October First Friday!

Don’t FALL too hard for our October First Friday events as we usher in the change of season with a blast! Check out our full First Friday schedule below:

Xhale Lounge
453 E Girard

Enjoy a cigar – 18 and over only

Rocky’s Crystals & Minerals
310 E Girard Ave

First Fridays @ Rocky’s Crystals & Minerals
6pm-8pm
 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 October 5, 2018 at The Barbary with DJs Emynd and Bo Bliz, host Chris Vance, photographer Tim Blackwell and resident DJ DJ XTINA upstairs at Barbarella. Doors open at 10pm. Open bar while supplies last.

Alchemist Society
1100 N Front St

Join us for a night of spooktacular free fun with horror artist Jessica Coonley and Powers Irish Whiskey. There will be complimentary Powers Irish Whiskey available along with a themed cocktail and beer selection. You can see more of Jessica’s art work at her IG @coonleyscreations | 6-10 pm

Johnny Brenda’s
1201 Frankford Ave 

Happy Hour from 4-6 pm and half-price raw bar featuring local beer and oysters

Frankford Hall Beer Garden
1210 Frankford Ave

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

Fishtown Tavern
1301 Frankford Ave

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

Bottle Bar East
1308 Frankford Ave

FIRST FRIDAY AT BOTTLE BAR EAST (PRESENTED BY DEVIANT PHILLY) | TERRELL MAURICE | 7-10 pm | $4 WACKER BOHEMIAN PILSNER PINTS

La Colombe Fishtown
1335 Frankford Ave

Live Performance by The Lauren Hart Band

The Hope & Fury concert series continues, on Friday, October 5th from 6:30pm – 9pm, starting with a spoken word performance by Blake Melvin and a live musical performance by the Lauren Hart Band!

This month, we’ll be kicking off with a lively discussion about gun safety, hosted by Helen Leicht, Assistant Program Director and Midday Host, at WXPN. Panel guests include, Singer-Songwriter, Lauren Hart, Executive Director of Ceasefire PA, Shira Goodman, and Interim Supervisor of Victim Services at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, Movita Johnson-Harrell.

Donations for the evening benefit CeaseFirePA, a statewide organization working with mayors, police chiefs, faith leaders, community organizations, and individual Pennsylvanians to take a stand against gun violence.

About the Band:
Always known for her introspective lyrics and soaring vocals, Lauren Hart’s songs have been heard far and wide on national television series and soap operas and documentary. Perhaps best known for her rendition of the National Anthem, Lauren sings before every Philadelphia Flyers home game, a tribute to her late father, legendary National Hockey League Hall of Fame announcer Gene Hart.

Throughout her career she’s had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Bill and Hillary Clinton, as well as renounce musicians such as Stan Getz, the Gipsy Kings, Harry Belafonte, Frank Sinatra, Fiona Apple, Tori Amos, Train and 10,000 Maniacs. Lauren has recorded 6 albums and is releasing her 7th album, America Women, at the La Colombe Hope & Fury event.

Lauren’s passion for music is matched only by her passion for the charitable organizations she is committed to, including Mom’s Demand Action, Everytown for Gun Safety, The International Justice Mission and the Gene Hart Memorial Fund where she helps oversee college scholarships and contributions to cancer research and patients.

About Blake:
Blake Melvin is a traveling spoken word artist from West Philadelphia. Blake uniquely blends conversational prose, hip hop cadences with a one man show stage presence. A featured poet, self published author, #freethinker and a #rawartist Blake is one to keep an eye on with this new class of emerging poets.

About the Charity:
CeaseFirePA is a statewide organization working with mayors, police chiefs, faith leaders, community organizations, and individual Pennsylvanians to take a stand against gun violence. Through outreach, education, coalition building, and advocacy, we work to reduce gun violence and gun tragedies in our communities, stop the flow of illegal guns onto our streets, and keep guns out of the hands of people who should not have them.

RSVP for free beer from Yards & Carlsberg beer.
Light snacks will be provided by La Colombe.

Local Fishtown Lululemon
1424 Frankford Ave

Emily Joynton: “Illustration, Comics and Embroidery” | 6-8:30 pm

The Common Room
1509 N Front St

Join us for October First Friday to learn about Global Elective, a new learning platform that helps travellers find opportunities and resources to take on the world. Hear about funding and travel opportunities, shop GE’s line of ethically made travel accessories, and hear some tried-and-true travel tips for real impact in the field. Light refreshments and wine will be served, and Global Elective’s new fall collection will be available for purchase.

About: Global Elective is an ethical brand for the intrepid, bold, and curious, cultivating world trekkers and lifelong learners. Their textiles are ethically made by artisans across the globe, supporting non-trafficked and non-exploitative supply chains. 6-8:30 pm

honeygrow Test Kitchen
1601 N Front St

Our Fishtown First Friday craft fair returns on October 5th from 5PM-8PM to celebrate the opening of our honeygrow test kitchen. admission is totally FREE! we’ll have samples from the test kitchen menu, reward offers to use on our App, sounds from Dan Bisogno, plus…

…local vendors such as Franklin & WhitmanSea Heart City Press, , Half and a ThirdThingsbydesignPiggyback Treats CompanyRaelynn Zappulla, Jaina’s Cookies…

…more art from Phobymo PhotographyMarissa Evans PhotographyLemon Sparkle Fantasy / Illustration + Design, ig: @twentysevenceramics…

… and FREE refreshments from Yards Brewing Co.Original 13 CiderworksPOWERS Irish WhiskeyStateside VodkaLa Colombe Coffee Roasters + Inspired Brews.

the honeygrow test kitchen is our take on freshly made, easy to pickup, wholesome eats for the Fishtown neighborhood + beyond. The carefully curated selection of items on the menu showcase some of our favorite ‘noodles + greens,’ but also some experimental dishes we’re trying out!

we encourage you to support the local artists + businesses on display — there will be some amazing items available for purchase inside!

The Pole Studio
1611 Frankford Ave

Pole Class Session are available starting at 8am-3pm 1/2 off ($10)
Walk in’s are welcome

Imaginary Clouds
1714 N Mascher St

3rd Floor Rear Entrance | “Holographic Reflections” by Colin Prahl and Alexis Kandra | Salon style works available from other collective artists available in hallway | 7 pm-12 am

Haven Wellness
1639 N Hancock St

October First Friday Event Line-Up | 6-10pm
Plant based macrobiotic chef Hyang-Mi Le (6-10 pm), Junebug Botanical (6-10 pm), 30 minute TAROT Readings with Daughter of Wands (6-10 pm), Sound Journeying Through the Chakras (7-9 pm)
20% off any service booked.


ArtChick at Church Street Studios
1844 N Front St

Lena Moffett will be showing her “Abstract Art Exhibition” at the ArtChick Photography Studio, 1844 N Front Street for the month of October. Reception will take place on October 5th, 5-9 pm. Hope to see you soon!! 

NKCDC Garden
1825 Frankford Ave

FRiDEATE ‘Plot Twist’ Artisan Vendors Market at NKCDC. Join the unstoppable members of Ideate at NKCDC for a night of First Friday shopping for artisan merchandise with a spooky plot twist. We still have some vendor spots available but they’re going fast! 5-8pm

The Art Dept Collective
1638 E Berks St

“Touch” by Eliza Leighton | “Touch” is an immersive art installation – an entirely red world filled with tactile textures, soft chairs, and fluffy fabrics that invite viewers to get comfortable, to stay awhile. Within this same world, there are also elements that threaten and forbid – sharp nails, chicken wire, the sound of static. Through establishing an unsettling atmosphere, “Touch” creates tension within the viewer between sensuality/comfort and fear/discomfort.
*Safety and Content Warning* This installation deals with themes of sexual violence, and may not be suitable for all viewers, specifically children. All sharp objects will be out of viewers’ reach.
Premier day 6pm -9pm
installation will be up during the whole month of October and be accessible during shop hours. Tuesday-Friday 2pm-8pm // Saturday 12pm-8pm

Circle of Hope Gallery
2007 Frankford Ave

“Night Light” by Kendra DeSimone | 6-9 pm

Minnow Lane
2029 Frankford Ave

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

Philadelphia Argentine Tango School
2030 Frankford Ave

7-8pm – FREE beginner- level Argentine Tango Class. No partner needed!
8-9:30pm – Tango Practica for Beginners (a social dance for newer tango dancers) – Cost: $5

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

ShoesnCupcakes
2036 Frankford Ave

Mark those calendars cupcake lovers!! 🌸 🌸🌸FIRST FRIDAY is coming right around the corner and we’re partnering with @littlewordsproject to host a super cute and super tasty design-your-own cupcake event!! Come by the store from 6:00-9:00pm and get to it! It’ll be worth it, we promise! ✨🌟⭐️ #fishtown_philly #phillycupcakes #phillyboutique #shoesncupcakes

The Monkey Club

2101 E York St

Happy Hour 8-9 pm

Flow State Coffeebar
2413 Frankford Ave

Flow-etry at Flow State: Poems and Tales of the Uncanny! | Poetry and short story readings from the FlowState Poetry meetup group. Open mic poets and authors also welcome! | A special coffee mocktail will be featured. 7-9 pm

Middle Path Conscious Convenience
2415 Frankford Ave

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

Philadelphia Brewing Company
2440 Frankford Ave

Come join Live Local for First Fridays with The Edgehill Rounders at Philadelphia Brewing Co.!
Music from 7-9 pm & Food right outside our front door!
And of course, Philadelphia Brewing Co. Beers and Commonwealth Ciders on Draft!
Presented by Live Local
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Atlantis The Lost Bar
2442 Frankford Ave

Affordable adult beverages & local brews

Coral Streets Art House Gallery
2446-2468 Coral St

Residents of CSAH and visiting artists present “Kensington: Home.” | 5-10 pm

Amalgram Comics & Coffeehouse
2578 Frankford Ave

Nerdy by Nature Open Mic Nite | Hosted by Keith From Up Da Block!
Doors @ 8:30pm | $5 Cover | BYOB

Cook and Shaker
2301 E Albert St

Firkin Friday, one night only… 1st Friday at 8pm. Come enjoy a freshly tapped firkin from our featured brewery. Grab some amazing food from our kitchen while enjoying beautiful artwork from our local artists and you have yourself a perfect Friday night in the neighborhood!! | Art by Elvis Rosado and a firkin by Conshohocken Brewing