Collingswood, New Jersey

Perkins Lawn Chair Concerts - free in April & June

Perkin's Lawn Chair Concert Series at Collingswood is a free public music series. Bring your own lawn chair, grab a treat from local businesses and enjoy the sounds of music all while picnicing!

Perkins Center’s Faculty & Friends Cover David Bowie Saturday, April 16 in conjunction with Green Fesitval 12:45PM at Irvin Avenue
Special Guests from Candy Volcano, this supergroup merges lava-hot talent and taffy-sweet skills from all over the region. 25+ singers and musicians will perform works by David Bowie, T Rex, Mott the Hoople, Sweet, Lou Reed, NY Dolls, even Queen, Alice Cooper and whatever strikes their fancy. They're not impersonating anyone; they're playing stellar versions of great songs, in a stratospheric extravaganza of rocking high-spirited fun. 

Mercury Radio Theater: Part of June's 2nd Saturday, June 11 6:00PM at Woodlawn & Haddon Avenue
Mercury Radio Theater combines exotica-punk, bizarre radio plays, and iconic animations to the joy of audiences far and wide. Their spectacle often draws from love, loss, and alienation using classic science fiction themes. Mercury Radio Theater takes old world gypsy melodies, injects the strange instrumentation of a group of North Philly side-walk sale refugees, and slathers on a glaze of dance hall punk, to dazzle audiences with a show that will ultimately result in a migraine of catchy songs and red raw vocal cords from shout choruses. 

For more information click here!
 

Dining Out for Life, April 14

Twelve Collingswood restaurants participating in Dining Out For Life, April 14

 Fight AIDS on April 14 as part of the 26th Annual Dining Out For Life

 Here’s food for thought.  Through the ordinary act of dining out, you can have an extraordinary impact on your community.  You can make a meal meaningful by Dining Out For Life. That’s the message in the latest commercial for Dining Out For Life, which returns to the Southern Jersey area on Thursday, April 14. More than 150 restaurants and food trucks will again participate across the Delaware Valley, each donating 33 percent of their food sales for the day to local HIV/AIDS service organizations.

Dining Out For Life is a national fundraiser for HIV/AIDS programs with more than 3,000 restaurants donating a portion of their proceeds from this one special day of dining to the AIDS service agency in their community. In 2015 the event took place in 53 cities, included over 3,050 restaurants and raised over $4.23 Million raised for HIV/AIDS. 

In Collingswood, guests can dine at El Sitio Café & Grill, IndeBlue Indian Cuisine, L'Oceano, Nunzio Ristorante Rustico, Oasis Mexican Grill, Sabrina’s Café, Sapori Trattoria, The Candy Jar, The Pop Shop, The Tortilla Press, BIstro DiMarino and Villa Barone to give back.

On Thursday, April 14, thirty-three awesome restaurants in South Jersey will open their doors and their hearts to this national fundraiser with local funds benefitting the services of Camden Area Health Education Center (AHEC). Camden AHEC is committed to improving the health of the medically underserved ­ the ethnic and culturally diverse, the aged, the poor, the very young, the unemployed, the homeless and the uninsured. Camden AHEC is the only organization in Southern New Jersey to operate a drop in center designed to provide resources and HIV education to young men of the gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning community. Camden AHEC’s mobile van provides HIV counseling and testing services to over 1,000 individuals annually. Particular emphasis on providing HIV/AIDS prevention services and support to those individuals infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. Read more about their programs at www.camden-ahec.org.

For more information about Dining Out for Life, visit http://www.diningoutforlife.com/philadelphia

2016 Southern New Jersey Participating Restaurants:
Barnsboro Inn
Bistro DiMarino
Bistro To Go
Casa Bella Trattoria
CousCous Moroccan Cuisine
El Sitio Grill & Café
Filomena Cucina Italiana
Harvest Season Grill & Wine Bar – Moorestown
Heart Beet Kitchen
Indeblue – Collingswood
Keg & Kitchen
Kitchen 519
L’Oceano Ristorante
Los Amigos – Atlantic City
Los Amigos – West Berlin
Ms. Nancy’s Place Soulfood Restaurant
Newtown Restaurant and Lounge
Norma’s Restaurant
Nunzio Ristorante Rustico
Oasis Mexican Grill
Sabrina’s Café Collingswood
Sapori Trattoria
Short Hills Restaurant & Deli
Steak 38 Café
Tejas Grill – Lindenwold
The Candy Jar
The Pop Shop Collingswood
The Pop Shop Medford
The Tortilla Press
Tortilla Press Cantina
Tre Famiglia Ristorante
Villa Barone
Villari’s Lakeside
Westmont Bagel
Westmont Diner

 

 

Mark Newbie PTA Basket Raffle

The Mark Newbie PTA Basket Raffle is coming up on Friday, April 15, at the Collingswood Community Center with the doors opening up at 6:30pm.  Admission is $5 which includes coffee, tea, soda, water, and light snacks. PRESALE tickets for Regular Baskets are 5 sheets for $15 and for Super Prize Baskets 2 tickets for $5 or 6 for $10.  You pay in cash at the door that night. For Presale orders, contact Brenda at (856) 745-9690 or bln720@aol.com.  Ticket sales increase that evening. There will also be a 50/50 and door prizes! We have a lot of great baskets!

Water main flushing in April

The Borough of Collingswood Water Department will begin flushing the water system starting Sunday, April  17 and will continue through Wednesday, April 20.

The Water Main Flushing program is designed to remove natural minerals like iron and calcium that sometimes collect in the bottom of water mains. This operation may cause a temporary discoloration in your water supply. By allowing your water to run for a short period of time, the problem should clear itself. Please be assured, although the water may be discolored, it is safe for human use.

Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Water Department Superintendent, Tom McCarthy at 856-854-2332 from Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Collingswood to host antique appraisal event for April 9 Second Saturday

“Antiques on the Ave” is featured event for April
Check out the Facebook event page HERE!

Search the attic and gather your heirlooms! The Borough of Collingswood and Collingswood Rotary will host an antique appraisal event as part of 2nd Saturday on April 9. Guests can bring their trinkets, antiques and collectibles up to Haddon Avenue to ask local experts about their value.

Antiques on the Avenue will bring local experts to appraise items
including jewelry, fine arts, antiques, decorative arts, silver, China, glass, Oriental carpets, sports memorabilia and general household items. Appraisals will take place at Collingswood Borough Hall, 678 Haddon Ave, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Appraisers include Francesca Ellis of Ellis Antiques in Collingswood, Nick DePace and Eric Kratz of the DePace Museum of Sports, Tracy O'Donnell of McGarry’s Jewelry in Collingswood and Katherine Linzey, president of Linzey Appraisal Associates, LLC and an accredited member of the American Society of Appraisers.

Guests can have their items appraised at $5 per item. Money raised benefits Collingswood Rotary projects such a scholarship programs, Thanksgiving baskets, Little League and other community events and organizations. Appraisals are on a first come first served basis and guests are limited to bring 10 items per person. Light refreshments will be served and guests can spend the evening enjoying the art and music of 2nd Saturday throughout Collingswood's downtown before or after their appraisals.

“We saw quite a few treasures last year,” said Collingswood's Director of Community Development Cass Duffey."Heirlooms, artwork, jewelry – people really lined up to get the scoop on their stuff. It was a really fun night. We hope we pack Haddon Avenue again, both with antiques and guests here for the art and music lining the downtown.”
Opinions of value are verbal and informal, and may not be used for insurance or charitable donations, which require a certified appraisal. Arrangements for written appraisals can be made with appraisal team separately.

2nd Saturday is Collingswood’s monthly art and music event. Experience dozens of one-night art exhibits tucked in retail shops, restaurants and spots on each block as well as the shopping and dining Collingswood is known for. As always, 2nd Saturdays are free. Just visit Collingswood, stroll and enjoy the culture - on us. Learn more about visiting or participating in 2nd Saturday by visiting the 2nd Saturday page here.

Report municipal issues online!

Collingswood introduces Residential Self Service, allows residents to report issues online

Got an issue? We can handle that! Collingswood is making it easier for residents to report municipal issues to departments by offering a ‘residential self service’ program on Collingswood.com.

The new system allows residents to report non-emergency issues like animal concerns, brush pickup, clogged storm drains, electronics recycling, grass concerns, hanging limbs, leaf pickup, parks and playground issues, potholes, recycling, snow removal, street lighting, street sign issues and stump removal. Those that submit an issue receive notification when their job has been received and confirmation when completed. The service can be accessed here.

“Feedback from residents on issues is key to keeping things running smoothly,” said Collingswood Commissioner Mike Hall. “This streamlines the process of contacting departments with concerns and gets info directly to officials that can solve the problem. It also lets residents know their issue is being addressed.”

In the case of emergency always call 911 immediately. To contact the police department’s non-emergency line call 856-854-1900. Overnight parking must be called in directly to 856-854-1901 x590.

If you require official documents, please contact Collingswood’s Clerk Holly Mannel at hmannel@collingswood.com or 856-854-0720 x127.

If you are having issues with your water please call the Water Department directly at 856-854-2332.

Permits, taxes and certain other tasks must be handled at Collingswood Borough Hall, 678 Haddon Ave, Collingswood, NJ 08108. A full list of Borough officials is at  http://www.collingswood.com/local-government.

 

Spring Clean Up

The Department of Public Works will be providing residents
with curbside leaf pick up the week of April 4. This will occur on
your normal fall leaf pick up day. Also, large brush can be placed
curbside for pick up. Please call 856-858-0533 with your address for
brush disposal or for more information. Leaf pickup schedules are
available at Collingswood.com on the Public Works page.

Easter Egg Hunt

March 19 at 10 a.m. in the Collingswood High School caferteria

Come out for Collingswood's annual Easter Egg Hunt. All children 10 years and under are welcomed! No registration required.

Hosted by The Collingswood Rotary
Email mguinoiseau@collsk12.org with questions 

CYT presents PETER PAN JR.

The Collingswood Youth Theatre, sponsored by the Borough of Collingswood, will be presenting “Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.” on Friday, April 29 at 7:30pm and on Saturday, April 30th at 1pm & 7:30pm at the Collingswood Middle School Auditorium, 414 Collings Avenue.

Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to her brothers, Michael and John. But when her father announces she must move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children and whisks them away to Never Land. Their journey introduces them to the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Indians and even the infamous pirate, Captain Hook!  It’s Peter to the rescue when Wendy is taken captive by the dreaded captain who has his own sinister plans in mind for our hero.  

Be sure to be “Following the Leader” when you fly away with our cast of 66 students from grades 3-6, past “The Second Star to the Right” and straight on to Never Land during the last weekend in April. Exciting adventures await children of all ages!

Tickets are $7 general admission and will be available at the door.  For more information, call Annemarie at 856-854-1514. For more info, check out the Collingswood Youth Theatre website

CHS presents THE WIZ

Collingswood High School proudly presents its spring musical THE WIZ! Fresh on the heels of the wildly popular television production, The Wiz Live!, this musical is a retelling of the classic story of Dorothy's adventures in the Land of Oz set to a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel and soul music!

Under the direction of Regina Smith, the high school production boasts a cast of talented veteran seniors including Samantha Chambers (Dorothy), Mike Madden (TinMan), Emily Kelly (Lion), Kwamere Ingalls (Scarecrow), Natalie Evans (Wiz), Jodi Moser (Addaperle) and Michelle Nigro (Aunt Em/Glinda) as well as an energetic troupe of poppies, citizens of Emerald City and ensemble players.

Show dates are March 10, 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 7:30pm with a matinee on Saturday, March 19 at 2pm. Tickets are $12 adults, $8 students and seniors. Tickets are assigned seating and can be purchased at the door or by contacting Mary Baldwin at mbaldwin@collsk12.org.

For our senior citizens, the March 19 matinee is free of charge - compliments of the Collingswood Board of Education. Additionally, the Collingswood Education Association is sponsoring a pre-show luncheon at 1pm, also free of charge to seniors. Contact Mary at mbaldwin@collsk12.org or call 609-617-2220 to make reservations for the senior matinee.

Perfect for families and children of all ages, the cast is offering a Family Night Special on Friday, March 18 at 7:30pm Purchase one child's ticket and get one adult ticket free of charge. A great two-for-one special! Ticket order forms are being sent home with all district elementary students. Or contact Mary at email above to obtain tickets. 

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