TEDxWilliamsport – Speaker, Performers, and Event Staff Search

We are excited to be hosting a TEDxWilliamsport in April 2019. This will be a full-day event, and the theme is “21st Century Communities.” Our goal is to bring together bright minds who will give talks that are idea-focused and on a wide range of subjects to foster learning, inspiration, and wonder – as well as provoke conversations that matter.

We are seeking speakers, performers, and event staff.  We also need mentors to support our speakers.  All positions are volunteer.  If you plan on presenting, our selection committee will reach out to schedule your audition once your application has been received.  The application timeline is below:

  • Application Deadline: January 25th, 2019
  • Auditions:  Saturday, Feb. 2nd from 12-2pm & Wednesday, Feb 6th from 6-8pm
  • Dress Rehearsal: April 5th, 2019 (5-10pm)
  • TEDxWilliamsport: April 6th, 2019

To apply, please click on the link below:

TEDxWilliamsport Application

Drag Bingo, a fundraising event for AIDS Resource, Friday, 2/8 in the Community Room

AIDS Resource, Inc., a community-based organization with offices in Williamsport and State College, announces a Drag Bingo Benefit at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, February 8, 2019 at the Pajama Factory Community Room, 1307 Park Avenue, Williamsport.

Advance tickets by credit card are $20 for 10 games by calling 570-322-8448 followed by option 1 then, ext. 10. or you may also email lizfink@aidsresource.com.  Tickets are $22 at the door.  The evening will feature prizes, 50/50 raffle, light snacks, and is BYOB.  Laurel Charleston, a State College based entertainer, will perform for the event.  All proceeds benefit the valuable programs of AIDS Resource.

Tickets are on sale NOW for the 7th Annual Blues Bash!

Our 7th Annual Blues Bash in on Sunday, December 30th!

Dance the night away with America’s oldest touring blues band the Nighthawks and Miss Melanie & the Valley Rats from State College.  Along with local legends Stacia Abernatha & Gabe Stillman, plus an Eric Clapton Tribute with Sean Farley and David Lynn.  Bulllfrog Brewery will be serving a selection of beers and ciders while Real Taste Food Truck will be on hand for some delicious Mexican street food.

Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door and are available for purchase at Franco’s Lounge, Way Cool Beans in the Pajama Factory, K&S Music, and Robert M. Sides.  $40 VIP reserved seating and VIP Table reservations are available online.  

Celebrate New Year’s Eve EVE the right way with us the Pajama Factory!

To learn more about this event and the bands that will be performing, visit www.pajamafactory.net/BluesBash.

Solstice Ceremony, Living In Unity – Dec. 21st at 6:30pm

Living In Unity Solstice Ceremony

The time is NOW!, to proclaim unity as our way of life. Join us, as we celebrate our choice to live in unity at this auspicious time of the winter’s Solstice, through ceremony and dance.

We can choose to consciously release our barriers we still hold in separation of any man, woman or child and we can choose to love, honor and respect all of life. We cannot experience unity until we decide to live it, in our daily lives. This event crosses all barriers of culture, sex and religion. Please extend this invitation far and wide.

We will have an altar prepared for everyone to bring something to add to it, in reverence to you, humanity, your higher self and source. You will take your item home with, energized by our celebration. We will have a ceremony held in a circle where we all participate.The ceremony will be facilitated by Angela Miele. We will break with some time for conversation and refreshments. There will be non-alcoholic drinks available and we ask if you feel inclined to, bring a snack to share. We will have an ecstatic dance led by Annelise Latini of Clear Sphere Yoga. She will lead you into the free flowing movements of your own heart, it is a true expression of your joy and gratitude. This will be followed by a free form dance party. 

$15 tickets, pre-registration recommended

Thank you for attending our 9th Annual Holiday Market

A huge thank you to all who attended our 9th Annual Holiday Market!  By all accounts, it was a lovely day – full of music, food, flavorful beverages, carolers, and of course – shopping!  And our sincere gratitude to all of our vendors, tenants, staff, and volunteers – without you, this event would not be possible.  We wish you all a safe and merry holiday season!

Until next year…

 

 

Grand Opening for Courage & Companionship Grooming & Pet Services!

We wanted to take a moment to share the Grand Opening for one our newest tenants, Courage & Companionship Grooming & Pet Services, stop by tomorrow, Sat 12/1, between 9am-5pm to visit the shop, meet the staff, & bring your dog for a free nail trim with a donation of a bath towel!

If you’re wanting to schedule your dog for their spa day before Christmas, call/message them today to schedule an appointment!  Doors are open 9am-5pm, but evening appointments can be requested, as well as early drop offs!

Located on the Memorial Avenue side of the Pajama Factory with a big teal door!

The 9th Annual Holiday Market is back and better than ever.

The 9th Annual Holiday Market is back and better than ever. This holiday tradition is more than just a way to get your holiday shopping done – it’s an experience!

Williamsport, PA, November 27th, 2018 – The 9th Annual Holiday Market is back and better than ever before. With open artist studios, chances to win factory-made prizes, live music, special art exhibitions and demos, you’ll be able to check everyone off your Christmas list and have a wonderful time doing it.

NEW this year! We have 3 different, large market venues for patrons to shop from: our Community Room located on the ground-level next to the Cemetery Street parking lot, the Billtown Bazaar venue, located on the ground-level at the Rose Street entrance, and Clearstory located on the 2nd floor of building 6 through our Courtyard entrance. These venues will host over 70 local artisans, craftsmen, and small businesses! Food trucks will be onsite, and Bullfrog Brewery will be serving a selection of their finest brews in the Community Room, while Bastress Mountain Winery & Mountain Top Distillery will be providing $5 wine, sangria, and samples in the Clearstory.

For a second year, we will be partnering with the local Salvation Army. They will be ringing the bell at each of our main entrances, and will not only provide for a good cause, but will also serve as a lovely, welcoming sound to direct guests into the Factory. Joining us for the first time will be the Williamsport Civic Chorus who will be caroling around the 3 main venues while flutist, Jennifer Johnson, will be playing selections from her brand new album, A Christmas Allelujah, https://www.breathofpraise.com.

“We are also bringing back our popular studio passport (and homage to Duboistown), Candy Cane Lane,” said Event Coordinator, Danielle Velkoff. Guests can pick up a pass from any participating studio or market venue and will need to collect enough stamps from each of the different, open studios for a chance to win factory-made donations and prizes valued at over $100. “This is a great way to meet the tenants and see what it is we do here. Keep the gifts for yourself or give them away as gifts to others! You’ll learn how to navigate the building and have fun doing it. Don’t forget to stop at our 3rd floor to check out our new studio construction and visit Santa’s village.

The 9th Annual Holiday Market is located at 1307 Park Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701, and will take place 2nd Saturday, December 8th from 11am-4pm. Free admission and family friendly. For more information and to see our list of 70+ vendors, please visit www.pajamafactory.net/HolidayMarket or email events@pajamafactory.net.

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About the Pajama Factory: The Pajama Factory is a community of artists, entrepreneurs, and local businesses who come together to build off of each other’s strengths and dreams in order to create something bigger than themselves. The Pajama Factory is a proud member of the Williamsport Lycoming Chamber of Commerce and Williamsport Business Association and is located at 1307 Park Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Contact: Danielle Velkoff, Event Coordinator (570) 980-1452, events@pajamafactory.net

9th Annual Holiday Market is back and offering more than ever before!

Our 9th annual Holiday Market is happening Saturday, December 8 from 11am-4pm! Shop local this season with 70+ vendors throughout our 3 market venues, PLUS open studios, live music, food, chances to win factory-made prizes, artist exhibitions, and more!  Follow us @PajamaFactory to learn all that we will have happening this year!

For a list of all of our 2018 Holiday Market Vendors, visit the link below:

www.pajamafactory.net/holidaymarket