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June 3, 2016 Event, Binghamton, NY                                                                                                                  

Another New Venue, Eco Art Exhibit, Outdoor Music Performances, Voice Recital, Preview of NY Faerie Festival & More Among Highlights of Next First Friday – JUNE 3
         
           Summer art-walking kicks off in Binghamton on June 3 with another new First Friday venue in the First Ward, an Eco Art exhibit on Artists’ Row, outdoor music performances, voice recital, preview of the NY Faerie Festival, and more at 33 various locations.

With so many choices, begin your First Friday Art Walk early, starting at the newest First Friday venue, The Clinton Pub (20 Clinton St.) who will be featuring Artist Emily Jablon.  The Clinton Pub, located close to downtown and one block west of Front St. in Binghamton’s First Ward, is a family-owned pub and smokehouse that opened earlier this year and offers a variety of local and domestic beers on tap (theclintonpub.com).

For environment-friendly enthusiasts, there’s “TRASH” – A Collaborative Eco Art Exhibit at the Cooperative Galley 213 (213 State St., Artists’ Row between Henry & Lewis Sts.), curated by Peg Johnston who says “I am fascinated with materials that most would call waste and creating something new from them.” This exhibit features works by local and national artists using any of a variety of waste materials from paper to plastics, fabric to scrap metal, styrofoam to recycled wood on display from June 2-25, 2016.  Johnston said, “Beyond the use of non-traditional art materials, works in this show will bring attention to the plight of our environment and our role in both creating and remediating destruction.” This show opens Thursday, June 2, from 6-8 PM; on First Friday, June 3, from 3-9 PM.  More info:  cooperativegallery.com.

There also are two other exhibits that feature repurposing materials into artworks. 1) At Orazio Salati Gallery and Studio (204 State St., Artists’ Row):  “Leonard Cohen Radio” – An Expressive Collection of Large and Small-scale Paintings/Textile Assemblages by Provincetown and Colorado Artist Muffin Ray:  Vintage quilt patches, found tapestries & other cast-off textiles into broad fields of texture & color, soaked in resin, encaustic & oil-based media (Thru June 2016).  2) At Roberson Museum & Science Center (30 Front St):  “Transformations:  The Visionary Art of Jerome Weinberger” – Sculpture (W. Dickenson Gallery thru Oct. 2016).  This exhibit of found-object sculptures of Artist-Educator Jerome Weinberger (b. 1932) offers themes as broad as the human experience, often humorous, with tremendous variety and wealth of conceptual ideas. [Weinberger’s largest reconceptualization was the transformation of an old school bus into a mobile museum of found object sculpture that drew over 12,000 people in the “Saturdays in SoHo” project in 1983.]  More info on this exhibit: roberson.org.

For music lovers, the choices include many outdoor performances and a voice recital: 1) Equinox Broadcasting at Holiday Inn Binghamton (2-8 Hawley St.): COOL 106.7 Cans N Clams…Friday After Work Party and Fiesta Night, featuring live music by Rooster & The Roadhouse Horns on the patio (moves inside in case of rain) from 6-10 PM.  2) Zona & Co. Grille (15 Hawley St., corner Gorgeous Washington St.): Scott Freeman Band playing on the patio, 6-10 PM.  3) Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.):  Free concert/voice recital at 7 PM:  Mary Lou Muratori’s voice students featuring Soprano Michelle Kearley Thompson performing selections by Brahms, Birch, Bizet, Delibes, Massenet, Quilter, Puccini, and more.  She’ll be joined by guest musicians:  Mary Lou Muratori (accompanist and vocal instructor), Elizabeth Duhr-Ramieriz (Mezzo-Soprano), and Raeleen Bichler (cello). 4) Atomic Tom’s (196 State St., Artists’ Row): Songwriters Series on First Fridays, May-Oct., presented by Binghamton Live on Atomic Tom’s porch stage from 6-9 PM.

On June 3, there’s also music at several other First Friday venues: 
**Garland Gallery (116 Gorgeous Washington St.) with Patrauba, singer-songwriter; **Citrea Restaurant & Bar (7 Court St., Suite 3, on the Riverwalk) with Peaches and Crimes performing 7-9 PM; **RiverRead Books (5 Court St.) for JAZZ Browse featuring Jeff Guevin and Taze Yanick; **The Place on Court (73 Court St.) with Rare Breed playing blues/rock/pop, starting at 8 PM; and at **Christ Church (10 Henry St.): Inside the sanctuary from 6-6:45 PM, Susquehanna High School Music students, under the direction of Jim Apicella and at 7 PM, SVHS Jazz Band, directed by Gail Markstein.  There’s late night entertainment at Lost Dog Café (222 Water St., corner Henry St.) with The Captures and Adam Ate the Apple in the Lounge from 9 PM-12 Midnight.

Also, catch the First Friday preview of the NY Faerie Fest with event creators and characters at **Imagicka (39 Court St.), sponsor of the upcoming event that will be held in Oquaguaga, NY, near Windsor, on June 24-26, 2016.  (Tickets at Imagicka; info online at:  nyfaeriefest.com.) At **The Connelly Gallery (205 State St., Artists’ Row), there’s the 3rd annual photography exhibit by the Boys and Girls Club of Binghamton. Youth club members, ages 9-12, spent two months in photography workshops with a professional photographer culminating in this exhibit (Thru June 2016).   

This First Friday Art Walk, presented by the Gorgeous Washington Street Association/GWSA, and sponsored in part by Equinox Broadcasting, M&T Bank (lead sponsor for 2016) and Triple Cities Carousel, will feature 33 locations in Binghamton, downtown, west side, and south side, and open Friday from 6-9 PM, unless noted otherwise. 

Venue locations on June 3 are:

          — On STATE Street and Artists’ Row (Between Henry/Lewis Sts.):

**Atomic Tom’s (196 State St., Artists’ Row): Porch Stage:  Songwriters Series on First Fridays, May-October, presented by Binghamton Live (binghamtonlive.com).  [Contact Tom Haines, 722.4347.]
**Broome County Arts Council/BCAC (81 State St., 5th Fl., Suite 501): Exhibit, 6-9 PM:  7th Annual “Collectors Items:  Leading by Example” – New exhibition of artwork from BCAC Board and Committee Members’ private fine art collections. At 4 and 6 PM, Outdoor Sculpture and Architectural Walking Tour*, 60 minutes in length, from Kennedy Park with the ‘Seven Seals of Silence’ located at intersection of Chenango/Henry Sts.  (*Walking tours held every First Friday from May-October and sponsored by BCAC and PAST. Tour info online:  broomearts.org/walkingtours.)  Website:  broomearts.org. 
**Community Options New York, Inc. (182-184 State St., Artists’ Row): Frank Feitsma – Abstract Artwork.  Website:  comop.org.
**The Connelly Gallery (205 State St., Artists’ Row): See above listing on page 2. (Call 722.9593 for Weekday Hours.)  Website:  BobConnelly.com.
**Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St., Artists’ Row): See listing on page 1. (Gallery Hours:  First Friday, 3-9; Friday, 3-6; Saturday, 12-4.  Also, Third Thursday Gallery Talk, June 16, 7 PM, and on June 25, Poetry Reading and Workshop with Andrei Guruianu.)Website:  cooperativegallery.com.
**Orazio Salati Gallery & Studio (204 State St., Artists’ Row): See listing on page 1. (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.): See listing on page 1. Website:  garlandgallery.com.
**Orion Beauty & Balance (118 Gorgeous Washington St.): Ballyclare Dancers performing.  Website:  OrionBeautyandBalance.com.
**The Salvation Army (127-131 Gorgeous Washington St.): United Way representatives asking what people think are the greatest needs in our community to develop initiatives for a brighter future.  Also, in honor of National Donut Day on June 3, drop off a non-perishable food item and receive a free donut, compliments of Entenmann’s.  (Additionally, “Celebrate Our Binghamton Connection” [with Donuts]:  In WWI, Major William A. Turner, before reporting to France to command the Donut Brigade, served The Salvation Army in Binghamton and learned about donut making from the Russell Spaulding Co., Binghamton, NY.)
**The Shop (219 Washington St., across from 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. Website:  the shop219.com.

          — On COURT Street:
**Citrea Restaurant & Bar (7 Court St., Suite 3, on the Riverwalk): See music listing on page 1.  Exhibit: Artwork by Derek Lindow. Open Friday from 4-10 PM.  (Open 7 days a week, including brunch on Saturday & Sunday.)  Website:  citreapizza.com.
**HealthLink NY (49 Court St.):  “What Does Population Health Mean to You?” Find out what population health and health disparities mean to health experts in our community, including a representative from Mothers and Babies Perinatal Network, at this event.  Website:  healthlinkny.com.
**Imagicka (39 Court St.): See above listing on page 2.  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 Joan Sprague, 7 and 8 PM with Carol Hawley.  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.): See listing on page 1.    Website:  phelpsmansion.org.  
**RiverRead Books (5 Court St.): See music listing on page 1. Artist/Exhibit, TBA. Website:  riverreadbooks.com.
**Sake Tumi - Asian Fusion Restaurant & Sushi Bar (71 Court St.): Exhibit displayed in downstairs bar area:  Jack DeMarco – Acrylic Land and Seascapes on Canvas (Thru June 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.):  Exhibit:  Artist Victor Lay:  “Pictures of ‘Jimi’” – Color Pencil Photorealism.  Tribute to the late, great guitarist Jimi Hendrix:  Drawn and assembled from published photos into new images.  (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.):  See music listing on page 1.  June Exhibit:  “as within as so without” by Michael – Acrylic/Canvas.  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. 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 CLINTON Street: 
**The Clinton Pub (20 Clinton St., in First Ward, one block west of Front St.):  See listing on page 1.  Website:  the clintonpub.com.  (Also, on Facebook.)

          — On FRONT Street (West Side): 
**American Civic Association/ACA (131 Front St.): “Family Fun Night”: Snacks-Crafts-Games- Refreshments-Music-Prizes for Children. More info, call ACA, 723.9419, Mayra Garcia.  Website:  americancivic.com.
**Roberson Museum & Science Center (30 Front St):  See listing on page 1. Website:  roberson.org.

           — On HAWLEY Street:
**Equinox Broadcasting at Holiday Inn Binghamton (2-8 Hawley St.):  See listing on page 1. Website:  equinoxbroadcasting.com.
**Holiday Inn Binghamton (2-8 Hawley St.): Cans N Clams Event with Rooster & The Roadhouse Horns on the patio (moves inside in case of rain) from 6-10 PM.  Website:  holidayinnbinghamton.com.
**Zona & Co. Grille (15 Hawley St., corner Gorgeous Washington St.): See music listing on page 1. Southwestern, American & Asian cuisine & drinks! Patio Dining. Website:    zonagrille.com.

           — On HENRY Street:
**Christ Church (10 Henry St., corner Water St.):  See music listing on page 1.  Inside the Great Hall:  Bassem Eldakar:  Oil Paintings of Still Life and Portraits. Refreshments available during First Friday.  Website:  Christchurch.steepleconnect.com.

           — On MAIN Street (West Side):
**The Bundy Museum of Art & History (129 Main St., west side): In the 3rd Fl. Open Art Gallery:  “Bloody Tears” – New Works by E. B. Schott (AKA Christine Forster).  This exhibit represents a steady progression into the world of oppression, aggression & terrorism, reflecting the inner depths of the artist as she responds to the current events around the world by expelling the essence of the emotional side of her subconscious as she taps into the ethos of the world  (Thru June 28, 2016).  June 3 Opening Reception from 6-9 PM. In the 2nd Fl. Gallery: “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 legends.  (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: “K9” Police Dogs in Training:  Heather Esposito – Photography.   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.): Barbara Bernstein: Glass Art – Cast Sculptures and Fused Wall Pieces, on exhibit in the lobby and library (Thru June 2016). (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 with Patio Dining (weather permitting).  (WITW available for private parties any day the restaurant is closed; 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:
**Lost Dog Cafe (222 Water St., corner Henry St.): June Exhibit:  Featured Artist Angela Cook:  Summer Fun” – New Art (Thru June 2016).  In the Lounge at 9 PM-12/Midnight: See music listing on page 2. (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 June 3 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.

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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