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These city-wide events may take on many purposes, including art gallery openings and social networking. American cities have promoted such events to bring people to historic areas perceived as dangerous, using the "safety in numbers" mentality to combat urban decay. In some cities this monthly event may occur on the first Saturday of each month instead of Friday. The First Friday of every month is very busy.
"First Fridays" is also a nationally recognized networking event targeting African American professionals held on the first Friday of every month in various cities throughout North America. These events started in 1987 and provide urban professionals an opportunity to socially network, exchange and share ideas on professional, educational, political and social issues.
First Friday is a monthly arts, entertainment, and social "block party" held the first Friday of each month in the Downtown Area of Reading, PA.
Community enrichment through art.
To establish a positive, inclusive, and cultural event for the city of Reading. To better serve local artists and performers. To provide networking opportunities that may not other wise be available. To increase “traffic” in downtown Reading. To stimulated economic growth with the city.
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First Friday Reading would not be possible if not for the generous support of our sponsors. We are dedicated to supporting local arts and culture. Our sponsors play a critical role and these activities would not be possible without their support
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