November First Friday

Hop around the neighborhood for November’s First Friday as the Halloween fun will carry over an extra night! So many great events going on so make sure to support your neighborhood!

Vape O2
411 E Girard Ave

Fall Savings: E-liquid as low as $7, BOGO 50% select e-liquid, extra 5% off $50+, FREE SWAG!
12 pm – 10 pm

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

#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!

Fishtown Brewpub
1101 Frankford Ave 

Art by Seek One at Fishtown Brewpub
7-10 pm
Happy hour 4-7 pm with drink specials and $5 food menu

Johnny Brenda’s
1201 Frankford Ave

Friday HAPPY HOUR: Junk Culture with DJ Fraulein, spinning 4p-8p

Frankford Hall Beer Garden
1210 Frankford Ave

Happy Hour 4-6 pm | 1/2 liters of German drafts for $5 | Food specials

1241 N Front St

We never want Halloween to end so this November’s FIRST FRIDAY FAMILY HAPPY HOUR will feature our partners from UPenn with a BRAIN LAB set up in the back room!

The Changing Brain Lab at the University of Pennsylvania studies how the brain changes as people grow up and learn new things. At PlayArts Happy Hour, the Brain Lab will show children real human and animal brains, and teach them how brains work! Very spooky! We will also tell parents about UPenn’s ongoing studies on play and brain development, and share information about how they can participate.

BYOB (beer & wine only)
Free for Members
Regular Drop-In rates for Non-Members
5-7 pm

Liaison Room at Front St Cafe
1253 N Front St

Bangarang! | Music from DJs and art | 21+ | $7 Cover | 11:30 pm – 2 am

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.

Stateside Vodka Bar
1700 N Hancock St

First Friday Dance Party

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

Colorspace Labs
1714 N Mascher St

Are you ready for the THIRD ANNUAL INDIE ARCADE!?

We’re live this November First Friday, presented by the Philly Game Mechanics collective. Join us to explore and celebrate an interactive showcase of the the best and brightest local Animators, Game Designers, and 3D Artists in our City.

Gaming Stations featuring single player & multi player, & virtual reality games

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

6 pm – 11 pm

Franklin & Poe – Fishtown
1817 Frankford Ave

Movember Fundraising Raffle | 6-9pm

Fundraiser Raffle in support of the Movember Foundation. We will be giving away prizes from: Red Wing Heritage, Lokal Hotel, Pellegrino Cutlery, Franklin’s Barbershop, True Hand Society, and Peg and Awl

NKCDC Garden Center
1825 Frankford Ave 

Join NKCDC at our Garden Center for November’s First Friday as we celebrate Halloween in a freaky fashion! There will be art vendors, clothing vendors, face-painting, handmade crafts, live music and tarot card reading!

The event will be from 5-9 pm with a family friendly focus from 5-7 pm and more adult fun from 7-9 pm. Please come out in your best costume and win some prizes!

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

Estilo Dance Studio
2036 Frankford Ave

6:00-9:00pm …FREE Beginner Salsa and Beginner Bachata every half hour. 10% discount on all class packages purchased tonight.
Cheese, crackers & Sangria!

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

Middle Path Conscious Convenience
2415 Frankford Ave

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

DanceFit Frankford Ave
2423 Frankford Ave

Free Hallow HipFit Class + Costume Party | 7-9 pm

It’s First Friday on Frankford Ave! Get dressed up and ready to get down at a special FREE costume party HipFit class. DJ G33K will be spinning all our favorite party hits! No dance experience necessary to join us, just follow along with our instructor-host, and be ready to sweat!

Philadelphia Brewing Company
2440 Frankford Ave

Live Local First Friday at the Brewery |6-10 pm

Live Music at the Brewery with Local Artist Todd Fausnacht and Friends playing original music and songs we all love…join together for good times at this First Friday Day of the Dead performance …fresh brewed craft beers and cold crisp ciders…live music begins at 7pm and ends at 9pm…free

Atlantis The Lost Bar
2442 Frankford Ave

Affordable adult beverages & local brews

Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse
2578 Frankford Ave

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

Fireball Printing
2644-48 Coral St

Open House & Masquerade Party | 6-9 pm

Fireball Printing has been in our new building for a year! Come celebrate with us at our big open house and masquerade party!
FREE FOOD by Yom Plant Based Hoagies and Eclectik Domestic
FREE BOOZE by Young American Cider
Mini Vendor Market
Themed pieces by local designers

Spooky tunes by Dj Baby Berlin
Tarot readings by Sister Moon Tarot
Tours to see what the heck we do here anyway
More fun stuff we randomly throw together!

We’ll have cut out masks available at the event, or bring your own mask/costume or just come as you are!

Presented in partnership with HP, Mohawk, and Lindenmeyr Munroe

The Head & The Hand
2644-48 Coral St

November First Friday: Spooken-Word Storytelling Competition | 6-9 pm

It’s an amazing First Friday line-up. Our friends at Fireball Printing are having a masquerade party with food, booze, and music, and we’ll be hosting a scary storytelling competition judged and recorded by the Weird Kids Wanted podcast.

Weird Kids Wanted will bring the headliners, but there will also be an open mic for those who want to sign-up the night of. Every person gets a 10 minute set, there will be a prize for best costume. Plus, we’ll have some booze, and those who show up in costume will get 15% off their book purchases.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the competition will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Kensington Community Food Co-op
2670 Coral St

First Friday at KCFC w/ Cathey White and Collective Arts BrewingF
6-9 pm

PAINT YOUR PINT! In collaboration with Collective Arts Brewing, come on out to KCFC and paint your own pint glass! This is totally FREE to do!

ART! The Artist being featured this month is Cathey White! Cathey is an artist, educator and native of Philadelphia. White’s paintings speak to the beauty and color that can be found throughout the muted background of the city. White’s work explores local architecture, urban archaeology and the grittier side of the city. The urban environment and the beauty found in typically unnoticed places inspire White.

“I am greatly influenced by the street art I see around me, and the layered walls that tell the constantly changing story of the community. When I look at the walls in Philadelphia, there is such a history; one story on top of another on top of another….” White is a native of Philadelphia and has most recently shown work at Philadelphia Distilling, Wayvine Winery and The House Gallery.


Collective Arts Brewing

Cook and Shaker
2301 E Albert St

Firkin First Friday 6th Anniversary Party with Love City Brewing and art by James Comey | starts at 8 pm!