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First Friday: Eat, Drink & Be Scary

First Fridays in Downtown York, PA

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First Friday Sponsor: WellSpan Health (inside Central Market)
Celebrate the flavors of fall with nutritious recipes by WellSpan's executive chef and dietitians. Tasty samples will be available. Don't miss the apple tasting display—fun for kids!

Beer Samples from The Beer Ace can be found at:

1.    Euphoria Tattoo
2.    Baron Von Schwein
3.    York City Pretzel
4.    Sunrise Soap Co.
5.    Elizabeth & West
6.    Ironic
7.    56
8.    Redeux
9.    Alfano’s Barber Shop
10.    Foster’s Flowers
11.    HIVE Artspace
12.    The Parliament
13.    Bair’s Fried Chicken

The Market District

Free Hayride sponsored by Brown Orchard! Pick-up and drop off at 31 North Pershing Avenue from 5:30-7PM
Beaver Street Exhibitors:
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Shipley Energy
Brewery Products will be kicking off their “Budmen for Boobies” campaign. Get some great swag! Proceeds benefit The PA Breast Cancer Coalition. Stop by for the list of fundraising promotions throughout the month of October.

YorkArts (10 North Beaver Street)
YorkArts will be closed for renovations.

The Watchmaker's Daughter (22 North Beaver Street)
Special guest artist Donna Welsh in the house with artwork and jewelry

Camera Center of York (23 North Beaver Street)
4x6 in-store kiosk prints made in minutes for 19¢ each, until 9:00pm.

Foster’s Flower Shop (27 North Beaver Street)
Bring your witches hat and we'll adorn it with a flower!! We will also have your fresh flower crown kit to make your flower crown in the store or to take home.

Esaan Thai Restaurant (30 North Beaver Street)
Stop in to try one of our specials for First Friday, or simply enjoy your favorite Thai dish! Follow with authentic house-made gelato. Reservations recommended. BYOB.

Sweet Melissa's Dream (38 North Beaver Street)
Come Eat, Drink and Be Scary with Sweet Melissa's! Check out the new fall clothing, jewelry and accessories. Enjoy a fall cocktails and appetizer while shopping, and let Seren help you get scary with a little Halloween face painting!

White Rose Bar and Grill (48 North Beaver Street)
Happy Hour from 4:30–6:30pm. Enjoy ½-priced drinks and ½-priced food specials at our bars.

Kimmans (57 North Beaver Street)
Nora Fleming is arriving for a personal visit! She will be signing platters from 6 to 8 pm. Pre-orders are being taken. Call (717) 854-0440 or e-mail us at Free mini with a platter purchase and lots of other specials that evening. Check our Facebook page (kimmanspa) for details.

Art & Framing Warehouse (147 West Philadelphia Street)
Exhibit Of artwork by Puerto Rican artist, Valentin Acosta Valasquez. Proceeds will be donated to a children's ministry in Puerto Rico . Wine and light refreshments.

CrossFit York (147 West Philadelphia Street)
First Friday Free Workout at CrossFit York, 6:30 pm – 7:30pm!
Sign up for an introductory package (1 month of unlimited instruction), you'll receive $25 off.

YorkArts@CityArt (118 W. Philadelphia Street)
YorkArts@CityArt will be closed for renovations.

Cherie Anne Designs (48 West Philadelphia Street)
Eat, Drink and Be Scary. Amanda will feature a Pumpkin Spice Latte. Delicious and warming! Lots of great gifts in jewelry, knitwear, tea, tea accessories, etc. to begin your holiday preparations!

Heidelberg United Church of Christ (47 West Philadelphia Street)
Drop by Heidelbean Coffee House for Live Music, lots of coffee, snacks, free Wi-Fi, and good conversation.

Just Cupcakes (44 West Philadelphia Street)
Just Cupcakes is open 10am-9pm on First Fridays.

York County Heritage Trust Colonial Complex (157 W. Market Street)
First floor tours, live music from the Wild Hymns and beer tasting from Crystal Ball Brewing!

Holy Hound Taproom (57 West Market Street)
Open at 4pm every First Friday! Join us for 30 rotating taps of craft beer!

Alfano’s Downtown Barber Shop (51 West Market Street)
Free face painting for kids, new clients half off with dana, beer tasting from the Beer Ace, and fall-inspired snacks.

My Girlfriend's Wardrobe (41 West Market Street)
PA Caring For K-9's will be in store with some adorable adoptable pups!

York City Pretzel Company (39 West Market Street)
We’re open until 9 p.m!

Baron Von Schwein (35 West Market Street)
Beer sampling provided by the Beer Ace and live-music by Macy K!

The Offcenter Grille at the Yorktowne Hotel (48 East Market Street)
$5 Halloween Cocktails
$3 New Belgium PumpKick Drafts
$10 Gruesome 3: A 3 course tasting of Halloween Themed Foods
Best Dressed Couple - Wins a Romance Package

Central Market York

Bair’s Fried Chicken will be open late
Mudhook Brewing Co. (34 North Cherry Lane)
Featuring brews such as the Redeye Irish Ale, Hook Bender Double IPA and Deep Sea Stoudt.
Simply Soup
Eat, Drink, & Be Scary --- Spicy BLT Melt and a Cup of Soup and a Drink – All for $7.50

George Street

Healthy World Cafe (24 S. George Street)
Join Healthy World Cafe for First Friday in October! We'll be offering our full menu from 5 to 9 p.m., with harvest-inspired dishes from our farmer friends — sandwiches, soups, salads, hummus and our signature cookies — plus "Two Good Men" featuring live music from Joel Toluba, a brand-new photography display from Jason Langheine featuring local farms, and artwork from Bell Socialization. Come check out York's "pay-how-you-can" community cafe.

Euphoria Tattoo Emporium (102 North George Street)
First Friday Fright Night. We will be featuring vintage horror movies, snacks and drinks.

Tutoni's (108 North George Street)
Grab a bottle of Allegro Wine or Wyndridge Cider and see what creations our Chefs will cook up. Reservations recommended.

The Left Bank Restaurant & Bar (120 North George Street)
Bar only: 1/2 price LB calamari plus other special Chef inspired appetizers! $2 off select wines by the glass and draft beers. 5–7pm.

BrewVino (251 North George Street)
Celebrate Fall with hand-crafted pizza and our carefully selected beer and wine list.

Liquid Hero Brewery (50 East North Street)
Featuring brews such as American Hero, Schweet Ale, and Irregardless IPA.

The Stadium Grille Of York (133 North Duke Street)
Try our pizza, wings, or sandwiches. Dine in or carry out!

Rich Reilly Attorney at Law (54 North Duke Street)
Stop on in and enjoy painting a fun seasonal ceramic, crunch on yummy apples and pretzels from the York Pretzel Co., all while enjoying beautiful art from our talented local artisans and some special piano music in house!

Royal Square Neighborhood
Come on over to the Royal Square for Trick-or-treating at each shop, from 6p - 7p. Stick around for a costume parade/contest with children, adult, and pet categories starting at 7p! Duke Street will be closed down, with live music from Ben & Joe, presented by The Parliament Arts Organization and halloween crafts provided by the galleries on King Street!

56 (56 S. Duke Street)
Sample some of their new products that will be fully revealed at their Grand Re-Opening on October 7th!

Redeux (113 South Duke Street)
Grab some spooky snacks and pick out some great garb for your vintage inspired costume this year!

Studio 117 (117 South Duke Street)
DJ Karaoke Kid in the AK Beatz Studio. All karaoke tracks will be professionally recorded and you may purchase them if interested. $5 First Friday Fotos by RB Studios of Studio 117.

DiDi & Smiling Johns (199 South Duke Street)
Head on over to DiDi & Smiling John's Traditional Barbershop & Salon for face-painting with Smiling John & Jenny Sue The Clown!

The Parliament (116 East King Street)
Stop by The Parliament for terrifying treats, plenty of candy, and to try their NEW fall bubble tea flavor - snickerdoodle cookie! Current exhibit "INSTINCT - Why Did You Make That?" will be up.

HIVE artspace (126 East King Street)
Opening Reception for "The Spooky Art Show," an exhibit celebrating the spirit of Halloween. The exhibit will feature creepy, spooky, scary, things that go bump in the night, abandoned places, haunted houses, eerie graveyards, and other things that make your skin crawl.

Prime Art Supply (128 East King Street)
Stop by Prime Art Supply to pick up any spooky art supplies needed to finish your halloween costume and candy will be given to all costume-clad tricker-treaters!

G’s Jook Joint (111 East Princess Street)
Open Mic Night!

Wangs & Thangs (29 East Princess Street)

Be sure to stop by Wangs & Thangs for some nice music and a new variety of Fall food!

WeCo York PA
York Blue Moon (361 West Market Street)
Purchase one appetizer, get one free every First Friday.

The York Emporium (343 West Market Street)
Visit downtown York’s only used book and curiosity shop! Over 500,000 titles to peruse.

YorkSocial DanceStudio(324 West Market Street)
Every Friday we hold a social swing dance with complimentary beginner lessons. Drop-in classes are available at 7:45 and 8:30 in various swing styles; Dance kicks off at 9:15 and goes until midnight.

The Waterway York (220 West Philadelphia Street)
1st drink free from 2–8pm First Fridays.

Ironic (256 W. Philadelphia Street)
Upstairs will be open for scary sales, Unbelievable nightmares of low prices. Everything must go to make room for our Coffee Boutique Gallery House. Wave down a Pedi Cab to bring you and your inner monster to WeCo

The Roosevelt Tavern (50 North Penn Street)
$5.00 Poached Mussel Pot (Normal Price $11)
$2.00 Off Crab cake Sandwich
$2 Miller Light Drafts All Day

Earlier Event: September 25
Poetry Mix
Later Event: October 3
York Flea