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Downtown Inc Announces First Friday Promotions for March

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February 22, 2019
Shake off the last of the winter blues with a March First Friday packed with special deals, live music and more.
 
From 5-9 p.m. on March 1, First Friday is a monthly event presented by WellSpan Health, which celebrates the shops, restaurants, cultural events and nightlife hot spots of Downtown York. Businesses throughout the city host special events, sponsor live entertainment, offer refreshments and more throughout the night. 
 
Check out the events and promotions that downtown has in store:
 
Editor’s Note: Downtown Inc is sharing information on behalf of its partners. Please direct questions about individual promotions to the respective businesses. This list is not necessarily a complete accounting of all First Friday promotions.
 
FIRST FRIDAY ACTIVITIES IN THE MARKET DISTRICT 

Lele B's Boutique (13 S. Beaver St.) 
Winter Clearance Sale! Check out our new arrivals for spring!

Creative York (10 N. Beaver St.) 
Chase away the winter blues with a splash of color at Creative York during our free art activity. We will be working with paint and squeegees to create colorful rainbow paintings! You can also see our new exhibits: In The Kerlin Gallery is “IDENTITY,” a group show about what makes us who we are. And in The Project Space is “Carlie Sherry: The Secret Garden.” 

The Watchmaker's Daughter (22 N. Beaver St.) 
Spring is springing here at The Watchmaker's Daughter, and we are excited to have Rosa Luz as our featured local artist. You can see her art in The Watchmaker's Daughter throughout March and April. In addition to our featured artist, we have lots of new merchandise. Each First Friday purchase will be entered to win a prize. Stop in and shop for your chance to win!

Revolt Style Studio (26 N. Beaver St.)
Check out the coolest vintage in town! We’ll have new arrivals just in time for First Friday. Open till 9 p.m. 

Foster's Flower Shop (27 N. Beaver St.) 
We are gearing up for March's girlfriends’ weekend on March 22-23. We are offering promotional pins, flower rings and fresh wrap-n-go bouquets. Can't wait to see you on First Friday from 5-9 p.m.! 


Sunrise Soap Company (29 N. Beaver St.) Creation station special for one person: Make your first item at full price, get your second maker's item at half price (of equal or lesser value).

My Girlfriend's Wardrobe (38 N. Beaver St.) 
Join us and get ready for spring! We'll have a great selection of pieces for the warmer weather. Check out our great selection of new jewelry items that are perfect pieces to fill your need of spring trends. From resin pieces to moon and stars we have it! 

Appell Center for the Performing Arts (50 N. George St.) 

First Friday Latino and Spanish Language Film Series
In conjunction with First Friday Latino and as part of the Spanish Language Film Series, The Appell Center for the Performing Arts is offering a FREE First Friday Family Film: “Ole El Viaje de Ferdinand” (“Ferdinand the Bull”).

 
Synopsis: After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. 
Snacks and refreshments available. Kids 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
 
SPANISH LANGUAGE FILM SERIES
“Ferdinand the Bull”
First Friday Latino (FREE First Friday Family Film)
Sponsored by: OSS Health
March 1 at 6:30 p.m.
English with Spanish subtitles.

 
Jazz in the City
Under the artistic direction of Jeff Stabley, Jazz in the City welcomes regional musicians each month during First Friday festivities from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in The Studio at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts. The Studio entrance is located on Philadelphia Street. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, hope to see you there! $5 at the door; Free with a valid student ID

Tutoni's (108 N. George St.) 
Cocktail Hour 4-6 p.m. $6 select drinks, three for $15 tapas, purchase full-price drinks and receive complimentary small bites from the kitchen. DJ Cashmire will be upstairs for Supper Club 9:30 p.m.-midnight; this is an after-hours dance party with live music and drink specials, like our $5 punch, all night long. The perfect place to go and dance the night away when everywhere else is closing down!

The King George Club (108 N. George St.) 
Speakeasy located in the lower level of Tutoni’s. We have half-price cocktail hour 5-6 p.m., which features drinks as low as $2.50. Live music from the Jean Therapy Trio 8-11 p.m. There is a $5 cover charge to enter. 

Elks Lodge #213 - York, PA (223 N. George St.) 
MAXWELL PROJECT is back playing R&B and Funk from 7-11 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the kitchen is open from 5-9 p.m. Cover charge is $10 for members and $15 for guests. See you at the Lodge!

Sarah's Sweet & Savory Snacks (9 W. Philadelphia St.) 
March is National Nutrition Month so eat healthy @EatSarahsSnacks! Check out our Vegan selection for #RWYork and grab a bag of those delicious buffalo peanuts for the weekend!

Goodridge Freedom Center (123 N. Philadelphia St.) 
Join us from 4-8 p.m. for Frances Ellen Watkins-Harper's visit to the Goodridge Freedom Center. Excerpts from the one-woman show “Voices of F.E.W.” that chronicles the life of Frances Ellen Watkins-Harper, a pioneering social activist and abolitionist. In the excerpts Frances engages the audience with storytelling of her journey through life during the 19th century as an abolitionist, poet, lecturer, suffragette and champion for social change.
 
Art & Framing Warehouse (147 W. Philadelphia St.) 50 percent off framed art. Gift certificates available for custom framing.

FIRST FRIDAY ACTIVITIES IN THE ROYAL SQUARE DISTRICT 

OMG Studios (57 E. King St.) 
It’s warm and cozy at OMG. Stop in to see our new paintings and pick up your free OMG button! 

King's Courtyard Artists' Collective (124 E. King St.) 
Add some spice to your First Friday at King's Courtyard Artists' Collective. Food, music, arts, crafts and poetry. Meet and greet with featured artists including new members Armand Meyer and Christine Noll. Locally prepared Latin food and good times.

HIVE artspace (126 E. King St.) 
HIVE artspace is excited to welcome “WATER ER,” a traveling educational, multi-media art exhibition focusing on the Susquehanna River and its major tributaries reaching the Chesapeake Bay and into the world’s oceans. In this group exhibit curated by Chelsea Caroline of Earthen Water you will see some familiar artists as well as some new ones. Join us for the opening reception from 5-9 p.m., enjoy light refreshments, meet some of the artists and hear what a handpan drum sounds like!

Taste Test Restaurant Incubator (101-105 S. Duke St)
Paco's will be open until 11 p.m. with half-price happy hour 5-7 p.m. We will have a $5 alcoholic beverage available all night, and the band named THE will be performing 7-9 p.m.

Collusion Tap Works (105 S. Howard Street)
Kickstart your First Friday with a lunch special – a $3 select pint with the purchase of any sandwich between noon-2 p.m. Stick around for a new beer and try one of the dinner items from our expanded kitchen's upgraded menu! Beers are flowing from 12 a.m.-12 p.m.

FIRST FRIDAY ACTIVITIES IN WECO


SMALL STAR Art House (232 W. Market St.)
Enjoy showings of “An Acceptable Loss” at 3 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7:35 p.m. Visit smallstaryork.com to purchase tickets.

 
An affiliate of the York County Economic Alliance, Downtown Inc is THE organization working to drive, enhance and encourage investment in York’s central business district through economic development, promotions, placemaking and public safety. Downtown Inc is the trade name for a joint venture between the York Business Improvement District Authority and Main Street York, a 501(c)(3) not for profit. Visit www.DowntownYorkPa.com for more information.
 

 

CONTACTS
 Andrew Staub
Marketing & Communications Director
Downtown Inc
astaub@downtownyorkpa.com
717.849.2331