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Glen Foerd hosts Third Thursday Summer Solstice Celebration


Glen Foerd kicks off the official start of summer at its Third Thursday Summer Solstice Celebration with a free evening filled with music, food, art, and community spirit from 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 20.

The summer solstice, marking the longest day of the year, provides the perfect backdrop for an evening of entertainment and fun. Highlights of the June Third Thursday event at Glen Foerd, located just outside Bucks County at 5001 Grant Ave., Philadelphia, include:

•Live music by Philadelphia-based multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Moustapha Noumbissi. Born in Belgium to Cameroonian parents, Noumbissi grew up a participant of many musical traditions, including West African drumming, American pop, R&B, soul, and choral music.

•Food and beverages, available for purchase. The featured food vendor will be The Clean Plate Club Food Truck.

•Family-friendly activities, including interactive games and lawn games, and an arts and crafts station. A solstice craft activity is planned.

•A Solstice Bonfire in honor of the summer solstice. There will be a demonstration on how to start a campfire, followed by a seasonally inspired craft. Guests will also be guided in creating summer intentions, which will be thrown into the solstice fire as a symbolic promise. Glen Foerd’s environmental staff will provide marshmallows for roasting, but attendees must bring their own chocolate and graham crackers to make s’mores. The bonfire will be located in a clearing on the southeast corner of the grounds overlooking the Delaware River.

Attendees can roam Glen Foerd’s grounds, and explore its Gilded Age mansion, which will be open for free self-guided tours.

The public is invited to bring blankets or chairs, or find a seat at a round table on the lawn on a first-come, first-served basis.

Donations are appreciated but not required, and attendees are asked to register in advance by visiting Glen Foerd’s events page at

The next Third Thursday at Glen Foerd event will be held on July 18. Visit, or call 215-632-5330 for information.

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