Welcome to the Borough of Bryn Athyn


Bryn Athyn is a tiny jewel tucked in suburban Montgomery County, just outside of Northeast Philadelphia. 1.9 square miles of mostly open space, Bryn Athyn is an oasis in the suburbs. Originally part of Moreland Township, in 1916 Bryn Athyn leaders petitioned the Commonwealth to become an independent community.  The Township of Moreland was then divided into Upper Moreland Township, Bryn Athyn Borough and Lower Moreland Township. Bryn Athyn became a Home Rule Municipality in 1979.  


Bryn Athyn Borough boasts two historic districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places: 


The Fetters Mill Historic District and

The Bryn Athyn Historic District.

Bryn Athyn then...


Bryn Athyn today...


Bryn Athyn PD

Thanks for all you do!

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The annual Independence Day celebration in Bryn Athyn will take place on Saturday, July 2nd due to permit limitations for fireworks. The hope is to celebrate our nation’s birthday in one continuous day of festivities as we have done in the past.

The Academy has again graciously provided their grounds for a number of these festivities.

Parking. We encourage everyone to walk to events to mitigate parking issues.

Reserved parking for the elderly and handicapped is on both sides of Mitchell Performing Arts Center. All others should park at the Asplundh Field House or Heilman Hall.


NO PARKING AT BENADE HALL OR BACS LOT FACING TOMLINSON ROAD (reserved for parade and firetrucks).  

Parking for the fireworks will be available at Heilman Hall, Pitcairn Hall and the Asplundh Field House.


Benade Hall Circle: Refreshments may be available for sale for the fireworks fund. Restrooms will be available in the MPAC lobby.

9:30am. Musical performance

10am. Parade (see separate details) followed by Pledge of Allegiance, National Anthem and 4th of July address. Following the speech and announcements, please proceed by foot across Buck Rd to the ANC practice field. There will be marked areas for safe crossing.  for the races at the Academy of the New Church practice field. There are marked areas for safely crossing. The turf field (Glenn Field) will not be used for any activities.

11:30am. Races and Egg Toss in the lower practice field (the field close to BACS and the tennis courts).

BA Fire Company will be in the front parking lot (in front of school) and providing water for children to play in.

1-3pm. Bryn Athyn Swim Club activities TBA (if any available for non-members).

6:30pm. Picnic at The Asplundh Field House. BA Borough is providing portable bathrooms for the picnic and fireworks.

9:15pm. Fireworks

The Bryn Athyn July 4th Committee does not make the decision on whether the fireworks will go off. The fireworks company makes that decision. If the fireworks professionals determine that the weather permits and they are able to load the fireworks in the afternoon, they will shoot off the fireworks, even in the rain. They cannot take the shots back out of the tubes once they are loaded.

If fireworks are cancelled, a notice will be posted. If there is no notice of cancellation, the fireworks are on.

Fireworks are fully funded by donations only. Donations can be made payable to “Bryn Athyn Borough Fireworks” and sent to Borough Hall, Box 917, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 or drop off a check at the Borough Office Please send money to “Bryn Athyn Borough Fireworks” at PO Box 917 Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 or drop off a check at the Borough Office (there is a locked drop-off box just outside the door). Suggested donation is $10 per person or $20 per vehicle or family. There will also be volunteers at the picnic and designated parking lots collecting contributions.


Parade details. 9-9:30am

Staging for the parade will be on College Drive in front of the Doering Center and Swedenborg Library.

Park at the Bryn Athyn College campus parking lots. The parade will start at Tomlinson Road and College Drive proceeding east on Tomlinson Road. The parade will enter on the west side of MPAC and proceed across the front of the Secondary Schools. The parade will go clockwise around the circle twice and end at Benade Circle. People may go back to the parking area if desired after the first rotation. Tomlinson Road will be closed for traffic between Huntingdon Pike and Buck Roads from approximately 8:30 am until after the parade. To access the staging area please use College Drive during this time.

Thank you to the many organizations who make this day memorable each year. Happy Independence!

-Glen Henderson, 4th of July Committee Chair




The next Regular meeting of Bryn Athyn Borough Council will be held in Borough Hall on Monday, July 11, 2022. 

The meeting will begin at 7:00pm.

Community Bulletin



COVID-19 Restrictions have been lifted in Pennsylvania 


A secure Drop Off Box and a Pick Up Box are located near the doors to Borough Hall for payments or other Borough business.  



Business will be conducted by Appointment on Monday and Wednesday from 10:30am – 12:00am.

Questions regarding the permitting process should be directed to

Vikki Trost at vikkit@brynathynboro.org


Building or Zoning permit applications should be directed to

Chalie Pluguez at permits@brynathynboro.org.  


We strongly urge all permit applicants to contact Vikki Trost prior to submitting a permit application (vikkit@brynathynboro.org).


All permit information and applications can be found here.  



            The next scheduled meeting of


          Borough Council:                                        Monday, July 11, 2022 at 7:00 pm IN BOROUGH HALL                                                                           

          Bryn Athyn Zoning Hearing Board:          Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 7:00pm                          


             Finance Committee:                                  Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 6:00pm


             Bryn Athyn Planning Commission:         Tuesday,  June 21, 2022 at 7:30pm


Trash and Recycling will be picked up twice weekly except for the holidays listed here:

New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day (July 4th),

Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.  

NOTICE:  Republic Services has informed the Borough that they will pick up trash the day following the above listed holidays.  All trash will be pushed back a day that week.

Trash will be picked up on other holidays (i.e. Presidents' Day, MLK Day, Columbus Day, Veterans' Day)


The Bryn Athyn Borough Facebook page will provide information

for cancellation of trash pickup due to bad weather

Consult "Departments" page for more information on Trash Collection

















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