Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Bike Sharing in Winston-Salem!

Did you know Winston-Salem now has bike sharing stations?  With eight locations in the city, it's easy to pick up or drop off a bike. Most locations are downtown, with two peripheral sites available.

Bike Share station across from AFAS at 7th and Liberty

There are two options for membership; bikes can be rented hourly or you can buy an annual membership.  Hourly rental is $3/hour (up to $24/ride) or annual membership is $30/year with trips under one hour free (after one hour rental fee is $3/hour).  Each station has posted instructions.  Access to the bicycles is granted through the Zagster app, or you can gain access by text.

After you've joined, you can follow the simple instructions posted on each bike.  First, you find your bike's number (located on the rear) and enter it into the Zagster app to get a unique unlock code.  Next, enter the unlock code into the on-bike keypad, and after the ring lock opens, you can remove the docking cable from the side of the ring lock.

So, what kind of bike are you riding?  This 7 gear cruiser has an adjustable seat height to fit most adult riders.  For safety, each bike has automatic front and rear lights.  Each bicycle also has a convenient basket attached.  Bring your own helmet.

Bikes can be picked up and dropped off 24/7.  They do not have to be dropped off at the same station from which it was picked up.  Current rental stations include: Arts District (7th and Liberty, across from AFAS), the Convention Center (5th and Cherry), the Theater District (across the street from Foothills), 4th and Trade, 4th and Liberty, Bailey Park (4th and Patterson), Gateway Bike (by the YWCA), and Salem Lake.

Winston-Salem is a great fit for bike sharing.  With eleven current greenways (and two more in the planning stages), it's easy to see why our city was selected to be a part of bike sharing!

You can also download the city's bike routes here.

For more information about Zagster bike sharing, check out their website.

By Jessica Thomas Lewis

Monday, July 10, 2017

The Big Chill Ice Cream Festival 2017

 Ice Cream Festival at Grace Court

 The Big Chill is taking place Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Grace Park in Winston-Salem, between 3-6pm.  This event, presented by The Shalom Project, will have live music, ice cream tasting, and a kids fun area.  

Ice cream will be homemade by community organizations!  

Admission is $3 each or $10 for a family unit, with all proceeds benefitting the programs of the Shalom Project.  The Shalom Project has a medical clinic and pharmacy, clothing closet, food pantry, and welcome table that serves free, hot meals to those that are hungy.  

Tickets can be purchased here.  

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By Jessica Thomas Lewis

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Our Secret Spot for Fireworks!

By Jessica Thomas Lewis

What's your "secret spot" to watch fireworks on the 4th of July? 

We like to go to Kernersville! 4th of July Park is a great place to hang out with the kids... bring a picnic and play in the park until the fireworks start! 

You can walk over to the school, where there's live music starting at 5:30. 

There's a good view of the fireworks from behind the school, you're a bit away from the crowds and if you get there early enough you'll beat most of the traffic by exiting from the park entrance.

Where do you like to go? 

We have these local listings on our calendar!

1:00pm – 8:00pm Fun Fourth Street Festival - Downtown Greensboro Greensboro

5:30pm – 10:00pm Kernersville 4th of July Fireworks - Kernersville Elementary School, 512 W Mountain St, Kernersville

6:00pm – 10:00pm Independence Day Celebration - July 4, 2017 - Town of Lewisville Lewisville, North Carolina 

 7:30pm – 9:00pm Salem Band Stars & Stripes Concert (Patriotic) - Salem Square, Old Salem Winston-Salem

7:30pm – 9:00pm MUSEP Fun 4th Fireworks Pops Concert: Greensboro Concert Band - First National Bank Field, 408 Bellemeade St, Greensboro, NC 27401, USA

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Celebrate Moravian Heritage with Music Festival in Winston-Salem NC

Please join Moravian brothers and sisters from across the United States and from around the world as they share their love of music and hard work of preparation during the week-long Moravian Music Festival in Winston-Salem, July 23 – 29, 2017. All concerts are preceded by a band prelude, and are free and open to the public and are sponsored by the Moravian Music Foundation.
The week begins with a lovefeast at Home Moravian Church, 529 S. Church St., Winston-Salem, NC. The following concert on Monday, July 24, 7:30 p.m., Trinity Moravian Church, 220 E Sprague St, Winston-Salem, NC, is a program of vocal solos, duets, and other small ensembles; Loveliest Immanuel: An Elegant Evening
Tuesday, July 25, 7:30 p.m., Salem Band performs on Salem Square, Salem’s Shining Stars: Best of the Salem Band.
Joining Our Voices: Anthem Sing with the Moramus Chorale, Wednesday, July 26, 7:30 p.m., Home Moravian Church.
On Thursday, July 27, 7:30 p.m., Calvary Moravian Church will host the Festival Band and Chamber Ensembles Concert, in the sanctuary, 600 Holly Ave NW, Winston-Salem, NC; Home Moravian Church will present the Festival Children’s Choir in concert on Friday, July 28, 2:00 p.m.
Sing, O Ye Heavens! The Festival Chorus and Orchestra is 7:30 p.m., Williams Auditorium, Winston-Salem State University.
Saturday, July 29, 9:30 a.m., there will be final performances of several instrumental groups, along with some hymn singing at Mit Freuden zart: Singstunde: The Festival Trombone Choir, Festival Handbell Choir, Chamber Ensembles at Home Moravian Church
For more information, please visit www.MoravianMusicFestival.org and follow the “25thMoravianMusicFestival” on Facebook

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Enjoy ARTivity! 2017 Concrete Mural Canvas Fest

Jessica Thomas Lewis

ARTivity on the Green is Winston-Salem's first Art Park, and each year there is a fun Concrete Mural Canvas Fest!   This year was extra exciting because of the Grand Opening of the AFAS (Art For Art Sake) Center for the Arts.  This beautiful addition to downtown Winston-Salem is the new home for Red Dog Gallery and the Unleashed Arts Center.

ARTivity is a great place to hang out.  Prime time to visit is sunset; stay until it's dark for the best experience.  Trade Street is home to Arts on Sunday and Summer on Liberty and other great downtown events.

Concrete Canvas Mural Fest 2017, May 6, 2017

Line-Up of Mural Artists- Brian Davis, Gus Cutty, Andrew Fansler, Ian Bredice, Grace Washko, John Blackburn, Johnny Brown, Joe Dobson, Miss Lotus, Dale Ladd and Holland Berson

In Progress
In Progress
In Progress.  You can still see a portion of the previous canvas.
Debbie Harry by @guscutty

In Progress

In Progress



Second Story ladies restroom

Second Story ladies restroom

View from the second floor

First Floor ladies restroom

First Floor Ladies Restroom

Second Floor men's restroom

Red Dog Gallery

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

FREE Summer Reading Programs in the Piedmont Triad

Growing up, my Dad would repeatedly tell us, "Readers are leaders!"  Everyone I've known for any length of time has heard me say it and now my own children say it, too!  Summer Reading programs are a fun way to keep your kids excited about reading all year long.

You can access an awesome list of FREE summer reading programs here.  This includes programs that will reward kids with free prizes such as books, pizza, even tickets to a theme park!

One of your best resources for a good summer reading program is at the local public library!  Find more information about your county's summer reading program below!

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Alamance County
Learn more about Alamance reading programs on their website here.

Caswell County 
Learn more about Caswell reading programs on their website here

Davie County
Learn more about Davie reading programs on their website here

Davidson County
Learn more about Davidson reading programs on their website here

Forsyth County
Learn more about Forsyth reading programs on their website here

Fizz Boom Read

Guilford County
Learn more about Guilford reading programs on their website here

Montgomery County
Learn more about Montgomery reading programs on their website here

Randolph County
Learn more about Randolph reading programs on their website here

Rockingham County
Learn more about Rockingham kids reading programs on their website here
Learn more about Rockingham teens reading programs on their website here

Stokes County
Learn more about Stokes reading programs on their website here

Surry County
Learn more about Surry reading programs on their website here

Yadkin County
No information

View our calendar filled with more events in the Piedmont Triad Here.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Week of June 13, 2016 FREE Family Fun in the Piedmont Triad!

Planning your week? 

Here are a few highlights for family fun in the Piedmont Triad!

FREE - no admission charge but there may be items and/or food/drinks for sale

$ cost of admission under $20 for a family of four
$$ cost of admission over $20 for a family of four

Monday, June 13
GSO  6:00pm-7:00pm  FREE Fitness by the Fountain at Center City

Wednesday, June 15
GSO  12:00pm-1:30pm   FREE   Lunchtime Music Downtown Greensboro
GSO  5:00pm-7:00pm     FREE   Family Night ArtQuest at Greenhill
GSO  6:00pm-7:00pm     FREE   Fitness by the Fountain at Center City  

Thursday, June 16
W-S   4:00pm-4:30pm     FREE    Art in the Overlook Gallery
W-S   5:30pm-7:30 pm    FREE    Thursday Night in Old Salem
GSO   5:30pm-9:00pm    FREE    Greensboro: The City Market
GSO   6:00pm-7:00pm    FREE    "Murals" City Market

Friday, June 17
WS    4:00pm-7:00pm      $            Family Friday Night at SciWorks
HP     6:00pm-8:00pm    FREE      The Ignite High Point Whistle Stop Concert Series
WS    6:00pm-9:00pm    FREE      Live Jazz Outdoors DTWS   

Saturday, June 18
Rural Hall   10:00am-3:00pm       Junkies Vintage Boutique's Spring Junk Revival Flea Market
Colfax   11:00am-4:00pm   FREE    Wingfest 2016 by The Arc of High Point
WS     12:30pm-3:00pm   FREE    Saturday ART Jam
WS    7:00pm-10:00pm   FREE    Summer on Liberty

Sunday, June 19
GSO   5:00pm-7:00pm     FREE     Music Series at Barber Park

Details are on our calendar.  If you have questions about an event, please contact the sponsor directly.  All information is correct and accurate at the time of it's posting.

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