Make Artists’ Row in Binghamton your “first” First Friday destination on July 1, enjoying a variety of art shows, singer-songwriters performances, as well as other First Friday highlights including trolley tours, Broadway love songs, Latin music, and more at 29 various downtown, west side, and south side locations.
“Destination Artists’ Row” (State St. between Henry and Lewis Sts.) means art shows and singer-songwriters performances at:
**Orazio Salati Gallery & Studio (204 State St.) with Joel Nsadha, 2015 National Geographic award winner: “Time’s Riddle” – Photography, images from his childhood home in Uganda (Thru Aug. 27, 2016).
**Cooperative Galley 213 (213 State St.): Sculpture Exhibit, June 30-July 24, 2016: “Transformations” - Karen Kuff-Demicco and Janet Normile: Changing ordinary materials into something uniquely different and, sometimes in the process, transforming ourselves.
**The Connelly Gallery (205 State St.): July 1, 6-9 PM: Exhibit: “Joseph Lindsley and His Artist Friends” - Prints, Oils, Watercolors, Drawings, and Etchings.
**Atomic Tom’s (196 State St.): Veranda Stage from 6-9 PM: Robert Volk plus two other singer-songwriters, TBA. Inside Atomic Tom’s at 9 PM: The Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers Band (from Syracuse area): Deep-groove Folk Rock, all acoustic instrumentation and rich vocal harmonies (jeffreypepperrodgers.com). [Songwriters Series on First Fridays, May-October, presented by Binghamton Live (binghamtonlive.com).]
Also, in front of Atomic Tom’s Gallery, the Broome County Arts Council will be selling event and raffle tickets for BCAC’s 2016 Heart of the Arts Celebration (Sep. 19, 2016).
Parlor City Trolley and Tours depart from Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.) at 6, 7, and 8 PM. Learn about local architecture and history by tour guides Carol Hawley or Joan Sprague from PAST/Preservation Association of Southern Tier. Trolley circulates along a route from 6-9 PM; riders can get on or off at any time, free.
For music enthusiasts, there’s many choices, including:
1) Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.): “Songs of Love” from Broadway featuring singers Jeffrey Wahl, Missy Harris, Katelyn Rundell at 7 PM in ballroom. Website: phelpsmansion.org.
2) The Shop (219 Washington St., across from Forum Theater): Griot Rumbero, Roots/Latin Fusion, at 8:30.
3) Citrea Restaurant & Bar (7 Court St., Suite 3, on the Riverwalk): Sabor Latino from 7-10 PM.
At the newest First Friday venue since June, The Clinton Pub (20 Clinton St., one block west of Front St.) will feature Artist Emily Jablon and her students with a display of artwork made in Jablon’s classes, including some patriotic items in celebration of Independence Day. The Clinton Pub, family-owned pub and smokehouse that opened earlier this year, offers a variety of local and domestic beers on tap (theclintonpub.com).
This First Friday Art Walk, presented by the Gorgeous Washington Street Association/GWSA, is sponsored in part by Equinox Broadcasting, M&T Bank (lead sponsor for 2016) and Triple Cities Carousel, with venue locations open Friday from 6-9 PM, unless noted otherwise.
Venue locations on July 1 are:
-- On STATE Street and Artists’ Row (Between Henry/Lewis Sts.):
**Atomic Tom’s (196 State St., Artists’ Row): Listing on page 1. [Contact Tom Haines, 722.4347.]
**Broome County Arts Council/BCAC (81 State St., 5th Fl., Suite 501): Exhibit, 5 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.
**The Connelly Gallery (205 State St., Artists’ Row): Listing on page 1. (Call 722.9593 for Weekday Hours.) Website: BobConnelly.com.
**Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St., Artists’ Row): Listing on page 1. (Gallery Hours: First Friday, 3-9; Friday, 3-6; Saturday, 12-4. Also, Third Thursday Gallery Talk, July 21, 7 PM, “Hurricane of Creativity”.) Website: cooperativegallery.com.
**Orazio Salati Gallery & Studio (204 State St., Artists’ Row): 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.): All Millus, singer-songwriter, performing from 6-9 PM. Website: garlandgallery.com.
**The Shop (219 Washington St., across from Forum Theater): Music listing on page 1. Featured Art: "The Wall" acrylic mural by Nathan Gorman. “We ‘Heart’ Graffiti”-Photography on Canvas and "Binghamton Herald" wall graphic by Eugenie and Zoran. Website: the shop219.com.
-- On COURT Street:
**Citrea Restaurant & Bar (7 Court St., Suite 3, on the Riverwalk): Music listing on page 1. Exhibit: Artwork by Derek Lindow. (Open Friday, 4-10 PM & 7 days a week, including brunch on Saturday & Sunday.) Website: citreapizza.com.
**HealthLink NY (49 Court St.): July 1, 6-9: Photography by Kirk & Lesli VanZandbergen of VanZandbergen Photography: Favorite subjects with inspiration from their home & surroundings in rural Brackney, PA. Website: healthlinkny.com.
**Imagicka (39 Court St.): First Friday event, TBA. Website: https://www.facebook.com/Imagicka75court
**RiverRead Books (5 Court St.): July Exhibit: Angela Cook – Paintings. Music by Shepherd and Ewe, 7-9 PM. Website: riverreadbooks.com.
**Sake Tumi - Asian Fusion Restaurant & Sushi Bar (71 Court St.): Exhibit displayed in downstairs bar area: Artist, TBA). (Open M-F, 11-3 and 5-10 PM, Sat., 5-10 PM.) Website: saketumibing.com.
**The Colonial - Food & Drinks (56-58 Court St.): July Exhibit/Artist, TBA. (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.): July Exhibit: Paola Diaz - Photography. Music: Rooster and The Roadhouse Horns at 8 PM. Website: theplaceoncourt.com. (Also, 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. Cool off with Little Venice’s artisan gelato. Serving dinner every Friday until 10 PM. Website: LittleVeniceRestaurant.com.
-- On CLINTON Street:
**The Clinton Pub (20 Clinton St., in First Ward, one block west of Front St.): Listing on page 1. Website: the clintonpub.com. (Also, on line.)
-- On FRONT Street (West Side):
**Roberson Museum & Science Center (30 Front St): New Exhibit: “Heliodelic Topography: The Art of Brian Keeler…Expressions of Sun-Drenched Forms – Oil Paintings (Thru Jan. 2017). Also, “Transformations: The Visionary Art of Jerome Weinberger” – Sculpture, found-object sculptures of artist/educator Weinberger on exhibit in W. Dickenson Gallery (Thru Oct. 2016). Website: roberson.org.
-- On HAWLEY Street:
**Equinox Broadcasting at **Holiday Inn Binghamton (2-8 Hawley St.): COOL 106.7’s Cans N Clams featuring The Beatles Band on the patio (moves inside in case of rain), 6-10 PM with Beatles Trivia & Prizes, sponsored by Music City. Food/Drink Specials. Websites: equinoxbroadcasting.com; holidayinnbinghamton.com.
**Zona & Co. Grille (15 Hawley St., corner Gorgeous Washington St.): Music: Brotherhood, 7-10 PM. Southwestern, American & Asian cuisine & drinks! Patio Dining. Website: zonagrille.com.
-- On HENRY Street:
**Christ Church (10 Henry St., corner Water St.): July 1, 6-9 PM: Inside the Great Hall: Don Juozitis: “Artistic Impressions” – Landscapes, Florals, Scenic Paintings, Oils, Watercolor, Acrylics, Pastels. In the Sanctuary, 6:3-8:30 PM: Church and Bell Tower Tours. 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: “Watching Over Me” – New Oil Paintings by NEAL (Cornelius Nixon) with guest artist, Ashe Martin (Thru Aug. 2, 2016). July 1 Opening Reception from 6-9 PM. In the 2nd Fl. Gallery: “JUST MY TYPE,” an exhibition of Ambrotype, Tintype, and Daguerreotype Photographic Portraits (Thru Aug. 4, 2016). 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: Alex Fabiano: “Static/Flux III” – Mixed Media. 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.): Kathryn M. Niles: “Selections” – Drawings and Paintings in an array of media from oil paint to graphite, on exhibit in the lobby and library (Thru Aug. 2016). Gallery Talk at 7 PM: “Attraction of Selection” by Niles, adjunct lecturer at Binghamton University’s Fine Art Dept. for nearly 20 years.
-- On S. WASHINGTON Street (South Side):
**Whole In The Wall Restaurant (43 S. Washington St.): Aaron Bennett: “peace…patience…And kindness too…” - Still Life Ball Point Drawings, Prints of Commissions & Private Personal Ventures (Thru Aug. 2016). Restaurant Open: Thu. - Sat., 11 AM-9 PM with Patio Dining (weather permitting). Website: wholeinthewall.com.
-- On WATER Street:
**Lost Dog Cafe (222 Water St., corner Henry St.): July Exhibit: Susan Cutter Snyder: Abstract Paintings. In the Lounge at 9 PM-1 AM: DJ mjDUKE. Website: lostdogcafe.net.
The First Friday schedule is subject to change without notice.
For more information on July 1 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.