First Friday York: April
Tap Into Spring is the theme for First Friday York in April. The monthly event runs 5-9 p.m. throughout the downtown area, with shops, galleries and restaurants open late and offering activities, deals and specials.
Some highlights for Friday:
- On the first block of North Beaver Street, check out adoptable pets from Animal Rescue Inc., find out about performances and camps from OrangeMite Studios, meet the Derby City Dames roller derby team, catch a performance by Gospel Connections LLC and play college games with the York College Student Senate.
- Create nature prints and get in on a community storytelling party at Creative York, 10 N. Beaver St.
- The Studio at the Strand offers Jazz in the City beginning at 5 p.m. with Jeff Stabley at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St., Philadelphia Street entrance. Tickets: $5, free with student ID.
- Learn about Pennsylvania Underground Railroad sites from Lenwood Sloan, a re-enactor who will appear as T. Morris Chester, a 19th-century Afrianc-American war correspondent, lawyer and soldier. Sloan will guide tours of the Goodridge Freedom Center, 123 E. Philadelphia St., 4-6 p.m., then give a presentation at First Moravian Church, 39 N. Duke St., at 6 p.m. Admission: $5. Information: facebook.com/GoodridgeFreedomCenter.
- Adults have their own Easter egg hunt at Redeux, 113 S. Duke St., where eggs will be placed throughout the store with prizes such as Olinver & Co. candles and $5 Redeux gift cards.
- Gallery exhibit openings include "A Three Man Show — The Artistry of Mark, Zack & Cody Bluett" at Creative York West, 118 W. Philadephia St.; and "The Beauty of Decay" at HIVE artspace, 126 E. King St.
- CapFilm presents "The Sandlot," with a special appearance by York Revolution mascot DownTown 6-7 p.m., plus hot dogs and Crackerjacks as a prelude to opening day for the Revs. The 1993 film begins at 7 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St. Free.
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