First Friday in Cold Spring Arrives on May 2

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.”

One thought on “First Friday in Cold Spring Arrives on May 2

  1. Kudos to Craig for taking the lead on this. That being said, this is the first I’m hearing about any attempt to get the merchants involved, even though I’ve always thought this was a good idea ever since First Friday began. I think that if more merchants were made aware of this opportunity, they would participate. If this event is to be a success, we need as many shops as possible to stay open late. Why not put out some kind of flyer or postcard? For that matter, we should be publicizing the event however we can just as Beacon’s merchants have successfully marketed their Second Saturdays. Why are we just finding out about Cold Spring’s event on such short notice? If there’s any way we can help or get more details about who to contact, please post them here. Many thanks to those who are trying to make it work.

    P.S.: This further exemplifies why we so desperately need new street lighting on Main Street and vicinity. I hope the new trustees will make this a priority.