“Weekend Dance Parties”

-NO COVERFriday & Saturday Nights Drink specials from 11:30pm - 1:30am

Michael Kell’s Irish Pub


Visit Our NEW Downstairs Addition. Late Night Fare…


215-862-9936 26 West Bridge Street New Hope, Pa. 18938 10 215-860-2444 11



a restaurant, a bar... simply fabulous!

5-7 West Mechanic Street, New Hope, PA 18938 • 215. 862. 5851 12


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Alluriana Jewelry Studio 9 West Bridge St. New Hope PA 18938 800-615-6496 A Mano Galleries 128 South Main St. New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-5122

Angel’s Cards & Gifts 310 West Bridge St. New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-2231 Bag Ladies 142 South Main St. New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-0841 Bliss Jewelry & Accessories 19 B York Road New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-9994

Fred Eisen Leather 129 South Main St. New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-5988 God Save The Qweens 13 West Mechanic St. New Hope. PA 18938 215-862-2696 Heart of the Home & Hearts Afire 28 South Main St. New Hope, PA 18938 215.862.1880 Jonathan Rice Collection 102 B South Main St. New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-4607 Le Chateau Exotique The largest store of it’s kind on the East Coast! 27 West Mechanic St. New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-3810

Christmas Past 142 South Main St. New Hope, PA 18938 Mechanic Street Mugs 215-862-0501 10 West Mechanic St. New Hope, PA 18938 215-630-4338 Dominique Daniela 37 North Main St. New Hope, PA 18938 My My & Mesa 215-862-2022 15 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA 18938 215-693-1318 GROWNUPS 2 East Mechanic St. New Hope, PA 18938 Mystickal Tymes 215-862-9340 127 South Main St. New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-5629 Exquisite Earth Unique Shopping, Fine Jewelry & Accessories. New Hope Shoes 126 South Main St. 7 North Main St. New Hope, PA 18938 New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-2130 215-862-4455 13

The Pod Shop Flowers 401 West Bridge St. New Hope, PA. 18938 215-862-2017 800-686-7467 Savioni Designer Boutique Men & Womens Clothing Free Custom Alterations 10 South Main St. New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-5010 Solebury Sliver Co. 127 A South Main St. New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-2196 Surrender A Boutique for Romance Men’s & Women’s Apparel 16 West Bridge St. New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-6988 Whatever’s Hot 93 A South Main St. New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-7028 Terri’s Gifts 132 South Main St. New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-2557 Thirteen Vintage Clothing 115 B South Main St. New Hope, PA 18938 267-266-9737 Type b Studios 110 South Main St. New Hope, PA 18938 Celt Iberia Traders 52 South Main St. New Hope, PA 215-862-4922

More Shopping...


Whatever’s Hot

Olive -N-Grape 11 West Bridge St. New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-5464

Rock Band, Biker & Sports Tees, Rock & Roll Collectibles & More

Asbury Park Trading Post 110 Bond St. Asbury Park NJ, 07712 732-774-7455 Tobacco Spot 19 West Bridge St. New Hope, PA 18938 Roll Your Own Cigarettes... 215-693-1946 See us on Facebook...

93 A SOUTH MAIN ST. NEW HOPE, PA 18938 215-862-7028

New Hope Beverage 6542 Logan Square 215-862-1111 See our Ad page 46

We do samplings every Saturday from 1- 5 pm.

Shopping in the New Hope, PA and Lambertville, NJ area or in Peddler’s Village is not your average mall experience! A multitude of small specialty stores with one-of-a-kind merchandise, numerous antique and reproduction outlets, fine art galleries as well as long-established outdoor markets make shopping in Bucks County an eclectic and memorable experience!

Your connection to what’s happening in New Hope & Bucks County, Pa... 14

Unique Gifts, Fine Jewelry, Shearling Coats & Accessories



SINCE 1979

exquisite earth 126 South Main Street • New Hope, PA 18938 • 215-862-2130 •

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Fine mens clothing and apparel, featuring designers from around the world. Suits to Jeans. We’ll fit you fine.

Tie Dye Studios 110A South Main Street New Hope USA

215 862 5010


New Hope Shoes

Comfort shoes for Men & Women, A wonderful assortment of bags and accessories. 7 North Main St.

New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-4455

Where it’s all about you... 356 West Bridge St. New Hope, PA. 18938 215-862-2990

Fred Eisen Leather & Art Knives 129 South Main St. New Hope PA 215-862-5988 •

SOLEBURY SILVER COMPANY Sterling Jewelry Sterling Service

Jim Underberg 127 A S. Main St. • New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-2196

Roll Your Own Smokes!

Premium Cigars

Wedding Bands For All Couples 9 W Bridge St, New Hope PA

Open Daily


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The Pod Shop Flowers


401 W. Bridge St New Hope PA 215-862-2017 800-686-7467


SINCE 1979

The Official NHC Pride Florist! Located Next to The Raven.

Bag Ladies handbags, clothing, jewelry, accessories

142 South Main Street New Hope Pa. 18938



Fine womens apparel & accessories

featuring designers from around the world.


We’ll fit you fine.

Sexy Lingerie, Body Apparatus, Outrageous Gifts & Cards

215 862 5010

2 East Mechanic Street New Hope PA 18938

215-862-9340 17

Featuring an exclusive selection of fine gifts and the largest selection of greeting cards in the New Hope & Lambertville area 310 West Bridge St. • New Hope, PA 18938

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Christmas Past

Celtic Warrior Award-Winning Shop for 2011-2012

Celt-Iberia Traders

Making Your Christmas Dreams Come True.

The Arts & Crafts of Ireland & Spain

"Come see our new treasures from Ireland & Spain" Quality Irish Made Gifts, Crafts, Jewelry, Apparel & Woolens Traditional & Contemporary

52 South Main St. Hew Hope, Pa. 18938

142 S. Main Street New Hope Pa. 18938

( In the Bucks County Playhouse lot.) • 215-862-4922 • Open 11-6 Daily • 11-5 Sunday • Closed Tuesdays

(Across form the Mule Barge Ride.)

- Irish & Celtic In New Hope -

215-862-0501 • 18

Mystickal Tymes


Jonathan Rice Collection 102B SOUTH MAIN STREET NEW HOPE PA

Your one stop place for all of your Wiccan & Pagan needs... C RY S TA L , P O R C E L A I N , F I G U R I N E S

127 S Main St, New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-5629 SHOW ME THIS AD! 10% Off Select merchandise with this Ad



Terri’s Gifts

132 South Main Street New Hope Pa. 18938 • 215-862-2557

215. 862. 4607




11a Mechanic Street New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-6988

Come in and sample our Oils & Balsamic Vinegars


• Gourmet Olive Oil • Balsamic Vinegar • Gourmet Pasta • Flavored Sea Salt • Olive Oil Beauty Products

A Boutique for Romance

GOD SAVE THE QWEENS 13 West Mechanic St. New Hope, PA 18938

11A W. Bridge St. New Hope, Pa. 18938 215-862-5464

A Lifestyle Boutique in New Hope, PA

19B West Bridge Street, New Hope, PA 18938 • 215-862-9994 •

115 B South Main St. New Hope, PA 18938 267-266-9737


Health & Beauty A.K.A. A Glenn Ricci Salon, Inc. 6610 Lower York Rd New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-2277

The Cornerstone Clubs 415 South York Road New Hope, PA 18938 215- 862-2200 Family Service Assoc. Strengthening the lives of parents, adults, seniors, & children throughout BC. - HIV AIDS Programs, Substance Abuse, Mental Health and Wellness. 215-757-6916

Me Salon 356 West Bridge St. New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-2990

The Studio 19 West Mechanic St. New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-1430

New Hope Fitness 510 Union Square Drive New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-7123

Steve Kolbo Certified Personal Trainer 215-262-7116 New Hope, PA

Living Arts Tattoo 12 W. Mechanic St. New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-3816 Additional information is available online @


Papillin Center Gender Wellness Center Dr. Christine McGinn, D.O. Logan Square, 18 Village Row, Suite 43 New Hope, PA 18938 215-693-1199

new hope fitness making a commitment to you

clean - well-equiped - welcoming all levels 510 Union Square Dr. New Hope, PA 18938 215.862.7123 •

Where it’s all about you... days a week.

356 West Bridge St. New Hope, PA. 18938 • 215-862-2990 23

6610 Lower York Rd. New Hope, PA 18938

The Studio is an experience you’ll never forget The Studio combines owner Terry Meehan’s creative passions with a paintbrush or pair of scissors. Visit The Studio and take part in the creative process.

19 West Mechanic St. New Hope, Pa. 18938 • 215. 862. 1430



Annual Highlights

Who is New Hope Celebrates?

New Hope Celebrates is a non-profit LGBTA tourism and marketing organization of New Hope (Bucks County) Pennsylvania. We have an all volunteer working board that partners in close concert with the local community to promote the diverse community of New Hope, PA. through various marketing and educational opportunities, culminating with the annual Pride celebration each May.

Winning With Pride!

HRC 16th Annual Philadelphia Regional Dinner

LGBT festival awarded Landmark Towns “Outstanding” Award March 29th

March, 2012

Photo by Tara Lessard

New Hope Celebrates, Bucks County’s acclaimed all volunteer LGBT marketing organization, became an award-winner on Thursday, March 29. The award, “Outstanding Multi-Day Special Event” was presented to the group by Donna Boone, director of Landmark Towns of Bucks County. At the very core of New Hope Celebrates is their extensive and dedicated volunteer corps. Year after year members of the NHC Board and membership turn out countless hours of their professional services in order to promote tourism of the area to the LGBTA populace throughout the nation. These residents do the work with out pay – instead for the sheer love of their town and the diverse people who populate it’s day-to-day life. “We are really honored to be the first gay organization ever in Bucks County to receive this award,” said Daniel Brooks, NHC founder and president. Landmark Towns of Bucks County is responsible for the revitalization and maintenance of the area’s river towns which include Bristol, Yardley, Morrisville and New Hope. Assisting Boone as hostess at the Yardley Country Club event was Elissa Garofalo, president of Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor.

New Hope’s Nevin Rae, leader of New Hope-Solebury High School’s newly formed GayStraight-Alliance and member of New Hope Celebrates, accepted the Human Rights Campaign’s award for the Youth Essay Contest at the recent HRC gala on March 24, 2012. The dinner and awards ceremony, held at the glamorous Ritz-Carlton in Philadelphia, was attended by over 400 LGBTA community members including Daniel Brooks, New Hope Celebrate’s founder and president (pictured above;) Geri Delevich, HRC Federal Club member, NHC member and New Hope Borough Council member (pictured left of Nevin;) and Ryan Fuller, New Hope Celebrate’s treasurer. Pictured right of Nevin is his proud mother and environmental activist, Hope Blaythorne. Also in attendance, NHC’s Hope Smolin and New Hope Celebrate’s sponsors Sandy Wesley and Rori Katz. Celebrity guests at the Dinner Gala included NBC’s “Tonight Show” Ross Matthews, the award winning actress Maria Bello, Bucks County’s former US Congressman Patrick Murphy, and HRC’s national president, Joe Solomese. HRC--whose total membership numbers 750,000, is widely recognized as the leading LGBT legislative activist group in the US, and it’s most recent achievements, along with Congressman Murphy, have included successful lobbying for the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”– a bill that banned gays from disclosure in the military.

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Explore ACME Screening Room 25 South Union St. Lambertville, NJ 08530 609-397-0275

Asbury Park Trading Post High End Consignment 110 Bond St. Abury Park, NJ 732-774-7455 Bob Egan & Company Entertainment New Hope, PA 18938 215-268-5221 Bucks County Playhouse 70 S. Main St. New Hope, PA 18938 215-315-7788

Additional information is available online @

of Commerce New Hope Visitors Center 1 West Mechanic St. New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-5030 PARX Casino 2999 Street Rd. Bensalem, PA 19020 1-888-588-PARX New Hope & Ivyland Railroad 32 W. Bridge St. New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-2332 Purchase TKS at...

Bucks County Visitors Center 3207 Street Road Bensalem, PA 19020 215-639-0300 Online resource for everything happening in Bucks County Embraceable You by Up River Productions Sesame Place Bucks County Langhorne, PA 1-866-GO-4-ELMO The New Hope Winery 6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA 18938 215-794-2331 New Hope Chamber 26

Tavern On Camac 243 South Camac St. Philadelphia, PA 215-545-0900 Ladies 2000 See our complete schedule of events at... Need a ride? - Call All Threes


Taxi & Luxury Sedan Service Land Mark Towns of Bucks County

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Cabaret Style Table Seating Wine & Snacks Available

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Lots of free parking Buy tickets online at... For reservations call 215-794-2331 6123 Lower York Road, New Hope PA 18938



New Hope & Ivyland Railroad

Special Events & More • Wine & Cheese Train • Murder Mystery Dinners • Fall Foliage Excursions • Locomotive Cab Rides • Special Occasions

32 W. Bridge St. New Hope, PA 18938 Call for reservations 215-862-2332 See our events schedule on line at:




Come visit us at... 110 Bond Street Asbury Park, NJ. 732-774-7455

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nerp New Hope Will Host In 2013

“Plans are currently underway for NERP 2013 in New Hope. It will be a fun-filled weekend which will not only provide an opportunity for networking and learning new methods to market Pride, it will also give us an opportunity to show off the many resources we are blessed to possess.”

What’s a nerp?

and why should you care... New Hope Celebrates is proud to be a member of InterPride, which is the world’s largest association for organizers of Pride events worldwide. Many may not be aware of the value and support this association provides to its members who come from international Pride organizations. These organizations are dedicated to producing Pride events such as parades, marches, rallies, festivals, and other cultural activities organized for people identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and variations. All InterPride members are invited to meet annually at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) at sites around the globe, where delegates are offered a variety of workshops and seminars to educate, share knowledge and facilitate networking. NHC has been a member of In-

terPride Region 6 for the past five years. Region 6 comprises the Northeast Region (NERP) which includes Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington DC. Each member organization is given the opportunity to host an annual regional conference. New Hope is honored to be the host city for NERP’s 2013 conference in March, 2013. The 2012 NERP conference was held this past March in Rochester, NY and NHC was represented by delegates Sharon Fronabarger and Jennifer Wohl, who braved a blizzard to attend. They were also responsible for presenting updated information to delegates in preparation of the 2013 conference. Regional conferences provide the delegates an opportunity to network with other Pride people from their general geography, learn about ways to improve their individual festivals – 30

and having fun together! They also provide the host delegation with a tourism opportunity to showcase their town for the weekend. The regional workshops are generally filled with sessions on topics ranging from public relations and volunteer management to Pride finance and how to book entertainment. No conference would be complete without some entertainment and the Rochester team provided a lively cocktail party, bar crawl highlighting the gay bars of Rochester and a wonderful dinner event on Saturday with diverse entertainment by the Rochester Gay Men’s Chorus, The Dykes of Hazard, Kristen Becker and Jessica Sutta of the Pussycat Dolls. Standard operational business procedures included submission of nominations for regional directors, a bid presentation NERP 2014 by the Atlanta delegation, voting for the regional directors and a presentation for NERP 2013 in New Hope.

NHC’s presentation spoke to and excited delegates about the Bucks County, PA area. Although a relatively small community of approximately 2,500 residents in a one square mile space, in New Hope retail business and tourism is our industry – that’s what we do. New Hope remains the number one tourist destination in Bucks County and, in 2012, we continue to make our town even better by undergoing a revitalization effort with the return of the famed Bucks County Playhouse and the Delaware & Raritan Canal. Also highlighted at the NERP conference were the great attractions in and around New Hope – our many restaurants and bars, art galleries, shops, spas, salons and visitor’s attractions such as wine tours and Washington Crossing State Park. Also highlighted were historic transportation modes including the famed antique New Hope-Ivyland Railroad, mule barge or river ferry rides, the new Bucks County Children’s Museum and Bowman’s Wildflower Preserve. Delegates also learned that New Hope Celebrates was the recent recipient of the Landmark Towns of Bucks County award for “Outstanding Multi-Day Special Event” because of our Pride Celebration. The presentation by Wohl and Fronabarger closed by reminding the delegates that fun is a big part of life here in New Hope – “they don’t call us Vodka Valley for nothing!” Plans are currently underway for NERP 2013 in New Hope. It will be a fun-filled weekend which will not only provide an opportunity for networking and learning new methods to market Pride, it will also give us an opportunity to show off the many resources we are blessed to possess. Please get ready to “put out the welcome mat” – the Nerp-ites will be visiting March 8-10, 2013!

If you are interested in volunteering for NERP 2013, please contact Sharon Fronabarger at


Annual Highlights

Local Color

Thanks to Nicole Leigh Photography, The Raven and a host of local characters who turned out for the NHC Pride photo shoot on March 8th. The first in a series, photos will be featured in a national ad campaign. The ad campaign will feature locals – a first of its kind and an opportunity to highlight our local color. Stay tuned for more on this exciting campaign...

Membership Has Its Privileges!

NHC is proud to announce our Annual Member Appreciation Program in partnership with The Bucks County Herald. This program will give everyone the chance to help raise funds for NHC and in return become a member of our organization. You will receive a membership card which can be presented at participating sponsors for special offers and discounts throughout the year. In addition, you will have the satisfaction of being part of a vibrant, energetic organization devoted to the tourism and marketing of New Hope, PA. Please visit for more information on the membership appreciation program.

New Hope Will Host NERP 2013

Plans are currently underway for the 2013 Annual NERP conference to be held in New Hope. It will be a fun-filled weekend which will not only provide an opportunity for members of the Northeast Region (NERP) to focus on networking and learning new methods to market Pride, it will also give us an opportunity to show off the many local resources we have in our area. Visit for additional information on NERP and the InterPride organization. Preparing For Our 10 Year Anniversary!

It’s never too soon to begin planning for a milestone anniversary! Our sister city Key West (see story on 34) is also celebrating their 10 year anniversary and plans are underway with our partners at the Key West Business Guild for a joint celebration.



THANK YOU New Hope Celebrates Board of Directors

Daniel Brooks, President

Lauren Weil, Vice President Ryan Fuller, Treasurer Sharon Fronabarger, Board Secretary Brian Oakes, Board member-at-large

Staff & Service Gordon Pulaski, Art & Creative Director Rory Mikulski Sales


Additional Support From

2012 Official Sponsors

Mayor Larry Keller

• The Delaware Valley Legacy Fund


NHS School District John Burke Borough Manager New Hope Police Department New Hope Constables The Bucks County Playhouse Frank Policare, Lisa Bodine, Penn Wealth Planning Scott DeWitt, The Raven

Legal Counsel Curtin & Heefner, Robert Szwajkos, ESQ

Paul Foglia & Daniel Weintraub, Triumph Brewing Co., New Hope

Equality Officer, Louis Licitra

Mark Stephens, Havana

Committee Chairs Parade & Entertainment Jennifer Wohl Parade Coordinator Gerry Mason Ladies Events Geri Delevich Volunteers Barb Sebring Vendor Fair Doug Hudak

John Larson, Patti Gabriel, John & Peter’s Alex Carbonell, Sandbar Melissa Manzi, Last Temptation Karen Junod, Insurance - State Farm Whitney Kerns, Cornerstone Health & Fitness Louis Licitra & Ken Black Rori Katz & Sandy Wesley

Arts Lorraine Raywood

Key West Business Guild Peter Arnow

Clue into New Hope Cathy Lester & Kate McCann

Gordon Nebeker, Photographer

History Roy Ziegler Family Activities Lauren Weil Members Gary Scibelli, Michael Gardner, Joey Ray, Al Troglio All of our New Hope Borough Council & Chamber of Commerce Members

Paul Beckwith Nicole Leigh, Photographer

• Kehilat HaNahar, the Little Shul by the River • Planned Parenthood & The Rainbow Room Youth • New Hope-Solebury HighSchool, Mary Beth Brookshaw • New Hope Borough Council • The Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce

ABSOLUT Coors Light PARX Casino The Raven M&M Associates, Inc.


Bucks County Playhouse Sesame Place State Farm Tonamora Fund Wells Fargo


Edward Jones TD Bank • The Bucks County Con- Papilion Dr. Christine ference & Visitors Bureau Party Gurlz Productions PNC Bank • Penn-Dot • Delaware River Join Toll Bridge Commission

NHC Affiliations • Member Interpride 2012 • Member New Hope Chamber of Commerce • Inaugural Business Member of Bucks County Playhouse • Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau

Very Special Thanks To... All of our sponsors, local advertisers, entertainers & dedicated volunteers. You make it all possible every year.

This annual publication was designed & produced by Gordon Pulaski, Art & Creative Director for NHC. NHC would like to thank our special friends Terry & Gina for Sharon Fronabarger, their never ending community contributing editor support throughout the year. Guide related questions And their generous donation Please contact: gmpulasallowing us to offer fireworks or visit www. during the pride celebration. We salute their joyful spirit as it inspires us all.

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Sister Cities New Hope & Key West A Proud Connection Kevin Castellanos, 17, President of the Key West High School Gay Straight Alliance

There are many similarities and connections between New Hope, PA and Key West, FL. To begin with both are diverse communities, gay travel destinations, artist meccas, and have economies based on the retail and tourism industries. A visit to either Key West or New Hope and you will soon discover warm, friendly locals that embrace diversity. Energy charged creative folks from all walks of life are drawn to both communities. It is not at all unusual to run into other “New Hope-ites” while vacationing in the Keys. Many of New Hope’s residents call Key West their second home and many Key West residents are New Hope transplants. In the late 1970’s, it was mainly the gay community from the Philadelphia/Bucks County/New Hope area that helped to rediscover the magic of Key West, aided in its rebuilding and encouraged the island to establish its preservative building code

based on one from our own Historical Society. It is through the standards set with their building code and historical preservation that Key West has been able to maintain the Historic beauty that tourists and residents enjoy. While New Hope played a role in the Revolutionary War, Key West played a larger role in Civil War history with their two important outposts of Fort Zachery Taylor and Fort Jefferson on the Dry Tortugas. The latter is most famous for housing Dr. Samuel Mudd, convicted of conspiracy for setting the leg of John Wilkes Booth after the assassination of Lincoln. Key West has a significant Cuban influence as it is closer to Cuba than it is to Miami and many of the original residents can trace their heritage to Cuba. Prior to the Cuban revolution of 1959, there were regular ferry and airplane services between Key West and Havana. In 1982, Key West succeeded from the 34

US and formed the Conch Republic – for one day – they still celebrate their independence day every April 23rd. Key West has also been home to many artists and writers such as Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, Jimmy Buffett, Calvin Klein, Shel Silverstein and Kelly McGillis. New Hope was founded by the Lenni-Lenape Indians – “the Hospitality tribe” approximately 10,000 years ago and has had a past rich in history, liberty & independence. The drive for liberty and independence that brought George Washington’s army in the eighteenth century and the Underground Railroad in the nineteenth century continued in 2002 when New Hope became the first borough in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to pass a comprehen-

sive ordinance banning discrimination in employment, public housing and public accommodations on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. New Hope’s connection to Cuba is through food, rather than heritage, via local establishments Havana and Sandbar. New Hope has been home to many notable personalities such as Abbie Hoffman, Aaron Freeman (aka Gene Ween) & Mickey Melchiondo (aka Dean Ween), James Michener, George Nakashima and Kelly McGillis. Much of the history of New Hope dates back to the Revolutionary War and the famous Washington Crossing of the Delaware. Pictured left is Kevin Castellanos, 17, President of the Key West High School Gay Straight Alliance, holding a copy of the New Hope Celebrates 2012 Pride Guide in front of the painting by noted Key West artist Rick Worth of former Monroe County (Florida Keys) Mayor Wilhelmina Harvey

“crossing the seven mile bridge straights.” The painting is a parody of the iconic “Washington Crossing the Delaware,” an 1851 oil-on-canvas work by German American artist Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze commemorating Washington crossing the Delaware River on December 25 during the American Revolutionary War. He went on to win the Battle of Trenton. This art is on the side of local Key West gay neighborhood watering hole, Bobby’s Monkey Bar. New Hope and Key West also share a very special piece of gay history. For the past five years, New Hope has had the distinct honor to host a very special guest – a section of the now world famous Key West Rainbow Flag. Sponsored by ABSOLUT Vodka and created by Gilbert Baker, the flag spanned Duval Street for Key West’s Annual Pride Celebration and was named Rainbow 25’s sea-to-sea flag in tribute to the creation of the first pride flag

on it’s 25th anniversary. The flag ran the length of Key West’s Duval Street, stretching 1.25 miles from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico. •

Who is Gilbert Baker?

Gilbert Baker created the Rainbow Flag in June 1978. His work as a vexillographer (flag maker) spans 30 years and includes two world records. The Rainbow Flag is an international phenomenon, with millions of people everywhere embracing it as a symbol of the GLBTA movement.

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We’re All Part of The Story, The Music, & The Film... The Impact Of The Rainbow Flag Today Google lists more than 26,500,000 references to the Rainbow Flag and about 20,000,000 catalogued images. Known around the world as a sign of diversity, inclusiveness & hope. A symbol of the GLBTA community everywhere. Originally created with eight colors, pink and turquoise were removed ORANGE = HEALING for production purposYELLOW = SUNLIGHT es and as of 1979, it GREEN = NATURE consists of six colored TURQUOISE = MAGIC/ART stripes, which should alINDIGO = SERENITY/HARMONY ways be displayed with VIOLET = SPIRIT red on top or to left. It is most commonly flown with the red stripe on top, as the colors appear in a natural rainbow. HOT PINK = SEXUALITY RED = LIFE

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New Hope Celebrates PO Box 266 New Hope, PA 18938 For more information or details about participation in or attendance at any of the New Hope Celebrates events, sponsorship or membership visit...

The NHC Annual Pride Guide © 2012 All rights reserved, New Hope Celebrates. NHC Logo is a registered trademark of New Hope Celebrates. New Hope Celebrates is a non-profit 501(c)3 all-volunteer marketing organization whose mission is to provide events which stimulate LGBT tourism to New Hope from throughout the Northeast region as well as provide fun community events for local Bucks County residents. Proceeds from NHC’s events are often granted to needy LGBT organizations such as the Rainbow Room, the Trevor Foundation for LGBT troubled teen intervention, and medical groups providing help to those with HIV-AIDS. “This week of Pride is important because it keeps New Hope on the radar of LGBT tourists nationwide,” commented Daniel Brooks, Founder and President of NHC. “Always a welcoming environment, New Hope is a mainstay in the course of LGBT history and this event gives it a chance to shine—to be discovered by some, or rediscovered by others. Open to all, it is like a springtime country fair that happens to be run by gay folks. Therein lies it’s uniqueness.”


Taking Center Stage...

The Bucks County Playhouse And It’s Triumphant Return.

New Hope Celebrates is proud to dedicate our 2012 parade - “Celebrate Dramatheater on parade ”- to the reopening of our regional jewel, the beloved Bucks County Playhouse. Once a grist mill for one of New Hope’s pioneer families, the Parry’s, the old barn was slated to be torn down in 1939 but was saved by a group led by the

famous Broadway iconic playwright-director, Moss Hart. He and his wife, Broadway actress Kitty Carlisle married and lived in New Hope. During the years that followed, the Playhouse, with it’s 450 seats, has seen thousands of dramatic and musical performances and served as the launching pad for many rising stars, such as Robert Redford, Lillian Gish, Shirley Booth and Grace Kelly, just to name a few. It’s white and red barn colors, constant water flow fed by Ingham Creek and historic, proud structure have become recognizable symbols of the peaceful, 38

serenely artistic ways of the area. BCP became an integral part of the community fabric and, as an employer, brought many diverse individuals to the area. It is therefore fitting that New Hope Celebrates, as a non-profit organization devoted to the propagation of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and allied (LGBTA) populace, honor our gay heritage and very long relationship with the Bucks County Playhouse during Pride week. All of the community was greatly affected when, in 2011, the Playhouse was closed but community groups quickly formed to come to it’s aid.

Bucks County Playhouse, 1970s, photograph by Jack Rosen, James A. Michener Art Museum archives

Thanks to their efforts and finally to the Bridge Street Foundation–led by locals–the Playhouse is undergoing major renovations and a revival will transform it when the doors reopen on July 2, 2012. Like Moss Hart, the Foundation, under Producing Director Jed Bernstein, will “save” and preserve tradition by running two major shows this summer and a holiday attraction in the fall. For the 2012 season, BCP will feature two shows–titles as yet to be announced–one in July and one in August. In addition, a special Christmas show will occupy the theater in November and December. The hopes and 2013 plan is to never have “dark days” at BCP again. To support the renovations and it’s new status of bringing top-rated, seasoned Equity Ac-

tors to the Bucks County Playhouse, an extensive theater membership campaign is in force. Memberships are $80 for individuals, $160 for families and $500 for businesses, and being a member has it’s privileges. Tickets are now being sold at the Playhouse or through it’s Web site, We at New Hope Celebrates appreciate your support of our LGBTA community by attending our festival this year. In addition, we know you will enjoy our “Celebrate Drama” parade, with it’s spirited bands and music, colorful floats and many enthusiastic marchers. The survival of the history of our town and lifestyle depends on the preservation of it’s roots. Clearly the Playhouse is a major part of those roots and we thank the Bridge Street Foundation for stepping “up to the stage” and giving us back our heritage. While you are here, we hope that you will sign up to support the Bucks County Playhouse, of which NHC is a proud year round member. We invite you to return to New Hope and take in a show at the new BCP and tell them NHC sent you. •


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The “Bridge” symbolizes a long standing friendly symbiosis between the unique yet connected small town communities of New Hope and Lambertville, NJ. Though in different states, the towns grew up fertilized by the seeds of shared water--first the Delaware River, an important symbol of freedom from Revolutionary days, and later the man-made canals, which brought industry and prosperity to the entire Delaware Valley. While both towns evolved because of common bodies of water, each took on their own characters. When New Hope emerged as a more boisterous haven of the arts, Lambertville maintained a distinct essence of culture, developing an outstanding standard of proud, austere reverence to the past and a commitment to subtle and traditional excellence. Currently a walk down Bridge or Church Street pays awesome homage a long history, with fine antique stores, a bevy of multiethnic restaurants and specialized shops alongside some of 52

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Night OUT!


It’s time to celebrate!


Photo by Gordon Nebeker 2011

Sunday 13th

Monday 14th

Tuesday 15th

Starbucks on Main & Bridge St. at Noon, FREE Bring your Mom and then take her OUT to brunch at one of our local restaurants!

At The Raven Showtime 9:00pm No cover, shot specials. Join us for a unique weekly drag show featuring a constantly changing line-up of queens!

John & Peters Show time 9:00pm, FREE Hostess Berrie Lyndon, Co Host Phoebe Manntrappe , Nattasia Love Lydon, Eve the Forbidden Fruit, & Martini Madness Lyndon along with surprise guests!

Key West Rainbow Flag Unfurled

Lipstick Mondays

Clue Into New Hope Begins...

Liz DuFore Mondays

Raven T-Dance

Karaoke at Havana

A free self-paced scavenger hunt, taking place in and around New Hope. Open to all ages, showcasing many of the highlights that New Hope has to offer. For details visit: The Raven 4:00pm - 10:00pm New Hope’s only and very famous Tea Dance with our favorite VJ’s playing your favorites on our all new Video Deck.

At the Raven 7:00pm -11:00pm In the The Oak Room Attention members of “I partied at the Cartwheel!” Come and reunite with fellow members by a trip down memory lane with the Cartwheel’s Liz DuFore!

From 10:00pm - 2:00am, FREE Karaoke every Monday with Rockin’ Ron. Pool tables are available too.

Karaoke at the Raven

8:30pm -12:30am FREE When the sun goes down on tea, continue the festivities with a fun-filled evening of hilarious, although sometimes quite impressive, karaoke in The Oak Room. 62

Draggin It OUT with Pride

Pool Tournament

At The Raven 6:30pm-10:00pm, FREE Join the local guys & gals for our regular Tuesday night pool tournament – Winners get Raven Gift Card.

Friday 18th All Fracked Up! with Kate Clinton

Showtime 7:30pm - 9:00pm

NHC & Triumph Brewing Co. are pleased to host an evening with “Kate” At the New Hope Solebury High School Auditorium, 182 W Bridge St, New Hope Purchase TKS online...

General Admission $27.50 Includes Triumph after party VIP tickets are sold out!

Wednesday 16


“Way Off Broadway Bingo” Eagle Fire House, Rt. 202 & Sugan Rd. 6:00pm-10:00pm, $20.00 admission benefits FACT Bucks County Annual Pride Bingo with your host Miss Pumpkin & Big Sue, with special guest Devyn Rush. For more info visit:

Wednesday is “Hump Day” At John & Peter’s ½ Price Food 6:00pm - 9:00pm 96 South Main St. Check out other J&P events on next page.

Thursday 17


Photography Show

Gordon Nebeker... At The Lodge 400 W. Bridge St. across from The Raven. Tickets are $10.00

“Salt & Water” A photographic exhibition by award winning Bucks County photographer, Gordon Nebeker, featuring 36 photographs of the male form in the desert and under water. Photographs will be on sale with a portion of the proceeds to benefit NHC.

OUT- Door Teen Movie

Gay Straight Alliance of New Hope Solebury High School hosts outdoor movie night on the soccer field from 8:00pm - 10:00pm FREE admission all ages

Premier Fireworks!

On the Delaware at 9:30pm The first Friday fireworks of the season! Sponsored in part by NHC, Terry & Gina Marks

Girls Night Out

At the Triumph Brewing Co. 10:00pm - 2:00am With special guest Laura Cheadle and Christine Lenee Silent Auction to benefit NHC General admission $5.00

Pride Train Ride

New Hope Ivyland Railroad 32 W. Bridge St. 8:00pm - 11:00pm Open Bar, Live entertainment Tickets on sale now visit:

Miss Pumpkins Friday Night Follies!

A tribute to Broadway...

Boyz! Boyz! Boyz!

The Raven’s all male review Showtime 11:00pm - 2:00am, $6.00 Cover to enter Hot male dance review in The Oak Room

At The Raven 8:00pm - 10:00pm Join our hostess Miss Pumpkin for her annual pride show. Performances by Pumpkin and friends. General admission $5.00

Dancing on Deck

Friday Night OUT!

No cover - 9:00pm - 2:00am


At The Raven Dancing on deck from 10:00pm - 2:00am DJ Armando Martinez

2012 NHC Pride Events Calendar...

Saturday 19th NHC Annual Pride


Join us as we celebrate “Drama” This years Parade will begin at 12 Noon leaving from the NH High School, head down Bridge St. and turn on Main St. headed south with performances at Ferry St. Sponsored by The Bucks County Play House, FREE town wide event!

Mechanic St. Block Party

Showtime 1:00pm - 4:00pm, FREE entertainment, dancing, fun & more, kid & dog friendly event. Sponsored by Party Gurlz Productions

Fun for the Kids!

The Last Temptation 115 South Main Street, Upstairs Ice Cream and Arts & Crafts FREE kid cone or kid sized Italian ice for kids 10 and under for 1 hour after parade along with arts and crafts.

NHC Vendor Fair

Garden Party at My My & Mesa

15 W. Ferry Street 11:00am - 8:00pm Join us for refreshments as you enjoy outdoor accessories handmade by local artists.

Zumba Party

Cornerstone Club Rt. 179 New Hope 2:00pm - 4:00pm FREE event for LGBTA families including a Zumba party, raffles prizes auction prizes and snacks! Free event for LGBTA families

NHC Pride Dance Party

At The Raven Saturday night benefit dance party with DJ Michael Decero 9:30pm - 2:00am General admission $20.00 NHC Member Appreciation Cardholders: $15 Proceeds go to NHC.

On Ferry St. downtown New Hope, from the cannon to the river! 11:00am - 5:00pm Over 25+ Vendors will be on hand from non-profit originations, crafts and merchandise of all kinds displaying their wares, it’s a FREE event with something for everyone.

Sunday 20th

Ladies 2000 at Havana 105 South Main St. 3:00pm - 4:00pm $10 before the Ladies T-Dance Special guest comediennes Poppy Champlin

4:00pm - 9:00pm $10 Ladies 2000, a NHC sponsor, will present the “Official Women’s” party DJ Steven Singer will be spinning the music YOU love. $3.00 Sky Vodka specials for the 1st hour, and Lite Fare. Hundreds of women will be partying inside and out. Combo tickets $20 available at:

Softball Game

NHS Softball field 1:00pm Come show your support to the NHS - GSA as they take on an opponent in a fun filled soft ball game.

NHC Rainbow T-Dance

At The Raven 5:00pm - 11:00pm General admission $15.00 proceeds benefit NHC Only $5 for NHC VIP Members Our biggest T-dance of the Year a must attend! Hosted by Miss Pumpkin with special guests Poppy Champlin & Adam Sank. Also live Josh Zuckerman, and the Short Boys. Many thanks to Nicole Leigh, Photography and the entire New Hope gang!


More Fun Stuff! Be sure to check the official NHC

website for additions and updates.

ACME Screening Room

25 S. Union St, Lambertville, NJ Tickets: $6. Member $8. Non-Member Buy Tickets or Membership: Wheelchair accessible. Subtitles are available for those who are deaf or hard of hearing on films that provide them.

Friday, May 18

United In Anger: A History Of Act Up, Plus Meet-the-Director, Jim Hubbard 7:00pm Film, Plus Director 9:00pm Film Only

Sat-Sun, May 19 & 20

John & Peter’s

96 South Main St. Live Music and great food 11:30 AM 12:00 AM 7 Days a week. Visit: for performance times & details... 13th - 9pm Chris Harford 14th - 8pm Open Mic Night 15th - 9pm Drag Show 16th - 9pm The Invitational 17th - 9pm Wig Party - A band! 18th - 9pm Shadow Souls 19th - 3pm-6pm Black Cat Habitat 19th - 9pm BBQ Bob 20th - 3pm-6pm CC Colletti 20th - 9pm Warner Drive

Bowman’s Tavern

Chely Wright: Wish Me Away & Dramatic Reading, The Temperamentals, Plus Discussion Saturday, Film: 7:00pm - 9:05 pm Sunday, Film: 5:00pm Sunday, Dramatic Reading & Discussion: 7:00pm

1600 River Road New Hope, PA Casual dinning and entertainment all week long in the Piano Lounge!

New Hope Winery

Sunday .......... Lorenzo Monday.......... Andy Prescott Tuesday.......... Lorenzo Wednesday..... Tony M Thursday......... Jeff Dershin Friday.............. Bob Egan Saturday......... Tony M

6123 Lower York Road Saturday 8:00pm 5/19 The Refugeos - A Trio of women that is an unmatched force of talent,diversity and experience.


105 South Main St. New Hope, PA The Mighty SE7EN bring their party and dance machine to New Hope. Sat - 5/19 8:30pm - 12:00am

Sun - Thurs 6pm - 10pm   Fri - Sat 8pm - 12am

The Logan Inn

10 West Ferry St. New Hope Soul Rebels - cool, laid back music outside at the Main Street Bistro Sun - 5/13 4pm - 8pm Sun - 5/20 4pm - 8pm

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2012 Annual Pride Guide

2012 NHC



Key word NHC Pride Guide 2012, to view and download our digital Pride Guide at: View on your phone or tablet device.


Google Map App’s

Download the latest release of Google Maps, and never carry a paper map again. New features in Google Maps: GPS Navigation, US (only), Layers – My Maps, Wikipedia, Transit. Google Maps also includes: Business listings, driving, transit, walking directions, Street View, Traffic, and Latitude.

Printed Maps

Additional area printed maps are available at the New Hope Visitors Center or log onto:

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NHC 2012 Annual Pride Guide  

New Hope Celebrates Annual Pride Guide, Featuring local Shops, Accommodations, Places to Eat, Bars, Clubs, Services, Exploring Bucks County,...

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