November's First Friday: Holiday Open House
First Friday Sponsor: WellSpan Health (Beaver Street)
Meet with WellFit instructors from WellSpan Rehabilitation to learn home workouts to keep active during the busy holiday season. Enter to win a free month of WellFit!
YWCA York Walk-A-Mile in Her Shoes 2015
Do you have what it takes to walk a mile in her shoes? YWCA York will stand up against domestic violence with the annual Walk-A-Mile in Her Shoes event. Men (& women) of all ages are encouraged to come out to LSC Design sporting their best wedges, pumps, or fashionable flats and walk a mile around downtown York in support of domestic violence awareness.
After the walk, stay and party the night away at the Kick Off Your Heels after party, from 6-9PM. Enjoy live entertainment, food, drinks, and more!
4-5PM - Day of Registration, shoe pick up, and donation drop off
5:30PM - Walk begins
6-9PM - Kick Off Your Heels After Party
Register today! www.ywcayork.org/walkamile
Stuff the Truck! Hosted by the York Rescue Mission
During this fall we need to raise 225,000 lbs of food!
Join us and WeCo York PA during Downtown York, PA's First Friday and help to "Stuff the Truck". When you donate non-perishable foods you will receive a coupon for 10% off select First Friday Vendors. Guess the total weight of what's raised during our event and you could win a $100 gift certificate to our York Economy Store!! Something for the kiddos also- stop by! #stuffthetruck
The Smyser-Bair House / Historic York Inn
The Smyser-Bair House / Historic York Inn invites you to join us for an evening of palatial tours, live music, original art, local literature, light fare and drinks at 30 South Beaver Street
Berkshire-Hathaway will offer complete tours of the 1830s mansion, The Smyser-Bair House / Historic York Inn. Step back in time for a tour through history, with hand-carved, gilded Pier mirrors, stained glass, etched glass, hand plasterwork, woodwork, and chandeliers that rival those found in museums. Anchored in the historic district since the 1830s, and belonging to the Smyser-Bair family until 1979, when it was left to the York Historical Trust before becoming a private inn, this home is a rich part of York's history.
Eric D. Goodman and Nataliya Goodman will sign copies of their books, Flightless Goose, a storybook for children, and Tracks: A Novel in Stories. Tracks: A Novel in Stories won the Gold Medal for best fiction in the Mid Atlantic Region from the Independent Publishers Book Awards.
Limestone Connection, a band from Baltimore made up of Holly Morse-Ellington (on ukulele and vocals) and Jason Tinney (on harmonica), will play a set of live music.
Jason Tinney will sign copies of his novel, Ripple Meets the Deep. Ripple Meets the Deep was named best book of Baltimore in Baltimore Magazine.
We will also have beer tasting by Brewery Products from 6-8 pm
Downtown Beer Sampling
Beer Samplers from The Beer Ace
Baron Von Schwein
York City Pretzel Company
Sunrise Soap Co.
Didi & Smiling John's
Bair's Fried Chicken
Beer Samplers from Brewery Products
Healthy World Café
Nuts about Granola
White Rose Bar & Grill
Holy Hound Taproom
Historic York Inn
The Market District
Creative York (10 North Beaver Street)
YorkArts will be closed for renovations.
The Watchmaker's Daughter (22 North Beaver Street)
We will be hosting our open house that night - we will have artwork and special holiday window designed by Joan Austin. Enjoy holiday treats while you make your wish lists for Christmas!
Park Street Pantry (24 North Beaver Street)
Check out our new and unique ingredients for fall, guaranteed to make your holiday dinners unforgettable. Browse our selection of jams and spreads for simple and delicious entertaining. FF Special - $2 off all jams and spreads.
Camera Center of York (23 North Beaver Street)
4x6 in-store kiosk prints made in minutes for 19¢ each, until 9:00pm.
Fosters Flower shop (27 North Beaver Street)
Join us in celebrating one year since our ribbon cutting at 27 North Beaver Street.
Esaan Thai Restaurant of York, PA (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)
Join us for our Holiday Open House! Get a jump on the upcoming holiday season with great gifts for all your loved ones. Great give-a-ways, cocktails and so much more!
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.
Arthur & Daughters (49 North Beaver Street)
At A&D we don't like to skip over Thanksgiving! For November First Friday Arthur & Daughters will be debuting a fresh window display featuring the 3rd annual appearance of Terrence the Turkey! Visit the shop and post what you are thankful for and be entered to win a $30 gift card!#thankfulinyorkcity
Kimmans (57 North Beaver Street)
Holiday Open House Come see the beautiful gift selection for the holidays and enjoy hot cider while shopping.
Art & Framing Warehouse (147 West Philadelphia Street)
Just in time for the holidays! 30% off all framed art. Gift Certificates for purchase towards custom framing. Free 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.
Creative York (118 W. Philadelphia Street)
YorkArts@CityArt will be closed for renovations.
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.
Pennsylvania Arts Experience (37 West Philadelphia Street)
PAE is pleased to welcome Pennsylvania's First Lady, and long-time PAE artist member, Frances Donnelly Wolf, to exhibit her recent works. First Lady Wolf will be available to meet visitors on First Friday and discuss her work from 6 - 8 pm.
Rudy Collective Gallery (25 East Philadelphia Street)
"Stained Glass Art of the Rudy Glass Companies" ~ An exhibition of historic scale drawings, luminaires, and full size working drawings from the Rudy Art Glass archives. Visit the studios of artists Gale Jamieson, Cliff Maier, Gerald Davidson and Clifton Santiago and get information about classes that are being planned at the Rudy Collective begin in January 2016. Also view a video of the stained glass process and observe the restoration of a stained glass window.
Holy Hound Taproom (57 West Market Street)
Open at 4pm every First Friday! Join us for 30 rotating taps of craft beer!
My Girlfriend's Wardrobe(41 West Market Street)
We will have wine samples to celebrate the release of our holiday gift guide.
York City Pretzel Company (39 West Market Street)
We’re open until 9 p.m!
Baron Von Schwein (35 West Market Street)
Beer sampling by The Beer Ace
Live music by Brahmii & Wick
Central Market York
Bair's 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.
2 Cups of Soup, 2 Drinks and 1 Toasted Cheese Sandwich all for $10
Healthy World Cafe (24 S. George Street)
Join Healthy World Cafe for First Friday in November! 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 live music by Donna Jean Foster, new artwork by Henry Stambaugh, and beer samples from Brewery Products. Come check out York's "pay-how-you-can" community cafe. Find the full menuathealthyworldcafe.org.
DiCarlo's Pizza - York, PA (24 North George Street)
We’re teaming up with Brewery Products for a sampling party!
Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center (50 North George Street)
First Friday film: E.T.
Strand Studio: Jazz in the City
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!
Richard R. Reilly, Attorney at Law - Rich Reilly (54 North Duke Street)
Join us for Holiday Fun! New Freedom Art is in house to guide your inner artist for your very own seasonal canvas! Have fun with our game stations, photo booth, and snacks while your creation dries! We're looking forward to seeing you there!
Royal Square District
DiDi & Smiling John's traditional Barber Shop & Salon (119 South Duke Street)
Jenny Sue the clown is coming to create balloon animals and the Popcorn Loft will offer free samples.
The Parliament Arts Organization (116 East King Street)
Stop by The Parliament Arts Organization and enter to win a "Welcome Fall" gift basket full of The Parliament's specialty tea blends, bubble tea gift card, signature coffee/tea syrups and much more! In addition we'll have plenty of tasty treats & kid's DIY activities. While you're at it sample a few beers provided by Beer Ace & maybe even make your own mini beer float!
King's Courtyard Artists' Collective (124 East King Street)
UTA Karate West York Demonstration 6:30-7pm. Spotlight Artist- Renee Strine. Welcome new artist members Ryan Sommers, Missi McLaren Ritter, and Jon Wert.
HIVE Artspace (126 East King Street)
A dual Opening Reception for "It's The Little Things..." a small-artwork show featuring more than 35 artists (great for gift shopping!), and "ZeeLindaLand" a solo exhibit of artworks by Pennsylvania artist ZeeLinda
Prime Art Supply Co. (128 East King Street)
Dying to let your inner artist out? Stop by Prime Art Supply and event to win their "Starter Painting Basket" full of everything you could possibly need!
WANGS & Thangs LLC Open Tues -Sat 8am -8pm (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.
I-ron-ic (256 W. Philadelphia Street)
i-ron-ic is introducing our new Espresso Coffee Bar with decadent Cappuccinos and Lattes . So flag down a Pedi Cab and ask the driver to bring you to us. We will be offering 50 free small hot beverages for the first 50 people, so come in and warm up. I-ron-ic will be showcasing 30+ local artists from our 85 artists store portfolio. While you are here, go across the street to the Hidden Staircase Galley with Michael Nevin Walker, Pat Thomas and Jason Orr showcasing their works of art. Just ask i-ron-ic and we give you the pass key to this wonderful Bohemian gallery.
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