Second Saturday Hatboro Evolves

The monthly arts-centric event will now be held from noon to 6 p.m. on the second Saturday of every month.

The notion of quality over quantity could be applicable to , the revival of sorts for the arts and entertainment-centered .

After two installments of the monthly event brought limited foot traffic and little participation from merchants during the morning hours of the eight-hour Second Saturday Hatboro events, organizers announced this week that the next one - which is slated for July 14 - would run from noon to 6 p.m.

As was the case with First Friday, stores, restaurants and businesses host live music, art and cultural events during Second Saturday. Some merchants, including , regularly offers special sales or discounts during the monthly event, which is focused on bringing more people to the borough.

Second Saturday organizer Marty Palmer said he could not provide an "accurate number of businesses participating" as some showcase entertainers or offer specials at their stores without notifying the , under whose auspices the event operates.

Among the activities scheduled for July 14 are performances from John Heffren, a singer and guitarist who plays classics from the 60s, 70s and 80s, as well as  quartet Yes Way Ted, a Hatboro-based cover band playing music from Roy Orbison, The Who, The Beatles, Ozzy Osbourne to Green Day, Weezer, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga. 

According to the Second Saturday Hatboro Web site, pet portraits will sketched from photographs at by artist Janice Trusky and some of her other art will be available for purchase.

Second Saturday Hatboro perusers can also see artist Dennis Angelina's drawings of movie actors in front of McMackin Tire Center on South York Road and West Moreland Avenue; and artist Doris Lloyd's nature and fantasy paintings and pen and ink sketches in front of .

Hatboro’s business district includes establishments along York Road and its side streets, from just south of Horsham Road at the south end of the borough, to just above Summit Avenue at the north end also, along Jacksonville Road from Montgomery Avenue to County Line Road.

If you go

A full schedule of Second Saturday Hatboro activities is available by clicking here. The site will be updated as new vendors and artists commit to participating.



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