Your First Friday Lineup for April 7th, 2017

 From our friends at the Gorgeous Washington Street Association. 

 New Venue with Music Performances at Downtown Coffeehouse, India Night at ACA, Photo Exhibit at UDC, Student Art Competition/Exhibit, New Gallery Show Highlight APRIL 7 First Friday 

Top picks at Binghamton’s First Friday Art Walk on April 7 with 25 venue locations, downtown, west side, and south side, include: 

1) The newest First Friday venue, City Light Coffee (254 Washington St., near The Forum Theater), hosting live music by LEO, a duo from Ithaca consisting of folk artist Leo and Hannah Ruttle (guitar/vocals), and 4-piece band, Oh Eternity. Both groups will perform mostly originals inspired by life, faith, experiences, and the journey of each band member. 

2) India Night at the American Civic Association/ACA (131 Front St.), a multicultural dinner from 5-7 PM, featuring Indian food and traditional performances; $10 for dinner plus $1 for admission including entertainment. For more information, call ACA at 723.9419; online at:, or like us on Facebook. 

3) Landscape Inspiration photo exhibit at University Downtown Center (67 Washington St., across from Arena) featuring photographs by Binghamton University students that capture their inspiration in Binghamton and abroad. Viewers will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite photos, meet some of the students to hear the story behind their inspiration, and enjoy light refreshments. 

4) Broome High School Emerging Artists Exhibit/Student Art Competition, at the Broome Co. Arts Council/BCAC (81 State St., 5th Fl.): Apr. 7, 6-9 PM: Ten Broome Co. high schools will have over 70 students display their 2D artwork competing for awards in composition, line and color, originality, use of medium, level of difficulty, and best of show; awards ceremony at 6 PM. Exhibit on display at BCAC thru Apr. 28, 2017, M-F from 10-6. 

5) New gallery shows for April include: 
A) Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St., Artists’ Row): Paintings of allegorical figures in natural settings by Glenda Blake (oils & colored pencil) and black-and-white photographs of nature across two continents by Chuck Haupt from April 7-30, 2017. 
B) Orazio Salati Gallery & Studio (204 State St., Artists’ Row): Kathy Armstrong: Juxtaposition: Obsolete Machines – Resilient Nature New Paintings in oils and acrylics (Thru May 17, 2017). 
C) The Bundy Museum (129 Main St.): In the 3rd Fl. gallery: “Animal Adventures” – New Works by Adam Schultz, abstract and figurative elements of everyday life and beyond. In the 2nd Fl. gallery: “Wounds in the Dirt: Archaeologists Unearth the Spanish Civil War – Photos by Rui Gomes Coelho. 

Art shows continuing thru April: 1) The Gallery at 5 Riverside Drive/Towers (5 Riverside Dr.): “Mathematical Sculptures” by sculptor Alex Feingold and “London and Beyond,” photography by Chuck Haupt. 2) Whole In The Wall Restaurant (43 S. Washington St.): Miles McNulty: Photographs. 

First Friday Art Walk, presented by Gorgeous Washington Street Association/GWSA, is sponsored in part by M&T Bank (lead sponsor), Equinox Broadcasting, and Triple Cities Carousel, with venue locations downtown, west side, and south side, and open April 7, from 6-9 PM, unless noted otherwise. 

Besides those already listed, other venue locations open on April 7 First Friday are: 

Community Options New York, Inc. (182-184 State St., Artists’ Row): Apr. 7, 6-9 PM: Carol Lanois: Transforming vases into beautiful works of art by painting and covering them with different mediums. 
Garland Gallery (116 Gorgeous Washington St.): Al Millus, singer/songwriter, from 6-9 PM. 
The Shop (219 Washington St.): Featured Art: “The Wall” acrylic mural by Nathan Gorman; “We <3 Graffiti”-Photos on Canvas and “Binghamton Herald” wall graphic by Eugenie and Zoran. Also, new menu items and happy hour, 5-7 PM. 
Broome County Urban League’s Urban Star Vintage Boutique (75 Court St.): Apr. 7, 6-9 PM: Sample and Shop Event featuring 1) “Insight and Intuition” by Andrea, certified coach, counselor & medium. Readings $35. 2) Local Vendors displaying their goods: Cindy-Lularoe Leggings, Leslie-Youniquely Cosmetics, Michele-It Works Health Products, Courtney-Pure Romance Beauty Products. Also, Urban Star store open with new vintage merchandise. 
Citrea Restaurant and Bar (7 Court St., Suite 3, on Riverwalk): Exhibit: Sean Murphy’s Photography: "Photographs of Upstate NY" (Thru June 2017). Music by Bess Greenberg from 7-10 PM. 
Doc Crecrescence Kava, Tea, Elixir Bar & Social Club (89 Court St., lower fl., corner Chenango St.): Apr. 7 at 7 PM: Live Painting and Exhibit by the ambidextrous artist Matt Potto, using both hands at the same time to create works of art who will be accompanied by Colin Mack, guitarist, performing alternative rock and post-hardcore. 
HealthLinkNY (49 Court St.): Apr. 7, 6-9 PM: Rachel Turdo: Traditional Knitting Techniques – A combination of this ancient method of creation with digital aspects to create unexpected pieces. 
Imagicka (39 Court St.): First Friday event, TBA. 
Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.): Apr. 7, 6-9 PM: Photo exhibit by Sean Murphy. 
Little Venice Restaurant (111 Chenango St.): Binghamton’s original Art Gallery: Over 150 signed paintings on display throughout the restaurant. Open until 10 PM every Friday. The Shop at Little Venice features Italian Specialty Foods & Gifts & Little Venice Favorites. 
Roberson Museum & Science Center (30 Front St.): Exhibit: “Nature’s Best Photography” – Up to 50 stunning prints on display; an alliance with the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and the only place to find this exhibit in the country outside of the Smithsonian. 
Christ Church (10 Henry St.): Apr. 7, 6-9 PM: In the Lounge: Joan Silvestri-Pencek: “An Artist’s Journey” – Travels to nearby and faraway places in acrylic. In the Church Sanctuary: Members of the IBM/International Brotherhood of Magicians performing throughout the evening with featured acts at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 PM. Inside the Great Hall: English Country Dancers performing and demonstrating English Country Dances. In a Classroom: Family Easter Craft for all ages. Refreshments available. 
The Goldsmith (31 Lewis St., corner Chenango St. in historic Kilmer Blgd.): Apr. 7: Spring Ceramic Collection featuring four American Clay Artists: Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi, Royce Yoder, Donna Toohey, Jeff Margolin. The Goldsmith is open on Friday from 10-8. 
Trinity Memorial Church (44 Main St.): Apr. 7 at 7:30 PM in the Sanctuary: “Candlechant” featuring the church’s Men’s Choir singing ancient and beautiful harmonies to the light of hundreds of candles. An organ improvisation closes the “Candlechant” performance at 8 PM, free admission. 
Art Mission & Theater (61 Prospect Ave., off Lewis St.): Gallery: Exhibit: Stephen Appel-Photography. 
Lost Dog Cafe (222 Water St., corner Henry St.): April Exhibit: Jesse Ryan: “no sckool” (Thru Apr. 2017) with Meet-the-Artist Reception in the Lounge, 6-8 PM. Late Night in the Lounge: DJ Frankie J of Powerhouse Entertainment playing Top 100 (Pop/Dance/Hip Hop/Classic Dance Jams/Party Favorites). 

The First Friday schedule is subject to change without notice. 

For more information on April 7 First Friday Art Walk, contact Jesse Wheeler (Chair of Gorgeous Washington St. Association) at Davidson Fox & Co., LLP, EM:, or visit GWSA’s website at:

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