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First Friday November 2021 – Veg Week Kick Off and Food Drive!

November 5 @ 4:00 pm - November 14 @ 9:00 pm

The harvest has arrived – let’s share our bounty! Join us for the kick off of SouthSide’s “Veg Week” and food drive. Live music and Vegetarian Dishes will be highlighted all evening, as well as a Community Food Drive for Second Harvest, Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley and New Bethany Ministries all week long! Help those less fortunate and enjoy an evening of music, fun and delicious food!

Special Music Guests Include:

6:30pm – 8:30pm | Ralph Pagano at Molly’s Irish Grille & Sports Pub, 4 E 4th Street

6:30pm – 8:30pm | Stacy Gabel at Five Maidens Cider Company, 327 Polk Street

6:30pm – 8:30pm | Claudia + Liliana at The Colony Meadery, 211 E 3rd Street

7pm – 9pm | Billy Bauer Band at Dinky’s Bethlehem Ice Cream Parlor & Grill, 312 E 3rd Street

7pm – 9pm | Acoustic Kitty Project at F&A Grog House, 117 E 3rd Street

Veg Week Menu Highlights:

Dinky’s Ice Cream Parlor & Grill, 312 E 3rd St – Variety of Vegan/Nondairy Ice Cream and Sensational Vegan Burgers!

El Jefe’s Taqueria, 506 E 3rd St – A Delicious Vegetarian 3 Bean Chili

The Flying V, 201 E 3rd St – Veggie Poutine (100% Vegan) fries, homemade vegan cheese curds, vegan mushroom gravy, topped with valley microgreens!

Molly’s Irish Grille & Sports Pub, 4 E 4th St – Cold Thai Peanut Noodles, Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burger, and Hummus Platter

Roasted, 22 W 4th St – 90% of Our Dishes can be made Vegetarian or Vegan

Zekraft, 306 S New St – Three Gourmet Salads, Tartine and Dessert

Food Donation Sites:

SouthSide Arts District, Main Office 324 S. New Street from 6pm – 9pm only on First Friday

Color Me Mine, 25 E 3rd St – $1 off Your Studio Fee for Every Food Item Donated (up to 8 cans/items equals Free Studio Fee :D) – All Week

Dinky’s Ice Cream Parlor & Grill, 312 E. 3rd Street – All Week

The Flying V, 201 E 3rd St – All Week

EZ Money, 20 W 4th St – All Week

Roasted, 22 W 4th St – All Week

Social Still, 530 E 3rd St – All Week

*Please check location’s website for hours of operation

Art Exhibits:

Banana Factory, 25 W Third Street-

Join us for First Friday on Friday, November 5 from 6–9 p.m. at the Banana Factory! Attendees will enjoy guided gallery tours, select open studios, and glassblowing demos. FREE for the whole community!

Exhibitions: 11th Annual InVision Juried Exhibition, Crayola Gallery (Winners announced in the Crayola Gallery at 7:30pm), InVision Community Photo Exhibition, Studio 102

Artist Talk with InVision Featured Artist and Juror Jason Chen at 6:30 p.m.

FREE Make & Take Cyanotype Workshop with Moravian University Art Department, Ceramic’s Classroom

Visit for more details

Lehigh Valley Charter Arts High School, 321 E Third Street –

This exhibition hosted by the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts will feature the work of Saed Hindash. The exhibit will showcase Hindash’s work as the photographer for The Express-Times/, as well as his personal black and white photography.

This exhibit is part of the InVision Photo Festival. A FREE Opening Reception will be held in the school’s Corpora Art Gallery on November 5, 2021, from 6-8 PM as part of the Southside’s First Friday Celebration. The exhibit will be on display through November 20, 2021. Private appointments can also be made by contact Lorie Reinhard,

Follow Saed Hindash on Instagram @throughthecameraeye.

Pop Up Partners:

Calling all girls!
Join us Friday, November 5 at Dinky’s Ice Cream, at 312 E. 3rd Street in Bethlehem for a free ice cream when you join Girl Scouts! Current Girl Scouts who wear their sash/vest and bring an item for the food drive will also receive a free ice cream.

We will be also collecting non-perishable food items to support First Friday’s Veg Fest food drive.

New friends and adventures await you today! Girls in K-12th are invited to sign up. We also are always looking for dedicated adult volunteers to serve our Girl Scout community.
Registration for the 2021-2022 is $25. Financial aid is available.

Interested, but can’t make it to our event? Contact us at

Thank you to our sponsors The Bethlehem Parking Authority, Lehigh University and Wind Creek Bethlehem for your continued support of the SouthSide Arts District and First Friday!


November 5 @ 4:00 pm
November 14 @ 9:00 pm
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