Ah, Lovely October

Ah, lovely October. The trees become works of art in their changing colors. We embrace ourselves with warm sweaters, hot cider and donuts. Some of us had a great time at the Octoberfest at Steelstacks last two weeks.


Harvestfest happened in the Historic district last Saturday, and another Fall Festival will take place this Saturday in the Four Blocks International (see map here) If you’re interested in volunteering for a few hours this Saturday, please call Mark Atkinson of Bethlehem Parks and Rec at 610-997-7971.



As we near the end of the Hispanic Heritage month (ends Oct 15th), the Spanish Club hosts the closing ceremony: “Latinopalooza” on October 14th at 7pm in Lamberton Hall. Denise Frohman,  spoken word artist will perform as part of the entire event. Check her out on this video:

Continuing the overlapping celebrations of German Harvest traditions, the Lehigh University Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates German culture with a program dedicated to masterworks of German composers.

Here’s a quick video from conductor, Eugene Albulescu to tell you more about the music:

Lehigh University has special musical ensembles that offer opportunities for students of all academic disciplines, not just music majors. Orchestra, Jazz ensembles and Choral Arts also welcomes members of Lehigh’s staff and faculty, and local citizens to make music together. The rehearsals and performances are truly community bonding experiences.

Share old and new traditions in a cornucopia of cultural heritage this week.