APRIL 20, 2018 - THINK SPRING!
April 20, 2018 is the next 3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury!
Spring has finally sprung, and 3rd Friday will be back outside – with artists and crafters filling the streets, live music on the Plaza, fun themes and special events! This month’s theme is Think Spring – so get ready for baby animals, environmental organizations, and sustainability initiatives!
On North Division Street, the Look Pretty Play Dirty Mobile Petting Zoo will be joining us once again to ring in spring in the best way –with animals! The Environmental Studies Association from Salisbury University will be Local environmental groups, and sustainability clubs from Salisbury University will be selling planters and bird houses.
The City of Salisbury will be out with updated recycling information, and Salisbury’s Green Team will be on hand with information on how Salisbury has become Bee City USA’s 100th affiliate- a national organization that fosters sustainable habitats for pollinators!
Green Team members and SU Students will also be joining forces to do a trash management test run ahead of the National Folk Festival in September – volunteers will be on hand to assist event-goers to properly sort trash, recycling and compostable materials – in an effort to make the event as close to zero waste as possible! Plus, don’t miss The Trash Monster – a visual representation of how much trash enters the City of Salisbury landfill every 30 minutes!
In the Downtown Visitor Center, check out Gardening with Ginny Rosenkranz hosted by the Downtown Visitor Center, where you can speak with a master gardner and learn some gardening basics, plus start some seeds for your garden! Right out front you can check out animals from the Salisbury Zoo, and the Environmental Studies Association from Salisbury University will be selling planters and bird houses made out of recycled items. Plus, across Route 50, and down Broad Street, the Chipman Cultural Center will be open from 5pm – 7:30pm offering tours!
On the Plaza, artists and crafters fill the streets, and there will be live music by The Uprizing! The Salisbury Jaycees will be pouring local craft beer and wine, with tips going to a local environmental group.
The plaza has been decorated by the Child Advocacy Center in blue, and with pinwheels, in honor of April being Child Abuse Awareness month. Plus, be sure to stop by St. Peter’s Church for church tours, hotdogs, hamburgers, and water gun target shooting game for the kids! St. Peters will also be selling 250th anniversary items, like mugs, t-shirts, car magnets and more!
In the Gallery Building, Salisbury University Art Galleries – Downtown Campus will be showing the exhibit titled Brave New Earth. Contemporary artists take new approaches to perceiving and understanding our changing natural world – to investigate melting, sinking, and climate extremes. Salisbury University Art Galleries – Downtown Campus is located on the Plaza level of the Gallery Building past Maya Bella’s Pizzeria. On the lower level of Gallery Building, Salisbury Art Space is officially re-open for business, complete with a current show highlighting the work of their instructors! Be sure to stop by as they kick of their 65th year!
The shops and businesses are ready for spring with special events planned! It’s Kuhn’s Jewelers 165th Anniversary Sale, with all in stock jewelry 30% off! Barefoot Baby is ready for spring with special sales, and a nature scavenger hunt for the kids! Cake Art is hosting Create-Your-Own-Cupcake night, plus special springtime cupcake flavors will be available! Season’s Best Antiques will be open with special sales up to 75% off! Check out the Barred Up Youth Poetry Slam hosted by Fenix Youth Project in the all new Daily Times Headquarters from 6-8pm.
The downtown bars and restaurants are ready with live music for 3rd Friday! Roadie Joe’s Bar and Grill will live music by Smooth and Remy from 5:30 – 8:30pm, and late night jams with DJ Outlaw. Brew River Restaurant and Bar will have live music by the Bonedaddies from 6-10pm and On the Edge from 9:30 until close! Market Street will have late night jams by DJ Juan, and Mojo's will be DJ Vybe.
Downtown Trolley service will start earlier at 5 p.m. in front of the Guerrieri Academic Commons and will run until 7 p.m. Service will resume later that night at 9 p.m. and run until 2 a.m. Boarding is free with a Gull Card or $1 otherwise and will bring you from Salisbury University and surrounding areas to Downtown Salisbury.
New this month - 3rd Friday's footprint will be expanded to include the stretch of road in front of the Acorn Market, and Angello's Unique Gifts. This will give us more room for activities, and more room for vendors with pop-up tents! However, this means road closures. Road closures can be expected at 3PM on the Plaza (intersection of Main Street, and Division Street), at Mill Street and W. Main Street, and at Calvert Street and W. Market Street. As in years past, the block of N. Division Street between Church Street and AMin Street will close at 4PM.
3rd Friday is a downtown economic development initiative and a project of the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District in partnership with The City of Salisbury.
To be a vendor at 3rd Friday you must be an artist, crafter or non-profit organization, and you must pre-register by emailing a description of what you hope to set-up to 3rdFridaySby@gmail.com