Food does more than satisfy waiting palates . It brings people together. It creates
atmosphere. It enhances celebrations. It honors heritage with traditional dishes, as well
as looks to the future with fantastic fusion fare.
From the hyper-focused to the well-rounded—from arts to engineering—education opens the door to possibility. Luckily for us, Bethlehem offers learning opportunities for all, regardless of age, interest, or experience.
The arts are alive and well in Bethlehem. With eclectic names and creative missions, places like The Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University, Touchstone Theatre, Godfrey Daniels, ArtsQuest, The Southside Film Festival, The Banana Factory, The IceHouse, and Mock Turtle Marionette Theatre (to name more than a few) are prime examples. Visual art, music, theater, dance, and film happen
When you walk around the campus of Sands Bethlehem, the thought of seeing art might not be front of mind. But when you look deeper, it’s there, and it’s spectacular. A record of history that could easily be shown in a museum, the halls of the resort are like walking back in time, right through the pens and pencils of the engineers who built Bethlehem Steel.
There’s hardly enough room on this page to describe all that John Saraceno has done for the South Side of Bethlehem. From opening his graphic design business there in the 1980s, he saw a vision of what the South Side could be. A month later, John helped spearhead the South Side Merchants Association and he hasn’t looked back since. He’s a fundraising, community organizing,
Fresh Face: Bethlehem House Contemporary Art Gallery
There’s a beautiful new gallery on Main Street. Filled with color, design, and art from all over the Lehigh Valley, the Bethlehem House Contemporary Art Gallery is the state of art in Downtown Bethlehem. Director and Curator Ward Van Haute’s theater and film background brings a unique perspective to the gallery atmosphere. His experience working on set decoration and in art
Main Street is welcoming another jewel. JewelWerks is now open for business, and with the tagline “ADORN. CREATE. ILLUMINATE.” this fresh gem of a jewelry store is like no other. Director of Sales and Marketing Kate Mancini explains, “We’re passionate about helping people find their style,” she says. “The word ‘ADORN’ helps to bring that out in them by embellishing their look with
Mmm. Chocolate. Catch Brian Tallarico in his store on East 3rd Street, and you’ll be hard pressed to leave without a selection of yummy treats. But how did this chocolatier/jeweler/metalsmith/artist/musician and all around creative entrepreneur end up knee deep in sweetness? Skip back many moons. Brian grew up with adventure and imagination ever present, around the river and forest