Lunch & Learn : Roses from the Forest to the Garden


 Join us for lunch on Valentine’s Day. Drew Lehrian is coming to talk with us about the roses in our gardens, and identify native roses that can be seen in South Jersey.

Drew Lehrian is the Head Gardener for the Barnes Foundation, overseeing the Arboretum Department.  He is responsible for the daily care and maintenance of the living collection and has been working for the Foundation since May of 2010.  He is a 2009 Graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Agriculture, where he majored in Landscape Horticulture and minored in Agribusiness.

Prior to his work for the Barnes Foundation, Drew was a Research Assistant at the Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center (OPGC) which is a part of the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service.  The OPGC’s primary role is to conserve and develop germplasm of value for the Floriculture and Nursery Industry.  They currently hold over 3,200 accessions.  Drew also worked for the Ohio Seed Improvement Association, Mason City Schools, Kings Island Amusement Park, and Longwood Gardens.

This Lunch & Learn is part of a series of  FREE conversations featuring culturally focused lectures designed to connect and introduce topics of interest in South Jersey. Bring your lunch to Perkins Center, Moorestown on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 12:30pm – 1:30pm for a free cultural conversation. 

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Distributing Dignity

Join Perkins Center for the Arts, The Courier Post, and Distributing Dignity as we partner in an event to provide awareness for women in need.

Perkins Center for the Arts, Collingswood

30 Irvin Avenue 

Admission: Please bring one brand new bra and a $5 donation to the event.

This is a 21+ event.

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Vendor Partners

| Beer for Babes | Camden County | Cathedral Kitchen | Community Rocks/Breastfest | Devil’s Creek | Forgotten Boardwalk | Frugal | Human Village | Lower Forge | One Funny Mother/ChardonnayGo! | Our Yards Farm | Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice | The Square Meal | Treehouse Coffee Shop and Café


5th Annual Wiffle Ball Cup

Perkins Center’s Wiffle Ball Cup is the largest event featured on the Evergreen Lawn in Moorestown. The day features family friendly competition with the Wiffle Ball Cup, Corn Hole tournament, and Clothesline Art Exhibition. While on deck, enjoy concessions, art activities, and more! All funds raised through the event support the community arts & education programs and services at Perkins Center for the Arts, a 501 (c)3 organization.


We had a wonderful day will all of our sponsors, players, and volunteers this year. We look forward to next year!


Interested in sponsoring the 6th Annual Wiffle Ball Cup?

Please contact us at (856) 235-6488 with any questions.

2017 Wiffle Ball Sponsorship Packet

7th Annual Handcrafted at Perkins Center

7th Annual Handcrafted at Perkins Center

Join us for an evening of artistry celebrating the unique and handmade at Perkins Center for the Arts, Collingswood.

The award-winning tasting will feature over two dozen regional craft micro brews, a distillery, a gourmet food cart fare, handmade beer steins, live music and more!

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Billy Hector and Band-SOLD OUT

Billy Hector and Band-SOLD OUT

Billy Hector and Band


A prolific songwriter and composer, Billy Hector has more than 14 albums to his credit in electric and acoustic blues and Americana rock.  With over 35 years of performing under his belt, Billy is recognized as one of the hottest guitarists and songwriters playing on the original circuit and serves up what more than one reviewer has called, “One of the best shows you’ll ever see.”
Billy is a two-time invitee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s American Music Master’s series, a winner of the Asbury Park Music Awards “Best Guitarist,” “Best Blues Band,” and “Living Legend” awards, and a two time winner of East Coast Rocker’s “Best Guitarist” award.


Doors open at 7:30pm. Show Starts at 8:15pm.

Individual tickets are priced at $20 a piece and can be purchased individually from the button below. $20 admission includes light refreshments.

Photography 35 Awards Exhibition

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Artist Reception

March 11th, 6-9pm


Perkins Center for the Arts in Collingswood Photography  35  Award Winners Exhibition featuring three outstanding artists in their field of photography from last year’s Photography 35 Exhibition. Philip Carroll, curator and Karen Chigounis, Director selected each artist, “ For their level of professionalism and mastery of the medium through Photography”, which has been the mainstay  of our Photography Exhibitions now in its 36th year.

Howard Brunner says of his work, “My favorite thing to do is to walk through the urban environment and photograph whatever grabs my interest. Over the years, these urban walks have evolved into a spiritual practice— a walking meditation of sorts.” Barbara Warren says, “What are dreams? Some feel that dreams are messages from our subconscious; some feel that they are the brain’s way of sweeping out the detritus of the day. Whatever they are, I think dreams hold a particular fascination for all of us. Dreams are built from concrete elements of our day to day existence, but the elements are combined in ways that are mysterious, ambiguous, but also meaningful.” Joe Hocker, “While I am truly in love with the intimacy of a contact print and the richness and detail that can come with it, they are somewhat counter to the goal of photographs which is to allow the viewer to enter the scene. To that end I’ve made a series of large prints and created situations in which the viewer can experience the space.”

The Collingswood gallery for Perkins Center for the Arts is dedicated to visual excellence. The curators select worthy artists that have achieved a level of professional proficiency in their respective careers.

Hours & Location

Tuesdays & Thursdays 10 am – 2 pm

Saturday  10am – 4 pm

30 Irvin Avenue

Collingswood, NJ 08108


This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.  Additional  support is provided by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Holman Automotive group, The Bunbury Company and the Township of Collingswood.

Lunch & Learn: South Jersey Watersheds

Lunch & Learn: South Jersey Watersheds
BCSCD_LogoSouth Jersey Watersheds
Locally Produced Water with Tim Robinson, Natural Resource Specialist Burlington County Soil Conservation District

Burlington County Soil Conservation District (BCSCD) strives to educate and assist the public in achieving a higher responsibility to protect our natural resources. In cooperation with state and federal agencies, the BCSCD helps to ensure proper soil health and water quality by using various management tools. Whether you are a farmer, developer, teacher, or an environmentally minded citizen, the BCSCD offers a variety of services, assistance and information for Burlington County residents.

When building, amending, or altering property in any way, soil erosion control is an extremely important practice that can improve land investments in various ways.  Not only is soil erosion control important to maintain the health of local and global waterways, the proper control can sustain and improve crop yields, reduce drainage costs, retain nutrients when applied and reduce hazards of eroding soil.

What can we do to improve soil health? Healthy soils can start with a single homeowner. Smart landscaping practices are essential to maintaining a healthy soil.  Native plants, reduced fertilizer use, and an overall consciousness of soil quality are all important factors to becoming a key player in the health of the environment around you.

Tim RobinsonTim Robinson, CPESC is a tie-loathing environmentalist who believes in being part of the solution. Tim joined the Burlington County Soil Conservation District (BCSCD) as a Natural Resource Assistant in 2006. With 10+ years of experience in the field of non-point pollution, with a concentration in erosion and sediment control; Tim has become a leader in his community excelling in his role as Natural Resource Specialist – regulatory professional and Environmental Education Coordinator at BCSCD.

Prior to joining BCSCD, Tim was an Environmental Scientist where he conducted phase I and phase II investigations for real estate property transactions. Tim also completed an internship at Lockheed Martin where he split time between the Environmental Health and Safety Department and Facility Engineering Department developing and implementing a comprehensive energy plan. With his work experience, insight gained from exploring the world as a member of a nonprofit organization, and knowledge gained from earning a B.S. in Environmental Health Science at Salisbury University in 2005, Tim is achieving his career goals of being part of the solution.

Admission is free and attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch to the event.
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