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
- HIVE Artspace – Flying Fish Brewing Company
- Bair’s Chicken – Crystal Ball Brewing Company
- Baron Von Schwein – Crystal Ball Brewing Company
- York City Pretzel Company – Crystal Ball Brewing Company
- Nuts About Granola – Brewery Products
- SMALL STAR Art House – Brewery Products
- Studio 117/AK Beatz - Aldus Brewing Company
- Foster's Flower Shop - Spring House Brewing Co.
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The Market District
Elks Lodge #213 - York, PA (223 North George Street)
Our doors are open for First Friday with LIVE dance music! Back by popular demand, THE QUADRASONICS will be returning on February 3rd from 7-11 pm. Dance the night away with music ranging from classic rock to the latest popular songs along with some old favorites. Dinner is available from 5-9. Try our new menu items including WINGS! Bar is open until 11. $10 cover. Ring the buzzer at the front door to be admitted. Consider becoming a member of this great lodge - celebrating 125 years of service to our local veterans, community and youth. In addition to our dances, members can also enjoy bowling, bocce, pool and darts in our game room throughout the year. Ask for a tour!
Cherie Anne Designs (48 West Philadelphia Street)
For February First Friday we will be promoting locally handcrafted jewelry, knitwear and accessories. In the courtyard café we will feature a lavender caramel tea latte.
Sweet Melissa's Dream (38 North Beaver Street)
Love thy Self! Join us at Sweet Melissa's as we celebrate the month of Love by taking some time to love yourself! Receive love letters from your Angels with our special guest Kate Carlson. Kate will be doing 15 minute Angel Card Readings for $20.00. Enjoy a special heart-created drink while shopping through our new arrivals. Don't forget to take a Love Selfie with us, too!
My Girlfriend's Wardrobe (41 West Market Street)
Join us for complimentary wine and chocolate while you browse thru hundreds of great pieces! New items will be hitting the floor just for tonight!
Art & Framing Warehouse (147 West Philadelphia Street)
Frame your Valentine! Free $25 coupon towards custom framing. Enjoy wine and chocolates.
Creative York (10 North Beaver Street)
Join us at Creative York to create a sweet collage out of candy wrappers! This free, all-ages activity is inspired by Wolfgang Candy Co, one of the manufacturers featured in our current "Art In Industry" exhibit, which you can also see while you are here! Be sure to check out "Lace Lines" a solo exhibit by New York artist Liza LaBarge in our Project Space gallery, too! Both exhibits run until March 18.
Creative York West (118 West Philadelphia Street)
Artists Steph Holmes & Andrew Yeager are taking over Creative York West with Lookee Hear, their very own eclectic Pop-Up Shop during the month of February! They are transforming the gallery into a shop filled with original art, prints, vinyl records and music, modern furniture, electronics, art books, collectibles, vintage toys, art materials, and so much more. Be among the first to shop at Lookee Hear at the Opening Reception on First Friday, February 3 from 5-9pm!
Revolt Style Studio (24 North Beaver Street)
We Love York City! This First Friday we'll be launching some new additions to our Proud Local line of York merchandise. We're re-releasing the original York Heart tee in a new color & adding some new items into the mix. We'll be celebrating with refreshments for all! Stop by the shop to get a first look at the new styles.
The Watchmaker's Daughter (22 North Beaver Street)
First Friday we will be serving wine, featuring our own hand-made "York" charms, and 20% off one night only on purchases!
Strand Capitol Performing Arts Center (50 North George Street)
CapFilm (7pm, Capitol Theatre): Aladdin
This 1992 Disney classic tells the love story of Aladdin and Princess Jasmine and is fun for all ages. CapFilm FREE First Friday Family Films are sponsored by OSS Health.
Jazz in the City (5pm, Studio)
Under the artistic direction of Jeff Stabley, Jazz in the City will welcome John Swana (internationally acclaimed EVI jazz musician) and Jonathan Ragonese (established saxophonist and composer from NYC) from 5:00pm to 7:00pm in the Studio at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $5, or FREE with a student ID. Jazz in the City is sponsored by the City of York.
Pennsylvania Arts Experience (35 West Philadelphia Street)
Please join us on First Friday, February 3rd, from 5:30 pm to 9 pm, at our Gallery and Orientation Center inside Marketview Arts, for the opening of 15:65 Twelve Black Female Artists!
This is a group exhibition is curated by Ophelia Chambliss and will be on exhibit through February 28th, 2017. Special Reception and Meet & Greet with the artists and curator will be Saturday, February 4th: 11 am. Both events are free and open to the public!
Participating Artists Include: Kristian Beverly, Joyce Martin, Shannon High, Victoria McCallum, Melanie Gaskin's, Lynzee Littlejohn, Kirsten McWilliams, Sharnee Burnett, Nancy Mendes, Stephanie Lewis, Cheryl Handy, Lexus Gore, Ophelia Chambliss.
Central Market York
We'll be offering our full menu for your First Friday dining needs ❤
Royal Square District
The Parliament Arts Organization (116 East King Street)
Rachael Scott and Chelsea Foster will have their studio open on the 2nd floor of the Parliament. They will have hand lettered goods, felted soaps, jewelry and more for sale! Great gifts for your Valentine!
AK Beatz at Studio 117 (117 South Duke Street)
We #Love York City! First Friday in February at AK Beatz is all about the love! Join us while we cover the best love songs karaoke style live from the booth and beer samples provided by The Beer Ace! Our multipurpose space will be transformed into a Lover's Lounge where you can swoon your sweetheart with sweet treats and listen to some soothing sounds from your favorite local artists! Also, be sure to come check out our exhibit in the Art Gallery- "(un)conventional portraiture" by Justin Ruby. See you there!
HIVE artspace (126 East King Street)
Love is just one of the many emotions represented at the Opening Reception of "The Human Condition," a group exhibit of artworks pulling inspiration from the range of human emotions and other aspects of the human experience. The exhibit runs until Feb 25. Free button featuring artwork from the exhibit for the first 25 guests!
Redeux Marketplace (113 South Duke Street)
Redeux will be having a candle & card bundle: one large Oliver & Co candle and card for $10 -gift certificates available!
OMG Studios (57 East King Street)
OMG Studios will show the LUV with recent paintings in the Migliarini and Gonzales studios. Oldenburg studio will be displaying portraits of family and friends painted over the past 25 years. Enter to win an archival 5x7 print of your choice by Carol Oldenburg. Winner drawn at 9pm First Friday.
World Grills (29 East King Street)
We're offering fresh, traditional & variety Asian fusion food. Stop in to try our hot noodle bowl, your choice of 5 different Thai authentic broths, New Thai curry dishes and signature grilled honey cream pork. Many vegan & vegetarian options will be available as always. Plus fresh virgin mojito or beer samples.
WeCo York PA
Roosevelt Tavern (50 North Penn Street)
All Day Long In The PUB: $5 poached mussel pots, $2 off crab cake sandwich, $2 pork slider and $2 Miller Lite Pints.
LifePath Christian Ministries / York Economy Store (283 West Market Street)
Love themed music, both streaming and live. Featuring 50% off everything sale between the hours of 5:00 - 8:00 pm, except for items marked NFD (no further discount). We will have light refreshments for our customers.
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