In the Papers Archive: 2016
Pajama Factory holds fifth annual Pre-New Year’s Eve Bash
… For the past five years, Franco’s Lounge has been hosting its annual New Year’s Eve Blues Bash, first at the Genetti Hotel and then settling in at the Pajama Factory, 1307 Park Ave., after a conversation with owner Mark Winkelman sparked a partnership.
Local Artists React to Oakland Warehouse Fire
Williamsport has its own artists warehouse known as the Pajama Factory, but make no mistake, the owners an even City Officials are quick to point out that the similarities essentially end there. The Pajama Factory has played by the rules when it comes to code and regulations…
Pajama Factory expands 7th annual Holiday Market
The Pajama Factory’s annual Holiday Market is back and better than ever.
This year’s Holiday Market will now be a two-day event offering two beautiful venues to shop from for all your unique holiday and handcrafted gifts.
New business spotlight on Writers Qi
Local businesses looking for someone to help them with advertising, web content and other written material may need to look no further than Williamsport. Chris Hayward this June launched Writers Qi to fill what she sees as a niche market…
Williamsport Community Kitchen
Williamsport Community Kitchen build to help start-up food businesses grow
This time last year, Lisa Andrus, a native of Williamsport and professor of hospitality management at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, had been feeling the itch to get back into the operational side of the food and beverage business rather than just teaching it. When she connected with Mark Winkelman and looked at the space The Pajama Factory offers, two things became very clear…
Having a (masquerade) ball
City native plans masked event for Pajama Factory
It’s the perfect time of year for masks and costumes, and in the spirit of the season, Williamsport native Carey Chisolm has prepared a masquerade for the city. The Masquerade Ball, set for 8 p.m. to midnight Oct. 29 at the Pajama Factory, 1307 Park Ave., promises to be an eventful night with music, live performances and costumes required, Chisolm said…
Rocky returns, just in time for Halloween
Pajama Factory to host community production of ‘Rocky Horror Show’ for second year
“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” became an unlikely cult classic after its original lackluster release in 1975 — but there would have been no cult classic status for the film without the 1973 stage production that inspired it, “The Rocky Horror Show.”
Fortunately for fans of Dr. Frank N. Furter, Magenta, Riff Raff and the rest of the unique cast, the musical has become a Halloween-time-of-year tradition, and those living in central Pennsylvania get to join in on the fun. A community production of “The Rocky Horror Show” will return for the second year to the Pajama Factory, 1307 Park Ave., with performances at 7 p.m. tonight, Friday and Saturday, with additional 11 p.m. performances on Friday and Saturday…
Love is bottom line
Over 125 turn out for memorial for Orlando victims
Over 125 people bowed their heads for a moment of silence to mourn the 49 individuals who lost their lives last Sunday morning in Orlando at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
Friday night, the Spectrum Alliance of Williamsport, an LGBT support group, hosted a candlelight vigil in the courtyard of the Pajama Factory, 1307 Park Ave.
Making a new home for the summer
Visiting artists make the most of Williamsport and its arts community
For seven years, the Pajama Factory has hosted an Artist In Residence program that accept artists from all different genres, cultures and countries to come and create in the spacious factory, working alongside other artists, taking advantage of what Williamsport has to offer.
Celebrating spring with Pajama Factory’s 3rd annual MayFest
A festival of arts, fashion, food, and adventure, the 3rd Annual Mayfest celebration will be held from 2-8 p.m. May 7 at the Pajama Factory, 1307 Park Ave. Local and regional artists, vendors, musicians and designers will be showcased throughout the day.
Mansfield University student to hold photography exhibit at Pajama Factory
“Music: Home Grown to Well-known”is a photography art exhibit by Mansfield University student Morgan Matyjevich, which will be held from 6-8 p.m. April 30 at the Pajama Factory, 1307 Park Ave.
Pajama Factory to kick off Pajama Jam Benefit Series
When Cliff Stevens and his wife first moved here a few years back from Center City, Philadelphia, he was intrigued immediately by the potential of the Pajama Factory – the size and rawness, he said, sent his imagination spinning in all kinds of directions.
Pajama Factory to host photo exhibit by Mansfield junior
Mansfield University junior and advanced photography student Melanie Hartley will hold a photo exhibit, “Tattoos and Scars,” from 3-6 p.m. April 3 at the Pajama Factory, 1307 Park Ave.
“Tattoos and Scars” came about from noticing that the majority of Hartley’s friends had tattoos.
Front Parlor storytelling series coming to Pajama Factory for ‘Living Arrangements’
Upstate New York’s favorite storytelling series, Front Parlor, comes to Williamsport, with a performance at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Pajama Factory, 1307 Park Ave.
‘The Graphite Gang’ to present new group exhibit at the Pajama Factory
A loosely-formed group known as The Graphite Gang will have its second show, “Grey Matters – More,” which will open with a reception from 6-9 p.m. Friday at the Pajama Factory, 1307 Park Ave.
The exhibit and reception will take place in the FactoryWorks Gallery on the second floor.
Site’s future may include apartments
Mark Winkelman, owner of the Pajama Factory on Park Avenue, has big plans for the future of the building, which has emerged in recent years as a haven for artists and creative types, as well as a space out of which entrepreneurs can operate a small business.