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.
Who’s out on Beaver Street?
- Join York College Center for Community Engagement and Tech Tinker - a small group of elementary/middle school kids who get together with students from York College's engineering program to explore various technology-based toys! They'll be showing off what they do, and will have more info about joining the group!
- Check out Pressley Ridge's booth for more info on their services, and find more info on becoming a foster parent!
- Stop by Members 1st Federal Credit Union’s booth, they’ll be giving out credit union information, and fun prizes!
- Stop by the Downtown York, PA table to get some useful information regarding the city!
- Not One More - York Chapter will be giving out information and talking with event attendees
- Creative York will be outside of their Beaver Street location, with a pottery wheel demonstration! Messy, mesmerizing fun!
- Check out OrangeMite Studios - an educational Shakespeare performance company from Dover! They will be promoting their upcoming 2017 season, and their Youth summer camp!
- TAFE will be out on Beaver Street with an activity and will be distributing information about Summer Camps, Summer Musical The Fantastics, and TAFE Night of Talent (A talent show for All Ages)! Stop by and say hi!
- Edible Arrangements will be set up with samples, and a raffle to win free arrangements!
Downtown Beer Tasting
• Roost Uncommon Kitchen
• York City Pretzel Company
• World Grills
• Nuts About Granola
• SMALL STAR Art House
• Bair's Chicken
• HIVE artspace
• DiCarlo's Pizza - York, PA
• Foster's Flower Shop
• Studio 117
• The Waterway York
First Friday Activities in Cherry Lane
Tutoni's Al Fresco- June First Friday - 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Tutoni's Al Fresco series is back! Join us in Cherry Lane Park again this summer for beautiful nights under the trees with live music, small bites, cocktails, beer and wine. Live music by Soji.
First Friday Activities in the Market District
Appell Center for the Performing Arts (50 North George Street)
CapFilm (7:00PM, Capitol Theatre): Kubo and the Two Strings
In this 2016 film, a young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armour worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past. CapFilm FREE First Friday Family Films are sponsored by OSS Health.
Elks Lodge #213 - York, PA (223 North George Street)
JASPR, a popular 5 member Classic Rock band, is back at the York Elks for June’s First Friday from 7:00PM – 11:00PM. $10 cover/Elks members $5. All proceeds go to the “All Vets to DC” trip to Arlington National Cemetery in November. There will also be a demonstration by Veterans Service Canines Inc. PTSD/TBI service dogs. We will present the Veteran Service Canines a check for $2500 from our ENF Gratitude Grant. Ring the buzzer at the front door to be admitted. Kitchen is open from 5-9 pm for dinner and appetizers!
Isaac’s Restaurants (58 West Market Street)
A Dad’s and Dudes Feature Sandwich at a special price. On the fly’s version of a cheese steak hoagie. Sliced top round beef, fresh sliced American and pepper jack cheeses, 1000 island dressing and sliced tomatoes and red onions, all stuffed in our Large sized French bread and baked in our ovens. Live music by Cindy David and Art Watcher starting at 6:00PM
Meta (15 South Beaver Street)
The dudes abide. Free dry styling, beard and mustache trims, and consultations for dudes.
Creative York (10 North Beaver Street)
Come visit Creative York to see our brand new exhibit "Chasing Paper" and create your own 3-D rolled paper sculpture, join our Literary Arts Coach to make a card for Dad or share a story for our story wall celebrating Dads and Dudes and the people that love them, and watch a pottery wheel demonstration out in front of out gallery! The Project Space will also be open with an exciting new exhibit by Ellen Ehlenbeck.
Revolt Style Studio (24 North Beaver Street)
WE'RE TURNING 1 YEAR OLD! (kinda.) We've been traveling around to area events (+ more) for over 2 years now, but we're celebrating a special milestone on June 2nd!
Our shop on Beaver St. opened June First Friday of last year, so this June First Friday we'll be celebrating our 1st birthday on Beaver St in true first birthday style, complete with birthday cake, balloons & party hats. We'll be open all day (10:00AM - 9:00PM), but the party starts @ 5:00PM! And guess what. You're all invited!
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.
Marketview Arts (37 West Philadelphia Street)
Please join Carol Oldenburg at her solo show, Atmospheric Direction, for a First Friday reception from 5-8pm
Creative York West (118 West Philadelphia Street)
Opening Reception for "H.O.P.E. - Hold On Pain Ends," a special art showcase by River Rock Day Treatment Program. Unlike many high schools and some alternative schools, River Rock does not have an Art or Music department to offer the students. Artwork submitted for the art show was created during their personal/down time from classwork alongside their guidance counselor and peers. Their self-title of “H.O.P.E. – Hold On Pain Ends” was decided through discussion on how art has assisted each of them in building resiliency skills, not only at school but at home and in their community. Their artworks will be accompanied by individual artist statements that guide viewers through their personal creative processes’ and strengths. They will have light refreshments at the opening, as well as some of the artists’ themselves!
Coffee, Teas, and Thee, LLC (15 South Pershing Avenue)
At 6:30PM stop by Coffee, Teas, and Tee for their Father Daughter gathering! Joe Bowers will be speaking, and a meal will be provided. Please call 717-854-3669 for reservations.
First Friday Activities in Central Market York
Stop by Central Market for special music by Novus, featuring a live performance by Anthony Bruno! While you’re here, bring the kids to make a fun Fathers Day craft!
Pepper's Grille at Central Market
Faber Easy Drinking Liquors will be back handing out samples and will also feature a specialty cocktail: Blackberry Spritzer featuring our Raspberry Vodka, Blackberries, Prosecco, and Cranberry Juice!
First Friday Activities in the Royal Square District
Taste Test: A Pop Up Restaurant Series (101 South Duke Street)
Check out their newest audition: King Brät! $12 gets you a guaranteed seat, a loaded brät, loaded tots, and a drink. A la carte walk-in options will also be available. Hours for First Friday: 11:00Am - 11:00PM.
Be on the lookout for a Dads & Dudes special!
Make:Craft (113 South Duke Street - Back room at Redeux Marketplace)
Make:Craft is hosting a Maker's Pop Up in their back room space at Redeux Marketplace, from 5:00PM – 8:00PM. Two fine talents are coming together to share their beautiful work. Dana Hoff of Wired Design and Steph Carter of Sew Me a Rainbow will have their wares on display and available for purchase.
World Grills (29 East Market Street)
🌸🌸🌸Come join us at World Grills on First Friday to check out our spring specials, including new drinks, appetizers, and main dishes. We're pound to present the spicy chicken lemongrass or ribeye sliced steak and Panang salmon. Also, We offer various vegan/vegetarian items as well as gluten free alternatives! Don't forget to BYOB!🍻
HIVE artspace (126 East King Street)
Things are buzzing at HIVE with the Opening Reception for our annual Great Big Bug Show! We will have a gallery full of fun and interesting insect-related art, plus a live bug showcase (and maybe some bug handling for those interested!) Come meet some of the participating artists, enjoy light refreshments, and try some tasty beers from Spring House Brewing Co (must be 21 for beer samples). The first 25 guests will receive a free limited-edition pin featuring artwork from the exhibit. This event is free and open to the public.
First Friday Activities in WeCo York PA
I-ron-ic (256 West Philadelphia Street)
Stop by our coffee and tea bar for 50% off all drinks!
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!
downtown Inc Events 2016