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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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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Sun Gazette features Pajama Factory’s upcoming Feb First Friday Open Studios

Great article in the Showcase section of the Williamsport’s Sun Gazette by Jason Klose highlighting all the exciting Open Studios and happenings during February First Friday, Feb 2nd from 6-9pm.

Find a piece of your heart at the Pajama Factory, 1307 Park Ave., for February’s First Friday event, “Open Studios,” as local business owners open their studios to the community 6-9 p.m. Friday.

There is so much to see and do at the Factory — explore the tenants open studios, art exhibitions, workshops, and product launches.  Among the variety of skills one can see at the Pajama Factory are woodworking, painting, fiber arts — including quilting and garment-making, photography, screen printing, pasta-making, metalwork and pottery/ceramics. Visitors can also meet yoga teachers, computer gamers, writers, printers, sculptors and coffee roasters among others.

To read the full article, visit http://www.sungazette.com/life/showcase/2018/02/pajama-factory-hosts-open-studios-for-february-first-friday/

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Make 1 and Take 1 – Charity Maker Event

The season of giving may be over, but the need never goes away! Join us on Sat, 1/23 from 12-4pm in the Billtown Brainery to make a no-sew fleece scarf to donate to someone in need.  You can even take one home! For every scarf you make for donation, you are welcome to make another to take with you.  All scarves will be donated to local shelters or given to children in need.  Supplies will be provided and the project couldn’t be any easier!

There will also be a donation jar if you’d like to donate to furthering initiatives like this in the community. Donations will be split between the Billtown Brainery and Beana’s Workshop and used to continue provide educational, charitable and informative workshops for the Williamsport area.

Start the new year off right and help your community stay warm!

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OPEN STUDIOS, February’s First Friday

Join us for a night of OPEN STUDIOS, from 6 to 9pm on February First Friday which happens to be Feb 2nd. Explore our open studios, art exhibitions, workshops, product launches and while you’re here find a piece of your heart in ours by playing our matchmaker puzzle game. Simply match a puzzle piece from our welcome table to one of the different open studios for a chance to win a prize.

There is so much to see and do at the Factory!  To learn which studios will be open and about all the different happenings, visit http://www.pajamafactory.net/FebFirstFriday

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Join us for the 6th Annual Blues Bash to benefit Factory Works!

Great Article in the Sun Gazette about our upcoming BLUES BASH, tomorrow Sat 12/30 at 6pm (doors open at 5pm)!

Don’t miss out on our New Year’s eve EVE celebration for a CAUSE!  A silent auction and a portion of the proceeds goes directly to Factory Works, a non profit housed at the Pajama Factory who’s mission is to “ignite a spirit of creativity that will enrich the Williamsport community by providing resources for artists and innovative thinkers.

There’s still time to purchase tickets in advance at the link below – get tickets now before the price goes up at the door!

Tickets available to purchase online here: https://www.artful.ly/store/events/13969

Be sure to check it out the Sun Gazette article below

The end of 2017 is days away and if you’re still looking for the best way to ring in the New Year, the search is over. Just head over to the Pajama Factory for a night of great food and entertainment, a selection of local craft beer and the opportunity to support a good cause.  Just make sure you head over one night earlier. The Sixth Annual New Years Blues Bash at the Pajama Factory kicks off at 5 p.m. Saturday and promises to be the greatest New Year’s Eve Eve party around.

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Special Holiday FLASH Sale for VIP Blues Tickets

We are running a special, Holiday FLASH SALE for our 6th Annual Blues Bash taking place Saturday, 12/30 at 6pm (doors open at 5pm.  We are offering a limited amount of VIP, reserved table seating tickets for $30 per ticket (normally priced at $35 per ticket). Tickets are available online only on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Use special promo code: BLUESBASH17

Buy your tickets NOW at https://www.artful.ly/events/13936 while supplies last!

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Candy Cane Lane – Holiday Passport to the PJF Studios!

Due to the success of #OCTOPAS, we’re doing a version of it for the Holiday Market!

The Events Committee is introducing a studio pass into the Holiday Market.  It will be similar to this year’s #OCTOPAS, but with a holiday twist.  We will be paying homage to Duboistown’s Candy Cane Lane.

  • Guests will enter the Community Room where they will collect their pass and head to the 4th floor.
  • They will make their way along “Candy Cane Lane” which will feature Open Studios and vendors.
  • Guests will need to collect 8 stamps from 8 different, featured studios and they can enter for a chance to win 1 of 3 factory-made prize package valued at over $100!

Keep the gifts for yourself or give them away as gifts to others!

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