News Feature

Originally published in Island Ad-Vantages, September 5, 2019
Greater Stonington First Friday to feature food, music

Stonington’s September 6th First Friday will once again feature food, music, gourmet lemonade, a book signing, a book giveaway and late hours for Main Street’s retail shops, according to a news release.

Take in the final views of summer at Inn on the Harbor, which will host Isle of Jazz. Acadia House Provisions is offering a local pork taco bar with garnishes and fixings. You can build your own and enjoy it on the deck. The Stonington Lobster Company will also be open for al fresco dining.

For dessert, stop by the Stonington Public Library, where Sam Robbins will sell sweets and gourmet lemonade. The library is also giving away free books (though donations would be appreciated).

At Dry Dock, join author Charlotte Crowder and illustrator Jill Finsen as they celebrate A Fine Orange Bucket, their new children’s book about lobster fishing.

And for movie fans, the Opera House is offering free popcorn for anyone who mentions First Friday at the 7 p.m. feature, Maiden, a documentary about Tracy Edwards, who became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989.

First Friday will take place from 4:30 to 7 PM.

Among the shops and galleries that will be open until 7 PM are Art By Evelyn Kok, Dry Dock, Island Approaches and Unexpected Treasures.

The Deer Isle-Stonington Chamber of Commerce sponsors the event from June through September.