Since I believe the people who went really enjoyed themselves, we will continue the First Friday meetup. Old City Arts describes First Friday as "Hosted by the Old City Arts Association since its 1991 inception, First Friday is a unique cultural event in Philadelphia and one of the citys most popular evening escapes. Held the first Friday of each month, this arts community open house brings together city dwellers and suburbanites, contemporary arts and antique collectors, aficionados of classical and contemporary design, and theater and performance buffs. The welcoming informality of First Friday attracts crowds of casual browsers as well as buyers to each festive event, with dozens of galleries and cultural organizations of Old City hosting receptions and exhibition openings. Several parking lots are located conveniently within the Old City Cultural District. In addition, on-street parking meter regulations in Old City are suspended by the City of Philadelphia after 5pm during First Fridays only. When: The first Friday evening of each month, rain or shine, year-round. Hours: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM Please Note There is no admission fee for First Friday - participating galleries are open to the public. First Friday hours for some Old City Arts members may vary during the summer and on holidays." Even though First Friday starts at 5 pm we will meet at 7 pm to allow people who work enough time to get there. We will start our walk at the Hot Soup Hot Glass Studio & Gallery which was very welcoming the last time if a little out of the way. There is a parking lot right next to the gallery. It is in the middle of the alley. We will meet just outside of the studio near the main entrance. I suggest the route we take is to walk in a circle down 3rd Street till we each Race Street and visit various galleries along the way. Then we will walk to 2nd street and walk back to Kabul which is about where we started thus forming a loop. Click here for a map of the area and description on First Friday.
http://www.oldcityart... For those who are interested we will go to Cafe Spice afterwards and discuss what we saw and where we want future meetups to take place. Cafe Spice is a nice Indian food restaurant which Zagat guide reviewed as excellent. Here is the web site of
Cafe Spice. If you need to reach me my phone number is[masked]-8233. Hope to see you there, Greg