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October 2, 2015 Event, Binghamton, NY                                                                      

Eclectic First Friday with Annual Zombie Walk, Sculpture Exhibit, Debut of Bridal/Design Boutique, Closing Venue, Rude and Bold Women & More at Binghamton’s Next First Friday Art Walk – OCTOBER 2                

Call it another eclectic October First Friday, offerings from “A” for art to “Z” for zombies! Enjoy annual favorites … Binghamton Zombie Walk, Cooperative Gallery’s sculpture show, debut of The Goldsmith’s Bridal and Design Boutique, final Friday Friday at Merlins, Rude and Bold Women Art Show and more ... at 27 venue locations at Binghamton’s next First Friday Art Walk on October 2.

          As you art walk downtown, watch for Zombies from the Binghamton Zombie Walk as they “Paint the Town Dead and Witness the Horror” starting at 6 PM from Binghamton’s Confluence Park. The Zombie Walk continues through downtown ending at Imagicka (39 Court St.). The annual Binghamton Zombie Walk, sponsored by Imagicka, was created by and is being hosted by Marianne Bauer.  Also at Imagicka on First Friday: "Nukporfe"- West African Drum and Dance Performances with James Burns and his Binghamton University students.

On your list of “must see” on First Friday includes:
1) Cooperative Gallery 213’s (213 State St., Artists’ Row) sculpture show featuring artists Barbara Bernstein and Karen Kuff-Demicco in a show titled “New Works – Different Themes, Methodologies, New Media” (Oct. 1-25, 2015). Bernstein still primarily works in glass; in this show, she’s exhibiting linoleum prints framed with fused glass and sculptures made with paper and encaustics. Kuff-Demicco’s sculptures include experimenting with the figure, colors and atmospheric firings with salt, soda, wood and gas reduction. She said “I’m excited about including a portrait bust that is based on a sculpture of a Roman citizen from 500 A.D. My work is a 21st century version of the original sculpture."
2) Grand Opening of The Goldsmith’s (31 Lewis St.) Bridal and Design Boutique. Enter to WIN a $1,000 Custom Ring! Studio Tours/Demonstrations of our 3D printer process 'til 8:00 and Drawing for a Custom Ring at 7:30 PM.  
3) Final Friday Friday at Merlin’s (73 Court St.) and their LAST DRAG SHOW titled "MERLIN’S" : 3 Shows, one at 8:30, one at 10, and one at 11:30. $5 Cover for whole night!  Also on First Friday, Photo Exhibit: Iconic Horror Reimagined by MRM Photography.  Merlin’s last night open will be Saturday, Oct. 3.
4) Annual Rude and Bold Women Art Exhibition, Oct. 2-3,2015 (rudeandboldwomen.com) held at Atomic Tom’s Gallery (196-198 State St., Artists’ Row) with a Gala Opening on First Friday, 6-9 PM. Gallery Hours: Sat., Oct. 3, Noon-4 PM and Closing Celebration, 6-9 PM.

This First Friday Art Walk, presented by GWSA and sponsored in part by Equinox Broadcasting, M&T Bank, and Triple Cities Carousel, will feature 27 locations in Binghamton, downtown, west side, and south side, and open Friday from 6-9 PM, unless noted otherwise. 

Venue locations on October 2 are:
         — On STATE Street and Artists’ Row:
**Atomic Tom’s (196-198 State St., Artists’ Row): See listing on page 1. (More Info, contact Rude and Bold Women at: 607.759.1186.)
**Broome County Arts Council/BCAC (81 State St., 5th Fl., Suite 501, 723.4620): Oct. 2, 6-9 PM: Closing
Reception: “Collectors’ Items-Leading By Example”: Our 5th annual fine art showcase selected from the private collections of BCAC’s Board of Directors. Special First Friday Food Tasting until 8 PM provided by Cindy Rotella of Regalo Gifts and Design.  Music by harpist Meredith Bocek.  (More Info, call 723.4620; e-mail: information@broomearts.org.)   Website:  broomearts.org.
**Community Options New York, Inc. (182-184 State St.): Oct. 2, 6-9 PM: Adam Nixon and Lazlo Luongo: Mixed Medium Artwork & Photography. Also, Kiza Useni selling her hand sewn purses, bags & aprons.  Website:  comop.org.
**The Connelly Gallery (205 State St., Artists’ Row): Exhibit, TBA.
**Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St., Artists’ Row): See listing on page 1. (Gallery Hours:  Oct. 1, 6-8 PM; First Friday, 3-9; Friday, 3-6; Saturday, 12-4.  Also, Gallery Talk, "Where Do We All Go From Here?" on Third Thursday, Oct. 15, 7 PM.)  Website:  cooperativegallery.com.
**Orazio Salati Studio and Gallery (204 State St.): Orazio Salati: Encaustics, Oil and Acrylic Works (Thru Nov. 2015).(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: 
**Garland Gallery (116 Gorgeous Washington St.): Music by Al Millus, singer/songwriter, performing from 6-9 PM. First Friday Special: 30% OFF Everything on the Walls!  Website:  garlandgallery.com.
**Orion Beauty & Balance (118 Gorgeous Washington St.): Open on First Friday, featuring:  Doug Bogart – Photography.  Website: OrionBeautyandBalance.com.
**The Salvation Army (127-131 Gorgeous Washington St.): Music by The Contemporary Christian Band, “When Oceans Rise,” from 6-8 PM.
**The Shop (219 Washington St., between Henry/Lewis Sts.): Featuring Artists: Zach Seeger: "Oops! (that parrot just cut your lifeline)"- Oil on linen painting on The Shop’s building.  Nathan Gorman with “The Wall” – Wall Mural in Acrylic.  Zoran Nenadich and Eugenie Zynda with “We Heart Graffiti” – Photography on Canvas. Music from 9 PM-12 Midnight by Caribbean Drumming Group and two Deep House DJs.
Website:  the shop219.com.

         — On COURT Street:
**Citrea Restaurant and Bar (7 Court St., Suite 3, on the Riverwalk): Featured Artist/Exhibit, TBA.  Music by Robert Weinberger (saxophone) & Laurence Elder (keyboard), 6-9 PM.  Open Friday from 4-10 PM, Citrea, Mediteranrean-inspired restaurant, features woodfire pizza, small plates, and full bar.  Citrea, located on the Riverwalk around the corner from the Court St. Bridge and RiverRead Books, is open 7 days a week, including brunch on Saturday and Sunday.  Website:  citreapizza.com.
**Imagicka (39 Court St.): See listing on Page 1. Website:  imagicka.com.
**Merlin’s (73 Court St.): See listing on Page 1. Open at 5 PM, serving 'til 1 AM. First Friday Drink Specials (Bar open 'til 3 AM).  Website:  merlinsdanceclub.com.
**River Read Books (5 Court St.): October Exhibit: The Art for October is REQUIEM:  Postal Drawing of Michael Bowie.  Music: Soft Jazz with Jeff Guevin & guest performer, TBA, 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.  On First Friday, cool off with our Artisan Gelato; open Fridays until 11 PM.   Website:  LittleVeniceRestaurant.com.

         — On FRONT Street:
**Roberson Center & Science Center (30 Front St.): Oct. 2: $4 First Friday, includes General Museum admission & entry to 7 PM Digital Planetarium show. Exhibits on View:  2015 Roberson Regional Art Exhibition (Dickenson West & Sawtelle Galleries).  Website:  roberson.org.

         — On HAWLEY Street:
**Holiday Inn Binghamton (2-8 Hawley St.): Join us for “First Fridays at the Holiday Inn Binghamton!” Live Music in our lounge. Drink Specials & Bar Menu available all night. (Visit: holidayinnbinghamton.com & facebook.com/holidayinnbinghamton for updates.) First Friday Overnight Package at Holiday Inn Binghamton, $139.00 plus tax (Includes Deluxe Accommodations, 2 Glasses of Wine, Breakfast for 2), and offered on First Fridays only. Contact the Hotel Front Desk at 607-722-1212, or e-mail: sales@holidayinnbinghamton.com, and specify the First Friday package when making a reservation. Website: holidayinnbinghamton.com.
**Zona & Co. Grille (15 Hawley St.):  Music by Ship of Fools - Grateful Dead Tribute Band, playing on the patio, 7-11 PM.  Patio Dining & Drinks.  Website: zonagrille.com.

         — On LEWIS Street:
**The Goldsmith (31 Lewis St.): See listing on Page 1. Website:  thegoldsmith.com.

         — On MAIN Street (West Side):
**The Bundy Museum of Art & History (129 Main St., west side): The Bundy Museum Presents: “Pyre” : The Art of Brandon Maslar (Thru Nov. 2, 2015).  Oct. 2 Opening Reception, 6-9 PM.  In the 2nd Fl. Gallery: Exhibit: “Right Where We Left It…"- Exhibit of Household Items & Trinkets belonging to Binghamton residents during the Victorian era. Strong focus on items whose availability & disposability are taken for granted today(Thru Dec. 1, 2015).(Art Gallery admission always FREE. Tue. - Sat., 11-5.) Website:  bundymuseum.org.
**Chatterbox Café, Tapas & Oyster Bar (21 Main St., west side): "Fear of Art: Sportaldislexicartophobia II": A Sampling of artwork, both new & old, from the Fear of Art gallery in downtown Binghamton. Representing over 20 artists, FOA features a wide array of styles, focusing on the "oddball".  First Friday Food & Bar Specials. Music, TBA.

          — On PROSPECT Ave.:
**ART Mission and Theater (61 Prospect Ave., off Lewis St.):  Gallery: "People I Love" Sam Peck Personal Item Graphics.  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.) In Lobby & Library: Art and Music! ... Victor Lay: "The Art of Victor Lay" - Colored Pencil and Pastels, Drawings of Area Scenes (Thru Oct. 27, 2015). (Contact/E-Mail: Marcy Swartz: marcyswartz@gmail.com.)

         — On SUSQUEHANNA St.:
**YMCA of Broome County/Binghamton (61 Susquehanna St.): First Friday Kids Night Out (at Binghamton Y)!  Ages 0-12; $15, first child/$8, additional child. Enjoy downtown festivities without worrying about finding a babysitter & fun activities for the kids!  The YMCA of Broome County Facilities (Binghamton: 61 Susquehanna St. & Johnson City:  West Family Y, 740 Main St.) OPEN all day on Oct. 2 First Friday, free of charge for the community.  Also on First Friday at the Binghamton Y, free blood pressure and BMI screenings. Website:  ymcabroome.org.

          — On S. WASHINGTON Street (South Side):
**Confluence Running (46 S. Washington St.): Pub Run/Expressive Art: October 2 Pub Run starts at 7 PM from Confluence Running. All runners and walkers are welcome to join for 3 miles of running and walking with 4 stops along the way.  Websites: ConfluenceRunning.com, facebook.com/ConfluenceRunning.
**Whole In The Wall Restaurant (43 S. Washington St.): Christine Elizabeth Curtis:  "Animals by Collage and Oil Pastel Abstract Designs" (Thru Nov. 2015).  Outdoor Café open for alfresco dining, weather permitting. 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.): October Exhibit: Featured Artist Alex Holton Loughman:  “Dogs of the Dog”- Photography (Thru Oct. 2015).  In Lost Dog Cocktail Lounge at 10 PM: DJ mjDUKE! No Cover 21+.  (On First Friday, Cafe open until 11 PM. Lounge until 2 AM.)  Website: lostdogcafe.net.

         The First Friday schedule is subject to change without notice.

          For more information on October 2 First Friday Art Walk, contact Jesse Wheeler (Chair of Gorgeous Washington St. Association) at Davidson Fox & Co., LLP, EM:  jwheeler@davidsonfox.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.

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