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First Friday – The Days of May

May 6 @ 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm

First Friday & Weekend Event Itinerary (May 6-7, 2022)

First Friday Live Music Lineup

Artist: We’re From Antarctica
Location: 5 Maidens Cider Company, 327 Polk St., Bethlehem
Time: 6:30-9:30 PM
Description: We’re From Antarctica is one of the BEST up and coming young Indie-Rock and Alternative bands of the Lehigh Valley.  The band was created by guitarist/vocalist Carlos “Paco” Brown and drummer Christopher Rauch, and later joined by Jessie Rae (vocals/keys), Jon Blanco (lead guitar), and Mackenzie Kressley (bass). With introspective lyrics and a soulful, earth-bending, and dynamic sound, We’re From Antarctica provides a musical experience that you won’t soon forget.
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Artist: Mosey Beat
Location: F&A Grog House
Time: 9PM-12AM

Description: Mosey Beat is a progressive funk rock group bringing high energy dance grooves, mellow waves, and classic rock and roll to create a new fusion of sound. The New Jersey-based power trio has gained momentum since 2012 in the Northeast PA area with their unique live show and improvised jams. Mosey Beat draws a diverse amount of influence from bands such as Umphrey’s McGee, Lettuce, Dopapod, The Police, Snarky Puppy, and Weather Report. They are not afraid of breaking the mold when it comes to their songs.
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Squonk: Hand to Hand (Outdoor Show)
Location: The Tamerler Courtyard at the Zoellner Arts Center, 420 E. Packer Ave, Bethlehem

Fri, 05/06/2022  – 6:00pm
Sat, 05/07/2022 – 11:00am
Sat, 05/07/2022 – 1:00pm
Sat, 05/07/2022 – 3:00pm
Cost: FREE
Join Pittsburgh’s Squonk Opera’s Squonkers as they manipulate gargantuan puppet hands (the size of houses!) to tell a spectacular and comic story. In this rock opera melee, giant thumbs detach to become truly opposable and challenge each other with guitars. Featuring original chamber rock music and an opportunity for audience members to come together to grab rigging, each individual powers a larger movement of giant fingers, a web of connections, a single dance. Hand to Hand encourages shared discovery and making a community of the imagination.

First Friday Networking: Venture X ConneXions

Location: Venture X Bethlehem, 306 S New St, Bethlehem
Time: 5:30-7:30 PM
Cost: FREE (registration available)
Enjoy live music, beer, and wine with fellow entrepreneurs and business owners as you make business to business “conneXions” at VentureX Bethlehem! Celebrate successes or glean collective wisdom in a laid back atmosphere with professionals who have “been there; done that.” Bringing guests is encouraged! After your visit, make sure to explore the Downtown for other SouthSide First Friday events!

The Banana Factory Block Party (May 6 & 7)

Location: The Banana Factory, 25 W 3rd St, Bethlehem
Dates & Times:
Friday, May 6: 6-9PM
Saturday May 7: 12-5PM

Friday Block Party Events

Crayola Gallery
Heroes by Bart Cooper Exhibition
Cash Bar Food/Drink
6:30–8 p.m.: Trouble City All Stars Music


Banko Gallery


Hallway to the Arts


Visual Arts Classroom

Art-Making (TBD) Art-Making


Hot Glass Shop

Glassblowing Demonstrations Art-Making


Banana Factory Resident Artist Studios – 2nd and 3rd floors

Open Artist Studios Art-Making


Studio 104

All ACCESSible Program: Touch Collection by Mallory Zondag Exhibitions


Saturday Block Party Events

Crayola Gallery
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.: Bob Ross Paint-A-Long Art-Making
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.: Salsa and Bachata dance workshops facilitated by Aja Jefferson Dance

Banko Gallery

12:00 – 1:30: Yoga & Art Drop-In Workshop with Brooke Kohler Wellness
2:00 – 3:00: Drag Queen Story Hour with Miss Aimee Stories


Mosaics Classroom

Try your hand at screen printing in this BYOT (Bring Your Own Tote!) workshop! Learn how to screen-print using a paper stencil and will leave with an image printed on their tote bag of choice, or use a Banana Factory provided tote! Art-Making


Hallway to the Arts

Visual Arts Classroom
12:00 – 5:00: Art-Making for Families with Natalie Hartman Art-Making


Hot Glass Shop

Glassblowing Demonstrations & Hot Glass Experiences Art-Making


Banana Factory Resident Artist Studios – 2nd and 3rd floors

12:00 – 5:00: Open Artist Studios Art-Making


Studio 104

All ACCESSible Program: Touch Collection by Mallory Zondag Exhibition

Outdoor Events:

Live DJ Music
Easton Brass Band parade
Music for Families with More Than Music, LLC.
Art-Making for Families
Mural Arts with Artist Symone Salib Art-Making
Yard Games!
Chalk Art!


Bethlehem Area Public Library
Face Painting
Tarot Card Readings
Dan’s Camera City Print Swap


May 6
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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