5 Places You Need To Go For June First Friday

First off.. What’s First Friday? Well, it’s a new monthly event held on the first Friday of each month to celebrate the local arts. There’s a bunch of local businesses and galleries participating so it’s a great opportunity to discover a side to Cortland you might have not known about. But don’t forget it’s June 3rd, (today as I’m writing this) from 5pm-8pm!
So who’s doing what? There will be activities all over Cortland, but in particular you should check out these locations. Don’t forget to check out this link for even more First Friday fun!

Magpie Custom Creations

75 E Court St.

Another awesome place to check out is Magpie over at the Cortland Corset building! They’ll be having their first open house for the brand new Magpie’s nest Classroom. Plus there will be food and drinks, music from local musicians and more! Plus meet the artist Quentin Bartholomew and check out her amazing artwork at Magpie!


110 Tompkins Street

Over at The Vault there will be a Plein Air Paint out! What’s that? It’s outdoor painting! The plein air comes from the french phrase “en plein air” that means open air. You will need to bring your own easels, paints and brushes or any other medium of your choice, but this is a great chance to meet other artists, have fun and try something new!

Cortland Free Library

32 Church Street

Meet the artist Christa Boice at Cortland Free Library from 5:30pm to 8:00pm and admire her art in the library’s gallery. Now’s your chance to ask questions if your an aspiring artist yourself.

Center for the Arts

72 South Main St. Homer

Watch is silent movie with a twist…live music accompaniment! Center for the Arts is showing Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror, a 1922 German silent horror movie by F. W. Murnau, which is based off the Dracula novel by Bram Stoker. The Magnetic Pull is performing an original score. The show begins at 7pm with a 5$ donation.

Another place you should check out is Cortland Prevention Resources, where you can meet Jim Pelton who is giving free Reiki (which is a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being according to google) to whoever wants it! Plus there will be artwork from local artists to admire.

Author: Claudia Kolts

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