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3rd Friday Press Release - 7/19/2019

Salisbury, MD: July 19, 2019 is the next 3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury. 3rd Friday will be held outdoors -weather permitting -with artists and crafters filling the streets and live music on the Plaza. This month coincides with the 50th Anniversary of the Lunar Landing so this month’s theme is Moon Walk!

3rd Friday will experiment with a new footprint again this month, as construction progresses. Artists and crafters will still gather on the Plaza – but the rest of the fun is moving down to Lot 15 and W. Market Street, in front of The Acorn Market and Angello’s Unique Gifts. There you will find special activities, the Bookmobile, a Moon bounce, food trucks and more.

This month also coincides with 3rd Friday’s 10th Anniversary, so stop by for a slice of our giant space-themed cake, and sign our anniversary card down in Lot 15! Contestants can compete in Moon Walk competition at 6:00 p.m. in Lot 15 – with the winner receiving a signed Erick Sahler 10-color silkscreen print commemorating the lunar landing! Salisbury Police Department will also be on site with huge giveaways in promotion on National Night Out - coming August 6th to Salisbury's City Park -with ten bikes to give away - plus frisbees, glowballs, bracelets and more.

For more space themed fun, check out a free screening of First Man, a movie about the life of Neil Armstrong starring Ryan Gosling in the Wicomico County Public Library’s Entrepreneurship Center on the lower level at 5:00 p.m, complete with free popcorn. The movie is free to the public, and is rated PG-13. In Downtown Salisbury Visitor Center you can “Meet-A-Meteorite” – a real life space rock after it crashed landed to Earth- and make a Moon and Stars Mobile craft for kids. Plus, Barefoot Baby Boutique is calling all kids dressed as your favorite astronaut, or with a space toy to come get free astronaut space ice cream while supplies last.

On the Plaza, there will be live music from the Josh Pryor Trio, also known as JP3. At 5:30, The City of Salisbury will present a proclamation to 3rd Friday founders, board members and volunteers in celebration of its 10-year anniversary. The Salisbury Jaycees will be on the Plaza pouring beer and wine and check out St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Courtyard for family-friendly prices on burgers and dogs fresh off the grill.

Salisbury Art Space will be host Oceans & Rivers in their Main Gallery, a special exhibition celebrating the beauty the importance of our natural and cultural heritage. The show will feature artwork from the Nanticoke River Alliance's 2018 "Water You Doing" Student Street Art Competition and the foyer gallery will showcase the Attic Artists group.

Salisbury University Art Galleries | Downtown Campus will again show Carl Goldhagen: The Long View- Selected Works 1970s to the Present, but with an additional special reading from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. where local writers and poets have been invited to share response poems or flash fiction inspired by Mr. Goldhagen’s work. The event is a collaboration between Salisbury University Art Gallery and the Eastern Shore Writers Association, with the final prize being awarded by Salisbury’s Poet Laureate Nancy Mitchell.

The downtown bars and restaurants are ready with live music for 3rd Friday. Brew River is hosting a Friday Night Dock Party with the Ryan Forrester Band from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and the Uprizing Band inside at 9 p.m. Roadie Joe’s Bar and Grill will have live music on the patio with KT Tuminello from 6 – 9 p.m. and late-night rock band The Joshes from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Market Street Inn will have late night jams with DJ E-State, and Mojo’s will have DJ Vybe.

3rdFriday is a downtown economic development initiative and a project of the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District and The City of Salisbury. For More Information:

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