Events

Upcoming Events:June |July

May 2017

Every Tuesday & Thursday  •  10am – 11am

ZUMBA fitness classes

Zumba fitness classes fuse hypnotic Latin and world rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create an effective and exhilarating workout designed for people of any fitness level, from any background, and of any age. Instructor, Vivien Severn, has a background in music education and dance, and a love for Latin and world rhythms. Zumba fitness is the perfect combination of global dance, fitness and fun. Her classes include Latin, Hip hop, Reggaeton, Bellydance, Bhangra and other international dance styles.

Classes are $6 each, and 5-class punchcards can be purchased for $25. After 10 classes, the 11th class is free! No need to register and no dance experience needed—just drop in. Beginners are very welcome!

Wear comfortable clothes for working out, and sneakers without too much tread/grip (preferably not running shoes or cross trainers). If you have any questions please contact Vivian for advice on the best footwear. Please park in the parking lot on Cemetery Street and enter through the double doors with the stars.

Every Tuesday  •  5pm – 6pm

Taiko Classes

Lyco Taiko is offering weekly Japanese drumming classes in the Pajama Factory Community Room. Equal parts musical lesson and cardio workout, taiko combines drumming with movement and martial arts for a unique experience. Classes introduce students to basic techniques and repertoire, performance skills, and the historical and cultural context of the activity.

Classes take place from 5pm–6pm every Tuesday evening. Tuition is $15 per week, with your first lesson free of charge! No equipment or prior musical experience required!

Please direct any inquiries to instructor Urie Kline at lycotaiko@gmail.com or (570) 772-5118.

Saturday, May 6  •  12pm – 5pm

May Springfest

Spring has arrived, and the Pajama Factory would like to invite you and your family to our annual Springfest on Sat, May 6th from 12-5pm. There be will artist open studios, gardening workshops, art classes, face painting, fun games and take aways for the kids, outside vendors… and more!

This year we are Going Green with the launch of several new conservation initiatives for the building and the local community.

  • Our Neighborhood Wifi initiative, which gives the neighborhood surrounding the Factory access to free wifi, will be launched.
  • We have setup a tenant run committee to work on specific gardening zones around our complex – a few of which will be used in our Community Garden initiative, where we will work with the local Williamsport community on creating a new community garden for all to enjoy.
  • The Penn State Master Gardener Program will be partnering with us to provide composting and gardening workshops throughout the day!
  • We are launching a more formalized recycling program for our building, and we have already invested in resealing & restoring all of our historic window panes. We also have a goal to move all of our lightbulbs in the building over to LEDs.

From 1-3pm, artist Joanne Landis will be hosting a Fashion Sketching Class for Illustration & Design. This class is a preview of a more in depth course being offered to those who are interested. The fee is $25 per person and will include all your drawing materials. For those interested in this class, please email events@pajamafactory.net.

At 4pm, Factory Works Gallery will host an Opening Reception for the exhibit of Valerie Beggs, owner and mastermind behind “Make What you Wear.” This retrospective will be on display in the Gallery from May 6-27.

We are accepting a limited number of vendors for this event.  If you’re interested in becoming a vendor, please visit our Online Registration Form to learn more and register for the event.
Should you have any questions, please email our Events Coordinator, Danielle Velkoff.
Saturday, May 6  •  7:30pm

“THE DEVIL AND DANIEL WEBSTER,” a telling by David PB Stephens

“It’s a story they tell in the border country, where Massachusetts joins Vermont and New Hampshire.”*

Hailed as an instant classic when published in the The Saturday Evening Post in 1936, “The Devil and Daniel Webster” by Stephen Vincent Benét stands in the front ranks of great American short stories.  A hard-luck New Hampshire farmer sells his soul to the Devil and then in contrition enlists the help of Daniel Webster, ” .. the Union’s stay and New Hampshires pride…” to win it back in trail.  The Devil summons a judge and jury of the worst criminals and traitors from our history, and Webster must convince them to set free their fellow man.  Can he?  The verdict is a testament of Stephen Vincent Benét’s deep faith in the flawed beauty of the American journey.

Tickets are on sale now at https://www.artful.ly/store/events/11865

This thirty-five minute presentation will be followed by a post-show discussion with Mr. Stephens.

David PB Stephens is a graduate of Dension University, Granville, OH with a B.A. in History and Religious Studies.  He was a member of the acting company at Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, Rhode Island for seven years, and a Visiting Artist in the Arts in Education Program of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.   His regional theatre credits include the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the American Repertory Theatre, Charlotte Rep, and Yale Repertory Theatre. https://devildaniel.com/

Mr. Stephens appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.

* “The Devil and Daniel Webster” by Stephen Vincent Benét. Copyright © 1936 by Stephen Vincent Benét. Copyright renewed © 1964 by Thomas C. Benét, Stephanie B. Mahin and Rachel Benét Lewis. Used by permission of Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents, Inc. Any copying or distribution of this text is expressly forbidden. All rights reserved.

Thursday, May 11  •  6:30pm – 9:30pm

Old-Time Jam Sessions

The Old Time Jam sessions take place every second Thursday of the month, 6:30pm, at the Factory Works Community Darkroom—2nd floor, Studio 6. Musicians and listeners are welcome. BYOB and instrument.

Wednesday, May 17  •  6pm – 8pm

Way Cool Photos — Photo Critique

Williamsport Community Darkroom and Way Cool Beans invite you to Way Cool Photos, a monthly photo critique for novice, advanced and professional photographers that takes place the 3rd Wednesday of every month.

Bring your favorite or least favorite photographs (digital files or prints) to discuss the pros and cons of your image. It is an excellent way to learn new skills and ways to see the world around you through your camera.

Like minded enthusiasts of all skill and experience levels will be there to ooh and aah or offer suggestions for improvement with respectful appreciation for your passion. Expect to leave excited about your accomplishments and challenged to create new and fresh images.

Requirements for images:

  • Physical prints are accepted as well as digital files
  • Digital files should be JPEG or TIFF image files at a high enough resolution to project and be seen from a distance. ie: the long side should be at least 1024px at 72dpi.
  • Bring the images on a CD or portable drive that will open on a Windows OS.
  • Trigger warnings should be announced for controversial subjects.
  • You may also email photographs to darkroom.pjf@gmail.com to be included.

This event takes place on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, and everyone is welcome. Even if you do not have photographs to share or view you are welcome to come to listen and join in the conversation.

Donations to support the Williamsport Community Darkroom and purchases to support Way Cool Beans are encouraged but not required.

June 2017

Every Tuesday & Thursday  •  10am – 11am

ZUMBA fitness classes

Zumba fitness classes fuse hypnotic Latin and world rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create an effective and exhilarating workout designed for people of any fitness level, from any background, and of any age. Instructor, Vivien Severn, has a background in music education and dance, and a love for Latin and world rhythms. Zumba fitness is the perfect combination of global dance, fitness and fun. Her classes include Latin, Hip hop, Reggaeton, Bellydance, Bhangra and other international dance styles.

Classes are $6 each, and 5-class punchcards can be purchased for $25. After 10 classes, the 11th class is free! No need to register and no dance experience needed—just drop in. Beginners are very welcome!

Wear comfortable clothes for working out, and sneakers without too much tread/grip (preferably not running shoes or cross trainers). If you have any questions please contact Vivian for advice on the best footwear. Please park in the parking lot on Cemetery Street and enter through the double doors with the stars.

Every Tuesday  •  5pm – 6pm

Taiko Classes

Lyco Taiko is offering weekly Japanese drumming classes in the Pajama Factory Community Room. Equal parts musical lesson and cardio workout, taiko combines drumming with movement and martial arts for a unique experience. Classes introduce students to basic techniques and repertoire, performance skills, and the historical and cultural context of the activity.

Classes take place from 5pm–6pm every Tuesday evening. Tuition is $15 per week, with your first lesson free of charge! No equipment or prior musical experience required!

Please direct any inquiries to instructor Urie Kline at lycotaiko@gmail.com or 570-772-5118.

Wednesday, June 7  •  10:30am – 12pm

Community Meeting for Lycoming County Brownfields Coalition

  • Location: Community Room
  • (t) 570.320.2136
  • More Info

Lycoming County’s brownfield program is winding down their work under the current EPA grant.  As part of their final close out of the project, they will be holding a community meeting to showcase the program’s accomplishments, impacts, and other opportunities for brownfield properties.

Meeting topics include:

  • Program Accomplishments
  • Adaptive Reuse of Properties
  • Next Steps

This meeting will be open to the public and held in the ground floor Community Room.  For additional information visit:  www.lyco.org/brownfields or call (570) 320-2136.

What is a Brownfield?

A brownfield is any property that is underutilized for various socioeconomic reasons such as abandonment, obsolescence, tax delinquency, and/or blight, and whose redevelopment is inhibited by the real or perceived presence of hazardous substances and environmental contamination.

With a long tradition of manufacturing, Lycoming County has an array of brownfield sites. Historically, these properties have been viewed by the community as hopeless liabilities and often times, the property owners are hesitant to attempt to sell or otherwise redevelop the sites for fear of potential environmental liabilities. The intent of this project is to work cooperatively with site owners, government, and regulatory agencies to bring these properties back into productive use.

Thursday, June 8  •  6:30pm – 9:30pm

Old-Time Jam Sessions

The Old Time Jam sessions take place every second Thursday of the month, 6:30pm, at the Factory Works Community Darkroom—2nd floor, Studio 6. Musicians and listeners are welcome. BYOB and instrument.

Wednesday, June 21  •  6pm – 8pm

Way Cool Photos — Photo Critique

Williamsport Community Darkroom and Way Cool Beans invite you to Way Cool Photos, a monthly photo critique for novice, advanced and professional photographers that takes place the 3rd Wednesday of every month.

Bring your favorite or least favorite photographs (digital files or prints) to discuss the pros and cons of your image. It is an excellent way to learn new skills and ways to see the world around you through your camera.

Like minded enthusiasts of all skill and experience levels will be there to ooh and aah or offer suggestions for improvement with respectful appreciation for your passion. Expect to leave excited about your accomplishments and challenged to create new and fresh images.

Requirements for images:

  • Physical prints are accepted as well as digital files
  • Digital files should be JPEG or TIFF image files at a high enough resolution to project and be seen from a distance. ie: the long side should be at least 1024px at 72dpi.
  • Bring the images on a CD or portable drive that will open on a Windows OS.
  • Trigger warnings should be announced for controversial subjects.
  • You may also email photographs to darkroom.pjf@gmail.com to be included.

This event takes place on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, and everyone is welcome. Even if you do not have photographs to share or view you are welcome to come to listen and join in the conversation.

Donations to support the Williamsport Community Darkroom and purchases to support Way Cool Beans are encouraged but not required.

July 2017

Every Tuesday  •  5pm – 6pm

Taiko Classes

Lyco Taiko is offering weekly Japanese drumming classes in the Pajama Factory Community Room. Equal parts musical lesson and cardio workout, taiko combines drumming with movement and martial arts for a unique experience. Classes introduce students to basic techniques and repertoire, performance skills, and the historical and cultural context of the activity.

Classes take place from 5pm–6pm every Tuesday evening. Tuition is $15 per week, with your first lesson free of charge! No equipment or prior musical experience required!

Please direct any inquiries to instructor Urie Kline at lycotaiko@gmail.com or (570) 772-5118.

Every Tuesday & Thursday  •  10am – 11am

ZUMBA fitness classes

Zumba fitness classes fuse hypnotic Latin and world rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create an effective and exhilarating workout designed for people of any fitness level, from any background, and of any age. Instructor, Vivien Severn, has a background in music education and dance, and a love for Latin and world rhythms. Zumba fitness is the perfect combination of global dance, fitness and fun. Her classes include Latin, Hip hop, Reggaeton, Bellydance, Bhangra and other international dance styles.

Classes are $6 each, and 5-class punchcards can be purchased for $25. After 10 classes, the 11th class is free! No need to register and no dance experience needed—just drop in. Beginners are very welcome!

Wear comfortable clothes for working out, and sneakers without too much tread/grip (preferably not running shoes or cross trainers). If you have any questions please contact Vivian for advice on the best footwear. Please park in the parking lot on Cemetery Street and enter through the double doors with the stars.

Thursday, July 13  •  6:30pm – 9:30pm

Old-Time Jam Sessions

The Old Time Jam sessions take place every second Thursday of the month, 6:30pm, at the Factory Works Community Darkroom—2nd floor, Studio 6. Musicians and listeners are welcome. BYOB and instrument.

Wednesday, July 19  •  6pm – 8pm

Way Cool Photos — Photo Critique

Williamsport Community Darkroom and Way Cool Beans invite you to Way Cool Photos, a monthly photo critique for novice, advanced and professional photographers that takes place the 3rd Wednesday of every month.

Bring your favorite or least favorite photographs (digital files or prints) to discuss the pros and cons of your image. It is an excellent way to learn new skills and ways to see the world around you through your camera.

Like minded enthusiasts of all skill and experience levels will be there to ooh and aah or offer suggestions for improvement with respectful appreciation for your passion. Expect to leave excited about your accomplishments and challenged to create new and fresh images.

Requirements for images:

  • Physical prints are accepted as well as digital files
  • Digital files should be JPEG or TIFF image files at a high enough resolution to project and be seen from a distance. ie: the long side should be at least 1024px at 72dpi.
  • Bring the images on a CD or portable drive that will open on a Windows OS.
  • Trigger warnings should be announced for controversial subjects.
  • You may also email photographs to darkroom.pjf@gmail.com to be included.

This event takes place on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, and everyone is welcome. Even if you do not have photographs to share or view you are welcome to come to listen and join in the conversation.

Donations to support the Williamsport Community Darkroom and purchases to support Way Cool Beans are encouraged but not required.

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