Main Street merchants offer entertainment and discounts
First Friday strikes early in the merry month of May this year, possibly as a mayday alert to rescue us all from the very long winter we just endured here. On Friday, May 2, an increasing number of Cold Spring Main Street merchants, galleries and restaurants are banding together under the First Friday banner, celebrating exhibit openings and offering discounts to patrons who ask at any participating establishment for the monthly password, which will provide the reduced prices to them.
Galleries staying open late, some with opening receptions for new exhibitions, are: Buster Levi Gallery; Gallery 66 NY; Marina Gallery and Terence Donovan.
For drinking and dining, it’s a “Buy One, Get One Free” deal at McGuires and 10 percent off at Cathryn’s Tuscan Grill.
Several of the newest shops on Main Street will stay open late, among them The General Store, Old Souls and Swing, joined by veterans Archipelago and Country Goose, which is offering a 10 percent discount to those buying anything that evening.
Craig Muraszewski, owner of Cold Spring General Store, is promoting First Fridays in collaboration with local merchants.
“We’re extremely excited and looking forward to First Fridays in Cold Spring being lively and exciting,” Muraszewski said. “Anything that helps bring the community a little closer together is wonderful. We’ll be serving complimentary beer, charcuterie, and cheese for every First Friday event. We’re hoping all the Cold Spring merchants will become involved.”