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First Friday

April 5 @ 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.

Make America Green Again at New Leaf Initiative

6 – 7 pm

JOIN us for PART 3 of some exciting GREEN news in our communities! State College Area School District (SCASD) will tell us about their renovations and sustainability initiatives within the district. Plus, Burkholder, of Burkholder’s Country Market Solar Installation Project in Penns Valley by Sun Directed, will be there to discuss the reasons behind his investment! See you there! Located at New Leaf Initiative (3rd floor, State College Municipal Building). Event is free to the public.

Ladies Night  Open Mic at The Makery

6 – 8 pm

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Join us for this First Friday evening of intergenerational storytelling, reading and song hosted by Write to Shine. This is an evening for women of all ages: writers, singers, listeners, readers, mothers, daughters, friends, lovers, loners, singles, seekers and sages. Email [email protected] if you would like to read, sing or speak. Opportunities for “on the spot” writing will also be available, with a wide open mic to follow.


Woskob Family Gallery

5 – 8 pm

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Join us, for this First Friday, in a public collaboration of illumination and color! In the Woskob Family Gallery, let your creativity SHINE. Hang strands of color, mirrors, and other materials to our large community sculpture to make a work that radiates through the dark State College evening. To remember the experience, create a smaller globe light sculpture to take home with you, a perfect decor piece to help you SHINE through the dark. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Hip Hop Dance Workshop

6 – 7 pm

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If you’ve ever dreamed of trying hip-hop dance, come join us for a hip-hop experience for all ages and levels.  No prior dance experience necessary. In this class, you will learn some hip-hop fundamentals, including isolations, footwork, and dancing to the beat of the music. Everyone will then learn a short hip hop routine applying these basics, and dance it together!  This First Friday event will be held on Friday, April 5 from 6-7PM at the Central PA Dance Workshop studio at 101 S. Fraser Street. Workshop will be $15/person, $10/students, and $8/Current CPDW students. (Cash or check only).  Please plan to dance in socks, bare feet or dance-specific shoes – No street shoes!


April 5
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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