While you’ll have to wait until next week to see the contemporary quilt display at the Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Museum (they are closed this Friday and Saturday, July 3rd and 4th), there is still plenty to see and do this holiday weekend.
First Friday is still happening on the South Side of Bethlehem tonight, July 3rd, with live music at Cleo’s and at Tallerico’s Chocolates on Third Street (6 p.m. – 8 p.m.), art receptions ( 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.)and hot glass demonstrations (7 p.m. – 9 p.m.), henna art demonstrations, and a make-your-own glass wave workshop (5 p.m.- 7 p.m.) at the Banana Factory . And while you are on the South Side, you might want to check out the free concert at Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks by the Irish-American band Solas that begins at 7:30 p.m. playing their brand of Celtic/folk music.
Why not stay right in town for the Fourth of July this year? The annual Water Battle between the local volunteer fire companies begins, as always, at 10 a.m. at New Goshenhoppen Park (West 3rd Street, East Greenville, Pa). After the big battle, take some time to go home, dry off, maybe have a picnic, before heading back to the Park at 5 p.m. for the start of the music at the bandshell. Singer/songwriter Carly Clark takes the stage at 5 p.m. to start off the evening’s events. The Red Hill Band begins playing at 7 p.m., until the start of the fireworks around 9 p.m. Admission is free.