Settlers Streetside Opens With Dancing In The Streets

Lisa Green cuts the ribbon at the grand opening of Settlers Green Streetside. pictured left to right – Joanne Purnell, Julie George, Roger Williams, Dot Seybold, Rob Barsamian, Laura Tuveson,and Maddie Costello. ~ Photo by Christoher McNevich


North Conway, NH – The Grand opening of the newest addition to the Settlers Family had people dancing in the street yesterday (Tuesday). Settlers Streetside was officially welcomed to the Mount Washington Valley today with the beginning of the four-day long Dancing in The Street Celebration.

Yesterday’s festivities included the official Ribbon cutting as well as meet and greets with local artist who helped give Streetside its one of a kind look.

The Dancing in the street celebrations continue through till Sunday with musical themed events, community celebrations, shopping specials, art unveilings, and giveaways.

The Streetside Grand Opening will also include a unique fundraising partnership with Mountain Top Music to help the organization towards its goal to renovate the Majestic Theater in Conway.

Discover The Art

Wednesday, October 11
A complete art experience! Join us for a series of programs free to the public taking place at the Pedestrian Walkway by Francesca’s and Skechers at Settlers Green Streetside.

10:30 a.m. – Art Talk with Local Artists
Join us for a 45-minute presentation by these two local artists, Erik Koeppel and Lauren Sansaricq , from Jackson, NH. The art talk includes review of their recent “Recovering the American Sublime” exhibit and other works and techniques by these traditional landscape artists.
11:30 a.m. – Art History in the White Mountains
Local historian Bob Cotrell of the Conway Historical Society discusses Art History in the White Mountains during a 30-minute presentation, including 19th century and early 20th century artists.
12:00-12:45 p.m. – Lunch
Special $5 off lunch vouchers to restaurants at Settlers Green will be available for event attendees.
1:00 p.m. – Kathy Iannuzzi – White Mountain Cupcakery
Kathy Iannuzzi welcomes everyone to a culinary experience at the White Mountain Cupcakery at Settlers Green Outlet Village Suite D52. She will do a 30-minute cake decorating demonstration.

Beauty Stroll in the Street

Thursday, October 12
Shop for a cause! October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we’re partnering with Jen’s Friends Cancer Foundation for a special shopping experience.

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Purchase a $10 commemorative canvas bag with free goodies and coupons. Proceeds go directly to Jen’s Friends and Settlers Green will match it! Only 100 bags available! Plus, enter to win a $500 raffle prize to the stores at Settlers Green Streetside. Tickets are $5 each. Jen’s Friends Cancer Foundation will have volunteers on-site with information about the nonprofit and how it serves the Mt. Washington Valley.
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Christmas Farm Inn & Spa will be doing complimentary mini spa treatments with its experts from its award-winning spa. Plus, learn about products they are using right now at the spa!

#ShopStreetside Pt. 1

Friday, October 13
Shopping specials and raffles from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Dancing in the Street

Saturday, October 14
A full day of festivities including art, music, street performances, and dancing!

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Streetside Art Festival
Take your creativity to the street! Get in on a friendly sidewalk art contest and watch professional demos by local artist Ken Eckhardt. An arts & crafts tent will feature a series of art stations for special creations including pumpkin painting, slime station, mask making and magic wands! This is a free event taking place near Barley & Salt. Plus, the Mountain Top Music Center Jam Band performs from 10-11:30 a.m. on the stage followed by DJ Kristen Corrigan pumping up the crowd with dance tunes on the stage from 12-2 p.m.
4:00 p.m. – DJ & Juggling Street Performance
DJ and MC Brian Zutter gets the crowd moving and ready for dancing in the street! Plus, juggling street performances by Cuzin Richard Entertainment take place every 30 minutes around Settlers Green! Juggling performances will be at the following places and times: 4 p.m. at the Gazebo at Settlers Green Outlet Village (near JCrew and Bass), 5 p.m. at Settlers Green Streetside by Francesca’s, and 6 p.m. at the Gazebo at Settlers Green Outlet Village.
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – American Bandstand-style Festival! 
It’s a dance party and you’re invited! Dozens of dancers from regional and student led dance groups will take you through the best dance years of the century and then come together for a collaborative dance to “Dancing in the Street,” by Martha & The Vandellas. Dance groups include the Kennett High School Dance Team, Jeanne Limmer Dance Studio from North Conway, and All That Dance from Buxton, Maine.
Then, the Boston Community Dance Project takes the stage for the grand finale with a 30-minute performance choreographed by Sarah-Katarina “SKooJ CorE-O” Jerome. Sarah-Kay, founder and director of the Boston Community Dance Project, brings her knowledge and talents in performance and choreography as seen on MTV and ESPN into a 30-minute performance with her dance crew. Admission is free and takes place on the stage near Columbia Sportswear.
  • 4:00 & 5:00 p.m. – 70s Dance by Kennett High School Dance led by teacher and choreographer Holly Fougere
  • 4:20 & 5:20 p.m. – 80s Dance by Limmer Dance Studio from North Conway
  • 4:40 & 5:40 p.m. – 90s Dance by All That Dance from Buxton, Maine
  • 6:00 p.m. – Studios perform “Dancing in the Street” by Martha and the Vandellas
  • 6:15 p.m. – Boston Community Dance Project
 6:45 p.m.:Fireworks!
A gala fireworks display over Streetside fills the sky with celebration!

#ShopStreetside Pt. 2

Sunday, October 15
Shopping specials and raffles from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.