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Philly To Celebrate 30th Anniversary of First Fridays with Outdoor Premiere of Documentary In Old City

April 26, 2022

This First Friday, May 6th, marks the 30-year anniversary of First Fridays in Old City–and we’re gonna celebrate!

I can’t tell you how important attending First Fridays were to me in connecting me to an art world I had not yet known about when I was in my 20s. If you’re like me and our city’s First Friday tradition has touched you through the years, stop by Old City galleries next Friday evening. Then join us for a special premiere screening of a new short documentary that looks back at the origins of First Friday, its decades long history, and its place today.

The free screening will take place in the outside courtyard of the Betsy Ross House (239 Arch Street) from 8-9pm, hosted by Old City District. The short doc is 10 minutes long, and it’ll be on repeat for that hour if you can’t make it right at 8. I’ll be there shooting a bunch of social media content documenting the anniversary, so I hope you come by! This is Philly arts history!

Click here to see a list of the Old City galleries that’ll be open with exhibitions on May 6th that you can check out before the screening.

Historic photos of Old City courtesy of Old City District
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  1. April 27, 2022 10:41 pm

    When First Fridays were packed with visitors from all over. The artwork and performance art did not disappoint! The range of cultural spaces was dynamic. Looking forward to seeing the short. –Founding member of Vox Populi.


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