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Peterborough First Friday

Every month, Downtown Peterborough will celebrate First Friday.  This month: First Friday in Downtown Peterborough is on September 3rd, from 5PM - 7PM and later.

Ample free parking. For more information check shoppeterboroughnh.com or contact Pelagia Vincent at pelagiavincent@earthlink.net.

“Last long weekend of the Summer……so start the Celebration”  the merchants of  Downtown Peterborough are opening up their doors late to welcome you!  Stroll around and discover the unique shops, restaurants and galleries all within easy walking distance.  Each location has something special …  From books to cigars to jewelry, and delicious pastries, chocolates, to original art, WE HAVE IT ALL.  Even a gift for that “four legged” male member of the family!  Partake of all that the area has to offer and then finish off the evening with dinner at one of the many restaurants in Downtown Peterborough.  Book an outdoor table and dine alfresco.  Thinking take out?  Lots of options available for you to take home. 


MOST IMPORTANTLY, YOUR SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT.  Every location will be following the State guidelines.  
We care about the wellness of our community and staff.

 Come out and support Local Artists, Local Businesses and Local Restaurants.  
 Ample free parking, handicap access.

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

NEW POP UP ART EXHIBIT — 20 Depot Street, Depot Square (old Sharon Arts Store) Featuring  Deb Caplan, known for her LineScapes of pen and ink sketches, will be exhibiting her sculptures.   
Another local favorite is Genevieve Groesbeck-Watson who will showcase her porcelain, one of a kind hand crafted works.  From bowls to wall hangings to jewelry --- all are exquisite!  
Bob Lindberg works with wood and reflects the designs of his Finnish/Swedish heritage.  Every piece is as unique as the tree from which it came.  His pieces are practical, useful and beautiful, ranging from cutting boards, bowls to pens.
Johniene Papandreas brings her Lucky Dogs! exhibit with prints/paintings of everybody’s best friend.
A lifelong naturalist, Sheila Williams creates beautiful Shaker and Native inspired baskets.  
Decorative and useful, her baskets can be used for everything!
This group of artists provide affordable, unique gift items for everyone on your list
and something to add to your personal collection.

Ava Marie's Chocolates and Ice Cream, Grove Street, Wonderfully locally, handcrafted chocolates and
delicious ice cream perfect on any day to enjoy!

at the Porch of Baker’s Station, Depot Square.  
Relax at the outdoor seating & listen to one of our favorite local bands.
DRAGONFLY:  Together since 2007, and hailing from Southern New Hampshire, this group of experienced musicians adds their special touch to an eclectic mix  of classic and new Rock, Blues, Folk, Swing, Country and more... with funky grooves, lots of soul and harmony!  You’ll hear songs you know and love and songs you don’t know, but will love! The group’s members consist of Judy Blake on vocals and percussion, Ken Hamshaw on guitar and vocals, and Danny Solomon on bass.…….You will not resist dancing along!

Dogs on Depot, Depot Square,
Check out the large selection of SEASONAL items for people to spoil their pets!

European Esthetics, Depot Square, Featuring First Friday Fall Makeup with clean skin care products to try on.  Enjoy a complimentary Makeup experience.  Brighten eyes, soften sunspots and feel more confident.
 Owner Ellen Smith, will guide you to what best work with your skin!  
First Friday special Walk-in Brow Wax $15.  Spoil Yourself with spa treatments, lotions, and personal products.  

GARY SHEPARD ART, Grove Street —— Local Artist Gary Shepard has located his art studio and exhibit gallery to Downtown!  You will find him working at his latest oil and/or watercolor piece at his new studio
(located next to Grove & Main).  
Check out all the talent that makes Gary one of our local “treasures”.  
Stop in, watch Gary paint and enjoy conversation.  

 “Hall of Puzzles” Offices at Depot Square (next to Hobbs) Open House for  COVID Puzzles Exhibit
Featuring over 50 hand done puzzles by Cy & Joyce Gregg during the year of COVID!  View scenes of Holiday Family Celebrations to Historical Locations, to Favorite Iconic Art!  There is a puzzle scene to be enjoyed by everyone.

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!

Joseph’s Coat, Grove Street, The store is a shopper’s paradise with quality handcrafted items and their stories!  The mission is think small and local in a global way……..while supporting craftspeople directly.  Everyone in your family will enjoy exploring the shop.  Live music in the shop for First Friday.

Knitty Gritty Yarn Shop, Depot Square,  Owner Laura Clayton is bringing back “sip and stitch” where you can work on a knitting project, sip a lovely beverage and enjoy the camaraderie!  
Check out the beautiful locally made yarn with so many colors, you will have a hard time just choosing one!
 Just in time for Fall, it will be hard to choose just one………

Monadnock Academy of Movement Arts, Grove Street, Will be celebrating the end of summer with
Open Mic Night at the LINK!  From 7pm to 8:30pm enjoy music, dance, poetry & much more…… Participants can sign up in advance at www.mamadancestudio.com or call 603-934-8900 This event is free and open to the public.

Peterborough Art Academy & Supplies, Depot Square, Find all you will need to create you next master piece!
 Art supplies, classes, summer art camps —— One stop shopping for Art!

Shakti Healing Arts, Depot Square, Enjoy a complimentary massage and biofield tuning samples!  Come see our healing temple, meet our practitioners, and treat yourself to a relaxing moment out of time……at 6:15pm, Sarah will lead a guided meditation to deliver you to serenity, inner connection, and balance throughout the body mind.  
A beautiful way to begin your weekend!

Steele’s Stationers, Main Street —— Gifts, Stationary, Office Supplies, Seasonal Decor and Fine Cigars.  You will enjoy exploring the Best Selection of Cigars in the Region!  Steele’s always has what you need and more . .

Toadstool Bookshop, Depot Square, Independent book store with tons of awesome books!
NEW STUDIO AND SHOP — Tria Yoga, Grove Street, Meet the studio owner and instructor, Cassandra Sullivan, ask questions about yoga classes, and take advantage of the shop’s End of Summer Sale!

Tribal Rugs by Hand, Depot Square, Featuring masterful “Wall Art” from different regions of the world.  
Enjoy exploring the many varieties of World Rugs.
Pillows, rugs, runners, so much to choose from and a great addition to your home!

Underneath It All, Depot Square, Owner Tammy Woodard, is featuring new colors, lovely lace and the coolest designs. “beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself” Coco Chanel.
 Food & Drink In and Around The Square
After visiting the merchants, Enjoy a Bite!

Cooper's Hill Public House, School Street Open for Dine In or Take Out from 4pm to 10pm

Post & Beam Brewing, Grove Street

Thai Cafe, Grove Street

Twelve Pine, School Street, Depot Square Open to 7pm

Waterhouse Restaurant and Bar,  —— Depot Square

The Local Crowd Monadnock - Mailing Address: 63 Emerald St. #114, Keene, NH 03431

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