First Friday Even to Welcome SFMOMA

Published on Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Written by Los Altos Town Crier Staff – Town Crier Report

SFMOMA

 

Youth art headlines this week’s First Friday event in downtown Los Altos, scheduled 6-8 p.m. Friday. The theme, “Los Altos Youth Art Exhibit Welcomes SFMOMA,” reflects the contemporary art pieces created by local Los Altos elementary, middle and high school students that will be displayed in stores around town.

The displays welcome SFMOMA’s mobile exhibition, scheduled to open Nov. 8 in various downtown locations. At right, Kristine Bardman and Kimberly Dickerson, art docent coordinator for the Los Altos School District, prepare for the exhibit.

The student art installation connects Los Altos/Los Altos Hills Community Values Youth, Los Altos Forward’s First Friday, downtown merchants, Los Altos Rotary, students, families and the community at large. Each student who submits art will receive a $5 gift certificate from Know Knew Books at 366 State Street and a flashing yellow star, sponsored by Nature Gallery, to wear for recognition during the evening.

During First Friday events, pedestrians browse and shop at shops and galleries downtown, many of which provide discounts, refreshments and beverages. Musicians set up throughout downtown. This month’s lineup includes Los Altos Youth Chamber Ensemble, The Sunday Seven, Fully Funded, Black Mountain Radio and the Quarter Tones.

The First Friday headquarters at the Nature Gallery, 296 State St. will provide information about the event and refreshments.

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First Friday in Downtown Los Altos on November 1st, from 6-8pm

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You’re invited to the First Friday festivities in Downtown Los Altos on November 1st, 2013 from 6-8pm.   This month the theme is “Los Altos Youth Art Exhibit Welcomes SFMOMA”.  Contemporary art pieces created by local Los Altos elementary, middle, and high school students will be displayed in stores as a welcome for the SF MOMA exhibit that will open on November 8th in Downtown Los Altos.

This project connects Los Altos/Los Altos Hills Community Values Youth, Los Altos Forward’s First Friday, downtown merchants, Los Altos Rotary, students, families and the community at large.  This evening’s event is meant to appreciate the youth in our community.  Each student that submits art will get a $5 gift certificate from Know Knew books at 366 State Street and a flashing yellow star, sponsored by Nature Gallery, to wear for recognition during the evening.

During the First Friday you can browse and shop at the open stores and galleries, many providing First Friday discounts and scrumptious refreshments and beverages.  While strolling, listen to creative musicians throughout downtown. Some of this month’s lineup includes:

  • Los Altos Youth Chamber Ensemble
  • The Sunday Seven
  • Fully Funded
  • Black Mountain Radio

The First Friday headquarters will be at the Nature Gallery, 296 State Street from 6 – 8:30 pm.  Come here to get information about the First Friday (and refreshments).

Mark your calendar for this fun evening, beginning at 6pm. And as always, over 20 downtown restaurants will be open and serving a wide selection of cuisines.  There is plenty of free parking.

First Fridays are sponsored by the following generous merchants and organizations:

  • Gold Sponsors:  BK Collections, Los Altos Community Chiropractic, Los Altos Community Foundation, Los Altos Town Crier, Los Altos Downtown Property owners, Nature Gallery, Passerelle Investment Company, and Wilbur Properties.
  • Silver Sponsors:  Area 151, Bumble Café, Fast Frame, Fiesta Vallarta, Gallery 9 Los Altos, Los Altos Hardware, Lulu’s, Play Los Altos, Red Racer Hobby Shop, The Alley Burgerhouse, and The Makery.

Some of the participating merchants include:

  • Adventure Toys
  • Apricot Lane
  • Area 151
  • Assistance League of Los Altos Costume Bank
  • Atelier Gray
  • Barbara Small, Esq. and Chico Myers, Esq. and 166 Main Attorneys
  • Baskin Robbins Los Altos
  • BK Collections
  • Bumble Café
  • Gallery 9 Los Altos
  • Gourmet Works
  • H&H Pumpkin Patch
  • JB&B Jewelers
  • Nature Gallery
  • On Your Mark
  • Peninsula Beauty Supply
  • Play Los Altos
  • Present
  • Red Racer
  • The Botanist
  • The Makery
  • Viewpoints Gallery
  • Village Stationers
  • Yum Yum Tree

First Fridays are organized by Los Altos Forward, a volunteer group dedicated to promoting vibrancy in our downtown.  First Fridays are one of the group’s initiatives and provide a fun, social, and community-building evening for residents of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and surrounding communities. For more information about First Fridays visit losaltosfirstfriday.org or email info@losaltosfirstfriday.org .

Los Altos Forward is a program of the Los Altos Community Foundation, www.losaltoscf.org .

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Oktoberfest Activities during First Friday

Published on Wednesday, 02 October 2013
Written by Los Altos Town Crier Staff – Town Crier Report

First Friday festivities are scheduled 6-10 p.m. Friday in downtown Los Altos.

The evening will feature activities for all ages. Visitors are invited to browse and shop at the open stores and galleries, many of which offer First Friday discounts as well as complimentary refreshments.

Live entertainment will include performances by Transitive Closure, The 37th Parallel, Jonathan Luxton, the Los Altos Chamber Players, The Potentials and harpist Katherine Healzer.

In celebration of Oktoberfest, a beer and wine garden will be open 8-10 p.m. on the patio behind the Costume Bank at 169 State St. Sunday Seven, a Bavarian band, is slated to perform. For information, programs and registration for the monthly drawing, visit the First Friday headquarters 6-8:30 p.m. behind the Costume Bank.

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First Friday planned in Downtown Los Altos on October 4th, from 6-10pm

You’re invited to the First Friday festivities in Downtown Los Altos on October 4th, 2013 from 6-10pm.   The evening packs in great activities for visitors of all ages.  You can browse and shop at the open stores and galleries, many providing First Friday discounts and scrumptious refreshments and beverages.  While strolling, listen to creative musicians throughout downtown. Some of this month’s lineup includes:

  • Transitive Closure
  • The 37th Parallel
  • Jonathan Luxton
  • Los Altos Chamber Players The Potentials
  • Katherine Healzer, Harpist

This First Friday will also have a festive Bier and Weingarten from 8-10pm behind the Costume Bank, 169 State St.  There will be a fun Bavarian band, snacks, and plenty of beverages.  Come on over after you’ve enjoyed the First Friday activities.

The First Friday headquarters is in the same location as the Bier and Weingarten, behind the Costume Bank at 169 State Street.  Come here to pick up programs, get information, and register for the drawing.

Mark your calendar for this fun evening, beginning at 6pm. And as always, over 20 downtown restaurants will be open and serving a wide selection of cuisines.  There is plenty of free parking.

First Fridays are sponsored by the following generous merchants and organizations:

  • Gold Sponsors:  BK Collections, Los Altos Community Chiropractic, Los Altos Community Foundation, Los Altos Town Crier, Los Altos Downtown Property owners, Nature Gallery, Passerelle Investment Company, and Wilbur Properties.
  • Silver Sponsors:  Area 151, Assistance League of Los Altos Costume Bank, Bumble Café, Fast Frame, Fiesta Vallarta, Gallery 9 Los Altos, Gordon Biersch, Los Altos Hardware, Lulu’s, Maltby’s, Play Los Altos, Red Racer Hobby Shop, The Alley Burgerhouse, and The Makery.

 

Some of the participating merchants include:

  • Adventure Toys
  • Apricot Lane
  • Area 151
  • Assistance League of Los Altos Costume Bank
  • Atelier Gray
  • Barbara Small, Esq. and Chico Myers, Esq. and 166 Main Attorneys
  • Baskin Robbins Los Altos
  • BK Collections
  • Bumble Café
  • Gallery 9 Los Altos
  • Gourmet Works
  • JB&B Jewelers
  • Nature Gallery
  • On Your Mark
  • Peninsula Beauty Supply
  • Play Los Altos
  • Present
  • Red Racer
  • The Botanist
  • The Makery
  • Viewpoints Gallery
  • Village Stationers
  • Yum Yum Tree

 

First Fridays are organized by Los Altos Forward, a volunteer group dedicated to promoting vibrancy in our downtown.  First Fridays are one of the group’s initiatives and provide a fun, social, and community-building evening for residents of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and surrounding communities. For more information about First Fridays visit losaltosfirstfriday.org or email info@losaltosfirstfriday.org .

Los Altos Forward is a program of the Los Altos Community Foundation, www.losaltoscf.org .

 

 

Next First Friday is September 6th!

 

You’re invited to the First Friday festivities in Downtown Los Altos on September 6, 2013 from 6-8pm.  You can browse and shop at the open stores and galleries, many providing First Friday discounts and scrumptious refreshments and beverages. Listen to fun music along the streets.

Mark your calendar for this fun evening, beginning at 6 pm. And as always, over 20 downtown restaurants will be open and serving a wide selection of cuisines.  There is plenty of free parking.

First Fridays are sponsored by the following generous merchants and organizations:

  • Gold Sponsors:  BK Collections, Los Altos Community Chiropractic, Los Altos Community Foundation, Los Altos Town Crier, Los Altos Downtown Property owners, Nature Gallery, Passerelle Investment Company, and Wilbur Properties.
  • Silver Sponsors:  Area 151, Bumble Café, Fast Frame, Fiesta Vallarta, Gallery 9 Los Altos, Los Altos Hardware, Lulu’s, Play Los Altos, Red Racer Hobby Shop, The Alley Burgerhouse, and The Makery.

Some of the participating merchants include:

  • Adventure Toys
  • Apricot Lane
  • Baskin Robbins Los Altos
  • BK Collections
  • Bubble Kids
  • Costume Bank
  • Cranberry Scoop
  • Gallery 9 Los Altos
  • Gourmet Works
  • JB&B Jewelers
  • Linden Tree
  • Maria’s France-Italy-England
  • Nature Gallery
  • On Your Mark
  • Peet’s
  • Peninsula Beauty Supply
  • Present
  • Skateworks
  • Therapy
  • Village Stationers
  • Yum Yum Tree

First Fridays are organized by Los Altos Forward, a volunteer group dedicated to promoting vibrancy in our downtown.  First Fridays are one of the group’s initiatives and provide a fun, social, and community-building evening for residents of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and surrounding communities. For more information about First Fridays visit losaltosfirstfriday.org or email info@losaltosfirstfriday.org .

Los Altos Forward is a program of the Los Altos Community Foundation, www.losaltoscf.org .

Next First Friday June 7th!

Sunday Seven

You’re invited to the First Friday festivities in Downtown Los Altos on June 7th, 2013 from 6-8pm.  “Dads & Grads” is the theme of the evening.  The evening packs in a number of great activities for visitors of all ages.

  • Browse and shop at the open stores and galleries, many providing First Friday discounts and scrumptious refreshments and beverages.
  • While in the stores, search for hidden pictures and get a drawing entry.
  • Listen to creative musicians throughout downtown
  • Enter the drawing for many gift certificates donated by local stores and restaurants.

You can enter the First Friday drawing for merchant gift certificates either by purchasing merchandise during the First Friday (get one drawing entry per $25 spent that evening) or by participating in the game.  The First Friday headquarters is at 164 Main St.

Mark your calendar for this fun evening, beginning at 6pm. And as always, over 20 downtown restaurants will be open and serving a wide selection of cuisines.  All activities are indoors so rain will not dampen the evening.  There is plenty of free parking.

First Fridays are sponsored by the following generous merchants and organizations:

  • Gold Sponsors:  BK Collections, Los Altos Community Chiropractic, Los Altos Community Foundation, Los Altos Town Crier, Los Altos Downtown Property Owners Association, Nature Gallery, Passerelle Investment Company, and Wilbur Properties.
  • Silver Sponsors:  Area 151, Bumble Café, Fast Frame, Fiesta Vallarta, Gallery 9 Los Altos, Los Altos Hardware, Lulu’s, Play Los Altos, Red Racer Hobby Shop, The Alley Burgerhouse, and The Makery.

Some of the participating merchants include:

  • Adventure Toys
  • Apricot Lane
  • Baskin Robbins Los Altos
  • BK Collections
  • Bubble Kids
  • Costume Bank
  • Cranberry Scoop
  • Gallery 9 Los Altos
  • Gourmet Works
  • JB&B Jewelers
  • Linden Tree
  • Maria’s France-Italy-England
  • Nature Gallery
  • On Your Mark
  • Peet’s
  • Peninsula Beauty Supply
  • Present
  • Skateworks
  • Therapy
  • Village Stationers
  • Yum Yum Tree

 

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First Fridays are organized by Los Altos Forward, a volunteer group dedicated to promoting vibrancy in our downtown.  First Fridays are one of the group’s initiatives and provide a fun, social, and community-building evening for residents of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and surrounding communities.  For more information about First Fridays visit losaltosfirstfriday.org or email info@losaltosfirstfriday.org .

Los Altos Forward is a program of the Los Altos Community Foundation, www.losaltoscf.org .