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May's First Friday: Moms on Main

First Friday: May 6, 2016 “Moms on Main” 

WellSpan Health First Friday York PA

First Friday Sponsor: WellSpan Health (Central Market York
WellSpan's executive chef and dietitians will host a spring cooking demonstration inside Central Market. Stop by for tasty samples and healthy recipes with the feature ingredient--strawberries!

Downtown Beer Tasting
The Beer Ace

  • Kimman’s (57 North Beaver Street)
  • Foster’s Flowers (27 North Beaver Street)
  • Creative York (10 North Beaver Street)
  • Bair’s Chicken (34 West Philadelphia Street)
  • York City Pretzel Co. (39 West Market Street)
  • Baron Von Schwein (35 West Market Street)
  • Ironic (256 West Philadelphia Street)
  • HIVE Artspace (126 East King Street)
  • The Parliament (116 East King Street)
  • 56 Urban Provisions (56 South Duke Street)
  • Glazin’(101 South Duke Street)
  • Redeux (113 South Duke Street) 
  • Studio 117 (117 South Duke Street)
  • Traffic Black (133 South Duke Street) 

Brewery Products

Walk the The Shops on North Beaver Street Wine Trail: Visit Sweet Melissa’s, Foster’s Flowers, Sunrise Soap Co., Park Street Pantry, The Watchmaker's Daughter, Elizabeth & West, Arthur & Daughters, Indigo Bleu and My Girlfriend’s Wardrobe for tastings of wine for Moms on Main!

Keep an eye out for Hannah Penn STEAM students preforming numbers from their musical, “Hairspray Jr,” held Friday May 19/ 20. Tickets and literature available. 

York City Bureau of Health: Emergency Preparedness Lollapalooza
Bring the whole family for fun and games in Continental Square. Participating agencies include York City Police Department, WellSpan Heart & Vascular, City of York Fire & Rescue, White Rose Ambulance and the American Red Cross. DOWNLOAD FLYER PDF - CANCELED DUE TO RAIN

Embracing Aging: First Friday for Older Adults: 1-5P. Visit West Market Street for a health services fair. DOWNLOAD FLYER PDF - CANCELED DUE TO RAIN


Kid’s Activities

York Academy (28 West North Street) 
Stop by during First Friday for open play on our playground from 6-8PM!
St Patrick School(North Beaver Street)
Join us on Beaver Street for our #ffyork tropical craft corner! Games and prizes! 
The Abundant Mama Project will be outside Kimman's on May's First Friday at about 5:30 signing copies of her book, Savoring Slow. She'll also have a card-making station for children to make cards for their moms, grandmothers or other important mothers in their lives.

Beaver Street Activities/ Exhibitors

St. Patrick School: Tropical Craft Corner! Games and prizes available! 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of York & Adams Counties
Abundant Mama Project: outside Kimman's on May's First Friday at about 5:30 signing copies of her book, Savoring Slow. She'll also have a card-making station for children to make cards for their moms, grandmothers or other important mothers in their lives.

Gung Ho Bikes: In recognition of National Bike Month, Gung Ho Bikes will be providing a ‘bike valet’ service for those riding to Downtown York to enjoy the First Friday festivities! Not only that, but Gung Ho Bikes staff will also provide courtesy bike safety inspections on each bike. Incentives and giveaways will be available to the first 25 bikers to park with the valet (provided by Commuter Services of Pennsylvania and City of York – Bureau of Health). Stay tuned for more details on the Gung Ho Bikes visit” 

The Market District

Walk the The Shops on North Beaver Street Wine Trail: Visit Kimman’s, Sweet Melissa’s, Foster’s Flowers and My Girlfriend’s Wardrobe for tastings of wine for Moms on Main!

Creative York (10 North Beaver Street)
This month your face is the canvas, and we’re here to decorate it! Swing by Creative York between 6-8pm for artsy face painting. Perfect for ‘mommy and me’ this Mother’s Day weekend! While you’re here, get the first look at our new window display, featuring artwork created by downtown merchants on Beaver St., Philadelphia St., and Market St. as a part of our Creative Downtown Project.
The gallery will be open 4-9pm. On display in The Kerlin Gallery is Mud: A Joint Ceramics Exhibition with The Clay Studio of Philadelphia. On display in the Project Space is Digital Class Demo showcasing our digital arts classes.

The Watchmaker's Daughter (22 North Beaver Street)
Moms can take a break from shopping and relax, free massages by Sofia Kull. Free gift with purchase.

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)
It's a girls night out with flower crowns and wine! Purchase your wine and flower design gift certificates for the greatest gift ever to give on Mother's Day!

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)
In celebration with National Small Business Week and Mother's Day, we are celebrating Woman who are Small Business owners! We are giving you the "Special Sweet Team Treatment!" on First Friday only and while supplies last! Come in and enjoy a glass of wine and small business shopping! 

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)
Lobo Mau Trunk Show. Full spring collection in stock and fall preview/ pre-order available.

Kimmans (57 North Beaver Street) 
Wine and beer tastings!
The Abundant Mama Project will be outside Kimman's on May's First Friday at about 5:30 signing copies of her book, Savoring Slow. She'll also have a card-making station for children to make cards for their moms, grandmothers or other important mothers in their lives. 

The Smyser-Bair House (30 North Beaver Street)
The Smyser-Bair House / Historic York Inn and Berkshire Hathaway invite you to join us for an old fashioned Mother's Day Tea. The evening of tea service, drinks, palatial tours, original art, and children's literature takes place at 30 South Beaver Street as a part of Downtown York’s First Friday festivities from 5 to 9 p.m. on May 6!

Enjoy tea service, with freshly brewed tea and accompanying finger foods, in the palatial parlor and formal dining room, surrounded by gilded Pier mirrors, breathtaking wood and plaster work, and electrified chandeliers. Children book author and artist Eric and Nataliya Goodman will be on hand to share and sign their books--something any mother can appreciate.

Learn more about the history of the Smyser-Bair House / Historic York Inn at

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 West (118 W. Philadelphia Street)
Check out the work of our area’s talented high school students! York Suburban will take over the gallery May 1 – 7, with their exhibit reception on #FFYork from 6-8pm. The students have made the work, curated the exhibit, and hung the show, now all they need is an audience!

Cherie Anne Designs (48 West Philadelphia Street)
Cherie Anne will offer Angel Card Readings with Niki, and Chair Massage. Indian Summer Jars will be playing in the courtyard. We are creating new smoothies. Come try one!

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

Holy Hound Taproom (57 West Market Street)
Join us for 30 rotating taps of craft beer and our new full menu!

My Girlfriend's Wardrobe (41 West Market Street)
Come celebrate Mom! Wine and cheese served starting at 5pm while supplies last!

York City Pretzel Company (39 West Market Street)
We’re open until 9 p.m! Enjoy tastings from the Beer Ace

Richard R. Reilly, Attorney at Law - Rich Reilly (54 North Duke Street)
Join us for the sights, sounds, and tastes of Cinco de Mayo! While enjoying the creations of our local Artisans!

Central Market York

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

Bair's Chicken (North Beaver Street Entrance)
Give Mom a break this First Friday and let us do the cooking! Our Taco Salad is a great healthy way to Spice up your Friday Night!

George Street

Stage Deli On George (26 North George Street)
The Stage Deli is excited to be open to serve you on first Fridays!! Stop in for 10% off anything on our menu, with moms getting an additional 10%. Our full menu will always be available, including breakfast served all day and fresh SMOOTHIES.

Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center (50 North George Street) 
First Friday film: Dazed and Confused
Jazz in the City: Don Collins- Trombone, James Collins- Piano, Hassan Shakur- Bass, Jeff Stabley- Drums, Strand Studio, 5-7PM, $5 at the door, free with student ID. 

Tutoni's: Join us for "supper club," our First Friday afterparty.

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.

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

Royal Square District

King Street will be closed to traffic from Duke Street to Howard Alley to make room for Food Trucks, Photo Booths, Cotton Candy and Pop Corn Machines, Cornhole Game Boards and last but not least DRAG QUEEN BINGO!

Join local drag celebrity Jada Sparxxx and partake in free bingo on King Street from 6-8:30PM, family friendly and prizes for winners!

Make:Craft (113 South Duke Street)
Open House 6-9PM | Gift certificates available.

Promoting May workshops
Origami Wall Hanging
Chalk Paint furniture refinish workshop
Himmeli Art Plant Sculpture. 
Demonstrating how to make an origami flower to share with the mother figure in your life. 

The Parliament Arts Organization (116 East King Street) 
Stop by and check out The Parliament’s new exhibit "Exploreogram", a show completely curated through instagram photo entries! Also joinMaggie King Makeup Artistry for Makeovers! Her makeup brush is like, literally a magic wand!

HIVE artspace(126 East King Street)
Take an imaginary walk in the woods during the Opening Reception for our May "Flora & Fauna" exhibit, a group show of artwork featuring woodland animals and plants! The first 25 Moms that stop by get a free pin featuring an adorable woodland creature by artist Juliette Crosson!
56 Urban Provisions (56 South Duke Street)
We’re partnering up with a local photographer to take photos of awesome mom’s and their children, also enjoy a pickle sampling!

Redeux (113 South Duke Street)
We're sampling Fitzkee's Chocliate and listening to Queen all night, come party!

King's Courtyard Artists' Collective (124 East King Street)
Stop by King's Courtyard and check out their newest exhibit and enter to win their queen-themed door prize! In addition, they'll also have light refreshments.

Glazin' (101 South Duke Street)
Grab a beer and a donut, what more could you want?

DiDi & Smiling John's traditional Barber Shop & Salon (119 South Duke Street)
John's taking walk in's until 7pm! WOOT!

WeCo York PA

WECO OPEN HOUSE TOUR FOR NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS WEEK: WeCo (West of the Codorus) businesses will open their doors to the public, offering refreshments and specials, during First Friday, May 6. The event is a celebration of National Small Business Week (#DreamSmallBiz). Join us to learn more about these businesses supporting the revitalization of downtown York, creating jobs and driving innovation.

York Blue Moon (361 West Market Street) 
Purchase one appetizer, get one half off 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. 

The Roosevelt Tavern(50 North Penn Street) 
$2.00 Off Crab cake Sandwich
Slow Roasted Pulled Pork Slider $2.00 Each
$5.00 Lb Poached Mussel Pots (white wine, lemon, garlic broth andouille sausage toasted crostini) normal price $11
$2.00 Miller Light Drafts