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First Friday

March 1, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

First Friday State College



Relax. Play. Shop. Stay.

Experience the cool vibe of downtown State College during our monthly First Friday events.  A casual atmosphere features art, people-watching, mingling with friends, shopping, and dining at the diverse and delectable State College restaurants.  First Friday goers will experience after-hours access to galleries and shops, free bites and beverages, live music and entertainment, retail and restaurant specials, and more. And there’s free parking in the Pugh, Fraser and Beaver garages with validations from participating merchants.  Visit FirstFridayStateCollege.com for all the details.


The Expect More Store presents the work of local artist James Farrah

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm


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The Expect More Store presents the work of local artist James Farrah during First Friday! Stop by to view his original watercolors and enjoy cheeses, wine, and beer.

Farrah graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a BFA in painting, photography, and graphic design. He is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, the National Acrylic Painters Association, and the Arizona Watercolor Association.

/’rek(ǝ)niNG/ Opening Reception
At the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown

5 – 8 pm

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Reckoning /’rek(ǝ)niNG/: The action or process of calculating or estimating something.
A person’s view, opinion, or judgment
A bill or account, or its settlement

This exhibit takes up the question: what does it mean to reckon with the past and the ways it manifests in the present?


Learn Irish Dance at The Central PA Dance Workshop

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm


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The Central PA Dance Workshop is getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day with a First Friday Irish Dance Workshop. Learn some basic Irish Dance in a fun workshop for all ages and no experience necessary.
*Dance shoes, socks, or bare feet only, no street shoes can be worn to protect our dance floor surface. *
$15/person, $10/Students, $8/Current CPDW Students


Art Making at the Woskob Family Gallery

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm


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Join the Woskob Family Gallery for their monthly First Friday celebration, where they will host an art-making activity suitable for people of all ages.

This event is free and open to the public, light refreshments served.


Make America Green Again – Home Improvement 101 ~ Part 2

New Leaf Initiative

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

In this Part 2 of the series Make America Green Again, the benefits and challenges of GREEN Building with a focus on residential real estate will be considered.  An Educational Discussion Format.  Audience participation is encouraged.  Hope to see you there!


First Friday at Appalachian Outdoors

5 – 8 pm

Join us for refreshments and vendor presentations while you shop for your next outdoor adventure! Vendors that will be involved: Mount NitaNee Kombucha , Skydive Happy Valley, ABC Chiropractic, BeWell Associates and Kid Tech.





March 1, 2019
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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