Suggested itineraries for Bethlehem’s First Friday

March 4th, 2010 posted by Guest Author

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First Friday Bethlehem PA

Based on my experience, here are three suggested itineraries for this month’s First Friday in Bethlehem (it’s tomorrow, you know?):

If you are on a first date…

Start your night at Blue Sky Cafe for a bite to eat or cup of tea. If she doesn’t look like her match.com profile, you can always make an excuse and head home then. If you are both up for more, stop in at the Banana Factory to hear live music, see glassblowing demonstrations and to meet the artists in their studios – there will be lots to do and see that will spark conversation. If you’re ready for some hand-holding, head over to Steel Ice Center for some ice skating… you can pretend you’re Meryl Davis and Charlie White. Finally, head over to Looper’s or the Bookstore Speakeasy for a nightcap.

If you are with a group of girlfriends…

Start your night at the Banana Factory, since everyone will be arriving at different times. Then wander down Third Street to Monsoon Gallery to see their new pottery, jewelry and artwork. Stop in at Shuze, because what girl doesn’t love shoes and accessories? While you’re there, toast Jennifer and Rich on their expansion to Main Street Bethlehem. Visit Marla Duran’s studio and ask her what she thinks of the new season of Project Runway. Finally, roll up to the Sands Casino Resort and try your luck at the slots, or just cozy up at one of the bars. The band M-80 will be playing 80’s covers at the Sands’ Molten Lounge from 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.

If you are flying solo…

Check out some of the music playing on Third Street. Dina Hall is making her first acoustic appearance at Tallarico’s Chocolates, and Christy Jefferson is playing at Cleo’s Silversmith Studio & Gallery. Take notice to the One Stone Collective exhibition debuts on Friday in the front windows of a number of stores on Third Street. Finally, grab the new friends you’ve met along the way and head over to Starters Riverport to dance to DJ Cyn and enjoy some tasty food and drinks.

Have you ever been to First Friday? Any chance we’ll see you this week?

This post was written by Lehigh Valley InSite guest blogger Megan Santucci, who also writes the Lehigh Valley Transplant blog.

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