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January First Friday: Flashback Friday

Downtown York PA First Fridays
WellSpan Health, First Friday presenting sponsor Downtown York PA


EVERYONE is invited to attend First Friday in Downtown York, presented by WellSpan Health! 

First Friday is a celebration of Downtown shops, restaurants, cultural venues, and nightlife hotspots. From 5:00pm - 9:00pm, downtown shops and restaurants host special events, offer refreshments & promotions, and sponsor live entertainment.

Downtown Beer Tasting

The Beer Ace Samples:
• HIVE Artspace
• Creative York
• New Grounds Roasting Company
• Pepper’s Grille
• OMG Studios (57 E King St)
• Studio 117
• Baron Von Schwein
• York City Pretzel Company
• Bair’s Chicken

Brewery Products Beer Samples:

  • SMALL STAR Art House
  • Waterway
  • Nuts about Granola
  • BrewVino
  • Dicarlo’

#FFYork Presenting Sponsor, WellSpan Health, Activity
Start the New Year off right by becoming tobacco free! WellSpan Tobacco Cessation staff will be on hand to provide education, support, and guidance as you or your family member prepares to quit. 

The Market District

Creative York (10 North Beaver Street)
Join Creative York for two new exhibits! 
In the main gallery is our “Art In Industry” exhibit, which spotlights creativity in the industrial world and will feature two local York companies: Enghdahl Manufacturing and Wolfgang Candy. 

In The Project Space is New York artist Elizabeth LaBarge’s “Lace Lines” exhibit, in which charcoal, soft pastels, and her large, intricate, unusual interpretations of lace act as an exploration of the ever-changing roles of femininity today. 

We will also have light refreshments and a free First Friday activity, "Industrial Printmaking" - make your own print using found objects and machine parts!

The Watchmaker's Daughter (22 North Beaver Street)
Some styles can't last the test of time - bring us your old jewels and see what kind of cash we can offer you on your old flash backs! 

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

Revolt Style Studio (24 North Beaver Street)
Show us your best vintage! Stop by the shop during First Friday & show how you style your favorite vintage piece(s) to enter for a chance to win a Revolt Style Studio gift package valued at $50! We'll be featuring the best looks on our Snapchat (@ revoltstyle) all night. Includes clothing & accessories. The item(s) must be at least 20 years old.

Esaan Thai Restaurant of York, PA (30 North Beaver Street)
Ring in the New Year with delicious Thai cuisine followed with our amazing Italian gelato. We'll also be featuring samples from our new Esaan To Go! menu. Reservations recommended. BYOB.

Sweet Melissa's Dream (38 North Beaver Street)
Flash back to the 80's! Wear your favorite 80's inspired outfit, best dressed gets a special "Sweet Treat!" Great sales going on all night long!

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 Co. (57 North Beaver Street)
After Christmas Sale. The entire store is 30% off, no special orders. Holiday items 50% off or more!

Creative York West (118 West Philadelphia Street)
“100 Under 100” is a group exhibit featuring more than 100 pieces of original art in many different mediums, created by a wide variety of artists, all priced at less than $100. This exhibit runs until January 14.

Rudy Collective (25 East Philadelphia Street)
Exhibit featuring works of the Rudy Collective's members. There will be an ongoing demonstration in the gallery of the repair and renewal process of leaded stained glass windows from St. Mary's Church of George Street.

Holy Hound Taproom (57 West Market Street)
Pigs in Zen sandwich for $5. Housemade bourbon BBQ pulled-pork topped with apple coleslaw on a ciabatta roll. 

My Girlfriend's Wardrobe (41 West Market Street)
Join us for our Winter Sale! Hundreds of select items are 50% off (yes, even some designer bags!). Make sure you stop in for all the details!!

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

Coffee, Teas, and Thee, LLC (15 South Pershing Avenue)
White Elephant Bingo beginning at 5pm. Join us for an evening of fun in a relaxing setting. Soup + sandwich + tea/coffee for $8.50 plus tax and gratuity. Bring a gift to use for bingo prizes.

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.

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.

Elks Lodge #213 - York, PA (223 North George Street) 
Our doors are open for First Friday with LIVE dance music! THE CITATIONS will be returning from 7-11 pm. Dance the night away with music ranging from classic rock to the latest popular songs. Dinner is available from 5-9pm. Try our new menu items including WINGS! Bar is open until 11pm. $10 cover. Ring the buzzer at the front door to be admitted. 

Strand Capitol Performing Arts Center (50 North George Street)
CapFilm (7pm, Capitol Theatre): The Love Bug
This 1968 classic features a Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own is fun for all ages. All tickets are $7. 

Park Street Pantry (24 North Beaver street)
Stop in at Park Street Pantry from 6-8 pm, First Friday1/6, to sample Mother-in-Law's Gochujang Chile Sauces. These Korean sauces are easy to use and delicious with just the right amount of heat. First Friday Special: All eleven flavor-infused raw cane sugars, smoked brown sugar and smoked cacao nibs are Buy One Get One Half Off, while supplies last.

Central Market York

Pepper's Grille at Central Market
Featuring beer samples from The Beer Ace

Bair's Chicken
Featuring beer samples from The Beer Ace

Royal Square District

World Grills (29 East King Street)
How would you like a hot soup during Frist Friday!? Stop in to try our noodle soup, your choice of 5 different Thai authentic broths, or one of our specials, including a special tapaz or signature Grilled honey cream pork rice dish. Our vegan & vegetarian dishes will be available as always and fresh virgin mojitos.

OMG Studios (57 East King Street)
Start the New Year with a treat! A free 5x7 archival reproduction with any purchase in the Oldenburg Studio. 

HIVE artspace (126 East King Street)
Opening Reception of "Pale Visions," a group exhibit in which the artists were challenged to create artworks using a mostly-white range of tones. Free button with artwork from the exhibit for our first 25 guests. 

Studio 117 (117 South Duke Street)
AKBeatz at Studio 117 will host Flashback Karaoke. Contestants will choose a song from a randomly selected era (80s, 90s, 00s) and the contestant with the best performance from each era will receive a prize. Studio tours featuring an art exhibition of works by local artists, beer samples from The Beer Ace, and refreshments also available.

WeCo York PA

New Grounds Roasting Company (284 West Market Street) 
Join us for Flashback Friday Karaoke/Open Mic! We'll feature songs from these previous decades only: 60's, 70's, 80's, and 90's!

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. 

Roosevelt Tavern (50 North Penn Street) 
$2 pork slider
$5 poached mussel pot
$ 2off crab cake sandwich
$2 miller light pints
Specials valid all day long in the pub!! 

Share your First Friday stories on social media with the hashtag #FFYork!

Earlier Event: December 17
Downtown Yuletide Walking Tour
Later Event: February 3
February First Friday: Luv-in' the City