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The Kelly Center offers a community space open to everyone with free Wi-Fi. The New Avenue Cafe serves a light menu during daytime hours and during evening performances.  The Kelly Center is available to rent for private events.

According to county records, the building was constructed in 1900.  During renovation we strived to capture the original architectural character on the exterior and interior.  We also worked to reclaim and repurpose materials and include eco-friendly features to help reduce our carbon footprint.  Many sustainability features were funded by a grant from Green Mountain Energy Sun Club.

FLOOR is the original wood floor, antique heart pine, now 120 years old.

STAGE is made from flooring harvested during renovation of the rear section of the building.

EXPOSED BRICK at the stage is the original construction and separates our space from Katz Pharmacy.

SLAT BOARD PANELS on the wall were reclaimed from the former retail space.

GARDEN WALL SHELVES are made from original 2 x 4 studs harvested during renovation.

FOUNDER WALL is made from wood pallets that delivered construction materials.

GLASS PLAQUES on the Founder Wall are cut from front façade panes harvested during renovation.

RAIN BARREL outside collects water from downspouts and irrigates plants on the Garden Wall.

CUSTOM WOOD TABLETOPS were made from Walnut Trees that fell in Haverford Township.

WATERLESS URINAL in the restroom can save over 40,000 gallons of water per year.

DUAL FLUSH TOILETS in the restrooms conserve water by offering light or heavy flush options.

ROOFTOP SOLAR PANEL powers the lighting at the Garden Wall.

EXTRA INSULATION in the ceilings and walls for soundproofing, acoustics and to maximum energy efficiency.

Event Listing

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Aug
31
Sat
An evening with Jeffrey Gaines, solo.
Aug 31 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
An evening with Jeffrey Gaines, solo. http://www.jeffreygaines.com/ Doors open at 7:00 pm. BUY TICKETS NOW
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Sep
15
Sun
Music Celebration IMO Adrian Hickman – Favorite performers fund raise for Adrian’s family
Sep 15 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Tickets $20 advance, $25 day of show.
BYO donation $5.
Glasses and Ice provided.

Subject to change.

Sep
21
Sat
Jill Sobule
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Sep
22
Sun
Eddie Bruce/Dean Schneider – A Celebration of Michel Legrand and Johnny Mercer
Sep 22 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Sep
23
Mon
Timmy Trahey and Robbie Furlong – Irish, Celtic, Folk
Sep 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Sep
24
Tue
Open Mic Poetry Slam hosted by Katch Campbell
Sep 24 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Sep
25
Wed
Lisa Chavous – All up in your face Blues with a taste of Soul
Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Sep
26
Thu
Dirk Quinn – Jazz
Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Sep
27
Fri
Kuf Knotz and Christine Elise – Progressive Hip hop
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Sep
28
Sat
Teen Open Mic – Variety hosted by Amanda
Sep 28 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

What is The Kelly Center?

The Kelly Center will be a permanent gathering space where adults, teens, and families alike can enjoy the arts in a safe and comfortable setting.

Currently, the vast majority of performance spaces in Havertown are bars.  This means that families, teens, and children don’t have a community performance space that meets their needs.

The Kelly Center will be an indoor public gathering space where youth and families can participate in the arts in a drug and alcohol-free environment.  At the Center, we will encourage young student artists to develop their skills and participate in performance opportunities… and seniors, adults, and families to enjoy the arts together. Continue reading “What is The Kelly Center?”

New Avenue Cafe

Not only is the New Avenue Café a great place to get some work done or to hang out with others, it supports a fantastic social initiative — that of employing adults with disabilities in meaningful employment.

The Cafe is a project of New Avenue Foundation, a nonprofit organization begun in 2013 by two fathers of adult daughters with disabilities, Jim Wurster and Tom Reinke. These dads wanted to expand the social and employment opportunities for their daughters, as well as others, and to ensure that all members of their local communities would feel welcome and valued. To that end, the nonprofit was begun. Now, six years later, the employment initiative is taking root with the New Avenue Café at the Kelly Center for Music, Arts, and Community in Havertown.

Our menu offerings include:

  • Furnace Hills Coffee – hot or iced
  • Muffins, scones, cookies, cupcakes, Danish and more (with vegan and gluten-free options)
  • Smoothies – strawberry, wildberry, peach, lemonade, and more
  • Cold drinks – juices, organic teas, soda, and cold brew
  • Espresso drinks – incl. cappuccino, latte, café Americano
  • Freshly baked breads and bagels are on the delivery list!

Our hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 5:00 and Saturday-Sunday from 10:00 to 3:00. Please call 610-246-8939 with any questions.

BEVERAGE MENU

 Oat Milk, Soy, and Almond Milks available on request.

Coffee – regular/decaf –
$2.00/$2.50      Refills – $1.00

Espresso – single shot –
$1.75    double shot – $2.25

Cappuccino – $3.50/$4.00

Latte – $3.50/$4.00

Café Americano – $3.00/$3.50          

Café Au Lait – $3.00/$3.50

Smoothies – Wildberry Blast, Strawberry Bomb, Strawberry Banana, Extreme Peach, Caribbean Colada, Arctic Lemonade     $3.50/$4.00

Organic Tea – $2.50

Organic Sodas – $2.00

Humankind Iced Tea &
Lemonades – $3.00

Nantucket Nectars – $2.50

Juice Boxes – $1.00

Water Bottles – $2.00

FOOD MENU

Muffins –
$3.00                                              

Mini-Croissants – $1.50                      

Bear Claws – $3.00

Cupcakes – Regular – $3.00

Cupcakes – Vegan – $3.50

Cupcakes – Gluten-free – $4.00

Cookies –
$1.00/$2.00/$3.00

Danish –
$3.00

Scones – $3.00                                       

Mini-Scones – $1.50

Tuck ‘n’
Buns – $5.00

Bagels –
$2.00

          w/Cream
Cheese – $1.00 extra

          w/Butter – $0.50 extra

Bread Loaves – $7.00

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