Floral Flash, a brand-new Kennett Blooms event, will celebrate the multi-sensory beauty of flowers and the creative talents of local floral designers with temporary floral installations in public places throughout town on the weekend of June 10th–12th.
The weekend is a short, sweet window in which to enjoy the fleeting beauty and whimsical artistry of these seven different large-scale installations. High school graduations and Kennett Summerfest are also the same weekend!
Read more about the inspiration behind Floral Flash and the talented local floral designers who will bring their visions to life for Floral Flash.
Do you have your tickets for the the 1st annual Kennett Summerfest Wine & Spirits Festival?
Juneteenth, formerly Emancipation Day or Jubilee, celebrates the day slavery ended in Texas—June 19, 1865. This was two years after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth has been observed for more than 150 years, commemorating the freedom of enslaved people in the United States while celebrating Black culture and history.
Voices Underground, in Partnership with the PA Tourism Office, is working to present an array of programs and public events that honor the courage and commitment of residents, past and present, in support of freedom and equality for all. Click here for more information and tickets to local keynote events.
On Tuesday evening, Steve Nygren, founder and CEO of Serenbe, told the story of how he brought landowners, municipalities, and a host of creative, talented, and passionate experts together to build Serenbe—an extraordinarily beautiful and sustainable place that provides more housing and preserves 70% of the land.
If you missed it, or would like to watch the presentation again or share it, the YouTube link to the recording is here.
Click here for a short guide (the online version of the handout referenced in the video) that will help you get started in understanding and encouraging better development practices in our Boroughs and Townships.
You are invited to a town hall gathering on the first Thursday of every month with library staff, board members, and Capital Campaign cabinet members to learn more about the new Kennett Library and Resource Center. At the May town hall, Library Director Chris Manna and board member and Capital Campaign Chair Collis Townsend discussed a range of topics including the capital campaign, ADA compliance of the new building, and more. The next town hall will be on Thursday, June 2, at 6:30pm on Zoom, and all are welcome!
Program highlight: Save the date for an exciting event to celebrate Juneteenth, brought to you in partnership between the Kennett Library and the National Youth Foundation.
The Juneteenth Poetry Slam on Saturday, June 18th at 11am at Anson B. Nixon Park will feature hip hop icon Roxanne Shante and local student Isabella Hanson, Founder of the international "I Matter" poetry contest and winner of the 2022 Princeton Prize. Guests will enjoy inspirational poetry, music, family fun, and more. The event is free and open to the public!
After over 30 years of serving the homeless at His Mission on Birch Street, the Valentine family has transferred the deed to the building to Good Samaritan Services, who will continue to serve these men and keep the original mission alive.
We loved seeing so many of you this week at the Speaker Series event and also at the first Third Thursday that Kennett Collaborative has been able to hold in two years! Above are just a few of our favorite moments from a beautiful evening in Kennett Square. Photographer Bri Carlisle captured these smiles and the spirit of joy and community that was so evident on Thursday evening. Be sure to save the date for the next Third Thursday on June 16th!
Thank you for reading and for continuing to support our local community, businesses, and nonprofits. We wish you a happy and healthy week "Around the Square"!