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Bryn Mawr Day: A Family Affair


This year’s Main Line family-fun event promises even more fun, food and activities than previous years.

Bryn Mawr Day is back with a dazzling array of entertainment, activities and food guaranteed to please everyone. The celebration will be held, rain or shine, on Saturday, Sept. 12, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the giant parking lot across from Luddington Library, at the corner of Lancaster and Bryn Mawr Avenues. This year’s giant party is expected to draw crowds from Bryn Mawr and surrounding neighborhoods, surpassing last year with several thousand people stopping by at various times throughout the five-hour event.

The eclectic combination of music, history tours, fire truck rides, restaurants, circus performances and live petting zoo and pony rides creates the ultimate day of fun, food and music. Enjoy the five-hour live performances by local and professional talent, with a repeat performance by Elise Dadourian with music from her new CD “Gold Brick Road.”  Local organizations and businesses sponsor fun and entertaining intergenerational activities and are highlighted by interactive games and prizes for young and old. 

“A Taste of Bryn Mawr” is exemplified by a diverse array of restaurants and merchants offering Bryn Mawr’s finest and most popular foods. This year, Bryn Mawr Day has attracted more food vendors than in previous years offering a wide-array of samples. The Bryn Mawr Day Stage features special performances beginning at 9 a.m. Featured talent includes: Bryn Mawr’s own Elise Dadourian with the Dan May Band, Willson Vocal Academy, Blues Uprising, Shipley Singers and Baldwin B-Flats. 

“Give and Take” Little Circus” features clowns, jugglers, and aerial aerobic acts joined with a traveling zoo with pony rides. Fire truck rides and history tours, that are repeated throughout the morning and afternoon, and the farmer’s market, with extensive specialty, one-of-a-kind treats, makes it a wonderful day to share with family, neighbors and friends. Throughout the day, kids will enjoy face-painting and balloon artists. Presenting sponsors for Bryn Mawr Day include: The Camera Shop of Bryn Mawr, Bryn Mawr Trust, The Addis Group, Bryn Mawr Medical Specialist, Main Line Today, and The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Michelle Bogosian, Bryn Mawr Day chairperson and vice president of The Camera Shop of Bryn Mawr, is enthusiastic as she continues in her third year organizing the event. “We are extremely gratified to create an event that invigorates the spirit and solidarity of Bryn Mawr. This year’s event promises to exceed both turnout and participation from last year due to our overwhelming success. We are proud that people now put Bryn Mawr Day on their calendars, and eagerly look forward to bringing family members together for a day of fun, food, and laughter.” 

For further information, please visit www.brynmawrday.com.