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First Friday

July 6, 2018 @ 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.


Chris Good on Allen Street

5 – 8 pm

Don’t miss Chris Good’s 90’s acoustic and classic rock performance at First National Bank on Allen Street!


Webster’s First Friday Art Reception

5 – 8 pm

For the month of July, we’re featuring the work of South Hills Business School graduates of the Graphic Design program. Drop by on First Friday and enjoy some complimentary refreshments and see the newest exhibit!


Transformations Perform at Harper’s

 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Stop in to cool down and enjoy the mesmerizing rhythms of Transformations…playing a plethora of percussion instruments, including hand-made beautiful djembe drums crafted by local artist, Chris Bittner!


First Friday at Appalachian Outdoors

5 – 8 pm

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Join us for the usual snacks and libations! Mount NitaNee Kombucha will be sampling their latest flavors and KidTech Centre County will be entertaining the young and young at heart !


Balloon Twisting at Sweet Tooth Bakery

4 – 8 pm

From 4-6 pm Devin from Nittany Balloons/Sweet Tooth Bakery will do balloon twisting at Sweet Tooth Bakery. After 6 pm, learn to twist a balloon dog or sword on your own!


Urban Fusion on the MLK Plaza Stage

5 – 8 pm

Downtown State College invites you to enjoy the sounds of Urban Fusion, playing your favorite mix of funk, soul, jazz, Motown, the Philly sound and R&B!


Ice Cream Social at Duck Donuts

5 – 9 pm

Join Duck Donuts for a First Friday ICE CREAM SUNDAE SOCIAL! They proudly serve Penn State Berkey Creamery Ice Cream!



Patterned Plates Workshop at The Makery

6 – 8 pm

Join us for First Friday Fun in July with Resident Clay Instructor Lynn Anne Verbeck! You will learn how to do a “dirty pour”and paint glaze in a simple, intricate, detailed or abstract pattern on a ceramic plate! All plates will be ready for pick up at The Makery on or after Tuesday, July 24th.


An Evening of Literary Readings at the Woskob Family Gallery

with Webster’ Bookstore & Cafe

5 – 8 pm

In collaboration with Webster’s Bookstore & Cafe, the Woskob Family Gallery will host an evening of literary readings and refreshments.

At 5:30 PM, we will kick things off with a reading by Rachael Lyon, Assistant Teaching Professor of Poetry at Penn State, followed at 6 PM by Lisa Mangini, Assistant Teaching Professor of English at Penn State.

At 6:30 PM, Professor Emeritus of Spanish and Comparative Literature at Penn State Robert Lima will present a reading.

At 7 PM, Nicole Miyashiro will present two new ekphrastic poems based on Diane Samuel’s piece, “Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas/Testimony Against Gertrude Stein,” on currently view in the exhibition, SUMMER READING.


Visit F45 Training during First Friday and receive a free one week pass

 5 – 8 pm

The concept is simple: our studios all over the world offer a 45 minute High-Intensity, Circuit Training workout class for our studio members. Our studios offer the same class at different times throughout the day. Every day throughout the week offers a different 45 minute workout. The workouts are created by the F45 Athletics and Peak Performance Department from a database of over 3,000 different exercises, so our members never get the same workout twice. This combination of interval, cardiovascular and strength training has been proven to be the most effective workout method for burning fat and building lean muscle. The variation of our workout programming keeps our members challenged, eager to grow and ready to have fun.

Don’t just take our word for it though, stop by during First Friday and get a free one week pass and see for yourself!



Adrienne Waterston Art Exhibit at The Expect More Store

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Kish Bank’s The Expect More Store presents the work of local artist Adrienne 

Waterston during First Friday! Stop by to view her original artwork and enjoy cheeses, wine, and beer.