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November First Friday: Holiday Open House

1) First St John’s Lutheran Church (140 West King Street)
Our historic church will be open on First Friday and we invite everyone to come down and visit. Tours, music, and refreshments!


Market Street

2) The York Emporium (343 West)
Visit downtown York’s only used book and curiosity shop! Over 500,000 titles to peruse!

3) I’Sha Boutique (342 West)
10% Off!

4) Junior League Thrift Shop (166 West)
$1.00 off any $10.00 or more purchase. Only valid during Frist Friday hours of
5—8pm. Refreshments available!

5) CoWork155 (155 West)
Launch party for the I Love York City calendar. Come see an exhibit of canvas prints highlighting the buildings featured in the calendar.

6) Holy Hound Taproom (57 West)
Open at 4pm every First Friday!  Join us for 30 rotating taps of craft beer!

7) My Girlfriend’s Wardrobe (41 West)
Come check out our BRAND NEW pieces! Priced at more than half off retail price, these pieces would make great gifts! Earn Wardrobe Cash for every $50 you spend!

8) Baron Von Schwein (35 West)
Try our pork stuffed in a bun, put on a bun, or in a bowl...all ways guaranteed

9) Clay Path Studio (33 West)
From locally made gifts to pottery classes, we've got you covered! Stop in to take care of your gift-giving needs this holiday season.

10) Trinity Church (32 West)
Stop into our beautiful church. We will offer tours and have music all evening.

11) OffCenter Grill (48 East)
Join our campaign to feed our neighbors this November! Enjoy one complimentary signature drink (the Caramel-Appletini), a beer or glass of house wine! (A food or cash donation is encouraged but not required)


12) Coffee, Teas and Thee (15 South Pershing Avenue)
Stop in and explore this lovely tea room!


Beaver Street

13) YorkArts (10 North)
“Women Artists of York I” - featuring six York County artists: Diane Delozier, Yvonne McConkey, Gloria Oldenburg, Fran Polk, Sarah Stahl, and Linda Sommer.

14) The Watchmaker’s Daughter (22 North)
Encaustic artwork on display by Jill Rakowicz. Get up close and personal with your favorite gemstones under the microscope!

15) Camera Center of York (23 North)
4x6 in-store kiosk prints made in minutes for 19¢ each during First Friday!

16) park street pantry (24 North)
Stop in to check out our wide selection of gift baskets, perfect for holiday giving!

17) Sunrise Soap (29 North)
Give the gift of clean! Time to start looking for stocking stuffers, like bath fizzies, mini lotion bars and more!

18) Esaan Thai Restaurant (30 North)
Join us for fresh and delicious Thai food followed by house-made gelato and sorbetto! BYOB. Reservations recommended.

19) Lotus Moon Yoga (36 North)
Lotus Moon will offer 20% off all jewelry to get the holiday season rolling in our Yoga Boutique as well as $1/minute chair massage and glitter henna body art!

20) Sweet Melissa’s Dream (38 North)
Celebrate the holiday season with a special trip to Sweet Melissa's for great gifts for all your loved ones. Holiday treats and sips, plus some other surprises!

21) White Rose Bar & Grill (48 North)
Happy Hour from 4:30 – 6:30 pm. Enjoy ½-priced drinks and ½-priced food specials at our bars.

22) Kimman’s (57 North)
The debut our Holiday 2014 Collection!  Free gift with purchase (one/person please).


Central Market

23) Bair’s Fried Chicken
Bair's is harvesting up some delicious treats for your First Friday Eats! Try something from our Bair’s Naked Chicken or Bair’s From the Block menus!

24) Simply Soup
2015 Quart of the Month Card Sale - Regularly priced at $120 - on sale on this First Friday for only $99.

25) Saucy Girl’s Hot Peppers and Sauce
Try one, try them all! We’ll have samples this First Friday!

26) Mudhook Brewing Co. (34 North Cherry Lane)
Featuring brews such as the Mudhook Maibock and The Redeye Irish Ale.

Philadelphia Street

27) i-ron-ic (256 West)
York City Councilman Michael Helfrich will play the acoustic guitar. Raegan will demonstrate her Psychedelic Art at 7:00 pm in The Psychedelic Lounge.

28) Waterway Bar & Grill (220 West)
1st drink free from 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm First Fridays. 

29) Art & Framing Warehouse (147 West)
New for the holidays! Framed reproductions of vintage posters and framed prints of European Masters. Wine & light refreshments.

30) CrossFit York (147 West (REAR))
First Friday Free Workout at CrossFit York, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm!

31) Vulcania Graphics & Fine Art LLC (122 West)
Open Studio featuring the fine art photography and graphics of d. g. walczyk and Shawn Young.  Complimentary light refreshments.

32) YorkArts @ CityArt (118 West)
Check our our newest display, "Tuesday’s Art Café,” an artist produced exhibit.

33) Cherie Anne’s (48 West)
Create warm Holiday memories with one-of-a-kind, locally hand-crafted gifts, teas and more!  Enjoy a sample cup of our featured tea of the day while you shop.

34) Heidelberg United Church of Christ (47 West)
Drop by Heidelbean Coffee House for live music, lots of coffee, snacks, free wi-fi, and good conversation.

35) Nuts About Granola (46 West)
All holiday items will be on display. Receive 15% off orders placed before 12/1/14. Also enjoy many tasty samples from our I Am Nuts About Granola products.

36) Indigo Bleu (39 West)
Check out our latest arrivals!

37) Marketview Arts (35 West)
Visit seven artist studios in the lower level. Enjoy light refreshments, watch artists at work, and purchase art. Feel free to tour the entire art facility.

38) Working Class (25 East)
We will be hosting a "build + learn" event from 6—8pm.  We will also have a maker onsite demonstrating their craft and giving hands-on instruction.


George Street

39) Bistro 19 (19 North)
Groove Jones at 10pm.

40) Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center (50 North)
Jazz in the City: Kirk Reese – Piano, Steve Meashey – Bass, Jeff Stabley – Drums
First Friday Film: 9pm — The Goonies

41) Tutoni’s (108 North)
Grab a bottle of Allegro Wine or Wyndridge Cider and dig into Tutoni's fall menu. Reservations recommended.

42) The Left Bank (120 North)
Bar only: 1/2 price LB calamari plus other special Chef-inspired appetizers! $2 off select wines by the glass and draft beers. 5-7pm.

43) BrewVino (251 North)
Celebrate our first First Friday with hand-crafted pizza and our carefully selected beer and wine list.


44) Liquid Hero Brewery (50 East)
Featuring brews such as American Hero, Schweet Ale, and Irregardless IPA.


Duke Street

45) Stadium Grille of York (133 North)
Large One Topping Pizza & 2 Liter Soda – $9.99

46) Rich Reilly Attorney at Law (54 North)
Stop by to shop several vendors for that special holiday gift.  Enjoy a chair massage to help ease those tense shopping muscles. Local art and light refreshments.

47) Redeux (113 South)
Sweaters and S'mores! Brrr. Cozy up at Redeux with sweaters galore, hard cider sampling by The Beer Ace and a S'mores bar! Bring your own guitar for an acoustic indoor campfire jam session.

48) DiDi & Smiling John’s (119 South)
Join us for our ribbon cutting at 4pm, and open house until 8pm.
We’re excited to be a part of the Royal Square neighborhood!


King Street

49) The Parliament (116 East)
It’s our Best of 2014 Show! We’ve asked our artists to choose their best pieces made for the sheer joy of making art.

50) King’s Courtyard Artists’ Collective (124 East)
Stop by for some holiday cheer and one of a kind gifts. Live holiday music and
refreshments. Guest Artist: Sarah Schulkins.

51) HIVE Artspace (126 East)
“Shrines and Reliquaries” - a celebration of ancestors, a reflection on mortality, and the often-simultaneous beauty and sadness that can be found in the ways we
remember loved ones.



Downtown Inc Masquerade Ball, Powered by Shipley Energy

Join us for an evening to remember.


 Saturday, October 25th

Former Post Office, 200 South George Street

6:00 pm Reception

7:00 pm Dinner 

8:00 pm Merrymaking, revelry and dancing


On Saturday, October 25th downtown York will be transformed into an experience like no other. Don your masks (required for entry) and experience The White Rose City in a new and exciting way: The Inaugural Downtown Inc Masquerade Ball!

Presented by Shipley Energy, the Masquerade Ball will be a part of the celebration of an All Hallows weekend in York. Food, music, dancing…and so much more! A Cash Bar will be available throughout the evening. Seated dinner, catered by JDK Catering and dancing & entertainment by Aortic Valve.

Black tie optional. Masks are not.