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June 5 , 2015 Event, Binghamton, NY                                                                                       

Two New Venues, Live Public Art at B-Mets Game, International Photographer, Yoga Project at the Y, Outdoor Music Performances & Irish Dancing Highlighting Next Art Walk – JUNE 5      

Kick off summer and party inside/out on First Friday!  Enjoy two new venues, public art at the B-Mets home game, international/acclaimed photographer, family-friendly yoga project at the Y, several music and dance performances and more at 32 venue locations at Binghamton’s next First Friday Art Walk on June 5.

        First, start at the two new First Friday venues: 1) Jablon Studios of Binghamton, will host “Heal the World” gathering at Mosaic Park (across from RiverRead Books @ Court St. Bridge) with a group meditation led by Annette Kozel at 7 PM, free of charge. Also, Jablon Studios will be vending and showcasing live public art with muralist Dexter Holmes during the B-Mets home game at NYSEG stadium (Henry St. at Fayette St.), which starts at 6:30 PM.

        Secondly, at 2) The Shop (219 Washington St., between Henry/Lewis Sts.), café/bar/creperie that recently opened in downtown Binghamton, will feature artists Nathan Gorman with “The Wall” – Wall Mural in Acrylic and Zoran Nenadich and Eugenie Zynda with “We Heart Graffiti” – Photography on Canvas.  There will also host music from 9 PM-12 Midnight by Caribbean Drumming Group and two Deep House DJs to benefit The Memory Maker Project.  The Shop made its debut during the spring 2015 Binghamton Restaurant Week (Mar. 24-Apr. 2) and is open for lunch and dinner; more info on their website:  theshop219.com..

Around the corner from The Shop at Lost Dog Cafe (222 Water St., corner Henry St.), there’s international and acclaimed photographer, Yelena Yeva in a show titled: “The ART Of LETTING GO...” Photography - Prints on Heavy Matt Natural Paper, Platinum Metallic Gloss & Heavy Matt Print Board (Thru June 2015).  "I don't take pictures I capture Moments," says Yelena (Reporyeva) Yeva, born and raised in Odessa, Ukraine.  The former model and actress who studied at the College of Physical Education in Odessa, has had her work published in magazines in Europe, So. America, Caribbean, and U.S.A.  She recently relocated from NYC to Vestal, NY, to raise her two kids. There will be a “Meet the Artist” from 6-8 PM in Lost Dog Lounge on First Friday.

For Yoga enthusiasts, check out the Sunrise Yoga Project at the YMCA of Broome County/Binghamton Y (61 Susquehanna St.), for their free demos and info on Yoga and this project on First Friday.  The Sunrise Yoga Project offers free Yoga to veterans, active military, their families and caregivers and represents a collaborative effort between the YMCA of Broome Co. and Baptiste Foundation.  In the past four months, the Sunrise Yoga Project has grown to three instructors and seven classes throughout the county.

Other First Friday highlights include the many outdoor music and dance performances downtown at:
**Orion Beauty & Balance (118 Gorgeous Washington St.): The Bally Claire Irish Dancers dancing throughout the evening in front of Orion’s salon.
**Equinox Broadcasting at Holiday Inn Binghamton (2-8 Hawley St.): June 5, 6-10 PM: COOL 106.7:  Cans 'n' Clams ... Friday After Work Party: Ladies Night with Live Music by Group du Jour (moves inside in case of rain). Food-Drink Specials-Prizes-FUN!
**Zona & Co. Grille (15 Hawley St.): Music by Splash, playing on the patio, 6-10 PM.
**Confluence Running (46 S. Washington St.): June 5 Pub Run starts at 7 PM from Confluence Running with first stop at Water St. Brewing Co. (168 Water St., across from Boscov’s).

Additionally, at the Art Mission & Theater (61 Prospect Ave., off Lewis St.), there’s a gallery show: "Meet The Memory Maker Project": Works by Clients of the Memory Makers Project, plus a Special Screening: "I Remember Better When I Paint" will be held at 5 PM, $10.

        This First Friday Art Walk, presented by GWSA and sponsored in part by Equinox Broadcasting, M&T Bank, and Triple Cities Carousel, will feature 32 locations in Binghamton, downtown, west side, and south side, and open Friday from 6-9 PM, unless noted otherwise. 

Like in May, there are free trolley tours and rides, departing from Phelps Mansion Museum (191 Court St.), which will continue through September.  See below listing on Court St. for more info.

        Venue locations on June 5 are:
        — On STATE Street and Artists’ Row:
**Atomic Tom’s (196 State St.): June 5, 6-9 PM: Gallery Show: Joanne Thorne Arnold:  "Next" (June 5-28, 2015). (Call for gallery hours.) Contact: Sherrie Rinker, 607.343.7948.
**Broome County Arts Council/BCAC (81 State St., 5th Fl.): June 5 Opening Reception, 6-9 PM: “Collectors’ Items-Leading By Example,” 5th Annual Showcase Exhibition: Fine Art & Craft Works from Private Collections of BCAC’s Board of Directors.  [In special statements, the collectors will tell their story of how they acquired the art & why it occupies such an important place in their everyday lives.] Special First Friday Food Tasting by Cindy Rotella (of Regalo Gifts & Designs), from 6-8 PM; free, open to public. (Info: Visit: broomearts.org or call 723-4620.)
**Community Options New York, Inc. (182-184 State St.): June 5, 6-9 PM: Art by The Sara Levy Group from The First Action Senior Center with all of featured artists having some sort of disability. Many different presenters & types of Artwork: Photography, Collage, etc.   Website:  comop.org.
**Connelly Gallery (205 State St.): June 5, 6-9 PM: Featuring: The Boys and Girls Club: Photography. Website: bobconnelly.com; facebook.com/theconnellygallery.
**Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St., Artists’ Row): June Exhibit: Works by Susan Kendrot and Betsy Jo Williams (June 5-27, 2015).  (Gallery Hours:  First Friday, 3-9; Friday, 3-6; Saturday, 12-4.)  Website:  cooperativegallery.com.
**KMH Photography/Kristen Hrebin Studio (205 State St., 2nd Fl., above Connelly Gallery): Open Studio, 6-9 PM.  Website: kmhphotographer.com.
**Orazio Salati Studio and Gallery (204 State St.): Mitchell Visoky: “Encaustic Painting: An Engagement With Wax” (Thru July, 2015).  (Gallery Hours: 1st Friday, 6-9 PM; Saturdays, 11-3 & by appointment, 772.6725.)  Website:  oraziosalati.com.
**Uncorked Creations Binghamton (205 State St., Artists’ Row, 3rd Fl. Wine Bar, above Connelly Gallery): Uncorked Wine Loft featuring Italian Wines & Cheeses.  Live Acoustic Guitar Music by Jesse Tranvaag!
Website:  UncorkedBinghamton.com.

        — On GORGEOUS WASHINGTON (Between Hawley & Court Sts.) & WASHINGTON Street: 
**Garland Gallery (116 Gorgeous Washington St.): First Friday Special: 30% OFF the Walls! Website:  garlandgallery.com.
**Orion Beauty & Balance (118 Gorgeous Washington St.): See listing on page 1. Also: “Artistic Shades” by Terri Connolly: Oil Painting... Face Painting. Website: OrionBeautyandBalance.com.
**Portfolios Cafe (137 Gorgeous Washington St.):  June 5, 5-8 PM: Featuring: 1) Constance Kovac (Owego, NY):  Pen and Ink Drawings – Collection of Therapy Art, personal journey of discovery and healing.  2) Abstract (former street artist from NY):  Oil Pastels, Krink & Acrylic on Recycled Materials from Industrial Binghamton – “Every painting tells a story of struggles, stress & joy, a transition from street to gallery.” 3) Angela Cook:  Art and Hula Hooping.  Special First Friday menu, 5-8 PM.
**The Shop (219 Washington St.):  See listing on page 1. Website:  the shop219.com.

        — On COURT Street:
**Imagicka (39 Court St.): At NEW LOCATION: Featuring Artist Jasmine Meislohn:  Mosaic Designs. Tarot Readings with Darin.  Fairie Fest Month at Imagicka, sponsor of NY Fairie Fest* during the last weekend in June (June 26-28, 2015): Fairies, Trolls, Imps & more! (*NY Fairie Fest, Quaquaga, NY, 4 miles N of Windsor, NY, daily 11-7.  Tickets at Imagicka; nyfaeriefest.com)  Website:  imagicka.com.
**Jablon Studios at Mosaic Park (Across from RiverRead Books at Court St. Bridge): See listing on page 1. Website:  susanjablon.com.  
**Merlin’s (73 Court St.): June Exhibit: Angela Cook: “Summer Solstice” - Celebrating Pride Month.  Music:  2nd Edition with Mary Meier.  No Cover, 8:30 PM-midnight.  Website:  merlinsdanceclub.com.
**Parlor City Trolley Tours from Phelps Mansion (191 Court St.): Historic Tours on First Friday: 6 and 7 PM with Joan Sprague, 8 PM with Carol Hawley (from PAST). Trolley circulates from 6-9 PM along a route; riders can get on or off at any time, free.  (FYI: June 5 Route will include southside.)  
**Phelps Mansion (191 Court St.):  June 5, 5:30-8:30 PM:  Concert featuring Katrin Baxter, senior at Binghamton High School. Website: phelpsmansion.org. 
**River Read Books (5 Court St.): Featured Artist:  Victor Lay – Paintings (Thru June 2015).  Music:  Yesterday’s Baby with Barbara Vartanian & Mark Mandyck from 7-9 PM.  Website:  riverreadbooks.com.

        — On CHENANGO Street: 
**Little Venice Restaurant (111 Chenango St.):  Binghamton’s original Art Gallery:  Over 150 signed paintings on display throughout the restaurant’s new dining room.  Website:  LittleVeniceRestaurant.com.

        — On HAWLEY Street:
**Equinox Broadcasting at Holiday Inn Binghamton (2-8 Hawley St.): See listing on page 2. Website:  EquinoxBroadcasting.com.
**Holiday Inn Binghamton (2-8 Hawley St.): Art Exhibit in Lounge & Upper Atrium, 6-9 PM:  Featuring:  Local Artist Aldo Borromei: The "Improvisational Art: Of Aldo Borromei” - Decorative-Impressive-Evocative Art. Website: holidayinnbinghamton.com.
**Zona & Co. Grille (15 Hawley St.): Southwestern, American & Asian cuisine.  Patio Dining & Drinks.  Website: zonagrille.com.

        — On HENRY Street:
**Jablon Studios at B-Mets/NYSEG Stadium (Henry St. at Fayette St.):  See listing on page 1. Website:  susanjablon.com.

        — On MAIN Street (West Side):
**The Bundy Museum of Art & History (129 Main St., west side): Open Art Gallery, 3rd Fl.: The Bundy Museum Presents: “Black and White”: New Works by E. B. Schott (Thru June 29, 2015).  June 5 Opening Reception, 6-9 PM. (Art Gallery admission always FREE. Tue. - Sat., 11-5.)   In the 2nd Fl. Gallery: Exhibit: “Honoring Our Past”* - Selection of commemorative certificates & documents from our archives, honoring local heroes & events (Thru July 31, 2015). [*A part of "Path Through History" weekend, June 20-21, statewide heritage tourism initiative under I Love NY, with over 500 participating destinations to explore NY's history & culture.  Website:  paththroughhistory.ny.gov.]  Website:  bundymuseum.org.

        — On PROSPECT Avenue:
**Art Mission & Theater (61 Prospect Ave., off Lewis St.): See listing on page 2.  Theater: Independent Films in Two Theaters, now digital (schedule online).  Website:  artmission.org.

        — On RIVERSIDE Drive (West Side):
**The Gallery @ 5 Riverside Drive/Towers (5 Riverside Dr.):  In Lobby & Library: Nance Brown (Brackney, PA): Watercolors: Landscapes, Flowers, Animal Portraits - An Explosion of Original Art dedicated to welcoming Spring by an award-winning watercolorist (Thru June 2015). (Contact/E-Mail: Marcy Swartz, EM: marcyswartz@gmail.com.)

        — On SUSQUEHANNA St.:
**Sunrise Yoga Project (Tina Fetten, 607.759.4334) at the YMCA of Broome County/Binghamton Y (61 Susquehanna St.): June 5, 5-8 PM: See listing on page 1. Website: facebook.com/SunriseYogaProjectBroomeCounty.
**YMCA of Broome County/Binghamton (61 Susquehanna St.): The YMCA of Broome County Facilities (Binghamton: 61 Susquehanna St. & Johnson City:  West Family Y, 740 Main St.) OPEN all day on June 5 First Friday, free of charge for the community!  At Binghamton Y:  Free HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) Class, 6-7 PM.  Website:  ymcabroome.org.

        — On S. WASHINGTON Street (South Side):
**Confluence Running (46 S. Washington St.): See listing on page 1.  Websites: ConfluenceRunning.com, facebook.com/ConfluenceRunning.
**Whole In The Wall Restaurant (43 S. Washington St.): Andrea Wood (Woodbine Photography) and Jared Willis (Jared Willis Photography): "Binghamton Beaux Arts" – An Array of Photographs shot in, around and of Binghamton without regard to anything beyond the adventure of possibility (Thru June 2015). [Artists Websites: woodbinephoto.com; jaredwillisphotography.com.]  Outdoor Café now open for alfresco dining.  Also, Whole in the Wall delivered through BingoEats.com.  Daily Specials & Serving until 10 PM every Wed.-Sat. (W-Sat., 11 AM-10 PM.)  Website:   wholeinthewall.com.

        — On WATER Street:
**Lost Dog Cafe (222 Water St., corner Henry St.):  See listing on page 1.  In Lost Dog Cocktail Lounge:  Music by Ultra Vibe. No Cover 21+. (On First Friday, Cafe open until 11 PM. Lounge until 2 AM.)  Website: lostdogcafe.net.
**Water Street Brewing Co. (168 Water St., across from Boscov’s):  Premiere Show:  Emerging Artist Casey Lustig: “Dreaming on Paper" – An Impassioned Point of View through a series of intimate illustrations (Thru June 2015). Meet-the-Artist on June 5 First Friday with live sketching by Casey from 6-9 PM. Website: waterstreetbrewingco.com.

The First Friday schedule is subject to change without notice.

        For more information on June 5 First Friday Art Walk, contact Kim DeLisa (Chair of Gorgeous Washington St. Association) at Orion Beauty & Balance, 724.0080, 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.

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