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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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Peterborough First Friday

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



Peterborough Players Comes Downtown to Mariposa Museum —— Join the Peterborough Players at the Mariposa Museum for First Fridays beginning in June. At the inaugural event Artistic Director, Gus Kaikkonen, will introduce the 2019 Summer Season and popular company members, Bridget Beirne and Tom Frey, will perform Friday, June 7th 6:00 – 7:00pm at the Mariposa Museum in Peterborough.  Kaikkonen will preview the upcoming 86th summer season which offers a wide variety - from classic drama and good comedy, to the best of contemporary theatre, an East Coast premiere, and a popular musical. It’s a season featuring plays by two local playwrights with national recognition, and is filled with incredibly strong female roles, bringing back Players’ favorites Bridget Beirne, Lisa Bostnar, Rebecca Brinkley, Dale Hodges, Becky London, Kathy Manfre and Carolyn Michel among others.  Beirne and Frey will discuss how the Players helped draw them from their long-time residence in New York to a home in Peterborough, as well as perform a brief excerpt from a favorite play.  "We look forward to welcoming friends downtown,” says Managing Director, Keith Stevens. “This incredibly generous community is so supportive of the Players; we love having the opportunity to step outside the barn and into the beautiful space at the Mariposa Museum for this program.”

SIX GALLERIES, THREE OPENINGS, 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. 

Peterborough Town House, will be featuring Peterborough at Work, a new Photo Exhibit located in the Stairwell of the Town House.  Opening Reception from 5pm to 7pm.  The exhibit provides a glimpse into the working lives of men and women in Peterborough during the late 1800s and early 1900s. It documents some of the most common vocations of the time and shows how workers spent their days earning a living.  While the nature of work has changed dramatically over the last hundred years, similarities exist with today’s workforce. In times of rapid technological change, the industrious men and women of Peterborough have found necessary and innovative ways to support themselves and their families. The public is welcome and the event is free.This Exhibit is Sponsored by the Peterborough Heritage Commission.

Fry Fine Art, manager and curator, Mindy Taylor invites you to the New Gallery Exhibition till June 28th —— BY THE SEA. Incredible collection on display for the first time, of sea-inspired paintings by William Trost Richards, Alfred Thompson Bricher, William Louis Sonntag, Morris Hall Pancoast, Robert Daughters, Louis Kronberg and William Preston Phelps.  A show not to be missed.  Make sure you take a look outside the picture windows overlooking the River…….beautiful every season!
In addition for First Friday, Meet the Local Artist, Chris Reid now showing at the Pelletier Studio.  Chris will be on hand from 5pm with an ART DEMO showing her process of plein air painting.  A great time to watch the how she creates her masterpieces…….

Another 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 painting measures 14x20 inches and framed in one of his own hand carved frames, signed on the lower right corner.  This could very well be one of Quigley’s best work. Also, take a look at the many other pieces that grace the walls of this lovely gallery at the foot of Depot Park.

Working with the Thing in the Spring, Sharon Arts Gallery has presents Shaina Gates and Anna Von Mertens, two New Hampshire based artists with national acclaim.  Gates and Von Mertens use carefully rendered drawings to examine and subvert language in our contemporary environment.  Gates makes graphite drawings of text collage, torn, pasted, and folded to reveal new meanings, while Von Mertens grapples with the world of emojis and their implications when words are stripped away.  Opening Reception for the show is First Friday, from 5pm to 7pm.  Complimentary refreshments provided.  Lauryn Welch, Gallery Director, will be on hand to answer questions and provide you insight with upcoming summer exhibits.

The 2019 season of MacDowell Downtown is well on the way!  This always-free public event happens at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture.  Please join us for another double-bill evening:  Two non-fiction writers take the stage discussing their work and creative processes.  Elizabeth de Souza is a writer and educator whose work explores the mystifying link between artistic genius, culture, and mental health. She has an MFA in creative writing from George Mason University, and her essays have appeared or won awards in "Callaloo," "Solstice Literary Magazine," and "Cutbank Literary Journal.”  Ben Mauk is a freelance writer and journalist based in Berlin, where he directs the Berlin Writers' Workshop. His work appears in The New York Times Magazine, Harper's, and The New Yorker, among other publications. He was a finalist for the 2018 National Magazine Award in feature writing and in 2019 he received the inaugural Jamal Khashoggi Award for Courageous Journalism. He is working on a book of reportage, travel, and history.  Doors open at 7pm, Program begins at 7:30pm Light refreshments will be served.                                          
                                        
First Friday in Downtown Peterborough June 7th,  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 perfect gift for the
Father/Grandfather in your family!

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!

Cultural Cocoon Shop, Main Street,  Meander through the rooms 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……..

NEW OWNER/NEW BUSINESS, Dogs on Depot, Depot Square, Kick Off Summer with fresh squeezed Lemonade and yummy snacks!
Saxy Chef Pies give aways….Donation basket and proceeds of snack bar for the Monadnock Humane Society. Meet the New 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, You are Invited to join us for a Facial Bar!  Moms and Teens will have hands-on facial cleanse, mask and hydrating cream.  15 minute sessions available between 5pm to 7pm RSVP for a spot 924-9123

Fry Fine Art, Grove Street, Meet the Artist and Art Demo by Chris Reid.  Known for her landscapes and still life paintings. Art New England describes her work as being “rich in color” and her landscapes have been praised for the “powerful abstract elements.”
View the many pieces inspired by nature, rhythm, shadow and light that creates the brilliance of Chris’s work. 
Meander through the fine antiques, exquisite Chinese screens, handwoven Rugs and more. 

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 the Father/Grandfather in your family!

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

NEW BUSINESS Kate Treshinsky, PTA, LMT, CLT, 44 Main Street, 2nd floor -----Relaxation, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage and Lymphatic Drainage.  Kate, 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! 

MacDowell Downtown, Bass Hall, at the Monadnock Center, Grove Street, Another double-bill evening with two non-fiction writers discussing their work and creative process.  Elizabeth de Souza explores the mystifying links of mental health and
 Ben Mauk, based in Berlin is working on a reportage, travel and history.  Doors open at 7pm, light refreshments will be served.
            
Mariposa Museum, Main Street, Gift Shop open, 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.

Monadnock Humane Society, 3rd floor, 20 Depot Square, Enter to WIN a plush toy Boston Terrier!  Free drawing for three lucky winners…..
Be sure to pick up a free dog food sample, compliments of One-Stop Country Pet Supply.  Special thanks to Douglas Toys for donating the great plush toys.

New England Art Exchange, Depot Square, Owner, Ken Spector is showing off the most 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.  This could very well be one of Quigley’s best work. Take time to visit the Gallery with 19th and 20th century painting and original prints on display.

Peterborough Art Academy, Depot Square, Bring your creative Kid ages 4-8 to paint a mini art book!  Check out the Summer Art Camp programs for kids and teens.  Be sure to save your spot, they book fast!

Peterborough Community Theatre, School Street —  Tolkien — Story of the young J.R.R. and his experiences that later inspired him to write the classic fantasy novels “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings”.Rated PG13 running time 1 hour 52 min.  Doors open at 6:15pm, Movie Starts 7pm

Peterborough Town House, Grove Street, Will be featuring Peterborough at Work, a new Photo Exhibit located in the Stairwell of the Town House.  The exhibit provides a glimpse into the working lives of men and women in Peterborough during the late 1800s and early 1900s.  Open House Reception from 5pm to 7pm, Free and Open to the public.  Sponsored by the Peterborough Heritage Commission.
Peterborough Players Downtown, 2nd floor, Mariposa Museum, Main Street ----At this inaugural event Artistic Director, Gus Kaikkonen, will introduce the 2019 Summer Season and popular company members, Bridget Beirne and Tom Frey, will perform.  Program begins at 6:00 – 7:00pm.

Sharon Art Center and Galleries, Depot Square, The Gallery has Making the Rules: Thing in the Spring Opening Reception from 5pm to 7pm! Presenting Shaina Gates and Anna Von Mertens, two New Hampshire based artists with national acclaim.  Gates makes graphite drawings of text collage, torn, pasted, and folded to reveal new meanings, while Von Mertens grapples with the world of emojis and their implications when words are stripped away.  Refreshments provided.  The Gift Shop open late and offering handmade jewelry, to one of a kind scarves to fine ceramic,
You will find unique and colorful gifts for all your Father's Day needs!

                        Steele's Stationary, Main Street, Gifts, Stationery, Office Supplies and Fine Cigars.  Check out the cool NH Tshirts?  
                                            Steele's always has what you need and more…...

Tribal Rugs by Hand, Depot Square, Do you know how to recognize a hand knotted from a hand woven or Machine made rug? 
Owner, Michaela Chelminski will show you and make you an “expert”!  Enjoy exploring the many varieties of World Rugs.

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” organization! 
Bring in your Old Retired BRAS and receive 10% off a new bra purchase. Welcome Spring with new colors, lovely lace and the coolest designs. 
You will be sure to find something for that special person, or just treat yourself!

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!  Try our special "First Friday Flatbread!"
Or one of 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 shoppeterboroughnh.com.

Want to join the FIRST FRIDAY MERCHANTS?
Please contact Pelagia Vincent, pelagiavincent@earthlink.net.

             


Want to join the FIRST FRIDAY MERCHANTS?
Please contact Pelagia Vincent, pelagiavincent@earthlink.net.

             


Want to join the FIRST FRIDAY MERCHANTS?
Please contact Pelagia Vincent, pelagiavincent@earthlink.net.

             


Want to join the FIRST FRIDAY MERCHANTS?
Please contact Pelagia Vincent, pelagiavincent@earthlink.net.

             


Want to join the FIRST FRIDAY MERCHANTS?
Please contact Pelagia Vincent, pelagiavincent@earthlink.net.

             


Want to join the FIRST FRIDAY MERCHANTS?
Please contact Pelagia Vincent, pelagiavincent@earthlink.net.

             

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