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March 6, 2015 Event, Binghamton, NY                                                                                                                     

Grand Opening of Imagicka’s New Location, Film at Phelps Mansion on Trafficking, Jared Campbell Concert at Main St. Baptist, Triple Cities Carousel’s 2nd Anniversary Among Highlights of Next First Friday Art Walk - MARCH 6      

Only at Binghamton, NY’s, March First Friday will art patrons find even more of diverse creative offerings than usual!  Enjoy the grand opening of Imagicka in their new Court Street location, a Chenango Entertainment/Sweet Stone Productions film, “The Traffickers” at the Phelps Mansion Museum, Jared Campbell concert at Main Street Baptist Church, Triple Cities Carousel’s 2nd Anniversary and more at the next First Friday Art Walk on March 6!

          At Imagicka (39 Court St.), it’s the Grand Opening on First Friday of their new store location featuring: Jeff Gregory - Gongs, Rings of Oden & Free Chakra Balancing.  Sara Delafield (of Red Feather Retreat) - Spirit Paintings & Feather Wands. Ruth Horowitz - Chair Massage, Reiki & Aura Cleansing. Sylvia - Tuning Fork Vibrational Energy. Tarot with Darin, and more. 

          At Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.), there’s Chenango Entertainment/Sweet Stone Productions film, “The Traffickers” shown from 6:30-8 PM.  The film with screenplay by Christopher Keeler and producer Jackie Sissenstein is about a shortage of human organs for transplants that has threatened the lives of those waiting for surgery. To solve this problem, a band of evil human-organ exporters are illegally obtaining organs from the innocent. It is up to Private Detective Stuart Tyrrell to not only bring this organization to justice, but also save a young girl in the process.  $5 suggested donation. People can donate online at: phelpsmansion.org/events; for more info on the film, visit:  http://phelphsmansion.org/the-traffickers/ 

From downtown, continue to the City’s west side to:
1) Main Street Baptist Church (117 Main St., west side) for a concert at 7 PM featuring Jared Campbell, Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist from Binghamton, NY.  The award winning singer/songwriter/guitarist has toured the country and shared the stage with national acts such as Jason Mraz, Gavin Degraw, and Journey! [Campbell’s music was featured on hit TV shows such as MTV’s “The Real World” and “Road Rules.” His main focus is allowing his music to impact the lives of his listeners by experiencing joy, finding comfort through pain and looking past obstacles towards living a better life.] One concert at 7 PM on First Friday.  
2) **Triple Cities Carousel at Cyber Cafe` West (176 Main St., next to Fire Station, west side): Mar. 6 at 9 PM:  Carousel Presents: "The Terrible Twos" - Triple Cities Carousel's 2nd Birthday Feat: Live Music by Newman Brothers, DJ Juniper, and Video Light Painting with Lucem Picturae. $10 admission.  (FREE After-Party at Callahan's Sportsman Club, 190 Main St., Binghamton, from 1 -3 AM.)

          Other First Friday highlights include: 
1) Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St., Artists Row):  Featuring Artists: Joanne Thorne Arnold: "Sky" - Paintings, Oil & Watercolor and Carolyn Gilligan: “New Media, New Worlds” : Watercolor Collage,  March 6-28, 2015.  Artists’ Reception on Thursday, March 5, 6-8 PM with a Gallery Talk at 7 PM. First Friday, 3-9 PM.  (Gallery Hours:  Friday, 3-6; Saturday, 12-4.)
2) Bundy Museum of History and Art (129 Main St., west side):  Open Art Gallery, 3rd Fl.: Beyond Words artistic explorations of AmarA*jk [amaraartist.tumblr.com] (Thru Mar. 31, 2015). Mar. 6 Opening Reception, 6-9.  Also, J Pierre Reville will be signing copies of his new novel, "Birding in the Face of Terror" (Available on Amazon), with a Reading from 7:30-8 PM in the Museum Library.  2nd Fl. Gallery: Exhibit: "Emerging The Art of Kathleen Gates" (Thru Mar. 31, 2015). (Art Gallery admission always FREE. Tue.-Sat.,11-5.)  
3) **Merlin’s (73 Court St.): Exhibit: "Music Art by Victor Lay at Merlin's, March 2015"-Paintings.  Band: SALSA LIBRE [Salsa/Mambo/Bachata/Merengue]! No Cover, 7:30-11PM. NEW KITCHEN! / NEW MENU! - Open at 5 PM  and serving 'til 1 AM (Bar open ‘til 3). Drink Specials.   

At the YMCA of Broome County/Binghamton (61 Susquehanna St.), there’s Kids Night Out* at the Y and First Friday Babysitting & *Dr. Seuss Night. The YMCA facilities (Binghamton & Johnson City) will be open on First Friday to the public, free of charge.  (*$15 per child, additional children $8. Dr. Seuss-themed activities, crafts, books, movies & more! Ages 0-5 in Child Care Center; Ages 6-12 in Game Room. Register at the Welcome Center; walk-ins welcome!)  Full program listing on website:  ymcabroome.org.

          This First Friday Art Walk, presented by GWSA and sponsored in part by Equinox Broadcasting, M&T Bank, and Triple Cities Carousel, will feature 28 locations in Binghamton, downtown, west side, and south side, and open Friday from 6-9 PM, unless noted otherwise.

          Venue locations on March 6 are:
         — On STATE Street:
**Atomic Tom’s (196 State St., Artists Row):  Mar. 6, 11 AM-9PM:  A Seasonal ‘Pop-Up’ Boutique, "Twig and Thread" (T and T) located in the Gallery to May 2015. Shop "T and T" for Vintage, Unique Crafts, Inspired Design and Decor.  Join us First Friday for a latte and a warm welcome.  SHOP LOCAL. (“Twig and Thread” is open every week on Thursday 4-7, Friday 11-7, First Fridays 11-9, and Saturday 11-3, featuring home decor, vintage clothing, homemade soaps & body lotions, locally designed handbags & accessories from local artisans & entrepreneurs.)      
**Broome County Arts Council/BCAC (81 State St., 5th Fl.):  Mar. 6, 6-9 PM:  Opening Reception: "2015 An Artistic Discovery” Congressional High School Art Competition for Broome County - Annual juried exhibition (Thru Apr. 3, 2015) for Broome County high schools in the 22nd Congressional District. Student artists from a record TEN area schools are competing this year! Six BC winners will advance to the 22nd Congressional District competition, sponsored by U.S. Representative Richard Hanna. Light refreshments. More info, call 723-4620 or visit BCAC website:  broomearts.org. (BCAC Gallery open M-F, 11-5.)
**Community Options New York, Inc. (182-184 State St., Artists’ Row):  Mar. 6, 6-9 PM:  First Friday event, TBA.  Website:  comop.org.
**Connelly Gallery (205 State St., Artists Row): Karl Hester: “The Art of Karl Hester” - Drawing (Thru Mar. 2015). (Open Weekdays, 11-5 or by appointment.)  Website:  bobconnelly.com.
**Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St., Artists’ Row): See listing on page 1.  Website:  cooperativegallery.com.
**KMH Photography/Kristen Hrebin Studio (205 State St., Artists Row, 2nd Fl., back gallery, above Connelly Gallery): Open Studio, 6-9 PM.  Website: kmhphotographer.com.
**Orazio Salati Studio and Gallery (204 State St., Artists Row): Group Show featuring Artists: Greg A. Chianis, Sardar Kestay, Jules Gotay, Marc Schismky: “Color – Color – Color” - Paintings and Photographs full of color (Thru Mar. 2015).  (Gallery Hours:  1st Friday, 6-9 PM; Saturdays, 11-3 & by appointment, 772.6725.)   Website:  oraziosalati.com.
**Uncorked Creations (205 State St., 2nd & 3rd Fl., Artists’ Row, above Connelly Gallery, front): Mar. 6, 6-9 PM:Stop into Uncorked Wine Bar (3rd Fl.) this month for Sangria and Champagne Specials, and to see the new food menu!  Website: uncorkedbinghamton.com.

          — On GORGEOUS WASHINGTON Street (Between Hawley & Court Sts.): 
**Garland Gallery (116 Gorgeous Washington St.): First Friday Special: 30% Off the Walls.  Music by Reverend Pat singer/songwriter, performing 6-9 PM!  Website:  garlandgallery.com.
**Orion Beauty & Balance (118 Gorgeous Washington St.):  Mar. 6, 6-9 PM: Featured Artist: New to the East Coast from California, Emily Watts, Oil on Canvas… “The Eyes Have IT!”  Website: OrionBeautyandBalance.com.
**Portfolio’s Cafe` (137 Gorgeous Washington St.): Mar. 6, 5-8 PM: "Winters End" - The Art of Angela Cook: Brightening up the days, coming out of the tunnel of winter. Meet the Artist, 6-8 PM. Also featuring Dan Harendza, Mike Pucek and live music.  Full menu available. Website: CCBC.net.
**The Sally at The Salvation Army (121-131 Gorgeous Washington St.):  Mar. 6, 6-9 PM:  Featuring:  Treasure - Local band led by Vince & Deb Ferraccioli, performing praise & worship songs.

         — On COURT Street:
**Imagicka (39 Court St.):  See listing on page 1.  Website:  imagicka.com.
**JungleScience Gallery (33 Court St., 2nd Fl.):  Mar. 6, 6-9 PM:  Exhibit:  "Sites of Decay": A Gallery showcasing decay in its various forms as related to objects, surroundings & the mind - illustrated by Binghamton University students, alumni & community members. On Facebook.  Website:  junglescience.com.
**Merlin’s (73 Court St.): See listing on page 1. Website:  merlinsdanceclub.com.
**Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.):  See listing on page 1.  Website: phelpsmansion.org.
**River Read Books (5 Court St.): Artist Adam Schults: Painting and Collages. Music by Brian Hyland & Chris Woodard playing Celtic Tunes!  (Open on First Friday until 9 PM.) Website:  riverreadbooks.com.

          — On CHENANGO Street: 
**Little Venice Restaurant (111 Chenango St.):  Binghamton’s original Art Gallery:  Over 150 signed paintings on display throughout the restaurant.  Check out Little Venice's NEW Dining Room and Art Collection in a new setting.  Open every Friday, 11:30 AM-11 PM.  Website:  LittleVeniceRestaurant.com.

          — On MAIN Street (West Side):
**The Bundy Museum of Art & History (129 Main St., west side): See listing on page 1.  Website:  bundymuseum.org.
**Main Street Baptist Church (117 Main St., west side): See listing on page 1.  Website: mainstreetbaptist.net. 
**Triple Cities Carousel at Cyber Cafe` West (176 Main St., next to Fire Station, west side): See listing on page 1.  Website: https://www.facebook.com/TripleCitiesCarousel.

          — On PROSPECT Avenue:
**Art Mission & Theater (61 Prospect Ave., off Lewis St.): Gallery: The ‘Improvisational Art’ of Aldo Borromei : Contemporary, Abstract Giclees.  Theater: Independent Films in Two Theaters, now digital (schedule online).  Website:  artmission.org.

          — On RIVERSIDE  Drive (West Side):
**The Gallery @ 5 Riverside Drive/Towers (5 Riverside Dr.):  In Lobby & Library: Viggo Holm Madsen and Kirk Holm Madsen (Viggo’s son):  “Preserving the Legacy”:  Hand-dyed Fabric Art (Thru Apr. 2015). ["Preserving the Legacy":  Features creation of textile art & painterly approach to the world of hand-dyed fabric art with unique methods including Indonesian style Batik & Japanese Shibori, created by father & son.]  Mar. 6 Artist's Reception & Gallery Talk at 7 PM in the River Room, describing Batik process, etc.   (Contact Info/E-Mail: Marcy Swartz, 724.5997; EM: marcyswartz@gmail.com.)

          — On SUSQUEHANNA St.:
**YMCA of Broome County/Binghamton (61 Susquehanna St.):  See listing on page 1. Website:  ymcabroome.org.

          — On S. WASHINGTON Street (South Side):
**Confluence Running (46 S. Washington St.): Mar. 6 Pub Run starts at 7 PM from Confluence Running to around the pubs of Binghamton!   Websites: ConfluenceRunning.com, facebook.com/ConfluenceRunning.
**Whole In The Wall Restaurant (43 S. Washington St.): Artist Judy Decker: "OH MY DOG!!!" - Photography (Thru Mar. 2015). Whole in the Wall now delivered through BingoEats.com.  Daily Specials & Serving until 10 PM every Wed.-Sat. (W-Sat., 11 AM-10 PM.)  Website:   wholeinthewall.com.

          — On WATER Street:
**Lost Dog Cafe (222 Water St., corner Henry St.):  James Micali:  "Images Of Cap Code" - Photography (Thru Mar. 2015). In the Lost Dog Cocktail Lounge, 9 PM-12 AM: ULTRA VIBE performing Funk/Jazz-n-Groove-n-Jam.  No Cover 21+.  (On First Friday, Cafe open until 11 PM. Lounge until 2 AM.)  Website: lostdogcafe.net.
**Water Street Brewing Co. (168 Water St., across from Boscov’s):  Debra Burke: “A Collage of Mixed Media Art" - Freeform Crochet, Iris Paper Folding & Painting (Thru Mar. 2015). Meet-the-Artist on Mar. 6 First Friday, 6-9 PM. Website: waterstreetbrewingco.com.

          The First Friday schedule is subject to change without notice.

          For more information on March 6 First Friday Art Walk, contact Kim DeLisa (Chair of Gorgeous Washington St. Association) at Orion Beauty & Balance, 724.0080, or visit GWSA’s website at: gorgeouswashington.com.

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

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