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Varied Art Shows & Music Performances, Comedy Shows, Octoberfest, Zombie Walk & More Highlight First Friday – OCTOBER 7
Celebrate Binghamton’s first fall First Friday with Art, Music, Comedy, Octoberfest, Zombie Walk and more!
Top art and music choices on October 7… “Art of Binghamton” exhibit featuring 17 local artists* with artwork representing Binghamton’s past, present or future opens at The Bundy Museum (129 Main St.) in 3rd Fl. Gallery with a First Friday reception and live music by Black Apple Current Unplugged from 6-9 PM. (*Matthew Card, Victor Lay, Hall Groat II, David Skyrca, Danielle Herman, Steven Palmer, Kirk VanZandbergen, Lesli VanZandbergen, Mike Ricciardi, Chuck Haupt, Thomas LaBarbera, Drew Lewis, Gregory Milunich, Amara Kopakova, Rebecca Collins, Scott Anderson, Robert C. Johnston, Angela Cook.) Binghamton Philharmonic presentation of Sybarite Five, guest artists in concert at the Binghamton City Club (83 Front St.) performing Mozart to Radiohead at 7:30 PM (admission, $25 each).
Plus comedy, with two shows on First Friday: 1) Moose Pie: Hilarious Original Sketch Comedy Group from 7:30-9:30 PM at The Place on Court (73 Court St.) (Pre-sale tickets for $12, moosepie.eventbrite.com, at the door, $15.) 2) Stand-Up Comedy of Brad Todd at The Salvation Army (127-131 Gorgeous Washington St.) from 7-8 PM (admission free, but donations welcome; no reservation needed).
And, there’s an Octoberfest celebration at Christ Church (10 Henry St.) from 6-9 PM on the church’s side lawn with food and beverages. Inside, in the church’s Great Hall, Joyce Stewart will exhibit various art mediums and in the Sanctuary, EPAC’s (Endicott Performing Arts Center) Rock Project will present “The Beatles, A to Z,” with performances from 6:30-7:15 and 7:30-8:15 PM.
At Imagicka (39 Court St.), it’s the Binghamton Zombie Walk: “Paint the Town Dead and Witness the Horror” which starts at 6 PM at Confluence Park and ending at Imagicka. This annual event, created by Marianne Bauer, is sponsored by Imagicka.
Among the many art shows include:
“DAY” by Joanne Thorne Arnold and “Water” by Carolyn Gilligan at Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St., Artists’ Row).
“Liminality” - A Transitional Space from One Visual Statement to Another by Orazio Salati, new mixed media abstractions in oil, wax & tar, at his gallery/studio (204 State St.).
“Creative Memories of 10 Years of The Magic Paintbrush” at HealthLinkNY (49 Court St.).
“I AM” – Pop Art by Martina DiRose at Citrea Restaurant & Bar (7 Court St., Suite 3, on the Riverwalk).
“Brewography” - A craft brew photographic art show by Sean Murphy Studios at The Colonial (56-58 Court St.).
“I See You” Photography Performance Art by Kate Murray at Art Mission & Theater (69 Prospect Ave.).
“Dirty Laundry: An Unbleached Look at Binghamton’s Complicated History with the Ku Klux Klan” exhibit at The Bundy Museum, 2nd Fl. Gallery, featuring artifacts, documents and garments (Thru Nov. 29, 2016).
“Upstate New York Beasts In Residence”: Watercolors by Johanna Husband and Oils by Jodie Mangor at The Gallery at 5 Riverside Drive/Towers.
“Me and My #2 Pencil: Refining My Scribbles” by Andrew Winn – Original Portrait Drawings using only pencils and erasers at Lost Dog Café (222 Water St.).
Additional music highlights include: 1) Binghamton Live Songwriters Series at Atomic Tom’s (196 State St., Artists’ Row) with performances on the veranda (weather permitting), starting at 6 PM by: Dick Mindemann, Joe Stento, Jeff and Rob Stachyra, John Kanazawich, and inside at 9 PM with original music bands: Next of Kin and V.A.P.E. 2) Sabor Latino, Latin music with vocals, at Citrea Restaurant/Bar (7 Court St., Suite 3). 3) Timothy Smith: An Organ “Bachbuster” (J. S. Bach music on Casavant organ) at 8:30 PM at Trinity Church (44 Main St.).
This First Friday Art Walk, presented by the Gorgeous Washington Street Association, is sponsored in part by M&T Bank (2016 lead sponsor), Equinox Broadcasting, and Triple Cities Carousel, with 28 venue locations open 6-9 PM, unless noted otherwise. First Friday schedule is subject to change without notice.
Besides those already listed, other venue locations on October 7 are:
— On STATE Street:
**Broome County Arts Council/BCAC (81 State St., 5th Fl., Suite 501): Exhibit and Performance, 6-9 PM: Kathye Arrington: “African Mudcloth Painting” (Thru Oct. 2016) and Nukporfe: African Dance and Drumming Ensemble from Binghamton University. At 5 PM: “Outdoor Sculpture and Architecture Walking Tour,” which starts at the ‘Seven Seals of Silence’ sculpture at intersection of Chenango at Henry Street.
**Community Options New York, Inc. (182-184 State St., Artists’ Row): First Ward Senior Artists with variety of artwork on display. Also, a special appearance by Kathryn Fitzgerald, Miss New York USA contestant, with music accompaniment by Dougie Douglas, guitar.
— On GORGEOUS WASHINGTON and WASHINGTON Street:
**Garland Gallery (116 Gorgeous Washington St.): Entertainment, TBA.
**The Shop (219 Washington St.): Poetry Reading from 6-7 PM by D. M. Spitzer: “A Heaven Wrought of Iron – Poems from the Odyssey.” Also, on display: “The Wall” acrylic mural by Nathan Gorman; “We Heart Graffiti” photos on canvas and “Binghamton Herald” wall graphic by Eugenie and Zoran. Happy Hour, 5-7 PM, and $5 off wine bottles all night.
— On COURT Street:
**Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.): Featuring Mark Dickinson: “Exploring the Art and Music of Death and Mourning” – Display of objects in regards to death and mourning in the Victorian era and music inspired by customs of that time period. Also, first floor of the Mansion open for viewing, 6-9 PM.
**RiverRead Books (5 Court St.): October Exhibit: Patrick McPhee: Painter of Landscapes and Seascapes.
**The Place on Court (73 Court St.): October Exhibit: Chris Truszkowski: Mixed Media Thought-provoking pencil drawings and acrylic paintings.
**Yoga Body Shop (7 Court St., Suite 3, on Riverwalk): Featuring: Mari Townsend Designs: Quilts, Scarves and More.
— 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.
— On CLINTON Street:
**The Clinton Pub (20 Clinton St.): Featured Artist Emily Jablon and her students: Display of art pieces made in her classes. Pub/Smokehouse serves local and domestic beers on tap. On Facebook.
— On FRONT Street:
**Roberson Museum & Science Center (30 Front St): Exhibits: “Transformations: The Visionary Art of Jerome Weinberger” – Sculpture (Thru Oct. 2016). “Heliodelic Topography: The Art of Brian Keeler … Expressions of Sun-Drenched Forms” – Oil Paintings (Thru Jan. 2017).
— On LEWIS Street:
**The Goldsmith (31 Lewis St., corner Chenango St.): Trunk Show featuring New York jewelry artist, Alexis Bittar.
— On S. WASHINGTON Street (South Side):
**Whole In The Wall Restaurant (43 S. Washington St.): Judy Decker: Photography (Thru Oct. 2016). Restaurant Open: Thu. - Sat., 11 AM-9 PM.
— On WATER Street:
**Lost Dog Cafe (222 Water, corner Henry St.): Lounge, 9 PM-1 AM: DJ Martin Shamoonpour.
Also during the next First Friday, Rust2Green Binghamton and the BLDC/Binghamton Local Development Corp. will present the 2016 Resiliency Summit: “Living with Water,” commemorating the 5th and 10th Anniversaries of the 2006 and 2011 Binghamton floods. The summit will be held at Binghamton University’s Downtown Center (67 Washington St., across from the Arena) from 9-4 with presentations and panel discussions. From 4:15-5:15 PM at the Metrocenter Courtyard (49 Court St.), there’s a play reading/performance from an original play developed from stories of people who lived through the 2006 and 2011 Binghamton floods. All events free to attend. The Resiliency Summit continues on Saturday, Oct. 8, and the registration link is: Facebook.com/Rust2GreenBinghamton. The First Friday Art Walk will feature the “Living with Water” theme at various venue locations.
At the Peacemakers Stage on the Riverwalk from 5-7 PM, there’s “Paint the Town Purple” sponsored by the Crime Victims Assistance Center/CVAC in honor of October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This event features art, DJ, photobooth, purple salon, glow sticks, and more to help raise awareness and support.
The First Friday schedule is subject to change without notice.
For more information on October 7 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.