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  • BHDA Survey

    BHDA Survey

    BHDA Values Your Opinion and Here’s a New Link The BHDA is always looking for ways to provide more connections between neighbors. We are hoping to update our email lists and create a neighborhood directory using this google form.  Kindly click the link to participate. Your input is greatly appreciated.

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  • Annual Meeting: 02/04/2024 5:30-7:30PM,  424 Center St (former Unitarian Church)

    Annual Meeting: 02/04/2024 5:30-7:30PM, 424 Center St (former Unitarian Church)

    Sunday, February 4, 2024 424 Center St – Home of Mike and Molly 5:30-7:30PM BHDA Annual General Meeting. Open to all members of the BHDA. Neighbors who are interested in socializing and learning more about the BHDA are also welcome. Join or renew your membership! Please join us for a brief business meeting with time…

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  • Luminaria Night December 9, 2023

    The 26 th Annual Luminaria Night will take place on December 9, 2023.Luminaria Night is a beautiful and enchanted evening when all the homesin our neighborhood line the streets with luminaria – white paper bagswith lit candles. All Luminaria Night proceeds benefit New Bethany in Bethlehem. Since1985, New Bethany has impacted over 140,000 lives by…

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  • THE BHDA NEIGHBORHOOD YARD SALE IS BACK!!! SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th, 8AM – 1PM.  Click link for map.

    THE BHDA NEIGHBORHOOD YARD SALE IS BACK!!! SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th, 8AM – 1PM. Click link for map.

    The BHDA Neighborhood Yard Sale is tomorrow Saturday, September 16 from 8:00am – 1:00pm (Rain date Sunday, the 17).  54 Households! Download the map of addresses and guide here BHDA 2023-YardSaleMap.pdf Why we like the Sidewalk Sale: Sandy and I participated in our first sidewalk sale in 2005 and we’ve signed up every year since.…

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  • Burnside You Point, We Pick

    Burnside You Point, We Pick

    You Point, We Pick at Burnside Colonial Garden! The Colonial Garden at Burnside Plantation will soon is bursting with organically grown vegetables, herbs, and flowers now available to all visitors! You can point out something you’d like to take home, and our volunteers will pick it for you in exchange for a donation (cash only)…

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  • Musikfest Parking Permit

    Musikfest Parking Permit

    The City of Bethlehem has allowed BHDA to close High Street from Market to Wall Streets. Only cars with permits may park in that area during the festival. Click here for the Parking Permit Application. The deadline to get this application to her is August 1

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  • Winners 2022 Holiday Decorating Contest

    Winners 2022 Holiday Decorating Contest

    Congratulations to our four winners and many thanks to all of our neighbors who participated in the 2022 Holiday Decorating Contest. Also a special thanks to this year’s judges Stephen Zieniewicz, SVP of LVHN & President of Cedar Crest Hospital and his wife, Dr. Linda Hipps. Lastly, much appreciation to Dayna Plocus for organizing and […]

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  • Holiday Social

    Holiday Social

    BHDA hOLIDAY SOCIAL December 11, 2022 4pm – 6pm

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  • Spring Social

    Spring Social

    Spring Social ❈ Sunday, May 7, 2023 4 through 6PM 37 E. Church StGet social this spring at the May BHDA event held in the garden of Annette von Watzdorf. Please bring a simple hors d’oeuvre or snack along with your beverage of choice. Extra beverages are welcomed. RSVP The Garden at 37 E. Church…

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  • Holiday Decorating Contest from 2020- Click to see the winners

    Holiday Decorating Contest from 2020- Click to see the winners

      We had some fun, decorating the Neighborhood on Saturday, December 12, 2020 The contest was open to all residents of Bethlehem’s Historic District. Although all of the decorations were wonderful, the judges have selected the following winners: Best Door Decoration: 425 Center StreetBest Planters/Urns: 27 E. Church Street Most Elegant: 438 High Street Most…

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  • Historic Bethlehem Antique Treasure Show

    Historic Bethlehem Antique Treasure Show

    Curious about the carnival glass vase you got from your great Aunt? How about the cast iron firetruck you found in your basement? Mysteries no more! Unravel the mystery with our team of expert appraisers at the Antique Treasure Show, presented by Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites (HBMS).On October 8, from 12:00 – 3:00 PM,…

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  • Candles in Windows

    Candles in Windows

    TRADITIONAL WHITE LIGHTS AND CANDLES IN THE WINDOWS For those that have lived in the Historic District for the holiday season, you are aware that residents decorate their homes with white lights and candles in the windows. For those new to the neighborhood, the tradition of candles in the windows goes back to a cold Christmas…

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  • Bees in Your Garden

    Bees in Your Garden

    by Sheri Murphy Plant a garden and they will come—honey bees, bumble bees, and solitary bees. All bees are pollinators. Unfortunately, their numbers have decreased in recent years due to Colony Collapse Disorder, habitat loss, pollution, pesticides, and climate change. Honeybees and bumblebees live in colonies. Honeybees may live in hives but can be found…

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  • The Single Sisters’ House

    by LoriAnn Wukitsch The next time you walk down Church Street just before Main, take time to look at your surroundings. You will see historic clapboard and stone buildings – all in the same Colonial Germanic style of architecture constructed by the Moravians between 1741 and 1772. These are the finest examples of this architectural…

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  • Window Candles

    Window Candles

    For those that have lived in the Historic District for the holiday season, you are aware that residents decorate their homes with candles in the window, and outside decorations that are enhanced with white lights. For those new to the neighborhood, this tradition of candles in the window goes back to a cold Christmas Eve…

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