Shopping, dining specials, music, the Bryn Mawrtini – and Kathy Sledge – are on tap for Bryn Mawr Business Association’s annual Bryn Mawr Night.
by Carole Felton Shore, guest contributor
Save the date! On Sept. 23 from 5 pm – 8 pm, Bryn Mawr’s best arts, entertainment, shopping and dining will be on display during Bryn Mawr Night. The town-wide celebration features shopping discounts, live music, tasty food samples and more. Want insider tips on what to do during Bryn Mawr Night? Here’s our list of must-dos!
“Family Room Live” with Kathy Sledge and Kristen Gabrielle: In addition to celebrating businesses and restaurants, Bryn Mawr Night 2022 is proud to be a part of the official launch of Family Room’s “We Are Family”; “We Are Family’s Tour Across America” with Kathy Sledge, of Sister Sledge, and daughter/co-host Kristen Gabrielle. Kathy and Kristen Gabrielle are currently in talks with networks for an on-screen talk show based on their mother-daughter interactive series designed for TV.“Family Room Live” is scheduled for 8 pm at Gullifty’s Restaurant, 1149 Lancaster Ave. in Rosemont Square. For reservations, head to Gullifty’s website or call (610) 525-1851.
Steve Charney Jazz Ensemble: Bryn Mawr Night 2022 kicks off at 5 pm at the reception/welcoming area in the WSFS parking lot at Lancaster and Bryn Mawr Avenues, across from the Bryn Mawr Film Institute. You’ll know you’re there when you are greeted by the smooth jazz/pop sounds of the Steve Charney Jazz Ensemble. They will be performing from 5 pm – 8 pm.
Broadway in Bryn Mawr: WolfPAC is bringing Broadway to Bryn Mawr with its amazing and talented performers. Last year they blew us away with “You’ll Be Back” from Hamilton, and other songs that everyone remembers. Performers will be singing at 5:20 pm and 6 pm.
Main Line Art Center: Main Line Art Center’s Risky Beauty: Aesthetics and Climate Change is on view from Sept. 6 – Oct. 28. Stop by the Main Line Art Center tables and learn more about their classes, exhibitions and events, plus have fun with a make-and-take art activity, from 5 pm – 8 pm in the WSFS Bank reception area.
TASTE OF BRYN MAWR
Up Ryes Bagels & Café: Mini bagels? Yes! In keeping with Bryn Mawr Night’s approach to the best finger foods around for retail fuel, and not diminish dining, A Taste of Bryn Mawr offers delicious, “hand, rolled bagels that bring people here from a distance,” describes Jared Kushner, owner of Up Ryes Bagels & Café. 22 N. Bryn Mawr Ave.
The Bakery House: Chris Spina, manager of The Bakery House, loves to talk about how popular their treats are. And a lot of what Chris does these days is customized – and “new experiences for us. We are bringing a full sampling of all our treats, including our Jewish apple cakes and honey cakes, always in demand, especially at this time of the year.” 604 W. Lancaster Ave.
La Colombe: What goes best with bagels, apple cake and pies? Coffee! At least for me, and I am obsessed with La Colombe’s draft lattes. Better get there early. They go fast. I usually come back for seconds of my caramel draft lattes! 915 Lancaster Ave.
WSFS Ice Cream Treats: Yes. The bank actually has its own ice cream truck with so many varieties, you feel like you’re in an ice cream store!!
COCKTAILS AND WINE
The Bryn Mawrtini: The Bryn Mawrtini is as unique as each of the diverse and delicious cuisines of the mawrvelous restaurants, bars and cafes serving specials that night. Some bars and restaurants, like Fiore Rosso, Grog Grill and Gullifty’s will be offering Bryn Mawrtinis, along with other drinks (some at reduced prices). Others will be creative in their approach to a festive, flavorful and fun drink.
Serena Zelezny: What Am I Drinking?!: Noted Main Line wine educator Serena Zelezny, our Bryn Mawr Night roving consultant, will stop into restaurants, including Fellini’s, The Choice and Tajine Whitehouse, circulating among diners, talking about wine and answering questions including which wines work well with different dishes and the latest from the wine world.
Athleta: Erica Scott, a manager at Athleta, a multi-generational store emphasizing casual sportswear, is looking forward to showing guests “what athleisurewear is in high demand for fall 2022.” She can’t wait for Bryn Mawr Night to show guests, “lots of fun ways to repurpose wardrobe items into a casual and comfy look.” 925 W. Lancaster Ave.
Boujee: Hip, edgy and on the cusp of the latest fashion looks and styles, Boujee is a tiny store squeezing clothing, accessories – and more clothing – into every available inch. Check out the latest and greatest fall trends for the stylistas in your life. Amy Segal, owner, wants people to know, “if you’re looking for every style of denim you can think of, Boujee is your place to shop on Bryn Mawr Night!” 915 W. Lancaster Ave.
Kirna Zabete: Allison Brookman, Kirna Zabete’s store director, welcomes guests to her store for another Bryn Mawr Night, pleased with the additional excitement. “Come see fashion’s happy place since 1999 featuring designers of yesterday, today and tomorrow! Enjoy spritzers and treats while our stylists help you with the very best for your fall wardrobe. We’re looking forward to seeing you on Friday evening, September 23rd!” 915 W. Lancaster Ave.
Joe Waroquier, HOME: Joe Waroquier and his team are hands-on and inspired by the challenge of world-wide interior design. Joe says, “ My work around the world forces my team to think out of the box, from the basics of language and measurement conversion to looking at the entire project in many ways based upon global resources and my evolving education.” On Sept. 23, Joe offers complementary prosecco and strawberries, 5 pm – 8 pm, plus a 15% discount the entire day. 825 Lancaster Ave.
ReDécor Home Consignment : Home furnishings can run the gamut in style and appearance, form and substance. (Just like us.) Someone else’s lamp, table or chandelier can be a perfect fit in a room that needs an updated vibe. At ReDécor, owner Reina Anderson, “accepts consignment of fine, pre-owned home furnishings and accessories, artwork, lighting, rugs, and maybe more. Turnover is typically in a month.” 880 Lancaster Ave.
FITNESS + FISHING
Sporting Club Main Line: No worries about gaining weight tonight, regardless of the snacks in the reception area, or the amazing foods in Bryn Mawr’s restaurants. The Sporting Club of Main Line will be represented and sharing tips and tricks, with specific pointers to help you manage to be a foodie and still achieve weight/fitness goals.
TCO Fly Fishing Shop: Hip hobbyists flock to TCO Fly Fishing because the shop carries everything needed for seasoned anglers, newcomers and people looking for a new hobby benefit and enjoy the guided trips and lessons. “In the past two years, PA fishing license sales have increased by 40%, and the numbers seem to be growing”, explains Lenny Gliwa, the store’s manager. Visit TCO Fly Fishing at 834 W. Lancaster Avenue for exclusive in-store specials.
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