Extending the summer fun of the Fourth of July, the First Fridays Art Walk on July 6 will feature live art and interactive art activities, free bike bells at The Workshop (for the first 150 attendees), a Tattoo-a-Thon at Long Beach Clothing Company, classic cars, face painting, a big brass band, a jazz band, Mr. BK DJ, live clay work, swing and classical music, dramatic scenes and musical revues, music-student recitals, gift items, and antiques.
Boy Scout Troop 29 will host a formal flag-retirement ceremony at 8pm in the parking lot of Nino’s Italian Restaurant, 3853 Atlantic Ave. The public can drop off old, ripped, or discolored American flags to the troop beginning at 6pm and then watch the solemn flag burning ceremony at 8pm.
Seventh District Councilmember James Johnson’s “First Books at First Fridays” at the Dana Branch Library will feature guest reader, Glenda Williams, director of Library Services. The event will begin at 5:30pm.
Attendees may dine on “Art-Lantic” Avenue at one of the local restaurants then grab the Big Red Bus to travel from venue to venue via designated stops at the participating businesses.
Bella Cosa, 3803 Atlantic Ave., will have all the information about First Fridays, maps, business info, and restaurant recommendations from 6:30pm to 8pm.
When the businesses start to close, “First Fridays After Hours” begins with dining and entertainment at: Nino’s Italian Restaurant, 3853 Atlantic Ave.; The Factory, 4020 Atlantic Ave.; and E.J. Malloy’s, 4306 Atlantic Ave.