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.

November’s First Friday is November 3.

We’ll be celebrating the 13th Anniversary of First Fridays in Ballston Spa!

Stop in to one of our participating businesses to pick up a punch card, then visit four more to be entered in our raffle to win great prizes!

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 for First Friday, November 3 from 5-8. On display will be art by the Malta Avenue School’s 5th Grade Class.

Milton Ave. / Rt. 50

A Bead Just So

114 Milton Ave

(518) 309-4070

http://www.abeadjustso.com

Join us in celebrating the 13th Anniversary of First Fridays in Ballston Spa! LuLaRoe Consultant Sarah McMahon will be having a Pop-Up Shop from 4:00 – 8:30 pm, we will have complimentary mini carrot cupcakes, and you’ll enjoy 10% off your bead purchase when you show us your First Friday Fanatic pin, or purchase one for $1.00! Make sure you visit five participating businesses with your punch card, to be entered in the Anniversary Raffle to win great prizes – we’re giving away a $20.00 gift certificate!

Prospect St.

The Candle Collective

20 Prospect Street, Building 2, Suite 214, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

(518) 288-3695

http://candle-collective.com

We are joining the 13th Anniversary Celebration of First Fridays in Ballston Spa! Stop in and pick up a punch card at the studio and then visit four more to be entered in the raffle to win great prizes! We are giving away a $25.00 gift certificate as part of the Anniversary Raffle. Enjoy 10% off your candle purchase when you show us your First Friday Fanatic pin or purchase one for $1.00. Lucy’s Cupcake Corner will be at the studio with mini cupcake samples and cupcakes available to purchase.

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.


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