York, PA, well-known for its local artistic scene, hosts "Second Saturday on the Square" as a celebration of the arts each second Saturday of the month (May through October). York's artistic community partnering with the local organization, Downtown Inc., showcases local musicians, artists, and performers. York residents and visitors are invited to gather at Continental Square for this free, community-wide event.
The York, PA art district is lively and energetic and something the community supports and celebrates. The next Second Saturday will be held on September 13 form 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Performances include music by the American Hollar Old Time Trio, music and entertainment from the Lone Wolf Project, and the beatboxing sounds of JZizz. Face painters for the kids and caricature artists will be on-site for the entire family to enjoy.
Continental Square, located at the intersection of Market Street and George Street, is the chosen location for the Second Saturday celebrations. The site location was not just one of convenience. The members of Downtown Inc. thought that the Square was not being used as the community gathering place that it once was.
While the Olde York Street Fair has been held in Continental Square for decades, it needed more activity and interaction, and the Second Saturday celebrations were just the ticket. Downtown Inc. hopes that the community will see the Square in a new light and stop to enjoy what it has to offer rather than passing through it.
Reclaim Continental Square, an initiative driven by the York County Community Foundation, is also working hard to revamp the appearance of Continental Square and plans that are being considered include lighting historic buildings, movable seating areas and interactive water features to unify the space and create an inviting gathering place.
Downtown Inc., located at 16 North George Street, is a joint venture between the York Business Improvement District and Main Street York, a nonprofit organization. More than 125 volunteers work under the guidance of 11 board members and 4 full-time employees to foster reinvestment into downtown York. Their mission is to preserve the 300-year-old history of the town while keeping York PA modern, urban, and business friendly.
The annual action plan developed by Downtown Inc. addresses economic issues such as business recruitment and parking improvement, the appearance of the town including parks and holiday decor, marketing initiatives to promote local businesses, and public safety concerns. They also hold a number of events such as York City Boutique Week and the Walking Tour programs.
The leadership of Downtown Inc. combined with a community of dedicated volunteers gives York, PA the distinct energy and vitality that makes it such a great place to call home. Contact Homesale Realty to find homes for sale in York, PA.