December First Friday!

 

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More than just a normal First Friday, December is a chance to do your holiday shopping right here on Frankford Ave and support your friends, neighbors, and our growing local economy!  Bring your friends and take a walk!  You’ll find fun events, awesome art exhibits, new businesses, and great gifts! Please note that events listed in bold will NOT take place on First Friday, December 7th.  Dates are listed in the details below.

 

Details after the jump.

 

 

 

Black Vulture Gallery
208 E Girard

Lots of cool paintings and art for sale from a variety of local artists. Gift certificates are also available.

Xhale Lounge

453 E Girard
Come in and enjoy a Cigar! 6:30-11pm (18& up only)

Craft Foundry

701 Belgrade
(across from Whipped)
Guest artists Independent Flavor and Pearl in Crown, designers of clothing and jewelery. Artisanal biscotti, organic skin care, hand poured candles. Music, food, and wine. 20% off with First Friday handbill between 6 and 9.

Johnny Brenda’s

1201 Frankford
Frog Holler – La Overtoner, Manatawny, Creek Ramblers

Frankford Hall Beer Garden

1210 Frankford

$5 half liter of Franziskaner Hefewizen or a $6 glass of Gruner Veltiner (with First Friday handbill)

Bill Russell Studio
1215 Frankford Ave
Bill Russell – Painted Furniture and Fine Art. Mary Galgon – Small Paintings – 4-7pm

Fishtown Tavern

1301 Frankford Ave

“1st Annual Frankford Avenue First Friday Tree Lighting & Prize Grab Stroll!”, Friday, December 7th – 6pm to 10pm.

  • 6:00 – 8:00pm — Come to Fishtown Tavern (1301 Frankford Avenue)
    –> Make a Donation to Philabundance and get an Ornament for the Tree!
    –> Enjoy First Friday Happy Hour Food & Drink Specials courtesy of Fishtown Tavern
    –> Featuring Yards Brewing Brawler Pugilist-Style Ale & India Pale Ale!
    –> Keep your ornament
  • 8:00 – 9:00pm – Stroll Up the Avenue! to Little Baby’s Ice Cream World Headquarters (2311 Frankford Avenue)
    –> Present Your Ornament at the counter of Little Baby’s Ice Cream World Headquarters
    –> Receive $2 OFF Brand New December Holiday Themed Flavors! (They’re a Secret!)
    –> Hang your ornament on the Tree
  • 9:00pm — The Lighting Of The Tree at Little Baby’s Ice Cream World Headquarters (2311 Frankford Avenue).
    –> With all of the Ornaments in Place, we’re going to Light Up The Tree!
    –> Santa Baby will hand out presents to everyone who donated to Philabundance! Naughty and Nice People!
    –> All Sorts of Cool Prizes from Little Baby’s, Yards Brewing & more!
    –> If you’re nice enough, you’ll receive a special Yards Brewing *Pint Glass*
    –> Bring the Yards Brewing Pint Glass back to Fishtown Tavern to get $3 Yards Brawler Pints All Night Lon
    g!

Bottle Bar East
1308 Frankford Ave
FREE Chimay tasting from 6-8pm then FREE winter beer sampling from 8-10pm with LIVE JAZZ by Victor North Trio from 8-11pm. Friday December, 7th.

Karlie
1309 Frankford
Phone: 215.426.7007
Objects for Home & Store Design Industrial for re-purposing Architectural elements Mid-Century Modern Ornamental Iron Art & Antiques (Hours: Friday & Saturday noon to 7pm)

20th Century by HKFA

1311 Frankford

An important selection of well curated 20th century finds

The Lola Bean Cafe
1325 Frankford

Small Works of Ink by Gina Antonelli accompanied with a delicious assortment of seasonal drinks for your sampling pleasure. 6 to 8pm.

Former Extra Extra Space
1524 Frankford

Join artists Amber Johnson and Kathleen Eastwood for an exciting collection of photographs and paintings!

Catch & Release Merchants at Tymbal
1832Frankford

Found and created goods close to home for everyone on your list. 12pm-9pm

Philadelphia Sculpture Gym
1834 Frankford
Coldhearted II: An art/craft event featuring local artists and crafters selling their work. Dec 7th, 6-9pm and Dec 8th, 12-6pm

Two Percent to Glory
2031 Frankford
Stop by to shop or even purchase a gift certificate. Head in Hand Press will be having an open house. Stop by and say hello

The Garage
1864 Frankford
The garage showcases the industrial arts of woodwork from East Coast Construction, letterpress from Cleanwash Letterpress, and motorcycle design by Urban Cycle Works.

Rocket Cat
2001 Frankford

Coffee & pastries galore! Plus a visiting artist.

F&N Gallery

2007 Frankford

Art Shop Dec. 7th, 6-10pm and Dec. 8th, 10am-2pm. Over 60 local vendors will be there!

Philadelphia Argentine Tango School

2030 Frankford Ave

New Art exhibit, Tango Book Release, Tango Social Dance including performances. 6pm-2am

 

Space 2033
2033 Frankford

Collective Holiday Show, December 7th, 6pm-10pm. Shoe shining by Miss Stephanie B. 8-9pm, $2 a shine! Hand-crafted gifts by local artists: prints, jewelry, journals, salt scrubs, pasties… Also vintage dresses, Space 2033 gift certificates, and much more…… DJ John Schenk will be there too!

 

High Wire Gallery
2041 Frankford

Pop up Print Shopt & B Y O P X – BYO Print Members Exhibition. Prints & handmade goods from local artists. Opening reception: Friday, December 7th 5-9 pm. PRINT SALE & RAFFLE: Friday, December 14th 5-9pm. GALLERY HOURS: Fri, Sat, Sun 12-5 December 2 – 28.

Perpetua
2039 Frankford
Drunkards & Grifters not welcome. Browse the prints, antiques, and coins!

Soup Kitchen
2146 E Susquehanna
“In Between Spaces,” a series of paintings by Victoria McCallum. Now offering beer and wine for purchase so there’s even more reason to come celebrate First Friday and the holiday season with us.  Also check out the Neighborhood Resource Training & Café where you can hang out with the friendly folks from NKCDC Sustainable 19125  and learn about all the resources available to improve your block, from Green Guides to Block Captains! 6pm to 7pm. All attendees get a free drink!

 

 

Gravy Studio & Gallery
2212 Sepviva

“M’ow M’rrrrrrow” – Photography + Installation by Dustin Fenstermacher, Dec. 7th – 31st. First Friday Reception + Holiday Print Sale

Liberty Vintage Cycle

2212 Sepviva

Vintage Motorcycles on Display!

 

Pickled Heron
2218 Frankford

French Inspired Cuisine. Open 5-11pm. BYOB/Cash only

Groove Hound

2236 Frankford

Bring all of your doggie questions and concerns or just come for a barking-good time!

Little Baby’s Ice Cream

2311 Frankford

“1st Annual Frankford Avenue First Friday Tree Lighting & Prize Grab Stroll!”, Friday, December 7th – 6pm to 10pm.

  • 6:00 – 8:00pm — Come to Fishtown Tavern (1301 Frankford Avenue)
    –> Make a Donation to Philabundance and get an Ornament for the Tree!
    –> Enjoy First Friday Happy Hour Food & Drink Specials courtesy of Fishtown Tavern
    –> Featuring Yards Brewing Brawler Pugilist-Style Ale & India Pale Ale!
    –> Keep your ornament
  • 8:00 – 9:00pm – Stroll Up the Avenue! to Little Baby’s Ice Cream World Headquarters (2311 Frankford Avenue)
    –> Present Your Ornament at the counter of Little Baby’s Ice Cream World Headquarters
    –> Receive $2 OFF Brand New December Holiday Themed Flavors! (They’re a Secret!)
    –> Hang your ornament on the Tree
  • 9:00pm — The Lighting Of The Tree at Little Baby’s Ice Cream World Headquarters (2311 Frankford Avenue).
    –> With all of the Ornaments in Place, we’re going to Light Up The Tree!
    –> Santa Baby will hand out presents to everyone who donated to Philabundance! Naughty and Nice People!
    –> All Sorts of Cool Prizes from Little Baby’s, Yards Brewing & more!
    –> If you’re nice enough, you’ll receive a special Yards Brewing *Pint Glass*
    –> Bring the Yards Brewing Pint Glass back to Fishtown Tavern to get $3 Yards Brawler Pints All Night Long!

Pizza Brain
2313 Frankford Ave

Happy Hour 5-7pm, $1 off all beer, liquor, wine and food. Also – looking for artists for First Friday’s, please email inquiries to fishtowntavern@gmail.com

Artspace Liberti
2424 E. York
Matthew Sepielli – Cathedral – 6:30 – 9:30pm

 

 

Greensgrow Farms
2501 E Cumberland

Greensgrow Holiday Bazaar.  Twenty local vendors selling handmade gifts at your favorite farm! Dec. 8,9, 15 & 16 – 10am to 4pm.  Wreath Making workshop will also be held on Dec. 1 at noon!

 

Walking Fish Theatre
2509 Frankford
High Dramma’s December show, 12/5, 12/6, 12/7, 12/8, 8:00pm

Open House & Art Show
2140 E Lettery (1/2 block east of Frankford)
Come check out Shearman Constructions most recently completed renovation!  The house, various furniture, and wood inlay art by Coldspring will all be available for sale!

Atlantis the lost Bar
Frankford & Hagert
Group show and adult beverages

Little Berlin
Boston & Coral

>get >put – an exhibition of downloaders and uploaders
Dec. 15th, Annual Art DashOver 100+ pieces of artwork will be hung anonymously at little berlin, each piece is available for a flat fee – first-come, first-serve!! Artists’ names are revealed at the time of purchase. Dash to find your next collection item. All artwork is donated by artists – proceeds go directly to support little berlin in producing another year of programming. Cash Only

 

FJORD
2419 Frankford
After Hours Dance Party. Starts at 10pm, 21+ only.  FREE weekly film screenings for the month of December. Check the website for updates (http://www.fjordspace.com/)

Hex Factory

2080 E Cumberland (about 400 feet west of Frankford)
Hexes, magic plants and new book “Heiden Hexology, Essays and Interviews”by  Hunter Yoder.  Paintings by Brian Washburn and Jon F. Allen in the rear Gallery.

 

Portside Arts Center
2531 E Lehigh Ave
Past Presentations for the Future – Retro- Vintage Holiday Gift Party. 5-9pm

 

Resource Exchange
2829 Cedar St
ReJoice Holiday Workshop with Handmade Philly. Come make your own gifts and decorations out of reclaimed material. FREE admission & beer (compliments of Philadelphia Brewing Co) and affordable reclaimed items for sale. Sunday, Dec. 9th, noon to 5pm.

 

F.O.R.K. Tour
2525 E Allegheny Ave (Campbell Square)

Touring F.O.R.K. by bike to see hidden and hot spots. Join your friends and neighbors for a tour of Port Richmond.  Sam’s Christmas Wonderland, Port Richmond Books, Sweets & Treats, and New Wave Cafe! History, gift shopping, & Polish food with neighbors! Saturday, Dec. 15th at 1pm. Meet at Campbell Square. BYOBike – Novice and Experienced Welcome! Don’t forget your Helmet!

 



 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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