First Friday: Red, White & Block Party

First Fridays in Downtown York

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First Friday: July 2015 “Red, White and Block Party” 
Please note: North Beaver Street closes to vehicle traffic from 4:30-9pm. East King Street closes from 6-9pm.

First Friday Sponsor: WellSpan Health (Beaver Street) 
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The Market District
Get the party started on North Beaver Street! 
Lawn Games provided by The Beer Ace
York City Pretzel Company, “Pretzel Dog Eating Contest” 
Fire and Police Vehicles
Food Truck: Soul Burrito, LLC
Exhibitors: The Rooted Artist Collective, Ride to Survive, Junior League of York, Animal Rescue Inc, and Danielle Miller

YorkArts (10 North Beaver Street)
YorkArts will be closed for renovations.

The Watchmaker's Daughter (22 North Beaver Street)
Artwork by Ketti Repstik and be one of the first twelve customers to purchase an American made product and receive a free tote bag.

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

Park Street Pantry (24 North Beaver Street)
It's summertime grillin' and chillin'. From rubs to shrubs, we have the ingredients to kick your summer picnics! Mid-summer also means a bounty of fresh local veggies, so stop in for new ideas and recipes!

Fosters Flower shop (27 North Beaver Street)
Of course you can by your make your flower crown kit. We'll also have your 4th of July picnic flowers ready to go . Come and get it !

Sunrise Soap Company(29 North Beaver Street)
Show us some soapy love!

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.

Lotus Moon Yoga (36 North Beaver Street)
Evening of classical Indian sitar and violin with John and Helena Protopapas 6:30pm. Visit our yoga boutique for a special 4th of July sale 5-9pm. We will have henna body art and face painting as well!

Sweet Melissa's Dream (38 North Beaver Street)
July ff promo.. Come in and celebrate the July 4th holiday! Check out the new clothing lines, enjoy a cocktail while shopping, special deals, and cool giveaways! Be part of the Red, White and Block party!!

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)
We ❤ Made in the USA! Get 25% off our Made in the USA handbag collections!

Kimmans (57 North Beaver Street)
Free American flag with purchase. 

Art & Framing Warehouse (147 West Philadelphia Street)
Enter to win a professionally framed print titled "Bless America's Heroes" by artist Bonnie Mohr. A $150 value. No purchase necessary.

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. 

YorkArts@CityArt (118 W. Philadelphia Street)
YorkArts@CityArt will be closed for renovations.

Cherie Anne Designs (48 West Philadelphia Street)
“Indian Summer Jars” will be playing. 

Just Cupcakes (44 West Philadelphia Street)
Just Cupcakes is open 10am-9pm on First Fridays.

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

Indigo Bleu (39 West Philadelphia Street)
Swing by to see what's trending for summer. All winter clothes are 40% off. 

Marketview Arts (37 West Philadelphia Street)
A Photography and Furniture Art exhibit featuring works from Freddie Graves. 
Freddie Graves is a 2014 MFA graduate from Maryland Institute College of the Arts (MICA), working throughout the Baltimore/Harrisburg area. Two means of his expressive output will be presented.
Photography: Most of his photography stems from his near death experience in 2012. Nude distorted human figures presented as a dysmorphic mosaics; and single light source photography, with completely black backgrounds, the figures absorb and emanate the light within and without.
Rustic Furniture: Using reclaimed and recycled materials, he attempts to make pieces that are functional and that question the over-processing present in our consumer goods.

Junior League of York, PA, Inc. (166 West Market Street)
The Junior League Of York Thrift shop will be open 5-8 p.m.

Cowork155 (155 West Market Street)
Join us for the opening reception for our new photo exhibit - a look back at the first year of Kable House Presents. KHP is an independent concert series that launched out of CoWork155. Their first season began in September 2014 and included 16 concerts featuring national touring acts. The images by KHP house photographer Dave Wagenknecht reflect favorite and special moments of the shows and the beauty and craftsmanship of the series’ historic home, the Central Market House. Be among the first to see the exhibit, meet the photographer and Kable House Presents organizers, and enjoy refreshments.

Holy Hound Taproom (57 West Market Street)
Open at 4pm every First Friday! Join us for 30 rotating taps of craft beer!

My Girlfriend's Wardrobe (41 West Market Street)
Beer and wine samples in store! End of season sale has begun!

York City Pretzel Company (39 West Market Street)
We’re open until 9 p.m! Join us on Beaver Street for a pretzel dog eating contest! 

Baron Von Schwein(35 West Market Street)
Live Music by Macy K Special art appearance:
Amanda Cleal 6-7pm, showcasing her original cartoon pig, Rupert & friends


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. 

George Street
The Eternal Vaper (57 South George Street)
Free 10ml bottle of eliquid with any starter kit! 20% off with all purchases over $100 A small casual setting to come in sample some of the latest flavors while enjoying a cup of coffee.

Healthy World Cafe (24 S. George Street)
Healthy World Café will be closed in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. 

Dicarlo's Pizza - York, PA (24 North George Street)
Open ‘til 10pm 

Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center (Studio) (50 North George Street)
Jazz in the City

Tutoni's (108 North George Street )
Grab a bottle of Allegro Wine or Wyndridge Cider and see what creations our Chefs will cook up. Reservations recommended.

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.

BrewVino (251 North George Street)
Celebrate Summer with hand-crafted pizza and our carefully selected beer and wine list.

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

The Stadium Grille Of York (133 North Duke Street)
Try our pizza, wings, or sandwiches. Dine in or carry out!


Royal Square Neighborhood

Celebrate the good old U-S-of-A this July First Friday with Sweets & Beats!
Join for dessert- King St. will be closed and we'll have some fun stuff planned: 
Dessert trucks on the street including Savory's Pumpkin Funnel Cakes ndMojoe Kool Hawaiian Shave Ice Snoballs and more!
Live music on the street!
Sidewalk gallery fun!

56 (56 S. Duke Street)
Whoop whoop whoopie pies!

Redeux (113 South Duke Street)
DIY fresh fruit dessert bar! Create your own edible red white and blue creation.

Studio 117 (117 South Duke Street) 
Karaoke with option for purchase of different packages, and refreshments and beer samples. They'll also be showing off new artwork from HIVE artspace.

The Parliament (116 East King Street)
They'll be featuring their American themed show, “Guess We’re Already There.” The whole family will enjoy some sidewalk chalk fun, 4th of July themed treats, and a “Fizzing Fireworks” activity. And inside enjoy special musical guest Rivers from Harrisburg, PA!

King's Courtyard Artists' Collective (124 East King Street)
It's the King's Courtyard Artist Collective's THIRD ANNIVERSARY !! 
Please help us celebrate with cake, refreshments and a special reading by Carla Christopher.
We will be open from 6:00 - 10:00 PM.

HIVE artspace (126 East King Street)
Join HIVE artspace for the opening reception for our July exhibit "found·collected·assembled" featuring artworks with elements of collage, assemblage, mixed-media, re-purposed and found objects, with light refreshments, craft beer tasting, live artist demonstrations, and a free red, white & blue gift for the first 25 visitors to the gallery!

Prime Art Supply Co. (128 E King Street) 
DIY Red White and Blue, Fourth of July Tye Dye t-shirts- $10 each!

WeCo York PA

York Blue Moon (361 West Market Street) 
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Purchase one appetizer, get one free 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. 
Please check our website calendar to see if we have a live band or vinyl that night. General admission is $7, college/highschool students $5, and on First Fridays you get $1 off if you show a business card of a local downtown business. www.ysdstudio.com/events-calendar

The Waterway York (220 West Philadelphia Street) 
1st drink free from 2–8pm First Fridays. 

Ironic (256 W. Philadelphia Street)
Featured artist Tom Notorangelo.

The Roosevelt Tavern (50 North Penn Street) 
$2 Off Crab Cake Sandwich in the Pub Only 4:00-9:00
$5 Poached Mussel Pots (Normally $11) Pub Only 4:00-9:00
$2 Miller Light Drafts All Day