Monday, September 12, 2011

Living in the Brownfield


September 24th, 2011...This is one of Spillman Farmer Architects favorite events, go catch this years screenings in the truly remarkable setting of the Simon Silk Mill !!!

"Creative arts, financial enterprise, a nature trail along the Bushkill Creek, a boutique hotel, retail shopping, open-air markets, art venues, quaint saloons and eateries serving delicious food, not to mention condominiums, offices and studios, all within the confines of historic buildings dating back to the late 1800′s, which housed the thriving silk mill business of Robert and Herbert Simon (pronounced “si-moan”); that’s The Mill Project or “Silk” as it is called by those intimately involved in the project."

"What started out as a casual conversation between Easton Mayor, Sal Panto and filmmaker, Gershon Hinkson, about the fate and future of the city-owned Simon Silk Mill, resulted in a festive and glorious evening foreshadowing the property’s potential and the city’s economic future. It was called, Movies at the Mill, Easton (MME) and attracted more than 900 attendees.  Those in attendance sampled a variety of short films, an assortment of Easton’s finest culinary offerings, and local art of all stripes."

The first MME evening of October 9, 2009 culminated several months of intense planning and preparation by a dedicated group of volunteers, generous sponsors and nearly every department from the City of Easton. The result, as one attendee gushed, was “Truly amazing! It made me proud.”