Category Archives: Events

Fibered Up: Artist Bonnie MacAllister to Yarn-Bomb The Tasting Room as Part of First Friday, August Residency

When I first met Doylestown native Bonnie MacAllister more than two years ago, she was helping me curate an art exhibition in the Mantua section of West Philadelphia for an online publication I was editing. I soon learned that MacAllister knew anyone who mattered in the Philly art scene, and that she’s also a prolific performer, writer and maker.

Since we opened The Tasting Room, her and her husband Victor have been big supporters of our seasonal cafe, and we’re proud to exhibit her talents on one of the Ardmore’s biggest art stages, First Friday Main Line, on Aug. 1 from 5-7:30 p.m. (more…)

Follow the Trail of Classic Taste to Benefit Cynwyd Station Park This Sat. 7/19

Cynwyd Station Park has seen lots of activity in recent months thanks to the Cynwyd Station Cafe and Tea Room, a Victorian- and sustainability-inspired hub for the renovated and historic SEPTA stop at the end of the line in Bala Cynwyd, which opened earlier this year.

We’re excited to join in the fun this Saturday, 7/19 for an evening of Motown music, top-notch food and ice cream — a classic combination befitting the joy that is Bala in the summertime. The event will raise funds for the Friends of Cynwyd Station Park, which helps maintain, improve and keep active the space. The park has hosted craft/plant sales, yoga and community cleanups.

friends_cynwyd_park_motownA $10 donation gets you access to the sweet sounds of Steve Jackson, Joe Mack and the Versatiles, who will belt out Motown tunes. There will also be a wide variety of ice cream and other sweet treats courtesy of the Cynwyd Station Cafe and Tea Room, some grilled goodies and we’ll be providing lots of great sides, veggies and savory snacks like our Tabouli Salad, Kale Salad, Succotash, Kale Chips and more.

For more info, stay connected to the Cynwyd Station Cafe and Tea Room’s Facebook page.

Ardmore Reader: JPM Checks Out Ardmore Library's 9th Annual Kitchen Tour Fundraiser

During a time of many milestones, our 2 year-old son recently added another to the list. He checked out his first library book at the Ardmore Free Library on Ardmore Ave. The library, one of the finest in the Philadelphia suburbs, mesmerized our little guy, and he was so excited to check out his book on cars.

ardmore_library_kitchen_tour_sideReconnecting with the library through our son reminded us that it’s so important to support such a vital community institution. So we were thrilled when asked to support the library’s main fundraiser, its 9th annual Kitchen Tour on Sunday, April 27 from 1-4 p.m. (more…)

Taste of Ardmore: Join Us on Oct. 24 for a Night of Amazing Food and Fashion

What’s one week before Halloween and involves sustainable food?

If you said Food Day, a nationwide celebration and movement for healthy, affordable and sustainable food observed on Oct. 24, you wouldn’t be wrong.

But if you said Taste of Ardmore – Food & Fashion, the annual celebration of local food and restuarants hosted by the good folks at Ardmore Toyota and organized by the Ardmore Initiative, you’d be right on the money. (more…)