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May 6, 2016 Event, Binghamton, NY 

New Venue, Singer-Songwriters Performances & Concert, PAST Juried Photography Exhibit, Southern Tier Mini-Print Exhibition, Outdoor Sculpture Walking Tour & More Among Highlights of Next First Friday – MAY 6 

           Wear your most comfortable walking shoes on First Friday to catch the many, diverse creative offerings in Binghamton, NY, downtown, west side, and south side, on May 6! Enjoy a new downtown restaurant venue with an art show, singer-songwriters performances and concert, PAST juried photography exhibit, Southern Tier Mini-Print exhibition, shopping extravaganza, outdoor sculpture walking tour, and more at 32 venue locations during the next First Friday Art Walk. 

Start artwalking at the newest First Friday venue in downtown Binghamton at The Colonial - Food & Drinks (56-58 Court St.) with Binghamton University Photography Club exhibit, “Mosaic Minds” - One Night Charity Gallery. This exhibit will feature Photography, Prints, Drawings, and Paintings, the culmination of work by BU art students and the Binghamton Boys & Girls Club photo class, and held on 1st Fl. inside The Colonial restaurant and on the top three Fls. in the apartments above the restaurant.  Funds from this event will be split between the Binghamton Boys and Girls Club and the Wounded Warrior Project (Kappa Sigma’s national philanthropy).  The Colonial is a trendy place with modern pub fare with 21 Beers on Draft (thecolonialbing.com), open on Fridays 11:30 AM to 3 AM. 

For singer-songwriter aficionados, visit Atomic Tom’s (196 State St., Artists’ Row between Henry & Lewis Sts.) for a Binghamton Live concert by recording artist, Jen Chapin [jenchapin.com] with guitarist Jamie Fox at 9 PM. Tickets and more info at:  binghamtonlive.com.  Before the concert, there’s a showcase of three singer-songwriters, Devinne Meyers, Tim Ruffo, and Sonny Weeks, held on Atomic Tom’s porch stage from 6-9 PM, free admission. Also inside Atomic Tom’s Gallery Space, there will be a Vintage Pop-Up (Contact Sherrie Rinker, 607.343.7948), featuring Curiosities, Vintage Jewelry and Clothing, and more from 6-9 PM. 

With May being Preservation month, PAST/Preservation Association of Southern Tier will take center stage on First Friday with opening night for “Everyone Has a Hometown,” a juried photography exhibition held at the ART Mission and Theater (61 Prospect Ave., off Lewis St.).  Featuring local art from all levels of photographers, with a focus on architecture and what they feel makes their hometown special, this PAST-sponsored competition exhibit was juried by professional photographers, Chuck Haupt, Lesli and Kirk VanZandbergen. 

Also, PAST will host, “Made in Binghamton – The Larrabee-Deyo Motor Truck Company,” a display of rare company memorabilia and a fully-restored 1924 Larrabee-Deyo truck, held in the Kilmer Building Lobby (31 Lewis St., corner Chenango St.). This PAST exhibit was coordinated by Roger Luther, Frank Whitney, Jim Kocak, and Robin Alpaugh.  (For more info, contact Roger Luther at website:  nysLandmarks.com; mobile 607.759.0844.) 

For another “first” on First Friday, there’s the 1st Southern Tier Mini-Print Exhibition at The Bundy Museum of History and Art (129 Main St., west side).  Held in the 3rd Fl. Open Art Gallery, this juried exhibit showcases small-scale print works by artists of Greater Southern Tier, including:  Colleen M. Shelton, E. Helen Insinger, Fuxin Bao, Anthony Hanakovic, Anne Fatardeau, Andrew Smith, Lindy Chiu, Amanda Pichardo, Madison, Blodgett, Christine Rose, Stacy Oh, Jacqueline Hogan, Christopher Eldred, and Joseph Holland (Thru May 30, 2016). In the 2nd Fl. Gallery, there’s “Binghamton Runs on History,” showcasing the impact of running has had on Binghamton history and how Binghamton runners have impacted the sport (Thru June 28, 2016). Screening documentary film by the same name with interviews of local running legend held on First Friday and both exhibits will open May 6 with a reception from 6-9 PM. 

Earlier on First Friday at 4 and 6 PM, the Broome County Arts Council/ BCAC (81 State St., 5th Fl., Suite 501) will host an Outdoor Sculpture and Architectural Walking Tour, 60 minutes in length, that begins at Kennedy Park with the ‘Seven Seals of Silence’ located at intersection of Chenango/Henry Sts.  These walking tours will be held every First Friday from May-October and sponsored by BCAC and PAST. Tour info online:  broomearts.org/walkingtours. 

Other First Friday highlights to be sure to catch include: 
1) Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St., Artists’ Row): Kathryn Niles: “Reflections on Another World” – New Work | Solo Show (May 6-28, 2016).   Featuring mostly drawings, some in Conte` on prepared paper and in India ink on Duralar (filmy, transparent material) of plant roots which take on a ‘creature-like’ personas. This show opens First Friday and includes an Artist’s Talk at 6 PM. 
2) The Gallery @ 5 Riverside Drive/Towers (5 Riverside Dr.): Barbara Bernstein:  Glass Art – Cast Sculptures and Fused Wall Pieces, on exhibit in the lobby and library (Thru June 2016). This show opens May 6 and includes a Gallery Talk at 7 PM with Bernstein describing how her work is made. 
3) HealthLink NY (49 Court St.): “For Liberty*,” a short film/documentary and presented in cooperation with Liberty Partnerships and Joshua Chorman.  Film features community members, educators, and public health specialists for a unique perspective of the state of liberty in Broome County, exploring the impact of poverty on ability to be free. Film screenings held throughout the evening.  (*Funding provided by Community Foundation of So. Central NY and Family Planning of So. Central NY.) Besides the film, HealthLink NY will host “Flowers of Resilience” – A Youth Art Show on First Friday. 
4) DoubleTree by Hilton Binghamton (225 Water St.): Shopping Extravaganza, held in the River Bistro and Lounge from 6-9 PM, featuring vendors:  Thirty One, Silpada, Mary Kay, Stella & Dot, Showoffs, XO Gallery-Jewelry with Soul, Projex 214, Color Can’t Hurt You.  There will be food and drink specials. 

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 32 locations in Binghamton, downtown, west side, and south side, and open Friday from 6-9 PM, unless noted otherwise. 

Trolley tours and rides, departing from the Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.), resume with May 6 First Friday and continue through September 2.  See listing on page 3 under Court Street for more info. 

Venue locations on May 6 are: 

            — On STATE Street and Artists’ Row (Between Henry/Lewis Sts.): 
**Atomic Tom’s (196 State St., Artists’ Row; contact Tom Haines, 722.4347):  See listing on page 1. 
**Broome County Arts Council/BCAC (81 State St., 5th Fl., Suite 501): See above listing on page 2 on Outdoor Sculpture & Architectural Walking Tour.  Also on May 6:  Exhibit, 6-9 PM at BCAC:  Anthony Hanakovic – Painter and Print Maker, inspired by the Baroque old masters and the chiaroscuro technique with influences from history, spiritual texts and stories. More info, call 723.4620 or EM:  information@broomearts.org.  Website:  broomearts.org. 
**Community Options New York, Inc. (182-184 State St.): May 6, 6-9 PM: Michael Haskins - Woodworking.  Website:  comop.org. 
**The Connelly Gallery (205 State St., Artists’ Row): May 6, 6-9 PM:  Exhibit:  Artwork Collected from Estates over the years. (Call 722.9593 for Weekday Hours.)  Website:  BobConnelly.com. 
**Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St., Artists’ Row): See above listing on page 2. (Gallery Hours:  First Friday, 3-9; Friday, 3-6; Saturday, 12-4.  Also, Third Thursday Gallery Talk, May 19, 7 PM.)Website:  cooperativegallery.com. 
**Orazio Salati Studio and Gallery (204 State St.): Exhibit:  Provincetown and Colorado Artist Muffin Ray:  “Leonard Cohen Radio” – An Expressive Collection of Large and Small-scale Paintings that are essentially Textile Assemblages. Ray transforms vintage quilt patches, found tapestries, and other cast-off textiles into broad fields of texture and color, soaked in resin, encaustic and oil-based media (Thru June 2016). (Gallery Hours: 1st Friday, 6-9 PM; Saturdays, 11-3 & by appointment, 772.6725.)  Website:  oraziosalati.com. 

            — On GORGEOUS WASHINGTON (Between Hawley/Court Sts.) & WASHINGTON Street (Between Henry/Lewis Sts.): 
**Garland Gallery (116 Gorgeous Washington St.): Music by Pat Raube, singer/songwriter, performing from 6-9 PM. Website:  garlandgallery.com. 
**Orion Beauty & Balance (118 Gorgeous Washington St.):  May 6, 6-9 PM:  Artist/Exhibit, TBA. 
**The Shop (219 Washington St., between Henry/Lewis Sts., across from The Forum Theater): Featured Art: "The Wall" acrylic mural by Nathan Gorman; “We ‘Heart’ Graffiti” - Photography on Canvas; "Binghamton Herald" wall graphic by Eugenie and Zoran.  Also, $5 Off Wine Bottles.  Music by DJs Miss Stephanie and Dose the Alien.  Website:  the shop219.com. 

            — On COURT Street: 
**Binghamton University Photography Club at The Colonial Restaurant (56-58 Court St.):  See listing on page 1.  Website:  facebook.com/BUCandidPhotographyClub. 
**Citrea Restaurant and Bar (7 Court St., Suite 3, on the Riverwalk): Exhibit: Artwork by Jerry MacDonell:  “A Matter of Perspective” - Paintings.   Music by Sabor Latino from 6-9 PM.  Open Friday from 4-10 PM.  (Citrea, Mediteranrean-inspired restaurant, with woodfire pizza, small plates & full bar, open 7 days a week, including brunch on Saturday & Sunday.)  Website:  citreapizza.com. 
**HealthLink NY (49 Court St.):  See above listing on Page 2. Website:  healthlinkny.com. 
**Imagicka (39 Court St.):  May 6, 6-9 PM:  James Burns and The Nukporte Ensemble – African Drum and Dance, featuring Burns’ Binghamton University students.  Also, Tarot with Lise and Rune Readings with Sam. Website:  facebook.com/Imagicka75. 
**Parlor City Trolley & Tours by PAST from Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.): Three Historic Tours by PAST/Preservation Association of So. Tier:  6 PM with Carol Hawley, 7 and 8 PM with Joan Sprague.  Trolley circulates along a route from 6-9 PM; riders can get on or off at any time, free. Website:  pastny.org. 
**Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.): May 6, 6-9 PM:  Pej Reitz presents her annual Piano Studio Recital – Young Pianists playing all genres of music.  Website:  phelpsmansion.org. 
**RiverRead Books (5 Court St.): May 6, 6-9 PM:  JAZZ Browse with Jeff Guevin and Mike Carbone. Artist/Exhibit, TBA. Website:  riverreadbooks.com. 
**Sake Tumi - Asian Fusion Restaurant & Sushi Bar (71 Court St.): Exhibit displayed in downstairs bar area:  Jack DeMarco – Realist Paintings (Thru May 2016).  (Open M-F, 11-3 and 5-10 PM, Sat., 5-10 PM.)  Website:  saketumibing.com. 
**The Colonial - Food & Drinks (56-58 Court St.):  See above listing on Page 1.  (Open Sun.-Thu., 11:30 AM – 1 AM; F-Sat., 11:30 AM – 3 AM.)  Website:  thecolonialbing.com 
**The Place on Court (73 Court St.):  May Exhibit:  Jason Cruz:  “Introspection” – Digital Photography.  Band:  Live music by Rare Breed, playing Blues to Pop & Country, starting at 8 PM.  Drink specials. Website:  theplaceoncourt.com.  (Also, online at:  facebook.com/theplaceoncourt73; on Twitter and Instagram: theplaceoncourt.) 

            — 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 for Italian Specialty Foods, Gifts & all your Little Venice Favorites. Serving dinner every Friday until 10 PM. (Open:  Tue.-Thu., Sun., 11:30-9; F-Sat., 11:30-10; closed Mon.)  Website:  LittleVeniceRestaurant.com. 

            — On FRONT Street: 
**American Civic Association/ACA (131 Front St., west side):  May 6, 6-11 PM: “Multicultural Night” ... Food, Music, Dance, Entertainment from different cultures and traditions. More info, call ACA at 723.9419, Mayra Garcia.  Website:  americancivic.com. 

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

            — On HENRY Street: 
**Christ Church (10 Henry St.): May 6, 6-9 PM:  Inside the Great Hall:  Stepping Stones Quilters:  Quilts made by local quilters.  Inside the Sanctuary:  Binghamton University Low Brass Ensemble with Donald Robertson, director, performing from 8-8:45 PM.  Refreshments available during First Friday.  Website:  Christchurch.steepleconnect.com. 

            — On LEWIS Street: 
**PAST/Preservation Association Southern Tier at Kilmer Building (31 Lewis St., corner Chenango St.):  See listing on Page 1. 

            — On MAIN Street (West Side): 
**The Bundy Museum of Art & History (129 Main St., west side): See listing on Page 1.(Art Gallery admission always FREE. Tue. - Sat., 11-5.)  Website:  bundymuseum.org. 
**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.):  Gallery: “Everyone Has a Hometown” – Preservation Association of Southern Tier Juried Photography Show.   Theater:  Independent Films in Two Theaters, now digital.  Schedule online.  Website:  http://artmission.org. 

            — On RIVERSIDE Drive (West Side): 
**The Gallery @ 5 Riverside Drive/Towers (5 Riverside Dr.): See above listing on Page 2. (Contact/E-Mail: Marcy Swartz: marcyswartz@gmail.com.) 

            — On S. WASHINGTON Street (South Side): 
**Whole In The Wall Restaurant (43 S. Washington St.): Featured Artist:  Adam Schultz: Self-taught local artist working in acrylics, spray paint, and oil paint (Thru June 2016). Restaurant Open: Thu. - Sat., 11 AM-9 PM. Daily Specials & Serving until 9 PM Thu.-Sat.  Shop online at: wholeinthewall.com with nationwide shipping.  (WITW now available for private parties any day the restaurant is closed and 2nd floor as rental for meetings, shared workspace, to practitioners, as a mobile office. More info, call WITW, 722.0006.)  Website:   wholeinthewall.com. 

            — On WATER Street: 
** DoubleTree by Hilton Binghamton (225 Water St.):  See above listing on Page 2.  Website:  Binghamton.doubletree.com. 
**Lost Dog Cafe (222 Water St., corner Henry St.): May Exhibit:  Featured Artist E. B. Schott (a.k.a. Christine Traficante, a.k.a. Christine Forster): “Awakening” – Paintings on Canvas, Mixed Media, Oils, Acrylics (Thru May 2016).  In the Lounge at 9 PM-12/Midnight: DJ Hunter Davidsohn spinning the best of 80s/90s and old school on vinyl. On First Friday, Café open until 11 PM. Lounge until 2 AM.  Website: lostdogcafe.net. 

The First Friday schedule is subject to change without notice. 

For more information on May 6 First Friday Art Walk, contact Jesse Wheeler (Chair of Gorgeous Washington St. Association) at Davidson Fox & Co., LLP, EM:  jwheeler@davidsonfox.com, or visit GWSA’s website at: gorgeouswashington.com

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