The theme for the June 2013 First Friday is Art Crawl. Events, entertainment and retail specials run 5 to 9 p.m. Friday in downtown York. Download an Art Crawl passport, have it stamped or initialed during First Friday at the three locations listed below and you’ll be eligible for drawing to win a necklace designed by local artist Christine DeJuliis. Return the passports no later than 5 p.m. June 12 to the Grace Manor Bed and Breakfast mail slot.
– New Grounds Roasting Co., 284 W. Market St., will feature work from artists in the King’s Courtyard Artists’ Collective.
– Sam & Tony’s, 243 W. Market St., join the opening reception for artist Adam B. Torres.
– Grace Manor Bed and Breakfast, 258 W. Market St., hosts and Art in the Courtyard event featuring singer Mylea Thompson, harp music by Julie Swope and a reading from Tanya M. Snyder. Cocktails and appetizers will be served. Snyder’s paintings will be on display at York Blue Moon, 361 W. Market St.
About 45 other downtown York businesses and organizations are participating this month. Here are some of the offerings:
– King’s Courtyard Artists’ Collective, 124 E. King St. features live music, free refreshments and work from featured artists 5 to 10 p.m. Read more.
– 38 North Gallery, 38 N. Beaver St., will host an opening celebration for “The First Supper,” the first gallery exhibition of the new Rudy Collective. Read more.
– YorkArts@CityArt, 118 W. Philadelphia St., feature work by Trish Edwards Brownlee 5 to 9 p.m.
– Visit seven artist studios in the lower level of Marketview Arts, 37 West Philadelphia St. And check out the Pennsylvania Arts Experience’s show, “The Susquehanna as Muse — Works by Member Artists of the Pennsylvania Arts Experience.”
– CGA Law Firm, 135 N.George St., presents a Student Art Gala with work from local students. Visitor can vote for their favorite.
– Art and Framing Warehouse, 147 W. Philadelphia St., features local artists and refreshments.
– Vulcania Graphics & Fine Art, 122 W. Philadelphia St., will host an open studio from 5 to 9 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
– YorkArts, 10 N. Beaver St., features an exhibit with work from artist Fredrick Haag. It’s open noon to 9 p.m.
– See the York County Heritage Trust’s Pop-Up Museum on North Beaver Street, which will showcase the upcoming Civil War exhibit, “The Fiery Trial: York County’s Civil War Experience.”
– Learn about a Civil War watch found on a sunken ship at York Time Institute, 312 W. Market St.
Food, drinks and fun:
– Check out Hydro Bike Races Friday afternoon on the Codorus Creek at Foundry Park.
– CoWork155, Yorks’s new coworking space, will celebrate its grand opening 4 to 7 p.m. at 155 W. Market St.
– Jazz in the City runs 5 to 7 p.m. in the Studio at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St. (Entrance is on Philadelphia Street.) Tickets are $3 or free with student ID.
– Nuts About Granola, 46 W. Philadelphia St., is celebrating its fifth anniversary 7 to 9 p.m. with live music and refreshments.
– Meet the artists who designed the Mug Club vessels at Mudhook Brewing Co., 34 N. Cherry Lane.
– View student art, dance to tunes from Unforgettable Big Band and learn a few moves from the York Swing Dance Club at the Elks Lodge, 233 N. George St. The dancing starts with a lesson at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per person and $5 for Elks members.
– Help us a name a new cocktail and listen to live music at Maewyn’s Irish Pub, 110 N. George St.
– Attend the Jawstruck! spoken word and performance poetry competition 7 p.m. at York Emporium, 343 W. Market St.
– Get a full list of happenings.