Hosted by the Old City Arts Association since its 1991 inception, First Friday is a unique cultural event in Philadelphia and one of the city’s most popular evening escapes. Held the first Friday night 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.
Several parking lots are located conveniently within the Old City District. In addition, on-street parking meter regulations in Old City are suspended by the City of Philadelphia after 5pm during First Fridays (between Front Street west to 5th Street, and Walnut Street north to Callowhill Street).
This month's First Friday will be combined with a Wine Tasting with Pinot Boutique along with a local band, Magda Meringue, performing. Only $5 for 5 tastings of delicious wines from Paradox Vineyard, Auburn Road Winery and Pinnacle Ridge Winery.
Experience from last month's First Friday showed me that it does tend to get busier later in the evening, so I think that the wine tasting will be a great first start and then from there we can hit up the exhbits on 2nd Street. Drinks after are always a plus and we can decide on a bar later.
Let's keep this fun and casual and if anyone is interested in the VIP option at Pinot Boutique feel free to comment so we can buy accordingly.
Everyone should buy their their own ticket a bit early as they stop selling them online 2 hrs prior to the event. Comment when you have bought your ticket and RSVP responsibly!