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Peterborough First Friday

Every month, Downtown Peterborough will celebrate First Friday.  This month: First Friday in Downtown Peterborough is on August 2nd, from 5PM - 7PM and later.



1). Children’s Activity —— Free Outdoor Yoga

Start at 5:00pm and Jump into playful yoga poses through dance and music with Ditteke Ederveen-Gorman.  This class is a unique way to introduce children to mindfulness activities!  The program is best for families with children ages 2-8 (younger and older siblings welcome).

Ditteke Ederveen-Gorman has been helping people incorporate mindfulness and meditation into their daily lives. She’s studied mindfulness for many years, and also earned he certification as a Reiki Master and a Radiant Child ┬« yoga teacher. She also took courses in Family Constellation Therapy and Conscious Discipline┬«.  Ditteke devotes her entire professional life to teaching people practical ways to incorporate mindfulness into their busy daily lives. Her motto: "You don’t have to be a monk to be mindful, anyone can do it.”  Kids, if possible, bring their own yoga mat or towel!  Meet at the Patio of European Esthetics, 36 Grove Street, next to Waterhouse Restaurant.  Lemonade and Watermelon refreshments following the class!!!


2). Peterborough Players Comes Downtown to Mariposa Museum —— Join the Peterborough Players at the Mariposa Museum for First Fridays.  Playwright and Director, Charles Morey, who will give a peek behind the curtain at the process of writing, and then directing his upcoming play Dumas’ Camille.  Mr. Morey is the author of eleven produced plays.  His plays have been produced at numerous professional theaters around the country, and Laughing Stock has been in continuous production in Russia since 2013!  While serving as Artistic Director of the Peterborough Players from 1977 to 1988, he directed some 35 productions.  Charles Morey splits his time between Peterborough and NYC.  He received a BA from Dartmouth College and a Master of Fine Arts from Columbia University.  He is a Fellow of the MacDowell Colony.

He will direct Dumas’ Camille at the Players August 14-25.  This will be the east coast premiere for this moving play filled with some of the most beautiful music ever written.  It is deeply romantic love story about the relationship of reality to memory and art, set at a rehearsal for Verdi’s La Traviata.  Admission is free, doors open at 5:30pm and the program begins at 6pm.


3). MACDOWELL COLONY DOWNTOWN at Bass Hall, at the Monadnock Center —— A double-billed evening with two artists in residence discussing their work.  Neil Mendoza is an interdisciplinary/media artist whose work combines sculpture, electronics and software to bring inanimate objects and spaces to life. By decontextualizing objects with technology and vice versa, the constituent parts of his work can be looked at in a new ways. Using this medium, he explores themes of the absurd, the humorous, the futile and the surreal.

Janalyn Guo is the author of the short story collection Our Colony Beyond the City of Ruins (Subito Press). Her work has appeared in The Indiana Review, Denver Quarterly, The Collagist, Heavy Feather Review, and other places. While at MacDowell, she is at work on her first novel. 


4)   FIVE GALLERIES, SEVERAL ART EXHIBITS ----- The Gallery (third floor), Offices at Depot Square

 “STORY LINES, The Art of Visual Storytelling" featuring 6 Diverse, Dynamic Illustrators, New Hampshire Artists who are at various stages of their talent.  From newly developed to multi faceted to well established with nonstop attitude for creating!  Each illustrator views the world around them with such unique perspective!  For some the vision comes from fantasy, others from the political and social environment and still others the corners of their home…….Come, See and Hear from this group of artists and storytellers. Bob Askey, Marty Kelley, Corwin Levi, Jaime McGuigan, E.G. Peterson, Ann Putnam----- Live Music & Complimentary Refreshments available.


Performing at The Gallery —— "Hot Mess and Company" is made up of two female vocalists, Lisa Walsh and Monica Laskey, with occasional musical guests. In their formative years, Lisa and Monica both grew up as classically trained pianists and share a deeply ingrained love of all music. Now Lisa plays guitar, and they both sing. Hot Mess covers an array of genres: current and classic, playful and gritty, featuring tight vocal harmonies.  


Fry Fine Art, manager and curator, Mindy Taylor invites you to view Evelien Bachrach, prints and paintings in the Pelletier Studio through October 27th.  Ms. Bachrach born and educated in the Netherlands, and has lived in NH since the 1980’s.  A teacher, an artist and an instructor, she has taught all around the world.  She works in various media ranging from oils and watercolors to drawing and monotype printing in styles reminiscent of the classical ways of using the brush to the more impressionistic.  Her inspiration is Landscape and Still Life, focussing on the timeless beauty found in these subjects, each reflects powerful elements of both her adopted-and her native country.  Join the Opening Reception at First Friday from 5pm to 7pm. 


In addition and on display is The Life and Work of Shirley and Numael Pulido, showing till September 29th.  Numael and Shirley Pulido are a husband and wife team painting in the style of the Old Masters. Numael has exhibited at the Royal Academy in London and his portraiture is represented by the Vose Galleries in Boston, MA. Shirley is a graduate of Syracuse University, The University of Rochester, The Brooklyn Museum Art School and Cooper Union, and has established a career as an oil painter and pastel artist. Together they have a studio in Hancock, NH where they paint and teach. 


A Youth Program is being featured at the Mariposa Museum with the a new exhibit of The GAME Initiative: Global Alliance of Muslims for Equality!  Under the guidance of International peacemaker, Padraig O'Malley, 48 young Muslim men and women from cities across Europe gathered in Glencree, Ireland.  Their purpose: to set about collectively charting a course of action to affirm their rights as citizens, their belief in Islam as a religion of peace, and plans for addressing prejudice and perceptions of Muslims across Europe.  And so the GAME Initiative was born……. Visit Mariposa for a glimpse into the world of GAME and theses young peacemakers in the raw.  MORE FOR THE YOUNG, Hello, Dear Enemy! On exhibit until September 15th, Featuring Picture Books for Peace and Humanity, a family-friendly interactive exhibit from the International Youth Library in Munich, Germany.


Announcing the newest acquisition for the New England Art Exchange in Depot Square; an original oil on canvas painting by well known Dublin Artist, Albert Quigley.  Gallery owner Ken Spector, is pleased to show this fine expressive winter landscape. This could very well be one of Quigley’s best work. Also showing, are 3 other Monadnock Region Painters, Charles Franklin Pierce, Peterborough, William Preston Phelps, Dublin, and William Karla of New Ipswich.  


Robin Oliver Fine Arts Studio, located in the corner of Wall Street, behind Steele’s —— Meet the artist and view her oil paintings with bright colors and expressive drawing. Robin Oliver is a plein air painter of the Monadnock region who also works along the coast of New England, in the White Mountains and in the south of France. Her work includes drawings and paintings of rural settings and urban scenes, as well as figures and still life.  Robin orients her image so as to bring the viewer into more intimate engagement with the subject. Of particular importance are the line and brushstroke, which convey the energy of nature. Her work speaks of the sensations the artist experiences when in dialogue with nature.


5). OPENING NIGHT OF SUMMERTIME MUSIC IN THE PARK:  Announcing the 7th year of Summertime Music in the Park, starting Friday, July 5th and every Friday until August 16th from 6pm to 7:30pm!  An amazing line up of wonderful bands/performers that will excite you, energize you and lift you to your feet!  This week’s featured musicians are the 

“Paul Klemperer and His NH Ensemble” featuring Saxophonist Paul Klemperer who is active in the Austin TX blues and Jazz scene.  Along with Paul, is Max Nunnemaker, Bass, Spencer Peery, Guitar: Gordon Peery, keyboard; and Garrett Cameron on drums.  known for their passionate performances, you will not be disappointed!

Bring your family, friends, neighbors and your blanket, picnic and settle in for the best summer entertainment, in the natural setting of Depot Park.  The concerts are free and open to the public, all welcome!  

5)  NEW SHOP IN TOWN


Louise York, owner of Twin Elm Farm Antiques in Peterborough, has set up a new shop in Downtown.  Wisteria Cottage has just opened up!   “A quaint cottage on School Street (behind Alice Blue) filled with one-of-a-kind items for your home and garden. Featuring antiques, watercolors, jewelry, and small furniture. New items added daily. 10% off anything except jewelry and watercolors!  Open until 8pm First Friday.”

First Friday in Downtown Peterborough August 2nd,  From 5PM - 7PM and Later …

Here are some of the merchants that invite you to join them:


Ava Marie's Chocolates and Ice Cream, Grove Street, Wonderfully locally, handcrafted chocolates and delicious ice cream 

perfect on a hot day to enjoy on the covered porch!


BodyWorks at Depot Square, Depot Street,------ A Mind Body Studio offering exceptional instruction, treatment and well being.  

$5 offer for a Vinyasa Flow Yoga class from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.    

Take advantage for the first time or return visit you will be healthier for it!


Bowerbird & friends, Depot Square, HOT BOOTS AND COOL FLOWERS.  Find the perfect flower arrangement and discover  Sauvage hand decorated boots, comfortable, fun to wear and complimentary to every style……try on a pair!


Cultural Cocoon Shop, Main Street,  Meander through for a World Shopping Experience, with one-of-a-kind handmade crafts from Asia, Africa and Latin America!   Along with textiles, jewelry, pottery, home decor and so much more……..


Dogs on Depot, Depot Square, Meet the owner, Megan Suokko, ask her about the Scrub & Grub Loyalty Program!  

After 5 groomings, you get $25 gift card to a choice of Downtown Peterborough Restaurants. What a Deal!  

Do not forget to bring your PET!!!!  


European Esthetics, Depot Square, European Esthetics will be offering Ladies Nail Polish Change for just $5, 

A fun thing to do with a friend, have a glass of wine and give those nails a little pop for summer. 

 All welcome.  Reserve your spot! RSVP at 924-9123

On the Patio —— Children’s Activity —— Free Outdoor Yoga

Start at 5:00pm and Jump into playful yoga poses through dance and music with Ditteke Ederveen-Gorman.  

Class is a unique way to introduce children to mindfulness activities!  Best for children ages 2-8 (younger & older siblings welcome)

YOGA FOR KIDS AND NAILS FOR MOM——FUN FOR EVERYONE!


Fry Fine Art, Grove Street, Manager and curator, Mindy Taylor invites you to view Evelien Bachrach, prints and paintings in the Pelletier Studio through October 27th.  Ms. Bachrach born and educated in the Netherlands, and has lived in NH since the 1980’s.  A teacher, an artist and an instructor, she has taught all around the world.  

Meet the Artist, enjoy complimentary refreshments.  Join the Opening Reception from 5pm to 7pm. 

In addition and on display is The Life and Work of Shirley and Numael Pulido, showing till September 29th.

Meander through the fine antiques, exquisite Chinese screens, handwoven Rugs and more.  


Gaia’s Blessings, Summer Street, The quaint shop is full of Spiritual Treasures, Crystals , Incense, Smudge, Gemstone Pendants & selection of Local Artist Jewelry. Ear piercings, custom jewelry, jewelry repairs, and SO MUCH MORE!

 For First Friday, Gaia’s is having a Mineral and Gemstone Tent Sale in the parking lot.


Gallery Walk, Offices at Depot Square (3rd Floor, elevator access, next to Hobbs) Open House for Exhibit STORYLINES, The Art of Visual Storytelling, featuring 6 Diverse and Dynamic Illustration artists from the Monadnock Region  

 Live Music by "Hot Mess" and Complimentary Refreshments 

Bob Askey, Marty Kelley, Corwin Levi, Jaime McGuigan, E.G. Peterson, Ann Putnam


Granite Block Art and Antiques, Main Street, Featuring Antiques, Contemporary Art Jewelry and much more! 

 Easy to find a gift for yourself or the special someone in your life!


Grove & Main Antiques, Grove Street,  Wonder the shop for wonderful gift ideas and unique selection of antiques.

 Easy to find something for anyone in your family!


Joseph's Coat, Grove Street, Summer GIFTS GALORE…….Always something new and tons of great finds! 


NEW BUSINESS Kate Treshinsky, PTA, LMT, CLT, 44 Main Street ——OUTDOOR MASSAGES! (On second floor if rain).  Relaxation, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage and Lymphatic Drainage.  Therapist since 2008, brings her physical therapy background into her practice to provide therapeutic results with every treatment.  

First Friday, Open House Special, offering 15 minute chair massage for $20


Knitty Gritty Yarn Shop, Depot Square, Offering Free Brioche Lessons — Don’t know what that is, come in and discover……. 

Drop in for "sip n stitch", discover the healthy benefits of knitting and crocheting

Beautiful locally made yarn with so many colors, you will have a hard time just choosing one!  

Mariposa Museum, Main Street, New Exhibit at cost, The GAME Initiative: Global Alliance of Muslims for Equality.  Offering a glimpse of the young people in peacemaking in the raw!  Outcome is uncertain, but change is deep and personal.  

"the more Muslim Europe becomes, the more anti-Muslim Europe becomes. The mission of GAME is to change that narrative.” – Padraig O’Malley

Also Showing:  MORE FOR THE YOUNG, Hello, Dear Enemy! On exhibit until September 15th, Featuring Picture Books for Peace and Humanity, a family-friendly interactive exhibit from the International Youth Library in Munich, Germany.


MacDowell Downtown, Bass Hall, at the Monadnock Center, Grove Street, Another double-bill evening.  Neil Mendoza an interdisciplinary/media artist combines sculpture, electronics and software. Using this medium, he explores themes of the absurd, the humorous, the futile and the surreal.

Janalyn Guo is the author of the collection Our Colony Beyond the City of Ruins. Her work has appeared in The Indiana Review, Denver Quarterly, The Collagist, Heavy Feather Review. While at MacDowell, she is at work on her first novel. 

 Doors open at 7pm, light refreshments will be served.


 Monadnock Humane Society, 3rd floor, 20 Depot Square, Enter to WIN a Kayak!  

Stop by and get your tickets ($10/each, $25/three) & information how to participate in the Walk for Animals on Sept. 21st!


New England Art ExchangeDepot Square, Owner, Ken Spector is showing off a recent acquisition, an original oil on canvas by well known  Dublin Artist, Albert Quigley.  of a fine expressive winter landscape by this important American painter.  

Also showing, are 3 other Monadnock Region Painters, Charles Franklin Pierce, Peterborough, William Preston Phelps, Dublin, and William Karla of New Ipswich.


Robin Oliver Fine Arts Studio, Main Street, tucked in the corner of Wall Street —— Meet the artist and view her oil paintings with bright colors and expressive drawing. Robin Oliver is a plein air painter of the Monadnock region who also works along the coast of New England, in the White Mountains and in the south of France. 


Peterborough Players Downtown, 2nd floor, Mariposa Museum, Main Street —— The Players are bringing Playwright and Director, Charles Morey, who will give a peek behind the curtain at the process of writing, and then directing his upcoming play Dumas’ Camille, from  August 14-25.  This will be the east coast premiere for this deeply romantic love story filled with some of the most beautiful music ever written, set at a rehearsal for Verdi’s La Traviata. 

 Admission is free, doors open at 5:30pm and the program begins at 6pm.


ReMarkable Shop, Main Street, Featuring antiques, gifts, clothing, home decor……everything is SO Remarkable!


Steele's Stationary, Main Street, Gifts, Stationery, Office Supplies and Fine Cigars.  

Check out the cool Tshirts!   Steele's always has what you need and more


Toadstool Bookshop, Depot Square, Independent book store with tons of awesome books!  


Underneath It All, Depot Square, Help Tammy Woodard, owner of the shop, contribute to “I SUPPORT THE GIRLS” 

Bring in your Old Retired BRAS and receive 10% off a new bra purchase. 

Welcome Summer with new colors, lovely lace and the coolest designs.  

You will be sure to find something for that special person, or just treat yourself! 


Vicuna Chocolates, Main Street, Award Winning Chocolate Factory.  Come for a taste, check out the factory space and stay for a while.  Chocolate Consumption is Healthy Throughout the Year…….. 

Back by popular demand, the Mocha Affogato! Sipping chocolate, espresso, and ice cream!

And if that was not enough……Have your Tarot Card Reading done by Amelia Shea.  Practiced since 1990, Amelia studied with the Centre for Psychological Astrology, London, Astrology University & the Four Winds Society. 15 minute Readings are $25.


NEW BUSINESS  Wisteria Cottage, School Street, Louise York, owner of Twin Elm Farm Antiques in Peterborough, has set up a new shop in Downtown. Wisteria Cottage has just opened up!  

 “A quaint cottage on School Street (behind Alice Blue) filled with one-of-a-kind items for your home and garden. Featuring antiques, watercolors, jewelry, and small furniture. New items added daily.  10% off anything except jewelry and watercolors!  Open until 8pm First Friday.”


First Friday Food & Drink In and Around The Square

After visiting the merchants, Enjoy a Bite!


Cooper's Hill Public House, School Street Open from 4pm - 1AM 

With Food available until 1am!  Over 180 different Whiskeys, Largest Whiskey Selection in NH!”



Harlow's Pub, Grove Street


Post & Beam Brewing, Grove Street


Thai Cafe, Grove Street


Twelve Pine, School Street, Depot Square


Waterhouse Restaurant and Bar, Depot Square


Ample free parking. For more information check www.shoppeterboroughnh.com.


Want to join the FIRST FRIDAY MERCHANTS?

Please contact Pelagia Vincent, pelagiavincent@earthlink.net.
          

Keene First Friday Art Hop


Keene First Friday Art Hop will turn our Main Street sidewalks and other public spaces into a celebration of art and culture. Enjoy indoor and outdoor cultural offerings and family activities.

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Interested in bringing First Friday Art Hop back? 

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