On the first Friday of every month, the town of Wayne offers art, entertainment, great sales and later store hours. The November First Friday celebration was held on Nov. 7, and many of the shops and restaurants in Wayne stayed open until 8:30 or 9 p.m.
Johnnie’s Dog House, on Louella Court right off Lancaster Avenue, celebrated First Friday by offering $1 hot dogs. Their delicious 100 percent beef hot dogs are served on a warm toasted bun which you can top with all the ketchup, mustard, onions and relish you want.
There was live music and art throughout Wayne. The Gryphon had live jazz and an art collection on display. The Wayne train station hosted a live bluegrass band. Photographs of a national park in Maine by Susan Getze were on display at The Great Frame Up on Lancaster Ave.
A variety of shops in Wayne offered First Friday discounts. At Hand Made in Brazil, clothing and jewelry were discounted at 20 percent. At the Paisley Shop, all purchases were 20 percent off. A copy of Narnia: Prince Caspian, to be released in December, could be reserved at 10 percent off at The Mustard Seed.
Free samples and refreshments were offered at several places in Wayne. Along with complimentary makeovers, AME Salon and Spa had refreshments. Beethoven Wraps held a chocolate tasting for those with a sweet tooth. Bravo Pizza and Church of the Savior came together to offer crafts for kids and free hot chocolate. Saxby’s had free samples of warm caramel apple cider. Out There Outfitters and St. Mary’s Episcopal Church offered toasted s’mores.
The Anthony Wayne Theater stayed open late to show the classic movie Jaws at 11 p.m. Other shops participating in First Friday included Anthropologie, Color Me Mine, Cream and Sugar Café and Wayne Art Supplies.
The next First Friday in Wayne will be held on December 5 and will feature a Christmas tree lighting ceremony.