March 3, 2017 Event, Binghamton, NY
Three New Venues, Rebranding Event, Political Theater, Group Art Shows, Sculpture & Photography Exhibit, “Lieberstraum” Film Screening Highlight MARCH 3 First Friday
As March roars in, enjoy the creative diversity at Binghamton’s next First Friday Art Walk … from three new venues including one with a rebranding event, political theater performance, group art shows, sculpture and photography exhibit, film screening of “Lieberstraum,” and more on March 3.
Top picks at 26 venue locations, downtown, on the west side and south side, include:
New venue with rebranding event at Galaxy Brewing Company – Brewery + Kitchen + Bar (41 Court St.): Galaxy 2.0 Re-Launch Weekend: March 3 First Friday, 4 PM-Midnight: Featuring space murals by Stacey Smith, label art by Ty Whitbeck, and interior re-design by Michele Wilke, and band, Space Carnival with “Slippery Disco Rock” from 10 PM-Midnight. No cover. On March 2 from 5-10 PM, there’s the Kick-off Party, $10 door (2 drinks + bites) and on Saturday, March 4, from 12-6 PM, Parade Day Party, $5 door (beers + bites).
The two other new venues, both located on Artists’ Row:
At The Salvation Army (127-131 Gorgeous Washington St. between Hawley/Court St.), there’s free political theater performances by Face It! Theater Company at 6:30 and 7:30 PM. For more info on Face It! Theater and their critically informative/socially relevant performances, visit: faceittheater.org or their Facebook page.
Group art shows include: 1) Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St.) with All Member Exhibit from March 3-25 featuring artwork by all Cooperative Gallery’s supporting and exhibiting members: paintings, photography three dimensional objects, prints, and other media. 2) Lost Dog Café (222 Water St.): Student Art Show by Maine-Endwell High School and a meet-the-artists on First Friday from 6-8 PM. In the Lounge from 9 PM-1 AM: DJ Martin Shamoonpour, spinning house, dance, and a few Irish tunes to kick off Parade Day (March 4).
At The Gallery at 5 Riverside Drive/Towers (5 Riverside Dr.): “Mathematical Sculptures” by sculptor Alex Feingold and “London and Beyond,” photography by Chuck Haupt, on exhibit thru April 2017. The public is invited to the artists’ reception on First Friday and their Gallery Talk at 7 PM.
A film screening of “Lieberstraum*” or “Dream of Love” in German, the 1991 movie set and produced in Binghamton, will be held at Chatterbox Café, Tapas & Oyster Bar (21 Main St.) at 8 PM. Rare items from the original production set will also be on display at Chatterbox. (*Story of mystery, love, and loss spanning two generations, directed by Mike Figgis.)
At Christ Church (10 Henry Dr.): “Expression of Faith – Exploring the Religious Structures of Broome County” – Photo exhibit by Roger Luther for the Broome County Historical Society and presented by PAST, Preservation Association of the Southern Tier. Over six years, historian and preservationist Roger Luther photographed every religious structure in Broome County and this exhibit provides a rare glimpse inside several area churches, mosques, synagogues, and temples. Additionally, Christ Church will host on First Friday, Origami Shamrock Wreath-Making: Family Craft for all ages, and tours of the church and bell tower from 6:30-8:30 PM.
Art shows continuing thru March or early April include at:
Also, the Grand Opening of new First Friday venue, Doc Concrescence Kava, Tea, Elixir Bar and Social Club (89 Court St., corner Chenango St. in historic Perry Bldg., lower floor) continues with Parlor City Vegan, offering handcrafted vegan comfort food, and live entertainment by Johnny Unheimlich, both starting at 7 PM. For more info, contact, club owner: Juris Ahn AKA Doc Con at 607-304-4557; drconcrescence.com, https://www.facebook.com/drconcrescence/.
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 open March 3, from 6-9 PM, unless noted otherwise.
Besides those already listed, other venue locations open on March 3 First Friday are:
The First Friday schedule is subject to change without notice.
For more information on March 3 First Friday Art Walk, contact Jesse Wheeler (Chair of Gorgeous Washington St. Association) at Davidson Fox & Co., LLP, EM: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.