Discover Lehigh Valley: Featured Events in June

Discover Lehigh Valley

12th Annual Southside Film Festival

It all starts at 6pm on Tuesday, June 9th at the Portuguese-American Club, located at 337 Brodhead Ave. Catered food, entertainment, and a cash bar will be there for all to enjoy. The party goes ’til 7:30pm and the opening night movie, being screened at Broughal Middle School, begins at 8pm. $10 gets you access to the party and the opening night movie.

The SouthSide Film Institute is proud to present Arctic Alchemy, Discoveries of the Red Hand as the opening night film for their 12th annual SouthSide Film Festival.

The documentary film, directed by SSFF alumni filmmakers Nastia Tarasova and Irina Shatalova, follows award-winning beer historian Christopher Bowen, of Bethlehem, in his quest to reproduce a historical beer in the Canadian Arctic. Bowen, who co-produced the film with Fegley’s Brew Works, win the 2012 World Beer Championships in Chicago, Ill; a gold medal at the 2013 Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Co; and a bronze medal at the 2011 Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Co with the beer,

In the film, shot in Pennsylvania, New York, and Canada, Bowen embarks from Bethlehem to the Canadian Arctic on a 2,000 mile journey to recreate Allsopp’s Arctic Ale. The beer was first commissioned by Queen Victoria to supply an 1852 Arctic expedition led by Sir Edward Belcher, whose mission was to discover the fate of an earlier expedition. That ill-fated 1845 expedition, led by Sir John Franklin, was to explore the Northwest Passage, a sea route through the Arctic Ocean.

In 1852, four of Belcher’s five ships were trapped in ice and the expedition returned to England in disgrace. One of the abandoned ships, the HMS Resolute, broke free of the ice and drifted into the path of an American whaling vessel, which towed it back to London Conn., where it was restored in the Brooklyn shipyards. The ship was eventually returned to the British as a gift and served the Royal Navy a dozen more years before being decommissioned. Beams from this ship were turned into several desks: One went to Buckingham Palace another to the Oval Office.

The SouthSide Film Festival is ecstatic to bring this long-awaited and local film to Bowen’s hometown crowd for the U.S. premiere.

9th Annual Red Show

Every day from Mar. 20 – Jun. 30, 2015 (All Day)

The Red Show features a wide variety of two- and three- dimensional works created by the visual artists who have their studios on the third floor of the Banana Factory. Artists included in the show are painter, mural artist and printmaker Trisha Mae Samuel; stained glass artist Octavio Pena; painters Erin Anderson, Andrew Kish III and David Sommers; photographer Bruce J. Ward; mixed media artist Valerie Breaux Haaf; and jewelry maker Kevin Herbst Haaf. Also taking part in the exhibit are mosaic artist Kim Hogan, sculptors Virginia Abbott and Khalil Allaik; and painter and fashion designer Lara Bly Allaik.
The opening reception for the Red Show is March 20, 6-9 p.m. The event, which is free and open to the public, includes light refreshments, food and opportunities to meet the artists. For more information, call 610-332-1300 or visit

Summer Bash Family Fun Fest

Join Olaf and his friends at Summer Bash Family Fun Festival running weekends June 6th through August!!! Spend the day singing and dancing with Anna and Elsa, bouncing on bounce houses, having water balloon fun and so many more activities you’ll wonder where the day went!! While you’re here start a war with your friends at Ballistic Battle Zone our new inside Nerf arena. It’s all waiting for you at Country Junction’s Event Center…
the best place for great family FUN!!!

6565 Interchange Rd.
Lehighton, PA 18235
Every Weekend Summer Bash
June 6th thru August 30th • 11am – 4pm
This Is Your Destination For Family Fun. Join Us For Our Three Major Seasonal Events. The Great POCONO PUMPKIN Festival • SANTA’S WINTERFEST • easterEGG•STRAVAGANZA

Hayride • Dorothy’s 3-D Explosion • Anna’s Frozen Bounce House • Elsa’s Freezin’ Funland • Frozen Sing-A-Longs • Pirateship Adventure • Bounce Houses • Big Foot’s Adventure • Bumper Buddies Activities • Sports Center • Water Wars • Extreme Bowling • Games & Dance Parties • Elsa Meet & Greet • Sing-a-longs

$10 Kids Funband

3 to 12 yrs. old

Add Ons: Ballistic Battle Zone, Combat Cafe, Paintball, Pan for Gems, Face Painting

Exhibit: Let’s Powwow! Native American Dance Regalia, Customs, and Tradition

Every day from Apr. 12 – Sep. 6, 2015 (10:00 am – 4:00 pm)

Discover the vibrant world of American Indian dance at “Let’s Powwow! Native American Dance Regalia, Customs, and Tradition,” a new exhibit at the Museum of Indian Culture in Allentown opening on Sunday, April 12, 2015, and running until Sunday, September 6, 2015. The exhibit explores the history of American Indian powwows and social dancing through the display of handmade dance clothing, or regalia, made by tribal dancers from throughout North America.

Visitors can trace the history of American Indian dance regalia—one of the most underappreciated art forms in America. Discover how trade and culture change has transformed this clothing over the past 200 years, and learn the importance of the powwow and how dance and dance regalia continue to help preserve tradition, foster innovation, and bring American Indian families together today. Visitors can also learn about the intensity of today’s American Indian competition dancing.

The history of the powwow and dance is presented through handmade items, including a Seneca men’s traditional fully beaded regalia, Cheyenne Men’s Fancy Dance regalia with U.S. Marine Corp design, Oneida Smoke Dance regalia, Grass Dance regalia, a Jingle Dress, and much more. The exhibit also features a powwow drum owned by Bart Cartwright, Delaware.

Museum hours are Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and children 12-17, and children under 12 are free.

For more information, please contact the Museum:
Museum of Indian Culture
2825 Fish Hatchery Road
Allentown, PA 18103
Phone: 610-797-2121
Email: gro.erutlucnaidnifomuesum@ofni

Mission: The Museum of Indian Culture is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to presenting, preserving, and perpetuating the history and cultural heritage of the Northeastern Woodland Indians and other American Indian tribes.

Eras of Elegance, 1750 to1920’s

 Sundays 12-4pm

You are cordially invited to relive the glamour of the Lehigh Valley’s past at the Sigal Museum’s exhibit, Eras of Elegance, 1750-1920’s. An exquisite exhibit featuring over 35 gowns and additional accessories from the permanent collection of the Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society spanning from the colonial era to the Roaring 20’s. This exhibit is included in museum admission: Adult: $7, age 3 – 12: $5. This exhibit will run until Fall 2015.

Lehigh Laxfest 2015

Every day from Jun. 12 – Jun. 14, 2015 (All Day)

Laxfest will welcome more than 220 Teams and 5,500 players to Lehigh University Bethlehem.

Camp JCC in Center Valley
June 22nd – August 14th, 2015

Camp JCC is an 8 week day camp that runs Monday through Friday June 22nd to August 14th. The campsite is located on a spacious 55-acre property in Center Valley, PA complete with sports fields, ropes courses, hiking trails, outdoor pool with water slides, art barn, pavilions, and more! Here at Camp JCC, campers participate in daily activities in all areas of athletics, arts, aquatics, and outdoor adventure.

Entering 10th grade? Check out our Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Program. The CIT Program is open to rising 10th graders who have an interest in working with children and improving their leadership skills.

New this summer!
Adventurers Travel Camp (Grades 7th-9th)
Half-Day Program for younger campers

Give us a call at 610-435-3571 for more information!