First Friday Binghamton March 4th

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March 4, 2016 Event, Binghamton, NY

New Venue Hosting Family Fun Night, St. Patrick's Themes & Celtic Concert, Photography Shows Among Highlights of Next First Friday - March 4 

Enjoy an eclectic and artistically diverse First Friday Art Walk featuring a new venue hosting a Family Fun Night, St. Patrick's themes including a Celtic concert at The Forum, several art photography shows, inflatable contemporary art, exquisite pottery exhibit, and more on March 4 in Binghamton, NY at 27 venue locations. 

Begin art walking at the newest First Friday venue, American Civic Association/ACA (131 Front St., west side) hosting a Family Fun Night from 6:30-8 PM with crafts, games, refreshments, music, prizes for the children, and more.  Hosted by United with Christ Church at the ACA, a worship service follows from 8-10 PM with music by United with Christ group.  More info, call the ACA at 723-9419. 

Get a jump on being Irish on First Friday at the many St. Patrick's-themed events including a Celtic concert, presented by the Binghamton Philharmonic, at The Forum Theatre (236 Washington St.) at 7:30 PM.  This concert, "Celtic Celebration," will feature harpist/singer Orla Fallon, former Celtic Woman, performing Jigs, Reels, and Traditional Sounds of Ireland. There will be a pre-concert performance by the Johnson School of Irish Dance, plus special intermission guest, Broome County Celtic Pipes and Drums.  Call the Binghamton Philharmonic Box Office for concert tickets at 723-3931; website: 

Other Irish-themed First Friday events include Atomic Tom's with Twig and Thread (196 State St., Artists' Row) featuring Irish coffee, music and corned beef … a preview for Binghamton Parade Day on Saturday, March 5. At Citrea Restaurant and Bar (7 Court St., Suite 3, on Riverwalk), there's Irish music by Brian Hyland playing from 6-9 PM.  Imagicka (39 Court St.) is hosting musical duo, Curt Osgood on hammered dulcimer & hand drum and William Thorpe on Bohdran & mandolin from 6-9 PM for an evening of folk and Celtic enchantment. 

Three art photography shows highlight the next First Friday with two on State Street's Artists' Row: 1) Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St.) featuring Daniel J. Harrington: "Beyond Reality" - New Abstract Photography (Mar. 4-26, 2016) and 2) Orazio Salati Gallery & Studio (204 State St.) with artist John Francis McCarthy of Skaneateles, NY, with Photographic Images of the Finger Lakes and Ireland (Thru April, 2016). At the Art Mission & Theater (61 Prospect Ave., around the corner from Artists’ Row), there's 3) Desiree Argentina: A Glimpse. Travel Photography. 

Additionally, be sure to catch these First Friday events: 
1) Roberson Museum & Science Center (30 Front St., west side) with "Blow UP: Inflatable Contemporary Art - Nationally touring exhibit exploring creative ways artists combine air and sculpture (Thru May 2016). 
2) The Gallery at 5 Riverside Drive/Towers (5 Riverside Dr.): Featuring the incredible work of potter Leslie Green Guilbault of Hamilton, NY, who works from her home studio and has created over 11 distinct lines of pottery. Her most recent works employs the Italian Scraffito technique. This pottery exhibit continues thru April 2016. 
3) Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.) with "Off the Wall" - New exhibit by artist Angela Cook. Angela's show will open with a performance art reception with live music by NYC songstress, Rachael Sage, who will take the stage at 6:30 PM. Hostess for the evening, Dusty Boxx, will give a brief performance before Sage's. 
4) The Place on Court (73 Court St., formerly Merlin’s) will feature art by self-taught artist, Bob Alan Bricks, who works intuitively and spontaneously in a wide range of styles/media, and more interested in the process than the product, like a child at play.  (Artist online on Facebook.) There's live music by the band, Rooster and the Roadhouse Horns starting at 8 PM, and playing dance/R&B/soul/Latin/funk/Rock featuring lead vocalist Freddy Mendoza and three-piece horn section (trumpet, trombone & saxophone).  One drink minimum, paid at the door. 

This First Friday Art Walk, presented by the Gorgeous Washington Street Association/GWSA, and sponsored in part by Equinox Broadcasting, M&T Bank, and Triple Cities Carousel, will feature 27 locations in Binghamton, downtown, west side, and south side, and open Friday from 6-9 PM, unless noted otherwise. 

Venue locations on March 4 are: 

       — On STATE Street and Artists’ Row: 

**Atomic Tom's with Twig and Thread (196 State St., Artists' Row): See above listing on Pg. 1.  More Info, contact:  Sherrie Rinker, (607) 343.7948. 
**Broome County Arts Council/BCAC (81 State St., 5th Fl., Suite 501): Mar. 4, 6-9 PM:  Opening Reception:  Don Sharpe – “Peanut Gallery” Collages.  (RE this show:  “Finding or looking for a unique canvass to showcase art sometimes becomes its own form of art.  Green trays were put out to the curb in front of a community church ready for the trash when an older woman of the church told the story of how the women’s group would roast peanuts after church on Sunday.  The women would then take the freshly roasted peanuts on the trays to sell at EJ, Ansco and other local factories to raise funds for the church.  These peanut trays inspired Don Sharpe to try different foundations for collages while incorporating piles of papers, magazines, and old books.”  Artist website:  Website: 
**Community Options New York, Inc. (182-184 State St.): Mar. 4, 6-9 PM: First Friday Artist Carol Lanois:  Decorative Vases.  Website: 
**The Connelly Gallery (205 State St., Artists’ Row): Mar. 4, 6-9 PM:  Exhibit:  Art from Various Estates. (Call 722.9593 for Weekday Hours.)  Website: 
**Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St., Artists’ Row): See above listing on Page 1. (RE Daniel J. Harrington’s show:  Dan, a watercolor painter and photographer states: “I have been painting very realistic images with watercolor and a photographer for over 20 years.  About five years ago, I started taking photos for pure artistic reasons and this new direction has been a fun journey for me.  I was surprisingly drawn to things that had an abstract quality.  … in this show, I am pushing much further into the abstract realm.  I have not physically altered any part of the image, however I am greatly exaggerating many other parameters of the digital photo to create an abstracted image.”   (Gallery Hours:  First Friday, 3-9; Friday, 3-6; Saturday, 12-4.  Also, Third Thursday Gallery Talk, Mar. 17, 7 PM.)Website: 
**Orazio Salati Studio and Gallery (204 State St.): See above listing on Page 1.  (Gallery Hours: 1st Friday, 6-9 PM; Saturdays, 11-3 & by appointment, 772.6725.)  Website: 

       — On GORGEOUS WASHINGTON (Between Hawley/Court Sts.) & WASHINGTON Street 

(Across from Arena & between Henry/Lewis Sts.): 
**Binghamton Philharmonic, at The Forum Theatre (236 Washington St.): See above listing on Page 1.  (Also, on March 3, meet Orla Fallon at Water Street Brewing Co., 168 Water St., Binghamton; check the Philharmonic’s website for details.)Website: 
**Garland Gallery (116 Gorgeous Washington St.): Mar. 4, 6-9 PM: Music by Pat Raube, singer/songwriter, performing from 6-9 PM. Website: 
**The Promise Zone* (Broome Co. Mental Health Dept.) at BU’s University Downtown Center (67 Washington St., across from Arena): Mar. 4, 6-6:30 PM, in 1st Fl. Atrium: Koinonia, Binghamton University a-Capella group performing to help raise money for the Broome Co. Promise Zone community schools.  $2 suggested donation.  (*The Promise Zone is a BU-affiliated organization in partnership with the Broome County Dept. of Mental Health and Broome-Tioga BOCES.  Their mission is to build a countywide system of community schools that support all children, families, and neighborhoods in the pursuit of success in school, work, and in life.)    Contact/more info:  Julia Santo: 
**The Shop (219 Washington St., between Henry/Lewis Sts.): Featured Art: "The Wall" acrylic mural by Nathan Gorman. “We ‘Heart’ Graffiti” - Photography on Canvas and "Binghamton Herald" wall graphic by Eugenie and Zoran.  Also, $5 Off Wine Bottles.  Music by DJs Miss Stephanie and Dose the Alien.  Website:  the 

       — On COURT Street: 
**Citrea Restaurant and Bar (7 Court St., Suite 3, on the Riverwalk): See above listing on Page 1.  Featured Artist, Abraham Alt: "Untitled." Open Friday from 4-10 PM.  (Citrea, Mediteranrean-inspired restaurant, features woodfire pizza, small plates & full bar, located on the Riverwalk around the corner from the Court St. Bridge and RiverRead Books & open 7 days a week, including brunch on Saturday & Sunday.)  Website: 
**Imagicka (39 Court St.): See above listing on Pg. 1.  Also:  Jewelry Artist, Christi Sturdevant; Tarot Readings with Lise; Rune Readings with Sam.  Website: 
**HealthLinkNY (49 Court St.): Mar. 4, 6-9: First Fridays at HealthLinkNY: First Friday Artist:  Samantha Burns:  “Of Beauty and Sorrow” - Black-and-White Digital Photography Collection.  More event details:  Website: 
**Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.): See above listing on Page 1.   Website: 
**River Read Books (5 Court St.): Featured Artist/Exhibit:  Adam Schultz.  Music on First Friday, TBA. Website: 
**The Place on Court (73 Court St.):  See above listing on Page 1. Website:  (Also, online at:; on Twitter and Instagram: theplaceoncourt.) 

**The Agency Broome County IDA/LDC at The Center (59 Court St., Suite 202):  Mar. 4, 5-7 PM:  First Friday at The Center – Open House.  Event sponsored by 76West, a competition focused on attracting entrepreneurs & resources from NYS, the U. S. & around the world, to build clean energy businesses & jobs in NY’s Southern Tier region with $10 million in prize money.  Meet local officials, the 76West team & Nasir Ali from Upstate Venture Connect – “Building the next great Upstate Community.” Also, Binghamton Brewing Co. on tap with some of their signature brews & great eats from California Grill.  More info: 

        — On CHENANGO Street: 
**Little Venice Restaurant (111 Chenango St.):  Binghamton’s Original Art Gallery:  Over 150 signed paintings on display throughout the restaurant. Visit... The Shop at Little Venice - A Store Within a Store, located in front of the restaurant and featuring Italian Specialty Foods & Gifts, and all your Little Venice Favorites. Open Fridays until 11 PM. Order Online for Gift Cards, Sauce & other retail items.(Hours:  Tue.  - Thu., Sun., 11:30-10; F-Sat., 11:30-11; closed Mon.)  Website: 

      — On FRONT Street: 

        **American Civic Association/ACA (131 Front St., west side):  See above listing on Page 1. Website: 
**Roberson Center & Science Center (30 Front St.): Mar. 4:  $4 admission from 5-9 PM, includes entry and Digital Planetarium Show at 7 PM.  New Exhibit on View in Museum:  “Blow UP: Inflatable Contemporary Art” – Nationally touring exhibit exploring creative ways artists combine air and sculpture (Thru May 1, 2016).   Website: 

      — On HAWLEY Street: 
**Zona & Co. Grille (15 Hawley St., corner Gorgeous Washington St.): Downtown Café offering Southwestern, American & Asian cuisine & drinks!Website: 

      — On HENRY Street: 
**Christ Church (10 Henry St.): Mar. 4, 6-9 PM:  Inside the Great Hall:  Local Artist & Christ Church Parishioner, Barbara Shope:  “Winter into Spring” – Watercolor Paintings.  In the Sanctuary:  Music by Flute Students from Binghamton University (Georgetta Maiolo’s Flute Studio at BU) performing two sets from 7-7:45 and 8-8:45 PM.  Refreshments and soup available during First Friday.  Website: 

      — On MAIN Street (West Side): 
**The Bundy Museum of Art & History (129 Main St., west side): In the 3rd Fl. Gallery: The Bundy Museum Presents: “Afar and Within” : Works by Carolyn Votaw – An Interpretation of Land-and-Seascapes Rendered in Print (e. g. Monotype, Etching), Paint and Poetry (Thru Mar. 29, 2016). Mar. 4 Opening Reception, 6-9 PM. In the 2nd Fl. Gallery: Exhibit: “Reliquary Items in Africa,” curated by Jaron Knighton and Karrie Marvin – Showcasing Funerary Items from a wide range of African countries (Thru Mar. 29, 2016) and preview of Bundy Museum’s upcoming African Art Gallery (Opening summer 2016).(Art Gallery admission always FREE. Tue. - Sat., 11-5.)  Website: 
**Chatterbox Café, Tapas & Oyster Bar (21 Main St., west side): First Friday Food & Bar Specials. 

        — On PROSPECT Ave.: 
**ART Mission and Theater (61 Prospect Ave., off Lewis St.):  See above listing on Page 1. Theater:  Independent Films in Two Theaters, now digital.  Schedule online. Website: 

      — On RIVERSIDE Drive (West Side): 
**The Gallery @ 5 Riverside Drive/Towers (5 Riverside Dr.):  See above listing on Page 1. (Contact/E-Mail: Marcy Swartz: 

      — On S. WASHINGTON Street (South Side): 
**Whole In The Wall Restaurant (43 S. Washington St.): First Friday Artist/Exhibit, TBA. New Restaurant Hours: Thu. - Sat., 11 AM-9 PM. Daily Specials & Serving until 9 PM every Thu. - Sat.  Also, Whole in the Wall delivered thru  [FYI, WITW now available for private parties any day the restaurant is closed. Also, the 2nd floor is available as rental for meetings, shared workspace, to practitioners, as a mobile office. More info/details, contact WITW.] Website: 

        — On WATER Street: 
**Lost Dog Cafe (222 Water St., corner Henry St.): March Exhibit:  Featured Artist Deidre “Nava” Graham: “Stencil Graffiti” – Spray Paint on Canvas:  Creations with Five Layers of Stencils made from paper using an X-acto knife and placed on the canvas, one by one, different vibrant colors (Thru March 2016).  In the Lounge from 9 PM-12 AM: Hunter Douglas, spinning Old Skool on vinyl! On First Friday, Café open until 11 PM. Lounge until 2 AM.  Website: 

The First Friday schedule is subject to change without notice. 

        For more information on March 4 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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