Pajama Factory launches Summer Courtyard Series with a Community BBQ

Starting at 6:00pm on Friday, June 1st, The Pajama Factory will be firing up the grill for a community BBQ.  All are welcome!

Bring a dish of your own to share with the community and learn more about what we have planned for our inaugural Courtyard Series.  Events range from yoga and live music to a Kid’s Day full of crafts and games.  Winter is finally over so let’s celebrate with some delicious food and time with our friends, both old and yet to be made!

The Pajama Factory will be providing hot dogs, burgers, and buns (while supplies last) as well as plates, napkins and utensils.  All you need to bring is a meat, beverage, or dish to share and a desire to engage with our community!  See you there!

 

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New Spring workshops at Factory Works Clay Studio

There are several new classes and workshops coming up for ceramic enthusiasts!  From coil and pinch pots to creating pendant jewelry fused with glass, there is something for ALL experience levels. Check out the upcoming Workshops and Classes on our Events Calendar.

Factory Works Clay Studio is a program of Factory Works, a nonprofit housed at the Pajama Factory which offers a range of opportunities including a woodshop, photo lab, gallery, bicycle recycle shop, and artist-in-residency program.  They offer discounted memberships to Students, Veterans, Fire, Police, and Pajama Factory Tenants.

Memberships to the Clay Studio include the following:

  • The cost of firing
  • A key with 24 hour access
  • Personal shelving and storage space
  • A variety of studio glazes and under glazes
  • Discounts on classes and workshops offered
  • The opportunity to participate in gallery shows
  • The opportunity to participate in fund raising or charitable events

For pricing and more information about becoming a member of Factory Works Clay Studio, please email Program Manager, Fletcher Kaufman, at claystudio@factoryworks.org.

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2018 PA Wilds Annual Awards Dinner and Creative Entrepreneur’s Conference

Don’t miss the premier annual networking event in the Pennsylvania Wilds being held at the Pajama Factory Thursday, 4/26 and Friday, 4/27!

More than 250 businesses and community leaders from across the Pennsylvania Wilds, along with state partners and officials from Harrisburg will gather for the dinner on Thursday night and the first ever Creative Entrepreneur’s Conference on Friday to get an update on the state and local effort to grow the region’s economy and recognize award winner Champions of the PA Wilds while “Celebrating 15 Years – The Wilds at Work.”

With wonderful keynote speakers, insightful topics of discussion, and empowering presentations, this is one event you will not want to miss.  To learn more and register for this event, visit the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-pa-wilds-annual-dinner-awards-and-creative-entrepreneurs-conference-tickets-42053962534

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PJF Garden Committee will be hosting a Plant Swap from 11am-2pm in our Greenhouse!

As part of our Green-o-Ree event taking place on Sat, April 7th, the PJF Garden Committee will be hosting a Plant Swap in our Greenhouse from 11am-2pm.  This is just ONE of the many eco-inspired events taking place during this event.  For more details about the plant swap and how you can participate, see below:

  • One-for-One plant program
  • Bring a plant, get a ticket
  • No plants?  $5 / 3 tickets
  • Healthy plants only*
  • Label all plants with common and scientific name (if known)

*The Garden Committee reserves the right to refuse any plants.

Learn more about the other exciting events, workshops and plans we have for the Green-o-Ree at www.pajamafactory.net/green-o-ree!

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Vendor Registration for our Green-o-Ree event is now OPEN!

Originally called Mayfest, we rebranded this event to better represent what it is all about which is promoting and supporting green and sustainable initiatives!  As a re-purposed, industrial building, the Pajama Factory itself is a green initiative!  We currently house over 100 artists, makers, and entrepreneurs.  We believe that community IS sustainability and wanted an event to specifically celebrate THAT.

Vendors are required to complete the following application form.  All products you wish to sell must have some GREEN, SUSTAINABLE, UPCYCLING, OR REPURPOSING element to the process used to make the product and/or the product itself.

Vendor Application for Green-O-Ree

For any questions, please contact Danielle Velkoff at events@pajamafactory.net or (570) 980-1452.  Stay up-to-date by following us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter@PajamaFactory!

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Artist Talk with Joanne Landis, Friday 3/16

“I am a story teller — a narrative painter.  My figures, mostly women, are often meditations on archetypes, myth or personal experience.  This allows me to build an environment inhabited by beings with all that it means to be human, alive and still in a dream.” – Joanne Landis

Doors open at 6pm. Talk starts at 7pm. We invite you to join us at Factory Works Gallery for an Artist Talk on Friday, 3/16.  Joanne will be discussing her work and her trip last fall to Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan, and sharing photographs and stories of her experiences on this once in a lifetime trip.

This is also an opportunity to see Call & Response: Joanne Landis and Elody Gyekis currently on view at Factory Works Gallery in The Pajama Factory – 2nd floor, Studio 10-210N.

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Save the Date for Green-O-Ree, Sat 4/7 from 11am-4pm

Originally called Mayfest, we recently rebranded the event to better represent what it is all about which is promoting and supporting green, sustainability initiatives!  As a re-purposed, industrial building, the Pajama Factory itself is a green initiative!  With over 100 artists, makers, and entrepreneurs, we believe that community IS sustainability and wanted an event to specifically celebrate just THAT.

We will feature Factory Works programs such as the Community Woodshop, Clay Studio, Sewing & Photo labs, and we will also feature local vendors who utilize green practices.  Equinox LTD will be doing demos, showing their outdoor gear.  The gallery will host the PA Wilds’ traveling Art Show which showcases Creative Makers from all over the region!

There will also be a number of conservation and nonprofit organizations joining us such as Little Pine Creek State Park, DCNR Bureau of Forestry, and Middle Susquehanna Riverkeepers along with local, green vendors!

Join us on Saturday, April 7th from 11am-4pm and SPRING into SUSTAINABILITY!

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Happy Valentine’s Day from the Pajama Factory Family

What better source of happiness can there be than the understanding that we are known and loved.  Finding your tribe, your community can be just that… a coming home of sorts.  That moment when you hear your heart in the voice of another person’s call – today, on this day of LOVE, we celebrate all the uniqueness that is our Pajama Factory community.

Maybe now is the right time for you to find your tribe, your home here at the Pajama Factory?  If it is, we are here – ready to welcome you with open arms.

“Stop walking through the world looking for confirmation that you don’t belong. … Stop scouring people’s faces for evidence that you’re not enough. You will always find it… True belonging and self-worth are not goods; we don’t negotiate their value with the world. The truth about who we are lives in our hearts. Our call to courage is to protect our wild heart against constant evaluation, especially our own. No one belongs here more than you.”  

― Brené Brown, Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone

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Lyco Taiko Open House

Come see what LYCO TAIKO is all about at their Open House, this Tuesday, 2/13 at 5pm and get an inside look at the area’s only source of traditional Japanese drumming.  There will be drumming demonstrations, opportunities to ask questions AND the chance to try it out yourself.

Taking place in the Pajama Factory’s Community Room, ground-level just off the Courtyard entrance.  Feel free to bring a friend and to stop in early.  Light refreshments will be provided!

 

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Couples/Partner Yoga Class at Clear Sphere

Clear Sphere Yoga is offering a special Couples/Partner Yoga class!  Register for this special LOVE class now for only $29.  Offer expires end of day Friday 2/9.

Choose from either session:

  • Monday, February 12th 6-7:30pm
  • Tuesday, February 13th 7-8:30pm

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Couples/Partners (Valentine’s) Love Yoga Class

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