September First Friday

Fall is approaching ever too fast so make sure to get your last taste of summer with September’s edition of First Friday!!

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!

Fishtown Brewpub
1101 Frankford Ave 

Technicolor Fever Dream by Tim Pangburn of Art Machine Productions
7-10 pm
Happy hour 4-7 pm – 1/2 off drafts/wine/well drinks and $5 food menu

Johnny Brenda’s
1201 Frankford Ave

Friday Happy Hour w/ half-priced raw bar

Frankford Hall Beer Garden
1210 Frankford Ave

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

Bill Russell Gallery
1215 Frankford Ave

“Fluidity of a Line’ by Jeffrey P. Harris
Exhibit runs September 6th through September 28th
Opening Reception: September 6th from 5-8 pm

Gallery typically open Saturdays 12-5 pm or by appointment at 215-203-0068

1241 N Front St

What do you get when you mix PlayArts’ Third Birthday and a mural release by Fishtown’s own Keith Greiman? First Friday Family Happy Hour!

We’re back from summer break and ready to start September off right! Featuring DJ’s Eleet and Linz&Mars with food provided by our neighbors at Liberty Kitchen. We’ll also have limited edition PlayArts + Keith Greiman collab t-shirts and temp tats for you and the little ones (while supplies last). You won’t want to miss this pre-birthday banger! Regular drop in rates apply. Free for members.

Liaison Room at Front St Cafe
1253 N Front St

Coming up this month, on Friday, September 6th, the beats will be provided by special guest DJ duo, Bill-E and Moco, along with Bangarang’s Alex the Great and Mr. Wilson. Our featured artist of the month is Mike Vanston!

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

Join us at TOILE Friday September 6th as we launch the New Fall Collection by Studio KED

We will have hand knit sets, denim pants, cotton tops and dresses plus some of her hand crafted leather goods!

We will also be taking pre orders for these stunning handknit Alpaca Sweaters – right in time for fall!

Swothers Vintage will also be doing a pop up! With dozens of vintage goodies for you to peruse.

Event is 7-10pm
Per usual we will have complimentary Drinks and Snacks!

The Local Fishtown lululemon
1424 Frankford Ave

We’re hosting not one, not two, but ten local Philadelphia visual & street artists for First Friday! Artists include Tyler Siravo, Keith Warren Greiman, Lemon Sparkle Fantasy / Illustration + Design, Nero One, Inphltrate, Adam Crawford, Ephemeroh, typograff.e, Liz Barrella & Post Script Philly.

Join us on on September 6th from 6 – 8:30pm to enjoy the art, merchandise in our shop-in-shop, refreshments & good vibes. Sellable artwork & merchandise will be featured through October 20th.

The International Bar
1624 N Front St

Deep Cuts
w/ DuiJi 13 & DJ Junior
rare soul ~ deep funk ~ undeniable grooves
Friday night ~ 9/6/19 ~ 10p-2a
@ The International

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

HOUSEGallery 1816
1816 Frankford Ave

“Broken Nature” by Carlos Gil
6-9 pm

Franklin & Poe – Fishtown
1817 Frankford Ave

Philly Capsule Collection Release with True Hand Society
6-9 pm

F&P has been around for almost 3 years, and it was time that we celebrated the city we love—Philadelphia.

Franklin & Poe is releasing a capsule collection built on love for our city of Philadelphia! Philadelphia themed sweatshirts by Knickerbocker MFG, pennants by Oxford Pennants. All designs by True Hand Society

NKCDC Garden Center
1825 Frankford Ave

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

Join your neighbors at the last First Friday event of the summer on Friday, September 6th at the NKCDC Garden Center (Frankford and Berks) for a family-friendly outdoor evening of music, drinks, food, and warm-weather fun.

At our September event we’ll have DJ Corey Duncan of Art Dept spinning records, local beers from Evil Genius, and a food truck on site. Admission is free to hang out, and it’s pay-as-you-go for food and drinks.

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

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

Little Berlin
2430 Coral St

19.5% Opening Reception

I would like to invite you all to the opening reception for 19.5%. The opening will take place on Friday, September 6th from 6:00PM-9:00PM at Little Berlin (2430 Coral St. Philadelphia, PA).

As most of you know, 19.5% is a group exhibition that will showcase works created by women about women in power and politics. This show will feature 16 incredible artists and will be open to the public from September 6th-September 28th.

💥Update: This exhibition will be now held in Little Berlin’s MAIN GALLERY💥

Philadelphia Brewing Company
2440 Frankford Ave

Live Local First Friday at the Brewery

First Friday celebration with the incredible Hannah Taylor and the Rekardo Lee Trio ….we will be outside in the Beer Garden iffin its nice night or upstairs in the Tasting Room iffin its a blustery one…join us either way for a rip roarin good time….Fresh Beer on Tap…Crisp Cider too….#jointogether with all the great peeps at the brewery and hang with friends old and new…music begins at 7pm and ends at 9pm

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 with Helltown Brewing and art by Nate Walker starts at 8 pm!

Fireball Printing
2644-48 Coral St

A Night of Micro Tomes and Sequential Salami

An evening of zines and comics hosted by Fireball Printing
25 artists with short run/self published zines, comics and books!
Live podcast by Weird Kids Wanted
Vegan hoagies by Yom Plant Based Hoagies
Live set by Tubey Frank
Free admission (the hoagies aren’t free, sorry)
First Friday, September 6th, 6pm – 9pm
Email questions to sequential.salami(at)

The Head & The Hand
2644-48 Coral St

First Friday at H&H: A Celebration of Local & Little
5-9 pm

Come hang with us and our friends at Fireball for the First Friday in September! We’ll have both of our spaces open and Fireball is hosting “A Night of Micro Tomes and Sequential Salami” with zines, comics, and local artists. There will be live music, hoagies for sale, beer for donation, and we will be doing a reveal of our fall Shockwire series, as well as showcase of our past chapbooks and local authors! It will be a fun night of books, art, nomz, and booze, so we hope to see you there!

Kensington Community Food Co-op
2670 Coral St

First Friday @ KCFC with Zoe Lowry
5-10 pm

Zoe Lowry is an interdisciplinary artist who highlights an
individual’s journey to self-awareness, self-love, and spiritual
awakening in her work. Her music background (which includes her
Berklee College of Music alma mater, original published and recorded
jazz compositions, and a shout out in Downbeat magazine for her flute
playing) informs her visual art, not only through her professional
collaborations, but also through her rich, chromaticism (aka use of
color) and rhythm (aka movement) in her work. As a visual and graphic
artist, Zoe’s work has aired on VH1’s hit TV series “Love and Hip Hop:
Miami” and she has designed single artwork, merchandise, and
promotional graphics for a variety of creative professionals including
actor/singer Kevin Savage (BET’s “American Soul”, Netflix’s “House of
Cards”) and songwriter/producer Keath Lowry (Top 20 Billboard Dance
hit, 2 Billboard Hot 100 singles). Zoe currently resides in
Philadelphia where she continues to collaborate with other creative
professionals and displays original line drawings and illustrations
throughout the City.