"GREENSBORO, N.C. (May 31, 2016) The second in the First Friday On The Block series will continue on June 3rd from 6-9pm. Elm Street from MLK to Lewis St. will be closed to traffic to make room for pop up music, interactive arts programming, food trucks, and beer and wine. 
Pedestrians will have full access to the area to enjoy programming coordinated synerG young Professionals, Downtown Greensboro, Inc. and ArtsGreensboro.

Other entertainment? We have plenty. The organizations are collaborating with Funky Funk NC - North Carolina's B-Boy talent that will showcase their skills and teach you a few in various short programs during First Friday; The Artist Bloc will be hosting art battles throughout the evening for kids,  Ambleside Gallery will be hosting a street gallery, the UNCG Art Truck will be out, there will be free cornhole and more. And of course, many of the Downtown businesses will be open late during the event!

Getting hungry and thirsty?  In the pedestrian area, we will have brews served by Gibbs Hundred, Natty Greene’s and Preyer Brewing and wine from The Grove Winery. Food trucks for the event include Chirba Chirba, Hickory Tree BBQ and Gnam Gnam Gelato. You can also check out any of the great downtown restaurants, bars and breweries!

Want to volunteer to help make these events a success through helping set up, check ids, serve beer and help with programming? Email

Next First Friday On The Blocks will be held July 1 and August 5.

Other First Friday Happenings:
·         GreenHill: Mary D. Williams performance
·         The Shop at GreenHill: Influence opening
·         CVA: 100 for 100
·         Urban Grinders: Chris Reeves’ Magnum Opus
·         Int’l Civil Rights Msm.: Urban line-dancing
·         Blue Denim: Artist Denise Landi
·         Chakras Spa: Artist Sarah McClinton w/ Kim Kennedy
·         Fahrenheit Kollectiv: Artist Ashley Vanore
·         Fire Salon: Bonnie and Chris Reed
·         Natty Greene’s: NEW limited-release draft & PupUP dog park
·         Elm Street (MLK to Lewis): First Friday on the Block
·         Artist Bloc: Art Battles for kids
·         UNCG Art Truck: Julia Caston’s Manifesto of Small Works
·         Vivid Interiors: Art Exhibit
·         CTG: Cinderella Kids
·         Elements Gallery: 5th-Anniversary celebration
·         Ambleside Gallery: Street gallery
·         ReAligned: More Cowbell
·         HQ Greensboro: Local painters & photographers
·         Urban Gardener: Flowers, Art & Music

·         The Forge: Makers in Action"

- A Press Release

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