August First Friday!

This summer is flying by so make sure you make the most out of this upcoming First Friday! Check out what is happening around the neighborhood in August’s edition!

Mantra Lounge
312 E Girard Ave

Every Friday at 6pm: Explore the answers to life’s big questions! Bringing the philosophy of yoga into contemporary discourse, all workshops at Mantra Lounge seek to explore the world around us through discussion and reference to classic yoga texts such as Bhagavad-gita. Stimulate your mind, challenge your perceptions, and engage in discussion with a diverse group of people.  Followed, of course, by a delicious vegan meal. All are welcomed.

Fridays @ 6pm, *$10 Fee

Rocky’s Crystals & Minerals
310 E Girard Ave

First Fridays @ Rocky’s Crystals & Minerals
 Large Selection of Crystals, Gemstones, Incense & Candles! FREE Crystal with $20 Purchase!

Indie Photo
206 E Girard Ave

Photography gallery, print lab, and photo supply shop

The Barbary
951 Frankford Ave

The Bounce 1st Friday

#thisisthebounce at The Barbary with DJs Emynd and Bo Bliz hosted by Chris Vance and photos by Tim Blackwell.

“The Slam” updatirs featuring: Dance Hall, Roots Reggae & Afrobeat w/ Kenny Meez & Rob Paine
Doors at 10pm. $5 before midnight.

Pull up!

10 pm – 2 am; Open bar while supplies last!

Alchemisty Society
1100 N Front St

Join us for installation artist Debbie Ellerkamp as she transforms Alchemist Society with her installation and sculptural pieces. Stay around for complimentary themed cocktails featuring Power’s Irish Whiskey!

About the Artist:

“My art is about creating something that’s never been done before and in a sustainable way. All of my sculpture collage materials are either from broken pieces that would otherwise be trash, and other found objects from around my home. Each piece is an evolution of weeks to even years of fine tuning and repurposing. These works are art i keep around my home; which could be mistaken for a museum within itself, so I’m constantly adding and subtracting from them. I get inspiration from fashion, nature; mostly the ocean, and my overactive vast eclectic imagination.”

Fishtown Brewpub
1101 Frankford Ave 

Floral Friday!
Art by Jennifer Tiveli from 7:00 – 10:00 pm
1/2 off drafts, wine & well drinks and $5 food menu from 4:00 – 7:00 pm
$10 Farfalla Coast cocktail all night

Johnny Brenda’s
1201 Frankford Ave 

Friday HAPPY HOUR: All Vinyl Happy Hour with DJ Lisa Schaffer, spinning 5p-9p

Frankford Hall Beer Garden
1210 Frankford Ave

$5 half liter Franziskaner Hefeweizen or $6 glass of Gruner Veltliner (w/ handbill)

1241 N Front St

Bring your friends AND your little ones out for First Friday! It’s BYOB.

Regular drop-in rates apply for children.
Free for Members!

Liaison Room at Front St Cafe
1253 N Front St

This month, on Friday August 2nd, we’ll have musical blessings from Davidson Ospina, and Bangarang’s own Jeff Omega and Dobbee. Our featured artist of the month is TBA

21 +
$7 Cover
11:30 pm – 2:00 am

Fishtown Tavern
1301 Frankford Ave

$2 Beer. Kitchen open until 1 am, 7 days a week. Happy hour 5-7 pm Monday through Friday.

1333 Frankford Ave

Stop by Toile Friday August 2nd for our Jewelry Edition!

Featuring Toile designers Cozen NYC and Sticks+ Stones

With sample sales, and new collection pieces.

Plus Special Guest Dennis Higgins:

Dennis has been making Jewelry for 50 years. Hailing from
New Britain, Connecticut he studied fine art at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. I built my first foundry on Nantucket Island and began making objects and sculpture in 1975.Showing work at a gallery located inside the historic Plaza Hotel in New York City, the Museum of Modern Art and a patron for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in their permanent collection. His work has been featured in the pages of prominent fashion publications including Vogue, Elle, W Magazine, the New York Times and many others.

Stop by 7-10pm

For our First Friday complete with tunes, complimentary cocktails + snacks!

The Local Fishtown lululemon
1424 Frankford Ave

We’ll be hosting Mural Arts Philadelphia for August First Friday, featuring photography by Steve Weinik of murals throughout the city. We’re partnering with Mural Arts all month long with a three week mural run series and Exchange on art igniting change and the Mural Arts program’s social impact.

Starts at 6:00 pm

The Common Room
1509 N Front St

The Common Room Turns Two!

Celebrate our second anniversary with us!
It’s time to celebrate! The Common Room is wrapping up its second year in business, and we want to party with the people who have made it possible: YOU!

Join us for an evening of art, refreshments, giveaways, and our annual raffle. The first twenty-five people to make a $50+ purchase $50+ will leave with an appreciation swag bag!
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The International Bar
1624 N Front St

Identity Beat
w/ DJ Gareth Brett
asian grooves
8/2/19 ~ 10p-2a
@ The Intl

Stateside Vodka Bar
1700 N Hancock St

The First Friday of month, August 2nd, Stateside Vodka Bar and DJ Ricky Lee will be hosting the Distillery Dance Party. From 9pm-12am bring those crunchy dance moves and embarrass your friends.

No cover
$7 Stateside Vodka Drinks
Late night food
Fun times
9:00 pm – 12:00 am

Colorspace Labs
1714 N Mascher St

It’s AUGUST! This month we are proud to present CHEEKY. A vibrant series of paintings by Veronica Knell.

The Artist:

Veronica “Ronnie” Knell is a self-taught Philly based illustrator who works in watercolor and gauche. Knell is inspired by fashion, architecture, and interior design. Her art strives to demonstrate the elusive charm of women.

“I love capturing the way in which women bring beauty to the menial and mundane. This current body of work is a quasi-autobiographical depiction of my day to day life, incorporating elements of whimsy and nostalgia.”
– Ronnie Knell 2019

August 2nd – 6pm – 11pm

Veronica Knell
@ronnieknell on IG

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DJ Skeleton Lipstick will be hitting you with the smoothest grooves all night

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A variety of beverages will be available all evening thanks to our spirits sponsors! Non-alcohol options will also be available!

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Colorspace Labs is a creative work studio, print shop, and exhibition space in Kensington, Philadelphia – by independent artists for independent artists!

We are ADA Compliant!
We are Dog & Kid Friendly!
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Zembo Temple of Skate and Design
1842b N Front St

Zembo Turns 1! That’s right, Zembo made it through one whole Earth year.

Stop by the shop and be festive. 20% off storewide, all day. Refreshments provided.

11:00 am – 9:00 pm

NKCDC Garden Center
1825 Frankford Ave

Fishtown Neighbors Association First Fridays at the Garden Center

We’re celebrating Fishtown neighbors every first Friday this summer, at our new event series, Fishtown First Fridays!

Join your neighbors every First Friday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm this summer in June, July, and August at the NKCDC Garden Center at Frankford and Berks for a family-friendly outdoor evening of music, drinks, food, and warm-weather fun.

At our August event we’ll have DJ Andy Pry Ortega spinning records, shrimp rolls, beugnets, and more from Aether, and beer and cocktails from Evil Genius and Philadelphia Distilling. PlayArts will also have a kids’ activity area on-site. Admission is free to hang out, and it’s pay-as-you-go for food and drinks.

This month’s event will also coincide with the Flower Crawl, which culminates our Fishtown Flower Power contest. We’ll be voting on this year’s container garden submissions, and will be distriubuting prizes to the winners about midway through the evening.

Bring your kids and dogs—and your neighbors!

Minnow Lane
2029 Frankford Ave

All natural, organic children’s clothing, toys and prenatal skincare.

Philadelphia Argentine Tango School
2030 Frankford Ave

Fishtown First Friday!

Every month, we open our doors and offer a FREE Beginner Tango Class, as part of Fishtown First Friday. Everyone is welcome and there is no limit to the number of times you can take this free class. Consider staying afterwards for a beginner-focused social dance ($5) with expert assistance available, and light bites, wine and beer.

1st Friday of each month
7-8 pm: FREE Beginner Class – Kristin Balmer & Elly Liz
8-9:30 pm: Beginner Practica ($5) – Kristin Balmer & Elly Liz

All levels welcome and no partner needed!
The perfect way to try out tango!

Two Percent to Glory
2031 Frankford Ave

Vintage Clothing + Home

Space 2033
2033 Frankford Ave

A mixed-use, creative arts & wellness studio | Open for workshops

Grace & Glory Yoga Fishtown
2220 Frankford Ave

This month’s Feel Good Friday will pair with FNA’s Flower Power Flower Crawl! We will be offering flower bombs at the end of class as well as a floral iced tea.

Pizza Brain
2313 Frankford Ave

Welcome to The Sauce, Pizza Brain’s monthly music and art series!

//This month’s mix\\ 7:00 pm- 10:00 pm

TEEF- ‘In 2014, he began production with E1 Beats, Fess Gotchu, & Sage Laszlo which has lead to work in Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, Mexico, Italy, & Belarus. Teef has also recorded with the late great Evan Wallace aka E Dubble on an “All The Way Up” remix. ‘ – via bandcamp


Drew Da Picture- Local hip-hop artist and poet known to bring a fantastic performance. With a knack for wordplay and witty punchlines, it’s tough to leave a set without one of his songs stuck in your head.

Smoken Word:

Dan Kiselev- ‘A Russian-American artist who immigrated to United States in his early teens. Having received art education in both the states and the crumbling Soviet Union he struggled to find his authentic voice, feeling torn between the two cultures that influenced him. Upon the creation of signature ‘Liquid Surrealism’ style 5 years ago, he finally hit his stride and began engaging full force in the Philadelphia art scene.’ -via Lucidity Festival



The Salvatore Lupo- A muffuletta inspired pie. Salami, ham, mortadella, swiss, provolone and olive salad.

Franny Lou’s Porch
2400 Coral St

Meditation for Evolution (M.E.) First Fridays POC only space

Sliding scale $5-$15, please be sure to bring cash
Come anytime between 6:30pm-7pm to chat and share a pot of tea provided by Franny Lous. The coffee bar will be closing at 6:30pm, however if you would like to order come early!
We will start promptly at 7:15pm at the latest

The Monkey Club
2101 E York St

Happy Hour 8-9 pm

Flow State Coffee Bar
2413 Frankford Ave

Filipino First Friday!
Come get your Pinoy treats on!
6:00-10:00 pm

Middle Path Conscious Convenience
2415 Frankford Ave

Crystals, incense, jewelry, glass art, books, body care, & more

Philadelphia Brewing Company
2440 Frankford Ave

Live Local First Friday at the Brewery

Join Together with Shakey Lyman,Emmett Drueding,and John Brennan as they sing songs and tell stories and play guitar like no one else can..

6-9 pm

Atlantis The Lost Bar
2442 Frankford Ave

Affordable adult beverages & local brews

Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse
2578 Frankford Ave

Nerdy By Nature Open Mic Nite! Hosted by Keith From Up Da Block! Doors @ 8:00pm | $5 Cover | BYOB

Cook and Shaker
2301 E Albert St

Firkin First Friday starts at 8 pm!