Category: Events

The Greater Gladstone Civic Association (GGCA) hosts several events each year, including a contingent in the Lansdowne Fourth of July parade, followed by a neighborhood picnic on the Island at Walsh and DeForest Roads; a fall or Halloween activity; and a holiday tree lighting. In addition, the Mansfield Brass Quintent holds an annual Caroling Under the Streetlights one weekend night before Christmas and the Santa mailbox returns each December for mailing all important letters to the North Pole.

Party For Bob

Party For Bob

After over 19 years of being a resident in Gladstone Manor, Robert Bartmann, Bob to many in the neighborhood, is moving to New Jersey to be closer to his family. 

Bob moved into his home in Gladstone Manor and over the years has helped with countless projects in the neighborhood and borough. From the neighborhood Santa to the landscape designer and artist, his influence is widespread. While we are happy for Bob to begin his next chapter, we would like to celebrate a true neighbor and friend before he leaves.  

Join us for a party in Bob’s backyard and enjoy cake drinks and small treats. Please also feel free to share the invite with friends who know Bob. 

Looking forward to seeing you at the party on:

Date: May 15th

Time: 2 – 4 PM

Greater Gladstone Civic Association

Caroling Under the Lights – They’ve Moved Indoors

Caroling Under the Lights – They’ve Moved Indoors

The Mansfield Brass, native to the Lansdowne, Gladstone Manor area, has been performing Christmas Carols in the Delaware County and surrounding areas for 23 years.  Collectively the group has over 200 years of musician experience.  We know how to play all the popular carols and will take requests to play your favorites — to the delight of adults and children alike!  Besides… it’s a lot of fun for an audience to listen to us and join in by singing the carols. WHEREVER we play, we draw a crowd!

We play the original Salvation Army arrangements of the classic Christmas Carols which have a unique and unusual harmony when played with the full instrumentation of the Brass Quintet for which they were written.  Our Mansfield Brass Carol Book also includes MANY NEW arrangements of popular and contemporary Carol classics.  Consisting of more than 160 arrangements, our play list also includes modern tunes like Snowmiser, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, Jingle Bell Rock, Santa Baby, Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer, You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch and many, many, more.  It all adds up to a spirit-lifting, way to lift your spirit for the Holiday Season.

Check out our website at MansfieldBrass.com.  

Come one, come all, take a break from the hustle and bustle of Christmas Shopping! Enjoy the sounds of the season!  Participate in creating a glorious noise.  Guaranteed to put everyone into the Holiday Spirit.

For the love of music,
Paul Del Rossi

Dec 18th at The 20th Century Club

. . .playing the original arrangements of the Salvation Army that were written for Brass Quintet, but are rarely heard with the full instrumentation. . .even at Christmas time. Come one, come all, and take a break from shopping to enjoy the music! We will help you get into the Holiday Spirit with our old standards and many new arrangements. If you like to sing Christmas Carols you will really enjoy this one! Caroling under the street lights moved to 20th Century Club
Christmas Carols (Pandemic Version) Saturday evening, 12/18/21, 6:00pm to 8:00pm, at the 20th Century Club (84 S Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne, PA 19050). Our 23rd Year!

Yes, we’re getting older and the cold is getting to us but, we want to continue doing this as long as we can. We want to remain safe this year in the large concert hall with social distancing, masks, vaccinations required and an air purifier. Come out and join the Caroling. Take a break from Christmas shopping. This year the food table WILL be back, bring something for yourself & your family pod.

If it’s to share please wrap it individually. Enjoy being with your neighbors and, we’re all neighbors on this
rock hurling around the sun! For more information, call Paul at 610-284-2980.

The Santa Claus Mailbox

The Santa Claus Mailbox

The Santa mailbox returns to the “Island,” (DeForest and Walsh Roads). Write a letter to the man in red sharing your holiday wish list and filling him in on your activities this year.

This year the mailbox will accept letters from the tree lighting on Saturday, December 4, 2021 through Saturday, December 25, 2021. Drop it in the magical mailbox and Mr. Claus may find time in his busy December schedule to reply.

To receive a reply from Santa, please ensure letters include the sender’s first name and street address (house number and street).