2017 Porch Brunch & House Tour

The Proud Neighbors Porch Brunch and House Tour Showcases the charm of our homes and tranquil gardens. Brunch offers culinary delights on vintage porches in May on the Sunday after Mother’s Day.  The event is a tribute to our historic architecture & neighborhood restoration.  It coincides with National Historic Preservation Month.

Combination brunch and tour ticket prices are $30 per person. Advanced reservations are required for brunch for either the 11am or 1pm . Please call 609-238-5407 for brunch reservations. The combination ticket provides delicious brunch plus access to all seven tour homes and four Certified Wildlife Habitat Gardens. Three Good Men, who sing in the barbershop genre, will harmonize at the tour home of Steven and Sharon Ritz, 624 Stokes Avenue.

If you weren’t able to make a reservation for brunch, but still want to tour the houses, the tickets for the tour only are $18 in advance and $20 the day of the tour.

Advance tour-only tickets can be purchased at Collingswood Farmers’ Market – Proud Neighbors Table, 788 Haddon Avenue – Bauhaus Hair Design Studio, 30 W. Collings Ave – Collingswood Community Center, and 647 Haddon Avenue – Grooveground for $18.

Tour-only tickets can be purchased the day of the tour for $20 at 647 Haddon Avenue – Grooveground.

Tours run from 12:00pm – 5:30pm and are held rain or shine. Restrooms will be available from 12pm – 4pm at Collingswood Library, 771 Haddon Avenue.

For more information e-mail: Info@ProudNeighborsOfCollingswood.org

Courtesy Request: Proud Neighbors appreciates your visit and consideration for the privacy of homeowners. Please do not wear heels inside tour homes as heels may cause damage of floors.  Thank you.

 

House Tour Poster 2017

Consider showing your house or garden next year!  Participating homes and gardens must be secured well in advance.  Homes on the tour reflect a variety of housing styles, architecture, and neighborhood locations.  Some homes feature historic architectural characteristics, while others have a decorator’s flair or a cozy, colorful ambiance.  If you have a front porch, consider hosting brunch.  We provide all the food, supplies, and staff.  Proud Neighbors volunteers will staff your home or garden and many of our members have shown their homes on the tour.  Even if you are just a little curious, we can put you in touch with others that have participated so that they can describe the experience.

 

 

Annual Porch Brunch and House Tour VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Make your commitment to volunteer now!  Proud Neighbors is seeking assistance at our annual event on Sunday, May 21.  It only takes a few hours to help Proud Neighbors with our annual fundraising project.  Please contact us today at 609-707-3684 or email us at info@proudneighborsofcollingswood.org

  • Donate on May 20 a homemade dessert or muffins or quick bread for brunch
  • Brunch staff 9:30 to 2:30
  • Adult Tour Greeter (a three hour, low commitment way to help)
  • Student volunteers for brunch or tour (a three hour, low commitment way to help)
  • Adult Coordinator (recruit students for this fundraiser)

Proud Neighbors of Collingswood Speaker Series Presents Nathan Ihlenfeild “Land Sculpture: Landscaping Gardens for Big Impact” – April 27, 2017 at Collingswood Library 7:00 to 8:15 PM

Speaker Nathan Ihlenfeild

Proud Neighbors of Collingswood presents speaker Nathan Ihlenfeild – Land Sculpture. Landscaping gardens for big impact. Hear Nathan present tips on ways to turn your spring landscape into a kaleidoscope of color with spectacular perennials, annuals, shrubs, and trees. Program is free & open to the public. Presentation will be at the Collingswood Library, 771 Haddon Ave, Collingswood.

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Student Volunteers Needed for May 21, 2017

Proud Neighbors of Collingswood seeks to recruit student volunteers (middle or high school; boys or girls) to staff at Proud Neighbors House Tour & Garden sites on Sunday, May 21, 2017.

We need 40 students for May 21, 2017!

Proud Neighbors will have seven houses on tour.  We split staffing into two shifts 11:45 AM through 2:45 PM and 2:30 PM through 5:30 PM. Assuming students want to staff in teams of two at Houses then we need 14 to 16 students from 11:45 AM thru 2:45 PM and 14 to 16 students from 2:30 PM thru 5:30 PM.

We also need student volunteers for Gardens, just a single student at each garden.  There are 4 gardens.  If preferred, students may staff the gardens in pairs.  4 to 8 students from 11:45 AM to 2:45 PM and 4 to 8 students from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM.

Proud Neighbors can offer letters for Student Community Service Credit.

Students are an essential part of this annual fundraiser.  Students greet guests, check tickets, monitor flow of traffic into homes and serve as the public face to welcome visitors to Collingswood.

Proud Neighbors at the Green Festival!!!

Look for Proud Neighbors of Collingswood at the Collingswood Green Festival at Irvin Avenue on Saturday, April 8th, 2017.  Proud Neighbors will offer an auction of architectural salvage of eight original wood and glass doors from the historic 1928 “Collingswood Theater”, architect David Suppowitz.  These heavy doors are 83 – 85 inches high, approximately 2 1/4 ” thick and 29 inches wide.  Think green and apply your innovative plan for the reuse of these doors.  Stop by Proud Neighbors table to hear more about our mission and upcoming events.

email    info@proudneighborsofcollingswood.org

 

 

 

Proud Neighbors Speaker Series March 23, 2017 “The Glass Crafter” 7 to 8:15 PM at Collingswood Library

Speaker Leonard Simkin

Craftsmanship and innovative decorative design for stained glass windows and products at affordable prices.  The Glass Crafter repairs damaged stained glass and provides full restoration services which restores damaged and broken pieces to their original condition and service.  Recently Len restored an original leaded window in the Collingswood Hurley Mansion.  Len of the Glass Crafter also creates and executes custom stained glass designs.

Proud Neighbors Porch Brunch and House Tour Booklet

Showcase your business, announce your significant personal milestone, birthday or a child’s graduation to the community in Proud Neighbors Porch Brunch and House Tour booklet.  Please spread the word about Proud Neighbors fundraising May 2017 event and the availability to advertise in this booklet.
We have booklets to use as samples to encourage sales of advertising for Proud Neighbors tour booklet.  If you would like sample booklets, please call Marlene at 609-707-3684.
AVAILABLE – Ad space on the very prominent color center-fold “map page” of Proud Neighbors tour booklet is still available.

Booklet 2017 advertising rates:
$200 for inside booklet COLOR (8″ long by 5″ wide)
$100 for full page black-and-white (8″ long by 5″ wide)
$75 for a half page black-and-white (3 3/4″ long by 5″ wide)
$50 for third page black-and-white (2 1/2 long by 5″ wide)
Please call today to reserve ad space!  Bunny 856-869-9350 or 215-806-4907 (cell)

Email:     adv@proudneighborsofcollingswood.org