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October 2018

Fall Brewfest

October 27 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Upper Park, 1638 River Road
New Hope, United States
$45

The second annual Washington Crossing Fall Brewfest will feature a wide range of ciders, sours and seasonal beers at Washington Crossing Historic Park on Saturday, October 27 from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM in a wooded, riverside section of the park. Tickets cost $45 and are available online only. Click here to purchase. During the event, attendees can sample dozens of ciders, pumpkin beers, harvest ales, and sour beers from more than 40 regional and national breweries. A variety of food trucks will provide savory and sweet bites to complement these seasonal brews, while bonfires throughout the grounds will reinforce the…

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November 2018

Colombian Youth Program Concert

November 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Lower Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

The Red de Escuelas de Música de Medellín orchestra will perform a free public concert in the Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center auditorium on November 11 from 2 to 3 PM. Headquartered in Colombia, this program offers youth development through 27 schools of music and serves more than 5,000 students between the ages of 7 and 24. As part of the youth orchestra’s New England tour, 80 young musicians from this youth development program will perform symphonic, choral, tango, traditional Colombian music, and urban music at the park. No tickets or registration are required.

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Book Club: “Narrative of a Revolutionary Soldier”

November 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Lower Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

The next meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club will be led by museum curator Kimberly McCarty on Monday, November 19, at 5:30 PM in the Visitor Center. In this meeting, we'll start discussion of Joseph Plumb Martin's A Narrative of a Revolutionary Soldier. Any edition of this book is acceptable. Please read the Introduction and chapters "1776" and "1777." Participation is free and open to all. Members should provide their own books. To register, please call 215-493-4076.

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Christmas Tree Lighting

November 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Lower Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

The Kiwanis Club of Washington Crossing-Yardley will host its annual tree lighting in the Historic Village area of the park on Friday, November 23. Stop by starting at 5 PM for hot chocolate, cookies, music and a visit from Santa, followed by the official tree lighting. The Kiwanis Club will also collect nonperishable food and baby items at this event in support of the Upper Makefield Fire Company's food drive.

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December 2018

Evening with the Curator: Who was here on Christmas Day 1776?

December 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Many people - both soldiers and civilians - contributed to the patriot cause during the ten days surrounding the crossing that turned the tide of the Revolutionary War. Join Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA) curator Kimberly McCarty to meet some of the brave men and women who were here during the Ten Crucial Days. This lecture will be held on Saturday, December 1, at 7 PM in the park's Visitor Center, 1112 River Rd., Washington Crossing, PA. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration is required. Powered by Eventbrite

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Colonial Wreath-Making Workshop

December 2 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Lower Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
$45 – $55

Learn how the colonists would have decorated their homes for the Christmas season—and take home a colonial wreath of your very own! On Sunday, December 2, from noon to 4 PM, Washington Crossing Park staff will help you create a special wreath that resembles those made by colonists in George Washington's era. Participants should come ready to roll up their sleeves and create a wreath. We recommend bringing gardening gloves and wire-cutters. Additional embellishments are welcome, but we will provide wreath frames, greens, and historically accurate decorations like pine cones, bows and ornaments. Cost is $55 for the general public…

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First Crossing Reenactment

December 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Lower Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
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Each December, thousands of people gather on the banks of the Delaware River to watch the reenactment of George Washington’s daring 1776 Christmas night river crossing. During the event, several hundred reenactors in Continental military dress listen to an inspiring speech by General Washington and then row across the river in replica Durham boats. The first crossing reenactment of the year is set for Sunday, December 9, from 10 AM to 4 PM (actual crossing around 1 PM). In addition to the crossing reenactment, special colonial-era activities and demonstrations in the Historic Village will offer a full day of fun…

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Christmas Day Crossing Reenactment

December 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Lower Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
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Join fellow patriots on the banks of the Delaware River to watch the 66th annual reenactment of George Washington’s daring 1776 Christmas night river crossing. During the event, several hundred reenactors in Continental military dress listen to an inspiring speech by General Washington and then row across the river in replica Durham boats. The reenactment is set for Tuesday, December 25, 2018. The crossing will begin at 1:00 PM, but early arrival is strongly recommended in order to get a good spot on the viewing line. Admission is free! River crossings are contingent upon safe conditions for participants. However, even…

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