Clear Sphere will be offering outdoor Yoga as part of the Courtyard Series!

As part of our Summer Courtyard Series, Annelise Latini of Clear Sphere Yoga will be offering two, different outdoor yoga classes this year!  Share in your connection to outdoors and to one another in these fun, summertime events.  Both offerings are FREE and open to the pubic.  ALL levels and ages are welcome!

  • Day Break Devotional Yoga, Thursdays at 6am (June)
    • Grab your mat and join other yogis in the Courtyard for this invigorating yoga class.  Start your day off right!
  • Fireside Yoga, Every 3rd Wednesday at 7pm (June – August)
    • LIVE MUSIC and teachers from Clear Sphere Yoga Studio will guide you through the breathwork, movements and meditation.

We can’t wait to see you in the Courtyard!

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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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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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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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Great article in the Sun Gazette about our upcoming Holiday Market

Our 8th Annual Holiday Market is almost here!  We hope you are getting as excited as we are to have you join us.

This holiday tradition is MORE than just a way to get your holiday shopping done! Experience open artist studios, live music, art exhibitions, and local vendors & food truck fare… shop local this season and add something truly original to your holidays this year.

See the write up about our event in the Sun Gazette’s Showcase section that was published today!

With the holiday season quickly approaching, the Pajama Factory will host a market to allow people to get started — or complete — their shopping list.

“Our goal is to keep local dollars local by encouraging folks to ‘shop small’ during the holiday season, said Danielle Velkoff, events manager and business development. “It is also an opportunity for us to showcase our tenants and the history of the Pajama Factory complex.”

The market will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 1 and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 2.

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ACES North America – Annual Yard Sale

ACES North America will be hosting their annual Yard Sale on Friday, 4/21 and Saturday, 4/22 from 8am-3pm in the Community Room.

Kitchen Supplies, bedding, books, clothing, lamps, furniture, LP records, bookshelves, appliances, knick-knacks, glassware, and MUCH MORE!

Proceeds will benefit ACES North America and their education and community development projects in the Dominican Republic. For more information, visit www.pajamafactory.net/aces-yard-sale

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