Every first Friday of the month since 1991, Philadelphia locals have mingled and enjoyed the arts between Front & Third and Market & Vine. Whether you’re looking for great food, well-made drinks, or beautiful art, Philly’s First Friday is bound to appeal to you.
Many months feature the same types of events. The Wine School of Philadelphia almost always holds an event that opens up their classrooms to the public. There, you can enjoy some of the city’s finest drinks and learn to make some on your own. Bird Park on Third Street is always full of excitement, too, with many locally done sculptures on display. When weather permits, there is an outdoor vintage flea market that caters to the interests of almost anyone. Most of the area’s art galleries are opened to the public with lots of variety to show, usually from around 5PM to 9PM.
Not every Friday is the same, though. Pinot Boutique is hosting it’s first of hopefully many monthly events this month. Entry to the boutique is free with wine tasting starting at five dollars. Over on Chestnut Street, the Chemical Heritage Foundation will be hosting a free event based on Herbology. Together with their experts, you can discover the wonders of both the scientific and artistic sides of herbology. On Arch Street Arch Enemy Arts, a new gallery, will be holding it’s opening reception for the Small Wonders show on Friday. This show will be featuring work from over twenty different local amatuer artists and can all be bought at extremely low prices.
These events are just a small handful of the plethora of activity that can be found in Old City on the First Friday of the month. Make sure to check it out!
Written by: by Emily Meenan