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June 3, 2016, 6-9 pm

Spotlighting Farmers'Market/Buy Local

In Wiswall Park:

Ballston Spa Community Band performance

Movie in the Park: "Inside Out" at dusk


First Friday Themes for 2016

July 1: Music in the Park

August 5: Arts Fest

September 2: Fall Fun

October 7: School & Community Spirit

November 4:  First Friday 12th Anniversary

December 2: Holiday Season

BSBPA Business/Non-Profit members--want to become a part of First Fridays?
Contact us at  firstfridays@ballston.org




May First Friday--Student Art Displays and a Ribbon Cutting:








Highlights for April's First Friday--PARP (Pick A Reading Partner)

In partnership with Ballston Spa School PTAs and St. Mary's School

Mystery readers all over town entertain families.

Thank you to all our volunteer readers!










2016 Chocolate Fest Winners!

Judges' Picks

Savory:  Zest

Sweet: Strolling Village Artisans (Heather Longacker)

Beverage:  Coffee Planet

Public's Picks

Savory: Zest

Sweet: Spa City Baking Co.

Beverage: Coffee Planet







The First Friday Committee would like to thank this year's Chocolate Fest sponsor,

for their support.  

Our appreciation to:

Our judges-Patty Mangino from Mangino Buick GMC, Nancy Fodera from the BSCSD School Board and Stacy Simmons from the BSBPA

The chocolate chefs and member businesses who participated in the event

The hundreds of chocolate fans who came out to support the event!

See you next year!





Some highlights from 2015 First Fridays


December 2015 First Friday








November 2015 First Friday



Ribbon Cutting at KidsFirst Child Care Center, Lynne's festive fall window, Open house at Excelsior Therapeutic Massage



October 2015 First Friday--School Pride window painting




September 2015 First Friday--sidewalk sales, a ribbon cutting and musical performance.





August 2015 First Friday--Ballston Spa Community Band and our last summer movie.




July's First Friday featured the free outdoor movie "Paddington", shown in Wiswall Park.



June 2015 First Friday highlights--

Celebrating Farmers' market vendors, ribbon cutting, Community Band performance and our first summer movie!




May 2015 First Friday: Student art on display and music in the air!








 April 2015 First Friday--Spa City Baking Co. Grand re-opening, Lynne's Candles window





Thank you to all our "mystery" readers who helped to make the March 2015 First Friday fun and enriching!







February's First Friday/Second Annual Ballston Spa Chocolate Fest results are in! 

This year there were Judges' Picks for each category along with Fan Favorites. 

The winners for the Judges' Picks are: 

Dessert: Corina's Contemporary Jewelry and Fine Crafts (Chocolate Raspberry Cheese Cake)

Savory: Zest (Chicken Mole)

Beverage: Coffee Planet (Tiramisu Mocha)

The winners for the Fan Favorites are:

Dessert:  Pearl's Pastries (Cappuccino Cream Cheese Brownies)

Savory: Zest (see above)

Beverage: Sunset Cafe (Chocolate Margarita)




January 2015 First Friday--Snowman decorating!








The Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association is a group of businesses and individuals working together to make Ballston Spa a great place to work, live and visit. The association works in conjunction with Village government and other groups to enhance our community.
The people of the Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association are proud of our community and we are working very hard to make a difference in Ballston Spa.