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Virtual First Friday
May 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
April showers bring May art… that’s the saying right? Well, in downtown Dayton it is…
This month, First Fridays remains an online, virtual edition of our monthly “First Friday” events in downtown Dayton.
To bring some color and light into our worlds that have mostly consisted of the four walls of our living rooms, we’re partnering with our local downtown Dayton arts community members to showcase how artists have been creatively working during the “stay at home” orders.
Schedule a “virtual date” with friends or family to interact with the Virtual First Friday together, while apart.
– Order a takeout or delivery meal from one of the dozens of downtown restaurants committed to serving our community and keeping employees paid during this time.
– -Shop from a local retailer who might not be able to have you in their store, but has a full lineup of goods and gift cards for sale online.
– Explore a local museum, art gallery or theater group through a virtual tour of their interactive online posts, current displays or past works.
Check out the full list of offerings below:
——————–FOOD AND DRINKS————————
Find the listing of more than 60 of our downtown eateries and breweries that remain OPEN* for *delivery *carryout and *order online here: www.downtowndayton.org/OPEN
——————–VIRTUAL SHOP LOCAL———————
There are many ways our community can support local businesses. We’ve put together a list of downtown retail and service businesses that remain open in some way here: https://www.downtowndayton.org/open-retail/
Find special offers on gift cards going on at these retailers below:
Edward A. Dixon Gallery: More info to come
Downtown Dayton Public Art Walk: use our interactive Avenza maps tour to walk or bike along a route of the public murals on downtown Dayton buildings. https://www.downtowndayton.org/things-to-do/self-guided-tours/
Picture Perfect Paint Parties pick up supplies for a paint party https://www.pictureperfectpaintparties.com/events/virtual-paint-art-parties
The Dayton Art Institute – The DAI is offering many of its programs online, as well as ways to view its art virtually.
Dayton Dance Initiative — Info to come
—————-VIRTUAL MUSIC AND FILM—————-
The NEON The movie theater is closed, but they will still continue to offer the latest in award-winning independent cinema. For the price of a “virtual ticket,” you’ll get to screen a movie at home that isn’t available on any other streaming platform.
Manuel Creative Arts Academy Online Music and Dance Classes https://www.facebook.com/ManuelCreativeArtsAcademy/
————VIRTUAL FITNESS and FIT CLASSES ————-
YOGA XTC https://www.facebook.com/yogaxtc1008/
Speakeasy Yoga classes http://www.speakeasydayton.com/livestream
Space Three classes
Snap Fitness classes https://stayfit.fod247.fitness/snapfitness/login.html
RINSE CYCLE DAYTON classes https://www.facebook.com/rinsecycledayton/
2020 Virtual Bike Month — practicing physical distancing, you can still get out and explore downtown Dayton