OUR TIES TO CRAY YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES
The Confluence is not just an ordinary coffee shop. It is a social enterprise of Cray Youth and Family Services, Inc. Every dollar you spend here, stays in our community and helps fund the children’s programming of Cray. We are ‘making life better for kids’, one cup of coffee at a time! To learn more about Cray’s mission, please visit www.CrayYouth.org.
OUR TIES TO THE COMMUNITY
In addition to our ties with Cray and kids in our community, we invite customers to discover our community mission. We aim to be a gathering place for our community that celebrates the people who live, work, and play in our city!
OUR STAGE FEATURES LOCAL TALENT
The Confluence has a stage designed to host local talent. We’ve hosted musicians, poets, magicians, authors, and comics. Every Thursday evening we host open mic performers (6-7 pm) and feature a seasoned musician who plays from 7-8:30 pm. We are open to hosting your ideas on our stage, inquire within.
OUR ART GALLERY FEATURES LOCAL ARTISTS
The Confluence also works closely with the Arts & Education at the Hoyt to provide a Rotating Art Gallery. The gallery pieces change 4 or 5 times per year and showcase the talents of local artists, also giving them another location to sell their art. You’re invited to browse the gallery and inquire with the Hoyt about purchasing any items.
OUR LENDING LIBRARY OFFERS FREE BOOKS
The Confluence has a Lending Library that is made up of donated books. Readers are encouraged to bring their favorites and make a swap, read while you’re here, or take one home. All the books are free as we hope just to ‘get the most miles’ out of any one book! Happy reading!
OUR KID’S CORNER ENCOURAGES GROW UP GREAT
One of our newest features is a Kid’s Corner, sponsored by PNC Bank’s Grow Up Great initiative. This space is designed for younger children (through preschool age). Mom’s and other caregivers are encouraged to make a ‘play date’ and sip a coffee over ‘adult conversation’ while your little ones play close by.
- PRESCHOOL PLAY On the 2nd Tuesday of every month, PNC Bank and the YMCA sponsor a ‘Preschool Play’. This is free and best for ages 3-6. The YMCA staff comes to The Confluence to facilitate learning through active play. These sessions are 4-4:30 pm and don’t require registration.
- STORY TIME On the last Tuesday of every month, PNC Bank and the New Castle Public Library sponsor a ‘Story Time’. This is also free and best for ages 3-10. The Library staff visit The Confluence and share a story, make-and-take craft, and sweet treat. We’ve hosted local children’s book authors, puppet shows, and local celebrities as part of the Story Time series. Story Time starts at 4:30 pm.
Stop in and enjoy COFFEE. CONVERSATION. COMMUNITY.