First Fridays

First Friday events are held on the First Friday of every month from 6-9 pm.  Enjoy special happenings in many downtown shops, restaurants and galleries including live music, art displays and demonstrations, refreshments and featured shop promotions.

October’s First Friday is October 6 from 6:00-9:00 pm.

We’ll be celebrating Ballston Spa School and Community Pride, to kick off the Ballston Spa School District’s Homecoming Week of October 9-14.

Thank you for supporting our downtown businesses every month!

First Fridays is proudly brought to you by the Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association.

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First Friday Locations


Front / Low / Charlton St.

Saratoga County Historical Society @ Brookside Museum

6 Charlton St., Ballston Spa, NY 12020

(518) 885-4000

http://www.brooksidemuseum.org

Join us Friday, October 6th from 5-8pm. Stop by to see Ballston Spa Year Books from years past and class photos from the 1920’s. Also on display, paintings by Shannon Wilson and photography by Cathy Hall.

Milton Ave. / Rt. 50

National Bottle Museum

76 Milton Avenue

(518) 885-7589

http://www.nationalbottlemuseum.org

The Oakroom Artists Fall show in the JRM Artists’ Space.

Whitehouse Restaurant

93-95 Milton Avenue

(518) 885-6797

http://whitehouseny.com

Enjoy our famous Whitehouse Pizza, only available on First Fridays, 5–9 p.m., Eat In or Take Out! Lunch menu also available.

A Bead Just So

114 Milton Ave

(518) 309-4070

http://www.abeadjustso.com/

Don’t miss October’s First Friday! LuLaRoe consultant, Sarah McMahon, will be here for a Pop-Up Boutique, and we’ll be offering 10% off your purchase when you show us your “First Friday Fanatic” button, or purchase one for a dollar!

Washington & Malta Ave.

Ballston Area Community Center

20 Malta Ave

(518) 885-3261

http://www.ballstonareacc.org

Bring the kids! and enjoy our facility at BACC. We will be doing arts & crafts, gym games, snacks and much more. The age group is 5-13. The cost is $10 per child to drop off or free if the parents stay. Our hours will be 6-9 pm. Our facility is located on 20 Malta Ave (up the hill from the public parking)

The BACC will also be holding an FREE introduction to ZUMBA. Please join us on Friday, October 6.  Zumba is held every Wednesday night from 6-7 at the community center. Bring a friend and check us out.

Prospect St.

The Candle Collective

20 Prospect Street, Building 2, Suite 214

(518) 288-3695

http://www.candle-collective.com

This month’s First Friday theme is Ballston Spa School Pride! Show off your Scottie colors and receive 10% off your candle creation.
Lucy’s Cupcake Corner will be at the studio with cupcakes to sample and purchase. There will also be live music with local musician Angela Capuano from 6-7 pm.

Route 67

Ribbon Cutting-Armer Funeral Home 50th Anniversary

39 East High Street Ballston Spa, NY 12020

(518) 885-6181

http://www.armerfuneralhome.com

Longtime family-owned Ballston Spa mainstay, Armer Funeral Home, Inc.,  is celebrating its 50th year in business. Join us for an anniversary/milestone ribbon cutting event at 6 pm at 39 East High Street.

News


May First Friday–Ribbon Cutting, Student Artwork and Tasty Treats

May’s First Friday saw a celebration of student artists with displays in several venues throughout downtown.  We also officially welcomed CMK & Associates Real Estate to the village with a ribbon cutting, joined by the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County. ” ngg_triggers_display=”never” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]


April First Friday “Pick A Reading Partner” Photos

April’s First Friday brought out families to visit many of our downtown businesses and enjoy listening to readers, as we celebrated “Pick A Reading Partner Night” with Ballston Spa elementary schools.  Thank you to all our “mystery readers” who volunteered their time and to all the venues who hosted them! ” ngg_triggers_display=”never” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]


April First Friday Mystery Readers Wanted!

The Pick A Reading Partner (PARP) Reading Celebration is Friday, April 7 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.   The event is being coordinated by the Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association, First Friday business participants and the local elementary schools and PTAs.   PARP is a program designed to encourage parents, family members and friends to read to… Read more »


Ribbon Cutting for Avon Products/Team Best–New Location!

On March 3, 2017, the BSBPA celebrated with a ribbon cutting to mark the grand re-opening of Avon Products/Team Best’s new, larger location at 102 Milton Avenue. Joining us, along with owners Darryl & Sherry Best and Heather Couvertier, were Ballston Spa mayor John Romano, Chamber of Southern Saratoga County’s Pete Bardunias, BSBPA board members, fellow… Read more »


2017 Chocolate Fest–How Sweet It Was!

Hundreds came out on a chilly February evening to stroll the village and sample a delicious assortment of chocolate specialties offered by chocolate chefs, ranging from sweet to savory to beverages.  Visitors also enjoyed art shows, special sales and music on the First Friday. The competition for our taste buds was fierce!  Here are our… Read more »


2017 Chocolate Fest Premier Sponsor

We are proud to announce Prolific Marketing as our Premier Event Sponsor for our 4th Annual Chocolate Fest, First Friday, February 3rd, from 6-9pm. Thank you to this wonderful team for their support!


2017 Chocolate Fest Application

Prospective chocolate chefs for the 2017 Chocolate Fest, please read the entry information, and print, fill out and return the application, along with your $15 application fee to BSBPA/2017 Chocolate Fest, PO Box 386, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.  Any questions, please contact the First Friday committee: firstfridays@ballston.org.


Chocolate Fest 2017 is coming!

The 4th Annual Ballston Spa Chocolate Festival is coming up on First Friday, February 3rd, 2017 from 6-9pm. Below is all the info about the event for businesses and those interested in being a Chocolate Chef in the festival. What is Chocolate Fest? As part of our monthly First Friday Events, we will continue to… Read more »