First Friday Venues

Highlights of Binghamton's Next First Friday Art Walk - APRIL 5

Highlights of Binghamton's April 5 First Friday Art Walk range from Italian Night with a Baroque ensemble from Rome, Italy, to "Nature's Best Photography" to many art and fine photography exhibits by local and regional artists, plus the annual best of the best high school student art competition. The next First Friday, held from 6-9 PM, features 21 venue locations downtown, including on Artists' Row, west side, and south side.

  • - Italian Night* at First Friday: Early Music Edition featuring world-touring Italian music group, "Aria di Fol- lia," a Baroque ensemble based in Rome, Italy, at Binghamton University Downtown Center/UDC (67 Washington St., across from the Arena) at 7:15 PM. Prior to Aria di Follia's concert, there will be an Italian-themed Open Mic, starting at 6:15 PM, with performances by students, faculty, and community members. (*Sponsored by BU's Dept. of Romance Languages, the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Dept. of Music, and Harpur College Dean's Office. More info and to sign up for the Italian Open Mic, contact: Prof. Dana Stewart at
  • - "Nature's Best Photography" at Roberson Museum (30 Front St.): Third and final year Roberson Museum will host this stunning library of photographs and in exhibition alliance with Smithsonian National Museum of Nature History (Thru June 2019). $4 admission after 5 PM on 4/5 First Friday and includes a Planetarium Show at 7 PM. Also on 4/5 First Friday, 6:30-8 PM, "Binghamton Past: 1910-1930 Tours." (More info:
  • - Aubrey Clark: "Elements of Nature" - Solo Show of Recent Paintings (Apr. 4-27, 2019) at Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St., Artists' Row).
  • - JW Johnston: "New Work. Old Haunts" - A collection of fine art photography encompassing multiple projects: natural landscape, the social landscape, even studies of light, shadow, and form on curtain fabric (Thru May 25, 2019), at Orazio Salati Gallery & Studio (204 State St., Artists' Row).
  • - Franklin Crawford (from Ithaca): "1958 Photo and Design": Mini-Retrospective: Canvas Giglee, Canvas, Metal (Thru Apr. 2019) at Lost Dog Cafe (222 Water St., corner Henry St.). Music in the Lounge, 9 PM-12 AM: Radio Wonderland featuring Joshua Fried, legendary downtown NYC musician from the 1980s NYC art-punk and mutant disco scene who worked with They Might Be Giants and Chaka Khan, who now makes dance music using live radio from a boombox, a Buick steering wheel, and four old shoes. (Website:
  • - Angela Cook: "Abstract Impressionism" - Recent Works (Thru Apr. 2019) at Marcy Swartz Gallery at Riverside Towers (5 Riverside Dr.).
  • - Michael Albert: "Pop Art Collages" - Detailed and colorful collages made from cereal boxes and other printed cardboard packages (Thru May 2019) at Whole in the Wall Restaurant (43 S. Washington St.). [Artist website:]
  • - BCAC's 2019 Emerging Artists Competition & Exhibition: Featuring the area's best high school-level talent (Thru Apr. 27, 2019) at Broome County Arts Council's ARTISAN Gallery (95 Court St., next to Chroma Cafe) with an opening reception on 4/5, 6-9 PM, with members from the Binghamton Youth Symphony Orchestra performing. This annual exhibition, adjudicated by community art professionals, represents the Best of the Best from young artists, as chosen by their instructors who have watched their progress over the years. (Broome County schools represented include: Binghamton, Vestal, Union Endicott, Maine Endwell, Windsor, Whitney Point, Johnson City, Chenango Valley, Chenango Forks, and Susquehanna Valley. An awards ceremony, open only to the participants will be held 5-6 PM.)
  • - "Bridges at Cornell" - Artwork by people living with memory loss at Bridges at Cornell Heights (Thru May, 2019) at Memory Maker Gallery (215 State St., Artists' Row). [Open 4/5 First Friday, 6-9 PM, and 4th anniversary of Memory Maker Project.]
  • - Todd Siddens: "Accidental Art - Searching for a Visual Poem" Photography (Thru May 1, 2019) at Binghamton Photo (32 Cedar St., adjacent to Bundy Museum). (This exhibit represents accidental art where the occurrence of set things that have by accident or by natural forces fallen together into a composition that radiates a certain aesthetic beauty... ultimately using a photograph to create visual poem.)

  • - Binghamton Live Songwriters Series at Atomic Tom's (196 State St., Artists' Row), held outside weather permitting, otherwise inside on 4/5.
  • - Binghamton English Country Dancers for their rehearsal/walk through in preparation for their 2019 English Ball (on Apr. 6, 7-10 PM) at Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.). First Friday visitors will be allowed to observe the dances in the Phelps ballroom on 4/5; free admission; plus the first floor of the Museum will be open for viewing.
  • - CANDLECHANT from 7:30-8 PM with The Trinity Women's Choir at Trinity Memorial Church (44 Main St.).
  • - "doTERRA" - A Latin derivative meaning 'Gift of the Earth' Essential Oils at Mabel D. Orr Fashion Boutique (118 Gorgeous Washington St.). Each doTERRA essential oil is carefully and thoroughly tested using strict CPTG Pure Therapeutic Grade quality protocol, and these essential oils are antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antimicrobial.
  • - First Friday 3-course dinner special* at Despina's Mediterranean Taste (20 Hawley St., corner/State), 5-9 PM: $15 plus free glass of Hemp wine (Sovereign Vines). (*Choose from: Spanakopita/spinach pie or Greek spaghetti with grilled shrimp or chicken. Reservations, 235.2406.)
  • - Pat Raube, singer/songwriter, performing and 30% off the walls at Garland Gallery (116 Gorgeous Washington St.), from 6-9 PM.

  • Binghamton's "Original Art Gallery" with over 150 signed original paintings including those by local artist Armondo Dellasanta at Little Venice Restaurant (111 Chenango St.). Dinner every Friday to 10 PM. (Tue.-Thu., Sun.,11:30-9; F-Sat., 11:30-10. Closed M.)
  • Display: "The Wall" acrylic mural by Nathan Gorman, "We <3 Graffiti," photos on canvas and "Binghamton Herald" wall graphic by Eugenie and Zoran at The Shop (219 Washington St., across from Forum Theatre). (Happy hour from 5-7 PM: $1 off all beer, wine, and sparklers.)

  • Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts/ABFA (186 State St., Artists' Row); Community Options Inc. (182-84 State St., Artists' Row); Imagicka (39 Court St.); The Bundy Museum, 3rd Fl. Gallery (129 Main St.); and Gallery 131 (131 Main St., next to Bundy Museum).

The First Friday schedule is subject to change without notice.

YEAR OF 2019


JANUARY 4 16 Venues
FEBRUARY 1 21 Venues
MARCH 1 21 Venues
APRIL 5 21 Venues

First Friday Art Walk, presented by the Gorgeous Washington Street Association/GWSA, is sponsored by M&T Bank, with 21 venue locations open April 5 from 6-9 PM, unless noted otherwise. First Friday schedule is subject to change without notice. More info on January 4 First Friday Art Walk, contact Chris Bodnarczuk (GWSA chair) at, or online at: The First Friday schedule is subject to change without notice.