Collingswood, New Jersey

Porch Brunch and House Tour

2014 Proud Neighbors Porch Brunch & House Tour
Save the Date: Sunday, May 18, 2014! This event is rain or shine.


Proud Neighbors of Collingswood annual Porch Brunch, House and Garden tour will take place on Sunday, May 18, 2014. This tour will feature homes located exclusively on Harvard Avenue.  Celebrating Proud Neighbors’ 31st anniversary, this civic organization is expanding our popular event to feature open-air street festivities along Harvard Avenue including cooking demonstrations by local chefs, musicians, artists, fashion modeling, interior designers, home improvement insights and preservation tips. 

Enjoy Proud Neighbors signature Porch Brunch on Sunday May 18.  Reserve early to enjoy brunch served on the Greek Revival Porch at 11am or 1pm. Call 609.238.5407.  Proud Neighbors of Collingswood volunteers will serve a savory homemade brunch complimented with homemade muffins, desserts, coffee/tea and iced tea.   Combination brunch and tour ticket tickets are $28.

Tour houses are open from noon until 5:30 p.m.  The designs and décor featured in Proud Neighbors of Collingswood Tour will help you see why we are proud of our hometown.  Tour-only tickets are $15 in advance; $18 on day of tour. Discounted advance tour-only tickets are available for $15 at the following locations: Bauhaus Hair Design Studio (788 Haddon Avenue), Borough Hall (678 Haddon Avenue), and Grooveground (647 Haddon Avenue).  On day-of-tour, tour-only tickets for $18 will be sold at Grooveground (647 Haddon Avenue).

In order to make this tour a success, Proud Neighbors  invites volunteer participation. Perhaps you would consider assisting by:

-Donating a homemade dessert & muffins for Brunch;
-Tour Greeter (a low-commitment way to help);
-Pedestrian Traffic Coordinator or Day-of-event Ticket Seller
-Poster placement volunteer;
-Logistics including  street closures, bathrooms, exhibit set-up;
-Loan 10x10 tent to Proud Neighbors for this one day;
-Recruit Men & Women as Volunteers for a shift on tour day;
-Enlist Boy Scouts/ others to assist with tent set-up & take-down;
-Motivate new volunteers and facilitate supporters to maximize participation
-Develop new and imaginative publicity for the brunch and tour;
-Raise awareness about Proud Neighbors’ event by giving talks to groups;
-Seek photo opportunities with the media to promote the event

Each year, hundreds of people attend this popular event, creating a perfect opportunity for businesses and individuals to advertise in our Porch Brunch and House Tour booklet, the guidebook for this popular fundraising event.  Reasonable advertising rates are $50 - $250 to prominently display your advertisement.  E-mail:

If you are interested in participating or have questions about the tour, please e-mail Proud Neighbors at . Proud Neighbors of Collingswood is a local non-profit, all-volunteer civic organization.  Proceeds from this event are earmarked to continue to promote awareness about restoration and historic preservation in the Collingswood community.


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