November First Friday!

This November we have a lot of excellent First Friday events to be thankful for! Check out our full First Friday schedule below: Xhale Lounge 453 E Girard Enjoy a cigar – 18 and over only Mantra Lounge 312 E Girard Ave Friday: Wisdom Series – A Higher Taste – Global Transformation | 6-8 pm[…]

August First Friday!

Celebrate the warm summer nights with this fire August lineup of First Friday events! 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,[…]

May First Friday!

May the fourth be with you on this First Friday! Check out our full First Friday schedule of events below: Pink Slime Gallery 453 E Girard New works from Los Angeles based artist Noah Harmon ( @relaxadult ) and Philadelphia’s own Ryan Psota ( @lemonsparklefantasy ) | 6-9 pm Xhale Lounge 453 E Girard Enjoy a cigar – 18[…]

November First Friday!

The weather is getting chillier and the nights are getting longer, but don’t let that stop you from checking out First Friday in the neighborhood! Another month, another packed schedule of events! Xhale Lounge 453 E Girard Enjoy a cigar – 18 and over only Vape O2 411 E Girard Vape Product Sale! | 11am-10pm 20%[…]

Rust Belt Rising Almanac Book Release

Philadelphia Publisher Explores Urban Renewal With Release of Contemporary Almanac

Philadelphia Publisher, Nic Esposito, Explores Urban Renewal With Release of Contemporary Almanac

Taken from Clair Margheim (Head & The Hand Press) – The Head & The Hand Press will celebrate the renewal and growth occurring in Rust Belt cities with a book release party and a Free Library of Philadelphia discussion panel of the publication, The Rust Belt Rising Almanac. The Almanac is a collection of stories and snapshots about growth, change and loss in America’s Rust Belt cities – from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, and Cleveland to Detroit.

Neighbors, friends and those in the Philadelphia surrounding area are invited to the Frankford Avenue First Friday on June 7 to stop in participating shops, where the almanac will be showcased, for a celebration of literature and renewal, sponsored by New Kensington Community Development Corporation. The night will also include a reading by Almanac contributor Jeffrey Ziga of Little Baby’s Ice Cream atop their parklet, along with an Almanac inspired ice cream flavor. The celebration will continue into the evening with a dance party at the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym’s beautifully renovated warehouse workspace.

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Feburary First Friday!

This City! oil on canvas by Vera Iliatova, 42" x 36", 2010

This City! oil on canvas by Vera Iliatova, 42″ x 36″, 2010

Vera Iliatova is just one of many talented artists who will be displaying work at FJORD’s eighth group show entitled, Wandaring Planar. This special exhibit investigates the use of landscape as subject in contemporary painting. February may be cold but things are really heating up this month on Frankford Ave. Come out and explore the excitement of First Friday’s on Frankford Ave, February 1st!