First Friday Themes for 2016
February: 3rd Annual Chocolate Fest
March: Cabin Fever
April: Reading Partners (PARP) with Ballston Spa Elementary School PTAs
May: Student Art Exhibits
June: Farmers' Market
July: Music in the Park
August: Arts Fest
September: Fall Fun
October: School & Community Spirit
November: First Friday 12th Anniversary
December: Holiday Season
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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)
The First Friday Committee would like to thank the sponsors of the event, the BSBPA and Digital Imaging Technologies for their support.
Our appreciation to
Our judges-Town of Milton Supervisor Dan Lewza, Steve Williams from the Daily Gazette and Bernadette VanDeinse from the BSBPA
The chocolate chefs and member businesses for participating in the event
All the chocolate fans who came out to support the event!
January 2015 First Friday--Snowman decorating!