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March First Friday: March Downtown

First Friday in 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. 

Don't forget about Restaurant Week York PA, check out the specials and menus at:!

Downtown Beer Tasting, coordinated by Brewery Products:
Baron Von Schwein – Crystal Ball Brewing Company
York City Pretzel Company - Crystal Ball Brewing Company
World Grills – Brewery Products
Nuts About Granola – Brewery Products
SMALL STAR Art House – Brewery Products
Bair's Chicken - Crystal Ball Brewing Company
HIVE artspace – Spring House Brewing Co.
DiCarlo's Pizza - York, PA - Brewery Products
BrewVino - Brewery Products
The Waterway York - Brewery Products

#FFYork Presenting Sponsor, WellSpan Health, Activity:
Falls are a frequent cause of injury leading to a stay in the hospital. Visit WellSpan’s display in Central Market to learn how you can decrease falls in the home for you or a loved one.

- Celebrate “March into Literacy” month by visiting the Book Bug inside ofCentral Market York! Free books will be available to all children, limit 1 book per child. 
- Catch the YWCA Temple Guard at LifePath Christian Ministries / YorkEconomy Store.
- Between 6:00PM and 8:00PM, Kingdom Movement School of Liturgical Dance will be performing on Beaver Street and Cherry Lane. 

- The Market District:
Strand Capitol Performing Arts Center (50 North George Street)

Jazz in the City (5pm, Studio)
Under the artistic direction of Jeff Stabley, Jazz in the City will welcome John Harris, Don Carn, Mark Huber, and Mack White 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.

Elks Lodge #213 - York, PA (223 North George Street)
Our doors are open for First Friday with LIVE dance music! Back by popular demand MAMA TRIED will be returning on March 3rd from 7-11 pm. Music ranging from classic rock to the latest popular songs always packs the dance floor. Dinner is available from 5-9. Try our new menu items including WINGS! Bar is open until 11. $15 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 also enjoy helping veterans & the community, participating in fun events, and enjoying our game room with bowling, bocce, pool and darts throughout the year. Ask for a tour!

Liberty tax service (13 West Market Street)
30% off of tax preparation for the month of March. Come to our office for your coupon!

Creative York (10 North Beaver Street)
Are you ready for the Pom Pom Puzzle Challenge? Create your own maze out of cardboard and pom poms! Plus join Creative York's Literary Arts Coach for some March Madness Community Storytelling: Help Lucy Leprechaun and Julius Caesar march their way to the basketball hoop of gold. On-going: "Art In Industry" exhibit featuring Wolfgang Candy Co & Engdahl Manufacturing in the Kerlin Gallery, and Liza LaBarge's solo exhibit "Lace Lines" in the Project Space. All activities are all ages, family friendly, and FREE!

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.

Indigo Bleu (39 West Philadelphia Street)
Come check out our spring arrivals! 40% off winter apparel & accessories!

Creative York West (118 West Philadelphia Street)
Lookee Hear: an eclectic Pop-Up shop! Artists Steph Holmes & Andrew Yeager have taken over Creative York West with Lookee Hear, their very own eclectic Pop-Up Shop (through March 4)! They have transformed the gallery into a shop filled with original art, prints, vinyl records and music, funky furniture, electronics, art books, collectibles, vintage toys, art materials, and lots of other fun stuff. First Friday special: 20% off furniture & select home goods. Paypal or cash only.

Goodridge Freedom Center (123 East Philadelphia Street)
The Goodridge Freedom Center and York Friends Meeting Present Passages on the Underground Railroad: Quaker Connections. Quaker historian Lamar Matthew will give a talk at the Goodridge Freedom Center on First Friday in March tracing the routes of the Underground Railroad through Quaker homes and farms in York County and Adams County. The talk will take place at 5:30 PM on Friday, March 3, 2017. 

Following the talk, guests are invited to walk three blocks west for an open house and light refreshments at the York Friends Meetinghouse at 6:30 PM. Guests are invited to arrive early or stay late for tours and conversation at the Goodridge Freedom Center, open from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, and at the Meetinghouse, open from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM.

Just north of the Mason-Dixon Line, York County and Adams County were positioned at the geographic crossroads of liberty and enslavement, and as such have a wealth of stories to tell about the brave women and men who advanced the cause of freedom here. Members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) have a part to play in that story, from the Wrights and the Mifflins keeping watch on the Underground Railroad at the Susquehanna River to the Jessups and Chalfants sheltering passengers at their high vantage point on what is now Apple Hill. Mr. Matthew will highlight the efforts of Quaker families and others, having carefully researched their roles in the Underground Railroad.

Art and Framing Warehouse (147 West Philadelphia Street)
Free $25 coupon towards custom framing. Gift Certificates available!

Central Market York:
Bair's Chicken
What happens when First Friday and Restaurant Week collide - you get our delicious Old Bay Wings until 9 pm!

Royal Square District:
Redeux (113 South Duke Street)
Receive a free Oliver & Company tote with any $25 purchase!

HIVE artspace (126 East King Street)
Join HIVE artspace for the Opening Reception for "Sound+Vision," a group exhibit featuring artworks inspired by music. Free limited-edition pin featuring artwork from the exhibit for the first 25 guests.

WeCo York PA:
LifePath Christian Ministries / York Economy Store (283 West Market Street)
We will be offering all clothing and shoes (excluding men's shoes) for $1.00 each. We are also offering a 50% discount on all bric-brac items and furniture, excluding items marked N.F.D. (no further discount). There will also be a performance from the YWCA Temple Guard Drill Team to help us "March into Downtown." Light refreshments will also be served.

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.

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

Earlier Event: February 25
Restaurant Week York
Later Event: March 25
Sweetest Pint Chocolate