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Celebrate Lansdowne’s 125th Anniversary!


June 1-8, 2018

In June 1893, local business leaders petitioned the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for permission to incorporate. Permission was granted, and Lansdowne was born. A century and a quarter later, we will commence celebration of that historic time in our history. In honor of this milestone, we have planned a plethora of special events to celebrate.

Show & Tell

Friday, June 1
Join the UAA for refreshments at the Celebration Kick-Off! View historic items from our conception to the present – including past UAA fireworks and 4th of July parades that date all the way back to 1904! Event is free and open to all ages! 7:00 – 10:00 PM at the 20*20 House, 20 Lansdowne Court.

Set It Off

Saturday, June 2
Matt Schultz, our resident historian, will be at the 20*20 House to kick off a month long display of historical artifacts denoting Lansdowne’s history through the years. Event is free and open to all ages! 4:00 – 6:00 PM at the 20*20 House, 20 Lansdowne Court.

Within a Square Mile: Lansdowne at 125

Saturday, June 2
This exhibit is curated by local resident Matt Schultz and draws on his personal collection of historic photographs, trophies, uniforms and other Lansdowne-related materials collected over 40 years. The show will run through June 30, open Saturdays and Sundays, Noon – 4:00 PM at the 20*20 House, 20 Lansdowne Court.


Monday, June 4
The Lansdowne Library will be hosting a viewing of Holmes followed by a cinematic discussion in the Bany Room at the Lansdowne Library.
Event is free and open to all ages! 6:00 PM at the Lansdowne Library, 55 S. Lansdowne Avenue.

Ice Cream Social

Thursday, June 7
125 years ago to the day a borough was born: Lansdowne! Join us at the Lansdowne Landing (30 N. Lansdowne Avenue) for an ice cream social. DJ Joe Foley will spin the records while we enjoy yummy ice cream from our favorite ice cream maker – The Icery, 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Rain location: The Lansdowne Theater

Let’s Sing

Friday, June 8
Movie Night in the Park kicks off the 2018 season with Sing! Join us at 6PM for karaoke, free cotton candy & popcorn. Bring along a picnic dinner and relax with your family and neighbors. Sing! Begins at 8:30 PM. 125th anniversary swag will be available for sale (cash only): snuggly sweatshirts, pilsner glasses, coffee mugs, car magnets, picnic blankets, and Frisbees! Event is free and open to all ages! 6:00 – 10:00 PM at Interboro Park, 126 Bartram Ave.

It’s a Family Affair

Saturday, June 9
Our local Boy Scout Troop & the Lansdowne Presbyterian Church invite you all to a delicious pancake breakfast – it’s the most important meal of the day after all!
8:30AM – 11 AM, Lansdowne Presbyterian Church, 140 N. Lansdowne Ave

After a proper start to the day – the Lansdowne Boys & Girls Club challenges you to a Kick Ball Tournament at Hoffman Park.
Sign up deadline is May 19th. For more details visit the Lansdowne Boys & Girls Club Facebook Page or click the link below, 1-4 PM, Hoffman Park, 34 Scottdale Rd

And after the reigning team has been crowned, finish off the day at the 125th Anniversary Night Market. There will be food trucks mixed with local restaurant booths and a Beer Garden from 7-10 PM hosted by the Historic Lansdowne Theater Corporation. 125th anniversary swag will be available for sale (cash only): snuggly sweatshirts, Pilsner Glasses, coffee mugs, car magnets. 6-11 PM, Lansdowne Municipal Parking Lot

Let’s Walk & Talk History

Sunday, June 10
Take a walk through the town with former Mayor Jayne Young and hear all about our lovely town. Meet at Borough Hall. Finish at the 20*20 House for a viewing of the 125th Anniversary Show on display for the month of June. For those in attendance take your ticket to one of the participating Lansdowne restaurants for a 125th Anniversary special.
Event is free and open to all ages, tickets will be handed out at the beginning of the tour. 10 AM and 3 PM; Lansdowne Borough Hall, 12 E. Baltimore Ave

Potluck Picnic in Hoffman Park

Tuesday, June 12
The Lansdowne Business and Professional Association will be dining under the gazebo at Hoffman Park, 34 Scottdale Road, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, at what has become a popular event prior to their summer break. LBPA will provide chicken, hot dogs and drinks but we’re asking members/attendees to bring a dish to share. Meetings are open to the public, so feel free to invite other businesses and local residents to join.

Who Dunnit?

Friday, June 15
Sherlock Holmes and the Floral Faux Pas can’t wait to join wits with you at the Lansdowne Library at 7 PM on June 15th. Will great minds think alike or will you not see it coming.
NOTE: pre-registration is required for this event. 7 PM, Lansdowne Library, 55 S. Lansdowne Library

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