Where to go for First Friday

It’s May 1, it’s Friday and we are in Central PA. So, by doing a few very simple calculations we were able to deduce the following information: It’s First Friday in Central PA. Get ready for a fun-filled night. Here’s what happening:

Craft beer sampling in downtown Lancaster

Are you ready to Sample & Shop?! A Free Craft Beer Tasting comes to May First Friday! Powered by The Beer Ace & Shop…

Posted by Shop Lancaster on Thursday, April 23, 2015


Besides the usual First Friday awesomeness, Lancaster has something new and sudsy coming tonight – a free craft beer and shopping tour presented by The Beer Ace and Shop Lancaster. Enjoy the warm weather and take a walking tour of downtown Lancaster with stops at five establishments where you can quench your thirst (and maybe even do a little shopping).

Galleries, music and … roller derby!

And while you’re out strolling/shopping/sampling free craft beer, be sure to wander into the Ware Center and check out four art exhibits and live music by Justin Angelo from 6-8 p.m.; hit Discerning Eye Center for the Arts (DECA) for the opening reception for What’s the Worst That Could Happen – a painting and sculpture display by John Morrow from 6-9 p.m.; and then stop by Isaac’s Pickle Bar and meet members of Lancaster’s women’s roller derby team the Dutchland Rollers and get tickets for their May 2 match at Overlook Activities Center.

First Friday in York

While you’re out doing your first Friday thing in downtown York be sure to find the Escape Games Live crew on Beaver Street. They’ll be handing out special keys, one of which will open Sherlock’s Office Door at the Escape Games HQ just a half-block away at 147 W. Philadelphia Street. The person holding the winning key receives a private party (worth $500) for for a group of friends at Escape Games Live. Still don’t know what we’re talking about? Read what happened when we tried to escape!

Head start on Mother’s Day in Royal Square

All you mommas out there can be Queens for a Night in York’s ever-growing Royal Square neighborhood. Duke Street will be closed from 6-9 p.m. and there will be food trucks, a live fiddler, and pop-up sidewalk shopping – all in addition to events held in the arts district’s shops and galleries. Oh, and beer from – you guessed it – The Beer Ace.

First Friday Fight Club 

Has the work week left you feeling like you’ve been through one of the bare knuckle basement brawls from Fight Club? Kick back and take in the film about the club you cannot talk about. The Capitol Theatre screens Fight Club at 9 p.m. Tickets are $7.


What’s on your First Friday agenda? Tell us below.


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Mike Andrelczyk is a features editor for Fly Magazine. He is a graduate of Penn State University and currently lives with his wife Stacey in Strasburg. Interests include tennis, playing bad guitar, poetry (poems have appeared in Modern Haiku, The Inquisitive Eater and other journals) and oneirology – the study of dreams – mostly in the form of afternoon naps. His name appears in the title screen of Major League 2.

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