Fourth Friday

FirstFourth Friday of the Season - May 25

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The Greater Pitman Chamber of Commerce will host its first Uptown Pitman Fourth Friday of the season on May 25.

“I’ve been given the task by the chamber of heading up this year’s Fourth Friday events,” said Theresa LaMonaca, owner of Treasures on Broadway. “The chamber of commerce and the merchants are trying to develop Fourth Friday as a whole experience of shopping, dining and strolling in Pitman. We’re trying to make it more of a destination.”

LaMonaca said she and the other merchants are trying to diversify this year’s celebrations, making each one a “fun and festive” night.

“We want visitors to experience art, culture and entertainment and get a bite to eat so they’ll come back to Pitman again and again,” she said.

In the past, said LaMonaca, musical performances have been very centered in the park, but this year they’re trying to spread entertainment throughout the uptown district.

“We want visitors to enjoy Broadway,” she said. “Many of the merchants will offer sales and special promotions on those evenings, and some will offer refreshments. If Fourth Friday falls on the night of a theater event, that makes it even more attractive.”

For the May event, the celebration will include a stilt walker and the CatDaddy band. Future Fourth Fridays will feature a steel drum band, a jazz trio, DJ Lou Costello, car shows and more. Carriage rides will be available at each event.

“We’re trying to build up the art portion of these events, so we’re trying to get local artists to set up on Theatre Avenue,” said LaMonaca. “We’ve all agreed it’s better to get the arts and entertainment moving along Broadway to encourage people to stroll through town.”

The events will run from May to November, on the fourth Friday of each month, from 6 to 9 p.m.

“It’s about getting people out, having something fun for families to do and encouraging neighbors to meet neighbors,” she said. “We’d like to draw people from other towns in too, like Washington Township. With the economy as it is, people are always looking for free events, so why not see what Pitman has to offer?”

Fourth Fridays are rain or shine events.

Read the full article on nj.com here

   

Art Show on Broadway

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Art Show and Sale - Uptown Pitman Fourth Friday, May 25th - 6:00-9:00PM
36 S. Broadway, Pitman, NJ
Refreshments will be served.
Hosted by, Patricia Acton

Meet and Greet the Artists: Patricia Acton, Glenroy Chapman, Marieteresa Clair, Robin Debreceni, Helen DeCosta, Marie Fickenscher, Sam Leone, Nancie Meritt, Bob Reid, Charlotte Ryan, Zehra Travis, Ollivetta Williams
   

Fourth Friday Photos - August 2011

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Fourth Friday

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This past Friday, June 25th, Pitman celebrated Fourth Friday with:

Scott Philipp and Stonebaby in Ballard Park with Mama Marie's grilling outside on Theatre Ave.

Zumba Kathy 4th Friday Zumba Party was from 6:30-8:00PM. This months theme was Hawaiian!

BOB'S Hobbies & Crafts had a beading demonstration with Mary creating beaded jewelry and a display of our children's summer craft classes.  Guests also enjoyed a T-shirt making demonstration at xmarxthespot llc, 9 South Broadway.

Ben Mill's Horse Drawn Carriage picked up riders at the corner of Broadway and Holly while riders listened to street musicians along Broadway.

The Bus Stop had live music featuring - Jacob Graff, Geiger Counter Jazz, & The Brownies.

Treasures on Broadway had a drawing where guests could win discounts while My Fair Lady had a special sale on pocketbooks, footwea, skirts and pants.

Special Dot also had a clothing for the Lupus Foundation of America with alll proceeds being donated.

Venice had live music in the dining room while guests enjoyed jazz, wine and cheese over at Merritt's!

Carolina Blue was the place that wrapped up evening with $5 Signature Martinis.

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Fourth Friday falls on the 4th Friday evening of the month, from 6-9 PM, May thru November, rain or shine.

This year promises to be even more fun, so come on out and bring the family to next month's Fourth Friday presented by Uptown Pitman and sponsored by GCF Bank.

   

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