Yardley to welcome May with food drive on 2nd Saturday, boat rides on Lake Afton, book swap and music on Main


BOROUGH OF YARDLEY – The Borough of Yardley will be a busy place on May 14 as another 2nd Saturday celebration presented by Experience Yardley unfolds.

This month’s event theme is “Let Your Garden Grow” with sales and special events at businesses across the city.

At 1 p.m., a 2nd ribbon cutting on Saturday will officially celebrate the opening of the Krysset Gallery and Shop. Krysset is a lifestyle store at 45 East Afton Avenue featuring hand-selected North American artisan products.

In keeping with the theme of the garden, the gallery will hold the final day of its “Becoming Blooms” Silent Auction to benefit Bucks County Seed Share (BCSS).

Based at the Morrisville Free Library, the BCSS was founded as a way for home gardeners in Bucks County to freely share seeds.

The 2nd Saturday will also be highlighted by a non-perishable food drive for Bucks County Housing Group’s Penndel Food Pantry. The food drive started on May 5 and ends on May 14 (2nd Saturday).

Bucks County Housing Group is a private, not-for-profit social service organization that provides a wide range of housing and related social services to homeless people and low to middle income families. Ten percent of all Bucks County residents are considered “food insecure.” In a county of approximately 630,000 people, that’s 63,000 citizens living without adequate food.

“It is the season of growth; let’s plant the seeds of a better community,” said 2nd Saturday organizer Tiffany Wichert of Appletini Photography. “We are looking for canned fish, canned meat soups/stews, peanut butter, bags or cans of dried beans and peas, whole grains, bags of plain rice and pasta, barley and quinoa and canned fruit.

Visit any of these six participating businesses to donate: Appletini Photography, 45 East Afton (Suite C); Common Drive, 49 S Main Street; Giana Rose Couture, 13 East Afton; Giselle Toys & Ballet Shoppe, 49 South Main Street (upstairs); Krysset Gallery and Shop, 45 East Afton (Suite B); and Seva Yoga, 10 N Main Street (3rd floor).

After dropping off your food donations, you can check out the events happening at Yardley’s scenic Lake Afton, including a book exchange at the Old Lake Afton Library from 1-4 p.m. and boat or boat rentals. canoes on the lake from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. pm

When swapping books, bring the books you’ve read before and swap them for a stash of books new to you. Don’t forget your puzzles either.

Don’t bring more than a grocery bag full of topical adult and/or children’s books. And remember this is an exchange, not a drop.

The exchanges, presented by the Yardley Historical Association, recall the time when the old library was a public library. You can be assured of an interesting selection and maybe a book review or two from other swingers.

The Friends of Lake Afton will also be offering boat and canoe rentals throughout the afternoon from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $10 per boat ride.

At Lake Afton, many took advantage of canoe and boat rentals to get a different view of harvest day.
At Lake Afton, many took advantage of canoe and boat rentals to get a different view of harvest day.

Additionally, FOLA will be selling its all-new “I Brake For Ducks in Yardley” magnets and decorative license plates in addition to other lake-related trinkets and memorabilia.

Proceeds benefit the Friends of Lake Afton, a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve and maintain the scenic gem of Yardley Borough.

In the evening, Music on Main opens a new season of concerts featuring Eco Del Sol beginning at 6 p.m. at Buttonwood Courtyard located next to Firehouse Cycles.

Music on Main is a free family event hosted by Experience Yardley and made possible through generous donations from local businesses like Burritos restaurant.

Burritos Yardley, located at 15 S. Main, is a BYOB Mexican restaurant where you can build your own burrito, taco, burrito bowl, and more. Its food and ingredients are prepared daily and the combinations are endless.⁠

⁠ In addition to its sponsorship of the Saturday show, Burritos Yardley has agreed to feed the bands all summer and open their bathrooms to the public for Music on Main attendees.


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