First Friday Scranton has released the list of venues that will participate in a “soft opening” of the monthly event in October.

After months on hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic, First Friday will return Oct. 2, organizers announced earlier this week.

Here’s who’ll be participating:

  • 200 Adams Ave.: Marywood University Art Exhibition featuring various artists. 
  • Adezzo, 515 Center St.: Photography by Ali Pica with music by Brian Neis
  • AFA Gallery, 101 Penn Ave.: “Fortitude,” featuring art by Brandi Merolla, H.W.Yorkonis, Monica Noelle and Christina Galbiati
  • Analog Culture, 349 N. Washington Ave.: “A Return to Analog Culture,” featuring various toy designers, with live music by Allispin
  • Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden St.: “Spooky!” featuring art by Jay Salerno, Elijah Birtel, Woody Wodock, Eric Brocious and Bob Shock
  • Northern Light Espresso Bar & Café, 536 Spruce St.: Art by Sam Kuchwara
  • St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave.: Annual blessing of the animals in the Warren Memorial Garden, 6:15 p.m.

Additionally, Scranton Fringe Festival will host a Silent Disco Walking Party from 9 to 10:30 p.m. The mobile, socially distant, silent disco departs from AFA Gallery, and participants must wear masks. Tickets cost $15, and a limited number are available. For tickets, visit

For details, visit First Friday Scranton’s Facebook page.