HCAD First Friday

(Original Photography Credit: Alex Morgan Imaging)

You’ve hopefully been seeing it everywhere by now (E is for Everyone) and will continue to see it throughout our city. Tonight is no different and we are so excited to be a part of the Haynie’s Corner First Friday. There will be banners displayed in Haynie’s Corner and it is encouraged for you to take your photo to get featured on the E is for Everyone social media pages as well as to help spread awareness. This is our community, it’s our brand, and we have to hold ourselves accountable for positive and progressive change in our neighborhoods–and hey, let’s have some fun while we are at it!

Our Lead Event Coordinator, Leslie, remembers when First Friday’s started in Haynie’s Corner. The very first one was a cold March Friday and there was a soft opening of the Haynie’s Corner Pub. Sauced had opened shortly before and there was talk of the Dapper Pig opening. This was a creation of awareness- a start to so many beautiful and wonderful things about to happen in our little neighborhood. If you attend First Friday now, or Haynie’s Corner anytime, you’ll find so many local businesses providing delicious food, handcrafted beverages, art created by our very own local artists, neighbors, old friends, new friends, colleagues, and treasured experiences.

Speaking of experiences, since we love to curate a good experience through planning, we’ve listed a suggested itinerary for your First Friday adventures. Fortunately, it’s seemingly impossible to hit all of the spots in just one evening, so you’ll have to come back for the next First Friday, too.

Itinerary:

  1. Begin your evening with an hors d’oeurve or salad at Sauced (patio featured in the photo). Obviously pair with a glass of wine if you’re into that sort of thing.
  2. Next, walk through the fountain area to listen to the music and take it all in.
  3. Find the E is for Everyone Banner – TAKE SELFIE – TAG @EISFOREVERYONEEVV (all caps = excitement)
  4. Head down to Sixth Street Soapery to smell all the soap and handmade products by the wonderful Mary Allen. CHECK OUT THE ART! Beth Ann Hayden has her beautiful artwork displayed this Friday and you do not want to miss out!
  5. After you leave Sixth Street Soapery, walk to Goosetown Park for the BBQ cook off. Try some BBQ. Meet some people.
  6. Get an evening caffeine burst from the White Swan Coffee Lab.
  7. Have a night cap at Mo’s House and check out some of Rachel Mathew Photography’s art.

We left out cardinal directions with our itinerary so as not to micromanage your evening – part of the fun is wandering and figuring it all out. Also, this is probably way too much to do in just two hours so whatever you don’t get to do this month, add to your list for next month. We’d love to hear what your itinerary looks like – feel free to comment below what you found in your Haynie’s Corner First Friday night out 🙂

Welcome to our neighborhood – we hope you love it as much as we do.