Friday, July 03, 2015

The Call of the Eastburg Gazebo

The Eastburg Community Alliance held their weekly Music on Mondays event at The Historic Dansbury Depot in East Stroudsburg, PA on Monday June 22nd. I arrived prior to the music was scheduled to be performed by guitarist Chris London so I could partake of the Farmer's Market which not only offered a stand filled with produce (such as Baarda Farms did) but other vendors offering a variety of items and merchandise to be purchased as well. These merchants included the Fancy Girl Jewelry Bar, Soap Muffin, Pure Romance Jewelry, and My Canning Jar Jams and Jellies.

These vendors populated the outside area of the Depot and the shining sun illuminated the merchants' wares as a number of interested buyers gathered around each table. Inside the train station was a display presented by Pocono Fine Arts Photography that offered those who came in to view the work a number of well composed pieces created by David Sandt that showcased the beauty of the subjects that were captured within the frame. After a time, those who gathered around the indoor photography and the outdoor shops communally sensed the moment to begin setting up their chairs in preparation for the concert would soon be upon them. They were right.

Chris London skillfully moved his deft fingers along the strings of his guitar creating spellbinding sounds through the instrument as well as from the computerized accompaniments he employed to enhance the substantive qualities of each composition. The range of Mr. London's repertoire focused on a variety of remembered tunes that provoked the recollections that dwelled within each listener's heart. It was a relaxing early evening that held the warmth of the day in the souls of the gentle number of people who attended. You'll find more photographs taken during the event in The Call of the Eastburg Gazebo Gallery at

The Eastburg Community Alliance was established over 30 years ago by local leaders and business owners and is funded through a combination of local grants, direct fund raising, memberships, and local contributions. The next Music on Mondays concert will feature Wayfarer's and Company on Monday July 6th. The Farmers' Market and other merchants will have their wares available to be purchased beginning at 5:30pm while the music is scheduled to begin at 7pm. In addition to their Music on Monday Series, The Eastburg Community Alliance presents a number of events to delight and entertain the overall community. These include their Annual Freedom Festival which is scheduled to take place July 3rd - 6th at the town's Dansbury Park along with a Fall Octoberfest and a Winter Holiday Celebration to be held at the Historic Dansbury Depot in East Stroudsburg, PA. You’ll be able to learn more about The Eastburg Community Alliance by visiting their Facebook Page at or their Website at

Photography by Paparazzi Paul.

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