October 7, 2016 Event, Binghamton, NY
Varied Art Shows & Music Performances, Comedy Shows, Octoberfest, Zombie Walk & More Highlight Next 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:
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:
— On CHENANGO Street:
— On CLINTON Street:
— On FRONT Street:
— On LEWIS Street:
— On S. WASHINGTON Street (South Side):
— On WATER Street:
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: email@example.com, or visit GWSA’s website at: gorgeouswashington.com.
This First Friday Art Walk, presented by the Gorgeous Washington Street Association (GWSA) and sponsored by M&T Bank, will feature 27 locations in Binghamton, downtown, west side, and south side, and open Friday from 6-9 PM, unless noted otherwise.