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First Friday: Moms On Main

First Fridays in Downtown York

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“Moms on Main”
North Beaver Street in the Market District (between Market & Philadelphia Streets) will be closed to vehicle traffic from 4:30-9pm. South Duke Street in Royal Square Neighborhood (between Princess and King Streets) will be closed between 6-9pm.

First Friday Sponsor: WellSpan Health (Beaver Street) 
Celebrate the season of leafy greens with a cooking demo by WellSpan’s executive chef and dietitians. Sample the WellSpan Powerhouse Smoothie (featuring kale and mint) or try turkey enchiladas. Don’t miss the leafy greens tasting table—fun for kids!

Mother’s Day Concert on the Cherry Lane Stage, 6:30-7:30pm: 
The Company of Praise (COP) Youth Choir of Stewartstown (PA) United Methodist Church, composed of 35 high school singers and 12 instrumentalists, representing 6 school districts, under the direction of Dave McDowell. The group has performed at Disney World, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Grand Ole Opry, NBA games and major league baseball games. 


Mom, are you always behind the camera? The Beaver Street Merchants are bringing in professional photographers to take your portrait! That’s right, just you mom! 

YorkArts (10 North Beaver Street)
Join us in YorkArts Gallery for part 2 of the Collecting Cultural Icons series featuring artwork from the collection of Bryan Tate and Ralph Serpe. This half of the collector's exhibit will be on display April 30 - May 23. All are welcome! First Friday hours are 5-9pm.

Elizabeth & West Fashion House (15 North Beaver Street)
May FF Promo: stop by to celebrate our 1 yr anniversary! New arrivals, discounts, Fashion Cash!

The Watchmaker’s Daughter (22 North Beaver Street)
We will have artwork by Raegan Zittle and free gift with purchase. Moms can make their own stamped pendant or earrings!

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

park street pantry (24 North Beaver Street)
Park Street Pantry will have a special treat from Seattle Chocolates for every mom. Taste our three spring balsamic vinegar flavors from our olive oil and vinegar bar.

Foster’s Flower Shop (27 North Beaver Street)
$5.00 for make your own daisy flower crown. Pre-maid flower crowns will also be available for purchase. $1.00/minute chair massages by Desiree Van Wicklen LMT 

Sunrise Soap (29 North Beaver Street)
Show us some soapy love!

Esaan Thai Restaurant (30 North Beaver Street)
Enjoy a delightful evening with mom at Esaan! Eating delicious Thai food is a wonderful way to spend time with her! We have flowers for these lovely ladies, too. Reservations recommended. BYOMom & BYOB.

Lotus Moon Yoga (36 North Beaver Street)
Lotus Moon will be closed for First Friday in May
White Rose Bar & Grill (48 North Beaver Street)
Happy Hour from 4:30–6:30pm. Enjoy ½-priced drinks and ½-priced food specials at our bars.

Sweet Melissa's Dream (38 North Beaver Street) 
Join us as we celebrate Mothers! Lots of beautiful spring clothing and jewelry ready for you to try on. Enjoy a May Day cocktail while shopping. Free flower accessory with purchase over $25.00, while supplies last.

Arthur & Daughters (49 North Beaver Street)
Arthur & Daughters is hosting a Lobo Mau Trunk Show! May 1st 10am-9pm and Saturday 10am -4pm. Lobo Mau designer, Nicole Haddad will be visiting from Philadelphia to show customers the full Spring 2015 Collection! Lobo Mau is a collection of women's sportswear aimed and balancing both style and comfort. Lobo Mau is made entirely in Pennsylvania! 

Kimman’s (57 North Beaver Street) 
We will treat you like Queen. Come pick out your tiara! 
The York County Heritage Trust will be serving craft brew samples and food tastings inside Kimman’s at May’s First Friday. May 1st is the first day of public ticket sales for History Untapped: An Artisan Beer Affair, which takes place on June 13, 2015 at the Agricultural & Industrial Museum. Only at First Friday, tickets will be sold at $10 off the regular price! Buy yours at Kimman’s! (limit of 4)

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. 

vulcania graphics (122 West Philadelphia Street) 
d. g. walczyk is exhibiting his reimagining of the often overlooked or ignored elements of York in his series "Urban Totems" and "Urban Musings" and Shawn Young is exhibiting a variety of works from his "Fracture Paintings." Stop in for some light refreshments and to say hello! 

YorkArts@CityArt (118 W. Philadelphia Street)
This First Friday don't miss the Red Lion High School exhibit at YorkArts@CityArt. This exhibit is part of our annual High School Art Showcase, featuring week-long exhibits by local high schools. Red Lion High School's reception will be held May 1, 7-9pm. YorkArts@CityArt Gallery Hours are Tues. Thurs., Sat., 10am-2pm, and First Friday 5-9pm.

Cherie Anne’s (48 West Philadelphia Street)
Enjoy the soft sounds of Native American Flute by Jack Bray in the courtyard; $8 Angel Card readings with Niki; Frozen “Mamalatte’s” from Amanda and a free take-it-home tea sample to all Moms!

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

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.

Nuts About Granola (46 West Philadelphia Street) 
Sarah's Savory Snacks is the new savory snacking sensation (gluten free and non-GMO!). Stop by our shop on Friday, May 1st for free samples of our new line. This will be the first time the products are available for sale to the public and we want our biggest supporters to have exclusive access.

Indigo Bleu (39 West Philadelphia Street)
Step into spring with a new outfit for Mother's Day or celebrate mom with a gift certificate from Indigo Bleu. 

Working Class York and the Rudy Art Collective (25 East Philadelphia Street) 
Dientes de Leon, an 8’ glass and metal sculpture by Gale Jamieson, will be on view at Rudy Art Glass.

Shire Reef Antiques & Collectibles (33 East Philadelphia Street) 
20% off purchases to Mothers, 10% off purchases to other patrons

Coffee, Teas and Thee (15 South Pershing)
Tearoom, Coffee, Teas and Thee will be open and serving Homemade chicken potpie dinners as well as salad, scones, and tea sandwiches that can be ordered off the menu. Everything is homemade.

Martin Library (159 East Market Street) 
• Art from over a dozen local artists from central Pennsylvania
• Live music from Sympathy & The Lion
• Wine tasting from Allegro Vineyards
• Extended Hours for The Small Bookshop, Downtown York's Newest Used Bookshop housed inside Martin Library!
Stop by 5:45-8:00 pm for light refreshments and live music. Be sure to browse the bookshop and view talented local artists!

Junior League Thrift Shop (166 West Market Street)
The junior league of York Thrift shop will be open from 5-8 p.m. 
the thrift shop will also be open on Sunday, May 10th, from 12:30-4:00 p.m. On Mothers Day, during the olde Towne Faire.

CoWork155 (155 West Market Street)
Open 5-7 p.m. We're bringing the Imagination Playground (giant building blocks) to our event space for kids and families to enjoy, and we'll have some friends here helping with kids' crafts. Come play with us!

Friends the Salon (141 West Market Street)
Friends The Salon will welcome our very own Celebrity Make-Up Artist, seen on the Wendy Williams Show with an Epic Event! Friends The Salon will host the Jordan Way White Party with special guest DJ, Fashion Show and Special Gifts and Coupons. Stop by for a glass of wine, good food and mingle with the stars as we watch Jordon do 1on1 make-overs on select guest.

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)
For our first friday we are going to have wine samples! also our Wardrobe Cash earning conintues!

York City Pretzel Company (39 West Market Street)
Open late until 9 p.m!

Baron Von Schwein (35 West Market Street) 
Stop by until 9 p.m. for bacon popcorn! 

Clay Path Studio (33 West Market Street)
Join us as we celebrate May's Featured Artist, The Silk Garb, offering hand painted silk scarves & kimonos. A beautiful gift for mom this Mothers Day!

Trinity United Church of Christ (32 West Market Street)
Concert Schedule:
6:30 - 7:45pm - The "CHI RHO DUO" in a Four-Hand Piano Concert
8:00pm - Candle Chant

Spaceship York (9 West Market Street)
Spaceship York. Send your dreams to space. This community event runs April 1- June 15. It is open M,T,Th 9AM-2PM, F 6PM-9PM, Sat. 10AM-2PM. It is free and open to all ages. Come use the space library, take a space photo, record your dreams and build the ship. For more information check out our website: or our Facebook page SpaceshipYork. We are supported by Cultural Alliance of York and Yohn Properties.

The OffCenter Grille (48 East Market Street)
Treat mom to a $5 Momarita during First Friday Happy Hour on May 1st! Enjoy specials including half off wings and fish bites, $2 off fajitas and top shelf liquor. 



Stop by “Wash Your Mouth Out Soap Company” in Central Market York for a little relaxation and pampering for Mom and support a great cause at the same time. We’ll have a variety of massage and spa treatments available. We have a suggested price for each treatment, but all services are by donation with 100% of the profits going to Drive for Independence. Their mission is to help individuals with high level disabilities obtain a vehicle that can be converted for their unique driving needs to get to get to work and gain greater independence. We will also have a “Mommy and Me” photobooth!

Bair’s Fried Chicken (Beaver St Entrance)
Bring the kids to Bair's for Dinner tonight, we'll cook for you so you can enjoy the Shops on Beaver!

Fourhman’s Natural ToGo at Central Market
Join us at Central Market for healthy, tasty treats and a Spring Time DIY project. Get crafty to welcome the warm weather!

Simply Soup
Simply Soup at Central Market will be closed due to vacations. 

Mudhook Brewing Co. (34 North Cherry Lane)
Featuring brews such as the Redeye Irish Ale, Hook Bender Double IPA and Deep Sea Stoudt. 


Healthy World Café (24 South George Street) 
Join Healthy World Cafe for First Friday in May! We'll be offering our full menu from 5 to 9 p.m., with spring-inspired dishes from our farmer friends — sandwiches, soups, salads, hummus and our signature cookies — plus live music and local art. Come check out York's "pay-how-you-can" community cafe. Find the full menu at

The Eternal Vaper (57 South George Street)
Free 10ml bottle of eliquid with any starter kit! 20% off with all purchases over $100 A small casual setting to come in sample some of the latest flavors while enjoying a cup of coffee.

DiCarlo’s Pizza (24 North George Street)
Open ‘til 10pm 

Strand-Capitol (Studio) (50 North George Street)
Jazz in the City: Katie Rudolph (Piano,) Steve Varner (Bass,) Jeff Stabley (Drums.)

Strand-Capitol (50 North George Street)
First Friday Film: Fight Club (9pm).

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 (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.

CGA Law Firm (135 North George Street)
Bake Sale and Law Day Celebration! 

BrewVino (251 North George Street)
Celebrate Spring 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.

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 by for Pop-Up Yoga. Paint a wine glass with New Freedom Art. Get a free financial check up and swag bag from White Rose Credit Union.
Light refreshments.

Join us in the neighborhood this first of May- Duke Street will be closed from 6-9, we'll have food trucks (!!) , a live fiddler, a LuLa Roe pop-up sidewalk boutique, and lots of great events happening in our shops and galleries!
Food trucks include Mad Dash Concessions, Spectrum Farm to Truck, and more to be confirmed.

Our in-store events will be happening 5-9 unless otherwise noted:

Redeux Marketplace ( 54 North Duke Street) 
 "Create your own: fresh flower bouquet" for mom, with the help of Butera the florist. We also will have a collection of vintage vases for the maker to purchase. We will be providing lemonade paired with a light dessert.

Studio 117 (117 South Duke Street) 
Studio 117 will be hosting several unique events and an open house. Artist Andrius Polonik will be painting a mural in the Studio 117 storefront. Also, RB Studios will be taking pictures of the Mother/Daughter pairs after they receive make-overs from DiDi and Smiling John's to accompany the theme "Mothers on Main." AK Beatz will be celebrating the release of two original singles from Karla Genessis and Brookelynne ; gearing up for live performances throughout the night. We will be providing light refreshments and snacks. Original art work from The Hive Artspace, will be featured in the Studio 

DiDi & Smiling John’s (119 South Duke Street)
We’re combining forces with Studio 117! DiDi’s offering mom and daughter mini makeovers, $40 covers light makeup and simple hair styling to get you ready for a night on the town. Visit Studio 117 for your glam photo shoot. Light refreshments. 6-9pm. First come first served.

The Parliament (116 East King Street)
The Parliament’s featured show will be “AS IF! 90s Art Revival,” to transport viewers to a more radical time. We will offer light refreshments, including a sampling of hard cider brought to you by Beer Ace. Our in house studio artists will be offering giveaways! Jill Blair Photography will be giving away a $100 credit towards a studio session, and Filmmakers Diemo are giving away a free beginner lesson in photography! Painter, Kimberly Hull, will also be showcasing her studio space and work.

Kings’ Courtyard (124 East King Street)
Come in and enjoy art, live music and light refreshments.

HIVE Artspace (126 East King Street)
The May show is "Into The Woods" - forest friends and fairy tales, woods and moss and maybe snails... with Channeled Tarot Readings by Liette Monic, and a free themed pin for the first 25 Moms to visit. Liette is also offering 25% off all of her handmade Smudge Feather Fans/Wands.

Prime Art Supply (128 E King Street) 
They will be showing off their new craft supplies by offering 15% off all stamps, inks and papers. Also take part in a free card-making demonstration and walk away with your very own card for the special lady in your life.

Vapors Cloud Lounge (16 South Queen Street) 
Free 10ml in house liquid with kit purchase, 20% off purchases over $100, BOGO 20% off premium liquids

G's Jook Joint (111 E Princess Street)
Grand re-opening with live entertainment!

56 (56 S Duke Street)
Spring has Sprung at 56! Check out their new fresh herb cart that will be out all spring and summer for your cooking pleasure. Also taste test their new french macarons and cocktails made with new product White Whale cocktail syrups out of Durham, NC!

The Eternal Vapor (57 S George Street)
Extended hours until 9



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

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

Grace Manor (258 West Market Street) 
Put on your garden hat or borrow one of ours and join us in the courtyard for a tea to honor moms.
Enjoy creative tea sandwiches, rich soup, clotted cream, scones and of course tea. Live Music by classical vocalist Mylea. $5 Charge per person.

New Grounds Roasting Company (284 West Market Street)
Video Release and Concert Event featuring Ju-Taun. The world premier of Ju-Taun's new Single "Who Am I" will be taking place at New Grounds Roasting Company on May 1st, starting at 6pm. The group will be also be available for autographs and a meet and greet from 6pm-7pm in the coffee shop. The concert event starts at 7:30pm, admission is $5. Ticket available online at or at New Grounds Roasting Company.

i-ron-ic (256 W. Philadelphia Street,)
Kenneth Husband showing at The White Rose Bar and Grill. Joyce Martin showing at i-ron-ic also come check out the every change artwork and creative items.

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