December First Friday!





More than just a normal First Friday, December is a chance to do your holiday shopping right here on Frankford Ave and support your friends, neighbors, and our growing local economy!  Bring your friends and take a walk!  You’ll find fun events, awesome art exhibits, new businesses, and great gifts! Please note that events listed in bold will NOT take place on First Friday, December 7th.  Dates are listed in the details below.


Details after the jump.


KKSD Meet ‘n’ Greet!

Those who are curious about the Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby are invited to come network, learn tips, strategies, and simply have a good time! Each year, people who are interested in the derby gather together to discuss past years, and what the future holds. This year, the Meet ‘n’ Greet is generously being hosted by[…]

August First Friday Details

Check out "JP Bevins: 20Grand" at Gravey inside Cycle Studios!

Check out “JP Bevins: 20Grand” at Gravy inside Cycle Studios!

Its not so hot, you’ve been to the shore, and Frankford Avenue is officially the smoothest street in Philadelphia, at least for now!  Come to Fishtown and East Kensington for stimulating art, the city’s coolest most fun people, and a smooth ride!

Also – be sure to stop by the First Friday Craft Bazaar at Frankford and Berks – featuring a wheat pasting exhibition, tarot readings, local vendors, music and more!

Check out the gallery listings after the jump.


July First Friday Details

Check out "The hands that feed us" at Gravey inside Cycle Studios!

Check out “The hands that feed us” at Gravey inside Cycle Studios!

July in Philadelphia means special events, Welcome America, concerts, and Phillies games all over town.  Fishtown, Kensington and Port Richmond are teeming with fun events as well, so you don’t need to leave the neighborhood to have a good time this First Friday!

Check out the gallery listings after the jump.


June First Friday Details!


Check out Hunter Yoder, Patricia Hall, and Jacob Bruner’s Hex signs at The Hex Factory, a block west of Frankford on Cumberland


Summer is here, and what better place to spend a warm June night than strolling and perusing on Frankford Avenue?  You’ll find awesome cloths, jewelry, food, and drink, as well as the coolest, most creative people in Philadelphia!

All summer long (except July) during First Fridays NKCDC’s Garden Center will host craft vendors from the neighborhood who will offer their wares for sale to the perusing public.  Sign ups for the rest of the summer are still available by contacting Laura (lsemmelroth(at)  Soon the NKCDC Garden Center will also host a compost co-op, and a distribution point for the Farms to Families CSA program!

Check out the gallery listings after the jump.