sunday, juNE 2, 2019, 11am-5pm
Yorklyn Day returned in 2019 for our third year! We had a nice turnout despite the forecast of rain in the late afternoon. At about 3pm, the skies opened up and we got a downpour, but many guests took cover and lingered for the last hours of the event. Up until 3pm we had wonderful weather and saw many smiling faces enjoying all the activities throughout Yorklyn.
You can follow this event on Facebook: Yorklyn Day 2019.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Center for the Creative Arts, Marshall Steam Museum and Delaware State Parks.
EVENT DETAILS: The event was held on Sunday, June 2, 2019, from 11am to 5pm in the heart of Yorklyn, Delaware. Primary activities take place at six central locations — (1) Auburn Heights Estate, 3000 Creek Rd.; (2) Center for the Creative Arts, 410 Upper Snuff Mill Row & Rt. 82; (3) Yorklyn Bridge Trail, 1157 Yorklyn Rd.; (4) Dew Point Brewing Co., 2878 Creek Rd; (5) The Yorklyn Pool, 389 Lower Snuff Mill Row (6) Expressions Photography, 2851 Creek Rd. — with shuttles providing continuous pick-up and drop-off service to all areas, including ample free parking at H.B. Middle School (745 Meeting House Rd., Hockessin).
See a growing list of specific attractions and activities below, or for more information, call 302-239-2385, visit the Yorklyn Day Facebook page or www.yorklynday.org
At Auburn Heights: Explore the grounds and museum for free to experience the magic age of steam! Don’t miss the 1:30pm Firing Up Demonstration to see how operators set a steam car in motion. Watch the operating Lionel trains display in the museum and let the kids explore their creative side with kid-friendly crafts using recycled materials! For a fee, enjoy train and antique auto rides or tour the 1897 Marshall Mansion, home to three generations of the Marshall family
At Center for the Creative Arts: Explore the Artisan’s Market featuring jewelry, ceramics, painted and dyed clothing and accessories, fine art photography, handmade doll clothes, and artist demos in wheel throwing and fabric dying. Enjoy live music & dance performances on the outdoor stage (11:00 to 5:00pm) featuring The McAleer School of Irish Dance, private music lesson students of CCArts, original and cover songs by “Dry Rain”. Try your hand at a make-and-take art activity suitable for all ages ($1-$3 fee) Immerse yourself in Yorklyn history at the free special exhibit: Discover Yorklyn: Mill Town, Hometown, Our Town. Food trucks and more!
At Yorklyn Bridge Trail: Local exhibitors and craftsmen. Kids activities (for all ages), courtesy of Delaware State Parks, Hockessin Friends Meeting, Cornerstone Martial Arts, Hockessin Animal Hospital and more. Jungle John’s Dinosaur & Reptile Show. Pony rides by Cozy Quarters Farm. Conservation Connections and Phung Luu present a free-flighted bird demonstration. The Juggling Hoffmans plus food trucks with something to delight every palate.
At Dew Point Brewing: Craft beer, corn hole and a disc golf practice area. Live music in their beer garden:
Smokin Joe Duo – 1:30 – 2:30
Last Call Courage – 2:45 – 3:45
Travel Songs – 4:00 – 5:00
At Yorklyn Pool: Play pickleball on the courts and learn about membership at the coolest spot in Yorklyn.
At “Expressions Studio” in the Garrett Mansion: Enjoy studio tours, free carnival games, popcorn, and a selfie photo booth plus a raffle for a photo package.
See the Yorklyn Day Facebook page for the most up-to-date details! https://www.facebook.com/YorklynDay/ ADMISSION: Event is FREE, with fees for select activities.
See the photo album below from the 2019 event. Click on the photos to see more images appear. Thanks to Terry Foreman and Alessandro Nicole for taking these photos.