LYP’s 2018 Summer Guide

Summer’s here and the livin’s easy, but it’s also a great time to get focused on your professional development and networking in the local community. LYP has just the, “Summer Guide,” for that!

One of the biggest advantages of summer is that days are longer; this means there are a ton more events to pack into your already busy schedule. Luckily, Lancastrians plan plenty of networking events, volunteer opportunities, and social festivities to make things more enjoyable. Whether you’re new to town and are looking to meet new people, or you have lived here for a while and want to take greater advantage of what Lancaster has to offer, there are plenty of events this summer waiting for you to enjoy them.

Be sure to check out these enticing events:



Friday, June 29, 2018 | 11:30 AM – Midnight EDT

Yes, the biggest event of the summer is today! For those of you who have never attended be sure to join in on its full day of festivities. Everyone gathers in the city to celebrate our historic city and close-knit culture of which we are most proud. Queen Street will be shut down to host over twenty food vendors, as well as offer live music to enjoy and drinks to relish. Local shops will be open to peruse. And, of course, don’t forget about the beloved fireworks show, launched at 10:00pm from the Duke Street Parking Garage. The full-day event starts at 11:00 am and runs until 10:00pm. This is a great way to celebrate and support our local community and even network with some new people if you like! Meet your neighbors, local business owners, and Celebrate Lancaster sponsors. Sponsors include, but are not limited to; Fulton Bank, Sam Adams, LNP, ESPN Radio, Spooky Nook Sports, and Atomic. You do not want to miss this full day event!


  • 11:30 AM – 10 PM Over 20 food vendors along North Queen Street and in Lancaster Square.
  • 4-8PM A table by Lancaster Redevelopment will be set up next to the Lancaster Public Art booth to receive public input on the Lancaster Square building, the building across the street from Binns Park.
  • 5-10 PM Live music on two stages at Penn Square & Binns Park. Plus two pub areas featuring beer and wine.
  • 10 PM Fireworks from top of the Duke Street Parking Garage


6 | First Friday

Friday, July 6, 2018

A week after celebrating the city that brings us all together, we can celebrate one of the more well-known things that Lancaster has to offer: the local arts. Stroll down to your favorite galleries to check out and talk to some of the local artists that make this town flourish. Don’t forget to stop by your favorite and new restaurants for dinner. This is a great way to meet local business owners and artists in our community.

14 | LYP Summer Pool Party

Sat, July 14, 2018 | 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT


What better a way is there to spend a Summer Saturday than with sun, food, pool toys, and friends at the beautiful Conestoga Country Club?

“Grab your floaties, swimsuit, and sunglasses and join LYP for our first ever Saturday summer pool party at Conestoga Country Club!

“Enjoy the summer weather with your fellow LYP members by the water! Food and drinks will be served throughout the evening. Attendees will receive one free drink ticket.

“Do we have any golf lovers out there? If so, there will be a golf Pro at the driving range at 3:00 pm. Show up early, bring your clubs, and sneak in a few drives before the event!

“Parking is available on-site.”

17 | July New Member Meet & Greet + P&PD Event: Beer Education

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | 5:45 PM – 8:30 PM EDT


“If you are a new or prospective member, or just want to learn more about Lancaster Young Professionals, this information session is for you! You’ll hear about the grassroots of the organization, current initiatives and how to get involved and make an impact. Various members of the Board of Directors will be present, so it’s a great way to get some one-on-one time prior to our 6:30 pm Personal and Professional Development Series. We look forward to meeting you!”

17 | LYP’s Beer Education Personal & Professional Development Seminar

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | 5:45 PM – 8:30 PM EDT


“Pilsner, Kolsch, Pale Ale, IPA, Lager, Stout…do you know the difference? Lancaster has become the home to many breweries who each bring their own unique brand and make of brews. We want to ensure you are educated when you enter that brewery. So, please join us and the brewers of St. Boniface for this developmental event. Please note that there will be limited attendance for this event, and we will not be accepting walk-ins due to capacity and tasting concerns.”

26 | Summer Rooftop Party: Altana Rooftop Lounge

Thu, July 26, 2018 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT


“There’s no party like a rooftop party! Join LYP at Altana’s Rooftop Lounge. Soak up the summer weather, enjoy some music, and network with your peers!

“Hor-d’oeuvres will be served. Attendees will receive a free drink ticket.

“Street parking is free after 6:00pm, or you can park in one of the many parking garages.”


25 | Lancaster Craft Beerfest

Sat, August 25, 2018 | 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT



  • First Shift (10:30am-3:30pm)
  • Second Shift (2:30-8pm)

Bringing a great beer event to Lancaster, Pa.
“On August 25th, the sixth annual Lancaster Craft Beerfest is returning to the vibrant, growing, and creative city of Lancaster. Our goal is to provide craft beer drinkers with an amazing selection of unique beers so they can discover new and old favorites. There will be dozens of options from some of the best breweries, including those right in our neighborhood and from across the country. Not only will there be craft beer, there will be great food and live music to enjoy as well.

A little different this year
“With construction underway at Lancaster Square, this year we have to limit the event to Binns Park and North Queen Street. To make sure we can accomodate all of our Lancaster Craft Beerfest fans, we’re doing two full sessions and no VIP. The first session will run from 12:00pm to 3 pm, and the second will run from 3pm to 7pm. It’s going to be the same great experience, with lots of beers, great food, and live music… just a little different this year.

The perfect location.
“All of this will be conveniently located in the heart of downtown Lancaster. Thanks to our partner, LOOP, we’ll be closing down the 100 block of North Queen Street and holding the festival in Binns Park. For many residents of Lancaster City, this means the festival will just be a short walk away. For non-city residents, there are parking garages and hotels within two blocks of the beerfest.

“* Each session will have a different color wristband *

“* You may only attend the session that correlates with your purchased tickets *

“* No one under the age of 21 is permitted into the event for any reason.”

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Marketing Committee Member, Lancaster Young Professionals 
Associate Underwriter, Eastern Alliance Insurance Group 
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Monna Tayts is an advocate of the professional growth of young professionals in the greater Lancaster community and enjoys helping others take positive steps towards successful and well-rounded professional futures. Monna works as an Associate Underwriter at Eastern Alliance Insurance Group. Monna earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Communications, with an option in Public Relations from Millersville University in 2016. She comes from a background in sales, marketing, social media development and customer service.



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Board At-Large Member, Lancaster Young Professionals
Principal, Barba Digital Solutions LLC

Mary Barba is the Principal at her firm Barba Digital Solutions LLC, which offers B2B digital marketing services.  Mary earned her Bachelor of Science from Drexel University in Philadelphia in 2015. Now, as the newest member of the Master of Science online program in Digital Marketing at the Digital Marketing Institute located in Ireland, Mary strives to offer her clients and the Lancaster Young Professionals more powerful digital marketing strategies to meet their business objectives. As a Board Member at the Lancaster Young Professionals, Mary actively volunteers her time on the Marketing Committee (January 2018-Present) and Community Service Committee (March 2017-Present).