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“Bethlehem Events” Aims to Excite, Organize, and Unite by Justin Roshak Littleton Courier NOv. 7, 2018 Bethlehem — Since March of 2018, five residents have aimed to organize a full calendar of social and artistic events: improving some, organizing others, and creating...
Why Bethlehem was blue in April Littleton Courier May 9, 2018 For the fifth year in a row, the Town of Bethlehem has lit up their businesses and homes with blue bulbs for Autism Awareness Month. In 2007, resolution 62/139 was adopted by the United Nations General...
Regardless of how much it costs to put together Christmas in Bethlehem, everything, including the food, is always free. Jack Anderson makes sure of that. The soft-spoken Anderson, the town’s fire chief who founded the annual event, wants the celebration to be something everyone can attend, recognizing that the holiday season can be a trying time for some.
In honor of Bethlehem’s colorful history and celebrating the peak of summer festivities, organizers from Bethlehem Art Walk and Old Home Days have joined forces this year to not only create an energetic one-day festival but to bring parades back to Bethlehem as well. Scheduled for 2pm on Saturday, August 12th, the Art Walk Parade will offer no shortage of antics, loud noises, and frivolity. Senate Minority Leader Jeff Woodburn will be in attendance, along with Batman, Minions, and the North Country’s own grassroots marching band, The Summertime Marching Band, based out of Monroe.
This year’s ArtWalk includes an event at the new skatepark area behind the basketball courts across from the town hall. Larcom said three bands will play during the afternoon to celebrate “the art of skateboarding.” By emphasizing people and the larger community, Larcom added, ArtWalk goes “beyond just the arts” to bring residents and visitors together to make “the streets of Bethlehem feel really vibrant.”
WhiteBox has a second event planned for Tuesday, in conjunction with the New Hampshire primaries. The evening will begin with a live stream from 42 Maple Contemporary Art Center in Bethlehem, New Hampshire, hosted by local radio host Phil Rivera and featuring a project that uses paint “as a vehicle to create a dialogue between adults and youth voters experiencing their first presidential elections,” and a performance piece in which a dancer and a musician propose “collaboration as radical thwarting of fear-based hate rhetoric.”
Art lovers could rejoice on Friday evening. The Gallery at WREN, Larcom Studios, Maia Papaya, and 42 Maple featured new work by area artists, as well as Cinzia Fiaschi, an Italian dancer and painter currently in residence at Little River Studio.
Saturday was the second birthday of the Art Walk in Bethlehem and up and down Main Street dozens of artists from the region gathered to show, discuss, demonstrate and sell their art.
BAREFOOT BOYS and girls shared the space on the wooden floor in the Bethlehem Town Hall on Saturday afternoon with teacher Kai Kleinbard. Kleinbard, a professional dancer at the four-day Cultivate Festival, led the kids through a series of exercises designed to get them ‘popping.’